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Casale Monticchio, a 17th century farmhouse in the Umbrian hills - Apartment 1 -



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
2 bedrooms apartment to sleep 4 to 5 in Sant'Apollinare, Perugia, Umbria

“It is difficult to explain what makes Monticchio different from the many other apartments that are available to rent in Umbria. What we are trying to create is a place where you feel relaxed and at home”.

This 17th century farm is being carefully restored, including the landscaping of its spacious grounds, in order to provide a unique holiday destination. There are two apartments to rent in one of the buildings; both are large units with private terraces. There is also a 20m x 5m pool shared between our guest and friends.

Details for holiday farmhouse Apartment 1 -, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

The first apartment that we are presenting here is 135 square meter with a private terrace and can sleep 4/5 people. It is comfortably furnished and has a selection of books, games and a CD player with MP3 socket. There are two main bedrooms, the first one with an en-suite shower room and a second bedroom on the mezzanine

level beside the second bathroom. There is a dressing room that can be used as a third bedroom if necessary.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I originally trained as a furniture designer/maker and then studied art/architecture. Hugues is the linguist whose interests include cooking and history.

We should state that Monticchio is our permanent home and feel extremely lucky to live in such a wounderful place and enjoy sharing it with our guests.

Having bought the property and become involved in the local community we realise the responsibility we have taken on in restoring Monticchio. It will take many years to complete all the works but the friends we have made on this journey so far, prove that it is a worthwhile road to follow.

Also at Monticchio is: 3 cats Jasper, Sybille and Dora, plus Timo and Picco the two donkeys.


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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Spectacular Umbrian Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at Hugues and Andrew's property. It was an incredible experience from start to finish. We loved their welcome dinner our first night where we met two of their friends who were delightful. Dinner was delicious. We had the larger of the two units. Very spacious with lots of interesting art and incredible doors which flood the space with light. Comfortable beds.

They have 3 cats who became our friends as well and stopped by twice a day for food and a couple would spend the day with us. Their 2 donkeys by the pool were charming too. We got carrots for them.

It was a little cool but we often took wine down by the pool in the late afternoon.

Hugues was a great help on a couple of occasions. They are great guys and we loved getting acquainted with them.

The pot-holed road leading up isn't fun but, once you get there, it seems worth it. A lovely experience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and three children, ages 12, 10 and 7 spent the first week of November at this impeccably restored apartment, which really feels like a private house. Such attention to detail is shown throughout the entire property, both inside and out, absolutely beautiful. We were happy to find the pool still open even in November. Though the water was chilly at this time of year, the view and the gorgeous setting were perfect for lounging, reading and enjoying lunch outside in the sunshine. We ventured off to Assisi, Perugia and Spello for day trips, all easily reachable by car. Lovely wine tasting opportunities within minutes of the property. Hugues and Andrew are so genuinely kind and helpful. We really felt like we were staying with friends and so hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet rural location with easy access to local village/towns. A wonderful base to make day trips and return to an amazing home away from home. Well appointed kitchen. All amenities including laundry. Spacious baths, living room, patio area and lovely pool area. Immaculate. Beautifully decorated. Owners absolutely the best, very helpful, engaging and dedicated to providing the best possible experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein kleines Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung liegt sehr idyllisch im Tal des Flusses Nestore und ist dadurch etwas schwieriger zu finden. Unser Navi kannte die Adresse nicht und so mussten wir beim ersten Mal etwas suchen. Dafür wurden wir bei unserer Ankunft gleich herzlich von den beiden Gastgebern Hugues und Andrew empfangen. Wir fanden die Wohnung sauber und gepflegt vor, sie ist bestens ausgestattet, es fehlte an nichts, selbst einen großen Korb mit Feuerholz für den Kamin gab es. Hugues und Andrew haben die Wohnung sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sie ist mindestens genauso schön wie auf den Bildern. Das Anwesen selbst und die direkte Umgebung bieten viele Möglichkeiten zum Abschalten, Wandern, Radfahren, Reiten, Schwimmen (der große Pool hat eine sagenhafte Aussicht, leider war es Anfang April noch etwas zu kalt zum Schwimmen). Dank der immer freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Gastgeber hat es nie an etwas gefehlt und wir haben die Zeit im Casale Monticchio sehr genossen. Auch unsere kleine Tochter fühlte sich auf dem Anwesen pudelwohl, besonders die beiden Esel und die drei Katzen hatten es ihr angetan.

Da wir das erste Mal in Umbrien waren, wollten wir aber auch unbedingt wenigstens einige der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten ansehen, die in weniger als einer Autostunde Entfernung zu finden sind: Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Gubbio, Orvieto um nur die wichtigsten zu nennen. Und so war unser Aufenthalt viel zu schnell zu Ende. Wir werden noch lange an die wunderschöne Zeit in Monticchio zurückdenken.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old farmhouse with new charme

  • 5 of 5

This old farmhause has two completely renovated appartments that are tastefully equipped with all you need. The area is very quiet and allows recreation in a harmonic landscape. The business belongs to Hugues and Andrew, who give a very warm and friendly welcome to their guests. It ist like having holiday with friends. You can reach a lot of interesting places in the surrounding area. But you can also do a short walk rund the house. It is great to sit on the terrass with a wonderful view to the valley. Surely one of the best places we ever had.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous apartment and hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We just had a fabulous 5 night stay in this gem of an apartment in Umbria. We rented the smaller of the 2 apartments on the site and it was our favorite of all of the places we stayed in during our 17 day trip to Italy. The apartment design is huge, open and dramatic in the coolest possible sense and there are multiple paintings/sculptures that I would have taken home to put in our house in a second! I like to cook and did so on several of the nights because the kitchen had been so thoughtfully appointed with everything I could have needed. When was the last time you stayed in a place with a salad spinner? Rolling pin? Espresso maker (with coffee left for us ...as well as a nice bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge)? Hugues and Andrew are hosts that truly care about providing a place that they would like to rent themselves and they have succeeded. The surrounding grounds, the pool, the area where they are located...all are just so lovely and the place is perfect for day trips to nearby towns in Tuscany and Umbria. We still miss Fanny, their very well-behaved and friendly boxer. Rent this place (except for when we want it next...)! You won't be sorry!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mercatello at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Perugia at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Perugia at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Marsciano at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Spina at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Trasimene at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Casale Monticchio is located in the middle of a valley surrounded by woods, fields and hills. We are on a Nature walk that follows the river Nestore and the woods around us. Sant’Apollinare, the hamlet got a 13 century Castle and a Monastery. Spina the nearby village is 3 km away where you will find a mini supermarket, a butcher, a bar, a bank and a pharmacist.

The farmhouse is a perfect gateway for Umbria and southern Tuscany as we are less than an hour away from some of Italy’s major sites such as Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Trasimeno Lake, Todi and Gubbio.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
5 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the price:
- use of the apartment from Saturday to Saturday
- All bed linen and towels (except pool towels)
- Gas, water, electricity and logs.

Extra costs:
- If required, participation toward the gas for the under floor heating (20€ per day)
- Extra beds (€80 per week)

Saturday changeover:
- Arrival after 5.00pm
- Departure before 10.00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 135 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed


  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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