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House With Dining Terrace In The Castle Walls

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House in Medieval Castle, Spina, Perugia Area, Umbria, Italy - Historic Location Close To Shops And Services Near Perugia, Assisi And Lake Trasimeno

A newly-restored two-bedroom house in the castle walls of the medieval village of Spina, with extraordinary landscape views – you can see the historic towns of Assissi and Perugia. Bring back fresh, local ingredients acquired at one of the many outdoor markets in the vicinity to fashion a delicious Umbrian meal in the well stocked chef's kitchen. Dine in your spacious antique furnished dining room with roaring wood fireplace or enjoy a beautiful evening on your outdoor terrace. Architect-designed and restored three storey sprawling home – you'll fall in love with the incredible 2 foot thick castle walls (keeps you nice and cool in summer!) and traditional windows with wooden shutters to throw open and drink in the Azure blue sky & vistas. Space galore! Spacious principal rooms & bedroom suites. The chef's kitchen & luxurious huge bathrooms will amaze you having been finished to an exceptionally high standard. Location enjoy being close to friendly neighbourhood shop.

Bruce Felstead
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2016

About Bruce Felstead

Bruce & Christine Felstead bought the house in 2009 and undertook a large renovation to create a home we adore. Having a home in Italy was the fulfillment of a dream and we are delighted to share it with those that share our love and passion for all that is Italian. The restoration involved working with local architects to create a home with rustic charm and many of today's modern comforts - a perfect home away from home.

Bruce Felstead purchased this house in 2009

Why Bruce Felstead chose Perugia area

After searching a few areas in Italy, we settled on Umbria because of its spectacular beauty and the numerous festivities and cultural events of nearby towns. One is never far from the many points of interest in Umbria, or heading off for a day’s adventure to either Rome, Florence or to the nearby Sibillini Mountains. Upon entering the house in Spina it was love at first sight – even though it required some imagination to envision what the house could become. Spina has a charm of its own with its authentic 12th century castle. You may stumble across the little cobbler's shop and see him tapping away at a pair of shoes, just as he has done for many years. We know you will be as captivated by Spina as we were.

What makes this house unique

Since enjoying local food is a favourite pastime in Italy, this location is rich with options. Several amazing restaurants are within a short drive. If you decide to eat at home, the nearby Marsciano farmers' market provides local produce and cheeses every Monday. The village of Spina provides the convenience of a grocery store and a butcher shop that offers some of the best and freshest old-world style meat choices we have ever tasted (try the homemade sausage!). And of course, you will need wine to accompany the meal - the grocery store has a selection of wines and proseco. In addition, Cantina La Spina is a short walk from the house where one can sample and purchase local wine. Right next door is a flower and gift shop owned by the most hospitable and friendliest residents of Spina.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Spina in Umbria

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Luxurious spacious en-suite bathrooms for both bedrooms include marble finish; large glass walk in shower; hand basin; WC; bidet, hair dryer. Third bathroom on first floor level includes WC and hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with oversized double bed & full en-suite. Guest bedroom with oversized double bed & en-suite. Den with daybed (sleeps 1)
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: External steps lead up to the ground floor, which sits on the castle wall. Here there is a large terrace overlooking the park. Entering the house there is a spacious entry hall with coat rack with kitchen on the right, bathroom straight ahead opposite entry, and a large dining room with open fireplace on the left. There is a door from the dining room to a laneway in the interior of the castle. Stairs lead up from the dining room to the first floor. Here there is a large lounge with sofas, chairs, open fireplace adjacent to a yoga room, suitable for other exercise or meditation. Also included on this floor is a study with a door that opens to the interior of the castle. This floor also includes the laundry room. On the top floor there are two large double bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom; the master suite includes a separate sitting room. Outside: Private large dining terrace with views of local countryside to the north and southeast. Includes table and 6 chairs and awning to provide shade. Plenty of parking adjacent to the house. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes drying rack, wash sink, ironing board, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning included. Change of sheets and towels after first week. Other: On the second floor, there is a study with daybed for use as a quiet reading/napping area, etc.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Perfect location in a working village

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Nelle Mura Del Castello was precisely as expected according to the owner's website.

The house is spacious and convenient offering more than travellers usually require. It is beautifully maintained. We had a very comfortable 19 days making good use of all that was available. It is a little breath taking to live in the walls of an 11th century castle!

The village of Spina is perfectly located as a starting point to discover the beauties of Umbria, and there is much to enjoy. Day trips are easy to the many wonders including hilltop villages, historic towns, museums, galleries, music festivals and the islands of Lake Tresimeno.

As this is a working village, rather than a tourist destination, we felt part of the "real" Italy. The local supermarket provides all the necessities and there are many local markets within easy access.

We had a wonderfully relaxed holiday and would highly recommend it for those, like us, wishing to absorb the Umbrian landscape, wine and food.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant Location

  • 5 of 5

Spina is a lovely little, medieval hill top town in Umbria. Walk to grocery store and a restaurant with the best pizza we've ever had. The apartment is nicely converted and well maintained with all modern conveniences. Everything was as advertised. Last evening, sitting on the terrace, overlooking the park while listening to the Spina Philharmonic................. outstanding!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Felt like truly living as a local!

  • 5 of 5

We were happily surprised at what an easy access it was to Roma - which is where we flew in and out of.

The town of Spina is tiny and you totally feel like you are in authentic Italy, not a touristy stop. So when you're there, you are really living the lifestyle. There is a great little grocery store, butcher, florist, a little bar, pizza joint and that's all you really need.

The countryside is picture perfect postcard - with farmland, fields of poppies, and rolling hills.

Location is a great central home base for touring the Umbria region. We did numerous day trips to places like Perugia, which is a really big town. And Assisi (that was a fabulous one - huge number of tourists though so nice to go back to a quiet little village). We even did a day trip to Tuscany for a hot air balloon ride! The big lake Tresimino in Umbria is a nice day trip too.

There are easy trips for dinner in neighbouring villages - or incredible Pizza at Rendezvous actually in Spina. There is a park across the street to have a nice picnic too!

The actual house in the castle is awesome. The owners are from Canada and completely gutted and renovated the kitchen and bathrooms beautifully -and with North American expectations - high end finishes, and each bedroom with own spacious ensuite. It is a marvelous mix of old school too - like the 2 foot thick walls with shutters on the windows and gorgeous views. The walls make for natural cool air conditioning in the hot months, and I can imagine great insulation for the cooler weather. The main floor is open concept with a true chef's fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, gas range, dishwasher etc. It overlooks the dining area -great for big meals. Walk out to the front terrace for coffee/breakfast, cocktail hour, or quiet reading.

The 2nd floor big living area is comfortably and stylishly decorated with another fireplace, plus there is a studio bedroom and the wood floored yoga room - very zen with view.

One of our favourite memories is exploring inside the castle passages in the evening, it is romantically lit, with cobblestone paths that take you back in time.

We highly recommend it! Enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Changeover day is flexible. We expect you to leave by 10am and arrival time is after 4pm, unless by special arrangement.

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