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Charming Country-House, garden, natural pool, horses. Time to rest near Toscana

Bedrooms 2
Space 21 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

"Cristallo" for 2 (5), "La Stalla" for 2 (4) - Peaceful location, enjoy privacy

"CRISTALLO", the Guesthouse for 2 (5) persons on about 65 m2, bedroom, gallery with double bed, living room with fireplace and big bed sofa, TV, internet / free WiFi, fully equipped modern kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with bath and separate shower box, WC and bidet. Two garden seats, mesh to keep your do under control, direct access to the natural pool and to the gazebo.

"LA STALLA", the charming apartment for 2 (4) persons on about 50 m2, bedroom, gallery with two beds, entré with living area, TV, Internet / free WiFi, fully equipped kitchenette with dining area. Bathroom with WC / shower and bidet. Private fenced garden with terrasse, above the yard access to the natural pool and to the gazebo.¨

The calendar shows "occupied" when both apartments are booked. If it shows available, means that at least one of the apartments is disposable.

“Ermitage Macchiabella”, on around 4 h Land (garden, fields and wood), has a unique position in the Umbrian countryside and a spectacular view overlooking the Tiber valley. The pretty Country house has a natural pool and is situated on a little hill with a quiet and peaceful surrounding. It was renovated according to the typical Umbrian style but with great respect of today’s ecological principles. Fratta Todina is located between Todi and Marsciano, only a 30 minutes drive from Perugia. Within an hour there are several interesting places of culture and leisure to be visited, Rome and Florence can be easily reached within 1 ½ hour. On Ermitage Macchiabella there are horses with an open stable, a round pen and a working field. We offer the possibility to have a first approach and lesson for beginners. Further training and excursions in the beautiful countryside can be organized by a stable located nearby. You can also buy our delicate and genuine extra virgin olive oil from our own organic production. On request, a nice meal can be ordered in our Bistro. More from our website.

Children under the age of 12 are allowed in the natural pool with adult supervision only.

More Details

Property Manager
Claudio Pisoni
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Claudio Pisoni

We are Italian and German-speaking Swiss, who have settled down here. Obviously we apply our typical Swiss way also in the care of our place.

On our property we have a beautiful countryhouse with two holiday apartments. Also part of our team are Lea and Lupo, our two dogs and four horses: Dayan, Karim, Kouskann and Rudy.

Daniela has build the house according to ecological building criterias, giving special attention to furnishing. Our objective is to care the garden and the olive grove organically. With great dedication we produce a valuable and much appreciated organic extra virgin olive oil.

Claudio likes the genuine Umbrian cuisine, the excellent, though little-known wines and cultural sites. He is acquainted with some wine producers and knows several excellent restaurants.

Claudio Pisoni purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Claudio Pisoni chose Fratta Todina

Special interest holidays:

We have elaborated some special offers for your holiday season, which we name "BED&BETTER".

Weekly stay in one of our apartments with garden space and natural pool combined with activities.

On our Homepage, ermitage-macchiabella com, under more proposals you will see for example about the horses, our dog sitting, massage at our place (also open air) and several other offers.

BED & BEAUTY: treatments directly on Ermitage Macchiabella;

BED & RIDE: horseback riding and/or individual lessons at our place and at the Montione stable;

BED & WINE: wine tasting directly on the producers' site;

BED & FUN: the combination of the three above mentioned proposals (BEAUTY, RIDE e WINE);

BED & HELP: stay for free and help us at Ermitage Macchiabella.

For more details check our homepage www ermitage-macchiabella com


The village of Fratta Todina is 5 minutes away, Marsciano 10, Todi 15, Perugia 30, Assisi and Orvieto 45, Rome and Florence 1 1/2 hour.

Within 45 minutes there are several other places of interest to be visited, among which the old Roman town of Carsulae, the "Cascate di Marmore" (Marmore falls), Trasimeno Lake, the Monster park in Bomarzo, the theater of Concordia in Montecastello di Vibio (“the smallest theatre in the World" - 99 seats) and many others.

See our website www ermitage-macchiabella com

Further Details:

In the towns of Marsciano and Todi you find the necessary shopping possibilities - supermarkets, but also retail shops. Several restaurants, banks/cash dispensers, petrol stations, pharmacy, etc. can be reached within 10 to 15 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

By John and Erzsi Kibble, England - July 2014

British holiday makers have visited Italy for many years usually to the rather better known Tuscany region. Umbria is a smaller region south of Tuscany, but a region of untouched landscapes and green winding valleys. There are mountains, hills and plains along the Tiber valley and Umbria is the only region without coastline. However Lake Trasimeno, central Italiy's largest lake, is in Umbria which has also many rivers for canoeing and kayaking.

The capital of the region is Perugia and from here it is not far to drive to Fratta Todina, where we find Ermitage Macchiabella, the beautiful farm of Daniela Colonnelli and Claudio Pisoni. There are two elegant apartments available to visitors. The real charm of Umbria is its art, its nature and its peace and calm. The historical towns of Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto and Assisi are easily accessible, and Assisi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tranquillity of Ermitage Macchiabella is splendid, and Claudio and Daniela are superb hosts. They gave us a truly memorable dinner on the terrace of their home with panoramic views overlooking the distant Tiber Valley. Together we visited a local wine producer which was a real treat and the four of us enjoyed dinner at a wonderful local restaurant, L'Antico Forziere. In the hottest part of the day, one can cool off in the natural pool next to the apartments and for the more ambitious, Claudio and Daniela will saddle up their horses to ride through the beautiful countryside adjoining their farm. The farm boasts many olive trees and the fruit is harvested annually to make a really top quality olive oil.

The region is also famous for wine production and wine lovers will not be disappointed. The local food will satisfy all tastes especially local delicacies of ham, salami and sausages and there are many wonderful local cheeses to sample.

Ermitage Macchiabella is definitely a place to visit and a superb base from which one can explore a region of Italy remarkable for its beauty and tranquillity.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fratta Todina in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 21 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • "Cristallo" has a bathroom with a bath, bidet and a separate shower. "La Stalla" has a bathroom with bidet and shower. Both are fully equipped with towels and hair-dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Cot on demand
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (+3) & 2 (+2) person, one Bedroom in each apartment Notes on bedrooms: "Cristallo" has a cosy bedroom on over 15 m2, with direct access to the bathroom; the bed-sofa in the living room offers space for two and on the open attic there is a junior double-bed. "La Stalla" has a nice bedroom and a loft with two tatami-style sleeps.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Ermitage Macchiabella is a country house with two apartments for rent and a pretty garden, with a natural pool with a spectacular view on the Tiber Valley. The aquatic plants and the purling of two small waterfalls impart a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere. On about four hectares of land there are other guests: foxes, porcupines, hares, ravens and birds of all kinds. Lupo, our farm dog, provides security. The open stable, the paddocks, the round-pen and the working field for our horses are an integral part of Ermitage Macchiabella. The horses are our friends. They are able to look into our hearts. With pleasure we shall introduce our friends to our guests. In addition to the beautiful site with horses you can explore the beautiful countryside. The name Macchiabella translated means "beautiful spot" – true indeed, it’s a beautiful spot! Outside: The natural pool functions without chemical additives. It offers great refreshment during the hot days in summer. This natural pool is a very special pool with clear water and many water plants. His position in the garden has a spectacular view over the Tiber valley. It works with no chemistry - means that the algae have the role to keep the water clear. The natural pool is divided into two parts: the filtration basin, for the regeneration of the water, which is filtered by the plants, as well as by the sand and gravel. In this part access is not allowed. The larger basin is for taking a bath, therefore at disposal for swimming. Children under the age of 12 are allowed in the natural pool with adult supervision only. We have four horses with whom we work regularly. Each of them has its own character and, in the team, its own role. We will be glad to introduce our horses. You can book your first peaceful and secure lesson. Excursions in the beautiful countryside can be organized. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. Other: "La Stalla" has an entrance with living area, a kitchen with dining area, a bedroom, a loft with two beds, bathroom with bidet and shower, Internet (WiFi), TV and private outdoor space. There is a terrace; the garden is fenced.


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Charming Country-House, garden, natural pool, horses. Time to rest near Toscana
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Stunning views, peaceful and lots of fresh air

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the property and we plan to return. Stunning spot on a hill top with wonderful views from all aspects, very peaceful, fresh air and lots of farm animals to keep our young son entertained. We always leave feeling very relaxed. Comfortable apartment. The hosts are wonderful people, they go out of their way to help you, and it is clear that they want you to have an enjoyable stay. Daniella and Cladio were always available to have a chat about where to go, what it is like to live in Umbria and so on whilst also giving us the utmost privacy. If you wish to venture out, the property is a short drive to many little towns and shops. We cannot wait to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sangeeta. Many thanks for your fine review which encourages us to continue on this path and maintain high the quality of our place so that our guests can spend their stay pleasantly. We were happy to have you here again. As you say, our Ermitage Macchiabella is indeed placed on a beautiful spot in the tranquillity of the countryside, though not far away from shopping possibilities, but also from the many interesting places to be visited. We already now look forward to welcoming you again at our place.
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Perfect relaxation in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My dear friends Claudio & Daniela, thank you for the excellent atmosphere and the hospitality. You've done a marvelous piece of genuine Italian country-house and you really know how to spoil people, Keep up the good work.

Nick Barbara Stella & Zoe

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real great stay

  • 5 of 5

Dear Daniela and Claudio

We’d like to thank you very much for your warm welcome.

We enjoyed this holiday very much: the garden, the birds, Lupo and Minu, the pool, the horses the nice view,….., we’ve seen great things in the region! And especially: we relaxed!

We already want to come back here again!

Thank you!

Annick and Bruno

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annick and Bruno Many thanks for your fine words. We indeed noticed that you enjoyed your stay at our Ermitage Macchiabella and visiting some nice places which Umbria can offer. You also took time to relax, our place makes it possible. We are very happy that you wish to come back and already now look forward to welcoming you here with us. Daniela and Claudio
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Happy stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are in for a quiet and relaxed stay in Umbria I advice you sincerely to concider this place. I stayed in La Stalla, a comfortable appartement for 2. Magnificent surrounding, lovely natural pool to cool down or just to relax with a book. After 5 minutes I immediately felt "at home". Here I was not a traveller, no I was on holiday. Great thanks to Daniela & Claudio who made our stay unforgettable with all their suggestions and answers to our questions. Great place to start your visit to many nice towns: Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Deruta, ... Here in Macchiabella sweet dreams are made real!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay and holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday courtesy of Daniela and Claudio at their beautiful, secluded hillside, overlooking beautiful valleys and hills and surrounded by horse paddocks and the friendliest pets.

Their back to nature approach to land management, including a wonderful, natural swimming pool sums up the experience you will have here. It's is immersive and enriching. Our two children 9 &11 years had a great time running freely and enjoying the pool and animals.

Accommodation is simple but just what we needed, with a terrace and self catering amenities.

Whilst the location is off the beaten track you are always close to facilities and the hugely rich cultural heritage of Umbria.

Daniela and Claudio also made us so welcome that we felt at home and able to fully enjoy the estate. We couldn't have asked for more or had a more enjoyable holiday.

We will be back and give this holiday top marks.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vincent. Many thanks for your fine words. We are quite happy that you had an pleasant stay with us and we enjoyed to make the acquaintance with your nice family. Indeed, Umbria can offer more than one could expect and our location is a platform from which many places of interest can be reached. We shall endeavor to continue on our path in proposing our Ermitage Macchiabella as a place where to restore thanks to the tranquility of the surroundings and also the facilities like our natural pool, the garden, as well as the woodland. And not to forget, the possibility to make a first encounter with our horses. We look forward to welcoming you soon again here.
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wonderful property in a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful place in a perfect environment!

Same as before, we very much enjoyed our vacation!

The beautiful property and the nice surroundings are a perfect place to take a rest and enjoy the nice things of life! A natural swimming pool just in front of the appartment door helps you to cool down in hot days! a relaxing place with lots of possibilities to visit interesting places very close by.

Very nice equipped appartments and very clean! charming householders and perfect customer service!

Find your peace in perfect place! very recommendable!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear K. and A. Many thanks for your kind comments. After your visit of 2015, we are glad that you were again happy to stay at our place. As you say, here in Umbria there is a lot to be seen and various places to be visited. There is something everybody - for those interested in culture, in sightseing, leisure, sports or with an interest to umbrian wines. But also just for relax in the paceful atmosphere of our place and a relaxing massage near our natural pool. Not least, a nice meal in our Bistro. We hope to see you again at Ermitage Macchiabella. With kind regards. Claudio and Daniela
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fratta Todina
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Fratta Todina

How to reach us

On our Homepage www ermitage-macchiabella com, under "Way to us, Flights, Taxi service and Car rental" we give you useful information on how to reach us by car, but also by plane to Perugia, Ancona, Rome and Florence. We also propose you our taxi service and our car rental.

Ask us.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Fratta Todina, Umbria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
2 Mar 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £43.7
Pet Fee £4.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.09

We grant a 10% price reduction on the total package (i.e. apartment and other proposals) for reservations three months prior to arrival.

Prices shown are for apartment "Cristallo". For shorter periods on demand.
Apartment "La Stalla" can be rented for minimum 3 nights during the mid season; ask for quotes.
The calendar shows "occupied" when both apartments are booked. If available is shown, means that at least one of the apartments is disposable.

EUR 30.00 per night for any further person. Cildren from 8 to 14 years on demand - if agreed 50 % discount.
We accept dogs in both apartments, EUR 5.00 per night. Please ask us.

EUR 50 for cleaning at departure is included in the quote. On demand, additional cleaning and changeover EUR 50.

We do not charge VAT (will therefore not appear on the invoice and in the payment instructions).

Optionals on request:
- Standard fill-up of the fridge: we are happy to submit you our proposal.
- Meals in our "Bistro" (on request): fix-menus or à la carte; breakfast on request.
- Encounter with horses: EUR 20 per lesson.
- Reiki (Chakra revitalization): EUR 35 per session.
- Massage at our place: EUR 45 per session, also open-air (by a professional therapist).
- Laundry: EUR 15 per course, EUR 5 per piece of ironing; laundry on your own EUR 5 per course.
- Scooter: EUR 0,50/km, to be rent with us, with driving license.
- Our taxi service from/to airport/railway station, please ask us.
- Car hire: we have 2 cars to be hired, please ask us.
- Car service to your place of excursion, please ask us.

We are happy to make reservations for the following activities:
- Sauna / Hamam: at the Centro Benessere in the Village of Fratta Todina;
- Wine tasting: directly with the wine producers; if requested, we are glad to accompany you;
- Excursions on horseback: at the nearby stables “Montione” (ca. 2 km.);
- Ride on a Tuk Tuk with a converted Piaggio.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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