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This is a pretty house, with pleasant garden and superb swimming pool. It is surrounded by a sheep farm, which provides much amusement and the tinkling of the sheep bells which is not loud and which we found charming. Inside, the kitchen and siting room are large and comfortable. The kitchen equipment is first rate, as the owners are clearly serious cooks, and far above the common miserable standard of so many rentals in Europe. The bedrooms being downstairs keep cool, even in July. Five stars are only missed because the lighting in the sitting room hardly permits reading and there was a drain fault in one bathroom which caused minor flooding of the floor by the bathwater (but this could be controlled with care). We had a lovely peaceful holiday there.
We had a fabulous holiday in this gorgeous cottage, which is set in idyllic countryside at the top of a very windy hill. The views are stunning and we enjoyed the peace and quiet, the only noise coming from the very vocal crickets. The outside covered seating area was especially wonderful with a lovely view over the peaceful garden. The cottage had everything we needed and we loved our stay. Our 5-year-old daughter particularly enjoyed the bunk bed in her bedroom.
We met a few of the residents from the other privately owned apartments and they were very friendly. The pool was delightful and we loved the fact it was a short distance away from the apartments, we had it to ourselves on some occasions. Umbria is a very beautiful part of Italy with many places to visit which weren’t too far away.
We would have liked a little more information about the Castello and the local area. The only negatives if you can call them that, was the microwave did not work, which wasn’t a big problem, we reported this to Francesco early on in our stay but it wasn’t fixed before we left. We also managed to trip the electric which we were aware could happen from the reviews on this site, but had it not been for the neighbours who were only too happy to help, we wouldn’t have known how to get the power back on without contacting Francesco – perhaps some instructions in the cottage would be helpful. This a beautiful place to stay and I would highly recommend it.