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Beautiful Cottage with Private Garden in the Center of Spello

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Open the pretty painted door from the street and a stylish, white-painted stone entrance lobby sets the scene. A bright Moroccan rug and cushions add a dash of colour and a collection of practical shopping baskets is lined up under a bench. Opposite is a coat and hat rack. One’s eye is drawn along a stone path and raised flower- beds to the spacious garden on your left; ahead is the cane-covered outdoor seating area adjacent to the kitchen-living room.

Cooking, living and dining

One’s first impressions are of a light and airy space. An arched doorway leads to the 2 bedrooms and bathroom. On the right is the kitchen and dining area, to the left a comfortable, linen-covered sofa opposite the fireplace. A French-style café table and chairs, linen blinds and curtains all add character to the open-plan space. The floors throughout are a soft, taupe resin finish and the accent colour is Hermes orange. Chic, cheerful and modern.

Master bedroom

With breathtaking views over farmlands to the hills beyond this is a very romantic retreat. The wall hung clothes hooks were copied from an old design and there are linen-lined baskets for clothes. A pair of vintage, red velvet chairs pull together the colours of the Moroccan rug and the curtains. Nothing of the modern world is to be seen from this wonderful room - just the Italian landscape at it’s very best.

China’s room – single bed

Smaller but not tiny the 2nd bedroom is fresh and bright with its red/orange and white colour scheme. A cosy Tyrol blanket adds texture to this charming room. Clothes hooks and baskets are provided as the master bedroom.


Both bedrooms share the gleaming white modern bathroom. A large shower, good directional lighting, an oversize hot towel rail and wall mirror combine to make bathing a delight.

The cottage has about 55 square meters

The garden

100 square meters

Umbria has an excellent climate where being outside, dining or resting and reading is one of our greatest holiday pleasures, especially after long days exploring the region. Andrea has designed and planted the garden to allow plenty of space to sunbathe or to recline on a shady day-bed piled with soft pillows. Evenings are ideal to enjoy a glass of excellent wine on the terrace. For many people the most vivid holiday memories are those of warm evenings, spent with family or friends in a scented garden.

Keywords: LA CASETTA (The Cottage)

Just a few steps up the old cobbled street from Villa Buonanotte Barbanera and the main square "Piazza della Repubblica" sits a guest cottage of great charm which has been completely re-designed and restored in a fresh contemporary style by Andrea Falkner Campi.

“Like the Villa I have created a home-from-home using my favourite palette of colours and decorative items found on my travels.” Although the Cottage is available for a minimum of 3 days with flexible arrival and departure times it is nonetheless fully equipped for much longer stays.

It is also ideal as extra accommodation for a larger party taking the Villa.

More Details

Andrea Maria Falkner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Andrea Maria Falkner

“As a frequent traveller myself I understand the many aspects of quality accommodation and the importance of attention to every detail. I have collected interesting eclectic rugs, textiles and furniture on my travels, which imbue the house with character and what I believe is an all-important sense of home.”

Andrea Maria Falkner purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Andrea Maria Falkner chose Spello

Because it's so close to my other property Buonanotte Barbanera.

What makes this cottage unique

This little cottage is perfect for a couple or 3 friends or a small family. Max for 3 adults.

The house is situated in the historical center of Spello and has a wonderful garden and a balcony with a beautiful view to the Chiona Valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Owner of La Casetta di Barbanera,

I'm happy to announce that you were one of the top recommended properties of the last 12 months so it is with great pleasure that we present you with this award.

All the best,

Ravi Sabharwal

Co-founder of Oliver's Travels

May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Spello in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Casetta was sublime. The villa is small, very comfortable, attractively and thoughtfully designed with every amenity required. We love the beautiful views of the countryside and the peaceful garden setting. Andrea is a very gracious and helpful host. Spello is a beautiful hilltop town with interesting architecture, beautiful walks and Great restaurants such as La Cantina and Il Pinturicchio etc. etc.! It

is a great base for day trips to other towns such as Montefalco, Assisi, Orvieto etc. etc! We can't wait to return.😀 We highly recommend a stay at La Casetta.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, England

Lovely apartment, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in the lovely Casetta apartment in magical Spello. We fell in love with the town, and the apartment was a fantastic base from which to explore it and the surrounding towns and countryside. La Casetta is just a few minutes walk from the centre of the old town where there are lots of great restaurants. It's also a beautiful place to stroll around at night or indeed any time of the day. The apartment had everything we needed, and we particularly appreciated having a lovely private outside space to sit in. Our hostess, Andrea was very welcoming and helpful, and I do hope we are abe to come and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Spello and La Cassata. It is a beautiful hilltop village of real quality in presentation, amenities and particularly great Umbrian food. Andrea was rightfully very proud of her house and very responsive to any needs of her guests. A wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of Italy and this region. No hesitation in recommending.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, UK

Perfect little hideaway...

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated hideaway right in the very centre of charming Spello. Andrea is wonderfully warm and welcoming and her "tips and suggestions" book absolutely invaluable.

If I could I would move right in!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very overdue review. I stayed here for four nights with my daughter and her best friend. This little cottage was just the absolute highlight of our three weeks travelling together. Spello was the most beautiful village and we really felt like locals after a day or so. The cottage is just a block from the town centre and we could wander back and forth and explore. We couldn't fault the cottage, it is exactly as the pictures depict and we loved the way Andrea had decorated! We had wonderful picnic lunches in the beautiful garden! Everything was just perfect and Andrea was such a lovely friendly host who made us feel so welcome! I will definitely be back one day and if anyone is visiting Spello this is absolutely the best place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette Hill, PA USA

Charming Cottage in Authentic Umbria

  • 5 of 5

Last summer, my husband and I stayed with friends in Andrea's gorgeous larger villa in Spello. When my daughter and I decided to return this fall for a shorter visit to Umbria, I knew immediately I wanted to stay in La Casetta. It did not disappoint: The cottage reflects Andrea's unique style that pairs chic with comfort and every convenience. The house is situated on a quintessential Umbrian cobblestone street, just blocks from the town center, and nestled next to a charming, private garden. From the front windows you can view the expansive countryside below. Andrea is the most gracious host, eager to share information about the town, nearby attractions (Assisi and Perugia are nearby favorites within easy driving distance, or you can hike up Mt. Subasio to the fairytale town of Collepino). Andrea even arranged for a excellent private tour to local vineyards for us. We loved Spello for its beauty, less-known attractions, and friendliness (when my Italian failed me, one of the shopkeepers actually WALKED us to where we wanted to go). We can not wait to return to this magical place.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Bar Tullia
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Cantina
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Adriatic Coast


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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