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2 bedroom apartment in Umbrian castle in countryside between Perugia and Todi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering rental with private roof terrace, large pool and stunning views

The wonderfully romantic castle of Monte Lagello, built in 1027, is located on a hill in the heart of Umbria with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside towards Assisi. Beautifully restored in the 1990s, the castle has been converted into 23 privately owned apartments. With chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout, our apartment has 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, very well equipped kitchen, large and airy living and dining room with private roof terrace, the ideal place for al fresco meals on warm Italian evenings! The large, secluded swimming pool commands magnificent views and is set in spacious grounds including 10 hectares of olive groves. This is the perfect location for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing self-catering holiday in the beautiful Umbrian countryside within easy reach of excellent restaurants and the many historic hilltowns where there are numerous local fiestas throughout the summer. Free WiFi throughout our apartment and by the pool.

Sightseeing and activities: Monte Lagello is within easy reach of the historic towns of Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto and Orvieto to name just a few. Surrounded by an abundance of art, architecture and culture including numerous food and music festivals such as the Chocolate festival and renowned Umbrian Jazz festival, both in Perugia, and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto. Throughout the summer months there are countless local historic festas and sagre celebrating food, wine and music in local medieval villages, where you will receive a warm welcome, as well as many free open air concerts. Siena, Florence and other Tuscan gems are close enough for day trips and there is a good rail service from Perugia which means Rome can be visited in a day. Boating and water sports at Lake Trasimeno are half an hour's drive and closer to home there are lovely walks in the Umbrian hills with fantastic views. We provide information on the area in the apartment.

Food and Drink: Excellent restaurants abound in the local villages and countryside, many of which are ‘agiturismi’, serving locally grown produce and some offer their own wine. There is an even greater selection in the nearby towns with a number offering top class fayre in unforgettable settings. Both red and white wines are produced locally, varying from a very drinkable table wine to superior vintages. Our local vineyard offers free tours (including around the vines) and tastings and there are many other local 'cantine' where you can buy wine direct from the growers. 'Vino sfuso' or 'loose wine' is dispensed from 'petrol pumps'! Nearby Torgiano is almost virtually dedicated to wine production and has a both wine and olive oil museums. Umbrian olive oil is among the best in the world and Monte Lagello produces its own organic oil which is available to buy.

There are guide books with restaurant recommendations in the apartment as well as our own list.

If you prefer to dine at home the kitchen is very well equipped (I love cooking) and there are excellent local markets as well as a choice of supermarkets. The roof terrace lends itself to 'al fresco' dining as the sun sets over the Umbian hills, and there is now an 'Umbrian BBQ' in the grounds for private or communal use - Ilario will provide the wood and give instruction!

As this apartment is our second home it is extremely comforjtable and well equipped.

Local Amenities: Laundry facilities are available on site and there is a telephone/fax for emergencies. The local town of Marsciano provides all amenities with a weekly market, a supermarket and a wide range of shops and restaurants. As well as its historic centre, the city of Perugia offers excellent shopping facilities.

More Details

Tony and Julia Whetton
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Tony and Julia Whetton

Tony and Julia met whilst serving in the Royal Navy over 30 years ago and now live on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. We spend 6-8 weeks at Monte Lagello in the early Summer as well as Spring and Autumn visits.

Tony and Julia Whetton purchased this castle in 2003

Why Tony and Julia Whetton chose Perugia area

After visiting many parts of Italy we fell in love with Umbria and when staying near Todi found Monte Lagello and knew straight away it was the right place for us as our second home. There is so much history to the castle and it has been beautifully restored. The swimming pool surrounded by olive trees with endless views over the Tiber valley towards Assisi and the Sibellini Mountains is wonderful. We love the peace and tranquility of the place and it is a privilege to be able to stay in such a beautiful historic building. We also enjoy the proximity to so many of the treasures of Umbria such as Perugia, Todi, Assisi, Orvieto and numerous unspoilt hill towns as well as Lake Trasimeno. We also enjoy venturing further afield into Tuscany and Le Marche and occasionally as far as Rome or either coast

What makes this castle unique

Having viewed several apartments in the castle we realised No12 had everything we wanted; our visitors agree that the private roof terrace with views over the castle roofs and surrounding hills is unique and is the perfect place to eat or relax any time of day and at night you are under the canopy of stars. The big patio doors mean that the living area is very light and we have equipped the apartment for easy everyday living with a well equipped kitchen - I am a keen cook so enjoy preparing meals there. Although is WiFi available in the Club House and by the pool we are one of the few apartments with wifi available throughout.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A blissful time spent in this amazing castle, the perfect stress reliever! Many many thanks for sharing this gem.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Collazzone in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Modern bathroom with folding shower screen over bath, plenty of cupboard space and shelving
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Also has a sleeping gallery
  • 1 spacious master bedroom with large double bed, bedside tables and lamps, shelving, dressing table, chest of drawers and wardrobe; window with view of countryside and pool; 1 small twin bedroom with additional sleeping gallery which children love; hanging space and storage drawers under beds, large wardrobe just outside in hallway provides additional storage; pretty view of castle courtyard. Although the second bed in this room is a 'sofa-bed' it is a full size single and has a second mattress for maximum comfort; this folds into a chair if only 1 person occupies room. Although the bedrooms stay cool in summer due to the thick walls we provide fans and there are 'roller' window screens if to keep out any night insects. Comfortable single sofa bed in lounge area Child's cot and high chair available on request (charge for cot applies) Hair dryer; Iron and Ironing board. Note: apartment is very comfortable for 4 people, up to 5 only if there are 2 or more young children
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful newly refurbished 16 x 8m swimming pool shared with other apartments. The lovely pool terrace makes the most of the views and is well equipped with chairs, tables, sun loungers and umbrellas. Amongst the olives there is a children's play area and a 'bocce' (boules) pitch. Communal washing and drying machines available as well as washing lines and a clothes airer. Our kitchen is very well equipped with a fridge/freezer, 4-ring ceramic hob, oven, dishwasher, food mixer and bread-maker. The roof terrace is completely private and secluded with an awning to provide shade in the heat of the day and is excellent for al fresco dining. High chair/cot available on request (charges apply). Communal phone/fax available (charges apply) Mountain bikes available for hire on site. Linen changed weekly. Extra cleaning is available on request, payable locally Free wireless internet or plug in broadband connection (own laptop needed) in apartment and at pool.


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2 bedroom apartment in Umbrian castle in countryside between Perugia and Todi
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Absolutely beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

From a long distance you can see the castle on the top of the hill. And once you have arrived, you have a beautiful view of the Umbrian countryside. The whole building looks amazing. You can walk around the castle and once you go through one of the two gates, it is like entering a very small old village. It is all very well maintained. The apartment looks fantastic with the old wooden beams on the roof, the nice stone floor and cosy roof terrace with all the plants from which you can see the hills, olive trees and swimming pool. We stayed there with our children and they had a great time playing outside in the caste, the lawns outside the building and of course the swimming pool! By the time we were there, we were the only non italians, but we could easily communicate with them and they were all so friendly and helpful. There are enough places and restaurants within an acceptable distance. So, although we always try to go to a new holiday house in a new region, I think we will come back to this place, because we really had a great time, and that is what holidays are meant for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that this family enjoyed our apartment and the castle so much and appreciated what a truly special place it is, it is very difficult to describe it and bring it truly to life and their comments here help to do so. We look forward to welcoming them back next time. Julia and Tony
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Absolutely stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful in a gorgeous location. The apartment has everything you could want or need for a great holiday. Lovely pool not crowded at all. Enjoyed visiting local towns tasting food and wine. Would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for all the family

  • 5 of 5

A magical holiday location that lived up to our high hopes and expectations.

Monte Lagello kept two five year olds and an 11-year old entertained for a fortnight, leaving their parents beautifully relaxed by the end of our stay. The apartment is very well-appointed by the standard of other Italian self-catering properties we have stayed in, so we barely left the peace and quiet of the castle, the pool being too tempting in the heat, and the local wildlife providing plenty of interest for our young ones. We barely scraped the surface of the wide range of entertainment provided in the apartment in terms of games, books and films. And the terrace makes the property particularly special - we ate almost every meal out there.

For days out we can recommend Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno - the tour of the castle offers spectacular views of the lake - and Montefalco, again offering amazing views of Umbrian valleys and mountains. But with the beauty, scenery and peace of Monte Lagello itself so tempting, you may be hard-pressed to tear yourself away.

We look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visit to a gem in Umbria

  • 5 of 5

Monte Lagello was recommended to us as a perfect place to stay in order to discover the delights of central Italy and the charming towns and countryside of Umbria. What a gem this unique location turned out to be ! The apartment was clean, very well maintained and accurately described. It had every facility required; a spacious and really comfortable bedroom, a very well appointed kitchen, a large and attractive lounge and the star of the place, the lovely roof terrace.

The setting of the castle on the hill, surrounded by olive groves and with far reaching views over the beautiful Umbria countryside, was simply stunning. The swimming pool with its really comfy loungers was such a relaxing place, it took real determination to go back to the apartment to fix another couple of gin and tonics !

Anyone noting the need to drive on 'white roads' up to the castle should not fear. Our low slung Jaguar XK convertible passed the test with consummate ease ! Trips out were quite delightful. Daytime visits were made to Spello, Assisi and Perugia with delicious lunches taken in pretty open terraced restaurants. A visit to a local vineyard, the Cantina Monte Vibriano at Mercatello near Marciano was well worth the effort; a very interesting talk by the manager followed by wine tasting and the purchasing of wines, some of which even made it back to Devon !

A couple of evenings we ventured into Marciano to dine, again lovely food and great atmosphere, but the real joy was eating supper 'al fresco' on the terrace.at the apartment.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Tony and Julia's apartment at Monte Lagello and all its charms to our friends and relatives, it was just such a delight to stay there.

Our 5 night stay was all too brief but it turned to be the pinnacle of our 3 week and 3000 mile trip through the Benelux country, Germany, Austria, Italy and France. We will return !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another excellent stay in beautiful Umbria

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Borgo Montelagello and it was certainly as good as the first time. The apartment itself is very comfortable with a spacious terrace that provides a great place to sit, eat and maybe have the odd drink! The castle itself has a lovely feel to it, with a clever integration of holiday apartments into the ancient structure. The swimming pool in the grounds of the castle is very inviting, especially during the warm Umbrian summer. The pool is spacious and kept very clean by Ilario the resident Caretaker If sitting by the pool, reading your latest book becomes too much, you can always stroll round the grounds of the castle and beyond, or stay for a game of ’Bocce (Italian boules/pétanque). The community room is a nice touch, particularly if you want to meet up somewhere indoors with a number of other people. Since our previous visit, the WiFi access has been improved significantly and is now available throughout the apartment, which is obviously very useful just to keep in touch, or of course to do a bit of work (not that we did!).

Venturing further afield takes you to small towns, the ones we visited this year being Castiglione del Lago, Bevagna and Montefalco, where we had lunch at l'Alchimista. In all of these places (and many others!), you can soak up the traditional feel of Umbria, or buy some local wine, cheese etc. On the subject of wine, there are of course many places where you can go to the actual vineyards and try/buy their products. We visited the vineyard at Il Ciocco, where the very pleasant owner sat with us and talked about the wines, as well as providing quite a few for us to try. Inevitably we bought several bottles, but that’s what it is all about.

On our last night we went to “Jazz in the Castle” at San Appolinare. Food and drink was available and the whole experience on a warm Umbrian evening was magical.

If you want a place to stay that’s a bit different, in beautiful surroundings and within easy reach of some very interesting and picturesque places, then book this apartment. The owners, Tony and Julia, are very helpful and I am sure will answer any questions that you have.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped apartment in superb location

  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment well equipped and well maintained. Part of an ancient castle, it commands spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, best enjoyed from the terrace by the beautiful pool. The apartment's roof terrace provides equally fabulous views as well as a quiet and shady place to enjoy lunch or sundowners. There is a good selection of excellent restaurants within easy driving distance and endless places of interest to visit during the day. We would recommend it highly as a relaxing spot from which to enjoy all that Umbria has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Set in the rolling Umbrian hills, Monte Lagello is perfectly located for exploring the lovely art and architecture of the ancient hilltowns. Perugia, capital of Umbria is just 30 minutes away, Assisi, Orvieto and Todi less than 1 hour. Further afield famous towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Gubbio, Spello and Rome can each be visited in a day. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking, picnicking and mountain-biking and there is horse riding and golf available locally. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports at nearby Lake Trasimeno. For shopping Marsciano is only 20 mins away, where there are all amenities and a railway station. Locally the pretty village of Spina has a supermarket, butchers, bank, pharmacy and cantina for Umbrian wine. There are many excellent local restaurants and everywhere there are cafes with outdoor terraces to sit and watch the world go by. Access is easy with Rome airports 2 hours away and Ryanair now fly to Perugia.

Other Activities: water sports at Lake Trasimeno, golf at Perugia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Collazzone, Umbria

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

We have kept the rental the same as last year for occupancy by 2 people in the master bedroom. Extra guests can be accommodated for £50 per week to cover additional costs. We offer a reduced price for repeat customers and bookings over 2 weeks. On arrival you will be shown around and given local information and you will have a contact on site for the duration of your holiday. We try and ensure that there is sufficient dry and tinned food available for your first meal. There is a comprehensive Guest Information Book. There is free WiFi in the apartment and by the pool as well as the Club House. Pool towels are included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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