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Art, nature and peace upon the mountain of St. Francis.

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


About the property

Shepard's Cottage that preserves the 18th century original characteristic with his structure made in local pink stones. Indoors the building has been re-adapted to host from 4 to 6 persons. It is located at the bottom of mount Subasio bordering with the regional park. The cottage is located 12 km to Assisi, 5/6 km. outside Spello and very close to Collepino castle. In addition the scenery offers a beautiful display of ancient olive trees covering the hillside from Assisi all the way to Spoleto.

Outside is equipped with Jacuzzi (SPA)

More Details

Nadia e Augusto Antonelli Franceschini
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Television
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Art, nature and peace upon the mountain of St. Francis.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Peace, quiet, beauty and views in Italy's green heart.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in La Madraselva, from start to finish. Thanks so much to Nadia for her warm welcome and tireless efforts in making our stay so unforgettable. The cottage is perfect: very spacious, with everything we needed, and very cool in the heat of June. The views are superb over the blue haze of the Umbrian plain, including some of the beautiful surrounding hilltop villages. We enjoyed the freshness of the mountain air in the evening as well as the cuckoos, owls, barking deer and the fireflies darting through the olive trees! Even the occasional eagle drifting by. A short drive brings you to the flowers and views atop Mt. Subasio

The spa was very welcome in the heat of the day as was Nadia's kind invitation to use the superb swimming pool at her other property about a 15 minute drive away. Grazie

mille! A well-stocked supermarket can be found in Spello as well as a convenience store and restaurant a few minutes by car up the mountain in Collepino.

Once down the mountain, it is a short drive to our beloved Assisi, whose deeply spiritual aura never seems to diminish, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi and, of course, Spello itself. Well worth checking out local festivals such as the Gaite in Bevagna. Excellent restaurants using fresh, local produce abound. When we return we hope to catch the flower festival in Spello in early June. It's also a shortish drive to Colfiorito and its flower meadows in the mountains.

Overall, a wonderfully refreshing visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nous avons passé un séjo...

  • 5 of 5

"Nous avons passé un séjour enchanteur dans ce qui s''est révélé être un bel ermitage ombrien. Bien qu''isolé dans la montagne, il permet un accès rapide à Assise, Spolète ou Pérouse. Proche de Spello (10 mn en voiture), ville charmante, ce lieu de villégiature permet une immersion dans l''Ombrie de St François. L''absence de piscine sur place est largement compensée par la présence d''un spa et l''accès possible à la piscine de la propriété (10 mn en voiture)."

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Très belle maison, meubl...

  • 5 of 5

"Très belle maison, meublée avec goût et très spacieuse. Nous sommes en pleine nature au milieu des oliviers et la vue sur les collines est magnifique! Nous avons été très bien accueillis par la propriétaire et nous gardons vraiment un très bon souvenir de notre séjour."

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Nous avons passé de merv...

  • 5 of 5

"Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances avec toute notre famille dans cette maison perdue au milieu des oliviers. Les enfants ont apprécié l''accès à la piscine. La propriétaire est très gentille et très attentive aux besoins des locataires. On reviendra sans doute !"

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"posto incantevole, nel v...

  • 5 of 5

"posto incantevole, nel verde, tranquillissimo.

casa molto ben arredata, pulitissima.

abbiamo fatto colazione all'aperto (aprile), c'è un tavolo.

vacanza splendida¨!"

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: April 2010
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"Casa molto graziosa post...

  • 5 of 5

"Casa molto graziosa posta in un contesto molto tranquillo e silenzioso, adatta a trascorrere qualche giorno di assoluto relax e "fuori dal mondo". proprietari disponibili e gentili."

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 2009
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
S. Francesco di Assisi
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
85 Kilometres
autostradad del Sole
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Collepino di Spello
Car: necessary

The owners will lead the way to the cottage once the guest have arrived in Spello.

Visit to the Umbrian art towns: Spello, Perugia, Gubbio, Todi, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Bevagna, Montefalco etc. (About one hour by car). Typical local food enogastronomic route: there are also the streets of Oil and vine. (Sagrantino, Cantico vine, and PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) olive oil.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Spello, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Alta Stagione
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Media Stagione
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Bassa Soagione
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione da pagare a consumo, Deposito cauzionale rimborsabile Euro 200,00, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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