|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Recently renovated ancient stone house from 18 century.
During the renovation works, a great attention was given to combining ancient and genuine material and modern furbishing.
The house is 130 sq wide, on two levels and contains 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms of which one with hydro massage bath; a living room with an open fireplace and an open modern kitchen opening on the dining room.
All modern appliances are available (telephone and wifi internet).
On the upper floor, three bedrooms, of which two double and one with twin beds for children. A large bathroom is equipped with a comfortable shower and a bath tub with hydromassage. The master bedroom also benefits from an en-suite closet and bathroom with a large shower.
The house can thereby comfortably host up to 8 people and a ninth folding bed is even available for an additional person.
A vast garden surrounds the house and includes an olive grove as well as many other fruit trees ranging from old oak trees to almonds, pines, or fig trees. A south-oriented terrace with a wooden pergola protecting from the sun, with a breathtaking view over the uncontaminated green valley. in a 4 ha property including 30 olive trees and other fruits trees, adjacent a natural reserve, where sometimes wild animals can be spotted. The property extents over 4 hectares and offers a private access to a natural and cristal clear stream, where to freshen up during hottest months.
The property is located 2 kms away from a charming stone house village and 10 km from a larger town with all facilities/stores and restaurants.
If you are up for a genuine encounter with the green heart of Umbria and its truly welcoming people, do not hesitate, this holiday is for you! :)
We are a young couple from France, living in Italy for 8 years after some years of humanitarian work in developing countries. Our desire to grow roots some place not too far from our country of origin was naturally answered when we met with Italy and Umbria.
Mathias André purchased this house in 2008
We discovered Umbria along motorbike touring week ends off Rome. We were touched by the genuine beauty of Umbrian landscapes first. Then, the wealth of Umbrian culture as well as warmth of its people achieved to convince us that this was the place for us.
Nested in the heart of a natural reserve, this house is the dream of any nature and calm lover. Its environment is as suited for open air activities such as trekking, mountain biking etc. as it is for cultural visits, due to its ideal distance from a number of great art cities such as Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi... Tuscany is also very closely, with Montepulciano at only 60 kms, Siena 120 km, and Florence at 180 kms.
This stone home is beautifully done inside and out preserving classic hill country charm. A well appointed kitchen with stone sink, upgraded appliances and spacious comfortable dining area, made for memorable meals. Beds were comfortable, and screened windows allowed us to sleep comfortably with plenty of fresh air.
The outdoor area was very well maintained with ample seating and loungers in choice of sun or shade, dining table, and wood/charcoal BBQ. We enjoyed being able to take walks on quiet country roads, and drive to small village communities while avoiding busy traffic and discovering interesting landscapes and businesses, including country cafes and restaurants.
This home is centrally located for driving trips to most Umbrian attractions and hill towns. Marsciano has a wonderful farmers market featuring good quality produce, cheeses, pastas, and ham.
We would definitely return on a future trip.
We had a wonderful week at this lovely home. The owners were very prompt in replying to any enquiries before, during and after the trip; there is a person "on the ground" who was equally accessible who let us in and showed us around. The house is in a great location for touring Umbria, and there is all the shopping you could want in a town 10 minutes drive away. The house was spotlessly clean, we had every possible necessity for our stay, (we were particularly happy with the kitchen set up and the washing machine). The house looks even better in person than it does in the photographs. The bedrooms have window screens so no worry about anything flying in at night. I would wholeheartedly recommend this house for a stay while touring Umbria.
What could express more our satisfaction than our repeated booking one year later?
Once again, we have enjoyed the wonderful tranquility in the so tastefully furnished house with its wonderful garden and the romantic barbecue place!
Everything went smoothly at the time of booking and the friendly takeover on site.
We (Family from Austria with 3 children aged 12, 10, 10) indeed had again a very relaxing time at Casel le Ripe! We enjoyed it!
A magical place, thank you Aurelie and Mathias!
si vous aimez la nature un joli cadre de belles visites culturelles foncez
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Casale Le Ripe avec nos 3 enfants. La maison est très joliment aménagée et décorée, avec beaucoup de gout. L'accueil a été parfait. Le jardin est splendide, ainsi que la vue! Très belle région! C'est une très belle adresse!
La casa conserva la belleza de lo antiguo y su reforma aporta la comodidad necesaria . El jardín precioso y cuidado y el bosque ... Cigarras , ranas , luciérnagas .. Liebres y jabalíes . Un 10 sobre 10 .
Nested in a green valley of Umbria, 'the green heart of Italy', the house constitutes a perfect starting point to tour the region, be it for nature-related sports, or for cultural visits.
The house is surrounded by lots of green paths going up and down, with breath-taking views or within forested areas, starting with the 600 ha wide natural reserve facing the southern terrace.
The property is also the ideal location from where to go for day trips at the discovery of the many cultural beauties of Umbria: medieval cities or villages, or even Rome or Florence, only distant of about 2 hrs of motorway drive.
Amongst cities to visit in the region are:
- Perugia, the regional capital of Umbria, 20 min drive away, is a charming medieval stone town that offers multiple visit opportunities, and hosts great antique or flea markets on some week ends. In July, the 'Umbria jazz festival' is worth the trip!
- Assisi, 30 min away, is an ancient white stone city where you can calmly walk on the footsteps of San Francesco's.
- Todi, 20 min drive away, is a smaller version of the her above cousins and its fortified walls and etruscan treasures give it a certain charm.
- Orvieto, 40 min drive away, is known for its imposing black and white cathedral, nice old pedestrian city center, as well as its white wines.
- Spoleto, at 45 min drive, is another splendid and particular town that hosts a recognized music festival during the summer.
But even closer, you can also discover so many of the lovely ancient villages with suggestive names, such as Poggio Aquilone, Rotecastello, Civitella dei Conti, Ospedaletto, San vito in Monte,... which each have they own traditional Saint fairs, with live music, tables outside and delicious local foods to be shared with all their villagers.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£433|
Des frais de ménage forfaitaires (70€) sont inclus dans le tarif pour un nombre de personnes allant jusqu’à 4.
Pour 5 à 8 personnes, le montant forfaitaire ne s’applique pas, et les frais de ménages sont établis en fonction du nombre de personnes, sur une base de 15€ par personne.