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Overview

This delightful country house is set on the lower slopes of Mt Subasio, a regional park, in the area known as the green heart of Italy. It is in a quiet rural setting in the midst of beautiful countryside, surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards, yet only a short distance from Assisi and other historic Umbrian towns. It is one of a group of four houses, with Italian country people as its neighbours. The Australian/English owners are sometimes in residence next door and are available to help with any local information you may need. The house has every comfort, with attractive modern and antique furniture and a new kitchen. The living room with satellite TV (with Sky), CD player, books etc and the separate kitchen are on the ground floor. The house has a Wi-Fi connection. The three bedrooms (two King-size double, one single) and bathroom on the lower ground floor. There is also a wood-floored inner balcony room with stairs leading up from the ground floor which has a day bed, desk, book shelves etc. The rest of the floors have terracotta tiles. The front of the house looks out over the garden and from the back there are views over the wooded valley. This house suits two to five people best and a good-sized child's cot is also available. All towels, bed linen etc are included.

Why Umbria?
Umbria is one of Italy's best-kept secrets a delightful region of wooded hills and green valleys, ancient hill towns and historic castles, yet it is not over-run with tourists. Its historic beauty is combined with the modern amenities the holidaymaker seeks: excellent restaurants, busy markets and stylish shopping. La Casa Piccola is set in the best of the Umbrian countryside, surrounded by wooded slopes and small olive groves and vineyards. It is in a peaceful area without being too remote. Walkers will enjoy the marked trails where you can take off for an hour or two with only birdsong for company and where there are wonderful views over the unspoiled hills and valleys.

Armenzano and Assisi
The local village is a mediaeval walled town two kilometres from the house. Assisi itself is a World Heritage site, with ancient pink-stoned buildings and some wonderful attractions, including the magnificent Basilica of St Francis with its famous frescoes by Giotto. A little further afield is sophisticated Perugia, a university town with a range of attractions including elegant clothes shops, restaurants, museums etc. and a jazz festival every July. Gubbio, Spoleto, Spello, Siena and Arezzo are all within easy reach and Lake Trasimeno, with its ferry trips, beaches and fish restaurants is only 45 minutes away. There are two excellent restaurants serving typical Umbrian food two kilometres from the house, as well as dozens more in and around Assisi. A number of good supermarkets are within easy reach. There are several antique markets held monthly in the area. Many visitors will be interested in the sites in the area associated with St Francis and St Clare.

Summary:

This charming three-bedroom villa which sleeps five, is in a beautiful regional park surrounded by breath-taking views yet still only 7 kilometres (4.5 miles) from Assisi.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 single sofa bed located in Interior balcony room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 5 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
Telephone
TV Languages in Local
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you will need for easy preparation of meals. There is a pergola and patio in the garden which is ideal for outdoor breakfasts or for eating on warm summer evenings. The spectacular views are of green hills and valleys dotted with olive groves, vineyards and woods, an ideal setting for relaxing and soaking up the peace of this delightful area.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Discounts and extras

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Discounts

Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 15%
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 15%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
House cleaning charge All year N/A £40.00 per week

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Rome Ciampino: 100km
  • Rome Fiumicino: 100km
  • Ancona: 100km
  • Pisa: 140km

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"We enjoyed the well-stocked library, the DVD collection and the peace of the countryside. Thanks for a relaxing stay in your wonderful mountain eerie." Ross and Alison, Melbourne, Australia. 9.10.10 "We had a wonderful week at La Casa Piccola, relaxing in the garden and touring Umbria. It was great to use a kitchen that was so well-equipped." Gillian Benn and Elaine Rogers, UK. 21.08.10 "Thank you so much for a great stay. We hope to come again next year." Gili, Ohad and Roberto Klein, Israel, 13.08.10 "La Casa Piccola was the perfect base from which to tour the area and always a pleasure to return home to. We hope to return for a longer stay next time." Christine and Mark Rose, West Yorkshire, UK. 05.07.10 "We had a quiet and peaceful holiday just as we wanted. The drive across the top of Mt Subasio, with all its wildflowers, was wonderful. Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and especially Spello with all its flowery little streets, were a joy." Bert and Marianne Stasse, Udenhout, Holland. 22.05.10
"We had a quiet and peaceful holiday just as we wanted. The tour around Mount Subasio was delightful, especially as we saw all sorts of wildflowers. Many, many thanks to Mary and Brian for their warm welcome and their hospitality." Bert and Marian Stasse, Udenhout, Holland. May, 2010"We had a lovely, relaxing week at La Casa Piccola. The garden is beautiful! We felt warmly welcomed and cared for by Mary and Brian. A highlight was seeing the fireflies at night, like lights on a Christmas tree!" Hannah, Malcolm and Harriet ླ months). Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. "La Casa Piccola was a perfect base from which to tour the area and always a pleasure to return 'home.' We hope to return for a longer stay next time." Christine and Mark Rose, June/July 2010."We enjoyed relaxing in the garden and it was great using a kitchen that was so well-equipped. Thank you for your warm welcome and welcome advice." Gillian Benn and Elaine Rogers, UK, August, 2010. "La Casa Piccola provided a week away from the tourist hordes. We enjoyed the well-stocked library, the DVD/video collection, the magnificent views and the peace of the countryside. Thank you for such a relaxing stay." Ross and Alison Smyrk, Melbourne, Australia, October, 2010.
"We loved our time at La Casa Piccola, especially sitting out under the pergola eating our meals while looking out over the hills. It was a joy to explore the beautiful mediaeval streets of Assisi. Thank you for being so welcoming, friendly and helpful." Phil and Anne White, Leicester, UK, late August, 2009. "Nothing but compliments regarding the house, the area and the owners. La Casa Piccola is a lovely house and Mary and Brian are excellent hosts." Peter, Annaliese and Eva Knies + Desmond, Arnhem, The Netherlands, July, 2009."La Casa Piccola is extremely comfortable and the area has many delights to explore. Umbria Jazz was fantastic. We will be recommending the house to friends." David and Roey Barr, Kent, UK, late July, 2009. "Spending our holiday at La Casa Piccola was a really good choice. Our two weeks there were wonderful! It was a happy time we will never forget." Elisabeth, Ton and Pepjn Franssen, The Netherlands, early August, 2009.
"Nothing but compliments regarding the house, the area and the owners. La Casa Piccola is a lovely house and Mary and Brian are excellent hosts." Peter, Annalies and Eva Knies + Desmond, The Netherlands, July, 2009. "Umbria Jazz was fantastic and the area has many delights to explore and enjoy. Mary and Brian are superb, accommodating and friendly hosts and La Casa Piccola is extremely comfortable. We will be recommending it to friends." David and Roey Barr, Kent, UK, late July, 2009."Spending our holiday at La Casa Piccola was a really good choice. Our two weeks there were wonderful. It was a happy time we will never forget." Elisabeth, Ton and Pepjn Franssen, The Netherlands, early August, 2009."We loved our time at La Casa Piccola, especially sitting out under the pergola eating our meals while looking out over the hills. It was a joy to explore the beautiful mediaeval streets of Assisi.' Phil and Anne White, Leicester, UK, late August, 2009.
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Home from home, well equiped house in a lovely location. Owners were on hand and more than happy to assist with anything that you might need. Great relaxing holiday and near enough to Perugia to go to the jazz festival and still travel back in reasonable time.
La Casa Piccola is the perfect place to unwind. We'll be back! Neil Blair and Debbie Davis. Thank you for a perfect Italian holiday. Alex Rumsey and Paul Simpson What a wonderful house you have! Thank you for everything. Chris Loake and Francesca Ayers.

Owner

About the owner
My husband Brian and I have owned La Casa Piccola for more than 20 years. We are both former journalists (Brian is British, I'm Australian) and we have used the house and the house next door for family holidays, doing the restoration gradually over the years as a labour of love. Now that we are retired, we can spend a good part of the summer in Italy and are often resident in the house next door when we have guests in La Casa Piccola. This is useful in that we are on hand to answer questions about the local area and offer advice about restaurants, shopping etc. But if our guests prefer to remain more private, then that's fine, too. Being lively grand-parents ourselves, we welcome families with children, couples or small groups, although because of internal stairs, the house may not be suitable for toddlers.
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