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A Fascinating Stone Farmhouse for Your Unforgettable Holidays in Umbria

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Last updated: 03/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Acquasparta farmhouse description

Casolare L'Arieta will appeal to those wanting a holday in a quiet and peaceful setting surrounded by countryside and animals, but close to fascinating Umbrian towns and with the added interest of life on an Italian farm.

The property is an ancient stone farmhouse, built at the end of the 1600's, located between Todi and Terni close to the Roman Ruins at Carsulae.

The farmhouse has four comfortable apartments with kitchens, a panoramic porch for outdoor dining in the summer, fireplaces or wood stoves to stay around the fire in winter.

The ground floor apartment, Il Camerone, is a one bed open plan apartment with many traditional features and a separate modern kitchen and bathroom. From the private entrance, you enter into the large living room with a dining area to the right, with dining table and an antique dresser, and a lounge area to the left with a sofa, coffee table and two single beds made up to lounge on with covers and cushions (but which can also sleep an extra 2 people). Cleverly separated from the lounge area by decorative wardrobes is a lovely iron double bed with curtains at the end for more privacy next to a large feature fireplace. A door from the living area leads to the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with a stove, fridge, freezer, toaster and a professional oven. The professional equipment extends to a kneader and slicer as well as plenty of pots and pans, and an open fireplace/oven perfect for making pizzas. There is also a dining table seating up to 8 in the kitchen (this is in addition to the table in the living area). The bathroom has modern fitments with a shower.

Il Bosco is an additional ground floor apartment for 2-3 people and it includes one bedroom one bathroom with kitchenette, accessable from a glass enclosed patio area.

La Cucina Vecchia is a one bed open plan apartment with many traditional features and a separate modern kitchen and bathroom. It may include a separate small bedroom with bunk bed, ideal for 2 kids. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bathroom has modern fitments with a shower.

On the second floor, Il Contadino is a fourth apartment which includes one bedroom with double bed, one living room, a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. This apartment can also sleep an extra 2 people.

Outside there are plenty of places to sit in the sun or the shade, on the lawns, under the trees or eat lunch under a large covered terrace area, all with panoramic views of the countryside around. Wander around the property and you will come across the owner's dog, cats, hens and ducks or visit the horses and pet cow in the pastures next to the property. Although Casolare L'Arieta does not have a swimming pool, guests can use a neighbouring property's private pool just 200m away. Cookery classes are possible, run by the owner, who used to own a restaurant.

Pets are welcome at Casolare L'Arieta and the owners offer a pet sitting service and there is a veterinary surgery just next door. Please note that in keeping with the tranquil nature of the property there is no internet service nor a TV in the apartment.

At Casolare L'Arieta, we are keen to create an environment of peace and tranquility, a place to rethink travel, respecting the environment, biodiversity and local culture. Casolare L’Arieta welcomes guests who want to experience the countryside in contact with animals, learn about and reap the fruits of the earth, to discover local specialties and participate in the places they visit, by meeting people, sharing their culture, local customs and traditions.

Casolare L'Arieta is located just south of Aquasparta, near to the village of Portaria which has a cafe/bar and a restaurant. There are supermarkets and other shops at Aquasparta and both Todi and Terni are a short distance away for even more facilities. Rome is about an hour drive.

From the farmhouse, walking through picturesque country roads, you can reach the archaeological site of Roman Carsulae and 'La Romita' in Cesi, an hermitage dating from 1000 A.C. where St. Francis of Assisi used to live. Up to 10 km away, you can visit: the medieval town of San Gemini, Dunarobba Fossil Forest, the castles of Casigliano, Sismano and Mezzanelli, the Benedictine Abbeys of Villa San Faustino, of S. Fidenzio and Terenzio , Santa Illuminata and Santa Maria in Pantano, the Christian-Roman Catacombs of the third century BC, the Roman bridge called 'Fonnaia', the San Gemini thermae, San Faustino thermae. Within 10 to 40 km, the most famous towns in Umbria can be easily reached for half or full day trips: Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Narni, Bevagna, Montefalco, Deruta, Torgiano, Marmore Waterfalls and nature trails of Martani Mountains. Lake Trasimeno is only 60 km away.

The area surrounding the farmhouse is also renowned for its typical products: oil, cheese, mushrooms, truffles, and wines such as Grechetto and Sagrantino.

The nearest airport is Perugia (about an hour) but only with Ryan Air flights available from Stansted. The best choice of flights is Rome with both aiprorts about an hour and a quarter away.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area


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                      • Pet Fee €10
                      • Tax Rate 10%


                      The property can accommodate 4 families or couples in apartments with independent access, up to a maximum of 14 people. Pets are also welcome and we can provide a pet-sitting service upon request.

                      Prices are intended per person, and may be cheaper, according to special offers and number of extra guests.

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                      Last updated: 03/11/2014
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                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
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