Details for holiday Apartment Il Re (sleeps 4+2), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 sofa beds 2Bathrooms
Is a grand, sun-lit, first floor apartment with lofty ceilings that accommodates four persons in two double bedrooms with two full en suite bathrooms (one - bath/shower combination and the second - shower only); plus sofa beds in the living/dining area. Outdoor dining and BBQ on the piazza with stunning views of the Umbrian Hills
Each apartment has equipped kitchen corner- full-size Whirlpool fridge with freezer, combination and microwave/convection ovens with grill feature, coffee espresso machine;electric kettle, toaster; dishes and all utensils.
All bed linens, towels, pool towels & kitchen linens are provided.
Located within the ‘eco-museum’ protected zone in the remote
northwestern tip of Umbria, the Relais features seven elegantly appointed self-catering apartments, all with outdoor dining choices of private terraces from which you can view spectacular sunsets, private gardens or a splendid courtyard, providing expansive views of the unspoiled Umbrian country side.
‘This Old Convent’, as Relais l’Antico Convento is
affectionately known, has been carefully restored using only authentic
materials and decorated with an eye for elegance and functionality.
Situated on a promontory overlooking the Val Racchiusole in the
Comune of Umbertide, the crystal clear swimming pool and California Hot Tub complete the panorama.
Relais l’Antico Convento is an unique place for an independent family or couple’s holiday. It is also ideal for special events such
as weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, hen dos, stag parties, the list is endless.
Many of our guests come back to visit us, year after year. Our regular guests also include groups of students and teachers participating in courses of music, dance and theatre.
The location offers multiple opportunities for activities, from local walking trails which allow guests to explore the natural beauty that surrounds Relais l’Antico Convento to the fabulous art collections of nearby medieval cities. Assisi, Perugia, and Gubbio in Umbria and Cortona and Montepulciano in Tuscany are all within a 45 km drive.
Relais l’Antico Convento is best accessed through the Perugia International Airport, 30 kms away, with direct flights to many European destinations. Alternatively, the airports of Rome, Florence and Pisa are only a couple of hours drive away, and of course there are road and rail connections to all the major Italian airports such as Bologna, Milan and Venice.
The Relais is a country hotel, away from residential areas, surrounded by nature. It is a charming residence, protected by
Monte Acuto (“The Mountain of the Gods”). The apartments of Relais l’Antico Convento, created within a structure dating back to the 12th Century, are characterised by ceilings with wooden beams, stone walls, and antique brick floors. The garden is a harmonious element with flower-filled lawns and bushes of lavender and rosemary mingling with antique climbing roses to create an explosion of scents and colours.
The Relais has a sober dignity and a minimalist style (the apartments do not feature television sets, as a deliberate choice) but is at the same time carefully maintained and extremely welcoming. It can accommodate all kinds of diverse requirements.
It is a magical refuge overlooking the valley, a perfect balance between rusticity and elegance, a place to discover (or re-discover) the luxury of simplicity.
The location of our hotel, in an unspoiled stretch of countryside with few inhabitants, where the local economy is predominantly based on eco-friendly agriculture and farming, makes it particularly suited for relaxing and reinvigorating holidays.
> Additional services on request:
> *COOKING CLASSES: We regularly organize cooking classes with a professional chef which have been highly successful. A typical class includes the preparation of 3 kinds of pasta dishes (ravioli, tagliatelle, gnocchi), lessons involving cooking of meat, vegetables or bread can be arranged on request. The duration of each lesson is about 3 or 4 hours, and the cost is @ 60€ per adult. At the end of the class, the food prepared is shared in an informal meal which provides opportunities for friendly socializing.
> *GUIDED EXCURSIONS: We offer tours to the major cities that can be reached from our area (Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi , Siena, Florence, Montepulciano, Cortona or Rome) and also interesting guided visits to the local artisans carrying on ancient trades such as pottery or wood carving. Other tours include gastronomy tours to wine producers or to cheese and salami farms; naturalistic
walking excursions ; visit to an Alpaca breeding farm; visit to the workshop of a local beekeeper.
If you are arriving by plane and would like to rent a car or have
> a taxi transfer from any airport to L’Antico Convento we can
> organize it for you (we have a special agreement with a local private transfer service)