Casa Rosa is a traditional stone farmhouse set high in the green hills of Umbria, some ten kilometres (or six miles) north-east of Assisi. The house is divided into self-catering apartments – one large holiday apartment occupying the entire of the first floor of the original farmhouse, two smaller apartments sharing the ground floor, a small cottage in the converted stables; a two-bedroom apartment; and a studio apartment in a new extension. Each apartment is completely self-contained, with its own kitchen and bathroom, and its own balcony or terrace.
All the apartments are simply but comfortably furnished, beautifully decorated, and have full central heating. There is also spectacular swimming pool, shared by the apartments: located above the house in a marvellously tranquil position, it enjoys panoramic views over the National Park of Mount Subasio.
The pool is bordered along one side by lavender, local herbs and a large cherry tree; on the other, a wide terrace is paved in local stone, with sun-beds and deck chairs for lounging and sunbathing. Also found here are the barbecue and gazebo. Around the house is a small farm of 40 hectares (or 100 acres), roughly one-third cultivated, one-third pasture, and one-third wooded with planted trees.
DETAILS OF CIMABUE COTTAGE - SLEEPS 4
Living room with sofa/divan, dining table and four chairs, china cupboard, and Wi-Fi access. Kitchen with fitted cupboards and marble work surface, inset gas hob with extractor fan, sink, built-in fridge/freezer, oven with grill, toaster, iron and ironing board. Bedroom with double bed (or twins on request), wardrobe and a glass door that opens onto garden facing west.
Second bedroom with single bed or double beds (upon request), wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, bidet, WC. Doors from living room lead to east-facing terrace and pergola with spectacular views over the valley, with table and chairs for al fresco meals.