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Relax, play foosball, barbecue, save money!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom and one hide a bed sofa. Quite, cheap, fully furnished

The Space

It's a old house recently restored, super quiet, perfect for barbecues and dining in the garden.

If you have a car you can use this place as a base for visiting Umbria.

Guest Access

The place is located in a tiny valley within the Appennino Centrale.

You can walk up hills or along the river Nestore, which flows a hundred meters away from the house.

If you are more on lazy side of humanity, you can relax in in front of the house, in the balcony or in the large grass field and you can make yourself a dinner with the stone barbecue. Still, since physical activity is important, you can play Foosball in the porch (it's only a shame that foosball is not listed among the official sports because it is).

During the summer there are a number of feasts in the neighbor towns. For example in Castiglion Fiorentino there are the Hamburger Festival and the "Sagra della Bistecca Chianina" (steak feast). Not exactly a vegan population out there!

Honestly, the people of that town are just celebrating every week by making up any sort of pretext and brand new "tradition". I recall on year where the made the feast of "Sausages and Motorbikes" kidding..

Where to buy food.

There is a well furnished market at 2 km down the road. They have common consumer products but also local delicacies.

Animals. Since you are in a countryside in a low populated place, in a tiny valley with a river, the presence of animals should not surprise you. For example, my neighbor has a German Shepherd. But that's not what I meant, I was referring to:

Wild Animals.

Wildboars: you will not see them, because they are the shy type, but if you stay quite and silent, after 10pm or so you may hear them grunting and chewing.

Deers. Even more difficult to see in general, but a couple of them come down the hill every evening to drink at the river.

Foxes. If you don't have chickens or other farm animals to be stolen, you won't see neither foxes nor other similar predators.

Lizards. Lots of lizards, completely harmless.

Temperature. Of course you can check any website for the weather but here it is a true fact about the place:

there is no night where you can't use a sweater, no matter how hot was during the day.

The house has very large stone walls and, even if there is no air conditioning, it never becomes too hot inside.

For warming the place during the winter there is a wood stove. Just so you know: from December to April it is not a place where you can leave in the morning and go back in the evening because the stove needs to stay loaded.

Hot water is provided by a boiler system, after 6 minutes of running steamy water it need 20 minutes to warm it up again.

Bicycles. For stays longer than a week we can arrange for bicycles (2 euros per day per person)

Interaction with Guests

I or my niece will be present at the arrival and reachable by phone all the time of your staying. When none of us will be able to meet you in person, I'll send detailed instructions and I'll be reachable on my phone

The Neighborhood

This is a small valley where people used to live out of agriculture (and part of them still do).

Not fancy stuff, real people living the place and having fun sometimes.

Good food ;)

Getting Around

Unless you want to stay at home in peace all the time, you absolutely need your own vehicle

More Details

Owner
fabio ganovelli
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
http://www.airport.umbria.it/
Car: necessary

Amenities

Città di Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • no tub, just shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 16sqm bedroom with king sized bed
Entertainment:
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Reviews

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(2 traveler reviews)

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Relax, play foosball, barbecue, save money!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

inspiration!

  • 5 of 5

mitten in nowhere, ein sehr insprierender platz! Wir haben es echt genossen, gechilled, und tagsüber die 40 grad hitze im angenehm kühlen haus verbracht! genau richtig, was wir für einen urlaub gebraucht haben. und unser hund hat den garten und die gerüche vom wald genossen, sich wie ein hund gefühlt. der kleine lebensmittel laden (in 1. min. erreichbar mit dem auto) bietet unglaublich günstige köstlichkeiten, frisch vom land und die liebenswürdige damen dadrinnen machen einkaufen zu einem süssen erlebniss.

danke!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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OTTIMA

  • 5 of 5

Proprietari gentili e premurosi , casa bella e in ottima posizione per gite brevi (ASSISI ;GUBBIO ecc) e a lungo raggio (ROMA ; FIRENZE;PESARO RIMINI,ecc) .

Abbiamo passato una bellissima vacanza

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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