(x 2 people)
Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | South of Todi, Umbria
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Maid included |
Set in a peaceful valley just below San Gemini, a bustling and very pretty hilltop village, Il Cerro is a fully modernised farmhouse with many typically Umbrian features. Everything about the house was designed for ease, comfort and convenience, from the very well equipped fitted kitchen to the two loggias furnished for outdoor dining and lounging, and the hot tub positioned between them. The tiled floors and high, beamed ceilings keep the rooms cool in the summer, and an open fireplace provides warmth and cheer on rainy days. A lawned garden scented with roses, jasmine and rosemary surrounds the house and its pool, and leads to the edge of the forest. The view could hardly be more pastoral, an open landscape of fields and forests framed by the end of the valley.
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Il Cerro is available for larger parties. For details see Il Cerro (x 5 people).
In a lovely, untouristed part of southern Umbria known for its spectacular Roman ruins and pretty hill towns. San Gemini's shops and restaurants are a 5-minute drive away (or a 10-minute uphill hike). Excursions might include the Roman ruins at Carsulae, 10 minutes, Spoleto and Amelia, 30 minutes, or, further afield, Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi, all reached in less than 1 hour.
Sitting/dining room with fireplace leading out to an outdoor sitting area under a pergola. Kitchen leading out to a dining loggia. Twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom with shower.
Double bedroom. Bathroom with bath. Interior balcony with a settee bed overlooking the sitting room.
Single sofa bed.
Il Cerro’s garden is a flowering, scented setting for the house and its pool, 3 x 6m/10 x 19 feet. The two loggias are attached to the house and are both oriented towards the view with hot tub.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful offsite caretaker, who speaks English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Portable barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Two fans. Working fireplace. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line.
Airports: Rome, 1 hour 30 minutes; Florence, 2 hours 30 minutes. Railway station at Terni, 15km/10 miles. Bus stop in San Gemini to local towns and villages see link for times and destinations http://www.prosangemini.it/en/traspubb.php. Motorway exit at San Gemini Sud, 15 minutes along paved roads to the village, followed by a fairly steep access road - about 700m/760 yards - down to the house itself. Parking for three cars.
Tennis available at San Gemini. 18-hole golf just south of Perugia, about 1 hour. Giostra dell' Arme in San Gemini takes place the last week in September and the first two weeks of October, http://www.bellaumbria.net/San_Gemini/giostra_dell%27arme_eng.htm
Filter coffee maker. Two hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
The pool, 3 x 6m/10 x 19 feet, has a constant depth of 1.6m/5 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.