About this listing
Cosy family house for nature and calm lovers, ideal for relaxing and peaceful holidays and near to Perugia-San Egidio airport with direct flights from the UK. Various trekking and mountain bike paths around. 2 km from a charming stone house village.
Ancient stone house (18 century) entirely redone with a combination of traditional material and modern furbishing.
130 sq. including very open living space on the ground floor. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom of which one with hydro massage bath. Living room with fireplace. Open modern kitchen with bar.
All modern appliances available (incl. wifi internet).
Vast garden includes an olive grove, and other fruit, pine and oak trees. The terrace with pergola facing south offers breath-taking view over uncontaminated green natural reserve. The property, is wide 4 ha and offers private access to a natural and cristal clear stream.
2 km from a charming stone house village and 10 km from a larger town with all facilities/stores and restaurants.
For nature and calm lovers, ideal for relaxing and peaceful holidays. Various trekking and mountain bike paths around.
Within a 2-hr drive from Rome, it is also a great place to discover the enchanting medieval arts towns of Umbria (Todi, Perugia and Assisi... all ranging within 30-40 km) or Tuscany (80km from Montepulciano, 120 km from Siena and 180 km from Florence).
If you are up for a genuine encounter with the green heart of Umbria and its truly welcoming people, do not hesitate, this holiday is for you! :)
We provide smoking area outside the house so better not smoke inside!
Guests are invited to respect the house and its incontaminated environment.
Guest are required to use their common sense in a view not waste energy such as lights, heat, and water. In the summer months, the area is subject to water usage limitations which guests will be required to respect. A cistern ensures constant water availability.
The house is set-up to allow recycling, please make the most of it.
In summer time, the dry environment dictates appropriate behaviour with respect to fire risks.
Mathias and Aurelie are very accommodating and their renovation is truly lovely and splendid, just as the listing promises. The house is in the countryside, so it requires a bit of rural driving but the payoff is a nice, authentic alternative to Italy's busy tourist destinations. The charming kitchen and adjacent outdoor dining area make for wonderful meals basking in the evening light.
Our experience in Casale Ripe was wonderful. We arrived very late at night and had nowhere to buy food for my four children, luckily our hosts had left some food for us that helped us through the night. The house is very comfortable and very well equiped and has a beautiful view of the countryside. From this house it is very easy to visit Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio, and other beautiful medieval towns. For us it felt like home away from home.
We definitely recommend this house.
About the Host, Mathias & Aurelie
We are enthousiast, curious and happy to start this challenging renting activity around our house !
After years of travels abroad in Asia and Africa, we felt the need to grow roots closer to our Home country France. As we had fallen in love with Italy, settling down in this country stood out to us as evidence.
We discovered Umbria by chance, touring the country on a motorbike. We found landscapes that had a soul. We had been amazed by Tuscany and its well structured colorful hills that looked like paintings.
All the same, we were touched by the genuineness we found in the green landscapes of Umbria. As we slowly settled there, we found the authenticity of this countryside was mirrored in its kind and welcoming people.
The house had not been maintained for decades and called for an entire restructuring, including strengthening its walls, changing the roof and not least ensure compliance with latest norms. Substantially we ended up modifying the living space from a traditional country house set-up to a modern one, with more open and communicating spaces. We had one objective in mind: transform the place in a practical, simple, warm house in harmony with its environment.