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Luxury apt with aircon + WiFi.
0.7 kms to historic central Spoleto.
Car recommended/not essential if you are the fit type, used to walking uphill and do not wear high heels.
Beautiful campus with large, infinity pool, jacuzzi, BBQ area, ornamental waterfall.
APT 2 is one of six luxury apts.
POOL OPEN FROM MAY – MID SEPT.
APT 2 is on the upper floor of the 2 storey farmhouse with 2 balconies, one of which seats 4, both of which have spectacular views.
With air con + Wifi.
It has 1 double bedroom + 1 twin bedroom + 1 shower rm/WC. Sleeps 4.
Spectacular views from front windows + balconies.
The rate includes a lift, free of charge, to and from the station, on arrival and departure days, if you are without a car (assuming social hours).
This offer is subject to Laurie, my husband, being available and the car being OK. To date, we have always been able to provide this service !
Arrival/Departure dates flexible, subject to availability.
Impressive features of Spoleto By The Pool are the infinity pool, the Jacuzzi, the grounds and the spectacular panoramic views from the windows, balcony and terraces of all the apartments.
Standing on a small hill, outside the city walls, Spoleto By The Pool is the nearest and largest pool property to central Spoleto. Add to that, a stunning and convenient location – simply unbeatable !
0.75 kms to the train station, from where you can get to practically anywhere in Italy.
This location is the best !
Spoleto centre and the station within spitting distance and the mountains are all around you.
Spoleto By The Pool is a tranquil place with easy access to all the hot-spots….Assisi, Perugia, Trevi, Spello, Norcia, Perugia, Todi, Gubbio and, just over an hour to Rome.
Both the 16C cottages were originally inhabited by farm workers; and, the whole of Il Pincio, the hill that Spoleto By The Pool stands on and is locally known as, was owned by the next door neighbours. Delicate negotiations over several years enabled a local builder to buy and develop the land, whose aim was to sell both cottages to passing millionaires.
But, financial challenges resulted in this wonderful development falling into our hands and, instead of being privately owned by yet more rich people, you can enjoy what it is like to live in a sought after area, so close to historic Spoleto.
While all the original features have been preserved eg beams, arches and cubby holes, none of the apts have lost their traditional appeal. Simply and practically furnished, all 6 apts are child-friendly and equipped fully with everything you could need on a holiday.
If you like heights, then you will love APT 2 because the landscape simply spills below you away onto the horizon.
This absolutely brilliantly designed group of 6 self catering apartments is not just an aesthetic delight and completely authentic, Spoleto By The Pool is perfectly placed for those who want the best of all possible worlds.
With a large pool, a Jacuzzi and expansive gardens, atop a hill, outside the city walls, amidst resplendent grounds, immersed in acres of wondrous countryside, a romantic and glamorous setting, these 6 self catering apts, all with Wifi, are complete with original features…arches, beams, exposed stone and tiny nooks and crannies.
At the end of your lane, just a few minutes walk, there is a bus-stop from where you can hop on a bus to reach the top of Spoleto and the famous Rocca and Il Ponte. Very convenient if you only fancy walking down-hill, through the pretty, cobbled and arched streets of Spoleto, passing the myriad of shops, bars and restaurants along the way, pausing only for a flute of chilled prosecco, a gelato or a cappuccino or all three !
A mellow, beautiful and tranquil place, the waterfall, the jacuzzi, the manicured grounds, the BBQ area and the infinity pool, all ensure that you can lie back and totally relax.
One moment you are floating in the pool and the next you are wandering in the fairy-tale city of Spoleto, through arched, cobbled streets, exploring alleyways and byways, admiring frescoes, browsing museums, visiting churches and indulging your senses in the many shops, bars and restaurants, sampling the finest that Italy can offer and, far more cheaply than touristy places such as Venice, Todi or Florence. Umbria’s most up-market supermarket is just 5 min walk down the lane.
In the bars, sipping your proseccho, you can glimpse famous faces from all over the world.
Yet, lounging in the landscaped grounds, you are unaware that the local facilities are so close.
There is no traffic on the lane leading to the apts, except for the cars belonging to the owners of the other 2 villas along this lane.
Here is tranquility, a choice of town or country, at the same time.
The glamorous infinity pool (100 sq mts) is the largest and closest pool, either private or public, to the historic centre of Spoleto. With lots of sun-loungers placed around a wide patio area surrounding the pool, guests can sunbathe and relax without undue disturbance from other guests.
A wide patio area forms a complete border around the pool and, therefore, it is easy to retain absolute privacy, should you wish to.
The grounds are expansive with nooks and crannies where you can sit in privacy. So you never have to be “friendly” with anyone else staying there if you don’t want to be.
If you want solitude, it is easy to “hide away” with a book.
And, from anywhere in the gardens, are the most stunning panoramic views of the pool, the pretty grounds and the countryside beyond, truly magnificent views across swathes of crop fields, distant dwellings, and, mountains fringing the horizons.
Here is a place to just be, to allow yourself to be mesmorized and to submit to an inner calm.
There is a private car-park adjacent to the property…..
Spoleto is one the most un-touristy places you will find. Extremely popular with Italians because, not only is it beautiful, but, the Spoletini have remained faithful to their traditions.
Here you will find live theatre, operas, concerts, ballets and plays, all year round.
Foreigners are very welcome. The language of food, wine and clothes is universal.
Further, in Spoleto, as well as the surrounding villages and hill-top towns, sagras take place throughout the year, celebrating the harvesting of truffle, asparagus, olives, grapes, maize, tomatoes……. Halloween and various saints’ days. Big spreads are provided, free of charge (or almost), as a kind of offering to the gods, a thanksgiving of good fortune, except that you will be the recipients and not the gods ! Indeed, any excuse will do for a celebration !
Spoleto is the Italians’ favourite place in Umbria – some say in Italy. Now, Italy’s best kept secret has been revealed. And, Spoleto is enjoying its new found fame. The locals are so friendly. Once here, you are bound in a kinship of love and worship of all that is most precious to the Italian….. sculpture, architecture, works of Art and, above all, food ! Not to mention wine, shopping and the most famous of all activities – the passeggiata !
Nearest Airport : Rome, Perugia, Pescara at 60 Miles Nearest Train : Spoleto at 0.75 km Nearest Motorway : Orte at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Bolsena or San Benedetto del Tronto at 60 km
Nearest Bar : 0.40 km
Nearest Restaurant : Spoleto historic centre at 0.7 km
ACTIVITIES + USEFUL INFO :
We leave info in the villa apartments to help you decide where to eat, where to visit, beautiful drives etc. all based on our personal experiences and those of our guests.
A really popular activity is a truffle hunt. It starts with a beautiful morning walk through outstanding scenery. You arrive at the woods. You are taught how to hunt out the truffle. Then, the chef, Leonardo, who is guiding you, cooks up, alfresco, the most amazing truffle dish. And, you are treated to a slap-up truffle lunch with unlimited wine.
Currently, this is No 1 favourite activity !
However, all the activities we recommend are popular.
And, by request, Leonardo will also come to your villa and cook up a storm of a feast for you. At the same time, if you wish, he will teach you how to prepare the food, at no extra cost.
Leonardo charges about 35 to 45 euros/head for a group of 5 or more persons, depending on the menu, to include unlimited excellent local wines. 4 persons or less costs 160 euros minimum.
And, if you wish, you can be hosted at Leonardo’s family home in Spoleto….. minimum of 6 persons required… but, often there are a lot more of our guests attending such an event…. From all over the world ! This is a VERY popular event – costs about 35 euros/head.
A very popular event, especially with children, is a picnic with a donkey or a pony or several of them. A beautiful amble through the woods, culminating with a picnic in a beauty spot. You can walk with a donkey or pony carrying the load or you can ride them. We have donkeys big enough for adults if your horse riding skills aren’t up to much. The rate depends on how many you wish to hire.
All our activities are much cheaper than those you see advertised on the internet. This is because we believe in sustainable tourism and there are no "middle men" raking off the profits !!Get the full listing »