Perched on a ridge on over forty hectares of stunning Umbrian countryside, this 15th century hamlet has been thoughtfully and lovingly transformed into three traditional and sustainable holiday apartments. Passing through many hands over the years - including over fifty residents at one time - the hamlet was abandoned in the 1960s and resurrected in 2013, when Tribewanted Monestevole restructured it into three fully fitted, eco-lux vacation rentals.
Chiesetta is a stand-alone apartment, close to the main house, offering private entrance, small terrace, fireplace, kitchenette, living /dining area, two bedrooms and bathroom.
Celebrating and preserving the best of traditional Umbrian living and providing a beautiful, rejuvenating and inspiring experience, our three apartments are designed with stylish simplicity and comforts, including organic mattresses each restored with their original historic stone and wood beamed features intact and simple rustic design.
We have horses, goats, a sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats at Monestevole.
Sustainable technologies are part of daily life here. Our energy comes from photovoltaic solar panels, our water is heated by thermal solar, we harvest rain water to irrigate the fields and flush the toilets and we recycle gray-black water in our living filtration system. Our pool is a salt water pool. In the winter, our heating is powered by a wood-burning stove. We are constantly working to improve the structure with renewable energies, recycling, water treatment, compost, permaculture and green architecture.
A beautiful model of sustainable living and celebration of Umbrian culture, this unique property invites you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the land and savor your very own slice of the Italian good life.
We welcome guests and families from all over the world.
Biodegradable shower gel and shampoo
Towels and linens included
Every kitchen features dishwasher, gas hob (two are induction, one gas), oven and fridge
Solar and photovoltaic panels
Ample indoor/outdoor common spaces
Glass-fronted yoga / meditation / work out space
AVAILABLE SERVICES, not included in basic price
Onsite yoga lessons - private or group classes
Endlessly picturesque, Umbria remains one of the most idealized settings in Italy. Monestevole is within easy reach of several areas not to be missed.
Umbria is the greenest region of Italy; full of woodlands, which have been sustainably harvested for the past 20 years. Local crops include olive oil, wine, sunflowers, and spelt. The region is famous for its truffles, pork meat and wild boar. Local bread is made without salt due to an old feud with the Pope on salt tax!
At Monestevole, there are plenty of walks and bike rides for every level. Climb Monte Acuto for stunning views; walk to Arcelle lake for a wild swim and picnic and explore the many other walks taking off from the property.
For those wanting to explore Umbria and Tuscany, Monestevole is ideally placed for excursions to nearby Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona, Montone, Spello, Norcia, Castelluccio, Spoleto, Montefalco, Citta' di Castello, Narni, the Trasimeno lake with its islands, Citta' della Pieve, Orvieto, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montalcino, Bagno Vignone and the Tevere springs.
The closest town is Umbertide, Umbria, Italy, (8 km), where you can cater to all your needs, including a market, supermarkets and a hospital
Lake Trasimeno is 20 km away
Nearest Airport: Perugia Airport (41km)
Nearest Train Station: Terontola-Cortona (40 Km)Get the full listing »