Il Rospo

  based on 5 reviews
Keyfacts
  •   10
  •   3
  •   2
  • SQM 140
  •  wifi
  •  Pool
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Description

Il Rospo holiday home in the North of Umbria is one of these houses that has this good feeling of love at first sight. An old farmhouse lovingly restored in a beautiful setting overlooking the rolling green hills all around. The place to be for a relaxing holiday in Umbria.

Arriving at Il Rospo holiday home, one is overwhelmed by the views and the space around. The pool with behind it the old farmhouse is very inviting. The house is about 1.5 kms from the small hamlet of Badia di Petroia which is along the provincial road connecting Città di Castello in Umbria with Castiglion Fiorentino in Tuscany, respectively 15 and 20 kms away.

Il Rospo has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room with open fire place and an open plan kitchen. All restored leaving the old wooden beams and stone walls in tact.

The pool is 12 by 6 mtrs and from 1.40 to 2.40 mtrs deep. There are roman steps to one side leading into the water. From here one enjoys full privacy and excellent views around.

One enters the house via the external stone staircase leading into the living room with an open fire place, a sofa, two chairs and a television that has only Italian channels. There is a DVD player. An open plan kitchen is to the right of this area. Here is a long dining table and plenty of space to prepare lunch or dinner. The kitchen has a gas stove, an electrical oven, a dishwasher, a small fridge.

From the living room an antique wooden staircase is leading up to the top floor. These stairs are the original stairs and are very steep and uneven. Upstairs there is a bathroom with shower, a bedroom with two single beds and the master bedroom with a double bed, a single bed and a cot.

There is an extra studio downstairs with its own separate entrance from the garden, not connected with the rest of the house. Here is a double bedroom and a few steps go down in a small living room. In this living room is a sofa bed. The bathroom with shower is in this living room and there is a mezzanine sleeping two guests. This studio can host a family with children or older children all together.

There is a small space underneath the outside staircase with washing machine and extra refrigerator with freezer.

The pool opens mid May and closes by the end of September.

Have a look at the video of Il Rospo.


Rooms

2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 2 Double bed, 1 Loft bed, 1 Studio couch, 3 Single bed, Fan available
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner, Fly screens
Facilities
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Swimming pool
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed,Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
Directions

Payment instructions to book Il Rospo

Payment via bank transfer:
20% upon booking and the balance in cash upon arrival together with the final cleaning €90.

Bank details for the down payment only:

Bank:
Banca Popolare di Cortona
Terontola (AR) - Italy

Account holder:
Villa in Umbria di Van der Bolt Saskia M.J.
Via Santi Bistarelli 6
06069 Tuoro sul Trasimeno (PG)
Italy

IBAN: IT20F0549625401000019002497
BIC: POCSIT31XXX

Credit card payments are accepted via PayPal.com for guests from outside the Eurozone.

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4.6
based on 5 reviews
Florian (Deutschland)
Sehr gemütlich

wir möchten uns an der Stelle nochmals ganz herzlich für den zauberhaften Aufenthalt in dem Haus Il Rospo bedanken. Das Haus ist sehr gemütlich und perfekt ausgestattet. Wir waren eine Familie mit insgesamt 5 Personen und hatten viel Platz im Haus um in der Mittagszeit Schatten zu finden. Ansonsten haben wir den Pool der immer sauber und bestens gepflegt war sehr genossen. Die schönen Obstbäume und der Grill haben das große Grundstück mit dem fantastischen Blick in die Landschaft abgerundet. Wir haben uns bestens erholt und sagen nochmals danke für alles.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 9/2018

Judith and Aidan (England)
Lovely holiday

We had a lovely holiday staying at Il Rospo. The villa is in the most beautiful high position with simply stunning views. It is very private and quiet and the garden and swimming pool superb. The villa itself is extremely comfortable. The location of the villa gives you easy access to many beautiful places to visit including Citta di Castello, Arezzo and Perugia in addition to lots of beautiful small villages up in the hills. We highly recommend Il Rospo and send thanks to Giancarlo for his kindness and support. Judith and Aidan

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2018

Tom (United Kingdom)
It's a lovely villa

If you're looking for a beautiful, quiet holiday villa hideaway in the Umbrian hills then Il Rospo is really worth considering. The highlight for us was the amazing large pool which for the kids in the heat was all they really wanted. Add to that panoramic almost 360 degree views, abundant local birds and wildlife, a proper outdoor BBQ and dining area, and a very comfortable, well equipped and charming farmhouse. There's tons to do locally and we ventured out a couple of times but we really just enjoyed hanging out and living the simple life. Highly recommended!

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2018

Villa in Umbria (Various)
Dutch and English reviews copied from previous Villa in Umbria website

2017: Beste Saskia & Sylvia, Wij hebben zeer genoten van ons verblijf in Casa Il Rospo. De attente & vriendelijke ontvangst alsook de goede zorgen van de gastheer & -vrouw zijn een aangename start van de vakantie. De locatie van Il Rospo op de heuveltop met prachtige uitzichten op verschillende soorten landschappen alom & een fijne bries op warme zomerdagen nodigen uit tot ‘dolce far niente’ Er zijn voldoende plekjes in de grote tuin om in zon of schaduw tot rust te komen en te lezen, lunchen telkens met variabel uitzicht … Que Bello Het zwembad is ruim bemeten, proper en fris & met mooi uitzicht De woning is eenvoudig doch met ziel ingericht en behoudt voldoende frisheid in de warme zomertijd Kortom een stukje paradijs in Umbrië Met vriendelijke groeten, Fam. Stockmans-Brard Dear Saskia, We had a wonderful two weeks at Il Rospo - so much so that is was a real wrench for each of us to leave. The position was breathtaking, with magnificent views over the valley all around us and its situation was ideal for visiting so many of our favorite places in Umbria, and across into Tuscany. The grounds were lovely, with lots of different areas to sit, read, relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Needless to say, the pool was a special draw, and we spent many enjoyable hours there. The house was great, once you got used to the staircase, and well appointed, and was comfortable, even with five adults. We certainly hope to be back soon... Thank you for all your help arranging what was a very special holiday! Warm regards, Alistair Dear Saskia, We had a wonderful stay at Il Rospo. The setting and house were gorgeous - even better than the photos show. Tulia and Giancarlo were excellent hosts - waiting for us on arrival and seeing us off when we departed. Tulia also baked a delicious cake which our group, spanning three generations, polished off over the few days we were there. The setting was beautiful at the top of the hill overlooking 270 degrees of the surrounding valleys, but the drive up was very straightforward. We took a couple of walks in the neighbourhood which were great and would have done more if we had stayed longer. The location was excellent: we had day trips to Assisi, Spello, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno. We were planning to go to Perugia and Gubbia too but instead had a full day at the house because it was so great and we wanted to spend more time lounging around the pool in the hot weather. The house itself was very well equipped and attractively laid out. Our young children (9 and 7) loved exploring the rooms and the surrounding garden. All the appliances etc worked perfectly and we enjoyed catering for ourselves in the evenings and eating outside by the pool. Overall this was an excellent experience. The house was outstandingly good value too. We very much hope to stay again at some point in the future. Please pass on our best regards to Tulia and Giancarlo. Best wishes, Bill Juli 2016 Beste Saskia en Sylvia, we hebben enorm genoten van ons verblijf in Il Rospo. Het huis, het zwembad en de prachtige ligging hebben ons hart gestolen.Heerlijk vrij gelegen maar alle voorzieningen zijn makkelijk te bereiken. Het huis heeft een authentieke sfeer en is toch van alle gemakken voorzien! We hebben heerlijk gegeten van het verse fruit van de moerbeiboom en de pruimenboom.Giancarlo en Tullia zijn enorm gastvrij en we zijn ontzettend hartelijk ontvangen. Na een verblijf op Il Rospo is het moeilijk afscheid nemen van Umbrië. We komen zeker nog eens terug want er zijn nog zo veel mooie plekken te bezoeken! Désirée en Leon 2015: Beste Saskia en Sylvia We hebben een ongelooflijk mooi verlof achter de rug. Prachtig weer, super omgeving. Hier kan je in een privé omgeving heerlijk relaxen. De foto's op de website zijn heel realistisch. Alles is zoals beschreven op de website. Super vriendelijk ontvangst door de eigenaars. Gelegen op (per wagen): 15 min van Città di Castello; 30 min van Umbertide; 60 min van Perugia. Deze vakantie is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Fam. Peiffer Beste Saskia en Sylvia, Il Rospo is een mooi eeuwenoud huis wat op een schitterende plek staat. Bovenop een heuvel uitkijkend over de omgeving. Een antieke inrichting, maar wel met afwas- en wasmachine. Zelfs WiFi, maar wel zeer beperkt, dus ideaal voor de rustzoekers. Een zeer groot zwembad wat regelmatig wordt schoongehouden door de aardige eigenaren. We werden door hen verrast met een zelfgebakken taart. Voldoende supermarkten in de omgeving, en ook mooie weinig bezochte steden, bijvoorbeeld Città di Castello. In het dorpje in de buurt was een week het jaarlijkse bierfeest met vooral veel muziek, wat ook erg leuk is, vooral omdat je de enige buitenlander bent. Het was zeer geslaagd! Groet, Marc Beste Saskia en Sylvia, Prachtig huis, adembenemend uitzicht bijna rondom. Hele rustige omgeving en vriendelijke beheerders. Heerlijk zwembad dat goed schoongehouden wordt. Groet, Michel 2015: Hi Saskia and Sylvia, Thank you so much for recommending Il Rospo, it was perfect. Wonderfully secluded, with amazing views, and the house itself was lovely, beautifully clean, tidy, well equipped and looked after. We enjoyed the big ground floor space which allowed us to chat while cooking together in the evenings. And we enjoyed figs and herbs from the garden, and meeting frogs, geckos, and a wide range of birds. We found some porcine quills while out walking on the hill above the house. The pool was beautiful. We enjoyed looking at the hills and once a double rainbow. It was an easy drive to and from Perugia, and we went on memorable day trips to Assisi, Montefalco and Gubbio. Thanks again for finding us just the right villa. We hope to return. Very best wishes, Helen and Ann

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Villa in Umbria (Various)
Deutsche Übersetzung des Feedbacks aus der vorherigen Villa in Umbria Website

2017: Liebe Saskia, wir hatten zwei wundervolle Wochen in Il Rospo – wir wollten gar nicht mehr weg! Die Lage war atemberaubend, mit wunderbarem Blick über das Tal. Von da aus konnten wir so viele schöne Orte in Umbrien und der Toskana besuchen. Um das Haus herum hatten wir viele verschiedene Flecken zum hinsetzen, lesen, relaxen und Umgebung genießen. Unnötig zu sagen, dass der Pool etwas Besonderes war und wir viele Stunden da verbrachten. Das Haus war super, nachdem wir uns an die Treppe gewöhnt hatten und auch für fünf Erwachsene komfortabel. Wir hoffen, dass wir bald wieder hinfahren können. Vielen Dank, dass du für uns so schöne Ferien arrangiert hast! Beste Grüße Alistair 2016: Hallo Saskia und Sylvia, wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in Il Rospo sehr genossen. Wir haben unser Herz an das Haus, den Pool und die herrliche Lage verloren. Eine hervorragende, freie Lage, trotzdem sind alle Läden usw. leicht zu erreichen. Das Haus hat eine authentische Sphäre und bietet doch allen Komfort! Wir haben die Früchte des Maulbeer- und Pflaumenbaumes genossen!. Giancarlo und Tullia sind besonders gastfreundlich und haben uns herzlich empfangen. Am Urlaubsende ist es uns schwergefallen von Il Rospo und Umbrien Abschied zu nehmen. Sicher kommen wir wieder, denn es gibt noch viel zu sehen. Désirée und Leon 2015: Hi Saskia und Sylvia, wir haben einen unglaublich schönen Urlaub verbracht. Herrliches Wetter, super Umgebung. Hier kann man in privater, geschützter Umgebung unglaublich gut relaxen. Die Fotos auf der Website sind absolut realistisch. Alles ist so, wie auf der Website beschrieben. Superfreundlicher Empfang durch die Besitzer. Entfernungen mit dem Auto: 15 min von Città di Castello; 30 min von Umbertide; 60 min von Perugia. Wir kommen sicher wieder. Fam. Pfeiffer

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2018

Saskia & Sylvia Villa in Umbria
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