Il Riccio

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  • SQM 90
  •  Pool
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Description

Il Riccio holiday apartment is situated at 10 km from Citta di Castello on a beautiful spot in the middle of the green Umbrian hills and not far from both Tuscany and the Marche.

The holiday apartment has 2 bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom. To the front of the apartment, guests can enjoy a private garden with terrace.

The apartment is in an old farmhouse with 4 other apartments. One of these is being rented as well, the others are used by the Dutch owers themselves. The owners from apartment Riccio are from England.

The pool is shared with the other apartments, but guests have their own pool furniture. The pool is 12 by 7 meters and open from half May until half September.

At 15 minutes from Città di Castello, 20 kms from the house, are the villages of Anghiari and Sansepolcro in Tuscany.

One enters the apartment almost at ground level (there are 4 steps). The entrance is in the living room with large fireplace, two armchairs and a small sofa, an area with bookcase and a dining table. There is no television, but there is a CD player. The kitchen is on the left, with fridge and freezer, gas cooker, microwave and electric oven. The kitchen moreover has a lot of working space.

The double bedroom (that can also be made up as a twin room) is on the right side of the living room. The second bedroom is only twin and has the entrance close to the entrance door, but going some steps down.

The apartment has one bathroom, with bath, bidet and shower.

There is a washing machine shared with the other rental apartment.

There is a steep and narrow hill to drive up to the house. It has been laid with concrete all the way, making the drive up easier. 

Mind that there is no television and no wifi connection. 

Have a look at the short video from Il Riccio.


Rooms

2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Oven, Refrigerator
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Terrace
  • Sanitary
    Bidet, Shower, Towel-set, Bath, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fly screens
Facilities
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Swimming pool (Shared)
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Deck chairs, Shared 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 Riccio

Payment via bank transfer:
Down payment: 20% upon booking to Villa in Umbria
Final payment: 80% 4 weeks prior to arrival to the owner


Bank details for the downpayment upon booking:

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

Account:
IBAN: IT20F0549625401000019002497
BIC: POCSIT31XXX

For the down payment only: Credit card payments are accepted via PayPal.com for guests from outside the Eurozone.


Bank details for the final payment 4 weeks before arrival:

Bank:
First Direct (a member of HSBC Group)
40 Wakefield Road
Leeds
LS98 1FD
UK

Account holder:
Mr Nicholas J Redmayne & Ms Jillian Wendy Redmayne
Field House
Kirkharle
Northumberland
NE19 2PF
UK

IBAN: GB32MIDL40478681756680
BIC: MIDLGB2168H

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Nederlandse feedback gekopieerd van de vorige Villa in Umbria website

Opmerking eigenaar: in het najaar van 2012 is de hele weg opnieuw gemaakt en belegd met cement waardoor het nu veel gemakkelijker is om de helling op te rijden. 2012: Beste, Zeer positief verblijf, ligging zeer goed, huisje in orde, zwembad prima. Het is er zeer rustig en dat was ook wat we zochten. Alleen de weg ernaar toe, de laatste meters waren een probleem; de eerste keer geraakten we niet boven, al de valiezen uitgeladen en dan is het ons gelukt. Misschien toch nog eens iets aan dat laatste steile stuk doen. Ook de agritourismo beneden aan de weg is tegengevallen, voor de rest alles super, prachtige streek en vooral RUST Vriendelijke groeten, Familie D. Hallo, Prima tijd gehad : hadden en huis en zwembad voor ons alleen, prachtig weer met overvloed aan zon, wind en staalblauwe hemels. Appartement had voor ons alles om een gerieflijke vakantieplek te zijn (de bedoeling is trouwens toch om zoveel als mogelijk buiten te zijn). Hebben ons niet overgegeven aan de " to do and to see - dingen ", gezien kleine kinderen en dan nog eens kleine kinderen die makkelijk wagenziek zijn. Uitermate genoten van dolce far niente, van de naaste omgeving, Citta di Castello (markt, Burri, ...), Montone en ons eigen samen zijn. Komen nog terug naar Umbrië. Eén opmerking : misschien moeten jullie toch iets explicieter vermelden dat het aan te raden valt om, als je een huurwagen neemt, een 4 x 4 te huren, of een tweewiel aangedreven wagen met een relatief krachtige motor : wij hadden voor ons gezin van twee volwassenen en drie kleine kinderen een Opel Corsa gehuurd (1400 cc) en geraakten het steile heuveltje dus niet op (wagen achter gelaten aan kerkje en sjouwen maar; alles went echter ...). Vriendelijke groet, Nicole en Luk, Dien, Josse en Nel. 2011: Alles was oke, genoten, enkel zwembad werd omgeven door steekvliegen dat was minder, moesten kinderen beschermen. Verwacht niet dat eigenaar steekvliegen kan verjagen dus loos bericht feitelijk. 2010: Dear Saskia and Willemijn, We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Il Riccio, partly because of its remote and beautiful setting, and partly because it has not been spoiled. Many English owners of cottages rip out all the features of the houses they buy, ruin the interiors by putting in such modern features as smoked glass partitions and the like, and furnish them with wholly inappropriate modern furniture. It always takes me a long time to find a cottage which is sensitively restored, and I use the photographs of interiors on websites to check them. There is an archetypal boring English suburb near London called Surbiton, with unpleasant houses which often have tasteless modern fittings and furniture. We always refer to horrible modern treatment of cottages by saying that they are furnished in the style of Surbiton. We go abroad to see cottages which are as unlike Surbiton as possible! The Redmaynes are to be congratulated on the way in which they have restored Il Riccio, in a style which is not English, and appeared to us to be genuinely Italian. This aspect of a cottage is more important to us than having ultra-modern equipment, and we always avoid cottages which have been ruined. We were lucky to be there at the time of year when we could eat ripe figs and plums from the garden, and having breakfast of freshly picked fruit on the beautiful terrace was a lovely feature of the cottage. You may have heard that we had water all over the kitchen floor when a pipe burst under the sink. Everything was handled very efficiently by Jim, with the help of Peter from downstairs, and any damage was prevented. The only problem was that we had put the relatively large amount of food left by the Redmaynes in a cupboard at floor level, and much of it was ruined by the water. We are sorry that so much had to be thrown away. We really enjoyed the visit to Montelabate, and it many ways it was the highlight of our stay in Umbria. We are grateful to you for arranging this visit. Your website was very helpful indeed, with a great deal of really useful information. Yours sincerely, Joanna and Christopher P.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2018

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English reviews copied from previous Villa in Umbria website

From 2012: Remark of the owner: in autumn 2012 the road up to the house has been laid with concrete making it much easier to drive up. Dear Ladies, very positive stay, excellent position, apartment fine, swiming pool good. It is a very quiet spot and that is what we were looking for. The road up to the house, the last few meters, were a problem. On the first attempt we did not manage to get up. We unloaded the bagage and then we managed. Maybe the owner can still do some works on the last bit of the road. We also did not like the restaurant in the little village at the bottom. All the rest was very fine, beautiful region and above all QUIET. Best wishes, Family D Hello, We had a good time, we had private use of the pool and home, beautiful weather with lots of sunshine, wind and blue skies. The apartment had all to make it a comfortable holiday base (apart from the fact one is mostly outside). We did not manage to do and see a lot because of our small children, and small children who suffer car sickness as well. We totally enjoyed the 'dolce far niente', the area close to the apartment, Citta di Castello (the market and Burri), Montone and our being together. We will return to Umbria one day. One remark: maybe you will have to mention more explicitly that getting up in a normal car is rather difficult. We did not manage to drive up with our rental car. We left it at the bottom and walked up and down. We got used to it in the end. Best wishes, Nicole en Luk, Dien, Josse and Nel. 2011: All was OK, we enjoyed ourselves. Only problem were the horse-flies around the pool. We had to protect the children. We do not expect the owner will be able to do something about this. 2010: Dear Saskia and Willemijn, We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Il Riccio, partly because of its remote and beautiful setting, and partly because it has not been spoiled. Many English owners of cottages rip out all the features of the houses they buy, ruin the interiors by putting in such modern features as smoked glass partitions and the like, and furnish them with wholly inappropriate modern furniture. It always takes me a long time to find a cottage which is sensitively restored, and I use the photographs of interiors on websites to check them. There is an archetypal boring English suburb near London called Surbiton, with unpleasant houses which often have tasteless modern fittings and furniture. We always refer to horrible modern treatment of cottages by saying that they are furnished in the style of Surbiton. We go abroad to see cottages which are as unlike Surbiton as possible! The Redmaynes are to be congratulated on the way in which they have restored Il Riccio, in a style which is not English, and appeared to us to be genuinely Italian. This aspect of a cottage is more important to us than having ultra-modern equipment, and we always avoid cottages which have been ruined. We were lucky to be there at the time of year when we could eat ripe figs and plums from the garden, and having breakfast of freshly picked fruit on the beautiful terrace was a lovely feature of the cottage. You may have heard that we had water all over the kitchen floor when a pipe burst under the sink. Everything was handled very efficiently by Jim, with the help of Peter from downstairs, and any damage was prevented. The only problem was that we had put the relatively large amount of food left by the Redmaynes in a cupboard at floor level, and much of it was ruined by the water. We are sorry that so much had to be thrown away. We really enjoyed the visit to Montelabate, and it many ways it was the highlight of our stay in Umbria. We are grateful to you for arranging this visit. Your website was very helpful indeed, with a great deal of really useful information. Yours sincerely, Joanna and Christopher P.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2018

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Deutsche Übersetzung des Feedbacks aus der vorherigen Villa in Umbria Website

Hallo, sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt, sehr gute Lage, Haus ist in Ordnung, Schwimmbad prima. Es ist da sehr ruhig, genau das was wir suchten. Nur der Weg dorthin, die letzten Meter waren ein Problem. Wir benötigten zwei Anläufe, um das Haus zu erreichen. Vielleicht sollte an dem letzten, steilen Stück etwas geschehen. Auch der Agrotourismo unten am Weg hat uns nicht so gut gefallen. Ansonsten alles super, prächtige Landschaft und vor allem RUHE. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Familie D. Hallo Saskia, prima Zeit gehabt: Hatten Haus und Schwimmbad für uns alleine, prächtiges Wetter mit sehr viel Sonne, Wind und stahlblauem Himmel. Apartment hatte alles für einen komfortablen Urlaub (eigentlich waren wir so viel wie möglich draußen). Haben uns nicht an "ToDo- und ToSee-Liste übernommen, da wir kleine Kinder dabei hatten, die im Auto schnell reisekrank werden. Wir haben das süße Leben mehr in der nahen Umgebung (Citta di Castello Markt, Burri, Montone) und dem gemütlichen Zusammensein gefunden. Wir kommen wieder nach Umbrien. Eine Anmerkung noch: Wenn man ein Auto mietet, sollte es ein 4x4 oder eines mit starkem Motor sein. Mit unserem vollgeladenen Opel Corsa (1400 ccm) schafften wir den steilen Hügel nicht (Auto unten bei der Kirche stehen gelassen und Einkaufstaschen hoch geschleppt; gewöhnten uns daran …). Viele Grüße Nicole und Luk, Dien, Josse und Nel Anmerkung des Besitzers: Im Herbst 2012 wurde der gesamte Zufahrtsweg mit Betonplatten ausgelegt, sodass die Steigung nun viel einfacher zu befahren ist.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2018

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