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    Casa Rosa
    A slice of paradise in the Umbrian hills

Self-catering Apartments near Assisi (Umbria, Italy)

 

 

Casa Rosa is a traditional stone farmhouse set high in the green hills of Umbria, some ten kilometres (or six miles) north-east of Assisi. The house is divided into self-catering apartments – one large holiday apartment occupying the entire of the first floor of the original farmhouse, two smaller apartments sharing the ground floor, a small cottage in the converted stables; a two-bedroom apartment; and a studio apartment in a new extension. Each apartment is completely self-contained, with its own kitchen and bathroom, and its own balcony or terrace.

 

All the apartments are simply but comfortably furnished, beautifully decorated, and have full central heating. There is also spectacular swimming pool, shared by the apartments: located above the house in a marvellously tranquil position, it enjoys panoramic views over the National Park of Mount Subasio.

 

The pool is bordered along one side by lavender, local herbs and a large cherry tree; on the other, a wide terrace is paved in local stone, with sun-beds and deck chairs for lounging and sunbathing. Also found here are the barbecue and gazebo. Around the house is a small farm of 40 hectares (or 100 acres), roughly one-third cultivated, one-third pasture, and one-third wooded with planted trees.

Accommodation

Self-Catering Holiday Apartments

  • Al fresco dining
  • Garden views
  • Access to the pool
  • 100 acre estate
  • Cooking courses & dining
  • 6 Miles from Assisi
  • Peace & tranquility
  • Barbecue
  • Walks
  • Park

The Farm

The Farm

The farm is surrounded by woodlands and pastures, and elevated as it is 450 metres in the hills, offers magnificent views over the National Park of Mount Subasio. The hillside and forest hide an abundance of local wildlife: martens, porcupine and wild boar have all been seen on the farm, and the wealth of bird life includes buzzards, goldfinches and hoopoes. In spring, the meadows, fields and verges abound in wild flowers, among them poppies, cyclamen, wild gladioli, and many types of orchid; from May to July, fireflies dance in the night, and through the summer the farm is home to some 30 varieties of butterfly. Along the river are waterfalls and natural pools, where one can bathe in the summer. The hills, woods and valleys offer countless possible routes for walking.

ASSISI & UMBRIA

Assisi & Umbria

Assisi, the nearest town, was the home of St. Francis and his female counterpart, St. Clare. For seven centuries now, Assisi has been a focus for pilgrimage, with the area rich in traditions associated with the saints. The town itself has been carefully preserved, its steep, medieval streets winding between churches and houses of rose-coloured stone.

Tripadvisor Review
Giotto
Date Published: 05/29/2015
If you work too hard and are driven and exhausted, enjoy good food and wine and love being in the middle of the countryside this is the place for you. I returned from a wonderful week today, don't be put off by self-catering the owner's husband is a chef, there is a freezer full of delicious ready meals cooked by Alessandro, he will also cook for you, we had a three course restaurant standard meal cooked and served by him on our own terrace. We sat with our glasses of wine watching the fireflies dancing through the lavender bushes. Although the properties were fully booked p, we didn't really notice anyone else being there, good design, Alessandro's brother in law is an architect, this is a family business.

We picked cherries from the laden trees, enjoyed visits to nearby Assissi, went over the mountain to Spello where we saw the best wild flowers I have ever seen as well as buzzards, kestrels and a hoopoe. The cuckoo made its presence felt, the bantams were divine.

Need a half year pick me up? Go. Ella and Alessandro will warmly welcome you and look after you.

5 / 5 stars

Tripadvisor Review
Cimabue
Date Published: 01/10/2015
We spent 2 weeks at the beautiful Casa Rosa and loved every minute of it. The villa is a heavenly spot: utterly quiet, surrounded by green fields, olive groves and hills. The apartments are simple and rustic, but comfortable. We spent a lot of time chilling out at base, making simple meals, sitting out on the balcony quaffing local wine and watching the world go by; having a dip in the pool. The owner, Jennifer Worth and her lovely family, are charming, gentle and caring hosts. Jennifer is a fine artist and we very much enjoyed meeting her, though she was in the final stages of cancer and, very sadly, has since died.

Casa Rosa makes a great base from which to explore Assisi and the surrounding district. Assisi, though not a large town, has a huge amount to explore, and the surrounding Umbrian countryside is very beautiful. In August, it was hot, but Casa Rosa provides some relief from the heat, being up in the hills and catching what breeze there is.

It was perhaps our most relaxing holiday ever, partly because we stayed 2 weeks at the one location, which made it feel very spacious, but also because of the quiet beauty of the place itself.

5 / 5 stars

Tripadvisor Review
Cimabue
Date Published: 10/11/2014
I would hiighly ecommend Casa Rosa to anyone looking for a base from which to explore Assisi and Umbria in general .It is sublime! The setting is so beautiful and peaceful it is almost other-worldly. We quickly settled into a wonderful routine of having our breakfast on our private patio overlooking the valley (we stayed in the old stables Which is now a delightful cottage) Then we'd set out for the day..Assisi is just 15 minutes away and many wonderful Umbrian towns were an easy day-trip from there. Alessandro was a wonderful and attentive host who even came to fetch us the first night since it is a bit difficult to find the first time.
We hope to go back again sometime. It is such a special place!
5 / 5 stars

Tripadvisor Review
Masolino
Date Published: 09/04/2014
I arrived late in the evening, so it wasn't until morning when I walked outside of my apartment (1 of only a few units) and was overwhelmed by a profound sense of peace. I've had many wilderness adventures in my life, but they all required driving at least several hours from civilisation. The Casa Rosa farm is just 15 minutes from Assisi, but driving the circuitous road up the nearby mountain achieves a similar sense of remoteness. There are no other signs of civilisation in sight and the only sounds are birds singing, or perhaps the grunting of a wild boar foraging in a nearby meadow at night. Being enveloped in such a serene environment makes it impossible to carry anxiety or tension. There are many walking trails in the area to explore, and the swimming pool offers spectacular views of the valley while cooling off. I highly recommend Casa Rosa even if you only have a few days.
5 / 5 stars
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