The Casetta Rosa

perugia, umbria
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
€160 - €180 per night (EUR)
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This restored 300-year-old cottage in Montemelino, near Perugia, sleeps 6 and has a pool, gardens filled with olive trees and views over rolling countryside and pretty stone villages. It’s a tranquil spot for a family holiday and is well equipped with items for small children and babies, from toys and armbands to strollers and baby carriers. It’s a rustic retreat with red brick floors, wrought iron beds and wood beamed ceilings, and is surrounded by countryside. Take a ten minute walk to the nearest village for authentic Italian food; wander in the woods and meet the local wildlife or take daytrips to Perugia, southern Tuscany and the hilltop towns of Umbria.

What we love

  • It’s a beautiful 300-year-old cottage in a sensational spot, with views over the rolling countryside and pretty stone villages nearby
  • The rustic charm: wooden beams, red brick tiled floors, and an open fire
  • Modern appliances and conveniences too: there’s a dishwasher, jacuzzi bath and air conditioning too
  • There’s plenty for kids to do: the saltwater pool plus pool toys, books, magazines and movies in English and satellite TV and a DVD player
  • The surroundings are lovely: gardens and olive trees plus wonderful views of the country from both bedrooms
  • The terrace overlooking the valley is shaded and has an outdoor dining area
  • Inside, the bedrooms are arranged with a double bedroom and a twin/double plus additional twin beds in the study room, sleeping a total of 6
  • There’s also a kitchen-diner-sitting room with an open fireplace
  • What to do? Day trip to southern Tuscany, explore Perugia, visit the pretty Umbrian hill towns nearby, walk in the woods, meet the local wildlife or relax around the pool

Things to know

  • The cottage is part of a complex with three other small apartments, all sharing the pool and same management
  • The cottage is 15km from Perugia and 20km from Perugia airport in the charming village of Montemelino
  • Car hire is recommended to get the best of the area and allow for explorations of southern Tuscany
  • Parking is secure and at the property
  • There are however train stations nearby - Magiore (6km) and Perugia (10km) being the closest
  • The cottage is bookable Saturday-Saturday for seven night breaks. Please enquire for shorter or longer stays
  • Additional bookable services include: babysitting, cookery classes, wine tasting, tour guides, horse riding and golf
  • There is a charge for air conditioning at this property. Please check with the host for information on charges, which are to be paid on departure.
  • The pool is only open May-October and is not gated
  • Plenty of equipment is provided for young children, from arm bands to car seat, stroller, a Baby Bjorn carrier, stairgates and toys
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 2
1 king
Medium
Megan R.
Member since October 08, 2013
I grew up in Australia but came over to Italy to learn Italian - little did I realise then how useful it would be! But I met Lino, we got married, bought a big farmhouse and 24 years on, we've really put down roots. We do love to travel, though, and dream of having a long holiday in Australia some day but in the meantime, we enjoy visiting other parts of Europe. Isabella (our 7 year-old daughter) particularly loves the seaside. But she also enjoys hanging out at home, playing in the garden and pool and meeting other kids who come to stay.

2 reviews

Fernanda B.
Visited in June 2016
We were pleased to stay at Casetta Rosa. The hosts live on site and were lovely people. Their daughter Isabella and our little one hit it off and played well together. They even had us over for home made pizza dinner. The little house is well kept, clean and has all the kitchen necessities you need to buy local ingredients and prepare a lovely meal. There are outdoor areas to enjoy, a pool and beautiful views. The furnishings are rustic and typical for the area. Great shower pressure, clean sheets and towels provided and even lovely fresh fruit at arrival. The spiral stairs to the upstairs bedrooms is a bit tight and could pose an issue for small children but they have a safety gate I believe at the top. It was fine for us and rather than carry bags up the small stairs, we used the downstairs room as our 'dressing' area. There was plenty of space for all we needed in this house for a family of 3. We would recommend this to other travelers.
Ewa P.
Visited in July 2015
The owners were very very friendly and helpful! We were surprised with their invitation for dinner when we arrived. Whenever we had questions they were there for us. The house was big, clean and had spectacular view; it actually looked better than in the pictures. Inside, we had everything we needed. The location is fine too; a car is necessary but it's possible to make many beautiful trips within a short drive. We visited and enjoyed places like Perugia, lake Trasimeno, Assisi or waterfalls. Some other days we were relaxing at the big and clean pool. We would love to stay there again.

Perugia, Umbria

Baci kisses and cultural appeal

The northern Umbrian city of Perugia is a university town and gives its name to the surrounding region. Discover small stone villages, wildlife parks with wild boar, deer and hoopoe birds, and easy connections to Tuscany and beyond. Known for its artistic merits and yet within easy reach of the lakes and countryside, Perugia is a great place from which to uncover the real Italy.