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three generations, Casale I Perugini has been owned by the same family,
bought by Great-Grandpa as a country retreat in the 1950’s and becoming
part of Italy’s rural
tourism revolution in the ‘80’s. I Perugini now comprises eight
apartments with the
facilities, ambiance and service of a relaxing boutique hotel, all in
hands of great granddaughter Valentina who lives in one of the
apartments with her
partner Luca. Valentina is always on hand and happy to help, being the
warm Umbrian hospitality and conviviality.
Originally a farmhouse, Casale I Perugini dates back to the 1800’s and is surrounded by ancient oak trees, tall pines and depending on the season, fields of corn, wheat and sunflowers - the classic Umbrian landscape. The rural setting is ideal for escaping the hectic pace of family life back home, with a typical Italian village just a mile away plus Lake Tresimeno with its beach areas, and the Umbrian capital of Perugia and its handy airport only around 20-25 minutes drive.
In their conversion of the farmhouse, the owners have created spacious apartments ranging from those suited to just a couples and a baby, up to those large enough for families of six, each with their own dining table and parasol on the big gravel terrace, plus use of a barbecue. In July and August, the smell of the complimentary fresh Italian coffee being served on the terrace is also enough to rouse the most exhausted parents from good nights’ sleep.
The gardens provide plenty of space for children to play, including a 5-a-side football pitch, volleyball court, table tennis and ‘Bocce’ boules area, whilst grown ups can laze blissfully on the loungers by the 7.5x15metre pool, book in hand. The owners also offer high summer activities including welcome aperitifs, Monday morning play times, moonlight swims, guided hikes up Monte Tezio and dinners at the local ‘Sagra’ festivals.
The apartments themselves are roomy, light and airy, finished and furnished in traditional Umbrian style, including feature stone walls and wrought iron beds, fully fitted kitchens and comfy living areas. Handy baby-friendly gear and toys can also be provided (see 'Fast Facts' for details) and if guests have any other specific requirements, Valentina can usually be found at the Casale’s reception.
Casale I Perugini consists of two apartments with one bedroom for 2/3 people, four apartments with two bedrooms for 4/5 people and two apartments with two bedrooms for up to 5/6 people.
The apartments for up to 4/5 people comprise a spacious dining room, kitchen, bathroom, one bedroom with a queen size bed and a second bedroom with three singles. The full range can be seen here. Bookings from this page will secure a 2-bedroom apartment sleeping 5+cots comprising a spacious dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second with three singles. The interiors are full of character with traditional style furnishings and some beautifully hand painted pieces.
Perugini is located at the heart of Umbria, which snuggles up to ever popular
Tuscany so visitors can enjoy all the highlights of these two top Italian destinations.
The village of Colle Umberto is just 1.5km from the apartments, with handy
local amenities including a mini-market, bakery, pharmacy, bank, bar and pizzeria.
The apartments are also only 8km (15 minutes drive) from Umbria’s capital, Perugia, renowned as an historic university town with a happening annual Jazz festival and the home of Baci chocolates. A chocolate factory tour should keep wannabe Willy Wonkers sweet plus the EuroChocolate Festival in October is a chocoholics dream.
The backdrop for I Perugini is Monte Tezio and the walk to the top, which takes around an hour, is worth the effort for the superb views over the surrounding national park and Umbrian scenery. Lake Trasimeno (15 minutes drive) is the ideal setting for family days out, with nine public beaches for picnics, paddling, swimming and watersports, plus boat trips to the lake’s islands and good fish restaurants.
Within half an hour’s drive, Assisi is Umbria’s most famous tourist mecca, thanks to the mighty basilica in honour of St Francis. Also close by is the scenic town of Gubbio with its 2-person 'basket-style' funicular, which is loved by adventurous tots, especially when followed by delicious gelato in one of the towns numerous ice cream parlours... just be sure to eat it after and not before the ride! Other beautiful Umbrian towns nearby include Todi, Orvieto, Spello and Cortona or guests could stroll around the incredibly unspoilt Tuscan walled town of Siena. The Renaissance treasure house city of Florence is also only 90 minutes away.
Nearest Medical Services: GP 2km, Hospital 15km
Getting There: Perugia (15 minutes) is the nearest airport and Ryanair offer flights from London Stansted. Other airports with flights from the UK include Ancona (1½ hours), Florence (1½ hours) and Pisa (2 hours).
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Prices are per apartment and include all utilities, sheets and towels.
Hello I am Valentina, born and raised in Umbria and the owner of “Casale I Perugini”. This house, which was once a simple farm, I was handed down from my great-grandfather, who, in the 50’s, bought it as his country residence.
In the early 80's my parents decided to turn the farmhouse into one of the first rustic accommodations, following a new trail that was slowly establishing in those years, that of rural tourism.
For some years I have been dealing with the Casale full time, it is a job that I am passionate about and that gives me the opportunity of always being in contact with people of different cultures from around the world. I live in one of the apartments of the Casale, so I will be present every day and I will look after all your needs.
If you’ll be guests of Casale I Perugini you’ll find out that my purpose is to ensure that you enjoy the taste of a real Italian holidaycharacterized by relaxation, conviviality and good food.
2-bedroom apartment sleeping 5+cots comprising a spacious dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second with three singles.
Perugia (15 minutes) is the nearest airport and Ryanair offer flights from London Stansted. Other airports with flights from the UK include Ancona (1½ hours), Florence (1½ hours) and Pisa (2 hours).
There are nine public beaches at Lake Tresimeno which is within 25mins drive.
There's a communal pool of 7.5m by 15, surrounded by loungers and shade from parasols.
Baby-friendly gear provided on request includes: baby bath seat, baby monitor, microwave steriliser, potty, stairgate, bed guards, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups etc, hand blender, changing mats, baby backpack and Phil & Teds double buggy.
On request (use BFB booking form notes, the owners provide a toy basket, kids books, puzzles, DVDs, colouring pencils and games,
Outdoor play facilities include a playground and trampoline 2 minutes walk from the house.
Stairgates provided on request
Eco-friendly initiatives employed here include: Solar Panels for the outside hot water, Outdoor lights with low energy bulbs and recycling for: paper, aluminium plastic and glass.
Up to 3 travel cots and 3x highchairs can be provided on request
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We (me, my husband and 1-year-old daughter) came here for a week and had a fantastic time. The accommodation is lovely - we stayed in apartment 5 (2 bedrooms) and all the rooms were decorated in a charming rustic manner. The kitchen is well-equipped, including toddler crockery. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, and there is a really lovely play area for small children which has lots of toys. I only used the pool once, as the water is a bit too cold for small children in late September so I just had a quick dip by myself, but I found it refreshing! Your hosts are very friendly and welcoming and provided us with lots of information. For most of our week there we had the whole place to ourselves, which was great for a very relaxing first family holiday abroad!
Review dated 28/09/2016
Excellent stay and a lovely apartment. All we needed for our boys aged 4 and 6 to have a lovely holiday. Lots of effort made with toys on arrival and felt very secure for boys to play independently while we relaxed.Review dated 26/05/2014
Lovely outside space with a great pool area. Plenty of places to visit within an hours drive but a car is essential. Our accommodation was fairly simple but fine for the week that we spent there. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and organised evening activities though no pressure to participate!Review dated 19/08/2013
We are just back from a one week stay with our 3 children aged 6, 4 and 8 months. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome in a very relaxed informal way. The grounds are just lovely and the setting of the pool , the hammock in the old garden, the outdoor pay area for the kids( hulla hoops and all) add to the relaxed feel . The rooms are clean and Valentina and her sister had thoughtfully provided a cot, box of toys and Lego, ikea high chair, baby plates and utensils, bottle steriliser, baby bouncer ( that looked new) and a teddy bear on each of the children's beds. It was very quiet during our stay. I suspect July onwards will be busier. We struggled a bit with the heat- well over 30 degrees some days . The village isn't within easy walking distance so we definitely needed the car but plenty to do in a week in the surrounding area- Perugia via the mini metro is very easy and a day at the Tavernelle waterpark 40 mins dri ...Review dated 23/06/2013
Amazing set up for families and owners always around for advice, or help! Drinks evening a great success too!Review dated 21/09/2012