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Rock Pool Cottage – sleeps 8

20 mins drive to Spoleto centre

private land, all yours, for as far as the eye can see ! natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs private land, all yours, for as far as the eye can see ! private land, all yours, for as far as the eye can see ! private land, all yours, for as far as the eye can see ! private land, all yours, for as far as the eye can see ! natural water pool, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs natural water pool to sit in, continuously fed by fresh mountain springs public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms public pool/5 euros/day or 25 euros/week + restaurant at Macerino/5 kms
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Property type: Country house, House, Luxury, Villa

Property Description

BRAND NEW TO MARKET !

See review(s) at end….

12 kms to Spoleto central. Nearest village with all the facilities is Baiano, about 3 kms.

NEWLY RESTORED VILLA, OWNED BY ONE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS FAMILES IN THE AREA  – THEY BUILT THE LOCAL CHURCH, 600 YEARS AGO ! HERE YOU EXPERIENCE THE PURE HISTORY OF UMBRIA !

With WiFi, 2 fully fitted kitchens + a large public pool in the country, 5 kms away, with a restaurant. A beautiful walk !

My place is close to art and culture, great views, restaurants and dining, and family-friendly activities. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space, the neighborhood, the light, the comfy bed, and the kitchen. My place is good for families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).

Unique rock pool 5 mts by 4 mts, fed from natural fountain in the nearby woods. It is not a clear water pool because the fresh water oxidises as soon as the sun shines on it. This is a totally natural and harmless process. Indeed, the Romans frequently bathed in green water because it is very good for the skin. The rock pool is continuously replenished with fresh water. So, enjoy living like a Romans did !

Public swimming pool with restaurant 5 kms from Rock Pool Cottage, in country – a beautiful walk or car drive. Daily rate for pool is 5 euros or 25 euros/week. The rate includes everything….sun-lounger, brolly etc.

This LUXURY villa is ONLY rented as a whole villa to ONE party.

The villa comprises…..

a large self-contained bed-sitter for a person or couple, who wish for extra privacy…… Consists of :

2 single beds (can be joined by request)

fully fitted kitchen with dish-washer

shower room/WC

The rest of the villa consists of :

2 double bedrooms

1 twin bedroom – beds can be joined

2 bathrooms

1 cloakroom/WC

1 fully fitted kitchen with washing machine + dish-washer

Large lounge – seats 8

Large dining room – seats 12

2 outside dining areas – each seats 12

Private parking

Animals welcome, if well behaved and not a threat to humans, cattle or sheep. There is a large secure animal enclosure with shade, if you prefer your dogs to be outside – this is an option and not essential !

1 hectare of private land

This is a luxury property, owned by a local family, going back centuries.

A SMALL CORNER OF THE VILLA IS NOT PART OF THIS HOLIDAY RENTAL…….

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONE SMALL CORNER OF THE VILLA, NOT INCLUDED IN THIS HOLIDAY RENTAL, BELONGS TO ANOTHER FAMILY, WHO USE IT SOMETIMES AT WEEK/ENDS. THEY DO NOT LIVE HERE. THEY ARE VERY QUIET AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO THE LAND SURROUNDING THE VILLA. THEY HAVE ONLY A SMALL PATIO IN FRONT OF THEIR INDEPENDENT ENTRANCE ON ONE SIDE OF THE FRONT OF THE VILLA. HENCE, ONLY DOGS THAT ARE HUMAN FRIENDLY CAN BE ALLOWED TO WANDER UNATTENDED AROUND THE UNFENCED GROUNDS. HOWEVER, THERE MAY BE SHEEP OR COWS IN SURROUNDING FIELDS. SO, IF YOUR DOG IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED WITH FARM ANIMALS, HE SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED OR TETHERED. THERE IS A LARGE ANIMAL ENCLOSURE WITH SHADE THAT IS SECURE. THEREFORE, YOUR DOGS CAN BE KEPT SAFELY EITHER OUTSIDE OR INSIDE THE HOUSE.

NOTE THE ROCK POOL IS TOTALLY ORGANIC…

I should draw your attention to the fact that the rock pool is divided into 2 sections:
the 1st section is where the totally fresh water is but it is the smallest ie 1/3 of the size of the 5X4 structure. Just 1 person could sit here.
the 2nd section is “more organic” looking ie not clear water.
The fresh water constantly runs so the overall water is constantly replenished, albeit slowly.
In the old days, this pool would have been used for keeping containers of food in to keep cool. And for animals to drink from. However, coming from London, I used to swim in the famous Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond, which was also “organic” looking. So, when you finished your swim, you would get out with a film of organic matter on you, which is excellent for your skin.
This is what made me decide to present the “rock pool”. A totally natural experience!
There is a wet room opposite the rock pool, so you can instantly shower, if you do like organic matter on your skin!

PUBLIC POOL + RESTAURANT NEARBY…

There is a fantastic public pool and restaurant, 5 kms away, a short drive through lush countryside on a very quiet country lane.

REVIEW…

Casolare tranquillo

Left on Aug 18, 2016 for a stay in Aug 2016

La casa è accogliente e fornita di tutto il necessario, compreso un locale lavanderia/stireria. I proprietari sono molto gentili e disponibili e ci hanno fatto trovare un cestino con prodotti locali. Il terreno che circonda la casa è un uliveto molto grande. Il giardino a ridosso della casa è ben tenuto e fiorito. Magari sarebbe bene organizzare una doccia esterna vicino alle sedie a sdraio. La proprietà è isolata e questo è da considerare nella scelta. Per noi andava bene. Unico neo: non eravamo stati avvertiti dall’Agenzia che ci sono dei vicini (persone peraltro molto gentili che vivono nello stesso fabbricato), poichè abbiamo cani che avremmo voluto lasciare liberi. Infatti nelle mail di richiesta avevamo specificao che cercavamo una casa solo per noi.

FROM TRIPADVISOR

NORMA’S RESPONSE :

“I do not understand Italian very well. But, I think our reviewer might be saying that while she enjoyed the house, the gardens, the land, the views, the greeting she received from her hosts and the welcome food goodies that they presented to her, she felt mislead by me.
As I understand it, this is because I did not say that in one small corner of this huge farmhouse, there exists another small holiday home that belongs to an Italian family, who occasionally stay there at week-ends. This family have NO access to the vast private gardens and land that surround this magnificent farm house. They have a small patio area, fenced off, in front of their independent entrance to the right of the front of the house – you can see it in one of the photos.
The upshot of this omission is that the reviewer claims that her 2 dogs could not run free.
The reason I omitted to mention the neighbour is as follows : our reviewer was originally interested in one of the 9C Macerino Castle apartments with a private pool and a public pool included in the rate. After many emails, where she oscillated between Rock Pool Cottage and Macerino Castle, I UNDERSTOOD that her decision to decline the pool property was because she required more privacy and for her dogs to be loose.
At the pool property, the dogs would not have been allowed access to the pool area and there would have been other holiday makers in the vicinity. It was for this reason that I had suggested that Rock Pool Cottage would allow her privacy from other holiday makers and plenty of space for her dogs to roam, providing they were obedient and would not worry sheep or cattle that might be in surrounding fields.
I had alerted her that the private property surrounding Rock Pool Cottage is unfenced. However, I had informed her that there was a large secure animal enclosure, within which she could place her dogs, were they not obedient, should she prefer them to be untethered and not in the house.
In all our many emails, with the emphasis being on privacy and space, as I had understood it, it did not occur to me to mention a small family unit, who own one tiny part of this huge farmhouse and who have NO access to all the land that belongs to Rock Pool Cottage and who may or may not have been there at that time.
Indeed, while there is a large terrace at the front of the house, next to the neighbour’s patio, and, the fresh water rock pool can be viewed by the neighbour, at a distance, as soon as you go to the side and the back of the house, where there is another large patio area, you would have absolutely no idea that you have a neighbour and you can enjoy total privacy.
What our reviewer omitted to tell me was as follows : one of her 2 dogs has a problem with people. The reason she did not want other people around was not for the peace and tranquillity provided by Rock Pool Cottage, as I had been led to believe. It was because she was nervous about her dog’s reaction, if faced by a stranger.
Had she alerted me as such, while we discussing her options, I would have immediately informed her about the possibility of a neighbour at Rock Pool Cottage. Instead, I laboured under the misguided notion that she merely required space for her dogs, alongside peace and tranquillity, all of which is provided by Rock Pool Cottage.
Indeed, had I known that the reviewer’s dog was placing the neighbour at risk, were the dog to be accidentally let loose, I would never have accepted the booking.”
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Accomodation and features

Accomodation type: self-catering

Meals provided: self-catering

Holiday Theme: family, historic, luxury, romantic, tourist attractions, reunions

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Living Room Facilities: separate : seats 12

Dining Facilities: separate : seats 12

Kitchen Facilities: 4 ring stove, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, iron+board, microwave, oven, washing machine, coffee maker, cooking utensils, toaster

Entertainment Facilities: TV

Internet Access: internet access, wireless broadband

Swimming pool: outdoor pool, private pool on site, shared pool

Outside:garden, BBQ, parking off street, patio, terrace, garden chairs, beach chairs, sun loungers, extensive grounds, parkland

General Property Facilities: activities guide, ceiling fans - room fans, central heating, chauffeur, daily maid service on request, firewood, hair dryer, linens provided, local maps, welcome paper towels, private chef, welcome shampoo, welcome soap, welcome toilet paper, towels, beach towels

Suitability of the Property: children welcome, suitable for elderly or infirm, pets, long term rentals available, non smoking only

Notes:

Private chauffeur, chef and or maid service can be arranged - please ask for details.

The 5 mts x 5 mts cool pool is fed by a mountain fountain. Totally organic.

There is a large public pool in a country village, 5 kms away. Here there is a restaurant.

The 4th bathroom is a cloakroom.

Rates

PROMOTIONAL RATE : SEPT TO MAY

750 EUROS/WEEK, ALL INC OF UTILITIES. TOWELS, LINENS ETC, TAXES, FINAL CLEAN.

PROMOTIONAL RATE : JUNE TO AUG

850 EUROS/WEEK, ALL INC OF UTILITIES. TOWELS, LINENS ETC, TAXES, FINAL CLEAN.

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  • Norma Rosemary Gray
  • Norma Rosemary