“Seductive and exquisite 5-suite retreat on an agriturismo surrounded by vines and olives, just 10 minutes from Perugia”
All suites are elegant, refined spaces that you won’t want to leave. Seductive lighting throws a warm glow on bare stone walls, a decorative wooden bed is reflected in a mirrored armoire, and peonies sit on an antique chest of drawers. A canvas of a nude dominates an anteroom, and Anna has included thoughtful little extras like bottle openers should you fancy a soak with a glass of red (choose Suite 2 or 4).
Suite 1 is themed in cool greys and blues, and has a private, secluded terrace. Its bathroom, with a large shower, is distinguished by a rustic mix of new and old: a gilt-framed mirror on an exposed stone wall touched with tiny mosaics.
Decorated in warm biscuit shades, romantic Suite 2 has a Jacuzzi tub and hydromassage shower. Outside there’s a stunning stone loggia sprinkled with fairy lights.
Decorated in sage green and purple with Art-Deco styling Suite 3’s fireplace is big enough to sit in. In the bathroom there's a magnificent shower with horizontal jets, and it also has a small balcony for stargazing.
More recently, a twin Deluxe Room with lofty beamed ceiling has been added, as well as the B&B’s most decadent room: welcoming Suite 4 with its split-level bed and lounge area, and large bathroom with freestanding tub and walk-in shower.
Safes, minibars, wide modern sinks on thick slabs of travertine, colour-changing chromotherapy showers, goose-down duvets and pillows, organic toiletries from Spello,: all are the norm.
Breakfast is served in the conservatory, where the citrus trees were once housed in winter. Big windows overlook the garden and trees; there are smart cane chairs, cream china, and fresh flowers on glass-topped tables. Tuck into homemade cakes and jams, eggs (from the hens) cooked as you like them, yoghurts, cereals, croissants, bacon, fresh juice, coffee and tea.
Light lunches can be served by the pool: Anna’s delicious omelettes and pastas, stuffed green peppers and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, meringues and plum cakes, fresh hazelnuts, peaches, strawberries, cherries, and a wicked limoncello tiramisu. There's also a small selection of drinks in the stable guest lounge. In the evening, informal dinners are available on request; you'll get 2 or 3 courses and the menu is designed around what's in season.
Unfortunately, there is no restaurant within walking distance, but you can take a taxi to Perugia (mere minutes). For atmosphere and authenticity, Osteria A Priori comes recommended.
If you want to take a little bit of your holiday home with you, an on-site shop sells the agriturismo’s own olive oil and wines - i-escape guests get a complimentary bottle of their choice.
Although Relais Casamassima is not an obvious destination for families, and the swimming pool is unfenced, Anna’s welcome is warm and there's plenty of space for kids to run around and let off steam.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)
Suite 3 has space for a baby cot or an extra bed; Suite 4 has a sofabed. Older children could make use of the twin beds in the Deluxe Room.
Babysitting is available for an additional charge.
Baby cots and high chairs are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking