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Saturday 29 September 2012

Making a Splash

The high specification bathrooms in each apartment are now finished and ready for use, each fitted with sparkling white ceramic fittings and super-large showers.

The larger two bedroom apartment has a walk-in shower under the old stone farmhouse stair.

Hand painted tiles from the world-renowned Deruta potteries, just a few kilometers away, decorate the walls, bringing warmth, colour and interest to the room …

… while a more exotic far eastern theme has been chosen as decor for the bathroom in the one bedroom apartment.

High-gloss lacquered panels with inset mother-of-pearl details depict various water scenes, their aquamarine colour palette evoking a luxury bathing experience.

Soft fluffy towels and quality toiletries will be provided for all our guests …

… ensuring even these ‘smallest rooms’ in our apartments are equipped and finished to the same high standards we have set for all other living and sleeping areas.

While not wanting our bathrooms to be a particular highlight of a holiday at ‘Casa sul Monte’ … we are hoping they at least match and complement the quality of experience offered elsewhere. Soon our guests will be judging for themselves if we have succeeded or not! 

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Getting Ready for Bed?

We’re getting there … the bedrooms are nearly fully furnished and will soon be ready for guests. Here are a few sneak preview shots … start choosing your favourites now! 

Master double bedroom in the larger apartment seen through a mirror …

… here’s a shot of the same double room from the window …

… and this is the twin room of the larger apartment.

Finally, this is the double master bedroom of the smaller apartment.
All beds have high quality mattresses on firm timber-slat support frames. Sheets are high thread count Egyptian cotton and pillow options include 100% natural cotton and wool as well as 100% hypoallergenic synthetic filling.
Our website should be up and running soon so special opening offers; high, mid and low season rental rates and availability over the coming months will be available for all to browse … watch out for the website address soon!

Pranzo al Fresco

Light lunch in our garden as we enjoy the last few days of summer, the wisteria surrendering its final floral flourish before the imminent autumn pruning.
The apennines on the horizon will soon show their first sprinkling of snow and winter will be on its way … reminding us how blessed we are by seeing, experiencing and enjoying the rich variety of colours, textures, views and temperatures each new season brings in a way never possible in our previous city-based lives … thank you Lord!

Lounge Diner

Furniture, furnishings and accessories make the apartments feel very much like home … we really love the character and atmosphere created by combining 200 year old features with modern loft-apartment styling.

The relaxed seating will encourage afternoon ‘siesta’ as well as long philosophical discussions on warm summer evenings … no doubt fueled by one or two bottles of well chilled local wine.

A well equipped kitchen will encourage guests to experiment with their own version of Pasta Carbonara … followed by the unique flavour and texture of oven grilled Boar and Pork sausages handmade by the local butcher.

Easy wipe-down surfaces and built-in dishwasher allow meals to be quickly cleared  before the serious business of relaxing can begin … and ‘domani’ is still a long way away!