A stunning location
- english, french, italian
About Clare Pedrick
I have written a book about my adventure buying and doing up a ruin here in Umbria, and all that it led to. It’s called Chickens Eat Pasta and I'm told it's quite a good read. It's certainly very different now from when I bought it all those years ago! You can find details here: http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=3313 There’s a special 10% discount (quote this code: UMBRIA when you order) for my friends if you buy it from the publisher Troubadour. Please don't buy it through Amazon if possible, as they take 65% of all royalties! For anyone outside the UK, you might also want to consider buying it through the Book Depository, as they ship free worldwide. See http://www.bookdepository.com/Chickens-Eat-Pa…/9781784623517 Guests who come to stay can purchase a copy here, and of course I'll sign it. I hope you like it!
Clare Pedrick purchased this Apartment in 1983
What makes this Apartment unique
This part of Umbria is stunning in Spring and Autumn too and we offer guests a warm welcome year-round. There are wild asparagus, orchids and nightingales in March, April, May and June and glorious colours in the foliage in October and November. Ask about out special offer packages which can be tailored to suit and can last just a few days or more. They can be based on self-catering or B&B, with optional dinner. These breaks may include spectacular walks (self-guided or with guide) to abandoned hill villages or mountains with 360 degree views, complete with delicious picnic provided. We can also offer horse riding and even cooking lessons from a Spoleto chef who will teach you how to prepare a meal based on local ingredients, including fresh pasta and truffles (you can agree the menu together), which you will then eat with superb local wines.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful house in rough Umbria with magnificent pool and great view.
Beautiful house in Umbria with great hospitality of Clare and Mario. Although the apartment is pretty small for 4 (with hardly any kitchen space to cook), the pool and views are worth the stay.
Idyllic Hide Away
This is our 3rd stay and definitely won’t be our last.
Love the peace and quite and the perfect place to relax, unwind and re-charge the batteries. Sleeping with windows wide open and waking up to bird song and Umbrian sun, bliss.
You will definitely need a car to reach.
Clare and Mario are fantastic hosts, super friendly and on hand to advise of places to eat and visit.
If you want to get away from it all with total peace and relaxation this is the place for you
Looking for a peaceful and quiet holiday - here is your place.
Rustic, authentic Italian property in idyllic surroundings. Quiet, peaceful and homely.
Clare the owner was an excellent host, helping out with ideas of where to visit and whee ti eat, always there if she was needed Hidden Umbria is beautiful and stunning, so lush and green.. We had a great time and visited the different villages and towns, without too many tourist distractions .
What an amazing two weeks spent at San Mamiliano! Our family had a fab time x
Lovely house and pool. Lots to see and do. Fab food. Will def return x
This was my first visit to San Mamiliano and I absolutely loved it. It is the ideal place to chill out and enjoy the stunning scenery. Although hidden away up winding country lanes it is close to good local restaurants and Spoleto. The sound of birdsong is wonderful, the views breathtaking and there were so many beautiful butterflies in the pretty garden.
The villa itself is spacious, comfortable and full of rural charm. Clare and Mario are the perfect hosts and ensured that all our needs were taken care of. I definitely want to visit again!
Beautiful site: the perfect place to slow down
This was not our first vacation in Italy, but this lovely home with many unique features was a great base to discover medieval towns and villages. It's in a small village just a few miles from a highway going to Spoleto, about 10 miles away, and Assisi. Some days we planned walks in the hills, looking for wild asparagus, enjoying mountains flowers. A riding stable nearby offers day rides into the mountains, with luscious lunch. A highlight of our stay was a cooking lesson with a local chef who taught us how to make ravioli. We plan to come back in the fall to see the colors of autumn and sample new wine and the local olive oil.
San Mamiliano is an excellent base to explore all the main sites in Umbria (Spoleto 20 mins/Assisi/Perugia/Todi/Orvieto 40 mins) and then retreat to peace and quiet at the end of the day. It is too small to feature on most maps. The nearest bigger villages are Ferentillo and Montefranco. The house can be reached in approx. 1.5 hours by car from Rome, 2 hours from Ancona or Pescara, or just 40 minutes from Perugia, serviced by Ryan Air flights from Stansted.
Other Activities: canoeing and white water rafting; collecting wild asparagus in Spring; walks to abandoned hill villages;close Spoleto, with arts, museums, restaurants