Casa Tersalle is a 300-year-old 'casa colonica' - the Italian name for a traditional farmhouse - offering comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation in Umbria, a region known as "The Green Heart of Italy" and which still remains a beautiful, unspoilt part of Italy. The location of Casa Tersalle offers the possibility of staying in the countryside while at the same time being close to sights and amenities.
The farmhouse forms part of a small, quiet hamlet and is situated in the stunningly beautiful, tranquil countryside of Umbria in central Italy. It lies in the northern part of Umbria, close to the border with Tuscany.
The accommodation is easily reached from numerous airports - Perugia, Bologna, Rimini, Florence, Pisa, Ancona, Rome. (See also Where We Are page.) The other house in the hamlet is occupied by a friendly local Italian family who farm the surrounding land.
Experience the real Italy in Umbria
Casa Tersalle is an ideal choice if you are looking for simple, comfortable accommodation in the Italian countryside, somewhere to relax and enjoy a taste of the natural beauty and the many sights that Umbria has to offer. If you enjoy nature and walking, there are plenty of possibilities in the area, superb views and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Within easy reach of the accommodation, in addition to the many attractive mediaeval hilltop villages of Umbria and Tuscany, there is Italian culture, art and tradition to be found in towns and cities of Umbria and Tuscany such as Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Arezzo, Siena and Florence, to name but a few.
Comfort and character
We (the New Zealand/English owners, Rob and Jane) bought Casa Tersalle in 1988 after falling in love with the area and deciding to settle here. We moved in and then had the accommodation carefully restored, with an eye to retaining the original Umbrian farmhouse character: ceilings with exposed wooden beams, tiled floors, wooden shutters, open fireplace and woodburning stoves are among the features. At the same time we incorporated modern facilities and comforts in the kitchen and bathrooms. All the rooms of the accommodation are light, spacious and fully furnished in a simple but comfortable manner.
We subsequently restored the animal stalls and now live where 20 cattle formerly lived!
There is a large, sunny, south-facing terrace where you can sit and relax, eat, drink, chat and generally while away the time while taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding fields and a small lake, with a backdrop of green wooded hills.
Then in the evening you can perhaps sit under the stars and watch the fireflies dance...
There is also a small garden below the terrace. Garden furniture, sun umbrellas and a barbecue are provided. NB - If you enjoy painting, don't forget your pad and colours - this is the ideal spot!
In 2010 we installed a plunge pool (3.5 m diam / 75 cm deep) in the garden, offering a great opportunity for both children and adults to cool off on hotter summer days (available for period mid-May to mid-October approx). It is fully fenced for child security.
We now have a wireless Internet connection so for those guests who need to keep in e.contact with the outside world, there is the possibility for use with your laptop or smartphone. There is no extra charge for this service.