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Appartamenti Santa Croce

TopBnB Very good 9.3 / 10 (2 reviews)
Via di Santa Croce, 19 - Ferentillo (TR) - Area: countryside | Map



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Guests in this venue liked
  • Swimming pool
  • Spectacular view
In an enchanted corner of Valnerina, on the outskirts of the picturesque medieval village of Ferentillo, stands majestically among a lush centuries-old olive grove, the 14th-century watchtower with its medieval court called Santa Croce.

You will be left breathless when looking out of the windows of its 6 cozy apartments: the landscape presents itself in its most absolute beauty. An indescribable peace, enlivened by the chirping of the various birds that live in the Nera River Park, and intense scents and colors of the lush nature that surrounds the court, will give you the sensation of living in a true earthly paradise.

The stunning pool with a Roman staircase, located on a large naturalistic terrace, faces the gardens of the apartments and is perfectly integrated with the surrounding nature.

The farmhouse has six apartments, three located on the ground floor with equipped gardens for outdoor dining and three located on the upper floor with independent entrance. All apartments are equipped with a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower box, and living room with double sofa bed. Free Wi-Fi in the pool area. Equipped barbecue area shaded by walnut and olive trees.

In August the minimum stay is 1 week from Saturday to Saturday.

A few kilometers away, also reachable by naturalistic paths along the Nera River, is the Marmore Waterfall, only 9 km away.
Accommodation and Rates
Conditions for pets staying in this facility:
Pets of any size by prior agreement with the host
Well-behaved, not aggressive or noisy; kept on a leash; with pet passport; pets may not be left alone at the facility
Garden available
A one-time additional cost of 20 € for final cleaning
Bathroom: Private
  • Disabled Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Pets Allowed
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Fireplace
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Parking
  • English speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Panoramic location

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems

Electric system

  • Certified systems

Services of the house

  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Kitchenette

Facilities and services

  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports


  • Total number of accommodations: 6
  • Bathroom: Private

Size of rooms

  • Over 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • TV


  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs


  • Guides / maps / books available

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast is not provided.

The bar is 100 metres away along our private road through the olive grove. At the bar you will find pastries and confectionery, croissants, savoury pizzas and sandwiches, and all the coffee and fruit juices for your breakfast.

Hey from Letizia, Federica, Chiara

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The Santa Croce Apartments are inside a farmhouse that has been owned by our family since last century. Before the renovation ordered by our father in 2005, the farmhouse was the centre of family and agricultural life for our farmer, who lived here and cultivated the olive trees, raised cows, pigs, chickens and rabbits, cultivated the vegetable garden and baked bread in the wood-fired oven.

Life in the country was characterised by solidarity and sharing, with family and neighbours helping each other with farm work. Our family lived in Terni, which is 17 km from the farmhouse, but my father often came to Ferentillo, followed the work in the fields, got information and gave advice and directions. We daughters would stay hours petting the newborn rabbits, watching the pigs grunting and rolling in the mud, picking bunches of tender daisies to take to mum. When we grew up, we also joined the farmer's family in harvesting the precious olives. It was a tiring but rewarding and fun experience that allowed you to spend all day in the open air with real people with hearts as good and generous as the olive trees they cultivated.

Over the years, the farmhouse was left by the farmer's family for a more comfortable house in the village of Ferentillo. Santa Croce risked first abandonment and then certain ruin, while the olive grove continued to be lovingly cultivated and cared for.

So in 2005 my father decided to give new life to this place, too beautiful to let it crumble and be swallowed up by wild nature. A skilful renovation led to the current conformation with seven flats, all with independent entrances, one of which I occupy. The others we decided to rent out to those who need a break and want to immerse themselves in nature, discover the beauty of Umbria and live an authentic experience of relaxation and tranquillity.
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Response rate: High
Response time: within a few hours
Check-in from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Area countryside
The Santa Croce farmhouse is situated in a panoramic and privileged position with respect to the village of Ferentillo, located at the bottom of the valley and only 800 metres away. A ten-minute walk takes you to the main square of the village where you can find everything, grocery store, bank, post office, hairdresser, green cross, public gardens, town hall.
The flats enjoy a spacious and verdant view over the valley at the bottom of which flows the lively river Nera, which descends from the Sibillini mountains towards Terni, giving its name to the Valnerina (valley of the river Nera).
Surrounded by a large family olive grove, the Santa Croce flats are the perfect place for those seeking to relax and disconnect from everyday life.
The spectacular Marmore waterfall is only 9 km from the flats and can also be reached on foot along the Nera Greenway!
The Valnerina is a paradise for active holidaymakers, offering easy walks along the river or trekking trails to discover ghost towns, fortified castles, abbeys or panoramic peaks. There are also many itineraries for mountain bikers and e-bikers, with the possibility of hiring bikes and being accompanied by an expert guide.
Along the river Nera you can go rafting (also soft), hydrospeed, canoeing and river walking (trekking on the bed of the Marmore Falls).
The Santa Croce farmhouse is also in a strategic position for visiting the small villages of the Valnerina or the most famous Umbrian cities such as Assisi, Spoleto, Perugia, Norcia, Montefalco, Todi...all reachable in less than an hour!
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Very good

Overall Rating 9.3 / 10
2 reviews
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9
Great welcome. Well-kept structure, spacious and well-organized apartment. Nice pool with fresh water and excellent barbecue area, well equipped. Spent 3 days relaxing. Recommended for families.
stayed from 06/26/2024 to 06/29/2024
The answer from the host:
Gentile sig. Luca sono contenta che abbia apprezzato il casale e passato dei giorni rilassanti qui. Buona estate!
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10
Lovely and excellently maintained location. Relaxation and tranquility guaranteed. Very convenient for the Marmore Waterfall and numerous other excursions and visits in Umbria. The pool is also excellent and peaceful for hot days. Very spacious apartments. Sincere compliments to those who manage this splendid place.
stayed from 06/04/2024 to 06/07/2024
The answer from the host:
Gentile Antonella, sono stata fuori e leggo solo ora la sua recensione. Sono contenta che abbia apprezzato la tranquillità del casale e la ringrazio davvero per i complimenti. Grazie di cuore e buona estate. Letizia