La Casetta

an enchanting setting for a memorable holiday

La Casetta at San Cristoforo, a handsomely restored 18th-century stone cottage set in outstanding countryside, provides exceptional accommodation for up to four people. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms (one with a large double bed, one with twin beds, both with ceiling fans) and two bathrooms (one en suite with twin bedded room). Downstairs are a sitting room and a country kitchen, both opening on a delightful and private south-facing garden and paved terrace with a pergola where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the nearby high mountains as you sip your prosecco. The photos below show the garden and terrace:

cottage garden
cottage terrace

Behind the cottage stand the former presbytery and chapel (our second holiday rental property - see La Pieve for details) that were once the heart of the 13th-century rural parish of San Cristoforo. The orientation of the cottage and its garden, both facing away from the chapel and the main house, assures your privacy.

The accommodation
The kitchen of La Casetta is fully equipped with utensils and crockery, together with a supply of basic cooking ingredients (salt, peppercorns, vinegar, chillies, etc., and fresh herbs in the garden). There is a large fridge with a separate freezer compartment and a high-quality Smeg gas oven and hob. There are plenty of good food shops and small supermarkets in nearby Cagli. We're also happy to provide you with any ingredients from our own kitchen  - juniper berries, bicarbonate of soda, bay leaves, cloves, etc  - that you may not consider worth buying in any quantity. We can also lend you such things as cake tins, snail dishes, chicken bricks or sweetcorn forks should you really need them. The photo below shows the kitchen:

cottage kitchen

We have avoided the temptation to pack in beds, and despite the large floor area of La Casetta (around 100 sq.mts./1,075 sq.ft.), we have limited sleeping to the two spacious bedrooms. One has a generous double bed, while the other has two proper single beds. All the mattresses are firm and of a high quality. Both rooms have quiet ceiling fans for hot weather. The beds will already be made up for you with 100% scratchy nylon sheets (just joking - the sheets are cotton...) and duvets. Each bedroom has hanging space and a chest of drawers. Photos below show the two bedrooms:

double-bedded room
twin-bedded room

The two bathrooms, both with showers, are supplied with unlimited hot water. The twin-bedded room has its bathroom en suite. Photos below show the two bathrooms. The cottage has full gas central heating for colder months and a working fireplace in the sitting room for which we supply logs. The photos below show the bathrooms and the sitting room:

sitting room
two bathrooms

La Casetta has free wireless (or wired) 2 MB broadband. There is a washing machine and freezer in the main house which you are welcome to use whenever you want. Electric current is 220 V/50~AC, as in the UK. The cottage is equipped with a CD player; it also has an AUX IN so you can play music from your device (we can lend you the right cable). You are welcome to borrow CD’s from our eclectic collection. You are also welcome to borrow books from our well-stocked library. There is also a hair-dryer.If you are staying for more than a week, we will change your bed linen at a time which is convenient to you.

We provide outdoor table and  chairs on the terrace, sun loungers and a swinging chair in the garden. Photo below shows part of La Casetta’s own private garden with its splendid mountain view:

cottage garden

If you would like even further details about La Casetta and the area download our 20-page PDF La Casetta - a User’s Manual - complete with house notes, restaurant and shopping guides, menu translator and more; you might find it useful to bring it with you if you decide to book.

Peter Greene & Richard Dixon
San Cristoforo
61043 Cagli (PU), Italy
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