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“A sweet getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Countryhouse L'Ariete

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Countryhouse L'Ariete
Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 reviews
“A sweet getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

We spent some time researching places to stay for a wedding in nearby Spedalicchio. We opted for Countryhouse L'Ariete in Montone and we are happy we did! Andreas and Martina were laid back and friendly and were available to address any needs we had. We loved our spacious room with a little balcony onto the main courtyard. The pool was lovely (although a bit too cold for a dip). The first night we stayed we turned on the heat (it was a chilly May night) and it wasn't working but we had warm blankets to keep us cozy. The next day Andreas fixed the heater immediately and we were able to use it the next night. We loved being greeted by the resident dog too! Montone is a sweet little town as well. Overall we had a lovely stay and would definitely come back for our next Umbrian adventure.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Agriturismolariete, Owner at Countryhouse L'Ariete, responded to this review, 2 June 2012
Thanks a lot for staying with us, we would be happy to welcome you again here in Umbria at a time better suited to use the pool ;-) Saluti Andreas & Martina (& Laci)
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

My husband and I originally booked a week at L'Ariete and after the first night extended our stay for ten days. As part of an extended driving trip around Italy we wanted a picturesque place to base ourselves to visit the many surrounding villages and countryside. L'Ariete was without a doubt the highlight of our trip. Before we knew it we had a drink in hand and were digesting with excitement all the possibilities Andreas was suggesting about the area. Definitely don't miss Gubbio, Arezzo and Perugia.

Montone itself is incredibly stunning. On the top of the hill behind L'Ariete, Montone is a maze of winding streets with some lovely restaurants and the perfect little piazza to sit in and enjoy an aperitivo, dinner and of course some local gelato!

Andreas and Martina are so incredibly lovely and are so passionate about what they are doing. We tried to go out for dinner or cook for ourselves but once we'd tasted Martina's food there was no other option! We spent many nights sitting out in the courtyard under the stars having our fill of delicious pastas and treats.

We searched high and low for a farmstay where the accommodation was not typical of most Italian farmstays. If anything, the photos of l'Ariete's rooms understate how lovely they are. Martina and Andreas have exceptional taste and it is reflected in the room decorations. Many art pieces are made personally by Martina and it is evident that they have both put a lot of thought and time into making each apartment a pleasure to retire to each day.

We only wish we lived closer so we could return often, but either way we will most definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IT_travels
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Agriturismolariete, Owner at Countryhouse L'Ariete, responded to this review, 26 April 2012
It was our pleasure! You are more than welcome to visit again ;-) we really enjoyed having you here with us - it´s always great to meet people that share common interests and have a love for things we appreciate here in this beautiful corner of Italy. Civediamo! Martina & Andreas
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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

My husband and I spent two weeks at L'Ariete at the end of September and early October. It couldn't have been better! Andreas and Martina are warm, friendly and helpful and made our stay very special. The charming rustic Italian rooms are spacious, clean and well-equipped. The location near Montone is perfect as a home base for visiting the many beautiful hilltop villages, although we found our favourite days were ones spent relaxing and enjoying all that L'Ariete had to offer: Al fresco dining overlooking the rolling Umbrian hills, swimming laps in the large pool, helping Andreas harvest grapes, and enjoying tomatoes fresh from their garden! We look forward to visiting our friends Martina and Andreas again sometime at L'Ariete!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank RachelLia
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Agriturismolariete, Owner at Countryhouse L'Ariete, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
It was our pleasure! Such a pity you can´t taste the wine you helped picking.. We´ll have a toast on you next glass we enjoy ;-) All the best and hope to see you sometime again! Saluti from Andreas, Martina & Laci
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Munich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

When we decided on Umbria for a week's holiday we wanted somewhere where we could remove ourselves from the grid for a week and just switch off and enjoy basic things - we couldn't have found a better place to do this than L'Ariete. The hosts Andreas and Martina were wonderfully warm and friendly and have obviously put the place together with a lot of heart and soul. A stunning location with a retained rustic charm meant utter relaxation. The outdoor pool area is immaculately kept and their guests-only restaurant offers local produce dishes which easily out-do most professional restaurants. We loved it here and will definately be coming back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wuarst
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

My husband and I visited L'Ariete in Umbria for a 4 nights last week and had a wonderful time! The room was spotless and filled with rustic Italian charm and love. Andreas (our host) was very friendly and funny and welcomed us with a beautiful dish of antipasti right in our room!
Andreas and his wife Martina were more than willing to help with any questions we had about the area and we feel truly grateful for their outstanding service.
The B&B itself is a magnificently preserved historical building and its grounds are very well taken care of and filled with lush gardens of lavender. There is also a perfect pool were we spent a lot time in! And the views...the views!!!!! They are breathtaking!
The B&B also has a small restaurant where Andreas hosts and Martina cooks. A must try!!!! Martina cooks up impressive local dishes with much care and Andreas lovingly serves them. The restaurant has an amazing patio with views that will take your breath away!
Together, Martina and Andreas have created the B&B of dreams: Warm atmosphere, tasteful decor and delicious food!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank stockholmharriet
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Middelkerke, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Mi and my girlfriend went on an Italian trip during Easter time, both from cold and windy Middelkerke in Belgium and full of desire for sun, culture and good meals. Actually we searched a lot of accommodations and finally we found the agriturism Ariete in Umbria, in the heart of Italy. This activity is run by Martina and Andreas an Austrian couple who travelled a lot around the world and settled finally in Umbria, and they did it well! Both are so kind and helpful and full of enthusiasm for their work and for the land they choose - excluding Berlusconi! We extremely enjoyed the sunny hours at the large pool with a cold drink and in the evening the extremely good food from Martina. She has an Italian “Mama” who is making the fresh pasta she offered and all the vegetables comes from her own garden. We really like the way they are living, their policy and how they tread their guests. While we were staying at this wonderful place a blind German couple was spending also their holidays at Ariete. We had never seen such a hearty situation before. Martina was explaining them all the beauties in the surroundings and then they went together to Montone to visit a small festival together. The two Germans could imagine all the things she was explaining them and she tried to fulfil all their wishes. The both felt so good and we too! We never saw such a nice place and we try to come back in September with our bicycles! Thank you both so much and we wish you a very successful season! Lisa and Daan

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank dozerv8
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2011

Skiing in Italy, great idea! But what to do if you break your leg second day on the slope???!!! Thanks god my partner is more a pleasure-seeker than a sportman so we changed our plans....as we are extremly flexible....and haded south, direction to Rome. It may not be the typical time to visit central Italy, but we definitely did not regret!! Bying truffles and fresh olive oil directly from producers, eating the best pizza in the country, best ice cream.....exactly as it says in the famous book : Eat, pray, love. Lariete was a perfect starting point for this; we were lucky enough to be there during a local fiesta in the small town Montone, oilmills around the corner, beautiful places like arezzo and assisi very close, florence a nice day trip – and the best – no queues in museums, churches. I loved that the Lariete landlord let me make a fire in their wonderfull restaurant...well in their fireplace, to be honest.. I turned into a pyromaniak and burned all his wood!!!! So guys, if you are looking for the most exciting and friendly place to stay in Umbria, come to see Martina and Andy, stay with them couple of days and say hi from me. ((-:

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank irma1117
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Property: Countryhouse L'Ariete
Address: Via Corlo 38, 06014 Montone, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Montone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Montone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The recently restored Countryhouse L'Ariete is set in the beautiful Umbrian hills bordering Tuscany. 2 residential buildings house 6 spacious suites (60-90 m2 each) with comfortable, elegant rooms and fully equipped kitchen. A 100m2 pool and a private restaurant guarantee for a perfect and tranquil vacation. International airports (Rome, Bologna, Florence) are max. 2 hours away and most of Central Italy´s famous places such as Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, Florence or Orvieto are within easy reach. ... more   less 
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