Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Cortona - Casa Casale
5 Bedrooms, 10 - 12 people, generous amenities and gardens
The house is in the traditional Tuscan style and has been completely restored in 2000. It has been the Attwood family home for the last 25 years and books, paintings, antique furniture all give it an individual, homely, comfortable atmosphere. All rooms have terracotta floor tiles and wooden beamed ceilings. The living area is on two floors.
On the first floor is the big dining room in the trattoria style with a large traditional stone fireplace and the adjoining well equiped kitchen, also two quiet bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds and a bathroom with shower. On the upper floor there are two bedrooms with double beds, a big bathroom with tub + shower, and a spacious, comfortable sitting room (45 m²) with 3 sofas, a big table seating 12, an open fire place, tv, dvd, hifi , board games and beautiful views from French windows.
In front of the house there is the piazza with car port, table tennis and a pergola covered with wisteria and virginia creeper, where you can pleasantly sit and lunch in shade on hot summer days. On the south side there is a large sun terrace partially shaded by an almond tree, also a pleasant place to take your lunch or to have a barbecue in the evenings. Below the sun terrace starts the garden with many quiet shady places in 2 terraces going down to the pool ( 9 x 4.5 m), which is surrounded by 60 m²sun deck with sun beds, umbrellas and has an extra shower. Next to the pool are swings and a large grass area ideal for ball games. The property goes on down into the valley for a total of 20 ha. From the terrace you have access to the laundry with 2 washing machines, extra toilet and fridge.
The gardens, terraces, pergola and pool area are for your private use only.
On the ground floor is a separate flat with a private garden at the back of the house which was converted from the old stables and storage rooms where the caretaker couple lives who does general maintenance and looks after the pool, the gardens and the grounds in general around the house. They will be happy to help with tips for outings and general information. On request and against an extra fee they will also cook a traditional Tuscan meal for you with local products or provide extra cleaning..
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- Low Allergen Environment
John Attwood, Sabine Kühn
The house has been the Attwood family home since 1973 and the owners John and Sabine have lived here and in Munich with their son Robby. John grew up in Kenya, did his training in England, is a gifted craftsman and modelmaker and renovated the house lovingly in traditional style Since retiring we have taken it on ourselves to do the renting and take care of the place ourselves.
We love the Italian life style and the freedom in the Tuscan hills here and we enjoy the many culturel and gastronomical attractions in the area.