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LARGE STYLISHLY RENOVATED FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, IDEAL FOR SMALL GROUPS

John Attwood, Sabine Kühn

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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John Attwood, Sabine Kühn

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LARGE STYLISHLY RENOVATED FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, IDEAL FOR SMALL GROUPS

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Cortona - Palazzo Casale

5 bedrooms, capacity for 10 - 12 people, large facilities and gardens.

Casa Casale is idyllic for relaxing and enjoying the mountains in the southern part of Tuscany. A traditional Tuscan house, located in a peaceful area at 700 m above sea level with 25 hectares of land extending to the valley. Impeccable location for families and small groups as it offers a lot of space and options for all needs: enjoying each others’ company, sports and games, and for relaxation lay back and forget the world. The hiking paths start as you step out of the door, near to Cortona leading to many cities of artistic, cultural and historic interest in southern Tuscany and Umbria. These are also easily accessible by car.

Facing the eastern side of the lake there is a large flat square, with great views of the countryside and the mountains,

A covered garage for 3 cars, a table tennis table shaded by a 60 sq.m pergola with wisteria where you can sit and dine comfortably even in the warm midsummer climate.

The southern side has a paved 80 sq.m terrace with a table, sun loungers and an almond tree that gives shade, where there is a sun kissed dining area, sheltered in the autumn and springtime. In the garden there are a few terraces with chairs and sun loungers.

The pool (9 x 4.5 m), with solarium, features sun loungers, parasols and shower, as well as two charming terraces which you can stumble across as you take a step down from the house with picturesque views, infused with the scents of lavender, thyme and rosemary. Poolside there are swings for children and a large grassy area with a volleyball net and the old horse riding school nearby, ideal for any type of ball game imaginable. Garden, terraces, pergolas and swimming pool are at your disposal.

The house was completely renovated at the turn of the century, with typical ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors and Tuscan country house chimneys, but it also offers contemporary and modern facilities. This house has been in the Attwood family for over 25 years and has a lot of old photos, books and furniture that create a unique atmosphere; warm and comfortable.

From the Piazza, you step through the main door towards the cloakroom and the stone staircase to get to the first floor. Here you will find a warm trattoria-style kitchen with an antique marble table where the 'mammas' rolled out the sheets of pasta; in addition there is a fully fitted kitchen. Whilst waiting for your meal, you can have a glass of wine next to the chimney, or surf the internet from the desk in front of the windows. Through the cloakroom there is direct access to two bedrooms (both with double beds made with Tuscan steel, and one with an extra sofa bed) and a bathroom with WC and bidet. A small bedroom with two single beds can be found along the corridor that leads to the second floor.

On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room (45 sq.m) where you can make a fire and relax on one of the sofas, watch TV or a DVD after doing sporting activities or cultural excursions. Or indeed you can take a pew at the chestnut table and play board or card games.

In the old stables and storeroom on the lower floors there is the separate lodging for the housekeepers with a private entrance and garden at the rear of the house. The couple who manage the property maintain the pool, the garden and the property and are always ready to help out and full of all sorts of useful information. You will be able to enjoy the delicious Tuscan specialities and the products from the garden. Cleaning is charged separately.

Should you require further information or photos of the house and our facilities, please visit our website.

The house belongs to John and Sabine who have spent alot of time here with their son Robby, although they live in Munich. John, who grew up in Kenya, trained in England, where he worked in many places as a builder and carpenter and he has renovated our house with a lot of love and attention. Since we retired we have taken charge of running and renting out the house.

Casa Casale is idyllic for relaxing and enjoying the mountains in the southern part of Tuscany. A traditional Tuscan house, located in a peaceful area at 700 m above sea level with 25 hectares of land extending to the valley. Impeccable location for families and small groups as it offers a lot of space and options for all needs: enjoying each others’ company, sports and games, and for relaxation lay back and forget the world. The hiking paths start as you step out of the door, near to Cortona leading to many cities of artistic, cultural and historic interest in southern Tuscany and Umbria. These are also easily accessible by car.

Facing the eastern side of the lake there is a large flat square, with great views of the countryside and the mountains,

A covered garage for 3 cars, a table tennis table shaded by a 60 sq.m pergola with wisteria where you can sit and dine comfortably even in the warm midsummer climate.

The southern side has a paved 80 sq.m terrace with a table, sun loungers and an almond tree that gives shade, where there is a sun kissed dining area, sheltered in the autumn and springtime. In the garden there are a few terraces with chairs and sun loungers.

The pool (9 x 4.5 m), with solarium, features sun loungers, parasols and shower, as well as two charming terraces which you can stumble across as you take a step down from the house with picturesque views, infused with the scents of lavender, thyme and rosemary. Poolside there are swings for children and a large grassy area with a volleyball net and the old horse riding school nearby, ideal for any type of ball game imaginable. Garden, terraces, pergolas and swimming pool are at your disposal.

The house was completely renovated at the turn of the century, with typical ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors and Tuscan country house chimneys, but it also offers contemporary and modern facilities. This house has been in the Attwood family for over 25 years and has a lot of old photos, books and furniture that create a unique atmosphere; warm and comfortable.

From the Piazza, you step through the main door towards the cloakroom and the stone staircase to get to the first floor. Here you will find a warm trattoria-style kitchen with an antique marble table where the 'mammas' rolled out the sheets of pasta; in addition there is a fully fitted kitchen. Whilst waiting for your meal, you can have a glass of wine next to the chimney, or surf the internet from the desk in front of the windows. Through the cloakroom there is direct access to two bedrooms (both with double beds made with Tuscan steel, and one with an extra sofa bed) and a bathroom with WC and bidet. A small bedroom with two single beds can be found along the corridor that leads to the second floor.

On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room (45 sq.m) where you can make a fire and relax on one of the sofas, watch TV or a DVD after doing sporting activities or cultural excursions. Or indeed you can take a pew at the chestnut table and play board or card games.

In the old stables and storeroom on the lower floors there is the separate lodging for the housekeepers with a private entrance and garden at the rear of the house. The couple who manage the property maintain the pool, the garden and the property and are always ready to help out and full of all sorts of useful information. You will be able to enjoy the delicious Tuscan specialities and the products from the garden. Cleaning is charged separately.

Should you require further information or photos of the house and our facilities, please visit our website.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Attwood, Sabine Kühn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian

About 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.

John Attwood, Sabine Kühn purchased this house in 1973

Why John Attwood, Sabine Kühn chose Cortona

We love the Italian dolce vita, the Tuscan culture and the landscape, as well as the many cultural and gastronomic delights on offer.

What makes this house unique

We adore the winding road from bustling Cartona to our peaceful area in the wilds of the mountains, the visible changes in the day-to-day activities, the climate and the weather on the mountainside, the Trasimeno lake and the Val di Chiana, the freedom, the wide open spaces that we have here and the active social life surrounded by many friends.

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

A beautiful property in an amazing setting.

  • 5 out of 5
We had a fabulous time in our 3 weeks at Casale Palazzo. We were travelling through Italy with a 4 year old, 2 year old and 6 month old and had arranged for two separate groups of friends to come and visit us while we were there. At the most we had two other adults with a 12 year old, 10 year old and an 8 year old. The first thing to say is that the house has an incredible view…mountains, greenery, and barely another house in sight. The house is a beautiful old villa that has been lovingly restored over decades by the owners, John and Sabine, who are on hand to offer advice on things to do, and- in our case- kindly had our children get involved in helping with planting the veggie garden and tractor rides!! The house is fully equipped with everything we could think of (and easily sleeps two families with lots of space), and the grounds are fantastic- a lovely big sun terrace, an expansive front garden, an area with hammocks, a huge grassy paddock (once a menagerie) now equipped with a volleyball/football/badminton net, a lovely pool with plenty of sun loungers…and views that are extraordinary in every light. The house is 10 km up a mountain road, but the drive is easy, and the location well worth it. It is close to Cortona, a beautiful walled town (setting for Under Tuscan Sun film), and trips to Montepulciano, Sienna, Florence, Rome, the hot pools at Rappolano Terme, and lots of other places are all within distance…and if we could handle it with three small children in the car, it should be fine for you!! It is a true destination property. We were very sad to leave!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having had you as guests, we really enjoy having children round the house. And thank you so much for the lovely video you made about your stay in Palazzo Casale which can now be seen on our home page www.palazzo-casale.de. All the best and much fun for your further travels!
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

A great Spring stay in a wonderful Tuscan house

  • 5 out of 5
I have just had a great stay at Palazzo Casale near Cortona and I only have good things to say. The house is light, spacious, peaceful, tastefully furnished in a comfortable rustic style and has everything you need for a relaxing stay...terraces, garden, pool, walks, magical views, fully equipped facilities in the house and enough room for up to 10 to twelve people comfortably. The house is well-maintained and clean but as the owners live on site in a separate apartment, it has the feel of a home...past photos of the house, well-thumbed books......

The house is about 15 minutes from Cortona by car but there is a great pizza restaurant on the way. There are many walks nearby and the house is well situated for both a lazy quiet stay but near enough to Cortona to go for dinner, shopping, spend a morning etc

If you are lucky enough to coincide with the owners they can be as discreet or as helpful as you need them to be......The house is organised in such a way that if they are there sometimes it is only obvious because you can see their car! They are a great source of information, kind and approachable!

Spring is a great time to stay as weather is beautiful and good enough to eat outside sometimes, the trees are starting to blossom and there are fewer people around....Magical hearing the cuckoos in the morning.....

The house also has great Internet in case you have to keep in touch with work as I did.....

To sum up, I would have absolutely no doubts recommending this house for a family stay or for a large group of friends....at any time of the year.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Simon, that was a very nice comment on the house. We are glad you liked it! Come again in summer and see how nice it is in the summer when it is really hot and you want to jump in the pool!
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

Super séjour en Toscane !

  • 5 out of 5
Nous sommes 12 personnes (6 adultes, 5 adolescents et 1 enfant) à avoir passé une très belle semaine à Palazzo Casale! Tout le monde a beaucoup apprécié la maison, très accueillante et bien équipée, située au calme dans les hauteurs de Cortona.
Vielen Dank Sabine ! Thank you John !
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci a vous!
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

Familienurlaub in einem stilvollen Landhaus

  • 5 out of 5
Wir haben zwei Wochen in diesem Landhaus mit unserer Familie (8 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder und 2 Babys) gelebt. Das Haus ist sehr geräumig mit einem sehr schönen Wohnzimmer für etwas kühlere Abende. Auch die Terrassen, unter der Pergola oder unter freiem Himmel, sind sehr geräumig und bieten einen herrlichen Blick auf die Landschaft. Der Garten ist ebenso sehr schön auf dem Hang gelegen und bietet genügend Platz für Rückzugsmöglichkeiten (z.B. in der Hängematte). Für Abkühlung sorgt der Pool und im Liegestuhl duftet es nach Lavendel, der gleich nebenan üppig wächst. Kurz gesagt: alles ist vorhanden um einen wundervollen Urlaub zu erleben!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

Erg mooi rustige Toscaanse vakantiewoning

  • 5 out of 5
Wij hebben met de ganse familie (wij, onze 3 gehuwde kinderen en 4 kleinkinderen 10jr, 7jr, 5mndn en 2 mndn) een schitterende 14-daagse vakantie gehad in deze prachtige woning. Palazzo Casale ligt 10 km boven Cortona, een flinke klim maar de moeite waard met onderweg een prachtig zicht op het Trasimeense Meer. Het uitzicht is prachtig en de ligging staat garant voor een rustige vakantie. Je wordt door de eigenaars hartelijk ontvangen en de woning is perfect proper en van alles voorzien. Er is eetgelegenheid op het overdekt of het pergola-terras, binnen in de gezellige eetkeuken (1ste verdieping) en boven (2de verdieping) in de prachtige living. Geregeld werden wij door Sabine en John verwend met verse groenten en kruiden uit de tuin. Het volleybalveld, de grote tuin en het zwembad maken het vakantieverblijf compleet. Er is in de woning heel wat informatie aanwezig voor uitstappen. Voor wie in het anders toch wel drukke Toscane, een rustig oord zoekt is Palazzo Casale een echte aanrader.
Peter en Cecile
  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke Cecile und Peter, es war reizend, so eine glückliche 3-Generationen-Großfamilie hier als Gäste zu haben! Sabine und John
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
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Cortona Cortona area
5

Eine tolle Zeit im Casa Casale

  • 5 out of 5
Wir waren eine Gruppe von 10 Leuten im Alter von 23- 29 Jahren. Wir haben für den ersten Abend das toskanische Abendessen gebucht und waren absolut begeistert davon! Nach dem Essen konnten wir John und Sabine kennen lernen und uns die ersten Tipps für den Urlaub geben lassen. Das Haus ist sehr grosszügig, sauber und toll ausgestattet, so dass es an nichts fehlt. Die Außenlagen sind sehr gut und liebevoll gepflegt und bieten genügend Raum um die Ruhe auch in einer grossen Gruppe zu geniessen.
Es war ein toller Urlaub in einem tollen Haus mit sehr netten und hilfsbereiten Vermietern, den wir jederzeit immer wieder machen würden und wärmstens empfehlen können!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia, Pisa (Florence, Rome),
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Portole, Teverina,
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona, Cortona Terontola,
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole (motorway), Vai do Chiana exit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Portole, Castel Girardi.
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Grosseto, Cesena,
Car: necessary

The charming Palazzo Casale is located 12 km from Cortona, in the peaceful Tuscan hills, with wide views of the mountains and valleys. Arrive via the panoramic motorway with eye catching views of the Trasimeno Lake and the Chiana valley. The driveway to the house is short at 70 m.

Cortona, the old Etruscan city, located at 500 m altitude overlooking the Val di Chia with breathtaking views of the Trasimeno Lake, over the Chiana valley and the hills that surround the Alps. Brimming with cultural activities and summer festivals, open-air concerts, cinema and theatre in the squares, antiques markets and very good museums. You will be able to visit Etruscan sites, the old town, Renaissance buildings, some 20 churches and monasteries and the city walls which have been completely preserved along with the fortress.

There are various dining options: abundant trattorias, enotecas and restaurants as well as, during the summer, a great variety of special gastronomically themed weeks and festivals (Sagras) in and around Cortona.

The area is ideal for mountain biking and taking walks on the peaks around Cortona where a network of paths and ancient Roman roads are marked out. We are very happy to help you plan your route.

The nearby Montepulciano invites you to enjoy a wine tasting (of Vino Nobile!), in addition to the many wine taverns (enotecas) and bodegas in the area around Cortona, where Cortona DOC is grown.

At an hour´s drive are: Arzzo, Anghiari, Città di Castello (the stone Franciscan cities), Siena, Perugia and the Trasimeno lake. The best way to reach Rome and Florence is the fast train (2.5 and 1.5 hours respectively).

Should you want to go shopping we have abundant shops, the Vai di Chiana outlet shopping centre and many local markets, antiques markets and fairs.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Cortona, Cortona area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Weihnachten 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Frühsommer 2015
23 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Hochsaison 2015
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,205
for 7 nights
€2,205
 
 
Spätsommer 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 9 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Weihnachten 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Frühsommer 2016
14 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Hauptsaison 2016
2 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,205
for 7 nights
€2,205
 
 
Spätsommer 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 7 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,505
for 7 nights
€1,505
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.
Notes 1/3 des Mietpreises bei Buchung, den Rest spätestens 4 Wochen vor Mietbeginn,
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cortona in Cortona area

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • In the bathrooms there is a lot of space on the shelves for your toiletries, hair dryer and towels; each with its own bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bed linen available (excluding cots)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Firewood is charged separately according to how much you use, baby sitting can be arranged.
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