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LARGE STYLISHLY RENOVATED FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, IDEAL FOR SMALL GROUPS

John Attwood, Sabine Kühn

Speaks French, German, Italian, English
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LARGE STYLISHLY RENOVATED FARMHOUSE WITH POOL, IDEAL FOR SMALL GROUPS

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..

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment

John Attwood, Sabine Kühn

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks French, German, Italian, English

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

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2029536
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
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2029536
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
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2029536
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
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2029536
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: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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large stylishly renovated farmhouse with pool, ideal for small groups
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p2029536
Cortona Cortona area
5

Einmaliger Großfamilien Urlaubstreffpunkt

  • 5 out of 5
Wir hatten ein sehr gemütliches,sonniges,sportliches (Fußball,Volleyball,schwimmen,Badminton,Wandern,...),kulturelles und superkulinarisches Treffen mit unseren kindern,Schwiegerkindern und Enkeln!!Von 1/2 Jahr bis zum Alter von 60 Jahren kamen alle auf ihre Kosten!!Ein absolut empfehlenswertes Erlebnis !Mit Hilfe der Insidertips der liebenswerten Vermieter,lernten wir die toskanischen Küchen,Kultur,und Wanderschätze kennen!Viel Spaß beim Nachahmen! Rolv und Heidi.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Rolv und Heidi,
wir fanden eure Großfamilie aus Norwegen, Schweden, Dänemark und Deutschland auch bezaubernd! Wieder ein Beweis, wie gut unser Haus auf viele verschiedene Bedürfnisse und Altersstufen eingehen kann!
Sabine und John
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Val di Chiana
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Grosseto, Cesena
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Portole, Teverina
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Portole, Castel Girardi
Car: necessary

Palazzo Casale is an idyllic place in a hilly landscape, set in 20 acres of unspoilt landscape. Perfect for kicking back and relaxing. Ideal for a family holiday or small groups. The area is ideal for hiking on the old Roman mountain roads with spectacular views towards the Appenines and Lake Trasimeno. The house is 4 km from 2 villages with well stocked grocer shop/bar and restaurants.

Located 12 km away is Cortona, a lovely, historic Etruscan city with a beautiful view of Lake Trasimeno and full of cultural activities. Recently it became well known through the film, book and annual festival 'Under the Tuscan sun' . It also offers many other attractions, like the Etruscan Museum, open air music, cinema and theatre- festivals, antique fairs and special historical events. Cortona offers very good wining and dining in numerous trattorias, enotecas and restaurants, as well as winetasting in the many wineries that produce the Cortona DOC. Throughout the summer months there are many local festivals based on gastronomical themes such as snails, bistecca, truffles ect. in the surrounding villages and towns. For shopping visit the local markets and the outlet center in Valdichiana. Many interesting historic towns are within easy reach by car, such as Montepulciano (Vino Nobile wine tasting), Arezzo,San Sepolcro and Anghiari (for the Piero della Francesca-Trail), Siena, Perugia, Gubbio and Assisi. Florence and Rome can comfortably be visited by train in 1,5 resp. 2.5 hours.

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Availability & Rates

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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
 
Hochsaison
28 Jun - 5 Sep
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
for 7 nights
€2,100
 
 
Herbst
20 Sep - 31 Oct
7 night minimum stay
€1,470
for 7 nights
€1,470
 
 
Weihnachten
20 Dec - 9 Jan
7 night minimum stay
€1,610
for 7 nights
€1,610
 
 
Frühsommer
31 May - 27 Jun
7 night minimum stay
€1,610
for 7 nights
€1,610
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,490
for 7 nights
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€230
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €10
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
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Badezimmer 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Badezimmer 3 - Toilet
  • bathrooms with plenty space for towels, toiletries, hair dryer, Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Schlafzimmer 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bed linnen is provided, except for baby cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Deck Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
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