Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Castiglione del Lago - Casa Alessandra
Perfect for weekends & holidays, comfortably sleeps 8,4 bed/bath, child friendly
An 18th C.Villa recently restored to a high standard yet keeping all the original features - mixing faded red brick with original stone externally; beautiful beamed ceilings, cotto floors & traventino marble bathrooms internally. Sunny,bright,airy & spacious, the interiors are finished perfectly with an eye to comfort & design with Italian influence. A large sitting room with doors to the garden leads through to equally large kitchen which is fully fitted - dishwasher,fridge/freezer,washing machine,cooker and larder all brand new together with a large pine table (seating 8/10) & chairs with pine dresser and side board - 3 doors open onto the brick covered terrace perfect for al fresco dining with another large dining table & chairs, comfortable seating together with a barbeque. 1 double bedroom en suite on the ground floor & 3 bedrooms & marble bathrooms upstairs,with its own private balcony, all different, all beautifully decorated.Outside a stunning pool & gardens.
Quiet, peaceful and away from it all yet only 10 minutes from shops, cafes & resturants - perfect for a summer holiday. A lovely family friendly restored farmhouse, rebuilt in 2006, using local craftsman and all original materials and design of these lovely old farmhouses. Now a comfortable and bright, spacious home with its own pool, perfect for an Italian holiday.
Situated down a quiet track, close to the village and its amenities, and still only 10 minutes from the beautiful castled town of Castiglione. Close to the Tuscan border, easy driving distance to many beautiful towns such as Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Perugia, Spoleto, Gubbio and an easy train journey to Florence & Rome.
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own fenced garden and gates, ideal grounds for family games (which are supplied). The Terrace is covered and has seating for 10 for al fresco dining, together with a BBQ and overlooks the gardens & pool. The pool is 12 x 6 meters with a D end and steps leading to the shallow end. The gardens and pool are lit at night. A perfect spot to relax with the local wines & olives as the sun sets over the mountains.
The house is spacious and open plan on the ground floor, the large sunny sitting room leading through to the kitchen and eating area, with double doors in both areas leading out to the gardens & terrace. The bedrooms are all with their own travetino bathrooms. One double on the ground floor, and a further double and 2 twins upstairs, one with its own private balcony with views over the Lake & Castle. This a a beautifully quiet family home. Outside the gates you can go for a run, walk down the quiet country tracks through vineyards & olive groves or simply sit by the pool and relax.Get away from it all. No one will disturb you.
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We just spent a wonderful fortnight at Casa Alessandra with our best friends, making us a party of four adults and four kids aged 11-13 in total. We go on holiday every summer together and this is by a considerable distance the most fabulous house we have happened upon! Its quiet, rural location is both beautiful and peaceful, but it's a short distance from amenities (we seem to need a supermarket trip just about daily with the kids' appetites sharpened by all the swimming!) and from Castiglione, which is charming, and its gorgeous lake; we managed several day trips (Orvieto, Montepulciano, Cortona, Siena, Florence - the latter by train ) and were usually able to keep our promise to the pool-obsessed kids that we would be back by mid-afternoon at the latest on those 'away days'! Italy is just such a brilliant holiday destination of itself, of course (the FOOD!!!...the people...the sheer beauty of the landscapes...the fairytale hill towns...) but the house really made our holiday. Sandra is a very helpful presence both on arrival and whenever needed thereafter, and the information folder provided is exceptionally comprehensive - we referred to it many times throughout our stay. We would highly recommend Casa Alessandra, in short, and hope to return in the future! Thanks Sandra :-)