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UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER.COUNTRY HOUSE WITH WI-FI & POOL. CLOSE TO LAKE & CORTONA

Alessandra Bisgood

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
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UMBRIAN/TUSCAN BORDER.COUNTRY HOUSE WITH WI-FI & POOL. CLOSE TO LAKE & CORTONA

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alessandra Bisgood (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our experience here was first-rate. We were two couples---it would be fine for three couples or a large family. The house is clean, all normal amenities supplied. Rooms well furnished, beautiful views in all directions. There are plenty of stores within a few miles should you want to cook. The nearest town is about 5 kilometers--Castiglione del Lago is a charming hill town with excellent non-touristy shops and restaurants. We basically chose a different hill-town each day and explored Umbria and a bit of Southern Tuscany. It was the perfect location for Todi, Sienna, Pienza, Gubbio, and many other towns, all within an hour or a bit more. The owner was very helpful with restaurant suggestions although it is hard to go wrong in the small hill towns all over Umbria. The owner was also helpful in any question we had. We weren't there in the heat of summer so we can't vouch for the pool, but it looked inviting. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who wants a great centrally located place from which to explore either Umbria or Tuscany. I could also see it as a great place to have a small family reunion, although the drive from either Rome or Pisa might be a bit much for kids, after the flight. We flew into Rome, and the drive--very easy--was about two and one-half hours. All advertising and photos were absolutely accurate except that no photo can capture the charm of the countryside in full. Go to Umbria before it is as touristy as Tuscany, and this is a great starting point."
Apr 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Umbrian/Tuscan border.Country house with Wi-Fi & Pool. Close to Lake & Cortona
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Umbrian/Tuscan border.Country house with Wi-Fi & Pool. Close to Lake & Cortona
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p72596
-+39 3409783684
Castiglione del Lago Trasimeno area
5

Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
We spent two blissful weeks at Casa Alessandra and found it the perfect place to relax by the pool, enjoy the views and also a great base for visiting wonderful hilltop towns. My husband and I stayed with our three children (6,5 & 2) and my inlaws. The house sparkling on arrival and was plenty big enough for us all - It was great for our set up and could easily fit two families. The kitchen was well equipped, including sharp knives (often not the case with a holiday let!) and

The pool was fantastic - deep enough for jumping in with a shallower bit at both ends with graduating steps at the end closest to the house. My 5 year old learnt to swim unaided and her and her brother spent hours each day entertaining themselves with "jumping in" competitions. The local water park in Tavernalle is definitely worth a visit if travelling with children.

Cortona, Montepulciano, Paciano, Panicale and of course Castigliano del Lago are all worth visiting. Wonderful views, interesting alleys to explore and of course delicious ice ream to eat.

All in all a hugely successsul holiday - I'd highly recommend it!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words...always good to hear more good words.... Alessandra
business
Umbrian/Tuscan border.Country house with Wi-Fi & Pool. Close to Lake & Cortona
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p72596
-+39 3409783684
Castiglione del Lago Trasimeno area
5

Top value wonderful location friendly service

  • 5 out of 5
This is a beautifully restored old farmhouse, light and airy with loads of room for a big family. The owner was really friendly and very helpful. Living just a few miles away, she had lots of local knowledge and ideas about what to do and where to visit, especially restaurants and shopping. We had a simply wonderful holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Umbrian/Tuscan border.Country house with Wi-Fi & Pool. Close to Lake & Cortona
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p72596
-+39 3409783684
Castiglione del Lago Trasimeno area
5

A gem in such spacious and peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 out of 5
Having read other reviews of this property I see little point in repeating those words but I echo them wholeheartedly. However, it is well worth writing about the location of the house and what we saw and did in the surrounding towns, vineyards and villages.

Ancient Etruscan hill top towns, still with their old fortifications. The towered and embattled archways on stone cobbled roads, winding their way to the summit. Narrow ancient streets full of wonderful shops, restaurants, cafes. Walking down a narrow stone flagged lane and at the end a completely elevated panorama looking out over thousands of acres of wine and olive groves. Rivers, lakes and villages, these places a photographer's dream.

A restaurant we went to on the owner's recommendation one night. Set in the approaches to another ancient hill top town, the entrance a single doorway, short up hill path to another door seemingly set in the rock wall. Eleven courses of the most delicious food. No menus, no wine list, all you could ever desire to eat and drink and a very modest account at the end of the evening.

Assisi, the famous resting place of St. Francis and the monastery still guarding the west side of the hill. I'm not inclined towards the religious side of life but I was captivated by the tranquility and beauty, the sense of something very special that remained there. The town was a maze of little streets, tiny shops, most people on foot exploring door to door. In an archway a group of Tibetan monks in their maroon robes selling products brought a third of the way around the world. Happy faces, welcome....please come in, what can I show you.....so helpful and considerate, made this such a special occasion.

A whole village specialising in cheese! Almost every shop was involved somewhere in the process. So many different tastes, brands, wrappings, hard and soft cheeses. Crumbly contents like a stilton, paper wrapped, big wheels of cheese with cloth wrappings. The smell of fresh baked bread and a café where we sampled their produce, all sorts of different flavours, textures and colours and doing this we sipped our wine in the sunshine.

I have so many memories, really wonderful memories of our holiday here. I am sure that this can be your experience too.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Umbrian/Tuscan border.Country house with Wi-Fi & Pool. Close to Lake & Cortona
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p72596
-+39 3409783684
Castiglione del Lago Trasimeno area
London
5

Holiday under the Tuscan/Umbrian Sun

  • 5 out of 5
The map and written description brought us in our hire car from Pisa to the Casa on our first attempt; always a good start to the holiday. The house was clean and matched the photos and description; admittedly we had taken the house on recommendation from a friend. The owner was there to meet us and was more than willing to offer help if we needed babysitters, she showed us how everything worked. Once she had left, we reviewed the excellent folder she had provided which told of day trips, local restaurants, supermarkets etc. We called to ask her if she could arrange for a pasta making evening, this turned out to be worth every penny a lovely lady who sang opera and taught us to make pasta, without a pasta machine in sight! She provided the sauces and we provided the wine. The house was perfectly placed for our trips and whilst I have a good knowledge of the area the owners information provided a number of excellent restaurants. We tended to leave early and be home by mid afternoon were the lure of the pool and garden meant we lived mostly outside, the house is not overlooked and therefore has great views of the surrounding landscape. Overall the recommendation we received was not overstated and I would recommend this villa to others; we intend to return again.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Terontola or Castiglione del lago
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Wonderfully situated on the borders of Umbria & Tuscany, on leaving the house the views are stunning, looking out over Castiglione del Lago & beyond to Cortona you can visit all the well known cities. Easy access to all major airports & motorways and 8 minutes from a train station: (Perugia airport opened up to Ryanair from Stanstead recently & is only 30 minutes from the house), Rome 150kms., Florence 100kms., Siena 70kms., and within 10/20 kms of beautiful towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano & Pienza (home of Percorino cheeses). Situated in the heart of wine making, home made oils, cheeses, truffles etc., a gourmet feast with a vast choice of good restaurants. Italy is the King of Designers and one of the many Malls is only an hour away with names such as Armani, Gucci, Tods & many more. End the day on the terrace watching the sun slip behind the mountains while enjoying the local wines, olives and wonderfully fresh products.

Other Activities: wine tasting

Golf: Golf is available within 20 minutes drive

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Notes

  • Book two weeks and get a third week HALF PRICE....2014


    Please ask about small party discounts ....does not apply to high season

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Castiglione del Lago in Trasimeno area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , downstairs
  • All the bathrooms are beautifully finished in travetino marble throughout. There are high powered showers in 3 of the bathrooms & a full size bath with shower in one of the en suites.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and light, with mosi nets and fans. There is a cot available. There is a double bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor making easy wheelchair access.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
A high chair & cot can be provided with prior notice.
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