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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
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."