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WONDERFUL LARGE FAMILY HOME LOCATED NEAR LAKE TRASIMENO

Chrissie Todd

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks English, Italian
People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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WONDERFUL LARGE FAMILY HOME LOCATED NEAR LAKE TRASIMENO

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday villa in Castiglione del Lago - Casa Cantagallina

Large villa sleeping 12 in great comfort, large garden and pool, great views

Casa Cantagallina is a large farmhouse, dating back to the 19th Century, situated in small hamlet located between Chiusi and Lake Trasimeno.

It is a beautiful Villa, built on three floors and restored by the current owners to be a spacious and comfortable family home. They have used mostly original materials and therefore preserved the character of the property while also introducing many modern luxuries including a large contemporary kitchen.

Each floor has been designed to be self sufficient and the owners added large living areas to each floor. This makes the villa the perfect property for large groups of friends or families, ensuring everyone has their own space.

Each floor can be closed off and so if required the property can be rented by a smaller group.

There are stunning views from all parts of the property, looking over Lake Trasimeno and down to the surrounding valleys.

Accommodation: entrance via the first terrace into a large very well equipped kitchen leading to the dining room and spacious sitting room. The sitting room opens to the garden and a beautiful terrace with pergola - used for dining, seating 12 comfortably with a gas BBQ. There is a games room with table tennis, table football. Also a laundry. On the ground floor a bedroom has been adapted for accompanied wheelchair use, with access to a bathroom with shower, which is available on request only.

The first floor is divided into 2 suites. The first has a large sitting room (with TV and comfortable seating) that leads directly onto a beautiful terrace, with stunning views, perfect to watch the evening sunsets. There is a master double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath and a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower.

The second suite also has a sitting room with a fireplace, small kitchen and breakfast area. There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom which share a bathroom with shower.

Top floor, garden and swimming pool: on the top floor there is another comfortable sitting room. There is one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a twin bedroom with shower enclosure.

Garden: the villa has a large open lawned garden, that slopes down the valley with stunning views. There are many shaded areas and lots of space for families to enjoy.

The property is fenced and has a gated entrance to ensure privacy and security and there is plenty of parking space within the property.

A stunning swimming pool is located just below the main house, positioned to enjoy the beautiful views. It is a large 6 by 12 metre pool, with a shallow and deep end , with a diving board and entry steps and surrounded by a stone terrace.

There is a beautiful wooden pergola located next to the pool and numerous sunbeds and tables.

Facilities and services: there is a caretaker who lives locally and speaks English who will assist the guests if required.

Kitchen includes dishwasher, laundry with washing machine. Satellite TV [No Sky channels] with DVD, CD player, iPod docking station, Ping-pong table. Central heating and fireplaces. Fixed telephone line. ADSL internet connection.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chrissie Todd (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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About Chrissie Todd

We are London-based, one originally from London, one Australian. We kept gravitating to Umbria for holidays and eventually succumbed in the summer of 2000, completing the transaction in November that year. We love visiting small hilltop towns, just watching life go by in beautiful squares or looking at art or eating and trying local wine. And let's be honest, as an Australian living in the UK, I miss summer and February in London is a lot easier if I know I will be in the Italian sunshine in June.

Chrissie Todd purchased this villa in 2000

Why Chrissie Todd chose Castiglione del Lago

First, the view. The house is on a hill about 400m above sea level, with views in one direction to Lake Trasimeno (where Hannibal and maybe one elephant fought the Romans) and beyond to the Appenines. On the opposite hills, you can see Panicale and Paciano and a glimpse of Citta della Pieve silhouetted in the distance. We get a great view of Panicale from our shower on the top floor

It's quite a big house, which makes it very flexible for large groups. Our children were still at school when we bought it and we thought of our own holidays with friends and young children and future holidays with visiting relatives, teenagers + friends and older children on their own with their friends and could see that the house was big enough to give everybody privacy if needed while having space for everyone to gather together when they wanted to. This has been tested and it really does work! We've had people revising for exams, writing dissertations and bits of books, or sleeping in one part of the house, while others play table tennis, or cook, or listen to music in other rooms.

What makes this villa unique

We like cooking, so the kitchen is well equipped and there are a lot of cook books and enough plates and glasses for meals for at least 14 (I think our largest was around 18). We don't yet have a microwave, partly on principle, but with feedback we could be talked into it. Amongst the projects for this winter is to add a wood-burning pizza oven outside. There are extensive house notes with recommendations for restaurants, both nearby and in towns within easy reach. There are a lot of guide books and maps for ideas of longer outings and details of activities in the Trasimeno area. For those keen on outdoor activities there is an excellent cycle shop in Castiglione for cycle hire, wind-surfing on the lake, golf about 10k away, a tennis court about 4k away (a couple of not very good rackets in the house).

This section is titled 'unique benefits', one of which is Charles, the keyholder. He is on hand for crises (from power cuts to 'where is the light switch for the barbecue?') and is a font of information about the local area, having lived here since the 1970s. He is English, speaks good Italian and is usually able to help with phone calls for reservations etc.

We like to think that the house is being used when we are not there, but we have done the house for our own use, so we think it has more personality than a hotel room. It's comfortable and relaxed. You might not love every little feature, but we hope you enjoy it during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second time at Cantagallina and we intend to go back again. A huge and beautiful house, garden and pool that offers complete tranquility. We love being able to mix the sense of peace and space at the house with the culture, architecture and food offered in towns like Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto - which are all within easy reach. Blissful."
Aug 2011
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Bathrooms6
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Villastrada
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Panicarola
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Moiano
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lago di Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Cantagallina is a hamlet overlooking Lake Trasimeno, consisting of 5 houses on a hilltop surrounded by farmland. There is a magnificent view of the lake with the Appenines in the distance and, across the valley, of another range of hills dotted with farms as well as the towns of Panicale and Paciano. The hamlet is about 15 kilometres from the A1 motorway and 10 kilometres from Chiusi, which is an express train stop for the main north-south railway, making it an ideal starting point for visiting the major art centres of Tuscany and Umbria.

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Rates & Availability

From €343 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Castiglione del Lago, Trasimeno area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 
 
Medium Season
28 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
for 7 nights
€2,700
 
 
High Season
23 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
6 night minimum stay
€2,871
for 6 nights
€3,350
 
 
Peak Season
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,950
for 7 nights
€3,950
 
 
High Season
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
for 7 nights
€2,700
 
 
Medium Season
26 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
for 7 nights
€2,700
 
 
Low Season
31 Oct 2015 - 25 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
for 7 nights
€2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 30% deposit is required on booking and the final payment 6 weeks prior to booking.
A simple contract will be signed on booking.
Changeover day is normally Saturday but this is subject to flexibility, please contact us to enquire.
Rental includes standard full weekly cleaning and a mid week clean of kitchen and bathrooms.
Linen is changed on Saturdays (inc 1 set bath and pool towels per guest)
30% Deposit is paid on booking and the remainder 8 weeks prior to guests arrival
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    1st Floor Suite 1, A - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    1st Floor Suite 1, B - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    1st Foor Suite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    2nd Floor, A - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Floor, B - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Ground floor Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    1st Floor, suite 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    1st Floor, suite 1 - 2 Single Bed
    1st Floor, suite 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    1st Floor, suite 2 - 2 Single Bed
    2nd Floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd Floor - 2 Single Bed
  • There are a number of cots available to use and these can be added to any of the bedrooms. The ground floor bedroom has disabled access - though check for suitability.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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