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beautiful tuscan villa with pool, ideal for groups

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, capacity for 10 - 12 people, large facilities and gardens.

Casa Casale is idyllic for relaxing and enjoying the mountains in the southern part of Tuscany. A traditional Tuscan house, located in a peaceful area at 700 m above sea level with 25 hectares of land extending to the valley. Impeccable location for families and small groups as it offers a lot of space and options for all needs: enjoying each others’ company, sports and games, and for relaxation lay back and forget the world. The hiking paths start as you step out of the door, near to Cortona leading to many cities of artistic, cultural and historic interest in southern Tuscany and Umbria. These are also easily accessible by car.

Facing the eastern side of the lake there is a large flat square, with great views of the countryside and the mountains,

A covered garage for 3 cars, a table tennis table shaded by a 60 sq.m pergola with wisteria where you can sit and dine comfortably even in the warm midsummer climate.

The southern side has a paved 80 sq.m terrace with a table, sun loungers and an almond tree that gives shade, where there is a sun kissed dining area, sheltered in the autumn and springtime. In the garden there are a few terraces with chairs and sun loungers.

The pool (9 x 4.5 m), with solarium, features sun loungers, parasols and shower, as well as two charming terraces which you can stumble across as you take a step down from the house with picturesque views, infused with the scents of lavender, thyme and rosemary. Poolside there are swings for children and a large grassy area with a volleyball net and the old horse riding school nearby, ideal for any type of ball game imaginable. Garden, terraces, pergolas and swimming pool are at your disposal.

The house was completely renovated at the turn of the century, with typical ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors and Tuscan country house chimneys, but it also offers contemporary and modern facilities. This house has been in the Attwood family for over 25 years and has a lot of old photos, books and furniture that create a unique atmosphere; warm and comfortable.

From the Piazza, you step through the main door towards the cloakroom and the stone staircase to get to the first floor. Here you will find a warm trattoria-style kitchen with an antique marble table where the 'mammas' rolled out the sheets of pasta; in addition there is a fully fitted kitchen. Whilst waiting for your meal, you can have a glass of wine next to the chimney, or surf the internet from the desk in front of the windows. Through the cloakroom there is direct access to two bedrooms (both with double beds made with Tuscan steel, and one with an extra sofa bed) and a bathroom with WC and bidet. A small bedroom with two single beds can be found along the corridor that leads to the second floor.

On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room (45 sq.m) where you can make a fire and relax on one of the sofas, watch TV or a DVD after doing sporting activities or cultural excursions. Or indeed you can take a pew at the chestnut table and play board or card games.

In the old stables and storeroom on the lower floors there is the separate lodging for the housekeepers with a private entrance and garden at the rear of the house. The couple who manage the property maintain the pool, the garden and the property and are always ready to help out and full of all sorts of useful information. You will be able to enjoy the delicious Tuscan specialities and the products from the garden. Cleaning is charged separately.

Should you require further information or photos of the house and our facilities, please visit our website.

The house belongs to John and Sabine who have spent alot of time here with their son Robby, although they live in Munich. John, who grew up in Kenya, trained in England, where he worked in many places as a builder and carpenter and he has renovated our house with a lot of love and attention. Since we retired we have taken charge of running and renting out the house.

Casa Casale is idyllic for relaxing and enjoying the mountains in the southern part of Tuscany. A traditional Tuscan house, located in a peaceful area at 700 m above sea level with 25 hectares of land extending to the valley. Impeccable location for families and small groups as it offers a lot of space and options for all needs: enjoying each others’ company, sports and games, and for relaxation lay back and forget the world. The hiking paths start as you step out of the door, near to Cortona leading to many cities of artistic, cultural and historic interest in southern Tuscany and Umbria. These are also easily accessible by car.

Facing the eastern side of the lake there is a large flat square, with great views of the countryside and the mountains,

A covered garage for 3 cars, a table tennis table shaded by a 60 sq.m pergola with wisteria where you can sit and dine comfortably even in the warm midsummer climate.

The southern side has a paved 80 sq.m terrace with a table, sun loungers and an almond tree that gives shade, where there is a sun kissed dining area, sheltered in the autumn and springtime. In the garden there are a few terraces with chairs and sun loungers.

The pool (9 x 4.5 m), with solarium, features sun loungers, parasols and shower, as well as two charming terraces which you can stumble across as you take a step down from the house with picturesque views, infused with the scents of lavender, thyme and rosemary. Poolside there are swings for children and a large grassy area with a volleyball net and the old horse riding school nearby, ideal for any type of ball game imaginable. Garden, terraces, pergolas and swimming pool are at your disposal.

The house was completely renovated at the turn of the century, with typical ceilings with wooden beams, terracotta floors and Tuscan country house chimneys, but it also offers contemporary and modern facilities. This house has been in the Attwood family for over 25 years and has a lot of old photos, books and furniture that create a unique atmosphere; warm and comfortable.

From the Piazza, you step through the main door towards the cloakroom and the stone staircase to get to the first floor. Here you will find a warm trattoria-style kitchen with an antique marble table where the 'mammas' rolled out the sheets of pasta; in addition there is a fully fitted kitchen. Whilst waiting for your meal, you can have a glass of wine next to the chimney, or surf the internet from the desk in front of the windows. Through the cloakroom there is direct access to two bedrooms (both with double beds made with Tuscan steel, and one with an extra sofa bed) and a bathroom with WC and bidet. A small bedroom with two single beds can be found along the corridor that leads to the second floor.

On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a living room (45 sq.m) where you can make a fire and relax on one of the sofas, watch TV or a DVD after doing sporting activities or cultural excursions. Or indeed you can take a pew at the chestnut table and play board or card games.

In the old stables and storeroom on the lower floors there is the separate lodging for the housekeepers with a private entrance and garden at the rear of the house. The couple who manage the property maintain the pool, the garden and the property and are always ready to help out and full of all sorts of useful information. You will be able to enjoy the delicious Tuscan specialities and the products from the garden. Cleaning is charged separately.

Should you require further information or photos of the house and our facilities, please visit our website.

More Details

Owner
John Attwood, Sabine Kühn
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2017

About John Attwood, Sabine Kühn

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

Why John Attwood, Sabine Kühn chose Cortona

We love the Italian dolce vita, the Tuscan culture and the landscape, as well as the many cultural and gastronomic delights on offer.

What makes this house unique

We adore the winding road from bustling Cartona to our peaceful area in the wilds of the mountains, the visible changes in the day-to-day activities, the climate and the weather on the mountainside, the Trasimeno lake and the Val di Chiana, the freedom, the wide open spaces that we have here and the active social life surrounded by many friends.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Kinder nur unter Aufsicht im Poolbereich; Eltern haften für ihre Kinder; nicht in den Pool springen, Wassertiefe ist 1,20m; keine Hunde im Poolbereich
  • keine Hunde in den Schlafzimmern und auf Sofas; in den Schlafzimmern bitte nicht rauchen!
  • Zu Mietende bitte den Müll wegbringen, den Eisschrank ausleeren, das Geschirr spülen, die Bettbezüge abziehen und in die Waschküche bringen!
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • In the bathrooms there is a lot of space on the shelves for your toiletries, hair dryer and towels; each with its own bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bed linen available (excluding cots)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Firewood is charged separately according to how much you use, baby sitting can be arranged.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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beautiful tuscan villa with pool, ideal for groups
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 15 reviews
5

A beautiful property in an amazing setting.

  • 5 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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5

A great Spring stay in a wonderful Tuscan house

  • 5 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: March 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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4

Quiet and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very good due to the beautiful setting, the tranquility, the cozy and well equipped home. A home with a personal touch. Good shopping possibilities around Cortona. The hosts were really helpful and kind. However we were surprised to find out that the hosts lived in a flat at the bottom of the house. Fortunately they had their own part of the garden so we did almost feel like being there by ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Encore mieux en vrai

  • 5 of 5

La maison est superbe, impeccable, parfaitement entretenue et propre. Nous n'avons manqué de rien.

Le site est superbe et plus frais que la vallée.

Les hôtes sont toujours disponibles et serviables tout en étant discrets.

Nous recommandons sans aucune hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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4

PRECIOSA CASA EN LA TOSCANA

  • 4 of 5

Hemos pasado unos días muy bonitos en familia en Palazzo Casale. Los dueños muy amables y pendientes de que no nos faltara de nada.

Todo muy bien cuidado, y la piscina digna de disfrutarla. Desgraciadamente el tiempo se nos hizo corto...teníamos que habernos quedado más días.

Lo único que se nos hacía duro, era el camino a casa. Muchas curvas...

Gracias por todo, esperamos volver!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Prachtig huis in zeer rustige omgeving

  • 5 of 5

Een prachtig oud huis met heel veel ruimte, zowel binnen als buiten.

Het huis heeft 5 grote slaapkamers met veel kastruimte. Een grote keuken met afwasmachine. Twee grote badkamers, 1 met bad en toilet en 1 met douche en toilet. In het aparte washok (met wasmachine en strijkplank) is nog een apart toilet.

Buiten heeft het huis vele plekken waar je heerlijk kunt zitten/liggen. Bv in de 2 hangmatten of in de mooie schommelstoel. Ook bij het zwembad staan lekkere ligbedden.

Het huis staat midden tussen de heuvels.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia, Pisa (Florence, Rome),
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Portole, Teverina,
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona, Cortona Terontola,
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Autostrada del Sole (motorway), Vai do Chiana exit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Portole, Castel Girardi.
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Grosseto, Cesena,
Car: necessary

The charming Palazzo Casale is located 12 km from Cortona, in the peaceful Tuscan hills, with wide views of the mountains and valleys. Arrive via the panoramic motorway with eye catching views of the Trasimeno Lake and the Chiana valley. The driveway to the house is short at 70 m.

Cortona, the old Etruscan city, located at 500 m altitude overlooking the Val di Chia with breathtaking views of the Trasimeno Lake, over the Chiana valley and the hills that surround the Alps. Brimming with cultural activities and summer festivals, open-air concerts, cinema and theatre in the squares, antiques markets and very good museums. You will be able to visit Etruscan sites, the old town, Renaissance buildings, some 20 churches and monasteries and the city walls which have been completely preserved along with the fortress.

There are various dining options: abundant trattorias, enotecas and restaurants as well as, during the summer, a great variety of special gastronomically themed weeks and festivals (Sagras) in and around Cortona.

The area is ideal for mountain biking and taking walks on the peaks around Cortona where a network of paths and ancient Roman roads are marked out. We are very happy to help you plan your route.

The nearby Montepulciano invites you to enjoy a wine tasting (of Vino Nobile!), in addition to the many wine taverns (enotecas) and bodegas in the area around Cortona, where Cortona DOC is grown.

At an hour´s drive are: Arzzo, Anghiari, Città di Castello (the stone Franciscan cities), Siena, Perugia and the Trasimeno lake. The best way to reach Rome and Florence is the fast train (2.5 and 1.5 hours respectively).

Should you want to go shopping we have abundant shops, the Vai di Chiana outlet shopping centre and many local markets, antiques markets and fairs.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nebensaison
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
Hauptsaison
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,964
for 7 nights
£1,964
 
 
Nebensaison
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 7 nights
£1,595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,411
for 7 nights
£1,411
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.31 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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