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Fabulous 17 Century Farmhouse with private HEATED pool, games room & aircon

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with beautiful views

Casa Leana is over 350 years old and brimming with gorgeous original features, from chunky beamed, wood ceilings and exposed stone walls to the traditional tiled kitchen. We have also lavished a whole lot of love on the interior and furnishings to transform the rambling, rustic farmhouse into a luxurious, stylish villa.

Tuscany is famous for its food and wine so cooking and dining at Casa Leana is very much a pleasure here, from using the superb local produce to rustle up in delicious family dishes in the fabulous farmhouse kitchen, to long leisurely mealtimes, both inside and out. All five bedrooms are simply stunning and conducive to a good night’s sleep, with wrought iron beds and lush linen, plus one of the double rooms really has the wow factor with a four poster bed and private balcony.

To soak up the Tuscany sunshine and gaze on the iconic scenery, the terraced garden at Casa Leana is sheer bliss. On the first terrace children can play on a lawn area while parents watch on from the paved dining patio with a pergola for shade, then on the second terrace there’s a small olive grove and a romantic bench for two, to admire the views in the shade of a gnarly oak.

A heated swimming pool on terrace three, safely fenced and sheltered by the landscaped borders, with loungers for grown ups, pool toys for the children, plus a dining table and barbecue in the shade of a pergola.

The fourth terrace is the vegetable garden which guests are welcome to raid and children will especially love plucking and popping in the sun ripened tomatoes and super sweet strawberries.

The fifth terrace is set up for outdoor fun with a sand pit, swings and a slide in a play area plus space for badminton, skittles, boules and Nerf gun battles. And for the less energetic, there are two hammocks overlooking the vineyard.

Casa Leana belongs to the secure payment scheme on this site but if you prefer you are also able to pay safely and securely direct to us via our own Paypal account. See our website (casaleanatuscany)


Casa Leana was built way back in 1650 as a big rambling farmhouse, set out over three floors, with the main entrance up an external stone staircase to the first floor, which is the traditional way in Tuscany. Today the villa provides plenty of space for 10+ family and friends, plus two babies, with 5 bedrooms, 3 lounges, 3 bath/shower-rooms, a huge dining kitchen, a play room and games room. All 5 bedrooms have space for a cot and two travel cots are available.

The lower floor comprises the games room, library ‘snug’, wine cellar and one of the bedrooms. The large games room, with a beamed ceiling and funky pop artwork on the stone walls, has table tennis, table football, a pool table and a PS2 console with games. The cosy library has over 350 books on the shelves, a leather corner sofa to curl up in and a writing desk to set up a laptop and log into the Wi Fi.

The double bedroom, with a wrought iron bed, has an ensuite shower with a washbasin and WC. The vaulted wine cellar has a superb selection of wines from Tuscany and around the world that are available for guests to buy.

The first floor comprises the large kitchen dining room, a separate breakfast room, a king-size bedroom and the a family bathroom.

With home-cooking so central to Tuscany family life, the traditional farmhouse kitchen is the heart of the house, with a big open fireplace, a magnificent dining table for 10 (plus 2 high chairs are available) and beautiful tiled work surfaces. A large fridge freezer, drinks fridge and a microwave is in the separate pantry and a utility room has a washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board plus hairdryer, torch and first aid kit. The kitchen opens onto a pretty, covered patio with a dining table that seats 10 and a barbecue.

A breakfast room doubles as a small lounge with a bistro table that seats 4, a chaise longue, log fire, chess and other board games. The bedroom on the first floor has a king-size wrought iron four poster bed and a balcony with seating for 6 and there is also a shower room with a washbasin, bidet and WC.

The top floor of Casa Leana comprises the main lounge, three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The lounge is very large and comfortable, with a big, squashy L-shaped sofa, a single sofa bed, coffee table, flat screen TV with Sky+ and Sky Sports, a DVD player with 600 DVD’s to choose from and Wi Fi. Two of the bedrooms have king size wrought iron beds and one of these has an additional single bed. The other bedroom has twin single wrought iron beds. The family bathroom has a bath, shower, washbasin, bidet and WC.

Casa Leana stands in approximately three quarters of an acre of terraced gardens with stunning views. The gardens include lawns and play areas, a heated swimming pool, outdoor dining and a vegetable patch with tomatoes, strawberries, courgettes, plums and apples for guests to pick. Check casaleanatuscany for more details.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About The Owner

Having both worked for the John Lewis Partnership for many years we decided to leave the UK a few years ago to manage Casa Leana and look after our guests full time.

We flit from Casa Leana and the UK during the winter months but throughout the rest of the year we stay near our house in Tuscany, enabling us to welcome our guests and be on hand if necessary.

We are both quite active and enjoy cycling, golf, tennis and gardening as well as exploring the local area on our Vespas. Leigh also plays football for Anghiari.

Having said all that we also enjoy relaxing with friends, going out for meals and watching films or sport as well as slowly learning Italian.

We are passionate about Tuscany and our gorgeous house and want to make your holiday one which you will remember forever.

Having re-developed three houses back in England from 2004 to 2008 we decided to turn our attention overseas.

Our house dates back to 1650 and we spent 2008 refurbishing it which we enjoyed tremendously. Our enthusiasm to improve our house and gardens continues on an almost daily basis.

We were new to this business and one of our biggest pleasures over the years has been meeting new people from all around the world, many of whom have returned year after year becoming good friends.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why The Owner chose Anghiari

Casa Leana is located in unspoilt Tuscany countryside of the Arezzo Province, not very far from the border with Umbria. The nearest village to Casa Leana is medieval Anghiari (3 miles) which is hailed as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in Italy’, with spectacular views over the Tiber Valley. Enclosed within ancient walls, the maze of narrow streets are a delight to stroll around, browsing antique shops, stopping for cappuccinos and gelati in the cafes and choosing one of the many trattorias to enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine. Anghiari also has a couple of small supermarkets for essentials and groceries, plus there are bigger supermarkets and many more shops in Arezzo and Citta di Castello (20 mins).

One of the greatest pleasures in Tuscany is exploring the countryside on bikes and nine are available for guests to borrow, free of charge, at Casa Leana. There are 6 adult bikes, sized from small to large, and 3 children’s bikes including one with stabilisers and one with a child seat. Helmets and padlocks are also provided. Within 3 miles of the villa, families can pootle through vineyards and fields of sunflowers, stop for a break in parks with play area and visit a local petting farm. Children can also swap pedal power for horsepower at a nearby riding stables (7 miles).

Besides just chilling out at Casa Leana, families can pack a picnic for a day on the sandy shores of Lake Trasimeno (1 hr 15) to paddle in the calm, fresh water or hire a pedalo. There are three beaches to discover close to the historic walled town of Castiglione del Lago and many flock here simply to indulge in long leisurely lunches in fine lakeside restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After reading over 40 descriptions and reviews of Tuscan villas for rent, I stumbled upon Casa Leana. Diana and Leigh have renovated this beautiful house to be perfect for a large family or group. Their website was wonderful and showed everything exactly as it is -- large comfortable rooms, beautiful views out of every window, games and yards.

They have stocked the house with all kitchen supplies, dishes and basics needed for our holiday. We did rent a car which was invaluable to us, though Leigh has a car available to rent for short trips. I enjoyed having my own for all of the trips to the grocery or quick day trips to surrounding medieval villages. The train is 20 -30 min away in Arezzo -- once there, traveling anywhere in Italy is a snap. During our 2 week stay, our family managed a night's stay in Rome, Bologna, Venice and Florence -- easy by train.

Di and Leigh so obviously care about this home and have put touches in everywhere to make it comfortable. They were very responsive to every inquiry and concern. They kept the yard and pool beautiful while we relaxed and let the kids run all around -- a big deal for city kids! The dishwasher and washing machine are modern, stove top is gas -- no problem with hot water -- never ran out even with 9 of us showering! There are lots of stairs in the home, so we were careful to give our older guests rooms on the bottom floors.

It was truly the trip of a lifetime -- we hope to return again soon!
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Anghiari in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 x family bathrooms and one en-suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Casa Leana has five bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Kingsize four poster bed Bedroom 2: Kingsize four poster bed Bedroom 3: Kingsize bed plus one single bed Bedroom 4: Double bed Bedroom 5: Two single beds We also have two travel cots, one single sofa bed and a camp bed in addition to the above.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 9 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Fabulous 17 Century Farmhouse with private HEATED pool, games room & aircon
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Real Tuscan luxury

  • 5 of 5

We had the holiday of a lifetime at the beautiful Casa Leana. The setting is typically Tuscan and the property itself is amazing. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Anghiari is the nearest town (10 min drive) and is unbelievably beautiful . It has restaurants,shops and an evening market on a Wednesday with live bands playing. Di & Leigh were fabulous hosts. They were on hand to offer valuable advice on everything from where to eat to the best places to shop ( including the best markets to visit). A beautiful breakfast hamper is provided for your first morning, but even better they can arrange do a small shop for you which we took full advantage of. Di selected lots of local delicacies including cheeses, hams, local bread & chutneys which allowed us to spend our first day at the villa without having to venture too far. We will definately return to Casa Leana. This is one holiday destination you won't want to miss

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Farmhouse in beautiful Tuscan setting

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic holiday, I would recommend to anyone. In fact I would like to go back as my stay of one week wasn't long enough. Di and Leigh provided exemplary customer service from my initial enquiry onwards. They even met us in the square in Anghiari to lead us to the house a couple of miles away. The house over three floors is full of character, tastefully decorated and very clean. For a party of several adults and children it was a very practical house (as long as you're okay with stairs) with three bathrooms a huge kitchen and rear terrace for al fresco dining. The games room was a big hit with the children and the extensive DVD collection in the living room a nice surprise. It is a lovely house to spend time in. However, even better is the pool in the terraced garden for its stunning views of the Tuscan countryside, very special. Anghiari and Sansepolcro were both lovely places to visit and Di and Leigh had some great recommendations for local restaurants and places to go generally. We did a day trip to Montepulciano and visited a local winery but spent the majority of our time at the pool as the weather was lovely. If we come again we'd like to visit all or some of Arezzo, Assisi, Sienna and Florence, pool time allowing.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impeccably hosted trip in an impressive setting

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the owners, who gave a warm introduction to the property and surroundings. The facilities were well presented and seemed perfectly authentic. The local amenity reference material provided proved invaluable in getting the most out of our short stay and was presented with a personal touch. In fact, everything about Casa Leana spoke of the attention to detail of the hosts, their sunny disposition, and dedication to making clients holidays as good as they can possibly be. My sincere thanks to them for doing just that.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay at Casa Leana!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Casa Leana in mid September with my wife and some friends. We had such a fabulous time. The house is lovely and homely and has all the mod cons you could wish for including good wifi and DVD players in all the bedrooms but is also a very typical Tuscan farmhouse with beams, high ceilings and exposed walls. We spent a lot of time in the huge kitchen - we took it in turns to cook, one night the boys cooked and another night the girls cooked. It was great fun as the kitchen is large enough so you can all sit around chatting and cooking at the same time. We also had a couple of barbecue lunches and evening meals down at the pool which when lit is beautiful and has fabulous views in the day time and evening. We found it difficult actually to drag ourselves away from the house and beautiful gardens but we did manage to visit Florence and even had a day at the beach (Cessinatica I think) which was lovely. All in all we had a wonderfully relaxing time and the owners, Leigh and Di, were really helpful in giving advice about what to do etc. Although there were plenty of recommendations for days out at house together with detailed directions. Basically the owners have just about covered everything from lots of cookery books in the kitchen, hundreds of books in the library and there must have been over 500 DVDs for adults and kids alike. We spent a few evenings in the games room getting a bit competitive (!) and we even managed to get out on the mountain bikes to explore the beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Traditional Tuscan Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week here, just before Easter.

This is a traditional rustic building, set in a small hamlet, overlooking a Tuscan valley and the hills beyond.

The pictures show you the views and the countryside is lovely.

We were a group of 13. The most they have had; but we were more than comfortable. We were 3 generations with Grandparents and 5 children. We were meeting up from England, Scotland and Dubai.

The accommodation is set on 3 levels, as is the garden: so lots of steps; but the old folks managed fine.

The setting is lovely and so are the owners – Lee and Di. They really do make sure that you have everything you need and are available or out of the way, as required. One of the reasons we chose this villa was that the owners are British: so there would be no communication problems.

Before we arrived, Di sent numerous emails to made sure that we had everything organised and where to meet us. She also helped arrange a Police letter for a visa. She was like a mother hen.

When we met Lee at Arezzo station, he was not fazed by the number of cases and dealt with everything.

We made trips to Florence and the local towns; but spent most of the time in the garden, or the house and most evenings would have a mafia style dinner for 13, in the kitchen.

There were bikes in the shed (at no extra charge) and there were enough for all the kids and a couple of adults to explore the countryside. The area and the roads are quiet.

The local town of Anghliari is also delightful, with plenty of character and stunning views. The restaurant of Baldaccio’s is well worth a visit, very friendly and having the best pizza we tasted. Other trips to the local towns and wineries were also fun and the locals always friendly.

We thought that the kids would get bored; but they didn't - there is a games room and a huge DVD collection besides. Great to spend some time with the family, in the Italian way.

There are some minor things that one could moan about; but nothing worth noting and overall - look at the pictures and details and there will be no surprises. We loved it here and our daughter has the view from the garden as her screen saver.

We would love to come again.

Neil & Agatha and The Greater Brown Family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful traditionalTuscan house, with every modern convenience. The garden and heated pool, with amazing views are maintained every day before you are even awake by the hosts Di and Leigh who regularly go the extra mile for you, nothing is too much trouble. They have thought of everything... Wine cellar, games room, library, cycles ... The list is endless. A fabulous place, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. So happy you had a great time at Casa Leana and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Di and Leigh
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
110 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Car: recommended

Anghiari is our local town and has been voted "One of the Prettiest Villages in Tuscany" many times over the years.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Anghiari, Arezzo Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
If the guest cancels, any money they have paid will not be refunded. If the balance payment is not received on or before the due date the booking will be automatically cancelled and the booking deposit will not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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