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Beautifully restored farmhouse & cottage - Pool, WIFI, Total Privacy.

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
People
13
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Contrada Castello - La Quercia - Tuscany Border

6 Bedroom, 5 bathroom, sleeps max of 13

Traditional farmhouse and cottage restored to highest specifications. Beautifully positioned in rolling countryside and situated off a quiet country lane close to the Tuscany border. Fenced and gated grounds of 1ha contain: 6 x 13 meter salt water pool, BBQ & pizza oven, 3m trampoline and unobstructed views of Lago Trasimeno.

The property consists of 2 houses. Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms (sleeps 9), 3 bath - traditional home which was expertly restored in 2005. The cottage was constructed in 2006 in the traditional style (c.70m from farmhouse) and has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 2 baths.

Location is excellent for relaxing by the pool in a tranquil setting or for touring the Tuscany & Umbria regions and visiting many of the beautiful towns and villages close by - Arezzo, Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto and Siena - all being within a 1hr drive. Florence and Rome are best reached via 1.5hr train ride - station is 20mins from the property. Both houses have wireless broadband.

Wine tasting and cookery schools/lessons: We have many highly recommended wineries close by and the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulicano region is just minutes away.

Sightseeing trips: The immediate area has many wonderful towns and villages to visit.

Cortona - Base for the popular book and movie 'Under a Tuscan Sun' is approx. 20 mins.

Montepulciano - Internationally renowned for its wine and beauty.

4 UNESCO World Heritage sites -

1. Pienza; also famous for its pecorino cheese.

2. Assisi; spiritual home of St. Francis.

3. Siena - home of the 'Palio' and reputedly the place where perfect Italian is spoken.

4. Val d'Orcia & Montalcino - area of exceptional beauty and home to Italy's greatest wine, Brunello di Montalcino.

Castiglione del Lago, Paciano and Panicale - designated amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Florence & Rome (we suggest by train- station 20 minutes from house).

Also shopping at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.

Additional features of the house include: Fantastic Pool - features include, roman steps, 2.4m deep end with diving board, skin-friendly salt water system, wonderful 'bisazza' mosaic tiles which shimmer and reflect different colours. A large terrace surrounds the pool and there is ample space to relaxing and sunbathing.

Wireless internet through most of the property - check you mail by the pool or under the shade of the magnificent oak tree.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner
K
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We were expecting a lot from your website and friend's recommendations, but we are each more than amazed by the beauty and thoughtfulness you have lovingly put into this special place. We can feel your passion for Italy and life and I feel grateful that we can partake in that and so happy to be sharing it with special friends and family. Thank you! We visited the lovely Castiglione del lago today, made a chicken soup and hosted the whole group for a scrumptious wine dinner tonite which started poolside, then on the patio and moved into the house. Tomorrow we will visit Montepulcianno in the morning, then spend another fabulous afternoon and evening in your lovely Italian home. I am sorry to be going on and on, but I cannot tell you enough how pleased we are. We are all wondering what the crop surrounding your property is. Looks like corn stalks with brown tops and no husks. I am thinking of making some grape jam from some of the trellis grapes if that's OK, as souvenir of this special place. Best wishes, Jo
Sep 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Beautifully restored farmhouse & cottage - Pool, WIFI, Total Privacy.
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Nottingham, UK
5

Villa La Quercia, home from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 adults and 4 children spent 2 wonderful weeks together at this beautiful villa in August. The villa was perfect for our large group and the setting is stunning, in amongst the olive trees and vineyards, looking out over the rolling countryside and yet close to all amenities needed.

The villa and gardens - The villas, pool and gardens are all immaculately kept. The pizza oven was a major hit and well used! There's loads of room for the children to play, inside and out, shade under trees around the pool and they loved the trampoline. The vine covered pergola makes a wonderful al fresco area to while away the hours over delicious local food and wine!

The area - It's such a stunning area of Italy and the villa is so well situated. We did several day trips to local towns, wineries and eateries, recommended by Ken and Danica in their very helpful guide folder, and it was always so lovely to come home to the peace and privacy of the villa.

Our hosts - Ken and Danica [by email] and Sandra [locally] were so helpful and responded immediately if we needed anything, thank you so much to both. They have thought of so many details within and outside the villa to make their guest's stay both comfortable and fun.

We loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend Villa La Quercia as a perfect home away from home.

Thank you so much Ken and Danica!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Gem in the Umbrian Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Quercia is the quintessential Umbrian gem. Away, away, tucked away “past the little chapel” down a dusty “white dirt road,” you come to a drive, at the end of which is a gate that opens to a compound of little cottage on the left, then a large farmhouse ahead and beyond the crest of a hill — wow — a swimming pool to die for. The magnificent oaks (le querce) shade one side of the farmhouse and a trellis shelters the dining terrace on the opposite side.

The cottage is cozy and complete. The farmhouse is grand and spacious. We enjoyed cooking in the full-fledged kitchen fitted out with large American style appliances—oven/range, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and all the little brother appliances—toaster, teakettle, coffee maker. The counter-top gadgets challenge the rural electrical service, so you use them sequentially, not all at once. The same goes for the laundry machines in the attached garage. Minor adaptations afford modern conveniences. Owners have thought of everything. The otherwise invisible maintenance staff promptly materializes when questions arise. The locals are a delight.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are roomy and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable with lovely linens.

Surrounded by tilled fields you’ll hear the chirrup of cicadas, see geckos darting along the foundations and bees fondling the lavender. When the heat shimmers over the hayfields, take refuge in the delicious pool where you can gaze across the hills and cypress trees to Lago Trasimeno on the horizon.

Explore the little nearby villages, especially lovely Castiglione del Lago. Bring your GPS, but be prepared for the darned thing to occasionally get totally flummoxed, so bring the Michelin map book, too. You’re in the countryside!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect countryside villa

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely villa situated perfectly in the Italian countryside with spaciousness all around. We didn’t think the pictures did it justice! Loved being nestled in among the olive trees and vineyards nearby! And, especially liked the centrality of the location in visiting the lake and other nearby villages. Ken and what seems to be a team of local people they know, are most responsive if you need them. Thank you for understanding a traveler’s needs!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

Relaxing and Re-energising

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful villa and there truly is something for everyone in the area. The house is set up as a real home from home with every convenience you could wish for. Our day trips included a number of local markets; Isola Maggiore on Lake Trasimeno where we discovered an Irish lace making museum and a tradition of lace-making which is still alive on the island today; Città della Pieve where we saw some beautiful works of art by a famous renaissance painter, Pietro Vannucci, known as Il Perugino (The Perugian) who was born in the city. My teenage daughter spent a number of hours on a horse-riding trip through vineyards and olive groves which will always be a special memory for her. We would relax in the evening with a glass of some delicious local wine under the stars watching the fireflies play and wake up next morning to the sound of the cuckoo in the distant forest. There's so much to experience locally but more importantly this house is a perfect getaway where you can relax and switch off, unwind and re-energise your heart, mind and body.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Ireland
5

Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying in this amazing house. From the moment we arrived, the beauty and tranquility of the house and surrounding countryside was just fantastic. The information folder provided is a gold mine of information to help you enjoy your holiday even more. We followed the recommendations for a few restaurants and all were fabulous. The nearest town, castellione di lago on Lake trasimeno was beautiful and we also visited montepulciano and Cortona, gorgeous hill-top towns. We didn't do too many days trips as we spent lots of time chilling out at the house and enjoying the beautiful swimming pool. Just to note, we traveled with our 7 month old baby and our room was set up with a very comfortable cot for her, there was a high chair also and a lovely big tree just beyond the swimming pool provided perfect shade for us on the patio so she could still enjoy sitting at the swimming pool with everyone between her swims.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Dublin
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Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week in June and can't wait to go back! The villa was even more impressive than the description. Perfect pool with stunning views to the lake. Very private and tranquil setting yet close to all necessary amenities. Ken and Dancia were extremely good hosts and their recommendations for restaurants etc were superb. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Car: necessary

On the border of Tuscany/Umbria - excellent base for excursions to Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona, Montelpulciano, Orvieto, Perugia, Pienza, Siena and many, many more.

A short drive from train station which makes Florence and Rome day trips very convenient!

Although very quiet and rural, we are a 57 min walk from a fantastic traditional restaurant. All pasta is made in house.

'Beautiful views of the sunrise and Lake Trasimeno............' Guestbook quote UK visitors '08.

Historic village of Castiglione del Lago is close by - bars, restaurants, museum, weekly market and lake front activities.

Within 30 minutes drive are: Chiusi, Cortona, Montelpulciano, Paciano, Panicale, Pienza and a host of other spectacular villages.

Day trips to Florence and Rome are a 1.5 hr train ride from the local train station.

Arezzo, Assisi, Siena, Orvieto are within an easy hour's drive.

Outlet shopping is 30 min away at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.

Other Activities: shopping, wine tasting, sightseeing, cookery schools, cycling

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Contrada Castello, Trasimeno area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
23 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,319
for 7 nights
£2,319
 
 
Mid Season
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,585
for 7 nights
£3,585
 
 
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,585
for 7 nights
£3,585
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £843

Ask about the PRICE REDUCTION FOR SMALLER PARTIES
Security deposit is €1,000 euro.
Price includes electricity, heating.
If renting for more than 1 week, a 10% discount will apply to the subsequent weeks.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Contrada Castello in Trasimeno area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 375 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , downstairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , cottage ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , cottage downstairs
  • Bathrooms are very spacious and bright. All have modern facilities, with beautiful tiles and finishing.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size & balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Large room with mezzanine
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Cottage can be made w/2 singles
  • The farmhouse is 250 sq meters (2,750 sq feet). It is comfortable, welcoming, with an airy feel and high spec finish. Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 are very spacious rooms. Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with a private balcony and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is also spacious and has a private balcony overlooking the pool with lake views. Bedroom 3 is the largest bedroom and it also has an mezzanine loft - this room has a queen bed and 2 single beds (one is upstairs in the loft). Bedroom 4 is a smaller room with a single bed. The ceilings are all traditional style with barrelled vaults or wood beams and tiles, the floors have hand made terra cotta throughout. The Cottage is 125 sq meters (1,350 sq feet) and is fully self contained with fitted kitchen and laundry facilities. Bedroom 5 is on the pretty first floor. It has a Queen bed, small balcony and ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 6 is downstairs and has an adjacent bathroom. This bedroom is presented with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The farmhouse has a beautiful vine covered pergola which is ideal for al fresco dining. Positioned off the large country kitchen, it is south facing and is next to the pool area. A magnificent oak tree in the north side of the farmhouse offers shade throughout most of the day and is a beautiful spot for relaxation and reading. The guest cottage has a covered portico which can be a cool retreat from the activity of the pool area. We are the last inhabited house on the country lane and so the surroundings are very peaceful. The lane is wonderful for early morning or evening strolls - part of the lane is flanked by matured oak forests in which you are free to roam. The lane is very quiet and apart from the odd tractor it is seldomly used by other vehicles. The farmhouse has a water filtration system - so beautiful clean drinking water is available with negates the need to purchase bottled water.

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