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Charming Restored Farmhouse - Pool - wifi - Close to Lake & Cortona

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Farmhouse sleeping 8- discounts for smaller groups. www.casaalessandra.bi

An 18th C.Villa - www.casaalessandra.biz - 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. Sleeping 8 in 4 bedrooms, but excepting smaller groups and discounting accordingly. 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.

More Details

Alessandra Bisgood
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Alessandra Bisgood

I have been here in Umbia since 2006...I love it.

Alessandra Bisgood purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Alessandra Bisgood chose Castiglione del Lago

Perfect for holidaying...quiet, tranquil yet near to restaurants and everything else you could need. Including the lake.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Close to the famous towns of Cortona & Montepulciano and 10 minutes from the Castellated Lake.

Take a trip on the Lake on your own hired boat.

Luri will meet you in Castiglione and take you for a trip to a restaurant for lunch/dinner

Around the islands or an early evening trip with Aperitivos

Susi will cook for you

Susi can come and cook and serve lunch or dinner

Or just leave a meal for you to eat when you are ready

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful Villa”

We stayed at Casa Alessandra for a week in August and had a wonderful time. It is in a great location – only 10 min drive from Castiglione del Lago – but also very secluded and away from it all. the villa is extremely comfortable, bright and spacious. Although we had some bad weather days, the house was so lovely we didn’t mind! Sandra, the owner, also went above and beyond the call of duty when we had some problems with our car rentals and was always on hand to offer suggestions on where to visit/eat etc. We were a group of 8 with small children, teenage children and grandmothers and the villa was prefect for all of us.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Castiglione del Lago in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , upstairs
  • All the bathrooms are beautifully finished in travetino marble throughout. There are high powered showers in 3 of the bathrooms & a full size bath with shower in one of the en suites. There is also a cloackroom downstairs with washing machine & water softner.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and light, with mosi nets and fans. There is a cot available. There is a double bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor making easy wheelchair access.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
A high chair & cot can be provided with prior notice.


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Charming Restored Farmhouse - Pool - wifi - Close to Lake & Cortona
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

A comfortable, rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Alessandra is the perfect place to enjoy a restful and relaxing holiday in the beautiful Italian countryside. Alessandra gives you a warm welcome when you arrive and shows you around the house which is a converted farm building: it has plenty of rustic charm, but is also full of creature comforts. The large arched window in the kitchen and the balcony offer opportunities to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding area. All of the rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. The swimming pool is a very good size and the large garden is surrounded by fields, with planting for seclusion by the terrace. The nearby town of Castiglione del Lago offers great views of the lake, a good supermarket and plenty of places to eat. Very happy to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely bright and airy spacious house well located

  • 5 of 5

The house was bright airy & spacious - good sized kitchen to accommodate cooks & helpers and a big table to gather round for social evenings. Good sized bedrooms & bathrooms as descried in the itinerary. It's in a quiet location amongst agricultural land and a short drive to good food shops and the lake. It is well located for exploring day trips to Assisi, Montepuliciano , Cortona (to name a few) and still be back in time to soak up the rays by the pool. Sandra was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sheila, I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay.
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Wonderful place altogether.

  • 5 of 5

The house and pool were delightful, comfortable and clean and the owner was extremely helpful and full of interesting ideas and useful suggestion for where to find the best places to eat and shop. Most delightful was the area. So many houses on websites look similar and it can be hard to know exactly what the location is like. This property is so close to so many beautiful towns and villages but there is also the nearby lake and beaches, and the scenery is just as I had imagined. We would love to return here one day and continue exploring this region.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent two blissful weeks at Casa Alessandra and found it the perfect place to relax by the pool, enjoy the views and also a great base for visiting wonderful hilltop towns. My husband and I stayed with our three children (6,5 & 2) and my inlaws. The house sparkling on arrival and was plenty big enough for us all - It was great for our set up and could easily fit two families. The kitchen was well equipped, including sharp knives (often not the case with a holiday let!) and

The pool was fantastic - deep enough for jumping in with a shallower bit at both ends with graduating steps at the end closest to the house. My 5 year old learnt to swim unaided and her and her brother spent hours each day entertaining themselves with "jumping in" competitions. The local water park in Tavernalle is definitely worth a visit if travelling with children.

Cortona, Montepulciano, Paciano, Panicale and of course Castigliano del Lago are all worth visiting. Wonderful views, interesting alleys to explore and of course delicious ice ream to eat.

All in all a hugely successsul holiday - I'd highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words...always good to hear more good words.... Alessandra
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Top value wonderful location friendly service

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully restored old farmhouse, light and airy with loads of room for a big family. The owner was really friendly and very helpful. Living just a few miles away, she had lots of local knowledge and ideas about what to do and where to visit, especially restaurants and shopping. We had a simply wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem in such spacious and peaceful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Having read other reviews of this property I see little point in repeating those words but I echo them wholeheartedly. However, it is well worth writing about the location of the house and what we saw and did in the surrounding towns, vineyards and villages.

Ancient Etruscan hill top towns, still with their old fortifications. The towered and embattled archways on stone cobbled roads, winding their way to the summit. Narrow ancient streets full of wonderful shops, restaurants, cafes. Walking down a narrow stone flagged lane and at the end a completely elevated panorama looking out over thousands of acres of wine and olive groves. Rivers, lakes and villages, these places a photographer's dream.

A restaurant we went to on the owner's recommendation one night. Set in the approaches to another ancient hill top town, the entrance a single doorway, short up hill path to another door seemingly set in the rock wall. Eleven courses of the most delicious food. No menus, no wine list, all you could ever desire to eat and drink and a very modest account at the end of the evening.

Assisi, the famous resting place of St. Francis and the monastery still guarding the west side of the hill. I'm not inclined towards the religious side of life but I was captivated by the tranquility and beauty, the sense of something very special that remained there. The town was a maze of little streets, tiny shops, most people on foot exploring door to door. In an archway a group of Tibetan monks in their maroon robes selling products brought a third of the way around the world. Happy faces, welcome....please come in, what can I show you.....so helpful and considerate, made this such a special occasion.

A whole village specialising in cheese! Almost every shop was involved somewhere in the process. So many different tastes, brands, wrappings, hard and soft cheeses. Crumbly contents like a stilton, paper wrapped, big wheels of cheese with cloth wrappings. The smell of fresh baked bread and a café where we sampled their produce, all sorts of different flavours, textures and colours and doing this we sipped our wine in the sunshine.

I have so many memories, really wonderful memories of our holiday here. I am sure that this can be your experience too.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Terontola or Castiglione del lago
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
15 minutes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5 minutes
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
At the lake
Car: necessary

Wonderfully situated on the borders of Umbria & Tuscany, on leaving the house the views are stunning, looking out over Castiglione del Lago & beyond to Cortona you can visit all the well known cities. Easy access to all major airports & motorways and 8 minutes from a train station: (Perugia airport opened up to Ryanair from Stanstead recently & is only 30 minutes from the house), Rome 150kms., Florence 100kms., Siena 70kms., and within 10/20 kms of beautiful towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano & Pienza (home of Percorino cheeses). Situated in the heart of wine making, home made oils, cheeses, truffles etc., a gourmet feast with a vast choice of good restaurants. Italy is the King of Designers and one of the many Malls is only an hour away with names such as Armani, Gucci, Tods & many more. End the day on the terrace watching the sun slip behind the mountains while enjoying the local wines, olives and wonderfully fresh products.

Other Activities: wine tasting

Golf: Golf is available within 20 minutes drive


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Castiglione del Lago, Umbria

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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Please ask about small party discounts ....does not apply to high season

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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