The property is a 200 year old former farmhouse with a private solar heated pool. The property spans over 3 floors, sleeps 12 + 2 infants. It is situated 1.5kms up a white road in a clearing on a beautiful wooded hillside with uninterrupted views extending across to the other side of the valley.
It is conveniently located for visiting all the key attractions in this beautiful part of Umbria and Tuscany. The location is peaceful with very little if any traffic noise. The property retains all its intrinsic character including terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings.
The house has been furnished as a home rather than a holiday rental and is child friendly with 2 travel cots, 2 highchairs and plates and cutlery suitable for children. Trestina is 15 mins away for all your food shopping and other practical requirements. The house has recently been installed with wi fi internet access for those of you who want to remain in touch.
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are inclusive of cleaning, electricity, gas, linen, towels (bath and pool), 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs and basic food for Fri evening and Sat morning.
Changeover day is Friday in order to enable our guests to take advantage of better prices and availability on the budget airlines. Guests are requested to arrive after 4.00pm and depart by 10.00am to allow time for cleaning and linen to be changed.
2 good-sized double bedrooms (1st floor).
1 twin bedroom (1st floor).
1 large double bedroom (2nd floor).
2 good sized twin bedrooms (2nd floor).
Bathrooms: 2 shower rooms, both with basin and toilet.
1 large bathroom containing a bath and handheld shower, basin and toilet.
Kitchen, fully equipped with range cooker, larder fridge, small drinks fridge, chest freezer, dishwasher, toaster, coffee percolator and a large selection of china and cutlery.
Large sitting room with comfortable sofas and a bench seat made using the original manger. There is a TV, video and DVD (including a selection of recent releases) and bookshelves containing English novels.
Dining room with a large table seating up to 12 and French doors leading onto the breakfast terrace complete with table and chairs.
Entrance hall with guide books and maps for the area and French doors leading out onto the terrace.
The maids come once a week on changeover days to clean and change the linen, including swimming towels.
Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, iron/ironing board, tv, wi-fi internet access, room fans,cot, high chair,barbecue,private solar heated saltwater pool.
Pets accepted only by permission from the owners.
Notes on accommodation
The house is well-equipped for children, with 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs at no extra charge. The house is let on a self-catering basis. We provide a welcome pack of basic foodstuffs for your arrival. We have 2 English caretakers who will come and see you the day after you have arrived to ensure that your stay goes smoothly. The double bedrooms all have 5' 3" metal framed beds. The linen is crisp, predominantly white cotton with light summer duvets for cooler nights. The twin beds are 3' wide and again all the linen is cotton. All the rooms are prettily but simply furnished and decorated. All the windows have built-in mosquito nets on them. There are room fans available for each bedroom.
This property would probably not be very suitable for people with mobility problems. As the bedrooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floors there are a number of stairs to climb.
Terrace with steps leading up to the pool house where sun loungers, cushions, pool toys, barbecue, toilet and drying racks for wet clothes can be found. The solar heated swimming pool is 10m x 5m and has a saltwater chlorinator (very good for the skin!) The pool has a large paved surround with ample room for sunbathing, but with plenty of natural shade as well. At one end of the swimming pool is a large covered pergola with an enormous travertine marble table with seating for 16 people. It provides shade for long leisurely lunches, and has electric lighting, together with candles for warm evenings. The gardens, extend to approximately 3 acres, of terracing, trees, and shrubs.
It is about 50 mins drive to the beach at Tuoro on Lake Trasimeno where you can windsurf, canoe, pedalo, kite surf (when conditions permit), take a ferry trip to the islands or just soak up the sun.
There is both a 9 hole and 18 hole golf course about 40 minutes away (handicap card required).
Perugia - 40 mins, Ryanair from Stansted. Rome - 2.5 hours. Bologna - 2 hours - BA from Gatwick, Alitalia. Ancona - 1.5 hours - Ryanair. All the major car hire firms are represented at the airports and it is essential to have a car. Detailed directions will be supplied together with a map when you rent this property.
Distances by car for sightseeing, Citta di Castello, Monte Santa Maria Tiberini 15-20 mins, Monterchi, Anghiari, Sansepolcro 30 mins. Arezzo 45 mins. Gubbio, Perugia, Cortona 40 mins, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno 50 mins. Florence 1.5 - 2 hrs.
The nearest town, Trestina, is 15 minutes by car and has several supermarkets (1 of which, Eurospar, sells local produce already prepared eg. Bresaola with rocket and parmesan), post office, baker, butchers, bars, chemist, internet cafe, clothes and toy shops and tennis court. Just a few minutes from the house in the next door village of Calzolaro, there is pony trekking available. There are several restaurants and pizzerias, 1 in particular is highly recommended with an extensive menu and wine list.
For children, there is an open-air roller blade rink at Citerna (30 minutes). Ca de Luca is an ideal base for sightseeing trips including Perugia and Assisi, Florence and Sienna. There are also many smaller hilltop towns in the area; Gubbio, Citta di Castello, Sansepolcro, Monterchi, Cortona and Montone among others.
Cot and highchair hire is free of charge, but please tell the owners if you require them. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking with the balance due 8 weeks before the rental period commences. There is no breakage deposit, but we would ask that you notify the caretakers so it can be replaced if required.
This property does what it says on the tin. Whether you want to relax by the pool or chase down Piero della Francesco's it is the perfect location. The batterie de cuisine is excellent and the caretakers extremely helpful. We would come again.
A perfect holiday for 3 generations. Very well-equipped and lots of places to sit and relax be you a sun-worshipper or preferred cool quiet shade.
Now that Ryanair charge you for wearing thick socks the provision of pool and bath towels was most welcome as was the welcome pack of basic provisions to tide you over on arrival and for breakfast the next morning. The last thing one wants to do having traveled most of the day is to go to the supermarket.
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