CasaLeana-Private Heated Pool/Games Room/Play Area
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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Casa Leana is located on the outskirts of the beautiful medieval walled town of Anghiari which was recently voted one of the prettiest towns in Tuscany. We are in a quiet and peaceful location yet only 50 minutes drive from Florence and Siena and an hour express train journey to Rome. The farmhouse has easy access to all amenities including local markets and many excellent family run restaurants and shops. 20% REDUCTION FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2014.
Casa Leana is 300 sq metres in size and has 14 rooms in total, five of which are bedrooms, 3 of which have a TV and DVD player. It has recently been refurbished throughout retaining the original features. A games room has been created with table tennis, table football and pool table plus docking station. We also have a separate play room for younger children with a large toy box full of toys for children of all ages, Playstation plus children's dvds. We have a large garden some of which has been professionally landscaped, in which you will find a gorgeous private fenced heated swimming pool plus a children's outdoor play area with swing, slide, climbing pole and sandpit plus outdoor games including nerf guns, skittles, boules etc.. and a badminton net. There are 9 bicycles for guests to use, inc. 3 children's bikes. We have wifi & Sky TV plus over 350 DVDs. We have recently purchased a new luxury 7 seater vehicle (6 guests plus chauffeur) for evening and day trips out. Casa Leana is ideal for groups of friends, families with younger children and/or teenagers who find the games room, play area & heated pool particularly appealing. We also have a wine cellar and well stocked library for our guests to enjoy. We are proud of the 30 reviews we have received over the last few years from our lovely guests - please take a look.
For families, young children and/or teenagers, groups of friends.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 66 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 73 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
3 kingsize bedrooms, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin room. Plus 2 x single sofa beds & 2 fold down cots. Egyptian cotton sheets, good quality towels (2 for each guest). Large farmhouse kitchen with over 50 cookery books, Le Creuset kettle, good quality cooking pots, baking tins, cooking utensils, small electric hand mixer and large electric food mixer with extra tools, slow cooker. Two lounges and a well stocked library (over two hundred books), 4 x TVs and 5 DVD players (TV and DVD in 3 bedrooms, play room and main lounge) with over 350 films, Playstation and games, Games Room with a Pool table, Table Tennis and Table Football, Board Games, toy box with wide range of children's toys and puzzles. Wifi and Sky TV including Sky Sports. and Sky Plus. Wine cellar with Italian and other wines from around the world and champagne for guests to use (price list available).
|Further details outdoors|
Private fenced HEATED swimming pool area with professionally landscaped gardens, decking with wooden sun-loungers, dining table, chairs and barbecue. 3 further outdoor terraced areas for dining. hammock and a further seating area overlooking vineyard plus badminton, childrens play area including 3 swings, slide, sandpit and outdoor games.
9 mountain bikes of varying sizes (six adult bikes, one with child seat, and 3 children's bikes for ages 5 to 10). Tennis rackets and golf clubs also available for use at the local course/tennis club. Toddler paddling pool also available upon request.
Vegetable patch for guests to help themselves (mainly tomatoes and strawberries when in season).
- Private heated swimming pool with solar cover
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Outdoor play area with swing, slide, climbing pole and sandpit plus nerf guns and badminton
- English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions
- Wifi and Sky and Sky Plus
- TV and DVD player in main lounge, play room and 3 kingsize bedrooms
- Docking station
- 1 hairdryer
- Shopping Service Available
- PAYPAL REGISTERED
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in history, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino). The summers in Tuscany are hot, usually without much rain. Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October and November) are dry, sunny days but the chances of rain are higher. The Winter has sunny, mild days and it can get very cold at night particularly in the hilly areas. As expected July is the hottest month with temperatures ranging from 23°C up to 30°C; January is the coldest month with about 7°C at the coast and about 3.5°C to 5.5°C inland. The busiest time in Tuscany (and Italy generally) is August when the Italians are on holiday. The main tourist season stretches from mid-April to the end of September.
Anghiari is our local town which is about ten minutes drive from Casa Leana. Many festivals are held there throughout the year (details at the house). The panoramic view from Anghiari is truly spectacular, made all the more so by the long, straight road running across the flat floor of the Upper Tiber valley from Sansepolcro and up the steep hill to the town. The view towards Anghiari is equally splendid, with the city walls rising up from a steep spur above the Tiber and the Sovara valleys. Anghiari is rated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
"Uno dei borghi più belli d'Italia"
Citerna is the nearest hamlet to ours and houses a grocers shop and three or four fabulous restaurants together with a few other jewellry and knick knack shops. It is high on a hill with wonderful views of the valley. Again, festivals take place throughout the year (details at the house).
Arezzo is our nearest major town and is about 20 minutes drive from the house. It is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno - it has many fabulous boutiques and restuarants. There is an excellent market held there on the first Sunday of the month which is said to be the best in Tuscany and many other activities take place throughout the year (details at the house).
Siena is also nearby where the Palio di Siena is held - a famous horse race which is held annually in the middle of town. The Mille Miglia which is a famous classic car race usually runs through one of our nearby villages and is an exciting event to watch. These are just examples of the countless festivals and events that take place in the area throughout the season - a list of which you will find at the house.
A visit to Florence is another wonderful day out either by train from Arezzo (about 30 minutes) or by car from the house which takes just under an hour.
You can take a fast train from Arezzo to Rome (about 1 hour ten minutes journey) where you can spend a day sight seeing.
A visit to Lake Trasimeno is a great day out if you wanted a time off from site seeing. It is about a fifty minute car journey and you can swim, sunbathe and hire boats or take a trip on a ferry across to the different islands on the lake.
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1 Jul 2014
"A Wonderful Holiday"
We stayed at Casa Leana for a week in June 2014, we really should have booked for longer! We've holidayed at a fair few villas throughout the years, if you took all the positive things from those… More
28 Jun 2014
"Everything as promised -- beautiful holiday"
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. T… More
19 Jun 2014
"Simply perfect for an extended family get away!"
We knew we were in good hands from the minute Leigh collected us from Perugia airport.
A short 45 minute trip and we joined the rest of our extended family at Casa Leana. Yes I am slightly biased, I love all things Italian and all things with a bit of history and I fell in love with this beautiful villa at first sight.
Every room is tastefully decorated, with the comfort of guests clearly in mind and the HUGE kitchen and 'al fresco' patio offer the perfect space for everybody to come together. We all had great fun in the games room too.
The weather was kind to us so we were able to spend hours at the pool, playing badminton and enjoying barbecues, all while enjoying the most fabulous Tuscan scenery anyone could wish for.
All this AND it's just short train ride from Florence, Rome and Venice - who could ask for more? We'll be back next year without a doubt.
18 Jun 2014
"The perfect location for a relaxing Tuscan retreat, a real home away from home!"
If you're looking for a relaxing holiday, in an authentic and beautifully restored Italian farm-house, nestled into the Tuscan hillside, with access to some of Italy's most beautiful & bustling cities...then Casa Leana is THE place for you!!
We had the most wonderful family holiday and can't wait to go back every year!! It really is a special home with something for everyone - from the lovely open-plan kitchen that made dinner time a real family affair, the picturesque views that we woke up to every morning, the chill-time we had around the pool (under the Tuscan sun), a bit of family competitiveness in the games room...to our little adventures to Siena & Florence, not to mention all the lovely little hilltop villages right on your doorstep!
The owners are super friendly & helpful....and have done an amazing job kitting the house (and garden) out with everything you need (including wifi - if you still need access to the 'outside' world).
9 May 2014
Casa Leana was such a great choice for our holiday. The attention to detail that the owners have given is wonderful. We had a few rainy days but is wasn't a problem because the games room and d… More
29 Sep 2013
"We Will Be Going Back!"
We regularly rent properties in France and the UK and occasionally in Spain so we decided on a change and to try Italy – we - being two couples and two dogs. Ticking all the boxes was Casa Leana, so… More
25 Aug 2013
"Gorgeous Tuscan house in a beautiful setting, great for all the family!"
The swimming pool, badminton court, games room with pool table, table tennis and football table, push bikes, WIFI, TV and huge DVD collection meant that even the teenagers were kept entertained when w… More
9 Aug 2013
"Exceptional - Can't wait to go back."
We stayed at CasaLeana with friends in July. This was the first time we had been to this area of Italy; what a remarkable first impression. The house is beautiful and well set up, though the pool, gardens and badminton net had us spend most of our time outdoors. It is close enough to amenities to be convenient without losing the feel of a country holiday.
The owners were very helpful and had great tips when we decided we should actually explore a bit... It's hard not to want to keep this place a secret. It was fabulous.
2 Aug 2013
We spent an amazing week at Casa Leana with our 5 month old daughter and a group of friends. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could need - ranging from a vast number of cookbooks in the kitchen, a floor to ceiling DVD collection and even a stationary drawer with Sellotape! The terrace attached to the kitchen made for fabulous al fresco dining. The gardens were enormous, full of flowers and fresh herbs with a large decked area and pool. The impressively stocked wine cellar with tasting notes highlights how the owners have really gone the extra mile with every detail. Di and Leigh were incredibly helpful and approachable and will even stock up the fridge for your arrival for a minimal charge. Combine this with an idyllic view and an unspoilt part of rural Italy and you have something truly exceptional. Our only regret is booking one week and not two. We will be going back!
16 Jul 2013
"Idilic, peaceful house with attractive garden and lovely tuscan"
Thoroughly enjoyed out stay. Di and Leigh were excellent, accommodating hosts, happy to help out with any needs. The house was spacious, lots nooks and crannies, well equipped, good games and tv roo… More
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