About the home
Set on the slopes of Monte Pausillo, the house enjoys panoramic views to Montepulciano in Tuscany and Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. There are a number of terraces offering shade and sunshine at different times of the day, as well as two outside dining areas.
Each floor has a sitting room and kitchen with full facilties to allow for privacy if required, whilst there is also ample seating for everyone to eat together .
We can offer occasional meals cooked "in house" by a local chef, as well as Italian cooking lessons. We provide you with olive oil produced from our own trees.
Our local manager will be able to book restaurants and activities for you, and keep you informed about local festivities.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
On the ground floor the large family kitchen has an open fireplace in the corner and opens onto two terraces. It adjoins the two level sitting room with TV and DVD/VCR. News channels on TV and acccess to BBC radio stations via satellite. Many books and DVDs/videos provided. there is a wood burning stove in the corner
Also on the ground floor is an ensuite master bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom with full-size bath and a shower.
The upper floor has two double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, and one twin bedroom and family bathroom. A terrace overlooking the lake and valley opens off the sitting room and master bedroom. The sitting room has a DVD player and wood-burning stove.
All bedrooms have mosquito screens for the windows and ceiling fans. Both kitchens are equipped with dishwashers.
There is a separate utility room housing the washing machine and an additional toilet.
Further details outdoors:
The house is set in four acres of woodland and olive groves....great for exploring! The swimming pool is 18 metres long and has splendid views over the valley and distant hills.
We have a traditional pizza oven for which wood is provided.
We offer a reduction on the rental price for for lets of two weeks or over.
We open the swimming pool towards the end of May
The Umbria region
Umbria, known as " The Green Heart of Italy" is renowned for having more festivals than any other region of Italy. It has beautiful hill towns of all sizes and a very varied landscape with several hilly areas and plateaux.
Perugia,Assissi, and Cortona are all within one hour's drive from Paciano, whilst exploring further afield will take you to the picturesque towns of Orvieto,Todi, Gubbio and Spoleto. The renowned Umbria Jazz Festival is held in Perugia in early July.
Umbrian is well-known for its cured meats, particularly salamis, wild boar, cheeses and black truffles.
Umbrian wines are fast gaining a name for themselves, and there are four recognised wine routes in the region, the most well-known being in the Montefalco and Torgiano area.
We are very close to the Tuscan/Umbrian border to the west.The towns of Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano lie in the Val D'Orcia ( a UNESCO World Heritage site ) and are all within a one hour drive from our house. Siena, famous for its Palio but also a truly beautiful medieval city is accessible by train as well as by car( 1.5 hours ).
The Castiglione del Lago / Paciano area
Paciano is a small medieval walled town with three excellent restaurants, two bars/cafes, a butcher, two mini-markets, post office and pharmacy. It also has a tennis court and children's playground.
The lakeside town of Castiglione del Lago is within a 15 minute drive. In addition to being another very picturesque medieval town it has many good restaurants and delicatessens, supermarkets and a weekly market. On its lakeside are a couple of sandy beaches and also watersports facilities, including windsurfing and canoeing.
Lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy and two of its islands can be reached by ferry from Castiglione del Lago. Isola Maggiore has a very small village whilst Isola Polvese is a nature reserve. There is a cycling route around the entire perimeter of the lake and many walking trails in the area. Fishing is also available.
The 9 hole Lamborghini golf course at Panicarola is 10 minutes away by car, whilst there is an 18 hole course at Perugia.
Citta della Pieve and Panicale are two more hilltop walled towns which are within a 20 minute drive from us. Citta is famous for its Palio towards the end of August.
The Trasimeno Blues festival takes place in the last week of July and most of the concerts are free.
Hardly a day passes in the summer without a market or fair being held somewhere in our area!
How to get there
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The main airports are Pisa and Rome, both served by budget airlines and approx a 2 - 2.5 hour drive. There is also a flight from Gatwick to Florence with Meridiana. Ryanair fly from Stansted to Perugia ( about 45 mins away ) but they do not currently fly on a Saturday
The railway station at Chuisi is a 20 minute taxi ride away and is on the main railway between Rome, Florence, Bologna and Milan. There are car hire firms in Chuisi. Rome is 1 hour away by the fastest train and Florence is just over 1 hour. By train from Pisa it takes between 2.5 3.5 hours, depending on the time of day.
Activities near Castiglione del Lago
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Jul 2012
My husband and I stayed for 1 week with our sons ages 13, 11, and 8 and we all fell in love with Tartagli Bassi. The owner, Diana, has made every effort to make the villa welcoming to renters. The... more
23 Jan 2012
Tartagli Bassi is in the centre of all things beautiful. Every other day we explored further afield - Orvieto, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Citta della Pieve, Castelione del Lago, Isola Maggiore, Magione, Cortona, Siena, and just three kilometres away, quaint Panicale, the big sister to Paciano with two charming and excellent restaurants. We could walk to the town in a few minutes, and the local restaurant was very good.
The house itself is very charming, and very well decorated in a style sympathetic with the house and the region. Downstairs stays quite cool, even in the hottest of Summer. The kitchen is very cute, and there is home made olive oil under the bench for all to use. The gardens are amazing - much bigger than expected, and the pool is in a supurb place to catch the sun and adore the view. The manager is very knowledgable, and can even organise cooking lessons, or a cook just to come to the house to cook.
Stayed three weeks, and could have stayed longer. More on my blog here: http://www.thehedonista.com/2011/09/home-away-from-home.html
26 Oct 2011
We heard of this house from a friend who lives in the village of Paciano (5 minutes' walk from the house and an absurdly picturesque mediaeval hill town). We stayed there twice, in April and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Apr 13||26 May 13||£ 1150||-||-||1 Week|
|26 May 13||7 Jul 13||£ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 1450||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
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