Traditional farmhouse villa with stunning views
Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Casa Tersalle is a traditional Umbrian farmhouse situated in tranquil, unspoilt countryside on the border with Tuscany. In a beautiful rural setting, it is at the same time close to shops, restaurants and bars, with the local village just a pleasant ten minute walk through the fields. There are various nearby markets where you can get a feel of local life and there is a lovely park 5 minutes away with a children's playground area. If you enjoy walking, there are many possibilities locally, after which you can return and relax in the garden or on the terrace with a glass of wine!
Also in the area there are many mediaeval hilltop villages and towns waiting to be explored and there is the Italian culture, art and tradition of towns and cities such as Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Arezzo, Siena, Cortona and Florence, all within a 1.30 hour drive. There are various local festivals and events throughout the year, many revolving around a food theme!
The farmhouse provides flexibility for different sized groups and offers exclusive use, however many people are staying. The accommodation is on two floors, with one bedroom on the ground floor and two on the upper floor, and is suitable for up to 8 people. For 2-4 people the booking is for the ground floor only (one bedroom with 1 double or 2 single beds + living room with 2 single beds); however, an extra room on the upper floor (with 1 double or 2 single beds) can be made available on request for a small extra charge. For 5-8 people, the booking is for the whole house (3 bedrooms).
Outside there is a large sunny south-facing terrace where you can sit and relax and dine al fresco, while taking in the wonderful views of the surrounding fields and small lake, all with a backdrop of green wooded hills. There is also a small garden where you can relax on sun loungers and perhaps do some holiday reading. There is a large library of books and films in the house for guests' use.
In the garden there is an above-ground plunge pool (3.5 m diam, 75 cm deep), which is great for cooling off on hotter days during the summer months. This has proved to be an extremely popular addition, both with children and adults!
The owners, Rob and Jane, who work as English language teachers in the area, live in separate accommodation (in the former animal stalls!) and are available for any help or advice that may be required. Whilst respecting guests' privacy, we are also happy to share a bottle of wine and a chat on the terrace...
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 60 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 60 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
All rooms are light, spacious and comfortable. There is a bookcase with plenty of reading matter including general reading, guide books and information leaflets about things to see in the area, as well as a comprehensive information folder which we have put together for visitors.
The New Zealand/English owners, who speak fluent Italian and work in Citta' di Castello, live in separate accommodation (the former animal stalls!) and are available for help or advice if required. (We are also happy to share a bottle of wine with guests on the terrace, if invited!).
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large sunny south-facing terrace where you can sit and relax, eat, chat and while away the time whilst taking in the magnificent views of the surrounding fields and small lake, with a backdrop of green wooded hills. There is also a small garden below the terrace - garden furniture, sun umbrellas and barbecue are provided. There is a plunge pool (3.5 m diam, 75 cm deep) for cooling off on hot summer days - great for children and adults alike!
The Umbria region
Umbria is an enclave of tranquillity, a rural region in central Italy, dubbed the 'Green Heart of Italy'. Life here is laid-back and peaceful. The well-known towns of Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Orvieto and Spoleto are all in Umbria, as well as many smaller mediaeval hilltop towns and villages, and Lake Trasimeno with its safe bathing beaches (and the place where Hannibal gave the Romans a lesson in military strategy!).
Casa Tersalle is an ideal choice if you are looking for comfortable accommodation in the Italian countryside, somewhere to relax and enjoy a taste of the natural beauty and the many sights that this still unspoilt part of Italy has to offer.
Citta Di Castello
If you enjoy nature and walking, there are plenty of possibilities in the area, superb views and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Within easy reach, in addition to the many attractive mediaeval hilltop villages, there is Italian culture, art and tradition to be found in towns and cities such as Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Siena and Florence.
In the nearby village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina you can take in the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and enjoy a cappuccino or cold drink at the friendly bar, where you can also buy superb local 'pecorino' cheese. In Citta' di Castello you can wander around the town soaking up the atmosphere of the old centre and perhaps stop awhile at a café in the 'piazza' to watch local life over a 'gelato' (ice-cream) or espresso.
There are numerous festivals and events in the local area throughout the year - often revolving around a food theme!
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1 Nov 2013
"Cozy & welcoming farmhouse retreat in a bucolic setting"
You won't be disappointed by this choice. It's a traditional farmhouse structure, so don't expect large, open plan living areas.The stone and timber house that is Casa Tersalle has all … More
23 Sep 2013
"relaxed comfortable quite"
we were looking for somewhere that was relaxed rustic and comfortable and we got this and more Rob and Jane local info and hospitality ensured our Umbrian/Tuscan vacation was the best ever holiday tha… More
19 Aug 2013
It is quite a nut to crack if You try to write a different or unusual review here because all is already said by previous guests. And that is all true.When we arrived in Casa Tersalle and had a look a… More
28 Jul 2013
"Almost Heaven in Umbria"
My husband and I stayed with Rob and Jane at Casa Tersalle for the second half of May 2013. The facilities are excellent, Rob and Jane's service to us was over and above what one would expect and… More
9 Apr 2013
"such a warm welcome! great base for exploring Umbria and Tuscany"
If you are looking to get away from it all and yet have an excellent base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany - then this is the place for you! My family, 4 adults and 4 children aged 2-13, staye… More
1 Nov 2012
"Friendly welcome to casa Tersalle"
An excellent week apart from the car breakdown, but Jane and Rob were most helpful in dealing with problems involved. A good place for a three generation family stay with all necessities provided, tho… More
18 Oct 2012
"Warm and friendly owners in Umbria countryside"
A week in September was not enough. The hillside walks, views over the farmland, strolls through quiet friendly villages and unhurried lifestyle was a great antidote to the hectic tourist masses encou… More
16 Sep 2012
"Hosts from heaven"
We came to Casa Tersalle for a three-generation family holiday ... and it worked extremely well. It gave us what we wanted: opportunities for being together in a wonderful location and opportunities f… More
3 Sep 2012
Casa Tersalle met all my expectations. A beautiful old house with a spectacular view, very well equipped and the hospitality and service we received from Rob (Jane was in England during our stay) was … More
3 Sep 2012
"daily life in "our casa on top of the mountain"!"
What a place to live. Every day again we enjoyed our trip up the mountain, the beautifull landscape and the authentic experience of living in a rural area [no tourists in sight!]We were close enough t… More
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