House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located on a hillside organic farm, Torre Bisenzio, La Magnolia is part of a 19th C farm house that has been beautifully restored into two-semi detached houses. La Magnolia is very light and bright with doors opening onto patios with lovely views. Every details has been chosen with great care to provide the feel of country side living with the luxury of modern facilities. There is a large heated swimming pool and a beautifully landscaped garden. There is also a BBQ and pizza oven. All outdoor facillities are shared with the other apartment L'Ulivo. The dining room opens onto a common patio which is tastefully divided by plants to give privacy to the apartments. There is also another private outdoor covered dining area for La Magnolia with views towards the hills. The grounds has an organic vegetable garden that produces vegetables such as tomatoes, aubergines, zucchini in abundance. Guests can help themselves to those. We can also provide some farm olive oil and wine for guests to try the estate produce.
As a result of its position on the hill, the property has stunning views over Tuscany and Umbria. It is also conveniently located about 6 miles off the A1 Autostrada and yet is totally peaceful. Casa Bassa is ideally located for day trips to places like Orvieto, Siena, Florence, Perugia, Montepulciano, and many more.
Within the property, guests can enjoy beautiful walks and ride bikes that can be rented from nearby villages. For horse enthusiasts, there is a stable 2km away, where horse riding can be arranged. There are many vineyards in the area that can be visited with or without prior arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia airport 115 km, Nearest railway: Fabro/Ficulle 10 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Heating of swimming pool is optional and can be requested prior to arrival. This will be charged on departure based on gas consumption.
The Umbria region
Umbria is in the heart of Italy, not touched by the sea, and the territory is one-third mountains and for the rest hills covered with olive trees and vineyards, and acknowledgedly among the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. It borders with Tuscany, Lazio and Marche.
The territory is suited to agriculture, the main produce being cereals, tobacco, sugar-beet, sunflowers, vineyards; Umbria is also among the first producers in Europe of black truffle. Renowned ceramic production is flourishing in Deruta, Gubbio and Orvieto. Thanks to the temperate climate, the beautiful landscapes and the religious, cultural and artistic wealth of many cities like Assisi, Gubbio, Spoleto, Perugia, tourism is also an important resource.
Orvieto is a city in southwestern Umbria, situated on the flat summit of a large volcanic tufa plateau, above the almost-vertical tufa cliffs and surrounded by walls built of the same stone . This together with the tiled roofs give Orvieto its charming character. Apart from being a lovely way to spend a day walking and discovering, the main sights to see in Orvieto are the Duomo, the etruscan tunnels and caves and the various museums.
Other cities within 1hr30 mins drive and recommended for day trips are Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio within Umbria and Siena, Arezzo, Florence in Tuscany.
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19 Nov 2011
"So good we're going back next year!"
What can I say about Casa Bassa? It's a little piece of Heaven! We stayed there during our summer holiday in August 2011 and it gave us everything we wanted from a holiday; peace and quiet in a beautiful setting but close enough to interesting places to visit and sightsee (a car is a must). The farmhouse itself is gorgeous with every mod con catered for as well as beautifully landscaped gardens, balcony terrace (with stunning panoramic views), patios and pool area. It's an hour's drive from Florence and about 1.5 hours from Rome so there are plenty of interesting and wonderful places to visit as well as a local town 10 mins away for buying food and other essentials. Would we go back? Definitely, we booked for 2012 before we left!
7 Nov 2011
"Superb accommodation in idyllic setting"
La Magnolia was the best equipped self catering accommodation we have ever stayed at. One of the most impressive features was the attention that had been given to both the exterior and interior design. So many of the features were quite luxurious. The pool garden(s) and barbeque areas were much enjoyed; the views quite magnificient.
The service provide by the local manager was excellent, all you would expect plus so many additional thoughtful touches.
We would thouroughly recommend this accommodation.
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