Casa Bella Vista
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Casa Bella Vista has 360° panoramic views, is completely renovated and modernized with air conditioning but usually enjoys a gentle breeze year-round minimising the need for AC due to its hilltop position.
The first floor comprises one open plan living room dining room and kitchen and occupies the whole of the first floor to take advantage of the hilltop views.
Downstairs there are four bedrooms. The bedrooms are presented as two doubles with king-sized beds, one twin bedded room and one single. The three double bedded rooms all have ensuite bathrooms in travertine limestone and the single has a separate bathroom next to it. There is wireless Internet, a satellite phone and a version of English Sky television.
Outside Casa Bella Vista has its own 10 x 5 m swimming pool with child friendly Roman steps and unrivalled views of miles of uninhabited wooded landscapes into Umbria and the Alpe de la Luna hills of the National Park from one side and miles of rolling Tuscan hills into Tuscany on the other. The garden is laid out with a lavender bordered lawn and is fenced for child safety reasons. The house backs onto the Italian National Park area known as the Aboca a world-famous landscape cultivated for herbal remedies.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
4 kms away is the small but sophisticated walled town of Sansepolcro (home to Piero della Francesca's famous work 'The Resurrection') which attracts visitors from all over the world. It has supermarkets and a full range of shops, banks, cafes and a post office, plus a lively market twice weekly and a wide selection of restaurants including 4 which appear in the Michelin guide. Sansepolcro has year-round events and festivals including the traditional crossbow contest the Palio della Balestra with rival town Gubbio.
Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Bologna are about 2 hours drive. All approximately an hour away are Lake Trasimeno (boat trips, wind surfing, child-friendly beach), Perugia, Assisi, Cortona and Gubbio. Arezzo (the location for the town shots in the oscar-winning film La Vita e Bella) is about 45 minutes away, Citta di Castello about 30 minutes and Anghiari 15-20 minutes. Also local are a variety of small hilltop towns include Caprese Michelangelo (allegedly the birthplace of the artist), Monterchi, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina and more.
Horse riding is available on the outskirts of the town, there is a bowling alley about 10 kms out of town and for the golfer a choice of a 9 or 18 hole course at Antognolla (handicap card required) in a lovely setting about 40 minutes drive away.
Milan (Linate or Malpensa) – about 4 hours (BA, GO, Alitalia, Buzz, Meridiana)
Milan/Bergamo – Orio al Serio airport (Ryanair), about 4 hours
Perugia Airport – is the closest to the villa 35 miles away and served by Ryanair.
Access by car is by autostrada and superstrada. The last 3km are on typical
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