Casa Leana - Beautiful Farmhouse with Heated Pool, Games Room and Fabulous Views – Home 116165 Villa
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Casa Leana - Beautiful Farmhouse with Heated Pool, Games Room and Fabulous Views – Home 116165
- 5 bedrooms
- sleeps 10
- 7 nights min stay
Villa / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10
- Nearest beach 66 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Casa Leana is over 350 years old and brimming with gorgeous original features from chunky beamed, wood ceilings and exposed stone walls to the traditional tiled kitchen. We have also lavished a whole lot of love on the interior and furnishings to transform our rambling, rustic farmhouse into a luxurious, stylish villa.
Tuscany is famous for its food and wine so cooking and dining at Casa Leana is very much a pleasure from using the superb local produce to rustle up delicious family dishes in the fabulous farmhouse kitchen, to long leisurely mealtimes, both inside and out. All five bedrooms are simply stunning and conducive to a good night’s sleep with wrought iron beds and lush linen, plus two of the double rooms really have the wow factor with four poster beds and one even has a private balcony!
To soak up the Tuscany sunshine and gaze on the iconic scenery, the terraced garden at Casa Leana is sheer bliss. On the first terrace children can play on a lawn area while parents watch on from the paved dining patio with a pergola for shade, then on the second terrace there’s a small olive grove and a romantic bench for two, to admire the views in the shade of a gnarly oak.
A heated swimming pool on terrace three, safely fenced and sheltered by the landscaped borders, with loungers for grown ups, pool toys for the children, plus a dining table and barbecue in the shade of a pergola. The fourth terrace is the vegetable garden which guests are welcome to raid and children will especially love plucking and popping in the sun ripened tomatoes and super sweet strawberries. The fifth terrace is set up for outdoor fun with a sand pit, swings and a slide in a play area plus space for badminton, skittles, boules and Nerf gun battles. And for the less energetic, there are two hammocks overlooking the vineyard.
Casa Leana belongs to the secure payment scheme on this site but if you prefer you are also able to pay safely and securely direct to us via our own Paypal account. See our website (casaleanatuscany)
Casa Leana was built way back in 1650 as a big rambling farmhouse, set out over three floors, with the main entrance up an external stone staircase to the first floor, which is the traditional way in Tuscany. Today the villa provides plenty of space for 10+ family and friends, plus two babies, with 5 bedrooms, 3 lounges, 3 bath/shower-rooms, a huge dining kitchen, a play room and games room. All 5 bedrooms have space for a cot and two travel cots are available.
The lower floor comprises the games room, library ‘snug’, wine cellar and one of the bedrooms. The large games room, with a beamed ceiling and funky pop artwork on the stone walls, has table tennis, table football, a pool table and a PS2 console with games. The cosy library has over 350 books on the shelves, a leather corner sofa to curl up in and a writing desk to set up a laptop and log into the Wi Fi. The double bedroom, with a wrought iron bed, has an ensuite shower with a washbasin and WC. The vaulted wine cellar has a superb selection of wines from Tuscany and around the world that are available for guests to buy.
The first floor comprises the large kitchen dining room, a separate breakfast room, a king-size bedroom and the a family bathroom. With home-cooking so central to Tuscany family life, the traditional farmhouse kitchen is the heart of the house, with a big open fireplace, a magnificent dining table for 10 (plus 2 high chairs are available) and beautiful tiled work surfaces. A large fridge freezer, drinks fridge and a microwave is in the separate pantry and a utility room has a washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board plus hairdryer, torch and first aid kit. The kitchen opens onto a pretty, covered patio with a dining table that seats 10 and a barbecue. A breakfast room doubles as a small lounge with a bistro table that seats 4, a chaise longue, log fire, chess and other board games. The bedroom on the first floor has a king-size wrought iron four poster bed and a balcony with seating for 6 and there is also a shower room with a washbasin, bidet and WC.
The top floor of Casa Leana comprises the main lounge, three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The lounge is very large and comfortable, with a big, squashy L-shaped sofa, a single sofa bed, coffee table, flat screen TV with Sky+ and Sky Sports, a DVD player with 600 DVD’s to choose from and Wi Fi. Three of the bedrooms have king size wrought iron beds and one of these has an additional single bed. The other bedroom has twin single wrought iron beds. The family bathroom has a bath, shower, washbasin, bidet and WC.
Casa Leana stands in approximately three quarters of an acre of terraced gardens with stunning views. The gardens include lawns and play areas, a heated swimming pool, outdoor dining and a vegetable patch with tomatoes, strawberries, courgettes, plums and apples for guests to pick.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- 2 Cots available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: King Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 4: Double Bed
Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Mountain Views
- Private garden
- Swing set
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 03:00, Check out time: 09:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £250.00
- Please contact the owner
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 13 Jul 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Feb 2010. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 68 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2703 to £3859.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Jul 2019.
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– based on 68 reviews
- Very Good
“Fun, games and relaxation in Tuscany”
We had an absolutely amazing stay at Leigh and Diana’s beautiful Tuscan retreat. Their stunning property is set amongst vineyards and wheat fields which were the perfect setting to our photoshoot, organised to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. Their private pool was a perfect temperature, house well equipped for young families and tastefully decorated. We loved their wine cellar with an honesty box polcy. Leigh and Diana arranged for their lovey neighbour to cook a Tuscan feast for us. We spent evenings riding their complimentary bikes, entertaining ourselves in their games room or drinking Aperol Spritz on their terrace. We loved the fact that their bedrooms were set over theee floors, meaning that our young family had the top floor (3 bedrooms), my parents occupied the middle floor and my brother and his wife slept downstairs. We used the taxi service for a return journey to and from Florence. Some of our party enjoyed a morning Yoga class; arranged by Leigh and Diana, down by our pool. Thanks for a really lovely experience, we have already recommended your property to several friends.
Owner's reply: Hi Lucy... Just a quick note to thank you for your very lovely review - we are really touched by all your very kind comments and incredibly happy that you had such a great time here in this beautiful part of the world celebrating birthdays and your mum and dad's special wedding anniversary! Thanks again. Di and Leigh x
Casa Leana is just amazing! The house is beautifully furnished and styled in a typically Tuscan style but with every modern convenience you could want and with additions that we didn't even know we wanted before we arrived .... Wine cellar and library, for instance. The garden and pool are lovely and attended to every day before you awake by the hosts Di and Leigh who could not do enough for us. I would recommend a car , but the house is only 5 mins from nearest town.
“An absolute joy x”
This was our third visit to casaleana and what a treat ... It is a lovely tradional Tuscan villa and has everything you could wish for.. A fabulous pool looking over the Tuscan hills..great kitchen and living room.. With plenty of DVDs for relaxing .. A great games room and bikes for a little touring ...I'd advise to use the outside eating areas as much as you can , it's lovely ... Leigh and Di are great hosts and make your stay one to remember ... There are lots of lovely places to visit close by... Xx
“Wonderfully authentic Tuscany experience”
This was the first time I had been to Tuscany and it more than exceeded my expectations. The property was delightful as were the owners, Di and Leigh, who carefully explained eveything we needed to know about the house when we arrived. We were a small group so the house was much bigger than we actually needed but I can't imagine it being crowded even if fully occupied. The property is a wonderful blend of superb original features and yet with all the modern conveniences and facilities you could imagine. Free wifi was available most of the time but with so much to see and do we rarely used it. The garden is a stunning feature of the property and we spent many happy hours by (or in) the pool or playing lawn games. All of the features of the property have been more than adequately described by previous reviewers. I would not disagree with the over-riding sentiment that this is a delightful property in a tiny hamlet ideally situated to explore the region. The nearest town, Anghiari, is simply delightful and we were pleasantly surprised that eating out was not expensive as we imagined it would be and generally shopping was also not pricey compared to other holiday destinations (or even to home!) We are very pleased that we chose Casaleana for our early summer break and have already recommended it to many of our friends as the ideal Tuscan getaway destination.
A beautiful villa owned by a very lovely and helpful couple. We had a great time and will definitely be returning! It was a perfect location for a relaxing break. We also enjoyed trying all the different pizza restaurants in the village nearby and a trip to a nearby vineyard.
“Fantastic Holiday Villa”
What can I say about Casa Leana and Tuscany? Well it was just one of the best holidays ever! Starting with the friendly service from Di and Leigh who both met us in Anghiari and took us to the villa so that we didn't get lost. What a great couple who obviously take great pride in looking after their guests - from the breakfast hamper to all the useful information that they provide about the area. Great parking tips! The villa itself was just perfect to house our family of 5 plus our chocolate labrador - loads of space for the kids to loose themselves in. They couldn't decide whether to swim in the pool (which was amazing in October), have a table tennis or pool tournament or watch one of the many DVD's they hadn't seen. On top of that they then started a family chess tournament having never played it before! I, of course, lost that! The villa has lots of touches and I felt completely at home as soon as I stepped through the front door! Fantastic kitchen, extremely comfortable beds and a wine selection to die for! The garden was spectacular and we changed our morning cup of tea spot each day to appreciate it all. The location was ideal and we managed to visit Florence and Siena both of which I'd strongly recommend. Breathtaking! Anghiari itself is lovely and has pizza/pasta restaurants and an ice-cream cafe that I will really miss. I can't praise this package enough and I will definitely be telling all my friends it's worth a visit. Look forward to returning soon!
“Best holiday ever!”
Several reasons why this was literally the best holiday ever. * The most fantastic friendly service from the owners Di and Leigh who couldn't do enough for us * The most stunning location - the sort that every time you look up from your book by the pool you need to pinch yourself * A house full of character and charm * A fully stocked wine cellar of hand picked wines by Leigh who REALLY knows his wines * The option to have the lovely next door neighbour pop round and cook you a fantastic traditional italian meal * A truly breathtakingly beautiful hilltop village down the road (Anghiari). * And I got proposed to by the pool over looking some of the most beautiful views I have seen. Now you can't beat that! Lovely couple and lovely place.
“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.
“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).
“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.
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