Casa Leana is a beautifully decorated farmhouse built in 1650, located on the outskirts of the fabulous medieval walled town of Anghiari which was recently voted one of the prettiest towns in Tuscany. We are in a quiet and peaceful location yet only 50 minutes drive from Florence and Siena and an hour express train journey to Rome. The farmhouse has easy access to all amenities including local markets and many excellent family run restaurants and shops.Casa Leana is 300 sq metres in size and has 15 rooms in total, five of which are bedrooms, 4 of which have a TV and DVD player. 2 airconditioning units. 3 bathrooms in total (1 ensuite). It has been refurbished throughout retaining the original features. We have a large kitchen with seating for 10+ and a wide range of pots, pans, utensils, cookery books and a coffee machine. We have a games room with table tennis, table football and pool table. There is also a separate play room for younger children with a large toy box full of toys for children of all ages, Playstation, a Wii plus children's dvds. Casa Leana has a large private garden, some of which has been professionally landscaped, in which you will find a gorgeous private fenced private heated swimming pool surrounded by lush plants, herbs and flowers with breath taking views. Plus a children's outdoor play area with 3 swings, a badminton net plus 2 hammocks overlooking the vineyard. There are 9 bicycles for guests to use, inc. 3 children's bikes. We have wifi & Sky TV plus over 500 DVDs. We have a luxury 7 seater vehicle (6 guests plus chauffeur) for evening and day trips out. Casa Leana is ideal for groups of friends, families with younger children and/or teenagers who particularly enjoy the games room, play area & heated pool. We also have a wine cellar and well stocked library for our guests to enjoy. We are proud of the 47 reviews we have received over the last few years from our lovely guests - please take a look. .We are PayPal registered which enables guests to pay easily and securely by credit or debit cards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 66 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 73 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, King Beds (3), Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
3 kingsize bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with ensuite, 1 twin room. Plus 2 x single sofa beds & 2 fold down cots. Egyptian cotton sheets, good quality fluffy towels (2 house towels for each guest plus 1 x pool/beach towel for each guest). Large farmhouse kitchen with over 50 cookery books, coffee machine, Le Creuset kettle, Denby mugs, good quality cooking pots, baking tins, cooking utensils, small electric hand mixer and large electric food mixer with extra tools, slow cooker. Two lounges and a well stocked library (over two hundred books), 4 x TVs and 5 DVD players (TV and DVD in 3 bedrooms, play room and main lounge) with over 450 films, Playstation and games, Wii with games. Games Room with a Pool table, Table Tennis and Table Football, Board Games, toy box with wide range of children's toys and puzzles. Wifi and Sky TV including Sky Sports. and Sky Plus. Wine cellar with Italian and other wines from around the world and champagne for guests to use (price list available).
|Further details outdoors|
Private fenced HEATED swimming pool area with professionally landscaped gardens, decking with wooden sun-loungers, dining table, chairs and barbecue. 3 further outdoor terraced areas for dining. hammock and a further seating area overlooking vineyard plus badminton, childrens play area including 3 swings, slide, sandpit and outdoor games. 9 mountain bikes of varying sizes (six adult bikes, one with child seat, and 3 children's bikes for ages 5 to 10). Tennis rackets and golf clubs also available for use at the local course/tennis club. Toddler paddling pool also available upon request. Vegetable patch for guests to help themselves (mainly tomatoes and strawberries when in season).
- Private heated swimming pool with solar cover- Welcome pack provided on arrival- Outdoor play area with 3 swings, slide, and sandpit plus nerf guns and badminton- English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions- Wifi and Sky and Sky Plus- TV and DVD player in main lounge, play room and 3 kingsize bedrooms- Docking station- 1 hairdryer- Shopping Service Available- Main grocery shopping service and/or daily basket shopping service. Maid service available. PAYPAL REGISTERED
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in history, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino). The summers in Tuscany are hot, usually without much rain. Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October and November) are dry, sunny days but the chances of rain are higher. The Winter has sunny, mild days and it can get very cold at night particularly in the hilly areas. As expected July is the hottest month with temperatures ranging from 23°C up to 30°C; January is the coldest month with about 7°C at the coast and about 3.5°C to 5.5°C inland. The busiest time in Tuscany (and Italy generally) is August when the Italians are on holiday. The main tourist season stretches from mid-April to the end of September.
Anghiari is our local town which is about ten minutes drive from Casa Leana. Many festivals are held there throughout the year (details at the house). The panoramic view from Anghiari is truly spectacular, made all the more so by the long, straight road running across the flat floor of the Upper Tiber valley from Sansepolcro and up the steep hill to the town. The view towards Anghiari is equally splendid, with the city walls rising up from a steep spur above the Tiber and the Sovara valleys. Anghiari is rated one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
"Uno dei borghi più belli d'Italia"
Citerna is the nearest hamlet to ours and houses a grocers shop and three or four fabulous restaurants together with a few other jewellry and knick knack shops. It is high on a hill with wonderful views of the valley. Again, festivals take place throughout the year (details at the house).
Arezzo is our nearest major town and is about 20 minutes drive from the house. It is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno - it has many fabulous boutiques and restuarants. There is an excellent market held there on the first Sunday of the month which is said to be the best in Tuscany and many other activities take place throughout the year (details at the house).
Siena is also nearby where the Palio di Siena is held - a famous horse race which is held annually in the middle of town. The Mille Miglia which is a famous classic car race usually runs through one of our nearby villages and is an exciting event to watch. These are just examples of the countless festivals and events that take place in the area throughout the season - a list of which you will find at the house.
A visit to Florence is another wonderful day out either by train from Arezzo (about 30 minutes) or by car from the house which takes just under an hour.
You can take a fast train from Arezzo to Rome (about 1 hour ten minutes journey) where you can spend a day sight seeing.
A visit to Lake Trasimeno is a great day out if you wanted a time off from site seeing. It is about a fifty minute car journey and you can swim, sunbathe and hire boats or take a trip on a ferry across to the different islands on the lake.