Casaccia is a beautiful medieval house on a hilltop with a large private pool and gardens offering incredible views. Fully refurbished, the villa offers 4 large bedrooms (sleeping up to 10), and three bathrooms, including a delightful cottage in the garden with its own bedroom, living space and shower room.
Located on the very border of Tuscany and Umbria, the villa is near to the ancient city of Cortona and provides easy access to many wonderful hill towns, including Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Siena.
Casaccia forms part of a tiny hamlet. With its commanding position, it has stunning views over green hills and verdant valleys. As well as the large 12m x 6m pool, the garden offers patios, pergola and hammock all set among shrubs and lawns. This quiet retreat is full of character and charm with modern conveniences, ideal for large groups and families. There are shops and lots of restaurants nearby plus tennis, golf, cycling, walking and water sports on Lake Trasimeno.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 23 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 30 km, Nearest railway: Terontola 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Bedrooms:Bedroom 1 with double bed.Bedroom 2 with twin beds.Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds.Bedroom 4 in cottage with double bed and an additional single bed.There is a large kitchen/dining room on ground floor. Hand-built kitchen units with granite top. Built-in hob, oven, full-sized dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Full range of crockery and cutlery. Antique dining table, chairs and dresser.Large double-height, beamed living room is the centre-point of the house. The huge fireplace has a wood-burning stove that feeds the central heating, plus 2 comfortable sofas and armchair, separate table and chairs for games or reading. TV and DVD player.Bathroom with sink, WC, bidet and large walk-in shower. Beautiful second bathroom with bath, sink and WC. Third bathroom in cottage with shower, sink and WC. Cottage with double bed and single on mezzanine floor with air conditioning unit, plus spacious living space with double sofa bed and computer point with high-speed internet access and WiFi. Garden completely fenced for children's safety. Attractive pergola for eating al fresco.
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful 12m x 6m private pool with paved surround offering stunning views across the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, with direct line of sight to the historic hilltop village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina.The grounds totalling 2,000 sq metres also offer more secluded areas, including a hammock for relaxing in the shade of the old mulberry tree. The flat lawn in the front of the house is ideal for kicking a ball.Sun loungers and deck chairs for 10 people, plus umbrellas make the pool area an ideal place to spend the day. A shady patio area in front of the house has a table and chairs that is ideal for an al fresco breakfast.The 4.5m x 3.5m pergola attached to the side of the cottage offers magnificent views on two sides, so you can watch the sun rise and set in comfort, with a selection of wicker chairs and a large table for dining.
Changeover day is Friday. Wine tasting and Italian cookery courses available nearby.Guests are requested to arrive after 4.00 pm and to depart by 10.00 am on the changeover day.Welcome pack provided on arrival. The house is looked after by Tony and his English wife, Andrea, who can provide assistance if needed. We can also arrange for a more comprehensive shop to be ready on arrival, if required. Please discuss with us when booking.
There are markets in most towns in the region and many festivals and religious ceremonies that date back centuries, not least the annual Palio horse races in Siena. There are monthly antique markets in Arezzo, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi and Anghiari. There are numerous weekly food markets in the local towns.
San Leo Bastia (nearest village, with shop, bars, 2 restaurants) 4km.
Mercatale di Cortona (nearest town, with butcher, baker, chemist, 3 banks, 2 supermarkets, bars and restaurants) 9km.
Cortona (fantastic array of shops and restaurants) 28km
Umbertide (large commercial centre with supermarkets) 18km
Lake Trasimeno (restaurants, beaches, water sports, boat trips) 23km.
Perugia (restaurants, sights, museums) 30km.
Lake Trasimeno is about 30 minutes drive from the house and offers many water sports as well as ferry trips to the islands Maggiore and Polvese. The Adriatic Coast (Ancona and Fano) to the east and the Tuscan coast (Cecina, Orbetello) to the west are both about 2 hours drive.
Wine tasting and Italian cookery courses available nearby. Many beautiful country walks and mountain biking also available, plus guided cycle rides suitable for all the family (with bikes supplied). Lake Trasimeno has some lovely beaches, plus canoeing, water-skiing, sailing and other water sports.
Antognolla golf course is an 18 hole championship golf course, just south of Umbertide, 30 mins from the house. It has a driving range, practice green, a small club house, a bar and changing facilities. There is a range of golf clubs, trolleys and carts available to hire.
Golf Club Perugia, three miles south of Perugia town centre. It has a par 72 18 hole course, plus driving range, practice ground with open and covered bays, two chipping greens and a practice putting green.