An 18th C.Villa restored to a high standard yet keeping all the original features - mixing faded red brick with original stone externally; beautiful beamed ceilings, cotto floors & traventino marble bathrooms internally.
This property sleeps up to 8, with 4 bedrooms, we accept smaller groups and offer discount accordingly.
Sunny, bright, airy & spacious, the interiors are finished perfectly with an eye to comfort & design with Italian influence.
This beautiful house is spacious and open-plan on the ground floor. A large sitting room, perfect for family games (which are supplied) leads to the equally large kitchen which is fully fitted - dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, cooker and larder all brand new together with a large pine table (seating 8/10). Large glass doors open onto the garden, with a brick covered terrace, perfect for al fresco dining with another large dining table & chairs, comfortable seating together with a barbeque.
The pool is 12 x 6 meters with a deep end and steps leading to the shallow end. The gardens and pool are lit at night. A perfect spot to relax with the local wines & olives as the sun sets over the mountains.
Individual, travertino en suites are paired with every bedroom. One double room is situated on the ground floor (ground floor, which makes for wheel chair access), and a further double room upstairs. Two twin rooms also upstairs, one with its own private balcony looking over the beautiful lake & castle. Each room is uniquely and beautifully decorated.
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own fenced garden and gates. Outside the property gates you can go for a run or walk down the quiet country tracks through vineyards & olive groves. If you want to relax even more, simply sit by your private pool and unwind. No one will disturb you. Situated down a quiet track, close to the village and its amenities, and only 10 minutes from the beautiful castled town of Castiglione. The home is also slose to the Tuscan border, easy driving distance to many beautiful towns such as Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano and Pienza – and just an easy train journey to Florence & Rome.
Why this property?
This property is perfect for seasonal holiday trips with family or friends. It is in a quiet, tranquil and not to mention beautiful part of Italy. You can enjoy the peaceful scenery whilst having everything you need at your fingertips.
Fancy a bite to eat? There are plenty of delicious, local restaurants nearby.
Need to do some shopping? There are lots of great boutique style shops. 4 supermarkets and a great Mall – Val di Chiana 30 minutes away. More scenery? We are located right next to the famous Lake Trasimeno.
A splash of inky blue on the hilly landscape, Lake Trasimeno is where Umbria spills over into Tuscany. Italy's fourth-largest lake is a prime spot if you want to tiptoe off the tourist trail and slip into beautiful lake-side life.
Fancy a walk? Surrounding the 128-sq-km lake are silver-green olive groves, vines, woods of oak and cypress and sunflower fields. Want to see something with history? The lake is framed by castle-topped medieval towns, surrounding the lake such as Castiglione del Lago, Panicale, Paciano & Passignano.
A gentle and unhurried ambience hangs over the lake's trio of islands – Maggiore, Minore and Polvese – all wonderfully relaxing escapes.
Close to many famous towns and beautiful sight-seeing spots!
40 minute drive to Cortona, famous for its history, museums and cathedrals, shops & restaurants.
30 minute drive to the beautiful Montepulciano, a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. Less than 10 minutes to Lake Trasimeno and the historical villages.
We offer private boat hire with this property - Luri will meet you in Castiglione and take care of you all day. Whether you want a trip round the lake, or need dropping of at a restaurant for lunch/dinner. Or maybe you want to appetisers on the boat whilst admiring the views, we are here to make your trip one to remember.
Susi (our in house chef) will cook for you at the property (menus start at €32 per head)
Susi is available to cook and serve lunch or dinner, but please book in advance to we have all the ingredients ready.
If you'd like food ready for a certain time, just let us know and we can leave a meal for you to eat when you are ready.
By John on 03-Aug-2019
A truly stunning location in the rolling Umbrian countryside. Complete peace and tranquillity enable you to really relax helped by the large and very well maintained pool. The villa is 10 minutes drive from the picturesque old town of Castiglione which we loved for its great restaurants and the scenery
By Max & Irene on 27-Jul-2019
Sandras wonderful place is exactly as nice and relaxing as we expected. A real family home in the beautiful Umbriën countryside. We had an amazing week.
By Uffe on 10-Jul-2019
Hi Sandra Thank you again for a wonderful stay at your beautiful house. We really enjoyed it. Especially the surroundings with a lovely pool an amazing view over the landscape . Hopefully we come back in a few years . All the best Uffe and family
We would truly recommend a stay at Sandra’s house in Umbria. The house is located in beautiful surroundings with a large pool and a amazing view over the Umbrien hills. Sandra is easy to get in touch with and is highly service minded, a pleasure . The house is also located perfect so you can visit both Umbrien and Toscany city’s.
Maddie a said Lovely villa for a family group
By Maddie on 18-Aug-2018
18 Aug 2018
Helpful votes: 10/10
We had a lovely one week stay in August. The villa is large and worked well for our family holiday. Sandra was very helpful before our stay, giving us all information that we could have needed and making sure that we had all the baby accessories that a 10 month old might need. We were made very welcome and Sandra was again very helpful when we needed her during our stay. The villa is spacious, it’s great to have so many bathrooms / toilets when there’s a few of you! The pool and grounds are great, lots of room and beautiful surroundings. We have stayed in this area before and love the location of the house. There’s a good selection of shops 10 mins down the road. We visited Castiglione del Lago on a number of occasions, Cortona, Siena & Montepulciano amongst other places.
Karen d said Wonderful place altogether
By Karen on 16-Jun-2018
The house and pool were delightful, comfortable and clean and the owner was extremely helpful and full of interesting ideas and useful suggestion for where to find the best places to eat and shop. Most delightful was the area. So many houses on websites look similar and it can be hard to know exactly what the location is like. This property is so close to so many beautiful towns and villages but there is also the nearby lake and beaches, and the scenery is just as I had imagined. We would love to return here one day and continue exploring this region.
Sheila H. Lovely bright and airy spacious house well located
By Shelia on 09-Sep-2017
9 Sep 2017
Helpful votes: 9/10
The house was bright airy & spacious - good sized kitchen to accommodate cooks & helpers and a big table to gather round for social evenings. Good sized bedrooms & bathrooms as descried in the itinerary. It's in a quiet location amongst agricultural land and a short drive to good food shops and the lake. It is well located for exploring day trips to Assisi, Montepuliciano , Cortona (to name a few) and still be back in time to soak up the rays by the pool. Sandra was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend
Michael c said a comfortable, rural retreat
By Michael on 09-Jul-2016
Casa Alessandra is the perfect place to enjoy a restful and relaxing holiday in the beautiful Italian countryside. Alessandra gives you a warm welcome when you arrive and shows you around the house which is a converted farm building: it has plenty of rustic charm, but is also full of creature comforts. The large arched window in the kitchen and the balcony offer opportunities to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding area. All of the rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. The swimming pool is a very good size and the large garden is surrounded by fields, with planting for seclusion by the terrace. The nearby town of Castiglione del Lago offers great views of the lake, a good supermarket and plenty of places to eat. Very happy to recommend this property.
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By Mikey & Family on 13-Jun-2015
We had a wonderful time at Casa Alessandra! The countryside is breathtaking and the accommodations were wonderful. We had a really long and exhausting drive on the day of our arrival and although we had seen pictures of the villa on the website, we weren't quite sure what to expect. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the area and the quality of accommodations. It was truly a memorable trip