San Leo Bastia Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 6/13. Large stone-built house with private pool set on a wooded hillside on the Tuscany / Umbria borders. The property is divided into two houses that can sleep 6 and 7 respectively. Only let to one family at a time, so complete privacy is guaranteed in the house, garden and pool.
Ca' della Santina is a stylish villa developed from a large stone-built farmhouse dating back to the 18th century. Restored in the traditional style of the area, it is situated 1,500 ft above sea level and overlooks the rolling wooded hills of Tuscany and Umbria and the valley in which lies the village of San Leo Bastia. The property is divided into two houses with accommodation for 6 and 7 respectively. The owners only let to one booking party plus their friends at a time so that one or two houses can be used depending on the number of people staying. As a result there is no sharing with other guests. With terracotta tiled floors and chestnut roof beams, together with many typical items of local furniture, the house exhibits the local atmosphere of the region, and with homely touches reaches a high standard of comfortable living.
Details for Villa - Bedrooms 3, (Sleeps 6) 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
A washing machine for clothes is situated in a separate room in the upper house with access from the garden. Both houses are centrally heated throughout. The house is cleaned once a week, including change of linen and towels (guests are requested to use their own towels at the swimming pool). A weekly cleaning charge of GB Pounds 70.00 is payable. The garden is tended daily by Domenico who readily provides local information and help, if needed. He cleans the swimming pool daily. Domenico also sells food of the season, wine and honey, all produced by himself. Pets may only be taken to Ca’ della Santina after specific agreement with the owners.
A substantial file is available in the house with information about the house itself, about shopping in the nearby towns and local markets, restaurants, sightseeing, emergency numbers and sports facilities. Horse-riding, tennis and golf (30 minutes car ride away) can all be pursued.
Guide books and maps of the region are also for the use of guests. The most famous places of cultural interest are Perugia and Assissi to the South, with Arezzo and Florence to the North and Siena to the West. Many medieval cities are close by including Cortona, Citta di Castello, Gubbio and Sansepolcro. The Trasimeno Lake is only 20 minutes away, while wine aficionados will want to visit Torgiano, South of Perugia, and Montepulciano, West of Lake Trasimeno.
Trestina, the nearest town, is only 15 minutes away by car and has two supermarkets, a post office, baker shops, butchers, bars, a chemist and internet access. Two general stores in the village of San Leo Bastia are excellent sources of hardware and food close by and are open every day (on Sundays via the bar!). A butcher who sells only guaranteed local meat is also available. There are excellent mobile phone connections from Ca’ della Santina.
Val likes to speak personally to all guests when booking to know their specific needs and numbers travelling, provide advice on how to reach Ca’ della Santina and arrange for food and drink to be available in the house on arrival. If you call, fax or email her she will be pleased to call you back.
Normal terms are for one week’s rental to be paid when booking with the balance due four weeks prior to arrival at the house. There is no deposit requirement. In the summer months we like a minimum rental period of two weeks unless there is a gap of one week between bookings.