Sleeps 6 to 13, comprising two units which are only let to one family or group of friends at a time to ensure absolute privacy, including sole use of the pool.
When I and my husband first saw Ca' della Santina, apart from its lovely name 'House of the Little Saint', our hearts sank looking at the ruins and the fallen trees and brambles in what was once its garden. But whether it was my husband's love affair with Italy (at least that's what he called it) or the magnificent site overlooking breathtaking scenery into Tuscany, we tok the plunge and decided to rebuiold the 250 year old framhouse in the local style, landscaping the garden and pool area to fit the hillside location.
Having spent countless holidays all over Italy, part of the love affair, we finally came to settle in this corner of the country on the border of Tuscany and Umbria and as unspoilt as anywhere in the whole country.
We were very lucky to have living in the neighbourhood a cousin who had experience renovating old properties in Tuscany and Umbria with a good eye for garden layout and what features from the old house to retain and emphasise. So we were able from abroad to follow the two year reconstruction phase and enjoy the creation of what became gradually a paradise out of the ruins of the house and garden.
Soon after arrival it is the peacefulness of the countryside, sitting on the terrace in the evening overlooking the valley, marvelling at the Milky Way while the fire flies hover around and listening to the nightingale's song which put you into a holiday mood of full relaxation. Then to wake up, breakfast under the hanging vines and going for a swim in the pool, make the enchantment complete.
The stonemason who worked on the restoration of the house also adopted us and now Domenico has literally became part of the house. Domenico
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