Preggio Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Six bedrooms, masses of space, acres of garden on the Umbria/Tuscany border
Welcome to Casa Castalda, our villa in Italy. Perched in the hills on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, we have spent the last few years turning it into our dream house.
On the outside it is a beautiful old farmhouse with unmatched views of Castle Reschio and the Niccone Valley. Inside, the house has an enormous open plan ground floor with a vast living room, hall, and snooker room. There are four bedrooms, each with a bathroom, a beautiful kitchen with a terrace, and a double height upstairs living room. Slightly down the hill from the main house is a studio bedroom with its own terrace and a beautiful view; further down from that is a converted tobacco tower with a large double-aspect bedroom, lounge with kitchen, and its own terrace with a boules court.
The house sits in 5 hectares of gardens, criss-crossed with paths and dotted with pergolas, hammocks and places to relax. The infinity pool is above the house, and has an extraordinary view of two castles across the valley.
We love the house, and we want others to enjoy it as much as we do.
We spend as much time as we can at Casa Castalda, but it is available for rent whenever we can’t be there. We love the house, and we want others to enjoy it as much as we do. We would be delighted to talk to you about any aspect of your stay there.
The house and Tobacco Tower: Casa Castalda is a 100 year old farmhouse, with a converted tobacco-drying tower. The house has been restored to the very highest standards, by local craftsmen using local materials.
The Farmhouse kitchen has been designed to be used, with everything you might need. The huge open-plan living area has a long antique dining table seating twelve. To relax there are sofas, a flat screen TV with satellite and DVD, and a good-sized pool table, as well as a good selection of books, maps and guidebooks. The upstairs includes a double height living room with sofas and a working fireplace. The house is fully centrally heated, with wireless internet throughout, an alarm and security cameras. There is a pizza oven for the brave. We provide a mid-week maid service.
The Tobacco Tower provides privacy for couples and families with young children. It has its own wisteria-covered terrace with wonderful views.
The studio is the most recent addition, having just been converted. It has a wonderful view, its own bathroom, and real privacy.
The Pool and Gardens: We are particularly proud of the infinity pool, which we think is one of the highlights of the property. It has been described as the most beautiful pool in Umbria. It is 14m long by 6m wide and has incredible views across the valley. It is set 50m above the house, not overlooked, and has a long stone terrace, shower, changing room and toilet.
We have furnished the poolside with beds and loungers on which you can spend hours in complete comfort. There is a lovely gazebo offering shade from the Italian sun. The pool is heated with solar panels, and also has an electric cover, both to keep the heat in, and for safety.
We have recently restored the five hectares of gardens, with olive groves, lawns, an Italian garden, paths, and numerous places to sit, read, and eat. There is a stone barbecue, and a growing selection of herbs and flowers.
Our favourite places are the kitchen terrace, where we have breakfast; the big pergola, which has a very special view over the castle; and the hammocks under big oak tree.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible