A BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE OVERLOOKING TWO CASTLES, WITH A SPECTACULAR INFINITY POOL

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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A BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE OVERLOOKING TWO CASTLES, WITH A SPECTACULAR INFINITY POOL

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Matthew Gould

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Preggio Citta di Castello
London
5

WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at Casa Castalda in March 2010 for our honeymoon and it couldn't have been a more romantic setting with it's breathtaking views and open fires. The house is recently converted to an incredibly high standard and the owners really have thought of every little detail. The kitchen is so well stocked. The grounds have been landscaped and must be stunning in the summer. There is a very impressive infinity pool that obviously we couldn't use being March, but it must be wonderful in the sunshine. There is lots to do in the area and plenty of delicious restaurants. We will definitely be returning to Casa Castalda!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A beautiful farmhouse overlooking two castles, with a spectacular infinity pool
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Preggio Citta di Castello
Sheffield, UK
5

CASA CASTALDA: THE BEAUTY OF UMBRIA AT ITS BEST

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing house, located in a beautiful Umbrian valley. It's spacious and very comfortable, with some lovely terraces affording views of the surrounding countryside. There are some great walks to be had in the vicinity and some of the spectacular local hill-towns are within easy reach (eg. Cortona). Fabulous local restaurants where you'll be guaranteed a friendly welcome. All in all you'll be assured a relaxing and inspiring holiday. And I haven't even mentioned the house's most prized asset: its stupendous infinity pool...
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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A beautiful farmhouse overlooking two castles, with a spectacular infinity pool
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Preggio Citta di Castello
London
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
It's a really huge house, the bedrooms by no means crammed together, lots of space downstairs. Incredibly beautiful pool with views over some amazing countryside. Very nicely converted, it looks recently done. Plenty of parking. Some great restaurants nearby, and country walks.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Preggio
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Preggio
Car: necessary

Casa Castalda is just inside Umbria, on the border with Tuscany. The house is situated half way down the Niccone Valley, which was described by the Sunday Telegraph as having ‘more beauty per square mile than almost any other part of Europe’.

Exploring from Castalda is easy. You can drive in any direction and you are guaranteed to discover a stunning village or town. The medieval hilltop village of Preggio is only five minutes away by car, while the nearest town, Umbertide, is a fifteen minute drive. Citta di Castello is half an hour’s drive from the house, and Perugia, Cortona and Siena can all be reached inside an hour. We can drive to the shore of Lake Trasimeno in forty minutes, Florence in two hours, and Rome in three.

There are some fabulous restaurants within fifteen minutes’ drive of Castalda and if you don't fancy driving to dinner we use a friendly, English-speaking taxi company based in Preggio.

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Availability & Rates

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Preggio Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
€4,400
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
€3,100
 
 
October - December
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
€330
From
€350
Fri,Sat,Sun
€2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

These figures are for ten
people. We have recently renovated the artist's house, which sleeps
another two. We are happy to rent this out as well, for a further 400e a week.

In July and August we let the property from Sunday to Sunday. For the rest of the year we can be more flexible, on both days and prices.
Notes These figures are for ten
people. We have recently renovated the artist's house, which sleeps
another two. We are happy to rent this out as well, for a further 400e a week.

In July and August we let the property from Sunday to Sunday. For the rest of the year we can be more flexible, on both days and prices.
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Amenities

Preggio Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telescope
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have all been built from scratch when the house was being restored, to the highest standard, using local tiles and the best fittings we could find.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • All the bedrooms have their own bathroom, five of them en-suite. One of the bedrooms is in a converted studio, thirty yards down the road, with its own terrace. Another is in the converted tobacco tower, fifty yards down the road with its own kitchen and lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
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