San Giustino Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plus 2 conv. rooms, sleeps 8-10
Located on the Tuscan/ Umbrian borders, perched on a hill, in the Rennaissance heart of Italy you will find this stunning historic 18C farmhouse. The villa has a privileged prosition standing proud above the Upper Tiber Valley, Anghiari, Citerna, Città di Castello. The garden and grounds have been professionally landscaped and contain planting typical of the region: sunflowers, olives, vineyards, lavender, cypress, figs and roses.
OUTSIDE AREA AND POOL: the magnificent modern pool has been built inside an antique Roman 'vasca' from the 19 century to keep the original structure, unique in its kind. It is surrounded by big gardens with summer beds, plants and olive trees and overlooks the Tuscan and Umbrian Hills.
The villa is suitable for a single group or a group of seperate families and friends who would prefer more privacy as the property can be devided into several self-contained units due to its various independent entrances. The main area is composed of a charming living/dining room with a big country kitchen and summer dining pergola in the garden where the whole group can gather together.
Recently a well-planned restoration has transformed the casa padronale, the former tobacco drying house and the barn in a residence full of elegance and charm with antique terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and original country furniture.
Accomodation in detail:
The former tobacco drying house has been restored and renovated to create a completely independent and characteristic apartment, sleeping 4-5. There are two spacious sleeping rooms each with kingsize bed, one has an additional single bed, big separate living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, big library, table, kitchen corner with fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, kettler, etc. There is a large bathroom with full size bath, shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
In the same part of the house there is another big double bed room, our suite, with separate entrance. This bedroom has its own large living space with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, fridge for your drinks, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
The barn is a independent apartment with a double bedroom with king size bed, own separate living area with sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd, library, sofabed, small kitchen with fridge, hop. There is a spacious bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
For social gatherings, the ground floor of the barn has been converted to a living room which opens onto the large country kitchen, very well equipped, with family sized fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher. The kitchen doors open to a wonderful summer dining pergola situated in the garden which is covered with vines. Seating is for up to 10-12 people with its’ own bbq.
Just imagine sitting sipping your cool glass of white wine whilst the men do the cooking for a change!
The lounge contains a pull out double bed for those extra guests complete with bathroom, toilet, sink and shower.
All units have free wifi internet access,sat-tv, cd-stereo, dvd player with dvds, library with books in all languages.
As well as embrancing the 'dolce far niente' attitude clebrated by the Italians and indulging in some complete relaxation, on request guests can enjoy acts such as cooking lessons, where a professional chef will come to the house and show how to make home made pasta. After this a 3 course menue will be served to you in the garden.
A Olive oil and wine tasting tour in the neighborhood can be organised
The surrounding countryside offers endless possibilities for walking and cycling. The local town of San Giustino and the nearby villages Sansepolcro, Anghiari and Città di Castello offer historic centres, weekly markets, a big variety of shops and boutiques, outlets within a few minutes drive. If you are interested in art you will find them all: Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Pinturicchio, Signorelli.
Città di Castello and Perugia host Umbria Jazz in July, Horse Show in September, Eurochocolate in October and the National Fair of White Truffels in November. Antique trades all year. Italys biggest Antique Market takes place every month in Arezzo.During summer you can find everywhere open air concerts, festas and sagras where the locals serve you typical food and wine.
On your arrival the owner will delight you with welcome Prosecco and typical Italian specialities
FROM OUR GUEST BOOK: I want to tell you that every day I happily think back on the time we spent at your beautiful villa. (We were part of a group of 7 in June) I know the fire-flies have gone, but the lavender is probably just as beautiful and olives must be setting on the trees. The sights and sounds at your place are magnificent and the apartments are so comfortable and inviting. We stayed in the apartment at the base of the garden where the birds sang sweetly and sleep came easily. Our time with you was pure joy. Thanks again, Penny Bader
We had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon, thank you, Michael
We enjoyed the typical Italian atmosphere, farmhouse and garden - just wonderful, Annie and Jim
Local activities: Swimming, walking, fishing, golf, mountain-biking, horse riding are available
Details for Casa Spertaglia 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 4 Bathrooms
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- Events Allowed
- pets considered
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About Karin Ender
a warm welcome awaits you from the owner Karin who ensure that everyone who stays at the farmhouse experience an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Italy. Swiss born Karin, is multi-lingual and her years of experience and knowledge of the surrounding countryside and what it has to offer, will keep you coming back year after year. Karin is always available to answer any questions on the surrounding area, where to go, what markets to visit and more important she makes sure her guests are comfortable and lack nothing.
Karin Ender purchased this chateau / country house in 1992
Why Karin Ender chose San Giustino
Steeped in history, the main part of the house was fromerly used to dry tobacco, but has been restored into an elegant country residence complete with antique terracotta floors, beamed ceiling and original country style furniture.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
The house is famous in the whole valley for its stunning views over Umbrian and Tuscan countryside. The gardens contain a myriad of local plants including sunflowers, olives, vines, lavender, cypress, figs and roses. The whole property is quiet and secluded, yet the property is just a short drive from local amenities and supermarkets