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Sleeps up to 10 - 13. Stunning 5 bedroom farmhouse villa with secluded pool, olive groves. A further three high quality fold out beds with thick mattresses are available suitable for a family room, Renovated to the highest standards. Breathtaking views from the south facing terraces. Set in 10 acres. Various towns/villages close by - Citta Di Castello (18km) has a large range of amenities.
Casa Colcello - a stunning 5 bedroom farmhouse villa. Enjoy peace and tranquility, breathe clean hill top air, hear birds and cicadas, and admire breathtaking views from the south facing terraces from sunrise to sunset. A large private pool overlooks the wooded valley to Monte Favalto (1082 m) and the rolling landscape of other ridges. Five minutes drive up a white road (1.7km), with few other houses in sight, and no traffic noise except an occasional farm car and a 10 acre estate to roam with olive trees, meadows and woodland walks. The house has been recently renovated to the highest standards to create a home which has kept its traditional charm whilst responding to modern needs. Gioiello (5km) has a convenient food/wine store, & pharmacy. San Secondo (9km) and Trestina (12km) have more shops and good supermarkets, Citta di Castello (18km) provides all amenities. You are in a perfect location to visit key attractions, villages and towns of this beautiful part of Tuscany and Umbria.
Casa Colcello is spacious and airy with ample space to relax and enjoy time together or separately. Guests find it a real home from home. Windows have fly screens and shutters. Central heating is newly installed and efficient, windows are double glazed. The kitchen is tiled with terracotta and old hand painted tiles, opens on two sides to terraces and looks out toward the pool. A fully tiled bathroom with wet room shower is between the kitchen and lounge. The large comfortable lounge is a great place to gather, watch a film, plan tomorrow, or a cool spot to have a midday snooze or read a good book.
We have outdoor table tennis and outdoor games (chess, dominoes, snakes and ladders) as well as jigsaws, books and indoor games. Casa Colcello has proved to be a great venue for families and groups of friends alike. Most people find it hard to tear themselves away from the comfortable surroundings to visit all the interesting places nearby.
GIOELLO (5 km) - Nearest shop - Convenient food and wine store with all basic supplies as well as milk, cooked meats, cheeses, bread, pasta, fruit, and veg. Locals bar, Garage (not petrol), pharmacy, dentist, tennis courts, play area.
SAN SECONDO (9km) TRESTINA (12km) - Nearest small villages - supermarkets, bars, bakery, butcher, newsagent, post office, bank with bancomat, hairdressers, dry cleaners, flower shop, play area.
CITTA DI CASTELLO (18km) - Nearest main town - is a wonderful medieval centre with winding streets to wander where people have time to stroll and chat - you will find all shops, banks, supermarkets, street markets morning market held on Thursdays and Saturdays, concerts and shows, special festivals, galleries, ice cream shops - gelateria, cafes, restaurants, and thermal spa Terme Fontechio. Have a drink at one of the many pavement cafes, people watch, or just enjoy the evening passegiata.
The key attractions of Tuscany and Umbria are easily visited - Perugia, Assisi,Anghiari, Arezzo, Gubbio, Cortona Montone and Sansepolcro can be visited in under an hour. Florence, Siena, San Gimignano in under 2 hrs. Ravenna Urbino and Chianti others. Watersports, beaches and boat rides to islands are available at Lake Trasimeno (1hr). You will find plenty to explore, discover and do locally. Try to see Piero della Francescas Madonna del Parto in Monterchi (only 25 mins) and other works at Sansepolcro, Arezzo and Urbino.
This is an area known for fields full of sunflowers, poppies, tobacco and wheat, olive oil, wine and truffles; hills and valleys of natural forest, folklore, ancient traditions. folklore, ancient traditions and gastronomy, superb light and air, Renaissance art and architecture.
Traditional and modern festivals are held throughout the summer - food, music, medieval tradition, crafts - Umbria Jazz is an international jazz festival held in July and December in Perugia and in nearby Montone they have a summer film festival.
A 20% non returnable deposit is taken on booking and a £150 breakages deposit is then taken with the final payment which is payable 6 weeks prior to your booking. 5% discount is available for bookings of 2 weeks or more. For the Winter period (4 October - 30 May 2010) central heating will be charged according to gas readings. Negotiable rates for long term and late bookings. Swimming pool operational 30 May to 18 September.