on the last week we have available this summer
28 JULY - 4 AUGUST.
SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £2,000,,,,,,,,,, for the week.
(Quoted price on site is £2.450).
The villa is on the Umbria/Tuscan border near the beautiful Lago Trasimeno. Available for Spring, Summer and Autumn holiday rentals. Family friendly. Situated in the Valley of the Fireflies, the farmhouse/villa is the owners own home, extremely comfortable and in immaculate condition restored to country house standard.
GROUND FLOOR: spacious dining room, modern kitchen, washroom (lavanderia), breakfast area on spacious terrace, supper area under the pergola.
FIRST FLOOR: very large reception room (salotto), leading to terrace, master bedroom with bathroom en suite, double bedroom, twin bedroom (can be double), shower room.
OUTSIDE: beyond the pergola with steps leading down from the lawn is the 12m x 6m swimming pool (beautifully lit in the evenings), with breathtaking views over the olive groves to the ancient Etruscan towns of Chiusi and Montepulciano on the horizon.
The gardens have many eating/drinking/musing areas.
All 'mod cons' in the kitchen: washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, central heating, water softener, silent ceiling fans, with 5 speed regulators in all bedrooms and reception.
TV, DVD player, lead to iPod, CD collection and WIFI connection.
A beautiful location near Lake Trasimeno.
The farmhouse is the owner's own home. In 1995, Peter Hobday, wrote a book called, 'In the Valley of the Fireflies' about his and his wife Victoria's experiences of restoring the villa and their discovery of Umbria's saintly and sinful past. You can buy the book from Amazon or www.abebooks.com
In the spring and early summer the fireflies come out at dusk creating a magical sight - a myriad host of living lanterns.
Our villa is for those seeking a private alternative to an hotel. It is a very comfortable, sensitively restored 'home from home'. It is actually our home, we use it a lot ourselves and we believe we are situated in the most culturally enriching and stunningly beautiful area of Italy.
WINEING AND DINING AL FRESCO. Directly from the kitchen is a dining table on the terrace with a large sun umbrella for a shady breakfast and lunch. Further along the terrace under the pergola is a table for evening suppers. One can sit on the lawn with an evening cocktail watching the most beautiful ever changing sunsets.
The village is 6 minutes down the hill,,,,,,,,, we're among pretty hill top towns and great local restaurants. Easy distance to Florence, Rome, Montepulciano, San Gimigniano, Siena, Spoleto and Assisi. The lake is 20 minutes away down the valley and Citta' della Pieve is a local colorful hill top town with an excellent Saturday morning market and a small but beautifully restored theatre.
The FOUR AIRPORTS we are are near: ROME, PISA, FLORENCE and PERUGIA.
There is car hire at each airport and also one in Chiusi itself at Avis.
Easy car ride to all the cultural towns in middle Italy.
PLUS take a bus or train to Florence, Rome, Montepulciano, etc. The bus station is beside the train station in Chiusi.
Leisure activities: Swimming in the private pool 12 by 6 meters.
Walking in and around the pretty hill topped towns and along the lake side.
There are two bicycle hire places in or around Castiglione. One with web site, www.ciclivalentini.it. The other with email, firstname.lastname@example.org
TENNIS,,,,,,,,,,, one club in Chiusi (10 minutes) away, and one in Cetona.
Go to the MALL, the famous fashion OUTLET just below Florence. About 1 hr 15 mins by car from the house to the MALL..
Take a ferry ride to visit the three islands on Lago Trasimeno.
Isola Maggiore famous for it's lace.
Isola Polvese, great walks round the lake and passed a crusty old Monastery.