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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House Wi. Pool Overlooking Lago Di Montedoglio

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Last updated: 02/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pieve Santo Stefano house description

Il Castelletto is a private, 170 square metre, villa located in the heart of eastern Tuscany. It is situated on 6 hectares (15 acres) and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains (Alpe de la Luna) and lake (Lago di Montedoglio).

There are numerous (Michelin-rated) restaurants within a 15 minute drive of the villa offering some of the best of Tuscan cuisine at local prices.


The villa offers spacious, comfortable and tastefully appointed rooms. Entrance is into main floor which includes the Kitchen and Great Room with dining area. The Great Room boasts an authentic carved-stone wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating and an entertainment centre. French Doors provide a spectacular view of Lago di Montedoglio and the Appenines. Double doors provide access to the upper terrace where you can dine outdoors or sit comfortably while enjoying fantastic views of the lake and countryside.

The modern well appointed kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, oven, hood and fridge/freezer.

The 5 x 10m private pool and stone deck are situated on the lower terrace and are ideally positioned to capture the sun's rays, provide complete privacy and unspoiled views of the surrounding countryside. Sun loungers and outdoor furniture are provided. The lower Bedroom, including Bath, is directly accessible from the Pool.

The villa has 3 bedrooms each with queen beds, and wardrobes.

There is a main bathroom with tub and shower as well as a master ensuite, located off of the lower bedroom.

Things to Do:

Visit Sansepolcro (10 minutes) with its local and international shopping, museums and restaurants.

Spend an afternoon in Anghiari (20 minutes), voted the most beautiful hillside town in Italy.

Visit Caprese Michelangelo (20 minutes), the birthplace of the world's most renowned artist. View his home and the church where he was baptized (both open to the public).

Monterchi (20 minutes), is the Tuscan town famous for Piero della Francescas Madonna del Parto, and an important stop on the Piero della Francesco trail.

Just 35 minutes away is Arezzo, the county seat, where 'Life is Beautiful' was filmed and home of the largest antique market in the country (the first weekend of every month.)

The villa is centrally positioned for those who want to venture further a field. Florence, Pisa, Rimini, Sienna and Assisi are all potential day trips away. Even Rome is only a 3 hour drive but we prefer to take the train from Arezzo.

Getting There

When considering which airport to arrive/depart from there are many options: Forli is the closest airport being only an hour drive from Il Castelletto. The airports at Bologna, Rome, Florence and Pisa offer an opportunity to combine a stay in the city with a stay in the villa.

Touring Ideas

Sansepolcro/Citta di Castello - 10 minutes
Anghiari - 20 minutes
Caprese Michelangelo - 20 minutes
Arezzo - 35 minutes
Cortona - 45 minutes
Umbertide - 25 minutes
Gubbio - 45 minutes
Assisi - 1 hour
Florence - 1.5 hours
Siena - 1.5 hours
Rome - 3 hours

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Property Type

  • House
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+ to rent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    May not be suitable for children under 10. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Private Terrace overlooking the Tiber Valley (Valtiberino)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Private ensuite Bath and access to Pool and Terrace....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Main Bath for the house adjacent to the Upper Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    Private ensuite to Lower Bedroom (accessible from Pool)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pool Furniture, Terrace Furniture, Computer Printer, Espresso/Coffee Machine, Toaster, iPod docking station (stereo)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books are available as gifts left behind by guests and can be read/traded/returned/enjoyed by guests. Topics vary. Travel guides are in Middle Bedroom and should be left for benefit of future guests....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD players (2) for European and North American DVD's....moreless

  • Games:

    Some games are available; playing cards, cribbage board....moreless

  • Music Library:

    CD's and iPod Docking Station...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD Library...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table expands to seat 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units located in Great Room, Upper Bedroom and Lower Bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer/Dryer-one unit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central hot water heating provided in all rooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Weekly linen change included...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking a entrance can accommodate 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private Parking-Gated Property...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer/Dryer-one unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    USB Key...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood available, upon request, for a fee....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Catering available booked seperately...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, cutlery, dishes etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully appointed...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge/Freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    French Balcony in Great Room overlooking Lago de Montedoglio and the Appenines....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front Terrace, Upper Terrace with sitting and eating areas, Pool Terrace/Deck...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Covered terrace off Middle Bedroom...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    extensive landscaping surrounds Villa which is situated on 6 hectares (15 acres)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Barbecue provided for guests. Charcoal is available at most grocery and hardware stores....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    5 x 10 meter in-ground pool with surrounding stone deck. Deck chairs, chaises (6), and umbrellas are provided for the use and enjoyment of guests....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Oct 21 - May 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$375
$2,500
Summer
May 16 - Sep 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$450
$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

$750 USD Booking/Damage Deposit-Balance due 30 days prior to rental date


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Location

75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perugia
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ristaurante in Aboca
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Arezzo
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E45
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Ristaurante in Aboca
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Rimini

Car: Necessary

The house is located in a small rural hamlet in eastern Tuscany, and within an hour's drive to numerous historical cities, towns, and villages including activities such as: vineyards (grape/wine & olive); etruscan,medieval, and renaissance towns and monasteries, fabulous restaurants, local and international shopping, local markets (meats and produce), museums (art and history), and hiking trails.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Hello. My name is Colleen Jones. My husband, Jim Fantuz, and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and currently work as professionals in our city of 1.5 million people.

Why the Owner Chose Pieve Santo Stefano:
We chose this property for a number of reasons but primarily to provide us with an opportunity to own and experience a part of 'la dolce vita' in an area of Italy that is virtually unspoiled, private and yet, very close to all of the food and culture that you could possibly want.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is truly an unique villa situated at the southern, sun-catching edge of a small medieval hamlet (Brancialino) on 6 hectares (15 acres) of private property. The house and 4 terraces provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside; the Alpe de la Luna to the east, Lago de Montedoglio and Appenines to the west, all set in a wonderful rustic landscape of orchards and vineyards. The 400 year old structure offers all the amenities of a modern residence whilst maintaining the character of its 'rustic italiano' origins. Day trips are typically the rule here; Assissi, Gubbio, Lago di Trasimeno, San Moreno, San Leo, Bologna, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Siena, Anghiari, and Monterchi, to name but a few of the towns and locales within a 1 1/2 drive from the house. Of course, you can always take an overnight trip (by car or train from Arezzo) and visit the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan, and/or Venice. Local restaurants favour Tuscan cuisine at prices that will leave you wondering how it is possible to serve such fabulous fare a such reasonable prices. These are restaurants frequented by the local populace; their success testament to 'non-turistico' clientele. Culture is abundant; Michaelangelo was born 20 minutes away in Caprese, St. Francis roamed the valley of the Tiber River on his way to La Verna (20 minutes from the house) and Piero della Francesco heralded from nearby Sansepolcro. His painting, Prato Madonna (the only known depiction of a pregnant Madonna), survives and can be viewed in nearby Monterchi. So, in summary, WHY THIS VILLA? It's unique location in the heart of eastern Tuscany affords you the opportunity of an authentic Italian experience (without having to deal with hordes of mind-numbing tourists) all within easy reach of major cultural, historical, and culinary centres.


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Photos

  • View of Pool from Front Terrace

    View of Pool from Front Terrace

  • South facing pool and deck. Note access to Lower Bedroom and Bath.

    South facing pool and deck. Note access to Lower Bedroom and Bath.

  • Front Terrace

    Front Terrace

  • View toward west side of Villa showing part of Upper Terrace and Middle Terrace

    View toward west side of Villa showing part of Upper Terrace and Middle Terrace

  • Upper Terrace Sitting Area

    Upper Terrace Sitting Area

  • View from Entrance into the Great Room

    View from Entrance into the Great Room

  • The Fireplace with Cinghale Emblem

    The Fireplace with Cinghale Emblem

  • View from French Doors in Great Room overlooking Lago di Montedoglio

    View from French Doors in Great Room overlooking Lago di Montedoglio

  • Main Bath

    Main Bath

  • Upper Bedroom

    Upper Bedroom

  • Middle Terrace at Middle Bedroom (French Doors to Great Room, above)

    Middle Terrace at Middle Bedroom (French Doors to Great Room, above)

  • Sunset from Front Terrace

    Sunset from Front Terrace

  • Front Gate

    Front Gate

  • View from entrance overlooking Lago di Montedoglio

    View from entrance overlooking Lago di Montedoglio

  • Middle Terrace accessed from Middle Bedroom

    Middle Terrace accessed from Middle Bedroom

  • Upper Terrace Dining Area

    Upper Terrace Dining Area

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Great Room with Rustic stone fireplace.

    The Great Room with Rustic stone fireplace.

  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • The Dining Room. The table expands to seat 12 people.

    The Dining Room. The table expands to seat 12 people.

  • Upper Bedroom with Queen size bed.

    Upper Bedroom with Queen size bed.

  • Middle Bedroom with Queen Sized bed

    Middle Bedroom with Queen Sized bed

  • Lower Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed and ensuite Bath. Doors to Pool.

    Lower Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed and ensuite Bath. Doors to Pool.

  • Sunset in Brancialino from the Castle above Il Castelletto

    Sunset in Brancialino from the Castle above Il Castelletto

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