Il Casale Di Mele ~ Luxury Living in the Heart of Umbria
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Collazzone farmhouse description
Secluded yet easily accessible, Il Casale di Mele is the perfect setting, providing the tranquility of the countryside but within easy reach of E45 which leads to many famous hill towns as well as parts of Tuscany. Just 5 years old, the farmhouse was built with authentic regional materials including antique doors, heavy chestnut beams, hand forged ironwork and antique stone fireplaces. This home was used as an occasional vacation home until we bought it recently so it has never before been used as a rental until this year. It is being completely redecorated and newly furnished before Il Casale welcomes it’s first guests. The farmhouse sleeps 6 plus 1 ( See below for more details).
Typical of country villas, there is no central air conditioning, however the thick stone walls and screened windows allow the villa to remain cool even during the hottest months of the year. The screened windows allow you to enjoy the fresh country air with scents of lavender, jasmine, and wild flowers wafting from room to room.
Il Casale di Mele is completely fenced and upon entering its iron gates you come up the circular driveway surrounded by wild lavender, rosemary, and olive trees. Once you enter inside the farmhouse, you walk into a large open living room complete with new comfortable furniture chosen to enhance the country atmosphere that is settled invitingly around the large antique wood burning fireplace. Along one wall hangs a large flat screen television with a DVD player and stereo. Two large windows sit at each side of the fireplace allowing you to enjoy views of the rolling hills behind the property even while you are indoors.
The living room is open to the large country kitchen which boasts a large center island that contains a high end gas cooktop. There is also a convection wall oven, a microwave oven, as well as a large commercial sized refrigerator freezer. The kitchen is bright and sunny with a large window over the sink that allows you to see for miles. The French style kitchen doors open to a large stone covered terrace with climbing sweet smelling jasmine surrounded by an olive trees. The terrace also holds a new table that seats 8 for dining al fresco as well as a barbeque for those evenings when you prefer to dine at home. There is another antique fireplace in the kitchen that is open to the dining room. The dining room is furnished with a large dining hutch as well as an antique table that seats 8 people comfortably.
From the other side of the living room you can access the study which holds a pull out couch that can open as a bed and a half to sleep one additional adult as needed. Down the hall, you come to a bedroom with a private en-suite bathroom. The bed is matrimonial size, which is slightly larger than a US Queen size bed. The en-suite bath has both a large tub as well as an enclosed shower.
Along the hall is another bathroom with an enclosed shower. Followed by this bathroom, is a second bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms contain large clothing closets and are newly painted and decorated with typical country style bed linens. The last room on the main floor is a large laundry room with a washing machine, drying hanger, ironing board, and iron.
The second story holds the third bedroom which has it’s own walk-in closet, and bathroom containing a large tub as well as a stand alone enclosed shower. This room also has its own private balcony which looks out over the green rolling Umbrian countryside, and is a perfect spot to sit each evening and watch the stunning sunsets while enjoying a delicious glass of Umbrian wine.
Next to the house contained by a gated fence is the large three level pool and huge stone sunbathing terrace. The pool is equipped with a warm water shower, lounge chairs and umbrellas. The pool terrace allows views of the scenic rolling Umbrian hills behind and looks up at Collazzone, the small town above.
Keywords: farmhouse, stone farmhouse, italian villa, historic farmhouse, rustic farmhouse
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove
- Swimming pool - 3 Level Pool, open mid-May to mid-October with heated poolside shower. Barbeque with outdoor dining area, Laundry - Washing machine, hanging facilities and ironing board/iron, Extensive travel and guide book collection, CD player/stereo, Linens & Towels - All bed linens, bathroom, and pool towels, Internet - Free high speed wireless, DVD player (region free) with many dvd’s, Satellite TV, Wood Burning Fireplace, Kitchen - Fully equipped gas stove top, oven, dishwasher, microwave, American style coffee pot, kettle and American refrigerator/freezer, Kitchen Essentials - Everything you will need to prepare meals for 8 persons including pots, pans, dishes, glassware etc.. TomTom GPS unit available for your use during stay. Welcome gift basket, Pre arrival grocery shopping is possible if arranged ahead of time (guest pays cost of groceries plus small service fee) ...moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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May 5th 2012 to June 16th 2012 - Spring Low Season - 2700 euros June 16th 2012 to September 15th 2012 - Summer High Season - 3000 September 15th 2012 to October 27th 2012 - Fall Low Season - 2700
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: How long have you been renting Il Casale di Mele? This home was used as an occasional vacation home until we bought it recently so it has never before been used as a rental until 2009. It has been completely redecorated and furnished before Il Casale welcomed it’s first guests. We have stayed in Italian vacation rentals ourselves for many years, and are very excited to use that knowledge to offer an even better experience for others. Is there someone local we can contact with any problems or questions? The owners live in an adjacent home, and although you will have your complete privacy, they will always be available to help with any problems. The owners are Canadian so are English speaking but also are fluent in Italian if you need help with local reservations. They are interested in helping you enjoy your vacation to the fullest, as well as assist you to fall in love with Umbria just as they have!
Why the Owner Chose Collazzone:
Why choose to vacation in Umbria rather than Tuscany? Umbria is considered the “green heart of Italy” and well known for its lush green rolling hills and stunning vistas. Often called the “Tuscany without tourists”, you can travel across Umbria, visiting many of its famous hill towns without coming across a fraction of the throngs of tourists that frequent Tuscany each year.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Complimentary for every booking: We will have a welcome gift basket upon arrival. Optional Services: * Pre arrival grocery shopping is possible if arranged ahead of time (guest pays cost of groceries plus small service fee) * Prepared meals will be available for purchase soon, as will in house cooking lessons. *An Umbrian wine tasting with appetizers is now being offered free to each group of guests. Please ask when booking for more information.
Front view of Il Casale di Mele.
View from pool to house.
Owners live next door to better help you plan your trip if needed
Outdoor covered dining seats 8
Bedroom #1 Queen size bed with ensuite bathroom
Large country kitchen open to dining room with seating for 8
View of pool at night
Large fully equipped country kitchen.
Large pool terrace with sun sail for shade.
Living room open to large country kitchen.
Master bedroom with gorgeous view and antique fireplace
Bathroom #3 - ensuite bath off of Master bedroom
Fully fenced & gated property
Large seating area with antique fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player & WiFi
View from pool terrace
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