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Stunning Villa, Private Pool in 5 Acres, Landscape Gardens, Umbria/Tuscan Border

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The villa is available for Spring, Summer and Autumn holiday rentals. Situated in the Valley of the Fireflies, the farmhouse is the owners own home, extremely comfortable and in immaculate condition. GROUND FLOOR: spacious dining room, modern kitchen, washroom lavanderia, breakfast area on terrace, supper area under the pergola.
FIRST FLOOR: very large reception room, loggia, master bedroom with bathroom en suite, double bedroom, twin bedroom (can be double), shower room. OUTSIDE: beyond the pergola with steps leading 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': washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, central heating, water softener, ceiling fans with 5 speed regulators in all bedrooms. TV, DVD player, lead to iPod, collection of CDs WIFI connection.


A beautiful location near Lake Trasimeno.

Situated in the Valley of the Fireflies, the farmhouse is the owner's own home. In 1995, Peter Hobday, wrote a book called, 'In the Valley of the Fireflies' about his wife Victoria's experiences of restoring the villa and their discovery of Umbria's saintly and sinful past. If you go to their own personal website you can order the book directly from there.
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, beautifully 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 corners 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 trestle table for evening suppers. Before hand 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 amongst pretty hill top towns, great local restaurants. Easy distance to Florence, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena, Spoleto and Assisi and the which is lake is 20 minutes away down the valley.

Surrounding areas: 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.

leasure activities: Swimming in the private pool 12 by 6 meters.
Walking in and around the pretty hill topped towns.
There are two bicycle hire places in or around Casiiglione. One with web site, www.ciclivalentini.it. The other with email, mfstefano@libero.it
Tennis, one club in Chiusi, one in Cetona
Horse riding
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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    spacious twin...moreless

  • All the bedrooms are large and situated on the first floor, with mosquito nets and top quality ceiling fans, extremely quiet with five speed regulators. Wonderful views from every window....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

    wash hand basin...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    wash hand basin...moreless

  • The bathroom which can be ensuite with the master bedroom, has a shower fitment attached to the bath taps. Both bathroom and shower room are modern and in immaculate order. The shower cubicle is very spacious. The clothes washing machine is in the washroom (lavanderia in Italian), which is under the loggia, approached from the pergola. There is also a large wash hand basin there for hand washing or to rinse out your bathing attire. The water softener is also housed in the washroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are 6 chairs round the dining table on the terrace near the kitchen The rest are round the pool area, under three sun umbrellas. There is also seating for six under the pergola where you can lunch in the shade , or dine in the evening with a view of a wonderful sunset. There are 4 sun beds at your disposal. There is a spacious, graveled parking area at the front of the house, with a secure pedestrian gate leading round to the main terrace. The three outside doors, the kitchen and dining room lead directly from the terrace, and the reception (salotto) door leading off the terraced area (the loggia) on the first floor. There is an archway leading from the dining room directly to the fully fitted kitchen. So whilst cooking you can still take part in the conversation around the spacious dining table. The double doors from the kitchen lead directly out to the circular dining table on the terrace. You walk passed the pergola, onto the lawn which leads directly down to the pool 12 by 6m...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 16 2015
Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

£2,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £329 Nightly

Rate 17 2015
Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £257 Nightly

Rate 18 2015
Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £229 Nightly

Rate 19 2015
Sep 26 - Oct 23, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £200 Nightly

Rate 20 2015
Oct 24 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

£1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £193 Nightly

Rate 21 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
4 night min stay

£1,600

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £229 Nightly

Rate 1 2016
Jan 2 - Mar 4, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £179 Nightly

Rate 2 2016
Mar 5 - Mar 18, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £193 Nightly

Rate 3 2016
Mar 19 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,400

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £200 Nightly

Rate 4 2016
Apr 2 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,450

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £207 Nightly

Rate 5 2016
Apr 16 - May 13, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,550

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £221 Nightly

Rate 6 2016
May 14 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,660

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £237 Nightly

Rate 7 2016
Jun 4 - Jun 10, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,760

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £251 Nightly

Rate 8 2016
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,920

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £274 Nightly

Rate 9 2016
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,980

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £283 Nightly

Rate 10 2016
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,080

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £297 Nightly

Rate 11 2016
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £314 Nightly

Rate 12 2016
Jul 9 - Jul 15, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,380

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £340 Nightly

Rate 13 2016
Jul 16 - Jul 22, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,490

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £356 Nightly

Rate 14 2016
Jul 23 - Jul 29, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,650

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £379 Nightly

Rate 15 2016
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,725

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £389 Nightly

Rate 16 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

£2,480

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £354 Nightly

Rate 17 2016
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £279 Nightly

Rate 18 2016
Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,700

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £243 Nightly

Rate 19 2016
Sep 24 - Oct 21, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £214 Nightly

Rate 20 2016
Oct 22 - Dec 23, 2016
7 night min stay

£1,350

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £193 Nightly

Rate 21 2016
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
4 night min stay

£1,600

Discounts: 4 nights or more: £229 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

£1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £214 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

When making a booking, there will be a booking fee of £250.00. We will ask for the rent two months in advance. Upon payment of the rent the booking fee originally held reverts to being the deposit, to be held against any damage of breakages that may occur during your term of occupancy.

We would like to assure you that we will not withhold any part of the deposit until we have your agreement.

We request a booking fee of £250 when the guests have decided on their dates. We request the rent eight weeks before their booking dates.


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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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Location

100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rome, Pisa, Florence and Perugia
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Livorno
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Panicarola
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Chiusi
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Chiusi/Chianciano
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Moiano

Car: Necessary

We are right in the midst of the cultural centre of Italy. Florence, Siena, Gubbio, Spoleto, Rome and Assisi are all within easy driving distance. Also a fantastic train and bus service from Chiusi. You can get a fast train to Rome, one hour and twenty minutes; and Florence, where it is very difficult to park in the city, under two hours.

Arezzo is well worth exploring. Principally the lengthy restoration work on, the Legend of the Cross, the famous cycle of frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the church of San Francesco, has at last been completed. Also the Antique Market of Arezzo, is held the first week-end of every month on Saturday and Sunday. Serenella, a colourful eating-house in Citta' della Pieve, a fascinating hilltop town 20 mins away. Good Umbrian cooking, even the local priest eats there. Plus many other interesting Attractions. Fashion Bargains are to be had at The Mall, in the village of Leccio, it is 1hr and 15 mins away by car. It is a collection of designer outlets selling surplus and out of season stock.

Other Activities: Various games: i.e. Scrabble, cards, Backgammon.

Golf: The nearest Golf Course is in Panicarola , about 5 miles away. It's a 9 holes golf course. The larger 18 hole golf course is nearer Perugia, about an hour away. We have been there and it looks very good.

Please enquire further when asking about availability.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: Nearly twenty five years ago Peter Hobday who was helping to present the Today programme on Radio 4, came across an article about properties for sale in Italy, amazing bargains the article said! So Peter rang his wife Victoria and in no time they were ringing estate agents searching for the 'Italian dream'. They found it, Casa del Lauro. It was a complete ruin set upon a wheat sown hillside surrounded by olive trees. They restored it, and through the years created an architecturally designed garden. There were many ups and downs with trees being moved on a regular basis from one spot to another! Now that Peter has more time they try to be there on and off for about three months of the year. It is their home in Italy.

Why the Owner Chose Paciano:
It is in a typical Italian farmhouse style, long and low with pale tiles on the roof. They could not have got nearer to the classic Italian dream house. It's near Lago Trasimeno and the cultural centre of Italy.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Casa del Lauro is set among gentle rolling hills, with 360 degree views of pretty little Umbrian hill top towns such as Montepulciano and the old Etruscan town of Chuisi.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

 

Photos

  • aerial shot of Casa del Lauro

    aerial shot of Casa del Lauro

  • View of villa farther up the hill

    View of villa farther up the hill

  • dining area on terrace near the kitchen

    dining area on terrace near the kitchen

  • view of the pool from the lawn

    view of the pool from the lawn

  • lunching, dining under the pergola

    lunching, dining under the pergola

  • view of the villa

    view of the villa

  • aspect from house to olive grove

    aspect from house to olive grove

  • dining room out to terrace

    dining room out to terrace

  • salotto

    salotto

  • twin bedroom

    twin bedroom

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • the swimming pool at sunset

    the swimming pool at sunset

  • Swimming pool 12 by 6

    Swimming pool 12 by 6

  • view of the house from the olive grove

    view of the house from the olive grove

  • Entrance gates and parking area

    Entrance gates and parking area

  • view of the front of the villa

    view of the front of the villa

  • view of villa and the pergola

    view of villa and the pergola

  • swimming pool 6 x 12 meters

    swimming pool 6 x 12 meters

  • dining room

    dining room

  • reception room (salotto)

    reception room (salotto)

  • double bedroom

    double bedroom

  • double bedroom

    double bedroom

  • swimming pool early evening

    swimming pool early evening

  • evening shot of pool and villa beyond

    evening shot of pool and villa beyond

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/27/2015
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