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Villa and Farmhouse - 5 and 6 Bedrooms, Private Pool in Each - Rent One or Both - Casa Singerna Villa

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Both properties enjoy sweeping views of the lake and mountain and are situated about thirty metres from each other. They can be rented out separately and offer complete privacy or can be rented out together for larger groups. The Villa has 5 bedrooms and the Farmhouse has 6 bedrooms, both having their own beautiful private pools. The Villa is luxurious and the Farmhouse has a more rustic feel about it. Both are set in the beautiful hills of eastern Tuscany and have spectacular views of the mountains and local lake. Singerna Villa and Farmhouse are ideal holiday retreats with easy access to destinations in Tuscany, Umbria and beyond.

Villa Singerna has been converted from a 300-year-old stone barn. Although it has come a long way from its humble beginnings, original features have been retained and materials reused wherever possible to preserve its original character with chestnut beamed ceilings, hand-made pianelle ceiling tiles, cut stone doors and window surrounds, wrought iron railings and hardware.

The interior boasts high ceilings and open spaces filled with natural light. Windows are generous and afford sweeping views of the surrounding countryside that are never short of breath-taking. Mature oak trees surround the house and provide welcome shade on hot summer days.

The design, restoration and selection of materials were overseen personally by the previous owners who took a hands-on approach to the project and did a lot of the actual work, from the reclaiming of ceiling tiles to the building and installation of windows and doors. Villa Singerna has been carefully finished by hand, and it is this resulting individuality that lends the building its specific character.

The Villa is on two levels and is positioned on a hillock so that both floors have ground level access. The main entrance is on the upper level, where there is parking for several cars, a wide terrace with a pergola and tables and chairs adjacent to the pool. On this upper level occupying the four corners of the villa are four bedrooms. The remaining bedroom is on the lower floor with direct access to the rear terrace with tables and chairs.

The open plan space on the lower floor serves as the dining area, sitting room and kitchen. The focus of the room is on the grand archway with glass doors that frames a view of the lake. A long, sturdy, hand-made table of chestnut wood with seating for ten and more is well positioned to enjoy the view.

The kitchen is positioned to the left of the arched doorway. The workspace was designed to offer convenience and comfort in preparing meals, regardless of whether you wish to toss together something simple or cook up an elaborate feast. We didn't however sacrifice beauty for usability. The cabinets are hand-made of chestnut wood with wrought iron fittings and a fantastic granite work surface. All the appliances are stainless steel and of quality manufacture. There is also a microwave, coffee maker, and other useful equipment. Several wooden stools are positioned at the counter for casual snacking or comfort while you prepare a meal. There is a dishwasher to free you from washing up, and a washing machine for your private use.

Sofas and chairs in the opposite corner surround a wood-burning stove, perfect for autumn and winter breaks.

Arched glass doors lead to the spacious rear terrace paved in stone and tile. Ample seating is provided for outdoor dining in the shade of an oak tree and for enjoying the fabulous view of the lake and surrounding countryside. There is also a barbecue on the back terrace.

A brick arch in the hallway frames the arched door that leads from the living area into the Terrace Bedroom. This is the only bedroom on the lower floor of the villa and has access through doors onto the rear terrace. The king size bed is handmade of rich chestnut wood and has a charming seating area that has been arranged against a wall of exposed stone.

The spacious en-suite bathroom has a bathtub that is also fitted with a shower. Travertine marble in earthy colours surround the bathtub and mirror over the washbasin. There is a washing machine that is conveniently set into the cabinet beneath the counter. The bathroom has an additional door into the lower hallway.

Against the interior wall of the living area are wooden stair treads that seemingly float to the upper floor. A stereo system and television are discreetly positioned under the stairway.

Rooms upstairs radiate off of a central hallway with an impressive four-meter high chestnut beamed and terracotta tiled ceiling. Furnishing and decorating has been executed with taste throughout the villa in a style that is casual and uncluttered. All bedrooms have handmade beds of wood or wrought iron furnished with comfortable firm mattresses, Egyptian cotton linen and towels and plump comfortable pillows, tasteful furniture and beautiful antiques. The bathrooms are spacious and offer good natural light.

The hand-made four-poster bed of the Lakeside Bedroom is strikingly offset against the exposed stone of the wall and the smooth wood of the floor. Double doors lead onto a balcony with a traditionally styled wrought-iron railing boasting a spectacular view of the lake, olive trees and the vineyard. Beside the door to the bathroom is a spacious walk-in closet. Other furnishings include comfortable chairs and a handsome antique carved cabinet.

The en-suite bathroom features a corner Jacuzzi bathtub with room for two. It is positioned by a large window that opens into the branches of an enormous oak tree creating the illusion of bathing in a tree house. The floor, tub and sink surround are of travertine marble in soft tones, highlighted by a border design. The bathtub is fitted with an overhead and a hand-held shower.

The Sunset Bedroom is the most grand and spacious of the bedrooms with a four meter high ceiling at the peak and one wall given over almost entirely to windows. There are fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. Thankfully, a mature tree at the side of the house filters the glare of the afternoon sun. The king size bed is a hand-made wrought iron piece commissioned by a local craftsman. A wood stove positioned between the windows serves as focus for a small seating area. There is also a pair of beautiful antique wardrobes. There is separate access to the room from the front terrace through a pair of French doors.

The Valley View Bedroom is striking and there is something about the proportions of the room and the placement of the windows that makes this an extremely welcoming space. There are two large windows providing between them views through more than 180 degrees up and down the Singerna river valley to the lake. The room is furnished with a pair of twin beds.

The Aquarium bathroom is accessed from the hallway on the upper floor. There is a spacious tiled shower stall with adjustable height shower and glass door. The wall tiles are of famed Murano glass, inlaid with the occasional hand-blown glass fish. The shower floor is a mosaic of glass tile in rich shades of blue and copper. Natural light floods the room from the skylight in the peaked ceiling.

A door from the ingresso, where the baby grand piano resides, leads into the Studio Bedroom. The stone surrounded window looks out across the vineyard to the lake. Seating by the piano easily serves as additional space for the occupants. This room is furnished with a double bed.

From the front terrace, the main doors of Villa Singerna open into a room with terracotta tiled floor, exposed stone walls and a high beamed ceiling. The room is home to an ornamented Chinese cabinet as well as an antique baby grand piano.

The piano was built in 1900 in Austria. It is well preserved for its age and has a modern style sound board but old-fashioned mechanisms that give it a characteristic sound.

The pool has wide Roman stairs descending into the shallow end of the 6 x 12 meter (20 x 40 foot) private swimming pool. The ample surrounding terra cotta paved terrace (200 square meters) offers seating in sun and shade. There are pool lounge chairs around the pool. The pool is open from May through to the end of September.

There is a table tennis table.

You can practice archery in Caprese Michelangelo, a ten minute drive from the villa or there are bows and arrows and a target on the lawn.

Tennis courts can be booked in Caprese Michelangelo, a ten minute drive from the villa. They provide racquets and balls so you can just show up and play

A short walk down a private road on the property brings you to the shores of the Singerna River and Lake Montedoglio, a large man-made body of water. The Singerna River flows into the lake at the bottom of the property. This and other local rivers make for fun outings for parents and children of all ages. The lake also is a fabulous natural swimming resource and is beautifully clean and fresh.

Cooking classes can be arranged for groups of people. Courses are taught in English and concentrate on general principles and traditional but relevant foods. Menu options can be arranged with the instructor ahead of time. The course ends with a luncheon 'in famiglia' where you can enjoy the fruits of your labours. The course can include an excursion to the market to gather your fresh ingredients. Cooking courses are popular with all ages and abilities and have been given as a surprise holiday gift on a number of occasions. Children especially love the hands on experience of making fresh pasta.

There are very basic bicycles available for on or off road cycling. There are hundreds of kilometres of marked walking trails in the area. For the more adventurous there are trails that extend great distances across the mountains. Or you can simply enjoy the paths that begin directly at your door and lead through the vineyard, by the creek and into the forest

Casa Singerna Villa: Caprese Michelangelo Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 94883ha

Enjoy sweeping views of the lake and mountains from this five-bedroom villa with private swimming pool in the beautiful hills of Tuscany. It is an ideal holiday retreat with easy access to destinations in Tuscany, Umbria and beyond. It can be rented together with Singerna Farmhouse, our other villa, that has six bedrooms and a private pool.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 360 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom l is ensuite and has a jacuzzi bath Bathroom 2 is ensuite with lower terrace bedroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • wireless internet, table tennis, table football, archery, croquet, badminton, piano, guitar, toys, books, bicycles, fishing rods...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    There are a few bicycle at the villa but they are very basic...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a very large built-in barbecue...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Open most of the year but please enquire...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
29 August-25 September
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,100
26 September-30 October 2015
Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
5 night min stay

€1,300
31 October-31 December 2015
Oct 31 - Dec 31, 2015
5 night min stay

€495
1 January-26 February 2016
Jan 1 - Feb 26, 2016
5 night min stay

€495
27 February-18 March 2016
Feb 27 - Mar 18, 2016
5 night min stay

€695
19 March-29 April 2016
Mar 19 - Apr 29, 2016
5 night min stay

€985
30 April-3 June 2016
Apr 30 - Jun 3, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,495
4 June-1 July 2016
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,195
2 July-26 August 2016
Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,995
27 August-30 September 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

€3,195
1 October-28 October 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
5 night min stay

€1,495
29 October-31 December 2016
Oct 29 - Dec 31, 2016
5 night min stay

€495
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
€25

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection €59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit €300
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A refundable breakages deposit of 300 euros is required and is to be paid on arrival. Gas and logs are extra between 1 September and 1 June and should be paid on the day of departure. The logs for the stoves is 25 euros a quintale.


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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

45 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perugia
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Arezzo
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E45

Car: Necessary

There is a famous antique market held in Arezzo on the first Sunday of each month and the preceding Saturday (except for August). There are other good antique stores in Sansepolcro, Anghiari, Montone and Gubbio. For traditional ceramics you can visit Deruta, Gubbio or Passignano sul Trasimeno. There are several outlet stores for shoes and designer Italian clothing in the vicinity, including a Prada outlet in Montevarchi. You will find more shopping options listed in the house book available in the house.

Each day of the week you can visit a local market in a different neighbouring villages. These markets offer produce, clothing and other household goods.

As you would expect from Tuscany, there are some super sightseeing trips to experience. Amongst the many sites are the following. Anghiari, voted one of Italy’s most special medieval hilltop towns is nine minutes away. Arezzo, of Etruscan origin with Roman influence in the Chianti wine district is on the main railway line and is thirty minutes away. Assisi, St Francis, a spiritual haven, is an hour away. Caprese Michelangelo, birthplace of the famous sculptor is fifteen minutes away. Città di Castello in Umbria has many museums, churches and hand painted ceramics, just twenty five minutes from the villa. Florence, with its Duomo, Old Bridge, Uffizi Gallery and Medici family palaces is ninety minutes away. La Verna, a significant Monastery and sanctuary with breathtaking views of the Casentino National Park is thirty minutes away. The university town of Perugia with it many churches and museums is an hour away. Sansepolcro, the birthplace of Piero della Francesca and his ‘Resurrection’ Museo Civico is just twenty minutes’ drive.

To enjoy the pleasure of eating at the villa without the trouble of preparing the food, meals can be arranged for you. The focus is on home-style regional cuisine. Pricing is based on the number of people and the selected menu. Please inquire for more details.

A complementary basket of fruit and some breakfast items will be ready for you so you don't have to hurry to shop.

Weddings and special birthday events are fabulous at the villa. We have had dinner parties for thirty or more guests seated on the pool terrace. If you would like to throw a party for more guests, we can arrange accommodation in other local villas.

Guests can be collected from Perugia, Pisa, Florence, Bologna or Rome airports however we recommend having a car for exploring locally.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Casa Singerna was the home of Sue Hill who moved to Tuscany ten years ago. It is now the holiday home of Sue's three sons and nine grandchildren who regularly fly over from the USA, New Zealand and the UK to spend family holidays together in the villa. We hope that you have a fabulous holiday at Casa Singerna.

Why the Owner Chose Caprese Michelangelo:
Casa Singerna Villa and Farmhouse offers everybody that visits a truly wonderful experience of Tuscany. With views over the mountains and the lake, both houses are wonderfully located for exploring this part of Italy

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Private swimming pools, table tennis table, football table, archery targets, croquet pitch and much more


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, portuguese, italian

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Photos

  • The villa pool at Singerna

    The villa pool at Singerna

  • The twin bedroom at the villa has a cot

    The twin bedroom at the villa has a cot

  • This bedroom at the villa has a balcony looking out over the lake

    This bedroom at the villa has a balcony looking out over the lake

  • The large ensuite bedroom at the villa

    The large ensuite bedroom at the villa

  • The large living area has seating for 12, dining for 12 and a large kitchen

    The large living area has seating for 12, dining for 12 and a large kitchen

  • This dining area is to the front of the villa and there is another by the pool

    This dining area is to the front of the villa and there is another by the pool

  • The pool at the farmhouse with spectacular views - there are roman steps too

    The pool at the farmhouse with spectacular views - there are roman steps too

  • Both the villa and the farmhouse have pianos

    Both the villa and the farmhouse have pianos

  • The large farmhouse kitchen with dishwasher and other appliances

    The large farmhouse kitchen with dishwasher and other appliances

  • The ground floor suit is enormous with en-suite bathroom

    The ground floor suit is enormous with en-suite bathroom

  • The triple bedroom is spacious at the farmhouse

    The triple bedroom is spacious at the farmhouse

  • One of the terraces at the farmhouse with al  fresco dining and croquet pitch

    One of the terraces at the farmhouse with al fresco dining and croquet pitch

  • The master bedroom at the villa

    The master bedroom at the villa

  • This bedroom at the villa has doors opening out to the pool area

    This bedroom at the villa has doors opening out to the pool area

  • This bedroom at the villa is on the ground floor and has an en-suite bathroom

    This bedroom at the villa is on the ground floor and has an en-suite bathroom

  • The beautiful original features of the villa

    The beautiful original features of the villa

  • The villa has a washing machine, dishwasher and all the expected appliances

    The villa has a washing machine, dishwasher and all the expected appliances

  • This gazebo is by the pool of the villa and offers lovely space

    This gazebo is by the pool of the villa and offers lovely space

  • the farmhouse sitting room with lots of space and large fireplace

    the farmhouse sitting room with lots of space and large fireplace

  • The farmhouse library with piano

    The farmhouse library with piano

  • One of the large double bedrooms at the farmhouse

    One of the large double bedrooms at the farmhouse

  • The children's bunk bedroom is the sixth bedroom at the farmhouse

    The children's bunk bedroom is the sixth bedroom at the farmhouse

  • The terrace off the farmhouse kitchen, perfect for an early morning coffee

    The terrace off the farmhouse kitchen, perfect for an early morning coffee

  • The farmhouse with views of the lake behind

    The farmhouse with views of the lake behind

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