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Vasciano - lovely old farmhouse, stunning views, Tuscany/Umbria border

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10/11

Vasciano is an historic farmhouse, located on a hillside in the lovely, tranquil Niccone Valley. It has been beautifully restored to combine traditional features with modern comforts. The accommodation includes a self-contained flat, never let separately. It is surrounded by 5 acres of terraces, sensitively landscaped gardens, olive groves, fruit trees, & a private pool with spectacular panoramic views. There are 3 outdoor eating areas including a shady pergola & a scented loggia. The house is well furnished, with a fully equipped, recently modernised kitchen, a large dining room and a sitting room, once a small chapel. It offers extensive entertainment resources in the form of books, movies, piano, TV, wi-fi, a games room with snooker/pool, table tennis & darts, & a boules court. It is perfectly located for combining visits to the many historic towns in central Italy with peaceful relaxation in unspoilt rural surroundings.


Owner
Carol Pendred
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Amenities

Città di Castello Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Both the twin single-bedded rooms can be made up as an extra large double bed if required. The bedroom in the apartment can also offer either twin beds or an extra large double, plus another single bed in an adjoining room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is no central heating, but a variety of other ways of heating the house in cold weather. There are two pellet burning stoves, an open log fireplace, two wood-burning stoves (a woodshed), and a number of gas heaters. There are also electric blankets for really cold nights! In all the bedrooms there are pull-down mesh screens on the windows, for those times of the year when there are insects in action. There are four different places to eat - one indoors and three outdoors, all of which can seat at least ten people. Special arrangements can be made for cooking, baby sitting, and extra cleaning. There is a large separate games room with table tennis, snooker, pool and darts; plus a boule court outside. There is a piano in the house.

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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia (Ryanair)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
In Mercatale
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Terontola
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A1 Valdichiana or E45 Promano
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mimmi's in Mercatale
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Vasciano is one of a small cluster of old stone houses sprinkled on the hillside of the beautiful Niccone Valley - an unspoilt agricultural area growing sunflowers, maize, vines, olives. Walkers & riders love the spectacular views all around. Along the valley and on some hilltops are small villages, with numerous places to eat good local food & wine. Nearest is Mercatale, a small, friendly place with essential shops, bars, & restaurant. Over hills at one end of the valley, a short drive takes you to Cortona and Lake Trasimeno. The other end of the valley meets the Tiber Valley, with easy access to Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio and many other wonderful Renaissance & Etruscan towns. To see the sights of Rome & Florence, day trips by train are quick and easy, whereas Siena, Urbino & Orvieto are possible by car. The area is famous for its many annual festivals, from opera, music and jazz to those celebrating local gastronomic delights such as truffles, porcini, chestnuts, oil, wine & chocolate.

Other Activities: golf, fishing, sailing & other water sports on Lake Trasimeno

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $415.57

No taxes are payable on the rental charges. Rent can be paid in pounds, euros or dollars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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