5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with beautiful views
Casa Leana (Diana Flanagan and Leigh Wright)
About Casa Leana (Diana Flanagan and Leigh Wright)
Having both worked for the John Lewis Partnership for many years we decided to leave the UK a few years ago to manage Casa Leana and look after our guests full time. We flit from Casa Leana and the UK during the winter months but throughout the rest of the year we stay near our house in Tuscany, enabling us to welcome our guests and be on hand if necessary. We are both quite active and enjoy cycling, golf, tennis and gardening as well as exploring the local area on our Vespas. Leigh also plays football for Anghiari. Having said all that we also enjoy relaxing with friends, going out for meals and watching films or sport as well as slowly learning Italian. We are passionate about Tuscany and our gorgeous house and want to make your holiday one which you will remember forever. Having re-developed three houses back in England from 2004 to 2008 we decided to turn our attention overseas. Our house dates back to 1650 and we spent 2008 refurbishing it which we enjoyed tremendously. Our enthusiasm to improve our house and gardens continues on an almost daily basis. We were new to this business and one of our biggest pleasures over the years has been meeting new people from all around the world, many of whom have returned year after year becoming good friends.
Casa Leana (Diana Flanagan and Leigh Wright) purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Casa Leana (Diana Flanagan and Leigh Wright) chose Anghiari
Casa Leana is located in unspoilt Tuscany countryside of the Arezzo Province, not very far from the border with Umbria. The nearest village to Casa Leana is medieval Anghiari (3 miles) which is hailed as one of ‘the most beautiful villages in Italy’, with spectacular views over the Tiber Valley. Enclosed within ancient walls, the maze of narrow streets are a delight to stroll around, browsing antique shops, stopping for cappuccinos and gelati in the cafes and choosing one of the many trattorias to enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine. Anghiari also has a couple of small supermarkets for essentials and groceries, plus there are bigger supermarkets and many more shops in Arezzo and Citta di Castello (20 mins). One of the greatest pleasures in Tuscany is exploring the countryside on bikes and nine are available for guests to borrow, free of charge, at Casa Leana. There are 6 adult bikes, sized from small to large, and 3 children’s bikes including one with stabilisers and one with a child seat. Helmets and padlocks are also provided. Within 3 miles of the villa, families can pootle through vineyards and fields of sunflowers, stop for a break in parks with play area and visit a local petting farm. Children can also swap pedal power for horsepower at a nearby riding stables (7 miles). Besides just chilling out at Casa Leana, families can pack a picnic for a day on the sandy shores of Lake Trasimeno (1 hr 15) to paddle in the calm, fresh water or hire a pedalo. There are three beaches to discover close to the historic walled town of Castiglione del Lago and many flock here simply to indulge in long leisurely lunches in fine lakeside restaurants.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Well behaved pets are welcome at Casa Leana
Casa Leana has plenty to do for children.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Real Tuscan luxury
We had the holiday of a lifetime at the beautiful Casa Leana. The setting is typically Tuscan and the property itself is amazing. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Anghiari is the nearest town (10 min drive) and is unbelievably beautiful . It has restaurants,shops and an evening market on a Wednesday with live bands playing. Di & Leigh were fabulous hosts. They were on hand to offer valuable advice on everything from where to eat to the best places to shop ( including the best markets to visit). A beautiful breakfast hamper is provided for your first morning, but even better they can arrange do a small shop for you which we took full advantage of. Di selected lots of local delicacies including cheeses, hams, local bread & chutneys which allowed us to spend our first day at the villa without having to venture too far. We will definately return to Casa Leana. This is one holiday destination you won't want to miss
Gorgeous Farmhouse in beautiful Tuscan setting
A fantastic holiday, I would recommend to anyone. In fact I would like to go back as my stay of one week wasn't long enough. Di and Leigh provided exemplary customer service from my initial enquiry onwards. They even met us in the square in Anghiari to lead us to the house a couple of miles away. The house over three floors is full of character, tastefully decorated and very clean. For a party of several adults and children it was a very practical house (as long as you're okay with stairs) with three bathrooms a huge kitchen and rear terrace for al fresco dining. The games room was a big hit with the children and the extensive DVD collection in the living room a nice surprise. It is a lovely house to spend time in. However, even better is the pool in the terraced garden for its stunning views of the Tuscan countryside, very special. Anghiari and Sansepolcro were both lovely places to visit and Di and Leigh had some great recommendations for local restaurants and places to go generally. We did a day trip to Montepulciano and visited a local winery but spent the majority of our time at the pool as the weather was lovely. If we come again we'd like to visit all or some of Arezzo, Assisi, Sienna and Florence, pool time allowing.
Great stay at Casa Leana!
I stayed at Casa Leana in mid September with my wife and some friends. We had such a fabulous time. The house is lovely and homely and has all the mod cons you could wish for including good wifi and DVD players in all the bedrooms but is also a very typical Tuscan farmhouse with beams, high ceilings and exposed walls. We spent a lot of time in the huge kitchen - we took it in turns to cook, one night the boys cooked and another night the girls cooked. It was great fun as the kitchen is large enough so you can all sit around chatting and cooking at the same time. We also had a couple of barbecue lunches and evening meals down at the pool which when lit is beautiful and has fabulous views in the day time and evening. We found it difficult actually to drag ourselves away from the house and beautiful gardens but we did manage to visit Florence and even had a day at the beach (Cessinatica I think) which was lovely. All in all we had a wonderfully relaxing time and the owners, Leigh and Di, were really helpful in giving advice about what to do etc. Although there were plenty of recommendations for days out at house together with detailed directions. Basically the owners have just about covered everything from lots of cookery books in the kitchen, hundreds of books in the library and there must have been over 500 DVDs for adults and kids alike. We spent a few evenings in the games room getting a bit competitive (!) and we even managed to get out on the mountain bikes to explore the beautiful surroundings.
Impeccably hosted trip in an impressive setting
Upon arrival, we were welcomed by the owners, who gave a warm introduction to the property and surroundings. The facilities were well presented and seemed perfectly authentic. The local amenity reference material provided proved invaluable in getting the most out of our short stay and was presented with a personal touch. In fact, everything about Casa Leana spoke of the attention to detail of the hosts, their sunny disposition, and dedication to making clients holidays as good as they can possibly be. My sincere thanks to them for doing just that.
Beautiful traditionalTuscan house, with every modern convenience. The garden and heated pool, with amazing views are maintained every day before you are even awake by the hosts Di and Leigh who regularly go the extra mile for you, nothing is too much trouble. They have thought of everything... Wine cellar, games room, library, cycles ... The list is endless. A fabulous place, highly recommended.
Thanks for your lovely review. So happy you had a great time at Casa Leana and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Di and Leigh
A wonderful peaceful relaxing holiday!
A beautiful well equipped house in a peaceful location with all the home comforts you need for a stress free holiday. The scenery is stunning and we enjoyed many hours in the garden and pool. There was no need to venture much further for a relaxing holiday in the sun! Leigh and Di were extremely welcoming and helpful and we all enjoyed our stay very much.
Anghiari is our local town and has been voted "One of the Prettiest Villages in Tuscany" many times over the years.