South of Umbria. Holiday country house with private pool and garden, Air conditioned, stylish. Wifi. A good restaurant is a few kms away.
Very tranquil, stylish and enjoying a typically timeless rural setting, Casale Lavanda offers undisturbed escapism, within easy reach of sought towns and cities of Umbria like Todi, Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi, Deruta.
It is ideally located South of Todi with good connections to the free motorway for Rome and Florence, 1 hour, 30 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes away. Rome airport is 1 hour away.
The nearest town, Todi, is considered one of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, even described as one of the most liveable towns in the world.
The Villa has a secluded location but is only 4 minutes driving distance from the nearest fortified village of Sismano with its castle, where some shops and a good restaurant can be found, and just 8 minutes away from the lovely hilltop village of Pesciano. The larger town of Todi, 15 minutes way, offers all facilities for shopping, food, art and culture.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA
The traditional stone house has been recently and carefully restored with flair and style, creating very contemporary and stylish interiors beneath the raftered ceilings.
The bright interiors reflect the personal taste of the owner, that creatively balanced a functional Northern European design with natural materials and works of art. The result is a stylish and functional house for a really relaxing spell in the country.
Casale Lavanda - 250 square metres - is on 2 levels.
The entire property is air-conditioned with mosquito sceens on the windows.
The ground floor features a large open-plan sitting/dining room divided by columns and a fireplace visible from both sides. Some french doors permits a direct access to the garden, outdoor dining areas and pool area nearby.
On the same floor there is a perfectly equipped kitchen in modern style, with industrial style stove, espresso machine, bread machine, 2 refrigerators. This floor has a service bathroom with shower and the utility room with laundry area.
The sleeping area is on the first floor. It is composed of a small lovely living room with fireplace and 3 spacious double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub. This bedroom has separately adjustable mattresses to raise the shoulders and read or lift the lower part of the body, the room also features a study corner with desk for a laptop.
GARDEN AND POOL
Casale Lavanda is surrounded by 1 hectar of well-kept garden hemmed with herb borders and partially covered with white gravel. The garden has multiple sitting/lounging areas, shaded areas and a large pergola to enjoy eating outisde or just to take in the view and spectacular sunsets admiring rolling hills and the lovely village of Pesciano. In front of the house there is an area with lawn and a beautiful hammock under the shade of trees.
The pergola and the pool area are equipped with rustic-chic outdoor furniture and a gas barbecue, ideal meeting place for our guests. After sunset, for alfresco dinners, the garden is lit by several solar lamps that create a charming atmosphere.
The swimming pool (3 X 15 metres width and length; from 1,20 to 1,50 metres deep) has a jet stream system that provides aquatic exercise and family fun. From mild to vigorous workout with endless swimming or walking in place — with no stress on joints or bones. The internal roman staircase provides easy and secure access to the pool for children and elderly people, the staircase also has an area designed to lie down in the low water and sunbathing, maybe holding a drink and chatting with friends.
A shower next to the pool supplies cold and hot water.
Pool opening: the pool is regularly opened from mid May to mid September, in the rest of the year can be opened on request, at an extra cost, depending on the period of the year. Please enquiry.
The house is not specifically suitable for guests with severe mobility problems. Childrens are welcome, a cot can be provided on request, but please note that the house is in a secure environment but is not fenced and that the sleeping area is on the first floor and the house has steps that might not be ideal for toddlers.
PETS PERMITTED on request, at an extra cost of 50 euros for extra cleanings, payable locally. We preferably accept small well behaved dogs.
The villa is in a secure area of the Umbrian countryside, there is a house that borders the garden in the pool area but the privacy is guaranteed by a hedge of shrubs and trees. The front and panoramic area of the garden, overlooking the valley, has total privacy from that side. The villa is not fenced, except for low hedge, a small white road runs behind the house, not visible from the garden and pool. This road ends a few hundred meters further reaching another home. Very few cars pass every day, sometimes none or only the one of the postman.
The neighbors are pleasant people and very discrete, they permanently live in another region and only occasionally are in their Umbrian house. So far no guests have ever complained or had privacy concerns staying at Casale Lavanda.
- Air conditioning everywhere
- free illimited WI-FI internet (good wifi coverage, but there might be lack of mobile signal in some areas of the property, it is possible to make phone calls with whatsapp)
- Gas barbecue
- carport for 2 cars
- mosquito screens (everywhere, except in one the french door of the ground floor, next to the pool, for an easier access)
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 2 refrigerators
- American coffe machine
- Bread machine
- Electric/microwave oven
- iron + board
• Air conditioning • Welcome pack and toiletries • Linen change once per week on Saturday (extra changes available on request for an additional charge) • Utilities (except for heating) • internet wifi • light mid-week cleanings.
Does not include
• Heating, if used, is payable locally
Reductions offered for reservations longer than 1 week or in the non-peak season, from October to April.
This is one of Umbria’s most beautiful areas, just 15 minutes driving distance from Todi’s historical town and about a half an hour/1 hour from the region’s most important historical towns, such as Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi and Spoleto. Trasmeno and Bolsena Lakes at easy driving distance. The E45 free motorway and A1 highway, connects all the most important Umbrian cities and allow guests to easily reach Roma and Firenze (1 hour 30 minutes/2 hours). The railway station of Todi is the nearest train station.
A nearby medieval village 4 minutes driving distance offers basic shops (grocery and bar) and a good restaurant, for guests' convenience.
TODI, 13 kms away
Reached by an exciting drive through winding roads and hairpin turns, this ancient city is an unexpected delight. Todi has retained much of the original features and charming character of the town's diverse historical periods in the face of passing time. With a rich history that dates back to around 1300 BC, Todi was settled by the Umbri, an ancient pre-Etruscan people who gave it the name Tudere.
WHAT TO DO DURING THE STAY...
ART, GASTRONOMY, TOURS, NATURE, SPORT, CULTURE, RELAX
International artistic festivals and local food festivals
in-house chef, on demand
Antique markets (Todi and Pissignano)
Wine Tours in the vineyards and cellars
Active Days (guided or self-guided walks/hikes in the surrounding forests - cycling - river rafting - hiking, free climbing etc.)
Bike tours followed by pic-nic lunches prepared by a local chef
Truffle Hunting Excursion followed by lunch including truffles
Classic City Tours in Umbria and Tuscany
Hot baloon tours
Cooking Classes and demonstrations in the villa or in other locations
Gourmet Tours (to include olive oil, cheese, cereals, cured meats);
Winter fun (snow rackets trekking/cross country skiing) in the mountains
SPA (at easy driving distance from the villa)
Foraging Excursions followed by tastings (mushrooms, asparagus, edible flowers and wild herbs);
Especially suitable for children (pizza making, riding with donkeys in the mountains followed by picnic, educational farm, outdoor adventure park and more).