Please note that the location shown here is not accurate. The co-ordinates are: 43.2931889,12.1544595, out these into Google Maps and it should show you the exact location or please contact me for more details. Casa Lucati, villa with restored barn annex has a commanding position high above the Niccone Valley with extensive views over the rolling hills and valleys to distant mountains. It is a short drive down to the Umbrian village of San Leo Bastia where there is a bar with small grocery store and a great pizzeria/trattoria. In the other direction it is about a 10 minute drive down to the Tuscan village of Mercatale di Cortona where there are several bars/gelaterias/cafes, a medium size supermarket, butchers, bakers, ATMs, pharmacy and a very popular trattoria. Free wifi.
The house comprises the large house over 3 floors with 4 bedrooms and the barn annex which has one double bedroom. In the large house the ground floor has a spacious open-plan garden room with sofas and TV and DVD player, a kitchen area with marble work surface and microwave, washing machine and dryer and a games area with table tennis and table football. There is a bathroom with shower.
The principal entrance to the house opens onto the first floor and the well-equipped kitchen with gas hobs, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher. From the kitchen a few steps take you to the stone walled dining room with large dining table and chairs. On the same floor there is a large, comfortable sitting room with sofas and two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with a bathroom next door.
Upper floor main house
Steps from the dining room lead to bedroom 3 on the second floor, with 4 single beds; these are 2 trundle beds which can pull out to sleep 4 (most suitable for children). There is a shower, basin and separate WC on this floor accessed from this bedroom. Bedroom 3 leads through to bedroom 4, a spacious double bedroom.
The Barn annex
Next to but not adjoining the main house is the barn annex. The ground floor is used for storage and the living accommodation is on the upper floor reached by exterior steps. The door open onto the open plan living room with comfortable seating and stereo system with patio doors onto a large balcony terrace enjoying the fabulous views, it is big enough for a large party to dine on. Off the living room is the en suite double bedroom.
Swimming pool and garden
The swimming pool is 11 x 5 metres, it is heated with solar panels and fenced all around. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and planted with trees, flowers and shrubs with many shady seating and dining areas. There is a grotto with fountain by the pool and at the other end a rustic pergola looking over the olive grove. There is ample garden and pool furniture available for guests. While there are neighbours behind the house, the positioning makes the villa, garden and pool area completely private and it is not over-looked.
Casa Lucati is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals