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Beautiful Umbrian Home sleeps 10/12

ItalyUmbriaUmbertide
Entire home/apt
10 Guests
5 Bedrooms
10 Beds
$583
Per Night
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Welcome to Casa Castalda, our villa in Italy. Perched in the hills of the Niccone Valley on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, we have spent the last few years turning it into our dream house and hope you will enjoy it too.

View of the pool.

View of the pool.


The Space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $1165
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

Welcome to Casa Castalda, our villa in Italy. Perched in the hills on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, we have spent the last few years turning it into our dream house.

Prices are for 10 people in 5 ensuite bedrooms. However we have recently renovated the 'Artist's House', which can be rented for an additional €400 per week, meaning that there is room to sleep 12, in 6 ensuite bedrooms.

The house and Tobacco Tower: Casa Castalda is a 100 year old farmhouse, with a converted tobacco-drying tower. The house has been restored to the very highest standards, by local craftsmen using local materials.

On the outside it is a beautiful old farmhouse with unmatched views of Castle Reschio and the Niccone Valley. Inside, the house has an enormous open plan ground floor with a vast living room, hall, and snooker room. There are four bedrooms, each with a bathroom, a beautiful kitchen with a terrace, and a double height upstairs living room.

Slightly down the hill from the main house is a studio bedroom with its own terrace, and a convertedtobacco tower with a large double-aspect bedroom, lounge with kitchen, and its own terrace with a boules court.

The house sits in 5 hectares of gardens, criss-crossed with paths and dotted with pergolas, hammocks and places to relax. The infinity pool is above the house, and has an extraordinary view of two castles across the valley.

Guest Access

Guests have full use of the house, gardens and pool.

Interaction with Guests

We love the house, and we want others to enjoy it as much as we do. We would be delighted to talk about any aspect of your stay there, and answer any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

We will help you make your booking and are happy to answer questions about your stay, the house and the area. While you are staying at Castalda we have a house manager who can help with day to day enquiries an help you with booking any extras such as cooks, yoga teachers, drivers etc...

In order to comply with Italian law we require guests to sign a contract. The contract sets out the lead guest in your party, names of other guests, the date of the booking, price of the booking, details of the breakages deposit and cancellation terms. Please ask if you would like to see full details of the contract before booking.

The Neighborhood

There are a range of beautiful and interesting hilltop towns and cities are within easy reach. Perugia itself is wonderful.

Getting Around

We strongly recommend you hire a car as there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance. You will need a car in order to explore the area!

Other Things to Note

The house sits in 5 hectares of gardens, criss-crossed with paths and dotted with pergolas, hammocks and places to relax. The infinity pool is above the house, and has an extraordinary view of two castles across the valley.

We love the house, and we want others to enjoy it as much as we do. We spend as much time as we can at Casa Castalda, but it is available for rent whenever we can't be there. We love the house, and we want others to enjoy it as much as we do.

The huge open-plan living area has a long antique dining table seating twelve. To relax there are sofas, a flat screen TV with satellite and DVD, and a good-sized pool table, as well as a good selection of books, maps and guidebooks.

All bathrooms are provided with Neal's Yard guest toiletries.

The upstairs includes a double height living room with sofas and a working fireplace. The house is fully centrally heated, with wireless internet throughout, an alarm and security cameras.

There is a pizza oven for the brave. We provide a mid-week maid service. The Tobacco Tower provides privacy for couples and families with young children. It has its own wisteria-covered terrace with wonderful views.

The artist's studio is the most recent addition, having just been converted. It has a wonderful view, its own bathroom, and real privacy.

The Pool and Gardens: We are particularly proud of the infinity pool, which we think is one of the highlights of the property. It has been described as the most beautiful pool in Umbria. It is 14m long by 6m wide and has incredible views across the valley. It is set 50m above the house, not overlooked, and has a long stone terrace, shower, changing room and toilet. We have furnished the poolside with beds and loungers on which you can spend hours in complete comfort.

There is a lovely gazebo offering shade from the Italian sun. The pool is heated with solar panels, and also has an electric cover, both to keep the heat in, and for safety.

We have recently restored the five hectares of gardens, with olive groves, lawns, an Italian garden, paths, and numerous places to sit, read, and eat. There is a stone barbecue, and a growing selection of herbs and flowers. Our favourite places are the kitchen terrace, where we have breakfast; the big pergola, which has a very special view over the castle; and the hammocks under big oak tree.

Bookings from April to September run from Sunday to Sunday with a minimum 7 nights. From November to March other days and durations will be considered.

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House Rules

Please look after our precious house!

We request a €1000 refundable deposit against breakages.

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Safety Features
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay
View down to the main house, Artist's House and Tobacco Tower

View down to the main house, Artist's House and Tobacco Tower

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