This toddler friendly Umbrian villa for 12 people is situated on the border of Umbria and Tuscany, 30 minutes from Cortona, the famous Tuscan village and about 5 from Preggio, a wonderful ancient village which offers a couple of restaurants and a small grocery shop.
A kilometre of unpaved road in the middle of the woods leads to the gated entrance to the villa. From this point the panorama reveals the beautiful landscape of hills which surrounds this partly fenced property.
The villa, immersed in total privacy and silence, was renovated in 2008 by an English family. Adapted to host families, this charming villa is equipped with to...ys and areas dedicated to the enjoyment of children and teenagers. The long infinity pool (17mts) has a separate shallow area for children.
An annex, 4 metres from the villa, has been transformed into a playhouse for children and in the villa the children can find various pastimes such as books, games and English videos. Externally there are comfortable patios and porticoes for the various moments of the day. One patio leading from the kitchen is furnished with a table for 12 and has a pizza oven and barbeque. Another magnificent portico is furnished as an external lounge area and enjoys the best views from the villa. The pool, visible from the portico of the villa, is reached by two different sets of steps.
The internal areas of Casa Lazzari are constructed on various levels, organised to divide the living areas into separate rooms which are connected by corridors and steps. A comment about the kitchen is necessary: any cooking lover would be in raptures with the functionality and size, equipped with hotplates, 2 ovens, a large fridge and lots of work space. There is no lack of technology at Casa Lazzari, such as the computer where it is possible to access the internet from many rooms and outdoors via the wireless system, the iPod players positioned in 4 of the bedrooms and in the kitchen. Also the Sky television and DVD players in the 4 televisions which are in 3 rooms and the cottage.
This comfortable Umbrian - Tuscan farmhouse is within easy reach of some of the most famous tourist attractions such as Cortona, Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia. Siena is just one hour and a half away.
This beautiful Italian villa is also ideal for golfers with the splendid Antognolla Golf club 30minutes away. Within a radius of 15 minutes there are lots of restaurants and trattorias where it is possible to taste typical Umbrian - Tuscan dishes.
Entrance corridor, stairs to the first floor, guest bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, dining room (table for 10/12), library with sky tv and dvd/ video recorder, 1 guest bathroom, sitting room with fireplace with access to the porch furnished with sofas.
From the dining room 8 steps to 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub (sky, DVD and iPod player).
(indoor and outdoor staircases)
1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower (sky, DVD player and wireless internet connection), 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub (internet connection).
2 double bedrooms with en suite bathroom with shower.
Porch with living area (connected to the sitting room), second porch (separated from the house) with dining area, pizza oven, gas, and BBQ, table for 12 people. Two hectares of land partially fenced.
Grocery shop in Preggio 5 min, nearest restaurant 5 min, supermarket and shops in Umbertide 18km/11miles, golf course 30 min drive. Massages at the villa: Californian massage, relaxing massage, aromatherapic massage, Shiatsu, Raichi massage - the cost for 1 hour is 120 Euros to pay directly on site. It is also possible to organize Yoga lessons and Taichi Qi Gong lessons for 120 Euro per lesson for the whole group that will participate. Balloon ride for 300 Euro per person (min. 2 people), take-off points are Lake Trasimeno, Assisi or Todi.
1km/0,62miles gravel road in good condition, small size pets allowed, Internet included. All Italian villa rentals are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted
Additional amenities include: games, ping pong table, coffee maker, ice maker, play house, gated property, outdoor living area, laundry room, infinitypool, alfresco dining, shower, outdoor furniture, ipod dock, english videos.
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