Arriving at the summit of this beautiful, private 280 acre estate, gives the impression of reaching the point closest to the sky in Umbria. Five stone farmhouses can be found in this beautiful countryside setting, immersed between fields and woods. Set in different areas on the estate, each one of these houses enjoys absolute privacy and a breathtaking view. The charming owners, an English speaking couple, live in the one set at the highest point and are always available to assist guests during their stay.
Cataccio and Calesa are two very similar, comfortable family houses and can be rented by two groups of friends that love to holiday... together in separate houses. Cataccio is only a few hundred metres from Calesa, yet these two houses are totally out of sight and sound of each other, some twelve minutes walk along lovely leafy lanes. Restored to the same high standards of Calesa, this house has the added attraction of having a four bedded room, perfect for families with children as this room is designed with them in mind. Here the 12 x 6 m swimming pool, with its separate paddling pool, is situated about 50 minutes from the house up a few steps, which further enhances the dramatic and stunning scenery, and is surrounded by olive groves and trees.
The villa is in an excellent position for driving to lots of the most beautiful parts of Umbria and parts of Tuscany such as Siena and Cortona. Gubbio, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno are the closest and on the typical tourist route, but the small, delightful villages such as Montone, a charming medieval village boasting glimpses of breathtaking views, excellent restaurants and 'trattorias', and small shops selling olive oil and truffles.
Siena is just 1 hour 20 minutes drive and to reach Cortona, just 35 minutes drive, one crosses the border of Umbria and Tuscany along a road which runs through the beautiful countryside, passing village after village where it's always a pleasure to stop in one of the many typical 'trattorias'.
Entrance hall containing library area with books and games, living room with wood burning stove open-plan dining room with two sets of French doors leading to the garden, professional kitchen with stainless steel counters, commercial refrigeration and espresso machine. pantry/laundry room, 1 twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, guest bathroom.
1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower with large window with delightful views, 1 four bedded room for four children or teenagers with an en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub. 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower and French doors leading to the external staircase down to the garden. Media area with satellite TV, DVD/VCR player.
Restaurant 3km/2miles without leaving the estate, grocery shop 6km/3miles, supermarket, shops, other restaurants, bank all in Umbertide 15km/9miles, golf course 12km/7,5miles, 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 partecipate. Ballon ride for 300 Euro per person (min. 2 people), take-off points are Lake Trasimeno, Assisi or Todi.
Permanent managers (owners) on the estate, cook, babysitter, tennis coach and driver service on request, occupancy maximum 6+4 children/teenagers or 8 adults. One of the double bedrooms is a quadruple. Pets not allowed.
All rentals at Cataccio are for 7 nights, beginning and ending on FRIDAY.
Additional amenities include: espresso machine, commercial refrigerator, coffee maker, library with books and games, ice maker, shower, children's paddling pool, tennis court, stainless steel counters, alfresco dining, professional fully-equipped kitchen, playing field for football, shared astroturf tennis court.
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