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CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO - Siena area - Tuscany
Property ID: 4448
Sleeps: 13-14

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- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 7 bedrooms
- 8 baths

- Garden, terrace
- Panoramic view
- Fast Internet
- Dishwasher
- Telephone
- Baby bed available
- Fireplace
- Bi-weekly linen change
- Satellite TV
- Barbecue
- Maid Service
- Typical regional dinner available on request
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Positioned on an Umbrian hilltop midway between the charming villages of Montepulciano and Cortona in Tuscany  and in close proximity to Lake Trasimeno and Chiusi in Umbria, Chiaravista is a new and impressive stone manor built on the ruins of an ancient farmhouse.  

The estate enjoys remarkable views of both Tuscany and Umbria and this ideal location on the Tuscan-Umbrian border permits easy access to both of these beautiful regions.  The motorway exits of Chiusi and Valdichiana are 20 minutes away by car.  The fast train services the Chiusi station, thus making Rome 90 minutes away and Florence one hour away by train.  Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno is at 5 km and provides a variety of services in a lovely lakeside setting.  Graced with imposing medieval ruins and fortified castles, the Lake Trasimeno area is historical as the battleground where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 217 B.C.  Excursion boats to the lake islands leave from Passignano sul Trasimeno where both here and in Castiglione del Lago, the local trattorias serve the typical cuisine of the region featuring the lake fish, especially Carp al Cartoccio.

Views toward Tuscany include Mount Amiata and the Val d’Orcia with its enchanting landscape.  Its gentle sloping hills highlight the beautiful hamlets of Montepulciano, home to the Vino Nobile, Pienza, a renaissance jewel of a village, and Montalcino, the famed hilltown where the Brunello wine is from.

Umbrian views highlight the town of Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno.

Chiaravista comfortably sleeps fourteen people in seven stylish bedrooms, each with private bathroom.  It provides an extremely comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for a gathering of friends or family reunion.

The estate is composed of the main villa and an annex, both air conditioned.  The main villa contains the seven elegant bedrooms and en suite bathrooms plus a  dining/breakfast area with open kitchen.  Here there is a large table, sofas in front of the fireplace and big archways made of brick and stone that  separate the rooms. Off of the this large room is a furnished veranda with views over the swimming pool and the green countryside toward Tuscany.  There is also a patio on the Umbria side so the one can rotate depending on the sun and shade.  Located at about 20 meters from the villa is an annex with the reception area, laundry room with washer and dryer, service bathroom and generous common room.  Fast Internet and telephone are available at the reception.  The common room is made up of a large living and dining room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen that leads onto the garden and pool.  The annex is a perfect place for large culinary gatherings such as special dinners, cooking lessons and wine tasting.  These can be arranged featuring the locally grown products of the region.  It is also ideal for relaxing, reading, or watching satellite television in the very comfortable surroundings.

There are shady outdoor sitting and dining areas throughout the grounds and the numerous porticos provide nice and cool al fresco dining.  The panoramic position of the large swimming pool (12 X 6)  offers a great occasion for enjoying the brilliant sunsets over the Tuscan hills.  The sundeck is equipped with sun loungers and there are two furnished gazebos providing shade and a relaxing respite from the sun.  The large lawn and garden measure 2.5 acres and are well maintained.

The architecture and design of the structure feature unique artistic touches and the house is decorated in a colorful blend of contemporary comfortable furnishings and antiques.  Quality fabric and furniture prominently figure in this tasteful renovation.

Detailed Information:  

200 square meters

The main villa consists of two floors with seven bedrooms, all with private bathrooms.   Five of the bedrooms have fireplaces and two of the bathrooms have a shower and imperial style bathtub.

Ground floor: large breakfast/dining room with open fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, storeroom and service bathroom.

With independent outside access: 4 double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms with showers.  Bedrooms interlink by pairs, with a door between each.

A large external stone staircase leads to the first floor.

First Floor:   Three terraces;  2 double bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms with shower; large suite on two levels with double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with shower and living area with fireplace with extra bed.

Ample parking on the premises.

Inclusions:  Bed/bath/kitchen linens, pool towels, 3 hours of daily maid service excluding Sunday, mid week linen change, gas, electricity and water.

Supplemental costs:  Air conditioning is €5 per room per day, heat is metered; final cleaning fee is €250

Upon request: Typical Umbrian dinner -to be arranged in advance and paid on site in Euros.

Prices 2011

Please note:  This property is priced in EUROS.
High season

June 25 - August 27

Euros 5050/week
Mid season

April 23 - 30
May 28 - June 25

August 27 - September 24

Euros € 3950/week
Low season

All other weeks

Euros € 3375/week

Plus € 35 booking fee


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