Country villa with a pool and a garden – the perfect setting for celebrations or get-togethers
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The stately, spacious country house lies in Pratovecchio, in the Casalino area (about 30 inhabitants, 4km from the centre). The impressive villa is surrounded by a private garden with high trees, adjacent to Foreste Casentinesi National Park.
The inviting, independent villa comprises a total of sixteen rooms and eleven bathrooms, and is rented out for exclusive use. When booking for up to 22 people, three storeys with 400m² of living space are available for guests, with a total of eleven rooms (nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a dining room and a living room). When booking for up to 30 people, guests can make use of a total of thirteen bedrooms and eleven bathrooms, which can be seen on the green and pink area of the presentation. The total living space of the villa is around 550m². The layout of the country house: the main entrance leads to a stone stairway. Here there is a bedroom with a double bed and a private bathroom. Halfway up the stairs there is the back door, leading over a little bridge to the garden with a pool. On the first and second floors there is a 40m² dining room with four tables (28 seating places), satellite television, a kitchen unit (five rings, oven, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine) and four bedrooms with a double bed (or single beds). A room adjacent to the bathrooms to the bathrooms is equipped with a hair dryer, mirror and a shelf and leads into the three bathrooms, one with a bath and two with a shower. In the attic on the second floor there is a living room, four bedrooms each with two single beds, a bathroom with a bath, and two bathrooms with a shower. Two further beds can be added, making a total of 22 beds. If the villa is rented to a group of up to 30 people further eight beds are provided by the two holiday apartments “Ippocastano” and “Il Giglio”, which each have their own separate entrance from the garden.
“Ippocastano” measures 45m² and is suitable for two people. It provides a living room with a dining area, a kitchen unit with an induction stove (two rings), and an antique fireplace and sink (purely ornamental). There is also a double room and a bathroom with a shower. “Il Giglio” measures around 70m² and is suitable for six people. There are also three double rooms, one with frescoes, and three bathrooms with showers. Please note that the two apartments are only available when booking for 23 or more people and can only be booked together with the villa. Furthermore, an additional floor (about 150m²) on the ground floor of the villa can also be booked at a supplementary cost of 800 E U R per stay, payable on arrival ( blue area on the presentation). Here there are two living rooms, a professional kitchen (four rings, oven, dishwasher, work surfaces, fridge, freezer, sink), a dining room for 40 - 50 people, two toilets and a bathroom entrance area with a wardrobe and a sink. The washing machine is only accessible from outdoors. The villa has gas heating. Two further beds can be added on request, for a maximum occupancy of 32 people.
Behind the villa there is a 1300m² fenced garden, as well as a 100m² paved courtyard with tables, benches and a barbecue, which can be illuminated at night. There is also a pool (11,5 x 5,5m, open during the main and transitional season) and a sun terrace furnished with deckchairs and parasols. From here one can enjoy a magical view of the village rooftopss and the hilly landscape. Parking spaces are available on the street off the site.
When renovating the villa in 2003, the ornamentation on the walls, the ceilings with their wooden beams, and the cotto flooring (some of them are still the old original floors) were refurbished back to their former splendour. The villa is partially furnished with antique furniture. The single beds can be joined into double beds. On request, bread can be delivered (Mondays to Saturdays). A surprise awaits guests every week. The villa is ideal for family gatherings, get-togethers of friends or societies, courses (painting, music, yoga etc), sports clubs etc. It is also the perfect setting for weddings, as there is a church in Casalino for religious marriage services, and in Poppi there is a beautiful medieval castle which offers civil marriage ceremonies. If the wedding ceremonies cannot take place outdoors due to bad weather, it is possible to use the rooms on the lower floor (blue area on the presentation).
The villa is located next to the park with waymarked cycle paths. The Adriatic coast is about 90 minutes away by car, the Tyrrhenian Sea two hours by car. Bathing is also possible in the lake, about 1.5km from the centre of Pratovecchio, or in Stia in the Arno River. The village of Pratovecchio is about 4km away. One can go on trips to the zoo at Poppi, to the pilgrimage church della Varna, to the hermitage of Camaldoli and to Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Florence and Arezzo are a 50-minute drive away, Siena 80 minutes. From Arezzo one can travel to Rome by express train in an hour and 5 minutes, making day trips possible. In Casalino there is a small general convenience shop, also offering snacks and Internet access.