Castelonchio, Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Sleeps 6

Honey coloured farmhouse overlooking the "inland sea" of Trasimeno

Property summary

Sleeps 6

1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms and 2 shower rooms, one of which with small bath

Location: Villas with pools overlooking Lake Trasimeno

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Village with shops, all services and railway station 1.2 kms

  • Fewer than 2 km from lakeside with clean sandy beach, sailing, water sports, ferries to islands, museums, playgrounds

  • Chiusi 10 km, Cortona 15 km

  • Perugia 32km, Arezzo, Gubbio, Spoleto each about 40 mins

  • Siena 1 hr, Florence 1.5 hrs, Rome airport 180 km
  • A large, honey-coloured stone farmhouse in a beautiful position overlooking Italy's "inland sea" of Lake Trasimeno, Castelonchio is the realisation of an English couple's dream. These charming owners live in an independent part of the house and share their large pool and extensive grounds with discretion and friendly hospitality.

    Accommodation

    Completely reconstructed, with terracotta tiles, beamed ceilings and pan-tiled roofs, the apartment has spacious accommodation for six people. On the ground floor a covered portico, furnished for eating outside, opens into a modern kitchen. There is a large dining-sitting room with a music system and TV, followed by the main entrance hall with fireplace and staircase. Beyond this are a twin bedroom and a shower room. Upstairs, a double and a twin bedroom share a further shower room with a small bath. All the bedrooms have lovely brass beds and pretty linens. An external staircase, reached by a door from the double bedroom forms another pretty place to sit out with an early morning coffee or late drink to celebrate the breathtaking views of the lake.

    Local area

    Trasimeno lake, with a circumference of over 45kms and depth of up to 6meters is carefully nurtured and environmentally protected. It provides not only fish, but good swimming, water sports and sailing. Ferries provide transport to the islands and guided tours of the lake. At Tuoro, less than 2kms away swimming is good from the clean, sandy beach and there are good restaurants and shops, a "Hannibal-was-here" route, a museum commemorating his defeat of the Romans with his elephants from Carthage in 217 B.C., and a not-too-good contemporary sculpture park. This whole district caters well for hikers and bikers and you can hire horses and mountain bikes with which to follow the well conceived trails. Of the many artists who have featured in its long history, perhaps the mannerist Perugino is the most famous, and his paintings may be seen in beautiful localities. Straddling Umbria and Tuscany, a stay in Castelonchio allows easy access to Florence and Rome by rail, and a myriad of fascinating places in between. Or you can simply relax and enjoy the climate, the music, food, and views from this comfortable, hospitable country house.

    Features

    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Near outdoor eating area
    Coffee Maker
    Italian coffee maker
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Available in each bedroom
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In living room
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished patio, loggia and gardens
    Hair dryer
    Available in each bathroom
    Heating
    Central heating - Extra
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good throughout the property
    Music
    CD, stereo, radio
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong table
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 12x6 m. - Steps into the pool, but no shallow end, 1.1 m depth throughout. Pool occasionally shared by owners.
    Television
    Satellite TV, with a few English language channels. VCR and films available
    Washing machine
    Pool
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    Reviews

    D.R. family
    Date of stay: 11 August 2018

    We had a fabulous time at Castelonchio. The villa was immaculate & had everything you could possible wish. Sitting outside on the patio with a glass of local wine & looking at the views was beautifully relaxing & the children in particular, loved the fabulous pool. Barry & Karen were great hosts & recommended places of interest and were incredibly helpful researching how we could do a park/ride to Rome on our last day. We had beautiful day trips to Siena, Orvieto, Gubbio & San Gimignano as well as a very enjoyable boat trip out to one of the islands in Lake Trasimeno. All in all, it was a fantastic week & we hope to visit Barry & Karen's beautiful house again sometime.

    Mr. T.E. and family, from the U.K.
    Date of stay: 29 July 2017

    Thank you, Barry and Karen, for another amazing holiday! Gorgeous house, with a perfect pool and perfect hosts. We all hope to see you again soon!

    Mrs. F.H. and family
    Date of stay: 15 July 2017

    Thank you very much Barry and Karen - Very nice. I apologize for not doing my research before I arrived, Umbria for us from now on. Amongst all the culture, history, leather and wine shops, there was the lake. Treat yourself and hire that paddle board Barry, the best €10 per hour you'll spend for a sore back. ... and the house/ the view / the pool - if only Fife were warm (or even saw the sun), it could be this good. ... and what a surprise, there's we thinking that my summer C90 tape mix would be useless without my walkman - the next time, I'll bring a few more cassettes. Wonderful!

    Bob D.
    Date of stay: 27 May 2017

    We all had a fantastic time thanks, and I can’t believe that it was a week since we left to come home!

    The villa was beautiful and really well fitted out. Barry & Karen were the prefect hosts – there for advice if you wanted it but left you space for yourselves the rest of the time. The welcome drink and restaurant recommendations were most appreciated, together with all the food and drink in the Welcome Pack.

    All of the local restaurants we went to were ones recommended, and we enjoyed really good local food, at a very treasonable cost.

    We went to Siena and Cortona whilst we were there, and some of the smaller towns around the lake – all very easy to get to thanks to Barry’s instructions in the villa.

    The big hit with the most important person, our 11 year-old granddaughter, was of course the huge pool. In fact our son and daughter-in-law used it quite a lot as well.

    I will, and have already, recommend it to friends, and I hope that we can go back as a family someday.

    Finally, a big thanks to you and Dan for all your help in the year since we first booked it, really great personal service from Invitation to Tuscany.

    Mr. D.B. and friends, from U.K.
    Date of stay: 13 May 2017

    Thank you so much for you kind hospitality and letting us stay at your wonderful house. We've had a brilliant time exploring the area and coming back here to wind down has been a relaxing and pleasant experience. I even managed to surprise my beautiful girlfriend (now fiancee) with a marriage proposal in the olive grove. I'm sure we'll be back again at some point.

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    Laura & Lyn from the London office
    Date of stay: 09 October 2015

    This house is always a delight, the rooms are clean, crisp and comfortable, the views of the lake so pretty, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace always has a stunning backdrop. We enjoyed exploring the area including the lakeside town of Passignano sul Trasimeno, just a 10 minute drive from the house, where we enjoyed seafood in some new favourite restaurants. You can take boat rides to the islands or just paddle on the shore, there is something for everyone.

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