Set in the Tuscan hills between Cortona and Mercatale, this exquisite manor house is the ideal retreat for those wishing to enjoy idyllic and peaceful surroundings in extreme comfort.
Set within its own meadows and olive groves, a private lake and numerous woodland walks, it is still within easy reach of many of the major Tuscan and Umbrian towns.
Designed and renovated by a renowned interior designer, Casale di Reschio exudes sophistication and tranquility.
The villa enjoys lots of space both internally and above all externally. Large showers, wood beams, oak ceilings and stone doorways all assist in combining to create a unique, luxurious getaway.
The spacious kitchen/dining room, provides the latest equipment in elegant surroundings. Through two ancient Roman capitols you leave the kitchen and enter the large hall and from there, the double doors open onto an exquisite arched loggia. The huge table of reclaimed oak is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch and look down on the olive groves and the infinity pool below.
Each bedroom and bathroom is dedicated to comfort without losing any of the integral charm of this beautiful house. The bathrooms are characterized by the magnificent free standing baths, large walk-in showers, antique marble baths and the bedrooms by the four poster beds and antique furniture.
The drawing room, a large and extremely spacious room, is furnished with a graceful and understated style. The sofas are deep and comfortable and the supremely beautiful artefacts and paintings only add to the atmosphere. The study is charming and more intimate, and the upstairs galleried sitting room with sofas is another beautiful space to retreat from the world. From two of the first floor terraces you can see castles on the distant hilltops, and it is the ideal place to sip a bellini and drink in the atmosphere.
It is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the setting and the stunning far-reaching views to the distant hilltop villages and castles. The pool is set amongst the olive trees, sculpted into the grounds, with an infinity edge that disappears into the spectacular backdrop.
Surrounded by 34 hectares of its own land, all fenced to maintain the safety of the natural environment and the protection of the animals that live within the woods, it provides the perfect backdrop for the truly idyllic holiday.
Ground Floor: Kitchen with long, hand crafted wood dining table for 10, 2 ovens, a 6 range stove top, an induction hot plate, espresso machine, large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, toaster • Drawing room • Sitting/TV room • Utility room • Double bedroom (can be made up as twin) • Shower room with twin sinks • Double (four poster) bedroom with roll top bath and walk in shower
First Floor: Galleried sitting room • Study • Terrace • Double bedroom with shower room en suite • Study/bedroom • Bathroom with walk in shower • Double bedroom • Twin (may be double) bedroom with bathroom en suite • Master bedroom with terrace and bathroom en suite with walk-in shower.
Arched loggia for dining al fresco
Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Basic Italian Sky Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Telephone, WiFi Internet Access, Heating (payable locally), Insect Screens (bedroom windows), Barbecue, Pizza oven
Private Swimming Pool
12m x 6m, with built-in steps. The pool is open from 14 May until 16 September 2011. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge.
This villa is a Saturday changeover