A charming country house between Tuscany and Umbria
Casoro is located in a beautiful rural setting between two lakes: the Lake Chiusi, which can be seen from the house, and the larger Lake Trasimeno, which is just a short drive away.
The estate was originally a unique building lived by the peasants' families, then it was divided into two independent sections belonging now to two different owners. The here offered Casoro house has its private garden and its own pool. It is seperated by a an iron fence with winding jasmine hedges from the other house. A stone paved patio flank the entrance door and has been furnished for al fresco meals. Beyond is the garden with the private pool set amongst herbs bushes and olive trees, with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
The house has been fully restored. The interiour is an atmospheric ambience designed with loving care for details. The layout and the decoration were a project of the property owner Benedetta. She invested a lot of time and love in choosing the right marble, tiles and light fixtures for the kitchen and the bathrooms, and in finding the right material for the sofas and armchairs as well as having a few choice pieces of antique family furniture restored.
The ground floor of Casoro measures 170 square metres and comfortably sleeps 6 people. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The upper floor will remain closed in 2022. (The upper floor, which is reached by an external staircase, measures 120 square metres and sleeps 4 more guests. Therefore, this is the perfect place for two families traveling together: as each floor has its own kitchen and living room, you can divide up your group easily. The outdoor dining area is large enough to seat 10 people around a table.)
Chiusi, Sarteano and Chianciano are visible from the garden area, as well as Monte Amiata and Monte Cetona, two of the highest peaks in Tuscany. The country lane that passes by Casoro is lightly trafficked and it offers quick access to the two small villages Vaiano and Gioiella, both 2 minutes away from Casoro, each one with stores for basic shopping. The town of Chiusi with supermarkets, shops, restaurants and train station is only 5 miles away.
Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Lake Trasimeno and Todi are within an easy distance. But we also highly recommend a visit to the small medieval “borghi” in the area, full of hidden treasures such as Chiusi, Paciano, Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve. Rome and Florence are 2 hours by car and in approx. 1 hour by train.
Our Guests Reviews
26 aprile 2018
Ho trascorso in compagnia di amici quest'ultimo we in questo casolare di campagna, con vista magica sul Lago di Chiusi, ubicato tra Toscana e Umbria... La casa grazie al ricercato gusto della sua padrona accoglie i suoi ospiti con l'eleganza dell'arredo e il calore dei complementi. Ogni comfort è presente nelle stanze da letto come nel salone e nella cucina dal gusto toscano dove si dispone di ogni suppellettile nel medesimo stile. Perfetta location per trascorrere qualche giorno di relax, cultura e natura sentendosi come a casa propria! Dimenticavo... nel bel giardino c'è anche una piscina... che data la stagione non era ancora fruibile.... motivo in più per tornarci in estate!
24 marzo 2017
Non mi capitava da tempo di dormire per 9 h continuative complici il silenzio e la bellezza del Podere e dei luoghi circostanti ! In posizione panoramica difronte al lago di Chiusi e all'enigmatica tomba etrusca del Paradiso, circondato dalla meravigliosa campagna toscana, strategicamente situato tra Toscana ed Umbria, rifinito splendidamente nei dettagli curati. Weekend all'insegna delle visite nei bei paesini circostanti, relax e gastronomia al top. Tornerò presto per approfondire anche gli itinerari cicloturistici della zona così come consigliato dal gentile e competente gestore sig. Emiliano.
10 dicembre 2015
abbiamo tracorso il ponte dell immacolata presso questo casolare di campagna dietro consiglio di amici. è stato un soggiorno meraviglioso. è un casolare rifinito di lusso, con grande camino in travertino nel salone principale, camere da letto grandi con materassi comodissimi. poi la posizione della struttura al confine tra toscana ed umbria, comoda per raggiungere i principali centri storici della zona a soli 20 30 minuti di auto.
Recensito 26 luglio 2015
Vorrei complimentarmi con proprietario e gestore di questo meraviglioso casale di campagna, situato tra Umbria e Toscana in prossimità del lago di Chiusi e a breve distanza con quello Trasimeno. Abbiamo pernottato nell'appartamento a pian terreno, ambiente elegante e accogliente a vista piscina con tutto il prato intorno al casale. Avevamo a disposizione un grande salotto accogliente per rilassarsi con l'angolo lettura, bella cicogna tipicamente di campagna con pergolato per cenare fuori e a disposizione tre camere da letto con tre bagni. In questa occasione abbiamo ospitato degli amici dando loro la possibilità di essere indipendenti anche se eravamo tutti insieme. Abbiamo fatto il bagno alle 2 di mattina, era meraviglioso, acqua calda, gran silenzio, avendo a disposizione nostra lettini, sdraio e tavolino con champagne. ...mi sembrava di stare in Sardegna. .....
Cosa Dire tutto perfetto luogo ideale per cene, feste, relax, week end e non solo. Prato e ambiente verde curatissimo, abbiamo con ammirazione ascoltato tutti i dettagli che il giardiniere ci ha con molto piacere spiegato nei minimi dettagli....le varie fasi di mantenimento e professionalità che serve per dare e regalarci a noi questa bellezza. Vorrei ritornare a festeggiare i miei 40 anni a breve !
Recensito 5 dicembre 2014
Dopo vari soggiorni in questo incantevole casale circondato da dolci colline e con rilassante vista lago, non posso che consigliare questo posto a chi desidera una struttura country chic, rifinita di tutto punto, di ottimo gusto e curata in ogni sua parte. Le stanze per gli ospiti sono arredate con particolare raffinatezza e ispirano un senso di caldo romanticismo anche alle persone più fredde. Bagno privato anche con vasca idromassaggio e Wifi gratis. La grande cucina -completa di tutto- fa venir voglia di spadellare anche a chi, come me, è un po’ pigro. Insomma un posto da godersi sia all’interno, quando si ricercaun pò di tepore in autunno/inverno, sia all’esterno d’estate quando si prende il sole a bordo piscina o nuotando. Di notte suggerisco anche di volgere lo sguardo verso il bel cielo, comodamente sdraiati sui lettini con una copertina, per una la romantica conta delle stelle… devo aggiungere altro?
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 5 x 12m
- Internet WIFI connection on the ground floor
- Two fireplaces
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- Electric kettle
- Mobile fans for the bedrooms
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Screens on all windows
- Outdoor dining area for 10 people
Vaiano (basic shopping) 2 min
Gioiella (pharmacy, post office) 2 min
Chiusi (supermarkets, highway, train station) 10 km
Castiglione del Lago (hospital, water sports) 15 min
Thermal baths Chianciano 22 km
Siena 45 min
Orvieto 45 min
Arezzo 45 min
Perugia 1 hour
Assisi 1 hour
Florence 2 hours
Rome 2 hours
The property's location makes excursions to Siena, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Arezzo and Florence an easy day trip.
Florence and Rome can be reached by train in one and a half hours from the nearby station Chiusi.
Chiusi is one of our favourites because of its unpretentious liveliness. Compared to Montepulciano it is uncontaminated by tourism. Chiusi has a railway station - from here it is a quick ride to the city center of Rome.
In San Quirico d'Orcia make sure you see the Horti Leonini, an early Renaissance garden, as well as the western door in the city wall and the Collegiata (main church).
Montalcino is beautifully situated on a hill inhabited since Etruscan times, swathed in vineyards and olive groves. It is a quiet, affluent, attractive town with pretty buildings and flower-filled squares, and many shops selling the Brunello di Montalcino.
Montepulcino is a graceful Tuscan hill town, best known for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, which was being praised by connoisseurs over 200 years ago and can certainly contend with Italy's best today.
Pienza, the unfinished "utopian” city, was commissioned by Pope Pius II in 1459. In just three years the cathedral, the papal and bishop’s palaces and the central part of the town were completed, but the extensive project ended abruptly when Pius died only two years after the consacration of the cathedral.
Monte Oliveto Maggiore: This abbey was founded by three Sienese noblemen who left the city to live a life dedicated to prayer, religion, etc. and who founded the Olivetan order – an off-shoot of the Benedictines. The most important thing to see at this still active and working Monastery is the cycle of frescoes that decorate the monumental cloister. They describe the live of Saint Benedict and were painted by Signorelli and Sodoma. There are also some beautiful marquetry stalls in the church itself. It is a very magical and serene place set in the midst of exceptionally beautiful countryside. It is home to a dozen monks who specialize in restoring old books, and make wine, honey and olive oil.
Sant’Anna in Camprena is a rambling monastery on the road between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. A very romantic setting which served as location for the film The English Patient. In the refectory there is a fresco by the renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Il Sodoma.
Sant'Antimo is surely one of the loveliest Romanesque buildings in all of Italy. It is hard to imagine a more sympathetic combination of architectural grace and natural setting. Originally founded by Charlemagne in 800, the abbey was once home to a prominent Benedictine community. Creamy stone bricks, luminous Volterran alabaster, playful carvings and frescoes of animals give it a peculiarly sunny air. A group of French Cistercian monks now runs the abbey, celebrating Mass with Gregorian chants several times a day.
The landscape in this region of Tuscany is spectacular: The Crete Senesi are the eroded clay hills in the Orcia valley. These strange, pale, barren looking slopes, with their bare cliffs, broken gullies and white Jurassic limestone, look altogehter more lunar than terrestial.
Tuscany is famous for its Hot springs, belonging to a geothermical system that more or less encircles Monte Amiata: the most spectacular is Saturnia in the south west of the region. Steaming water collects in a number of white limestone basins - a rare natural spectacle and great fun to bathe in! Swimming possible both in the natural basins and in smart thermal baths. Saturnia offers a wide range of comforts and even a sauna.
Close to the property is Bagno Vignoni which has been popular since Etruscan times. St. Catherine of Siena is said to have appreciated its thearpeutic qualities, as is Lorenzo the Magnificent, whose family built the splendid arcaded pool - a kind of flooded, bubbling piazza, famously used by Tarkowsky for some of the more surreal passages of his film Nolstalgia. Not far from this antique piazza there is a hotel with a lovely open air swimming pool, fed from hot springs. This is also available to external guests.
Bagni San Filippo may go into the books as the world's smallest thermal spa - a telephone booth, a few old houses, outdoor spring in the middle of the woods with glistening limestone formations and one small hotel with a public pool.
Just 22 km from the property you will find the thermal spa Terme di Chianciano with a highly modern health and thermal centre. Those wanting to combine holidays with a wellness break can enjoy fango baths, cosmetic and therapeutic treatments, solarium, massages and hydromassages.
Outlet: Fashion addicts can splurge out at the famous Prada factory outlet, which lies on to road to Florence.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
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If rented for 6 people
- Sleeps 6 Guests
- Floor area sq m 170 m2 m2
- 1 living room with fireplace
- 1 kitchen/dining room with fireplace
- 2 double bedrooms
- 1 twin bedroom
- 3 bathrooms (two with shower, one with bathtub)
- 1 laundry room
GROUND FLOOR: This spacious apartment has a very large living/dining room. Three couches are in front of a lovely travertine fireplace, which is the central focus of the living room area. One part of the room serves as the dining area, with an elegant table that accommodates up to ten people. The large eat-in kitchen, has a cozy area with a table seating six people that can also serve as a working area for the cooks. Wood beams contribute to giving the kitchen a rustic feel. The kitchen is well equipped with a fireplace with modern appliances and pizza oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room, which has a tall refrigerator/freezer, washing machine and a sink. The three bedrooms all face the garden and the extensive agricultural fields beyond. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and is en suite to a bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub with a hand shower. The middle twin bedroom in the row has two four-poster beds made of wrought iron. This bedroom is en suite to a bathroom with a shower with wrought iron accessories. The third bedroom has a king-size bed; the adjacent bathroom with a shower is in the hall.
23 Apr 2022 - 28 May 2022
10 Sep 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
2050 EUR €
28 May 2022 - 10 Sep 2022
2650 EUR €
Weekly rates in €
|Casoro||01 Jan 2022 - 16 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 28 May 2022
10 Sep 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
|16 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022
28 May 2022 - 10 Sep 2022
If rented for 6 people
|2050 EUR €||2650 EUR €||N/A||Request BookingIf rented for 6 people|
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If rented for the reduced price for groups up to 6 people the upper floor will be closed.
- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Mid-week change of bathroom towels
- Internet WIFI connection available on the ground floor (2 GB free of charge, can be uploaded if necessary).
- Baby bed with linen and high chair
- Final cleaning
- Pool cleaning
- Garden maintenance
- Should you rent the accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.
- Heating (if required): metered. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost for one week goes from EUR 200 to EUR 400, according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
- Wood for fireplace: EUR 20 per basket
- Extra set of towels available during the week: EUR 3
- Pool towels: EUR 3 per week
EUR 400 cash deposit are due on arrival if rented by 6 people; EUR 800 if rented by 10 people.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour
- First shopping: EUR 100 (expenses for a few basics and shopping time included). The shopping list includes: bread, butter, 2 jars home-made jam, 10 eggs, 2 litres milk, 1 packet Earl Grey Tea, 2 packets coffee, natural yoghurt, orange juice, corn flakes, 2 kg fruit of the season, 1 kg pasta (noodles), 2 jars tomato sauce, 1 piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, 6 litres mineral water, 3 bottles of beer.
Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
Pool opening dates: June 4th - September 3rd
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