Enjoy sweeping views of lake and mountains from this luxurious 5 bedroom villa with heated swimming pool in the beautiful hills of eastern Tuscany. Casa Singerna is an ideal vacation retreat surrounded by gardens, vineyard and olive trees. Easy access to destinations in Tuscany, Umbria and beyond.
Weekly rentals for parties of up to 10 people, with extra accommodation only steps away for an additional 6 people. These rooms are available only to the party booked at Casa Singerna and are not otherwise let out.
The villa has been newly converted from a 300-year-old stone barn. Although it has come a long way from its humble beginnings, original features have been retained and materials reused wherever possible to preserve its original character - chestnut beamed ceiling, hand-made pianelle ceiling tiles, cut stone door and window surrounds, wrought iron railings and hardware.
The interior boasts high ceilings and open spaces filled with natural light. Windows are generous, and afford sweeping views of the surrounding countryside that are never short of breathtaking. The design, restoration and selection of materials were overseen personally by the owners who took a hands-on approach to the project and did a lot of the actual work, from the reclaiming of ceiling tiles to the building and installation of windows and doors. Casa Singerna has been carefully finished by hand, and it is this resulting individuality that lends the building its specific character.
The house is on 2 levels and is positioned on a hillock so that both floors have ground level access. The main entrance is on the upper level from the front terrace and parking area. The lower floor of the house can be accessed by a stone stairway that hugs the corner of the building or an internal stairway. Mature oak trees surround the house and provide welcome shade on hot summer days. Ample parking is available.
Wide roman stairs descend into the shallow end of the 6 x 12 meter (20 x 40 foot) swimming pool located a short distance from the house. The ample surrounding stone paved terrace (200 square meters) offers seating in sun and shade. Pool furniture includes comfortable "Adirondack" style wooden chairs, fabric pool lounge chairs, and sun umbrellas.
An array of solar panels, discreetly positioned so that it is not visible from the pool, house or gardens, heats the pool so that it is always an excellent swimming temperature ranging from 25 - 31 centigrade*. As a result, the swimming season at Casa Singerna extends from April through October, longer than elsewhere in the region.
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Full details on our web site -- www.casasingerna.com -- Area Details Casa Singerna is situated about halfway between the medieval hilltop town of Anghiari and the village of Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of the titan of the renaissance. Also nearby is the town of Sansepolcro, birthplace of painter Piero della Francesca, where you can enjoy an evening stroll in its lovely historic center.
Casa Singerna is well placed near the Tuscany/Umbria border for excursions to many medieval and renaissance towns for which the regions are famous. Florence, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona and Gubbio -- to name just a few! -- are all within reach as day trips.
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