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Ca di Cicala San Leo Bastia Cortona | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 621 | Sleeps 8
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Ca di Cicala 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | WiFi | Small Party Rate | Sleeps 8
This idyllic setting must have been created for lovers of nature. A winding lane takes you past woods, vineyards and tobacco fields until you stumble across Cà di Cicala, set in seven acres of unspoiled woodland in a hidden valley on the Tuscan/Umbrian border. The walks through these forested slopes, teeming with wildlife, are delightful and one such farmer's track crosses the parking area below the property.
The owner has transformed a tumbledown ruin into two charming cottages, interlinked by a stone walkway. Craftsmen from the area have sensitively restored the cottages to reflect the local style and the designs of the stone chimneys, the tiled roofs, and the detail above the doorways are unique to the valley.
Inside, the poplar wood doors have been handmade to a local design, whilst chestnut wood furniture, patterned rugs, and paintings complement the 'cotto' tiles and white walls. Outside, the terrace with lavender bushes and hollyhocks and the stylish deep blue pool overlook the fields.
Closer to home, San Leo Bastia is a 10 minute drive and has a small shop attached to its village bar, as well as a trattoria. More amenities, including an excellent bakery, can be found in Trestina (15 minute drive).
Parties paying the small party rate will have use of Casa d'Estate only.
Internet provision is via a satellite connection.