LOCATION: Totally private and secluded country house on organic wine estate, on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Italy.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago, Cortona, Montepulciano
CAPACITY: For up to 12 people in three suites, one twin and one double bedroom, all ensuite.
INDOOR LIVING AREAS AND FACILITIES:
Entrance hall, Dining room (seats 12), Lounge with open fireplace, large sofa, reading corner, desk. Fully equipped modern kitchen with pantry, separate laundry room.
Suites 1 & 2 (each): 1 king size bed and 2 single futon sofa beds in separate living area, bathroom with 2 basins, shower, wc, bidet.
Suite 3: 1 king size bed and 1 single sofa bed, bathroom with 2 basins, shower, bathtub, wc, bidet.
Twin room: 2 single beds, bathroom with basin, shower, wc, bidet.
Double room: 1 double (140 cm / 4ft 7in) bed, basin, shower, wc, bidet.
All bathrooms are ensuite. They are modern, with terracotta floors, natural stone finishes, large shower heads and vast mirrors.
For families: Baby cot; high chair.
OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS AND FACILITIES:
> 15×6 mt pool with stone and timber solarium, hot shower. Pool house with bar/kitchenette, dining and lounge areas, changing closet, cloakroom.
> Professional electric bbq
> Mantoflex tennis court
> Dining patio
> Natural fishing lake
Main Kitchen: 6 hob gas cooker, multifunction electric oven, microwave oven, 2 bowl sink, dishwasher, professional drawer fridge, freezer, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, ice maker, etc.
Pool House kitchenette: 4 hob electric cooker, sink, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine.
Washing machine, vacuum cleaner, iron & ironing board.
The property is fully heated and air conditioned.
Communication and Entertainment: WiFi and Ethernet internet access, TV, books, games
STAFF AND SERVICES:
The Estate Manager is available during weekdays.
The property is cleaned and the linen changed weekly. Additional cleaning is available on request.
Staff will regularly access the property to maintain the pool and facilities.
Massage and Craniosacral treatments by qualified professionals, Wine Tasting sessions, Private Cook, Cooking Classes and Tennis Coaching can be arranged on request.
Podere Marella is located 6 km from Terontola-Cortona railway station and 5 km from the highway exit of Pietraia.
The nearest airport is Perugia, while Florence, Rome, Pisa and several other smaller airports are also easily accessible.
Use of car is indispensable. Car rental is available at all major airports and outside Chiusi railway station.
For driving directions click here.
Suitable for weddings and parties for up to 100 people.
ACCESSIBILITY AND OTHER INFORMATION:
The living accommodation is located on the first floor of the main house and is accessible through a large stone staircase, which makes the property not particularly suited to people with impaired mobility.
Owing to the extensive water features, toddlers and small children must be kept under constant adult supervision.
Four small dogs live on the estate. They are gentle and well trained, and are not allowed indoors.
Podere Marella is a working wine estate. During the day workers will be working in the vineyards and winery. Every care will be taken to ensure the guests’ privacy is not affected.
THINGS TO DO:
The region is among the richest in the world in terms of natural, historical and artistic attractions. For a taste of what the area has to offer, click here.