A wonderfully restored 15th century stone farmhouse and separate guest house, nestling in the hills with breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, Val d’ Esse and Valdichiana. Cortona, about 25 minutes drive away, the birthplace of three renowned artists; Luca Signorelli (c.1445-1523); Baroque painter, Pietro Berrettini (1596-1669) better known as Pietro da Cortona, master of Pitti Palace in Florence and Futurist-Impressionist-mosaicist Gino Severini (1883-1966) all of whom left works in their hometown. Medieval Cortona held its own against Perugia, Arezzo and Siena while the Ghibellines and Guelphs battled until the Ghibellines succeeded in becoming the ruling family. This typical Tuscan feast of self-destruction ended in 1409 when King Ladislas of Naples captured the city and sold it to the Florentines. Montanare and Pergo offer the closest amenities with supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Lovingly converted farmhouse into a wonderful country retreat with attention to detail, maintaining the original beamed ceilings and the stone floors salvaged from a 16th century monastery. Tastefully furnished to a very high level with a modern kitchen, comfortable sitting room with fireplace and Travertine stone bathrooms. The self sufficient guest house lies next to the main house. Well kept garden laced with cypress, olive trees and rosemary bushes surrounded by 10 acres of private woodland. Private swimming pool set in front of the villa furnished with loungers and umbrellas with stunning views across the countryside. Luxurious and completely refurbished to the highest standards and comfort level with everything needed for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in all seasons including air-conditioned bedrooms and sitting room. This villa offers genuine tranquillity, seclusion and privacy appealing to the non “city slicker” who genuinely wants to discover Tuscany and is looking for a peaceful and private holiday and will enjoy leaving the hustle and bustle of town life as they wind up the private white road, spotting all sorts of wonderful flowers, wildlife and the most stunning views over the picturesque Val di Chiana. An idyllic setting for keen walkers, trekking and various sports including mountain bike rides where undisturbed nature is seen at its best.
Max Occupancy: 8
Villas near Cortona, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Fully Air-conditioned villa
- Washing Machine
In the fertile, hilly farmlands to the north-west of Lake Trasimeno near the walled hilltop city of Cortona, 25 minutes, home to three renowned artists Pietro da Cortona, Pietro Berrettini, Gino Severini. Pergo and Montanare, 3km/2 miles, both offer and array of shops, bars and restaurants. Fortified promontory of Castiglione del Lago, 30km/19 miles. Perugia and Assisi can be reached within about an hour's drive.
Main house/Ground floor
Air conditioned dining room with decorative fireplace leading out to a paved terrace furnished for al fresco dining with a private swimming pool. Modern, well equipped kitchen with high end appliances with a dining table and access to the swimming pool area. WC. Air conditioned double bedroom with decorative fireplace and ensuite bathroom with two sinks and sunken bath.
Up 15 terracotta steps. Air conditioned double bedroom. Air conditioned master double bedroom with decorative fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks and bath. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite Travertine stone bathroom with large sink and shower.
Guest House/Lower ground floor
Down 6 wooden steps. Air-conditioned throughout. Open plan living room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower.
The well kept Italian style garden with cypresses, olives trees and rosemary bushes surround villa. Private swimming pool, 4 x 8 meters/13 x 26 feet, set in front of the villa with loungers and umbrellas enjoying superb views.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful English, Italian, French and German speaking caretaker who lives nearby. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Portable barbecue. Washing machine. 42" plasma TV with DVD. CD player. Air condition sitting room and bedrooms. Central heating. Mosquito nets on all windows. Three decorative fireplaces. Wireless Internet connection. Mobile phone will be provided.
Tennis courts in Cortona and Camucia, about 10km/6 miles. Riding stables in Cortona, about 10km/6 miles. Tuscan Sun festival on Cortona, for further information in English http://www.tuscansunfestival.com. Umbria Jazz festival near Perugia, for further information in English http://english.umbriajazz.com/mediacenter/FE/home.aspx. 9 hole golf at Foiano della Chiana, about 31km/19 miles. Sandy beaches at Trasimeno Lake, about 24km/15 miles.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Nespresso coffee maker. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
Private swimming pool, 4 x 8 meters/13 x 26 feet, has a depth of 0.80-1.80m/2.6-6 feet with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
2 cots/cribs. 2 highchairs.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.