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Charming Cottage Nestled in the Heart of Val Di Chiana

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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This charming cottage is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Val di Chiana, a few minutes’ drive from the picturesque hilltop town of Castiglion Fiorentino and 15 minutes from Cortona. Here you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside and all the benefits of a lively historical town not far away.
“La Tabaccaia” was originally built in the early 20th century and used to dry tabacco leaves grown on nearby farms. The building has recently been restored with much care, preserving its authenticity and charm while fusing it with the comforts of modern times. On the same property is the main “farmhouse” where the discreet and helpful owners reside. Anna and her parents Fausto and Flavia can help you get settled in, plan activites, and answer questions about the area. (We speak and understand English!)
The 5000 m2 fenced property includes olive trees, oak trees, spacious lawns and a large swimming pool, open from May to September, with a delightful view of nearby Castiglion Fiorentino.
The pool is surrounded by gardens filled with lavender and rosemary. There, you will find comfortable lounge chairs for your relaxing pleasure and an outdoor shower. Pool towels are included in the rental rate.

The house consists of two floors which can comfortably accommodate 4+1 adults.
Ground Floor
1 open living area – including kitchen/dining, sofa bed and satellite TV
1 full, smaller bathroom with a sink, shower, and toilet
1 bedroom with twin/single beds
Second Floor
1 master bedroom with dressing area
1 full bathroom with a sink, shower, toilet
Bedding, towels, electricity, wifi are included in the rental rate. Heating is not included.
Additional amenities for our guests include complimentary Internet (Wi-Fi). Our guests can enjoy the large yard for relaxing, playing with their children, and dining at the outdoor table under a gazebo. The views of Castiglion Fiorentino and the surrounding countryside are always with you at this hilltop retreat. There is also a charcoal barbeque on site for guest use.
Three touring bicycles are available to guests who might enjoy a slower paced, albeit challenging, exploration of the nearby country side.
Guests may use the laundry area on the ground floor of the owners’ house, which includes a washing machine. Clothes may be hung on a rack to dry.
The owners live in the main house on the property and are available should you require assistance. We are happy to give you recommendations and help make reservations for local dining. We can also give you advice on what to do or see in the area.
La Tabaccaia is located in southern Tuscany, with easy access to interesting destinations. By car, we are 2.5 hours north of Rome, just over an hour south of Florence, 45 minutes east of Siena, and 40 minutes from Montepulciano, Perugia and numerous other beautiful Tuscan towns. The property is just a few minutes from the Castiglion Fiorentino train station on the Rome – Florence train line.

Keywords: cottage, holiday house, pool


Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Ground floor Bedroom: twin/single Beds (2) First floor Bedroom: Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Crib free of charge, on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 new and comfortable sofa bed in living room (suitable for 1 adult or child )...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Light, Tuscan “welcome dinner” on request, free of charge. There are three touring bicycles, outdoor lounging furniture, outdoor dining table, chairs, and pool toys for guest use...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The house is on a hillside, overlooking olive groves, rural farmland, and the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided:

    One set of linens, towels and swimming pool towels per guest...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Off-street parking directly in front of house for up to 2 vehicles; private property completely fenced....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry area with washing machine at the ground floor of the owner’s house located on the same property. A drying rack for clothes is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Unlimited Wi-Fi, no charge...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles
  • Gazebo:

    Gazebo: dining area with view of Castiglion Fiorentino...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Swimming Pool: 6 x 12 m (18 x 36 ft) ...moreless



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Mid Season
Apr 30 - Jul 1, 2016
3 night min stay
High Season
Jul 2 - Sep 3, 2016
3 night min stay
Mid Season
Sep 4 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Low Season
Oct 1 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 09/22/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

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Speaks: english



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