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Luxury Tuscan Holiday Home with Pool, Beautiful Gardens & Views - Fontanella

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

An elegant, 17th Century Tuscan Farmhouse in a glorious location among Tuscan and Umbrian hills, only minutes from the beautiful Etruscan walled town of Cortona. Perfect all year round: walk or cycle in the hills, soak at the Thermal Spa, shop in fresh produce markets, attend open air concerts and opera. Close to Siena, Assisi and the Wine Country. Set in landscaped gardens of roses, poppies, lavender, chestnuts, cypresses, olive groves and sunflower fields. Feel the magic spark at this beautiful 400 year old property into which we breathed new life. Activities for children of all ages. Exquisitely decorated interiors, the utmost attention to detail and furnished with country charm; chestnut beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors, twin and double bedrooms with marble tiled en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, large living rooms with wood burning fireplaces, a reading library, outdoor patios with barbecues for al fresco dining.

Fontanella: Cortona Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 53280ha

Elegance, style, space and comfort in an independent luxury barn, ideal for friends travelling together or a family. 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms with French windows, each with its own marble-tiled bathroom. Large, country kitchen, fully fitted with locally crafted cabinets, granite surfaces, dishwasher & washing machine; interior dining area to seat 12; very large living room with seating for 8 comfortably; 1 large double sofabed; 1 upright piano, reading library, TV, DVD, telephone. The rooms have high wooden-beamed ceilings and all open directly onto a private garden with views of our olive grove. Under the shelter of century old oak trees, the terrace with charming fountain and barbecue offers relaxed dining al fresco. La Fontanella property may also be used for cookery courses, demonstrations and a variety of workshops. The living room can be converted into a small lecture room with video projection facilities, sound system and conference table.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 120 m²
  • Elevator : Bungalow cottage single story

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Large Sofa bed: 1 queen

    in the living room...moreless

  • Individually decorated bedrooms with wood beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and traditional wooden furniture. Cotton linens and towels with blankets and duvets in tasteful fabrics. Need extra bedrooms? Contact us....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Need extra bedrooms? Contact us.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes drying rack provided...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Bungalow cottage single story...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Available at Cortona tennis club...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with 3 other apartments....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Special 5 nights
Jul 27 - Aug 1, 2015
5 night min stay
£175
Late Season
Sep 19 - May 13, 2016
3 night min stay
£175
£1,200
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
£225
£1,495

Additional information about rental rates

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  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Stay tax is already included.


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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Location

45 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Perugia
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
In the village of Pergo
150 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Roma Civitavecchia
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Valdichiana exit A1
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Terontola-Cortona
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 exit Valdichiana
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Loc. del Molino, Montanare, Corte dei Papi Pergo
200 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Abetone
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Castiglione della Pescaia

Car: Recommended

Nearby amenities: In our village of Montanare-Pergo, just 10 minutes walk from the house, there is a delightful cafe with outdoor seating, pizzeria, restaurants, local food-market and post office. Explore the Etruscan walled, medieval hill town of Cortona, a hidden gem perched majestically on the sun-drenched slopes of Monte Egidio. As you walk around this ancient and noble town you cannot help but sense the vibrations of more than 2500 centuries of history. Cortona inspired Francis Mayes to write her best-seller ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. There is a delightful selection of street cafes, restaurants, theatre, markets & shops to enjoy and the town hosts many events during the year:- outdoor concerts, musical & opera (June, July, August); ‘Giostra del Archidado’ (jousting - May);; Antiques' Fair (September); the Diocesan and Etruscan museums are world renowned. Located on the border of both Tuscany and Umbria you can take advantage of both regions.

Other Activities: Culinary events

Property features; Children's activities - see extra page

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Pino (Italian) and Caroline (English) met in Yorkshire, married and have 3 children. For 20 years they have been running walking tours (Caspin Journeys) and managing their rental apartments at Molino di Bordone, historic Tuscan farmhouse and flour mill.

Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
When we stood in the driveway we knew it was right for us. At the time it was still a ruin and had been empty for over 30 years ! But we were drawn by the peacefulness of the place. There were no roads nearby making it safe for the children to play freely.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love the 360 degree views of wooded hills, vineyards, olive groves, lake and stream running through. At the house there is the lovely big swimming pool with loungers and grassy areas for sunbathing and reading. For families with children there are soccer & volley ball nets, a croquet lawn, swings and climbing frame, bikes of various sizes and a trampoline, used not just for jumping but also star gazing at night - we have no light pollution. We are walking distance (1km) from 2 coffee bars, food market, 2 restaurants, pizzeria, beauty salon, hairdressers, hardware store, clothing shop. We are only minutes from the historic town of Cortona and yet immersed in tranquility. you can walk, run or bike for miles and not need to touch the asphalt.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

 

Photos

  • Fontanella

    Fontanella

  • Stalla Rustica, Molinello & Torre Suite

    Stalla Rustica, Molinello & Torre Suite

  • View of the pool

    View of the pool

  • Fontanella living room
has a convertible sofabed

    Fontanella living room has a convertible sofabed

  • Fontanella bedroom 2
twin or dbl possible

    Fontanella bedroom 2 twin or dbl possible

  • Molinello Bedroom
twin or dbl possible

    Molinello Bedroom twin or dbl possible

  • Torre Suite bedroom with sofabed
twin or dbl possible

    Torre Suite bedroom with sofabed twin or dbl possible

  • Stalla Rustica kitchen

    Stalla Rustica kitchen

  • Stalla Rustica living room looking out

    Stalla Rustica living room looking out

  • Stalla Rustica twin room
twin or dbl possible

    Stalla Rustica twin room twin or dbl possible

  • Bathroom w bath & shower

    Bathroom w bath & shower

  • Torre Suite terrace

    Torre Suite terrace

  • Molino di Bordone house & pool

    Molino di Bordone house & pool

  • Cypress lined avenue and Tower

    Cypress lined avenue and Tower

  • Fontanella kitchen & dining

    Fontanella kitchen & dining

  • Fontanella bedroom 1
twin or dbl possible

    Fontanella bedroom 1 twin or dbl possible

  • Molinello kitchen/living 
has a convertible sofabed

    Molinello kitchen/living has a convertible sofabed

  • Torre Suite kitchen

    Torre Suite kitchen

  • Top of the tower

    Top of the tower

  • Stalla Rustica living room 
has a convertible sofabed

    Stalla Rustica living room has a convertible sofabed

  • Stalla Rustica bedroom
twin or dbl possible

    Stalla Rustica bedroom twin or dbl possible

  • Bathroom w shower

    Bathroom w shower

  • Molinello front terrace

    Molinello front terrace

  • Gardens with olive grove

    Gardens with olive grove

£175 - £225 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
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