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

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cortona cottage 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.

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • 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

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

              Theme

              • Luxury
              • Family

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

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

                  General

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

                    Bungalow cottage single story...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Clothes drying rack provided...moreless

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Tennis:

                    Available at Cortona tennis club...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Communal Pool:

                    Shared with 3 other apartments....moreless

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Season
                      Sep 20 - Dec 19, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      £175
                      £1,200
                      Festive Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      £225
                      £1,500
                      Early Season
                      Jan 10 - May 15, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      £175
                      £1,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      £225
                      £1,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

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                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Stay tax is included.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                      Location

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

                      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)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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