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Beautiful 16th Century Farmhouse with Large Pool, Near Cortona,Tuscany - Rosa

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Last updated: 06/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cortona farmhouse description

Our beautifully restored C16th Tuscan farmhouse, called Violina, is set in peaceful countryside with lovely views towards Cortona and the Tuscan hills. Violina is divided vertically into two private self-contained houses called Rosa and Jasmina. Rosa sleeps 4-8 people having two en-suite double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Jasmina sleeps up to 4 people with a double bedroom and bathroom plus a twin room with en-suite. They can be rented together or seperately. Violina is exclusively situated in 13 acres of private land which consists of a small pine copse, 150 olive trees and 1 acre of private landscaped gardens.

Situated behind the house in the middle of the gardens is a 14m x 7m saline swimming pool (open May - end September) shared by Rosa and Jasmina guests. Features include Roman steps, travertine marble and antique brick patio. A large pergola and umbrellas provide shade whilst all outdoor furniture is of high quality. Rosa and Jasmina have their own outdoor eating areas.

Both Rosa and Jasmina have been furnished with high quality comfortable beds. When people are on holiday we believe a good night's sleep is an essential part of the experience! Comfy sofa's in spacious living rooms with access to tv, internet and books provides a relaxing indoor space.

Violina is ideally situated for visiting the wonderful regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Perhaps most importantly the house is less than 15 minutes drive from Cortona, the Etruscan town whose origins are older than Rome. Although a small town it is perfectly formed! Aside from its great architecture and historic importance the town is blessed with wonderful restaurants, gelateria's, coffee bars etc. The monasteries and churches are marvelous, the museums excellent and the festivals which take place throughout the year are great fun. Its close proximity means you can easily visit on a daily basis but if one evening it feels too far why not head to Casa di Francesca, one of the best restaurant's in the area, and only 10 minutes walk from Violina.

For those seeking to explore further afield access to a major trunk road is an easy 5 minute drive. From there within 30-60 minutes are Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Sienna and Orvietto to name a few. San Gimignano and Volterra are only a little further. Also of great convenience is the local railway station which is 5 minutes from the house. Here express trains can be boarded to Florence or Rome, enabling a day's visit.

Lago Trasimeno, the 4th largest lake in Italy, is 10 minutes away, where boat trips, wind-surfing, and child friendly beaches are found. Bike hire and trekking are just two ways with which to explore around the lake.

Violina is next to La Strada del Vino, the wine route which links Cortona with Montepulciano. Wine tasting nearby can be arranged at La Braccesca, Avignonesi or Poliziano and many others.

Outside of the high season Rosa is available for smaller parties of 4+ people, at our discretion. Please contact us for a quote.

Rosa: Cortona Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 65675ha

Large living room with feature arch and fireplace. The room is beautifully furnished with contemporary sofas and stylish furniture. TV/DVD, Freeview, WiFi. The well equipped kitchen is stunning with large beams and island work station. All worktops are marble with ceramic double sink. Appliances Bosch dishwasher, SMEG fridge/freezer and double oven range cooker. Oak farmhouse table extends to seat 12. Second fridge/freezer and washing machine in utility room. Upstairs large reading room with stone fireplace and comfy sofa. Off this room is a queen sized double bedroom with en-suite shower room and walk in closet. In addition two twin bedrooms with shared bathroom featuring mosaic tiles and marble basin. Either twin can be made as a double if required. The fourth bedroom, situated on the ground floor, has a beautiful queen sized Lombok bed, closet area and bathroom with twin basins. Rosa is a large house and can comfortably accommodate 8. Outside large pergola for al fresco dining.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 220 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The downstairs has good accessibility for wheelchairs with double doors and no steps between the living room, kitchen / dining area and downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom. However please note there are no specific items of equipment for frail or disabled guests such as bath lifts or grab rails in the bathroom....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games For Kids
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Video Game Console
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

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

                      General

                      • Living Room
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace

                      Kitchen

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

                      Outside

                      • Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool

                          property descriptor

                              • Semi-Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: £
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Low
                              Mar 1 - May 2, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,750
                              Mid
                              May 3 - Jun 27, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              £2,100
                              High
                              Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              £2,500
                              Mid
                              Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              £2,100
                              Low
                              Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,750

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              NB: AT OUR DISCRETION ROSA CAN BE HIRED IN THE LOW AND MID SEASON BY SMALLER GROUPS. THE RATE FOR 1-4 PEOPLE IS APPROX 70% FULL PRICE AND FOR 5-6 PEOPLE THE RATE IS APPROX 85% FULL PRICE. eg; the price for 4 people staying in low season is £1225 and in mid season £1470. For 5 or 6 people staying in low season the price is £ 1500 and in mid season £1785. So in June you and 5 friends could be enjoying Rosa in the Italian sunshine for £42.50 per person per night! Please note we charge a fully refundable breakages deposit of £300 for Rosa. The rent includes; bed linen and bath towels, utilities, firewood, internet connection, first/final clean. The swimming pool is open May-September. Pool towels are not provided and must be supplied by guests.

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                              Location

                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Perugia, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Bologna
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Terontola
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Siena - Perugia autostrade (Pietraia)
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Lake Trasimeno
                              3 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Terontola
                              40 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Golf Club Perugia
                              1 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Ferretto

                              Car: Necessary

                              Violina is located less than 10 minutes away from Italy's 4th largest lake, Trasimeno, which provides the scene of Hannibals great victory in 217 BC over the troops of Roman consul Flaminius. The house, in its own landscaped gardens within a rural setting, enjoys views toward the Tuscan-Umbrian hills and the

                              historic Etruscan town of Cortona. Montepulciano is less than 30 minutes drive away.

                              Golf: The Golf Club Perugia course is set in gently undulating parkland north of Lake Trasimeno. It is a Par 72 - SSS 70 - 6,272 yards in length, partly dating from the 1950's and redesigned by the Architect Davide Mezzacane and increased to 18 holes in the early '90's. The holes are not exceptionally long, but the rich vegetation, and mature trees lining many fairways call for precision, particularly with the drive, and on the fast, undulating greens.There is an excellent practice ground with open and covered bays, two chipping greens and a practice putting green. Two resident professionals are in attendance. There are also 3 separate par 3 holes.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: Our love affair with Italy began in the 1990's and continues to grow. Now that we have both retired from our respective careers we have been able to enjoy more of our time in this beautiful country, getting to know its people, culture, history and many delights.

                              Why the Owner Chose Cortona:
                              It took over 5 years of searching before we identified and bought Violina for our home in Italy. We think the house is beautiful; a mix of brick and stone that has developed over the centuries. Podere Violina has been on the local maps for over 500 years and is classed as a building of historic artistic value; the equivalent of a listed building in the UK.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                              The restoration work of Violina is complete and so today it offers peaceful and extremely comfortable accommodation for those seeking time out in Tuscany and neighbouring Umbria. Whilst it is sometimes difficult to pull oneself away from the house its close proximity to Cortona is always a draw. Without doubt Cortona is a very special place and is a key reason why we purchased Violina. The restoration is complete but the project is not. Each year we aim to undertake one or two projects to continue to improve the house and grounds (over and above general maintenance / redecorating etc). The works have just been completed for the formation of a new olive grove in the grounds where a further 50 trees will be planted in spring 2013. Our 'guestbook' in Rosa and Jasmina is always open and we welcome further suggestions on how to improve the house from all our guests and to whom we say a big thank-you for all those who have supported us thus far.


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Front aspect of Rosa (sleeps 8)

                                Front aspect of Rosa (sleeps 8)

                              • The kitchen in Rosa

                                The kitchen in Rosa

                              • Front view of Jasmina (sleeps 4)

                                Front view of Jasmina (sleeps 4)

                              • Jasmina living room and fireplace

                                Jasmina living room and fireplace

                              • Jasmina bathroom

                                Jasmina bathroom

                              • Upstairs queen size double in Rosa with ensuite.

                                Upstairs queen size double in Rosa with ensuite.

                              • Shade sail area of Jasmina

                                Shade sail area of Jasmina

                              • Landscaped gardens

                                Landscaped gardens

                              • Part of the landscaped garden's at Violina

                                Part of the landscaped garden's at Violina

                              • Autumn sunshine on Rosa downstairs double bedroom

                                Autumn sunshine on Rosa downstairs double bedroom

                              • Rosa and Jasmina share a very large 14m x 7m pool

                                Rosa and Jasmina share a very large 14m x 7m pool

                              • Cortona is a real jewel in Tuscany's crown

                                Cortona is a real jewel in Tuscany's crown

                              • Aspect of Rosa's living room

                                Aspect of Rosa's living room

                              • Downstairs queen sized double in Rosa

                                Downstairs queen sized double in Rosa

                              • Jasmina four-poster double bedroom

                                Jasmina four-poster double bedroom

                              • The kitchen in Jasmina

                                The kitchen in Jasmina

                              • Twin bedroom in Jasmina can be made up as a double

                                Twin bedroom in Jasmina can be made up as a double

                              • Twin bedroom in Rosa - can be prepared as a double

                                Twin bedroom in Rosa - can be prepared as a double

                              • View of Rosa and Jasmina from the pool patio

                                View of Rosa and Jasmina from the pool patio

                              • View of pool and gardens with Tuscan hills beyond

                                View of pool and gardens with Tuscan hills beyond

                              • Landscaped gardens and large swimming pool

                                Landscaped gardens and large swimming pool

                              • Old capanna in front of Violina

                                Old capanna in front of Violina

                              • Sights of Tuscany & Umbria very accessible by car

                                Sights of Tuscany & Umbria very accessible by car

                              • Violina is near Lake Trasimeno National Park

                                Violina is near Lake Trasimeno National Park

                              £1,750 - £2,500 per week (GBP)
                              12

                              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

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