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

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Jasmina: Cortona Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 65675ha

Stylishly decorated and furnished in shades of taupe and cream. On the ground floor there is a lovely triple aspect living room with fireplace, terracotta tiled floor and original chestnut beams. LCD TV/DVD, Freeview, WiFi. The kitchen/dining room has Italian marble worktops and ceramic double sink. Lovely antique table. Appliances include Bosch dishwasher and washing machine and a large Koning fridge/freezer. Upstairs there is a large double aspect bedroom with queen sized four poster bed complete with cream viole drapes. Adjacent is its own separate bathroom featuring mosaic tiling and twin Italian marble basins. Additional twin bedroom with lovely wrought iron beds which can be made up as a double. There is an en-suite shower room. To the front of Jasmina is a listed brick capana for al fresco dining and there is also a further shaded area with table and chairs in the garden for Jasmina guests. External utility room with washbasin and wc.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 110 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 1 has recently being totally refitted. The walls are predominantly cream mosaic tiles. There are two Italian marble basins on a marble top which is supported on a chestnut frame. Other fittings all in chrome....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

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

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

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

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • Barbecue
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Patio
          • Terrace

          Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool

              Property Descriptor

                  • Semi-Detached
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low
                  Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £875

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  High
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,250
                  Low
                  Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £875
                  Mid
                  Apr 4 - Apr 17, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,050
                  Low
                  Apr 18 - May 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £875
                  Mid
                  May 2 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,050
                  High
                  Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,250
                  Mid
                  Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £1,050
                  Low
                  Sep 26 - Dec 18, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £875

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Please note we charge a fully refundable breakages deposit of £200 for Jasmina.

                  The rent includes; bed linen and bath towels, electricity, 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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                  Last updated: 10/21/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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

                  • Jasmina four-poster double bedroom

                    Jasmina four-poster double bedroom

                  • 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 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

                  • 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)

                  • 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

                  £875 - £1,250 per week (GBP)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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