Hillside Farmhouse Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Overlooks The Whole Of The Valdichiana Only 15 Minutes From Cortona
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We are am Anglo-Italian-American couple and have lived in Italy for decades. The house has been in the family since the Sixties and is a greatly loved family home. We continue to make improvements as the years go by both to the gardens amd the house. The pool has been built respecting the natural layout of what was a pond and has spectacular ever-changing views.
Owner purchased this Villa in 1972
Why Owner chose Cortona
Because the private road guarantees peace and quiet, the evenings are cooler than in town and the pool is set in special position . This is a real home from home and rented only in the spring and summer. We are prepared to be flexible when possible to and adapt to your flight dates. We do not request reviews as we value your privacy as much as our own! This is a real Tuscan farmhouse built around 200 years ago surrounded by lots of land.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the amazing ever-changing views and the wildlife, sometimes we are even lucky enough to see the deer and foxes that visit at night! In winter there is snow at times and with the heating full the house is warm and comforting even in a gale. The privacy is wonderful thanks to the private road in spite of Cortona being so close. We are very happy living here, slowly working on always improving the gardens and landscaping other areas while working from home. The pool is lit for hot summer nights and very romantic!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Well kept and magnificent views!
We loved it!
And we greatly enjoyed meeting you! Stay in touch !
A unique and wonderful place
This was an amazing place to, all 5 of us loved it. Stunning views from the top of the hill, lovely and breezy to take away the heat of the day. Francesca and Eugene were great hosts, setting us up, answering all our questions but staying right out of the way too. The drive up and down the hill was great fun, but it was also a very steep track, so just be aware. The area around was of course beautiful; Cortona is a lovely surprise, Montepulciano wasn't far, there's Pienza, Siena was fine, even Florence was an easy day trip.
We had a fantastic holiday, our hosts were brilliant, it's a unique place - I can't recommend it highly enough.
It was lovely having you all here and we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in spite of the heat ! We hope to see you again either here or in the UK!
Genuine Tuscan experience with generous dimensions in and out. Peaceful place, excellent hosts.
My family of 4 enjoyed the peace and quiet of this wonderful location offering magnificent views, memorable walks and access to Cortona. The challenging drive 'up the hill' is worth it!
An ideal location and genuine Tuscan experience for us, especially when sandwiched between stays in the equally stunning San Gimigagno and Florence. Although there is plenty of space inside the house - especially perhaps in the 3 main bedrooms - we especially enjoyed the extensive outside spaces that included a lovely pool area.
Our excellent hosts Francesca and Eugene were interesting, friendly and very helpful.
We like to think we have made some new friends.
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in spite of the hot summer weather! We are still waiting for rain!
It was a great pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you again soon in the UK.
Relaxing and quiet stay
very nice house on top of a hill- good pool and water remained refreshing despite the high air temperatures. Fantastic view. We had a wonderful stay- lots of nice villages/cities/lake to visit in the area.
It was a pleasure to have you up here on the hill!
A splendid holiday house
We have spent 2 weeks at this perfect holiday location. It is absolutely quiet, situated in the middle of nature, and you have a splendid view over the valley.
The house was restored in an authentic Italian way. All necessary comfort is present. The garden is big, and there are a lot of nice locations in the shadow. The nice swimming pool is integrated in the garden in a very natural way.
The access road is not so easy for a fully loaded car. On the other hand: this road is a perfect challenge for mountain bikers !
It was lovely to meet you all and are only sorry it wasn't possible to have you over for drinks!
Paix, nature et vue imprenable dans une maison typique de la Toscane
Cette maison traditionnelle typique de la toscane nous a charmée! Nos hôtes, Eugène et Francesca nous ont attendu malgré notre retard, afin de nous montrer le chemin vers la montagne. La maison est juchée assez haut dans la colline et nécessite une montée plutôt abrubte. Cependant, la montée vaut la peine, car la vue sur le village de Camucia est à couper le souffle et on y retrouve une paix loin de la ville et on s'y retrouve à même la campagne.
Les enfants se sont retrouvés en contact avec la nature, car la maison est entourée de fleurs, d'insectes et d'animaux. (Winston et Leila les chiens de nos hôtes les ont d'ailleurs charmés!)
Pour les repas, trois endroits sont possibles. Les ustensiles y sont en grande quantité: Les nappes et les plats à décorations de Toscanes ont été appréciés.
Enfin, nous avons un seul regret et c'est de n'avoir pas eu assez de temps pour discuter avec nos hôtes qui malgré leur demeure d'à côté ont été tres discrets. Leurs conseils et remarques se sont sont avérés justes et utiles.
Merci pour tout!
It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
Special interest holidays:
A sample of our family-grown olive oil is provided. We are happy to sell you more to take home as a reminder of the Tuscan tastes!
Travel: we provide guests with our private mobile phone number and meet them at the bottom of the hill
Pisa Airport has a rail service to Florence. Perugia Airport is the closest and less than an hour driving away. Florence and Rome airports are over two hours driving time. A car is essential to reach the property. Camucia's main line train station (Rome-Florence-Milan) is 20 minutes away allowing for easy day trips to the area’s most famous towns, Montepulciano, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Florence, Perugia, Assisi.
The famous hill town of Cortona with its summer festivals, concerts and excellent restaurants is 15-20 minutes away. Services, including restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations, are available within a 15 minute drive.
Car hire is essential. The owners reserve the right to use the cottage on the property which has its own garden, pool, parking facilities and terrace.
The property is available together with the small guest tower for a total of 8 guests with prices and availability only on request.
The pool and garden are taken care of twice a week.
Owners reserve the right to use the cottage on the grounds