6 bedroom/bathroom villa, separate annexe. Heated pool set in beautiful gardens
About Ashleigh Wigley
Il Palazzo di Chiantina has been our family holiday home for 16 years. We have enjoyed many happy holidays with family and friends over many years.
Ashleigh Wigley purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Ashleigh Wigley chose Cortona
Although many properties in the area enjoy spectacular views. Il Palazzo di Chiantina never ceases to impress every first time visitor to the property, it is beautiful with the breathtaking views constantly changing with the varying lights of the day. Stunning!
What makes this Villa unique
We are blessed with the most wonderful local help. Our gardener Vittorio has developed the garden since we took ownership. He is so proud of his piece of paradise and often picks the produce for our guests. Patrizia our housekeeper is his niece, she is so helpful and always tries to be of every assistance possible. All our guests have always given glowing reports of our wonderful custodians. I highly recommend Adriana our local cook who is always happy to shop, prepare and clear away, wonderful lovely rustic lunches. Perfect for a long lunch under the pergola in the heat of the sun! We can organise more formal dinner parties if required too.....
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location. At 750 metres, so views of c 100m to East. Up a 3.5m track/road. Quiet and secluded.
Facilities excellent. 5 very well appointed bed rooms and excellent bathrooms. Be aware that 5th is a bunk room with 4 x beds and one sofa bed. Quite acceptable, but slightly pokey, with two small windows.
Rubbish has to be taken down to the main road, which is a slight bore.
Overall, excellent and very enjoyable.
Have just returned from a wonderful week at this property. We were 3 families with adult children and were accommodated with ease and comfort. The house was even nicer than in the photos! All the bathrooms have been recently updated. They now have a fabulous huge Olive wood table on the terrace that sat 12 people easily. Ashleigh, the owner, was incredibly responsive to our needs helping us arrange dinner and groceries for our arrival and help organise a cook for two dinners when we were there. Definitely have Sara cook for you. Her food was delicious and her service so reasonably priced. You can enjoy the incredible views and some lovely wine without having to drive! The location of the house is incredible with stunning views - although that does require a 4 km drive up a gravel road and then a steep driveway. Took a little getting used to but we were pros by the end! Easy location for visits to Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcina, Cortona etc. We only had a week and there were many places we didn’t get to. If you want to go out for dinner, follow Ashleigh’s recommendation of Calagrana. We had an amazing meal -but you must make a reservation. All in all an amazing week - can’t wait to go back. Thank you Ashleigh for sharing your beautiful house with us!
Thank you Vicky for your kind words, we appreciate it so much! Please come back and visit the house again, there may be some more changes next year to surprise you!!
THANKS , THANKS, THANKS to Ashleigh and youy team...
Everything was EXCELENT
Thank you Roberto! I really appreciate your words, we would love to welcome you back some time.
Straight Out of a Movie!
Our stay at Ashleigh's villa was absolutely lovely. The villa is beautiful...modern amenities and comfort with historic and cozy charm. The home and the grounds were spacious and immaculately clean and well kept. The location of the property is quiet and serene - and the views are breathtaking. Truly some of the best I've seen in the world.
Ashleigh was a wonderful help to us ahead of our visit in making arrangements and connecting us with local resources. She checked in with us during our stay, and her team of groundskeepers, house managers, housekeepers, and cooks took great care of us from the first day to the last - a very professional and very friendly experience the whole way through. Ashleigh even went out of her way to make sure there were some toys for our three year old (who loved them - thanks Ashleigh).
Little touches like a bottle of prosecco to welcome us on arrival and lots of provisions for making fires were greatly appreciated and are the signs of great hosting.
If you're looking for a picture perfect, quiet, peaceful, family-friendly retreat and jumping off point for exploring Tuscany and Umbria - this is the place.
I think the best indicator of how much we loved Ashleigh's villa is that we're already talking about when to go back. A top notch property, a five star experience through and through, and an excellent value.
Thank you Dan for your kind comments, it is very much appreciated. Myself and the team try so hard to make our guests welcome and it leaves such a good feeling when we achieve making your stay a special one. I will share your review with the gang !
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon,
With many thanks again,
We booked this villa for a milestone birthday that included 12 family members spanning 3 generations. The villa is incredibly well appointed with very tasteful décor and attention to detail. It is very spacious with room both inside and out to spread out. We were able to take advantage of the gorgeous outside spaces including the pool.
The grounds are outstanding with truly unbelievable views of the Tuscan valley. The villa is within easy striking distance of many great towns and during our stay we visited Cortona, Montepulciano, Florence, Gubbio, and Orvieto. There are countless others we could have visited had time allowed.
Ashleigh’s communication was outstanding. It is difficult to organize a trip for so many people and as a result I emailed Ashleigh many, many times. She was fabulous! She arranged to have food and beverages at the villa for our arrival and booked a chef for a dinner during our stay. The meal was absolutely fantastic and extremely reasonable. We only wish we had booked for 2 dinners during our stay.
All of us had a memorable holiday and would return without hesitation. Thank you Ashleigh for sharing you beautiful villa with us!
I am so touched by your review and really happy you had a great holiday. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back one day!
The house exceeded all our expectations. Perfect for 3 generations of one family sharing a holiday together.
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ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING YOUR STAY
(Ask for separate files for each activity)
Shopping food before your arrival (eur 50+ costs of food, all to be paid cash on arrival)
Chefs at the Villa (please make a reservation at least 3 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Catered Meals (please make a reservation at least 1day before. Not available on Sat and Tuesday)
Cookery classes, with English translater (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Drivers-Taxi (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Bikes rental (please make a reservation at least 2 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Pilates classes (please make a reservation before arrival)
Yoga classes (please make a reservation before arrival)
Nannies (please make a reservation before arrival)
Wine Tours (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Truffle hunting (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Shopping at Italian designers outlets with personal shopper Lucia (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Mercatale nearest village 6 km
Umbertide nearest town 23 km
Mercatale has banks, butcher, post office, supermarket, florist, bakery, newsagents, trattoria, pizzeria and two bars/coffee shops.
There is a mountain and electric bike shop which has just opened in Liscino Niccone.
Highly recommended is a private boat tour on Lake Trasimeno.
Cookery courses are available at our wonderful local restaurant Calagrana with Albi.
I also have a tour guide who is very versatile and knowledgable in the area and is happy to arrange whatever you would like to see.
There is a local limousine company who arrange tours or alternatively we have a wonderful English speaking taxi driver, Gian Enrico who would be happy to do an informal tour for you.