We recently rented this lovely house in Tuscany. While there were only four of us, there was room for 8. The house had beautiful areas for relaxation and met our needs perfectly. Unfortunately we had rain for several days of our stay and didn't get to enjoy the outside patios and seating areas, but they certainly were inviting. Filippo, the owner, was most gracious and answered my many questions as I prepared to book this property. Would love to stay there again!
My wife and I recently returned from a ten day stay in Cortona - all of them spent in this charming little stone cottage surrounded by olive groves half way up the hill to the town.
The cottage itself could best be described as 'rustic' so if you're looking for a high spec finish and all mod cons this might not be the place for you. We actually loved it and, apart from a few little things, wouldn't do anything to spoil its charm.
The plates and glasses could do with replacing as they've obviously seen better days but that's a small thing and could be done for not much money.
The location was ideal as we used it as a base to take day trips around the hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria. The lovely little pool was a godsend as the weather was scorching for the first five days or so.
Douglas Parish, the owner, is a charming and helpful host being available when you want him and invisible when you don't. Any issues we had were dealt with promptly and efficiently. We'll be back.