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CHARMING FARMHOUSE in Cortona with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-800 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Max Beds: 10, Min Beds: 10, Double Beds: 5, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 5, Reference: 14960

Location doesn't get much better than this farmhouse in Tuscany, separated into two independent units and rented together. Perfect for two families traveling together, you can share outdoor areas of this Tuscany villa with a pool without crowding each other inside. Get together for a walk into Cortona, which is where the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane takes place as well as the book it's based off of by Frances Mayes, for your morning constitutional followed by fresh pastries and cafe latte—and then explore! We also recommend taking the short drive to Lake Trasimeno, where you can enjoy all sorts of water-based activities in a beautiful setting. Return to the villa in the late afternoon with fresh produce to have an outdoor barbeque that everyone can enjoy for farm holidays in Tuscany.

(10 acres/4 hectares)

This pair of farmhouses is situated in a quiet spot amongst the gently rolling hills of Cortona, only 500 meters from the town center. The houses themselves offer superb views over Valdichiana and the surrounding hills, as far as Lake Trasimeno to the east and Montepulciano to the west. The houses are surrounded by a spacious garden where the sun shines all year, and there is a private swimming pool (14m x 7m, 80cm – 1.4cm deep, Open April to October). A laundry room is located in a separate building within the garden and has a washing machine, drying rack, and iron and ironing board. Beyond that are four hectares of olive groves and woods, perfect for peaceful walks. The owners, farmers and shepherds for four generations, live on the family farm in the Valdichiana, only a few kilometers away, where guests are welcome to taste the farm's products: olive oil, wine, vin santo, pecorino cheese, and more.

(350 m2/ 3,767 ft2)

This vacation rental is made up of two completely restored stone houses, with original wood-beam ceilings and traditional Tuscan terracotta tile floors.

Sorella Una

Ground Floor:The centerpiece of this rustic-style living room is without question the huge, traditional Tuscan fireplace, filling the room with charm and warmth regardless of whether the fire is burning or not. Arranged around it are two couches. On the other side of the room is a dining table for six and a corner kitchen with oven, stove, toaster, electric kettle, microwave, and dishwasher. Two sets of French doors lead outside to the garden. There are two bedrooms. The first has a queen size bed (160 cm), while the second has two twin-beds that can be joined upon request. There are also two bathrooms, each with a shower.

Sorella Due

Ground Floor: There are two bedrooms that each have their own private entrance from the outside or are accessed by an internal wooden staircase of 12 steps from the first floor. The first bedroom has a queen size bed (160 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a tub with handheld shower. The second bedroom has two single beds (90 cm each, which can be connected upon prior request) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

First Floor: At the top of an outdoor staircase, the main entrance is located on this floor. This house has an incredibly warm and inviting living room with a couch, a padded bench, and a dining table for six. The kitchen is in a separate room and contains a large, traditional stove/oven as well as a dishwasher, toaster, electric kettle, microwave, and coffee machine. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed (160 cm) and one bathroom with a tub.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Housekeeping: On request

Please Note:

The two houses cannot be rented independently.

Internet (Wireless): Wireless internet is available at the reception.

Two single beds can be connected to form a double bed upon prior request.

Uncovered parking is available for 3 – 4 cars.

More Details

Property Manager
mail@rentvillas.com
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Amenities

Cortona Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

CHARMING FARMHOUSE in Cortona with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $-800 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

My wife and I have been to Italy more than 20 times, and we have never had a more genuinely Ita...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

My wife and I have been to Italy more than 20 times, and we have never had a more genuinely Italian experience than at this villa.

Enjoyed Most:

The people and the location. The low-mountain view covers sunrise to sunset for miles and miles. The villa property feels very much out in the country, yet just up a short hill and then through a level pedestrian boulevard, one can walk into the amiable old city of Cortona. Best of all, though, was getting to know the villa owners, the Lapo family-- hardworking, fun and wonderfully generous.

Enjoyed Least:

For a group of eight, the kitchen and living room space was a little small.

Surrounding Area:

A not-long drive one way reaches Chianti and the other way the Montepulciano-Montalcino hills. Or go a third way, to Lake Trasimeno and into Umbria. Delights in any direction, particularly for lovers of wine and changing-light scenery.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Cortona is small-town accessible and bigger-town smart, plus immersed in history. We walked there from the villa many times, including at night.

Tips or Restaurants:

In Cortona, an upscale restaurant definitely worth a visit is Teatro. For a first-rate trattoria, we highly recommend Toscano.

Directions:

The directions we received were not to the property, but instead to the office of a local agent in a nearby town. The agent led us by car to the villa.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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5

Wonderful! Beautiful accommodations, awesome scenery, extremely warm and hospitable hosts....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Wonderful! Beautiful accommodations, awesome scenery, extremely warm and hospitable hosts.

Enjoyed Most:

It's beauty and location.

Enjoyed Least:

One can hear dogs barking at night.

Surrounding Area:

It's beauty and history.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Cortona--a twelve to fifteen minute walk

Tips or Restaurants:

Bar 500 for lunch and Nessun Dorma for dinner. Lapo, the owner, puts on a great meal, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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5

We could not have asked for more. Lapo and Paola were so gracious and accommodating. They reall...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We could not have asked for more. Lapo and Paola were so gracious and accommodating. They really created a 'home away from home' for our family.

Enjoyed Most:

The quality of the villas, as a restoration of historic farm buildings, was very well done with quality materials and fittings. We loved the amazing, expansive views and the proximity to town (walking distance).

Enjoyed Least:

Lack of storage for clothing in the bedrooms.

Surrounding Area:

The city of Cortona is a hidden gem; the Celle di S. Francesco was magical. We also liked Castiglione de Lago and other nearby hill towns.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Cortona.

Tips or Restaurants:

Ask Lapo and Paola for their recommendations.

We did and were very pleased.

Directions:

We were escorted by the 'key holder' so it was not a problem.

Once there it was easy to find again.

I highly recommend a GPS for travel in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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5

Exceptional. Wonderful property!...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Exceptional. Wonderful property!

Enjoyed Most:

Peaceful.

Surrounding Area:

Great town, good food, and shopping. Walking distance!

Nearby Events or Locales:

Cortona, yes.

Tips or Restaurants:

Grocery shopping: Coop, excellent produce, cheeses, fresh bread, pasta.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Wonderful....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Wonderful.

Enjoyed Most:

Hosts Lapo, his wife, and daughters were a wonderful bonus.

Directions:

Coordinates are incorrect; we used GPS.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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5

A dream come true....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

A dream come true.

Enjoyed Most:

The wonderful owners.

Enjoyed Least:

The narrow, windy access road.

Surrounding Area:

It was beautiful scenery. The rental is in the center of a fantastic, scenic area.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Cortona. Yes, but after a short but steep uphill.

Tips or Restaurants:

Drive to Camucia and shop at the Coop and eat in.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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