Hillside Farmhouse Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Overlooks The Whole Of The Valdichiana Only 15 Minutes From Cortona
- english, french, italian
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!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy: 50% will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled 90 days before arrival.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect For Peace And Quiet
The location of this house is absolutely stunning, surrounded by countryside and it has the most spectacular views over the valley below. Sitting outside to watch the amazing sunsets was a highlight of our visit. The outside areas are where this charming property scores - there are lots of lovely places to sit and relax and the pool area is delightful. The 15 minute drive up the access road is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but we did get used to it in the end. This does mean that you might feel a bit isolated, but Francesca and Eugene are close by and very friendly, so we knew they were on hand in case of any problems and we could ask them for anything we needed. If you love nature, this is definitely the place to be. Beautiful butterflies and cute little lizards are everywhere, bee eaters and swallows skim overhead and we saw two deer and a red squirrel. Just lovely.
We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday !
The Villa was charming and the property owners simply delightful. We would do this again.
An excellent experience.
Rustic charm in beautiful surroundings
If you want to get away from it all, this is the pace to go to. Stunning views from an idyllic setting atop a Tuscan hillside, with a charming house full of character and a wonderful pool to unwind in. We were a family of 5, who comfortably managed to relax and enjoy the peace around the house and the best Tuscany has to offer in hilltop towns (Siena, Cortona, Florence). Thanks to my husband’s steely nerve in negotiating the steep climb every day, we all managed to have a fabulous holiday, Teens included. Thank you to Eugene and Francesca for your warm hospitality.
Very happy you enjoyed your holiday and delighted to meet you!
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.
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