2 Unite Private Villa in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Property Within Easy Day Trips To Many Historic Italian Cities
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About Laura Bayntun-Coward
Swiss citizen grown up in Europe. I live and work with my family in the UK. I lived at "Le Volpaie" and loved this property since 1970 and I would like it to be used and enjoyed by other families.
Why Laura Bayntun-Coward chose Cortona
Bought in 1970 by my parents. It is a 400 year old farm house close to Cortona and other beautiful Tuscan/Umbrian cities to make it worth visiting all year round. One can either get away from it all and enjoy peace and tranquility of the hills, or use it as a base to visit many famous Italian cities, including Florence, Rome, Siena, Assisi, Perugia. It is within easy access of local roads, 15 minutes from train station on the main Rome to Florence line, and 20 minutes from main Rome to Florence motorway.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
2 unites villa with enchanting views and absolute privacy as it is the last house up the hill. There is no light pollution so that star gazing is a wonderful past time!! It is 6km from Cortona, a famous Etruscan hill town, with many artistic and historical attractions. The closest shops are within a mile, as well as some very good restaurants. The property is set within over 80 acres of hills and woodland and is the last property on the road so there is no passing traffic. There is a 12m swimming pool with beautiful views over Cortona. The living space is large and comfortable. Very much a home that has been loved and looked after over the last 44 years.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please do not smoke upstairs.
There is no fence around the swimming pool!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a beautiful opportunity to connect with the Tuscan countryside!
This wonderfully appointed house is a short drive to several hilltop towns with history reaching back to the Eutruscans. The local good and wine are outstanding and the views of the lake and valley make this a perfect spot to bring people together.
Great location, privacy, and relatively close to interesting places to go
Great location, privacy, and relatively close to interesting places to go. And there is lots of living space and the decor is personalised and there are lots of books and games to entertain as well as a beautiful pool.
Un petit paradis....
Excellent séjour dans cette demeure aux charmes de l'ancien mais très bien équipée. Les propriétaires ont pensé à beaucoup de petits détails qui rende le lieu très accueillant: petite épicerie dans la cuisine, linge de maison, produits ménagers...La piscine est très agréable et bien entretenue. Jardin magnifique, vue sur la colline de Cortona où se couche le soleil.
30 minutes from Lake Trasimeno, Italy's 4th largest lake. sandy beaches, with boating and pedalo facilities and restaurants and bars.
We fly into Pisa airport which is small and manageable, but Rome is often more accessible for other cities. Train services are regular and an efficient way to travel (and cheap) to Cortona, and the journey takes approximately 2.30 to 3 hours from either airport to the Cortona/Camucia station. Car Hire is definitely recommended.
Pergo, our nearest village is 2km away.
Cortona is 6km away.
We are 1.30 hours from Florence and just under 2 hours from Rome.
Siena is 50 minute drive
We do most of our food shopping locally in the Simply Market, which is on the main road about a mile away. It has a superb deli, butcher's counter, freshly baked goods and is open every day except Sunday. Opposite, you will find a decent coffee bar which sells English newspapers and great ice cream. There is also a fast-food pizza place if you have really hungry children who can not wait for the restaurants to open at 7pm. There are many good restaurants in the area- venues range from pizzeria, to Trattorias, to fancy cuisine at the Villa Piazzano just down the road.
Market days are Saturday in Cortona and Thursdays in Camucia. Camucia has the bigger market, but both will offer pork roasts called Porchetta, along with other local food delicacies and, if you like rummaging around, you can sometimes find some very cheap designer pieces in the clothes stalls. Camucia has a wonderful coffee bar called Vanellis, down the main road to the train station, where you can buy great pastries for breakfast.
Cortona has a new museum on early Etruscan findings in the area and is well worth a visit, and Fra Angelico's famous frescoes are found exhibited in the Dioclesian museum. The Church of Santa Margheritta exhibits the mummified body of St Margheritta in a glass coffin upon the altar which is rather fascinating if a little macabre. A special place for us has always been “Le Celle”, a working monastery situated just 3 miles above the walls of Cortona. St. Francis' cell is here - he helped to build it in the early 1200s and spent much time visiting and praying in the place.
Lago Trasimeno, the 4th largest lake in Italy is just over the hill from “Le Volpaie” and 20 minutes drive. It is famous for its battle fought there in 217 BC between the legions of Flaminius and Hannibal's troops. It is also a fun place to take the kids for a day of swimming and boating.
The Mix Festival is a special cultural week which takes place in Cortona the first week in August.