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Restored Medieval Vilage Fortress With Breathtaking Views And Pool

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Cortona, Arezzo Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Tranquil Idyllic Setting In Close Reach Of Historical Towns Like Cortona And Citta Di Castello

La Chimera sits in a beautiful location overlooking a lush valley. Constructed on a number of ancient medieval terraces, it is a magical stone mansion, on several different levels and features original architecture dating back 600 years. Vaulted ceiling and crested stone fireplace in what was once the village meeting room, a huge Tuscan kitchen, arched entrances, secret places to hide away or explore and lush, wild gardens and grounds leading down to a forest with a view over a small lake - for adventurous hikers.

terence gross
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About terence gross

Film director and writer - we also own yoga studios.

terence gross purchased this house in 2007

Why terence gross chose Cortona

Fell in love with it though it was then mostly a ruin...

What makes this house unique

Magical place. Great local country to explore filled with medieval hill top towns.


Cortona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Master Bathroom - Huge With Stand Alone Bath And Shower bathroom 2 - Shower bathroom 3 - Shower bathroom 4 - Shower bathroom 5 - Toilet And Basin
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - four poster double Bedroom 2 - double Bedroom 3 - twins Bedroom 4 - twins Bedroom 5 - twins Bedroom 6 - single Sitting room/bedroom - single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This Spectacular House Is Secluded And Romantic. It Has A Large Exterior Dining Terrace And Exterior Covered Chill Out Area. Perfect For Groups, Or Families With Grown Up Children. Not Suitable For Small Children. Outside: Dining Terrace, Chill Out Terrace, Pool Terrace, Lower Sun Terrace, Gardens, Small Orchard, Covered Yoga Deck, Courtyard With Olive Tree, Parking, Many Other Secluded Areas To Explore Utility Room: Washing Machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels And Linens Available changed Once A Week Other: SMALL LIBRARY ON LANDING HALL WITH SEATING


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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres


Two Hours To Med And Same To Adriatic Coasts. 40 Minutes To Lake Trasimeno


Perugia Airport 45 Minutes

rome 1.5 Hours By Train(via Cortona) Or 2.5 By Car

florence 1.75 Hours By Car


San Leo Bastia - 3 Kilometres

cortona 24 Kilometres

citta Di Castello 20 Kilometres

perugia 55 Kilometres

Further Details:

Great Local Restaurants And Bars In Cortona. A Must.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $692.43

Booking Notes:
La Chimera Rents From Friday To Friday Throughout The Season To Allow For Guests To Fly In To Perugia As There Is No Saturday Flight. Saturday To Saturday Rentals May Be Considered.
50% Deposit On Booking And 50% 30 Days Before Rental Begins.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.