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Beautifully furnished house set in a luxuriant garden

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Picturesque farmhouse in a pristine landscape

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Lovely old farmhouse in picturesque setting.

The house is furnished in an elegant country style, and has beautiful grounds with many secluded spots to relax with benches and hammocks. There are terraces, including one in front of the main house with a large sun umbrella, which is perfect for al fresco dining. The distinct feature of the house is a large black swimming pool surrounded by olive trees with open views of the unspoilt valley.

The main building has two floors. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, one bathroom and two terraces with garden furniture. On the first floor there is a living room with a large working fireplace, a very well-equipped kitchen with seating for ten people, one double bedroom with a desk area and an en-suite bathroom and dressing room.

The second building, the Wisteria house, has two single bedrooms on two floors and a bathroom. Each room has a separate entrance, and there is a terrace with garden furniture.

The property is set on a hill in a very secluded and quiet location.

The next village, Mercatale di Cortona, has two supermarkets, a very good butcher and baker, two banks with ATM, a pharmacy, a doctor, a trattoria with a tennis court, a newsagent and a florist.

The larger supermarkets, Coop, are situated in Camucia (near Cortona) and Umbertide.

There are street markets in Umbertide on Wednesday, Camucia on Thursday and Cortona on Saturdays.

Many factory outlets (textiles and cashmere, f.i. Prada, Etro, La Perla) within easy reach.

A very good restaurant, Il Teatro, in Cortona, pizzeria 'Bastian Contrario' in Terontola.

You will find a full list of addresses at the house.

The closest train station are Terontola and Chiusi on the main line Milan/Florence/Rome.

More Details

Andreas and Vanna Wittenburg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Andreas and Vanna Wittenburg

A cosmopolitan couple wit a passion for collecting antiques and curiosand a great love of nature and gardens.

Andreas and Vanna Wittenburg purchased this house in 1975

Why Andreas and Vanna Wittenburg chose Cortona area

We bought the house when we were quite young and, after restoring it, we kept adding our finds from antiques markets, travel memories... We have been building up the garden for many years and it has now reached a mature, luxuriant stage. It is a very personal and interesting property.

What makes this house unique

After visiting several properties in the region, we were instantly taken by this house, its strong architecture, the beauty of the pristine landscape, quite open and sunny, stunning even in the winter light.


Cortona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Salle de bains 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
  • Pretty, functional bathrooms, elegant linen.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Chambre 1 - 1 double
    Chambre 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Chambre 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Chambre 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Very comfortable bedrooms, new mattresses and pillows, beautiful bedlinen, good bedside lighting.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Very well-equipped garden and swimming-pool.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Beautifully furnished house set in a luxuriant garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

un jardin pas comme les autres

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines mémorables dans ce magnifique endroit qu'est Ombrian Garden. Cette maison, et ses jardins, pleine d'histoire, de souvenirs et très joliement décorée sont un délice pour passer des vacances au calme et dans un cadre idyllique. Lectures, piscine et jeux dans les jardins pour les enfants ainsi que pour les grands.

Visite de l'Ombrie : Assise, Gubbio, Perugia etc... mais aussi un accès à la Toscane et la charmante ville de Cortona.

La maison est très bien équipée et fonctionnelle. La dépendance accueillera sans problème un couple d'amis avec deux enfants.

Si nous pouvons, nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cortona House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $216

Moitie du prix de la location payable à la réservation, le solde un mois avant le début de la location.
Half the rental price at the time of booking, the remainder one month before the beginning of the rental

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.
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Pise, Florence, Bologne, Rome
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Kilometres
Mercatale di Cortona
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Kilometres
Mercatale di Cortona
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Mer tirrenienne et adriatique
Car: necessary


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