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PRINCIPESSA 9+3 / 5+2 sleeps, holiday Tuscan villa with private pool near the splendid Cortona



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Sleeps 12, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms


PRIVATE STRUCTURE. A stone parlour, where art and nature unite to form a perfect partnership: Cortona is a magical place with a timeless charm that envelops the visitor with its vibrant atmosphere, suspended between the history and legend of its origins, surprising him each time, with the reddish sunsets over the beautiful landscape that its height can offer and with the numerous works of art and Renaissance buildings, squeezed in among the mighty town walls which barely seem able to contain them all: a veritable outdoor museum which generously allows itself to be explored. In this unique context, just one kilometre from the borgo, stands Principessa, a typical Tuscan farmhouse, clad in stone and characterized by the great care given to the interior details that lend warmth and intimacy to the rooms with exposed stone walls where the wooden ceilings and terracotta floors alternate harmoniously with the decorated majolica tiles in the bathrooms and in the rustic, well-equipped, built-in kitchen. The bedrooms are comfortable, with simple upholstery and furniture and with wrought iron beds and romantic canopies. The hillside location overlooks stupendous scenery, with the enchanting landscape stretching from the garden across the tableland of the Chiana, which spreads out below through geometric expanses of olive groves and straggly green brush. A holiday in this special home, immersed in friendly countryside, is an opportunity to discover the rich artistic and cultural heritage of central Italy. Within easy reach along the scenic roads are all the most important towns of Tuscany - Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino and those of the Chianti territory - as well as those of green Umbria, close to Cortona, such as Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi and many others: it will be an unforgettable experience, especially if accompanied by the delicious pleasures of good traditional Tuscan food and wine.


The property takes full advantage of the hilly terrain, developing along multi-level terraces. The house is on 3 levels, with a private entrance on the lower floor. The ground floor, with the main entrance, consists of a living area with lounge and dining area, connected to the kitchen (which has direct access to the pergola through a French window) and to a small hallway with a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a bathroom with shower. A wooden staircase leads up to the first floor, consisting of a double bedroom (with two additional single beds) with ensuite bathroom with shower. The lower floor, accessible only from the outside, faces the terrace to the side of the main entrance, in front of the pool area. It has two separate entrances through French windows: the first leads into an open-plan living room and kitchenette and from there to a double bedroom (with additional single bed) and to a bathroom with shower; the second opens onto a further double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. In the stone annex, about 60 m from the house, is the laundry room.


The entire property, completely fenced-in and protected by a hedge along the perimeter bordered by dry-stone walls from the driveway, occupies an area of approximately 1.5 hectares. The park around the house is a varied and thriving garden - large well-kept lawn areas with olive trees, cypresses, firs and other native plants. Along the driveway that leads from the gate to the parking area in front of the house, are borders of lavender and other Mediterranean shrubs. A row of hydrangeas frames a low stone wall that bounds the outdoor lounge area in front of the house: a pergola with table and chairs for outdoor dining and a relaxation area with armchairs, coffee table and umbrella. A few metres away from this area is a brick barbecue, next to the annex with the laundry.

Swimming Pool

Open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October, the pool is set in a beautiful panoramic position, in a stupendous corner of the property with a breathtaking view over the Val di Chiana. It is situated on terracing lower than the house, in a discreet location, and is reached along a path that leads to the solarium area, bounded on three sides by an enclosure in stone (inner side) and wood (outer sides). The rectangular pool has a stone border, PVC lining and a ladder for access to the water; it measures 6 x 3 m with a depth varying from 1.20 m to 2 m. It has chlorine purification and an outdoor cold-water shower. The solarium area, paved in stone, is equipped with umbrella, sunbeds and deckchairs and stretches out over a large lawn area with gazebo.

The additional terms are: “The PRICES listed are WEEKLY and do not include: *3,00% Emma Villas commissions (Agency commission + costs for opening file + personal customer assistance service); *tourism tax where applicable (by the Italian Law).

(Emma Villas reminds you that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com)

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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1 holidaymaker review


A beautiful solitude

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location, the sensational views, the peace and quiet, the pool and the location of the pool, the ability to walk to Cortona and the opportunity to "live in Italy".

We were lucky to have a very helpful caretaker, Younes, who made a very positive difference to our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 58 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cortona at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : Camucia at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 exit Valdichiana at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cortona at 13 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia at 166 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Location is an ideal starting point for who wish to have nice daily trip and sightseeing all over South Tuscany and Umbria as well: being the city of Cortona located not far either from the motorway A1 ( exit Valdichiana) and from the freeway Siena-Perugia. Very well known sites like Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Assisi and so on can be reached in less than hour driving as well as the hidden and maybe most beautiful corners of this 2 regions. Big cities like Florence or Rome can be easily reached also by train ( and we suggest to use it in high season to avoid traffic roads) being Cortona served by 2 train railways stations. Above all we are quite sure that you will fall in love with the ancient atmosphere of this beautiful town. All shops and facilities in the big village of Camucia, nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops in Cortona. Supermarket are open also on Sunday morning. From the property the village of Cortona can be reached with a nice walk (1300m).


Perugia 58km, Firenze 131km, Pisa 198km, Roma Fiumicino 237km, Milano Malpensa 471km

Train Station:

Camucia 6km, Terontola 8km


A1 exit Valdichiana 25km

Attractions within 100 km:

Cortona 1,3, Lago Trasimeno 20km, Arezzo 32km, Montepulciano 34km, Pienza 50km, Perugia 50km, San Sepolcro 53km, San Quirico d'Orcia 60km, Gubbio 66km, Montalcino 70km, Assisi 71km, Siena 75km, Todi 90km

Services and shops:

Cortona 1,3km, Camucia 6km


Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 166km

Access road:

Paved up to the entrance


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 700,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • (UNIT 1: 2 with shower; UNIT 2: 1 with shower; UNIT 3: 1 with shower. En-suite bathrooms: 2)


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • (UNIT 1: 1 double, 1 double with 2 additional single beds, 1 single; UNIT 2: 1 double with 1 additional single beds; UNIT 3: 1 double


  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard


  • Self-catering


  • Fenced: Yes Height above sea level: 351 m baby cot mosquito screen in the bedrooms The price includes fully cleaned property equipped with linens utilities (water - gas for kitchen use) internet connection with USB key

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