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Luxury Tuscan Villa(Cortona) with pool, air conditioning,wonderful views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa with two wings, each 4 ensuite bedrooms,artisan kitchens, olive grove

Casa Settema is a luxury, south facing villa divided into the TWO separate wings Casa dell'Ovest and Casale dell’Est. Our villa Casale dell ‘Est is a self catering villa for 8 people.The villa is part of an exclusive, recently converted using traditional materials, gated farm complex, Il Pino. Approached along a cypress lined driveway, the hilltop views across the Val di Chiana are stunning with uninterrupted views from the pergolas and the private swimming pool has views to the south, west or east.

The house as a whole has often been rented often by families catering for three generations with the downstairs ensuite bedroom and three ensuite bedrooms upstairs.

The whole house has air conditioning and wifi.

The wings can also rented independently for groups up to eight with each one benefitting from separate private parking areas, private garden and patio areas with covered pergolas, totally separate entrances.There are four en suite bedrooms in each wing. The beautifully hand crafted fitted kitchens have dishwasher, large fridge freezers , oven and hob and granite worktops. The separate dining area seats eight and the comfortable leather sofas plus antique chairs are arranged around the fireplace for relaxing in the living room.

Each house is beautifully furnished from local artisans.Casale dell'Est has a vine covered pergola for alfresco dining too with another pergola sitting area further down the garden. Both have BBQs. The attractive swimming pool has an outdoor shower and a toilet in the pool room.There are sixteen sun loungers and eight umbrellas.

Although away from it all there are numerous tourist attractions nearby or easily accessed by car or by train,Terontola station 10 min.The villa is ideally placed for visiting the Southern part of Tuscany, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Montepulciano or day trips to Florence, Rome, San Gimignano, Assisi, Montalcino.

Cortona our nearest hilltown famous as an Etruscan settlement. Numerous amazing restaurants and individual shops. An wonderful example of a hill town.

Florence is a wonderful day trip on the train only 1 hour 15minutes. Day trips to Rome are also possible by fast trains.

ORGANISED TOURS AND ACTIVITIES: Prebooked tours and activities: The following tours and activities can be arranged, if you wish to prebook please ask for details. -Cooking course arranged at the house -Cycling day -Boat trips on Lake Trasimeno -Wine tasting -Ceramics and olive oil tour -Guided Tours to : Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Montalcino, Bevagna and Montefalco Val D'Orcia .

More Details

Rod Hogarth
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Rod Hogarth

My name is Jenny Taylor and I coordinate the bookings.

Peter and I live in Anglesey, North Wales

Peter and I own Casa dell'Ovest and Rod and Jo (our friends) own Casale dell'Est.

Rod and Jo live in Cheshire.

The picture is of my two daughters, my eldest grandchild with Peter and myself in the centre enjoying a BBQ in July 2015.

Rod Hogarth purchased this villa in 2009

Why Rod Hogarth chose Cortona

We purchased Casa dell' Ovest and Casale dell'Est with our friends Rod and Jo Hogarth when Il Pino was first developed.

We chose our plot for the house south facing with wonderful views of rolling countryside. We decided rather than share the whole house we would divide the property into two, thus having a west and east wing.

It is wonderful seeing your house being built, making all the decisions.

We each have our own gardens, patios and entrances. The interiors are very similar but not exact copies. We had fun choosing furniture sometimes buying the same items such as the sofas and dining tables, but also making each our own home.

Cortona is a wonderful hill-town and we love that we can visit so many interesting places easily and we are still discovering new restaurants after all these years, plus revisiting our favourites.

What makes this villa unique

We all love Tuscany the scenery, the food, the friendly people we meet and the alfresco lifestyle.

We have found sharing very useful, we can go together both families or use both wings for special gatherings for each family. We also go several times just to our own house and find meeting new people by the pool interesting but not intrusive.

We love to share the seasonal fruit in the orchard near the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes thanks we had a briliant holiday at Casa dell'Ouest, a

lovely house and pool, brillant views, we were met at the

arranged time and the property was clean,would recommend

it to anybody,Kerry especially enjoyed your bookshelves
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent to bedroom4
  • All bathrooms have classic white fixtures and fittings with white tiles, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , groundfloor, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
  • The three bedrooms upstairs are all ensuite,the rooms are fitted with traditional Italian hand made solid wood furniture with plenty of storage space and dressing space, a travel cot and high chair are available.All rooms have airconditioning and also internal wooden shutters for blocking out daylight and insect screens to allow the windows to be opened for ventilation if prefered. The downstairs bedroom has two single beds and the shower room just next door. A door leads from the bedroom directly onto the terrace at the back of the house where there is another table and chairs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Pool towels are provided. Maid service available on request. In house catering available on request. Airport pickup available on request. Wine tours or cookery lessons can be arranged.


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Luxury Tuscan Villa(Cortona) with pool, air conditioning,wonderful views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Lovely house and pool. Everything you need is thought of. Well kept by kind and efficient management

  • 5 of 5

Despite being a reasonably new building, the clever design and re-use of older materials give it a real charm of its own. There are some lovely pieces of furniture and a wealth of books - something for everyone! Air conditioning in all the rooms made every night comfortable. The kitchen has everything you could need to cater for a family, even down to a pod coffee machine which we thoroughly enjoyed!

It is quite a remote location, which makes it very peaceful and the views are glorious. A supermarket is only a 10min drive away.

The outdoor seating is just lovely. There is a dining table under a vine canopy, and comfortable chairs also which look out on the gorgeous Tuscan hills.

The pool is the perfect size for a family or two and sharing it with the residents in the house next door was no trouble whatsoever.

We had a problem with the hot water when we arrived but Stefano was on to it immediately and it was fixed by the Monday morning - very impressive!

We loved it here and would definitely consider coming back and recommending it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa dell'Ovest and we appreciate your patience with the boiler needing a replacement part. We would love to welcome you back again and also welcome your friends.
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Spacious, gorgeous and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

8 of us had a great time in the Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at Casa dell'Ovest. A stunning home set in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside, comfortable & homely with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The pool area is great & the fact that it's separated from the house by the garden is an added bonus with 2 young children. We enjoyed exploring the area with trips to Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona & the lake all in easy reach. A great family holiday & we very much hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are delighted that you and your family had a relaxing holiday and you enjoyed staying in our house. We do hope you will return.
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Lovely Tuscan Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Il Pino Casa Dell'Ovest for a sunny week in August 16. We had a fantastic week. Lazy days by the pool, delicious Italian food, visited the local hill towns such as Cortona and Fioano. Our two kids (6 and 8) loved the pool, just the right size for them to be gain confidence. Accommodation is just right, with a big master suite, all en-suite rooms and fantastic outdoor dining area and my favourite, the large private outdoor comfy sofas. Highly recommend. Bale Family from Cheshire.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all enjoyed your holiday at Casa dell'Ovest this summer and look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Fantastic food, culture and landscape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa dell'Ovest for a week in May 2016 and had an absolutely wonderful time. The house and pool are immaculate and very well-equipped, both inside and out. Great places to sit and enjoy the stunning views in sun or shade. We enjoyed grocery shopping in Foiano, an archery competition in Cortona and a flower festival in Pienza. Siena was the icing on the cake. The frescos of good and bad governance were great and we had an absolutely delicious lunch. We did a very good cookery course (organized through the owners) locally. The house is ideally located to explore the wonderful food, culture and landscape of Tuscany. We had spent 3 nights in Venice before arriving and definitely plan to return to explore more!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely comments and also sharing the many activities available in the area. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Relax and beauty. A really great place.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Casa dell'Ovest in July during the hot summer. I am pleased you were able to relax by the pool and enjoyed the views of the rolling countryside. We would love you to return.
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Canta Napoli
A great fish restaurant in Camucia.
Osteria del Teatro
My favourite restaurant for a special occassion.
Tattoria Dardano Cortona
Good budget restaurant in Cortona, recommended in The Rough Guide.
Lago Trasimeno
Take the ferry to the islands, see the timetable in Casa dell'Ovest for ferries. Enjoy the b...
Valdichiana Outlet Village
A large outlet centre with shops, restaurants and a play area for the children.Only 5 minute...
A day trip to Florence by train from nearby Terontola station.
Historic Centre of Siena
Only 40 minutes to the historic centre of Siena and the Campo where the Palio is held on 2nd...
Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro
For a really good wine tasting on our doorstep. D'Alessandro is only 10 minutes from Casa de...
Città della Domenica
A mix between a game reserve and an Italian theme park with gardens and play areas for child...
Casa dell'Ovest is ideally situated for touring the many hill towns and Montepulciano is a m...
La Lodola
Be prepared for something different and locally sourced ingredients for your meal here. The ...
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
PERUGIA, Florence, Pisa & Rome
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Cortona, Terontola
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Bettolle/Val di Chiana
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

The villa situated in Southern Tuscany is perfect for visiting all the beautiful Renaissance hilltowns of Cortona, Arezzo,Siena, Perugia, Lucignano,Pienza, Montepulciano within 30 to 45 minutes drive.Assisi is just over an hour. Daytrips to Florence and Rome are possible by rail from the nearby station of Terontola. Lake Trasimeno with boat trips and water sports and walking in the Val D'Orcia are both within a 20 minute drive. The Etruscan hilltown of Cortona,with artworks, museums, unique shops and first class restaurants is only 15 minutes by car. For the more serious shopper the Val di Chiana Outlet Village is easily accessible by car.The area is in/adjacent to one of the top three wine areas of Italy, Brunello at Montalcino and nearer vineyards to visit in the Montepulciano region.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rental rates are the same for each wing. A payment of 30% of the holiday cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable 2 months before the holiday start date. A security deposit of 350 Euros is payable on arrival at the start of the holiday. The security deposit will be returned once the house has been checked and the keys returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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