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Lovely country villa at the foot of the Cortona hills



Updated: 12-Sep-2016
Private villa + pool close to Cortona excellent base for touring Tuscany

Characteristic farmhouse immersed in large private gardens, situated at the foot of the ancient town of Cortona.

The Cortonese hillside, La Fortezza and the ancient wall which encloses the town, dominate the view of the surrounding hillside. Guests have exclusive use of the delightful 12 x 6 swimming pool, with Roman steps, which lies in an extremely panoramic position and from where you can enjoy the view in complete relaxation.

Or you may care to wine and dine to your hearts content in the cool of the shady patio.

This homely villa is of typical Tuscan style with beamed ceiling and Terra cotta floors and has every modern comfort. La Poventa is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 min drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine. From the local train station (4 km) you can take trains to Arezzo Florence, Perugia, Assisi, Rome.

Air conditioning in 3 of the bedrooms.

Please contact us prior booking.

Please note there are extra charges payable on location:

Refundable damage deposit € 500

Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. Charge € 75

Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess € 0.40 per kwh

Air cond. Included in electricity meter reading

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Enthusiast travelers that have made there passion a job.

We love helping people to get there best from their holiday in Italy

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just perfect for our Family holiday and celebration. The owner is just a delight , friendly and helpful.
May 2014
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Thanks for a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We came with our entire family of us with 4 "children" which included one wife and 1 girlfriend.

We had such a fantastic time. The villa is very much as you see in the photos. Old Tuscan charm but clean and with everything you need.

The weather was amazing and it was so good in the heat of the day to sit under the arch for lunch at the big table and then later in the day to eat out under the stars. the lovely sitting area is great when its too hot and their is a covered area by the pool. The pool was fun and everyone made great use of it and especially the diving board. There is table tennis too.

One day we had a problem when the gas cylinder ran out in the middle of us cooking a special birthday dinner. The owner was there in minutes with a new cylinder and all was restored again!

It is very well placed for shops and restaurants and of course to driving up the hill to beautiful Cortona with its fantastic views and amazing restaurants and bars. We also drove around the beautiful Tuscan countryside and visited all the other hill top villages within a 20 miles.

We can hihgly recommend this villa with its beautiful views and its lovely Tuscan charm.

The Turners

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Laura for making our family reunion so memorable.

We had a great time at the villa, the location was exellent. Hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house, garden and pool for big families!

  • 5 of 5

We, a Swedish Group of 8 adults and two children 10 and 3 years old, arrived on schedule and was greeted by the owner of the property - indeed a very warm welcome! The guided tour through the villa, garden and finally the pool made us all very pleased. If you think it looks good on the photos - it is even better in reality. The house was clean and well equipped in all aspects including bed linnen and towels. All appliances worked well and the garden with the large pool really made the week for us all. There was a lot of toys that please both Children. We came by cars and did vist Cortona several times and of course also the other villages nearby. So, to conclude we can really recommend the villa La Poventa. P.S. We should have booked two weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great villa in a lovely neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We are three generations, 3 families spending holiday in La Poventa.

We enjoyed our holidays a lot. The house is sufficient for ten people to live comfortably. The outside area is really charming with the wonderful swimming pool and adorable garden.

The owner of the house was really helpful, when our kid got ill. He helped us with the doctor who spoke no English a lot.

Emiliano, Thank you for your help ang great food we had the chance to eat in your restaurant. Recommend it a lot ( Cortona ).

The property is also very convieniently located if you wish to explore Tuscany and Umbria.

Monika with husband, two kids, parents and her brother's family of four

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming villa with modern bathrooms.

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Villa charming and clean with modern bathrooms. Pool and garden great. All three generations of our family enjoyed the holiday. Fantastic host, nothing was too much trouble.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of space for families

  • 4 of 5

My extended family of 9 stayed at La Poventa. It's a great place for large families with lots of space for everyone. The lovely stone walls kept the place cool despite 35-40C temperatures. The pool and outdoor eating area were fabulous as was the view of Cortona. We watched the sun set and moonrise every night. It is well situated for day trips in the area. A car is necessary. The owner was attentive and available to help with any issues we had. Only one complaint; it could have been a little cleaner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

Authentic Tuscan charm together with a warm welcome.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tavarnelle at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Foiano golf club at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Camucia at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant/Pizzeria at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Grosseto at 120 Kilometres Car: necessary

La venta is just 4km from Cortona and a 5 minute drive away. In Cortona you can take stroll down the ancient streets or wonder through the gardens and Piazzas discovering the many little bars and restaurants offering excellent local cuisine.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
December/ Jan
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/ August
15 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Included in the rental fee:
1 Set of bed and bath linen per week
Electricity consumption up to 300 kwh per week

Extras to be paid in cash on location:
Refundable damage deposit € 500
Final Cleaning € 15 per person Min. charge € 75
Heating €4 per hour
Electricity 300 Kwh per week included - Excess payable at € 0.40 per kwh
Air conditioning included in electricity meter reading
Pool opening dates from 30 Apr to 8 Oct
Arrivals 16.30-19.30 Departures by 10 AM.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 12-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

Excellent position with incredible views of Cortona.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 260 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor: 1 en suite bathroom with tub and hand shower, 1 bathroom with tub and hand shower. First floor: 2 bathrooms with shower.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Ground Floor: 2 twin bedrooms (can be made into doubles) with en-suite bathroom with tub and hand shower. One of the bedrooms has air conditioning. First Floor: 1 double bedroom with view of Cortona, 1 twin bedroom (can be made into double) with air conditioning & view of Cortona, 1 double bedroom with air conditioning, 2 bathrooms with shower.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Arrivals: 17.00 - 19.30 - Departure by 09.30 AM

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