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Beautiful Restored Farmhouse With Unique Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Hillside Farmhouse Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Overlooks The Whole Of The Valdichiana Only 15 Minutes From Cortona

The house is a beautiful small restored traditional Tuscan farmhouse with 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom (all with original beams and floors) and 2 bathrooms. If you wish to rent the guest tower as well it sleeps two people amd has its own bathroom. The house and pool have spectacular views of the whole Val di Chiana and thanks to its position and with 60 acres of land privacy is guaranteed. The house is full of books you are welcome to borrow during your stay. The famous town of Cortona with its summer festivals, concerts and excellent restaurants is 15 minutes away. Supermarkets and a petrol station are available within a 15 minute radius. Camucia’s railway station (Rome-Florence-Milan) is 20 minutes away allowing for easy day trips to the area’s most famous towns - Montepulciano, Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Florence, Perugia, Assisi. The private access road is very well maintained and steeper parts are all paved. This is the perfect location for privacy, peace and quiet, as well as wonderful views, while not at all far from the many spectacular medieval towns in the area.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About The Owner

We are am Anglo-Italian-American couple and have lived in Italy for decades. The house has been in the family since the Sixties and is a greatly loved family home. We continue to make improvements as the years go by both to the gardens amd the house. The pool has been built respecting the natural layout of what was a pond and has spectacular ever-changing views.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1972

Why The Owner chose Cortona area

Because the private road guarantees peace and quiet, the evenings are cooler than in town and the pool is set in special position . This is a real home from home and rented only in the spring and summer. We are prepared to be flexible when possible to and adapt to your flight dates. We do not request reviews as we value your privacy as much as our own! This is a real Tuscan farmhouse built around 200 years ago surrounded by lots of land.

What makes this villa unique

We love the amazing ever-changing views and the wildlife, sometimes we are even lucky enough to see the deer and foxes that visit at night! In winter there is snow at times and with the heating full the house is warm and comforting even in a gale. The privacy is wonderful thanks to the private road in spite of Cortona being so close. We are very happy living here, slowly working on always improving the gardens and landscaping other areas while working from home. The pool is lit for hot summer nights and very romantic!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Tower bathroom
  • Two bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower, the other with shower. The tower bathroom has a shower etc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)or 8 with tower Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with queen-size bed. The tower has one small double bed and its own bathroom. For price please contact us All bedrooms have a view over the valley and mosquito nets. The tower (price on request) has a double bedroom and its own bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The house has wireless internet broadband. Outside: The house and pool are set in 60 acres of woodland with a one kilometre-long private driveway that starts 1 km from the main road and is paved where it is a little steep. The terraced areas surrounding the house and pool are filled with roses, honeysuckle, lavender, dog-rose, Spanish broom and oak trees while the rest of the property is wild. There are beautiful old wrought iron tables and chairs for meals and a barbecue. The pool overlooking the entire valley is large, surrounded by a terrace built in local stone and equipped with six sun-beds and a sun-heated shower. The tower has a double bed upstairs and bathroom downstairs as well as a large terrace Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, pool towels and bed linen included. Cleaning lady available for an additional charge on request. Other: The house has many private and shaded garden areas and there is a beautiful large terrace with a wrought iron table and chairs for dining 'al fresco'. The pool overlooks the entire valley and is lit for use in the evening.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


A splendid holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We have spent 2 weeks at this perfect holiday location. It is absolutely quiet, situated in the middle of nature, and you have a splendid view over the valley.

The house was restored in an authentic Italian way. All necessary comfort is present. The garden is big, and there are a lot of nice locations in the shadow. The nice swimming pool is integrated in the garden in a very natural way.

The access road is not so easy for a fully loaded car. On the other hand: this road is a perfect challenge for mountain bikers !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all and are only sorry it wasn't possible to have you over for drinks!
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Paix, nature et vue imprenable dans une maison typique de la Toscane

  • 5 of 5

Cette maison traditionnelle typique de la toscane nous a charmée! Nos hôtes, Eugène et Francesca nous ont attendu malgré notre retard, afin de nous montrer le chemin vers la montagne. La maison est juchée assez haut dans la colline et nécessite une montée plutôt abrubte. Cependant, la montée vaut la peine, car la vue sur le village de Camucia est à couper le souffle et on y retrouve une paix loin de la ville et on s'y retrouve à même la campagne.

Les enfants se sont retrouvés en contact avec la nature, car la maison est entourée de fleurs, d'insectes et d'animaux. (Winston et Leila les chiens de nos hôtes les ont d'ailleurs charmés!)

Pour les repas, trois endroits sont possibles. Les ustensiles y sont en grande quantité: Les nappes et les plats à décorations de Toscanes ont été appréciés.

Enfin, nous avons un seul regret et c'est de n'avoir pas eu assez de temps pour discuter avec nos hôtes qui malgré leur demeure d'à côté ont été tres discrets. Leurs conseils et remarques se sont sont avérés justes et utiles.

Merci pour tout!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Even more beautiful than in the photographs! In spite of appalling weather we had a wonderful peaceful and much-needed holiday in an immaculately clean house. We did not swim due to the weather but everything else was perfect. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away from crowds and yet be able to go out to dinner in Cortona or other towns nearby

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do not normally ask for reviews but appreciate them when submitted by guests! So thank you!
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Perfekter Urlaub in einem wunderschönen toskanischen Haus!

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten knapp 2 Wochen mit unseren beiden Kindern (11/13) im Juni in diesem wunderschönen Haus. Die Bilder können nicht annähernd vermitteln, welches Kleinod einen erwartet. Aber von vorne: die Vermieter holten uns am Fuße des "Berges" ab und geleiteten uns am ersten Tag bis zum Haus, welches seinerseits auf ca. 600m liegt. Wir haben die etwa 10minütige Auffahrt mit einer relativ großen Limousine geschafft; alles halb so wild, wie befürchet. Die Lage des und die Aussicht vom Haus ins Tal entschädigten uns Tag für Tag für die Auf- und Abfahrt.

Das Haus selbst ist von einem rießigen und überaus gepflegten Garten umgeben, in dem auch -durch ein paar Stufen erreichbar- der phantastische Pool liegt (ebenfalls mit grandioser Aussicht). Der Pool war der sauberste, den wir auf unseren vielen Reisen in den Süden erlebt haben. Ich glaube, das Wasser wird mit Sand gereinigt/gefiltert und enthielt gar ein oder nur sehr wenig Chlor.

Das Haus selbst bot alles was man braucht und ist für ein Ferienhaus überaus persönlich, sehr einlandend und mit Liebe zum Detail (Deko, Möbel, Bilder, Bücher,...) eingerichtet. Alle Schlafzimmer waren hübsch, geräumig und hatten alle Aussicht auf Garten und Tal; die Betten hatten gute Matrazen und waren mit hochwertiger Bettwäsche bezogen. Die Fenster hatten unauffällige Mückenschutzgitter (wobei uns keine einzige Mücke begegnet ist). Handtücher für Bad und Pool waren reichlich vorhanden. Auch die Küche ließ an Ausstattung nichts vermissen.

Die "Tierwelt" bot einiges; so fanden sich im Garten nach und nach, 2 Igel, 1 Schildkröte, eine Rießenkröte, ein rießen Schmetterling und ein Hornissenschwärmer (einfach mal googeln ;-) ein. Ungeziefer gab es hingegegen gar nicht.

Alles in allem haben wir uns dort zu 100% wohlgefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder kommen. Das lag nicht zuletzt an den überaus freundlichen und hilfbereiten Vermietern, die hinterhalb des Hauses für uns unbemerkt in einem eigenen Cottage wohnen.

Vielen Dank an Francesca und Eugene (und natürlich an Winston und Leyla), dass wir in Eurem Haus wohnen durften!! Love it!

P.S. Warum in die Ferne schweifen, wenn das Gute liegt so nah: Cortona ist eine wundschöne alte Stadt, die noch nicht so vom Tourismus überlaufen ist wie die bekannten Hotspots in der Umgebung (Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano,...), bietet aber dennoch "Dolce Vita" pur, unzählige Caffes, Restaurants und Trattorien, vom Feinschmecker-Niveau bis zu bodenständiger toskanischer Küche.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to meet you and we are very happy you all enjoyed your holiday !
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Incantevole ma difficile da raggiungere

  • 3 of 5

La casa è incantevole con un panorama splendido in una zona tranquilla. L'unica pecca è la strada per raggiungerla: un sentiero di circa 4 km stretto, ripido e pieno di buche. Consiglio di usare un fuoristrada.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Il viale di casa misura 1200 metri e viene percorsa quotidianamente usando una Mini Cooper!
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are preparedto be flexible to suit your flights. The tower which sleeps 2 people and has its own bathroom costs 400 a week in low season and 500 a week in July and August
Refundable damage deposit on arrival 300 euros. Charges for cancellations are 90% with 90 days notice or more, 50% refunded with between 90 and 60 days notice prior to date of arrival and no refund 60 days or less notice prior to date of arrival.

Changeover Day:
Guests are expected to leave before 10 a.m. and arrivals are scheduled for after 5 pm.

Notes on prices:
Should you wish to rent the whole property with the main house, the guest tower (suitable for 2 people with its own bathroom and kitchenette) and the cottage (2 bedrooms) please contact us.
Owners reserve the right to use the separate tower and cottage on the property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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