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Beautiful Restored Farmhouse With Unique Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

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Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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

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 Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
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.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Well kept and magnificent views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we greatly enjoyed meeting you! Stay in touch !
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A unique and wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to, all 5 of us loved it. Stunning views from the top of the hill, lovely and breezy to take away the heat of the day. Francesca and Eugene were great hosts, setting us up, answering all our questions but staying right out of the way too. The drive up and down the hill was great fun, but it was also a very steep track, so just be aware. The area around was of course beautiful; Cortona is a lovely surprise, Montepulciano wasn't far, there's Pienza, Siena was fine, even Florence was an easy day trip.

We had a fantastic holiday, our hosts were brilliant, it's a unique place - I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you all here and we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday in spite of the heat ! We hope to see you again either here or in the UK!
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Genuine Tuscan experience with generous dimensions in and out. Peaceful place, excellent hosts.

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 enjoyed the peace and quiet of this wonderful location offering magnificent views, memorable walks and access to Cortona. The challenging drive 'up the hill' is worth it!

An ideal location and genuine Tuscan experience for us, especially when sandwiched between stays in the equally stunning San Gimigagno and Florence. Although there is plenty of space inside the house - especially perhaps in the 3 main bedrooms - we especially enjoyed the extensive outside spaces that included a lovely pool area.

Our excellent hosts Francesca and Eugene were interesting, friendly and very helpful.

We like to think we have made some new friends.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay in spite of the hot summer weather! We are still waiting for rain! It was a great pleasure to meet you all and we hope to see you again soon in the UK.
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Relaxing and quiet stay

  • 4 of 5

very nice house on top of a hill- good pool and water remained refreshing despite the high air temperatures. Fantastic view. We had a wonderful stay- lots of nice villages/cities/lake to visit in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you up here on the hill!
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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: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A sample of our family-grown olive oil is provided. We are happy to sell you more to take home as a reminder of the Tuscan tastes!

Travel: we provide guests with our private mobile phone number and meet them at the bottom of the hill

Pisa Airport has a rail service to Florence. Perugia Airport is the closest and less than an hour driving away. Florence and Rome airports are over two hours driving time. A car is essential to reach the property. Camucia's main line train 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 famous hill town of Cortona with its summer festivals, concerts and excellent restaurants is 15-20 minutes away. Services, including restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations, are available within a 15 minute drive.

Further Details:

Car hire is essential. The owners reserve the right to use the cottage on the property which has its own garden, pool, parking facilities and terrace.

The property is available together with the small guest tower for a total of 8 guests with prices and availability only on request.

The pool and garden are taken care of twice a week.

Owners reserve the right to use the cottage on the grounds


Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.