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Stone Tuscan Farmhouse with Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse near Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany, Italy - Totally Renovated, One of a Kind Luxury Farmhouse

Casa Montisole is a beautiful 300 year old stone farmhouse that has just recently been renovated. A tremendous amount of effort has been put into creating an accommodation that exceeds the expectations of our guests. We call it 'Luxury Country Living'. The original character of the house was kept intact, while modern amenities were integrated into the interior. Elements such as a gourmet kitchen with fireplace, brand new appliances, granite counter top, glass door cupboards, dishwasher and American style refrigerator. Bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and shower, feature large beds, luxury linens and comforters and plenty of drawer space. The living room features leather sofas, a fireplace, and a plasma TV with DVD player and wireless internet. A private pool and garden offer panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding hills. Outdoor dining and barbecue areas are set among ancient olive trees that accent the garden.

Michael Wieters
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2016

About Michael Wieters

First and foremost we hope you have a wonderful stay in our house. Just to give you a little background, Michael Wieters and Bill Ackerman bought this place a few years ago and just recently completed a total restoration. We are so pleased with the results that we wanted to share our home with our friends and acquaintances and others who want a true Tuscan experience. Our goal was to create a little bit of luxury out in the country, a place to relax, a base to explore from but most of all, a place that would create great memories for our guests. This is our home and we come here often, please keep this in mind. We know you will treat it with respect as if it was your own home.

Michael Wieters purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Michael Wieters chose Cortona area

We immediately fell in love with the views of the valley below and the warm southern exposure. The house, being off the beaten tourist track, is ideal to use as a base from which to explore both Tuscany and Umbria. It is also a wonderful place to just relax and soak up the Italian countryside. Many wonderful restaurants in the local area and its only 20 minutes from Cortona.

What makes this farmhouse unique

When we renovated the house, we wanted it to be very comfortable and feel just like home. We wanted modern conveniences but at the same time we wanted to make sure to maintain the wonderful original character of an old farmhouse. We wanted large beds, a gourmet kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and nice luxurious linens and towels. We wanted the garden to be comfortable and take advantage of the fabulous views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a surprise-we felt so at home! The house was absolutely fabulous and the location magical! We had the best week of our lives and took home with us memories we will always cherish!! Thank you for making our vacation so special!!
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with shower and 2 sinks. Private bathroom serves bedroom two with shower and sink and large counter top. Private bathroom serves bedroom 3 with shower and 2 sinks and large counter top.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Adults + 2 children (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One Tramonto- King size bed. Bedroom Two Aba - Queen size bed. Bedroom Three Luna- Queen size bed plus twin bed with additional pull out trundle twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The house is constructed of walls that are up to 1 meter thick which allows it to stay very cool even in the heat of the day. All windows are double glazed. All windows and doors are fitted with fly screens and inside and outside shutters. There is a new central heating system (for an additional charge) and constant hot water. Outside: Beautiful private pool with paving offering wonderful panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding Tuscan hills is set among ancient olive trees. The private garden includes a shady outdoor dining/barbeque area and grass areas. Outdoor chairs and lounges, as well as, umbrellas are provided. Take a stroll through the adjacent ancient olive grove or along one of the many country lanes nearby the house. Utility Room: Washer and dryer. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and pool towels are included. Bedroom linen included. House is cleaned once per week, additional cleaning service is available for an additional fee.



Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Il Pino
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Lago Trasimeno

Special interest holidays:

Excellent wine tasting, tours, lunch and dinner are available at the local winery, just 15 min from the house. Local country walks and mountain biking are available directly from the house.


Lago Trasimeno is about 30 minutes away by car and offers water sports as well as ferry trips to quaint little islands. The Mediterranean Coast and the Adriatic Coast are each with a 3 hour drive.


Perugia is the closest airport, about 40 min away and is served by Ryanair from London Stansted five times a week. For International flights the choices are Florence, Pisa, Rome and Milan. Rental cars are available for hire at all airports.


El Pino Bar is located just at the bottom of the road, 5 min drive, 20 min walk. This is the nearest shop. Mercatale di Cortona about 10 min away by car is the closest town for shopping and banking. Cortona is 20km away, about 25 min by car and contains many shops and restaurants and a good night life and good sightseeing. Lago Trasimeno with restaurants, beaches, boats, etc is 15km away. Assissi and Perugia for sightseeing, restaurants, shops and museums 25km.

Further Details:

Local shops are located in Mercatale di Cortona and Lisciano Niccone, they are excellent. There is a bakery in Mercatale and top quality meats in the butcher shops in both villages. There are two grocery shops in Mercatale and a pharmacy on the way to Lisciano Niccone. There is also a small selection of goods at El Pino Bar just down at the main road; it’s also a good place for a real coffee. Local restaurants are very good, there’s Mimmi in Mercatale, Gianna in Lisciano Niccone these are both family owned and operated places. Also in Lisciano is a pizzeria named Fizz Bar which has great pizzas but only at dinnertime. Down the valley toward Umbertide is our local winery which also has a very good restaurant, they are open every day at 1pm. On Monday evenings during the summer, they offer tours of the vineyard and cantina along with dinner. Also on the way to Umbertide in the village of Niccone is Nonna Gelsa’s which is fabulous.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
27 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Cleaning £192.35
Pet Fee £230.82

Additional Heating Fee of $25 per night will be charged during the late fall, Christmas Holidays and Winter/Spring

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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