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Rustic Farmhouse for 8 persImmersed In The Countryside With Private Swimming Poo

Bedrooms 4
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse near Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy - located in the hills, surrounded by nature and tranquility

Le Celle stands next to a small church which dates back to the 1500’s. Part of the house also dates back to that period. It is in a hillside position with various places for sitting and eating outside and the pool area with a lovely view. The property is just 2kms from Terontola, 4kms from Camucia and 10kms from Cortona where one can find all shops and supermarkets you might need including petrol stations, chemists and a vast choice of restaurants. We will provide you with details of all the local fiestas and sagras being held during your stay and also a list of all musical and artistic events scheduled in Cortona and the towns nearby. Even Rome and Florence if requested. The owner and caretaker lives in a small, characteristic cottage 30 metres away and is at your disposition for any possible problems or information. At 500 mt. riding horse center.

Mauro Ricci casalecelle@libero.it
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Russian, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Mauro Ricci casalecelle@libero.it

I was born in Rome and 30 years ago, I found in this place a beautiful place for my eyes and my soul, green, peace, forest, animals and calm. I made a vacation-house for work and for give the same sensation at the guest.

My passion is painting and writing, my paintings are exhibited to sell in the living room

Mauro Ricci casalecelle@libero.it purchased this farmhouse in 1961

Why Mauro Ricci casalecelle@libero.it chose Cortona

Located in the hills, surrounded by nature and tranquility,

culture, good food, nice wine and history, beautiful wiew.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Quiet, nature, culture and history, wine and food.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeannie from U.S.A. - Thank you so much we had a wonderful time and appreciate your warm hospitality.

Kelly from New Zealand - We are back in New Zealand now after our week in the Cinque Terre and wanted to write and thank you very much for your hospitality and friendliness when we were at Casa le Celle earlier this month. It was one of the highlights of our trip and it makes such a difference when you enjoy meeting the local people. It’s not just about the food, wine and shopping!

Randall,July,2008,The living room was nice and the villa in general had a good layout.

Barb,nov.2008,There were three things I liked best about the villa. One was the house itself. It's a very old farmhouse, very charming but with necessary modern amenities. We spent most of our time in the big dining room by the fire; it was October. The other was the location. It's a great base for visiting the whole area and there's so much to see! The third thing was Mauro's hospitality.
Dec 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
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 is very big and has a shower, bidet, wc and hair dryer. Bathroom 2 has a shower, bidet, wc and hair dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with large double bed and fan. .1 cot. Bedroom 2 with large double bed and fan. Bedroom 3 with double bed and fan. Bedroom 4 with double bed and fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Central heating in the winter is included in the price Wood for fireplace is extra. Outside: The terraced garden has many shaded corners in which to sit. There are 2 pergolas, the main pool is 5 metres x 4 metres with a shower. There is a barbecue, table tennis. The owner can also provide meals on request in a separate building where a selection of local products - olive oil, wine, jams ceramics and painted are on display. Utility Room: Fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Change of towels and linen after 1 week is an optional extra. Weekly clean an optional extra. Other: Dining room with fireplace, TV/satellite, DVD player. Connection internet.


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Rustic Farmhouse for 8 persImmersed In The Countryside With Private Swimming Poo
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

The best place to stay in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website doesn't give justice to this wonderful place. The house is very beautiful and it's located five minutes from the train station and main road.

Mauro and his family are the most loving people you will ever meet. They did everything to make us feel like family. Mauro went above and beyond by assisting us with our needs and recommending the best places to visit. His sister Laura is a wonderful cook and great host.

The house accommodations were as describe on the web site if not better. We highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.

At the end of our 10 day stay we felt that we found new friends.

We can not thank Mauro enough for all of his kindness.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diaz family Thank you for your words, we are happy to have met the families Diaz, you have been the wonderful guests, and we hope to see you again, with you is born a beautiful friendship, thanks again to me and Laura. Ciao Mauro and Laura
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Beautiful and magical holyday resort.

  • 5 of 5

Casa le Celle is truly a magical place. The magic started when we met Mauro at the train-station in Terontola, he guided us up the narrow winding road to the house where we stayed for the next 10 days.

The old house was so inviting and charming. Our hosts Mauro and Gala welcomed us with vine and bread on our arrival, they were so good to us and helpful, Gala treated us with delicious cakes on numerous occasion.

The house is spacious on two floors, three bedroom on the top floor and one downstairs, the surroundings gave lots of opportunities to lay back and enjoy the amazing nature, sitting areas all around in the beautiful garden, small swimming pool to cool down in the heat and hammock in the shades of the trees. We ordered dinner from our hosts on Saturday evening. They invited my wife and daughter to their house to watch when Laura, Mauro´s sister prepared for the meal and made some homemade Italian pasta. The dinner was very delicious, as was the breakfast they made for us.

This is ideal location for families, both for relaxation or sightseeing as well as daytrips to Cortona, Montepulciano, Perugia and other places.

On behalf of my family, thank you Mauro and Gala for making our stay so memorable, tell Tiche that the children love her.

Casa le Celle gets our highest recommendation.


Bjarni Jarlsson

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bjarni Jarlsson and family for your beautiful words, I, Gala and Laura are very happy to have had you as guests, you are very kind and friendly, and we miss you all, Tiche is sad without your beautiful kids, we hope in the future to have you even in our house Mauro Gala and Laura Ciaoooooooo
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A lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for 2 weeks. Mauro made us feel very welcome, he helped us with anything we needed AND he cooked 2 amazing meals for us. There were plenty of places for different members of the family to sit - by the pool, in the shade etc. The views and silence were fantastic. It was a great spot to visit beautiful hill towns and the nearby lake. Some of the group went to Florence and the trip was so easy on the nearby rail line. We enjoyed many great BBQs but also found lovely restaurants nearby too. A lovely retreat and great value. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anne, to you to your family and friends, it was a pleasure to have you as guests, your education, kindness was very welcome, I would still have you in our guest house. Thanks thanks thanks
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Beautiful holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

Quite posibly one of the most idyllic holiday destinations we've ever stayed in.

This house far exceeded our expectations, warm and spacious with plenty of natural light. The house is split over 2 levels, which we loved as it meant we could spread ourselves out!

Plenty of old charm character, but with modern facilities, it was a pleasure to return to the house in the evening after a day of sightseeing.

Situated in an ideal location too for all the main towns and cities, Cortona is only a 10 minute drive away and you have excellent supermarkets within the same distance.

Mauro, the owner is very friendly, laid back, warm and hospitable. He provided us with firewood and wine and bread on our arrival!

If you want a wonderfully spacious, very quiet location, but within easy reach of some of the most beautiful towns and cities then this is definitely the house for you. We absolutely loved it and without doubt would be more than happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul, youwritten beautifull words about us and our property, for me and Gala has been easy because you and family are very kind family, and we hope to see you again future. Bye Mauro
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Posto splendido, tranquillo e salutare.

  • 5 of 5

Sono stato, insieme ad altri amici in questa struttura e veramente ci siamo rilassati. Il proprietario, una persona gentilissima e simpatica. Ci ritornerò quanto prima.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Antonio e amici, grazie, siete stati gentilissimi e simpatici, mi spiace mi abbiate trovato in condizioni fisiche precarie, sarei felicissimo di avervi ancora qui in futuro. Mauro
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses.


We are in center Italy, the beaches are in Tirreno see at 1,30 hours and Adriatici see in 2 hours.


Terontola railway station, 2kms away, is on the main Rome, Florence, Milan line which makes day trips to some of Italy’s more famous cities very easy: Rome 2 hours, Florence 1 hour. Nearest airports are Perugia 30 mins, Florence 1hr 15 mins, Rome 2 hours, Pisa 2 hours. A car would be necessary.


By car Siena is within easy driving distance at 60kms, Perugia 40kms, Assisi 60kms, Arezzo 30kms, Florence 100kms, Rome 200km.

Further Details:

Terontola is a well serviced village with all services and shops. Cooked meals, Tuscan cooking courses.


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
12 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Aug 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.76 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
Security deposit 200 euro, pay when arrivi, give back is will all ok when you leave the house
Non returnable deposit of 30% at the moment of booking.
The number of guest have to be like number written in your request
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival not before 4pm. Departure before 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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