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Charming Restored Tuscan Farmhouse Near Cortona, Italy With Private Pool & Wifi

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse/Villa in Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Rural Location Close To Amenities. Fantastic Access For Touring, Cycling, Walks & Shopping.

Tranquil Casale Sant'Agata has been restored to a high standard combining beautiful traditional features and modern convenience incl wifi. This lovely holiday farmhouse has excellent accommodation, original chestnut beams, antique furniture and terracotta floors. Access is from first floor via a dining terrace and traditional external stone staircase (child safety-gate available). Private pool and large gardens with plenty of shade. Covered terrace with stone barbque and dining. 700m along a peaceful, flat cycle path in front of the house is a play park at the Church of Sant'Agata. Also nearby is a fishing lake suitable for all ages. Excellent amenities include shopping at local village at couple of mins. Full-service market town of Camucia is appx 5 mins with banks/supermarkets/express train to Rome/Florence. Beautiful, ancient Cortona is easily reached in less than 15 mins. Fantastic location for touring Tuscany & Umbria. Lake Trasemeno at 20 mins. Many mediaeval towns nearby - Pienza, Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Siena, Florence, Chianti, Orvieto (and many others) less than/appx 1 hour. Super shopping outlet at 20 mins. Great food & wine, tour or relax by the pool, Casale Sant'Agata offers numerous possibilities for a wonderful Italian experience.


Owner
Paul Clarke
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Paul Clarke

We have been to the beautiful area of Cortona many times during the past 12 years for family holidays and adore everything about it. It's a fantastic Italian experience: friendly people and wonderful food, wine, coffee and ice-cream set amongst numerous amazing medieval villages and towns.

We have tried to create a little bit of luxury in a lovely rural setting and have painstakingly renovated our house to maintain it's character and provide modern convenience. The peaceful location offers lots of variety with great access for day trips. Relax by the pool or go for walks/cycling from right outside the house. Eat in/dine out - you're spoilt for choice in summer and winter.

We hope that you will be tempted to visit and make our home your home and so begin your love affair with Cortona

What makes this villa unique

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Well it is a sad day indeed. We have to leave your beautiful home! We have had the most wonderful 2 weeks. The house is perfect. We love the way you renovated it and decorated it and it is so comfortable.

There is nothing that was lacking at all.

Your guide book is really helpful too and we did a lot of what you suggested. The best one for us ended up being the fishing.

We also enjoyed the bike paths.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us and your kind hospitality in making us so comfortable and welcome.

Julia, Matt and children.

(Ottawa, Canada)



We had an amazing week in your beautiful house; what a place and what

a location! Thank You.

Ben and Beth

UK



We are on the final night of our lovely holiday in Tuscany. Your house has been fabulous and perfect for our multi-generation holiday. We have really enjoyed the comfortable accommodation and great location. The house has been very easy to live in and everything has worked with no issues.

Tracey

UK
Aug 2013
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Walking, cycling, running, touring. Cookery courses and wine tours available.

Coast/Beach:

Trasemino, the 4th largest lake in Italy, is 20 mins drive where boat trips, wind surfing and child friendly beaches with pedalos and beach volley ball are found. Catch a ferry boat to Isola Maggiore or Isola Polvese on the lake for sight seeing and lunch.

Travel:

Pisa Airport - 2 hours

Rome Fumincino Airport - 2.30 hours

Rome Ciampino Airport- 2.30 hours

Florence Airport - 1 hour

Perugia Airport - 45 mins

Distances:

Fratta Santa Caterina: -5 mins drive: café & bar-restaurant; great minimarket (inc butchery & cheese), super bakery, carryout pizzeria, pharmacy, post office, newsagent, regional hospital, launderette; bar.

Camucia: 5+ mins by car. Full service town with banks/supermarkets/cafes/bars/resturants/weekly market/express train to Rome/Florence.

Numerous beautiful sightseeing destinations in Tuscany (incl. Chianti) & Umbria at 1 hour or less and many at under 1/2 hour.

Further Details:

Owner will provide a detailed guide to numerous nearby facilities, dining and touring options. Locally-based English agent available if required.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: modern ensuite: toilet, basin, bidet & large rainforest glass shower with secondary hand shower. Bathroom 2, adjacent to bedroom 2 and 3: Modern style with toilet, basin, bidet & large rainforest glass shower with secondary hand shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1: King size bed, large en-suite bathroom, chestnut beams, hand painted antique furniture Bedroom2: King size bed, chestnut beams with views to Cortona, hand painted antique furniture Bedroom3: 2 large single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is constructed of stone walls which helps it to stay cool even in the heat of the day. All windows are double glazed. All windows and doors are fitted with fly screens inside and shutters outside. There are solar panels and a new central heating system to provide hot water. Lovely antique wood and hand-painted furniture. High ceilings with chestnut beams and hand made terracotta floors throughout. Antique and craftsman-built furniture together with modern fixtures and fittings and great outdoor space complete a perfect location for a wonderful Italian holiday. Outside: One acre of private fenced gardens with plenty of shaded areas under fruit trees (plums/figs/persimmon). 360 degree views of countryside/farmland/sunflower fields/vineyard with clear view up to Cortona. Terrace dining table and 6 chairs, Garden dining and sun-umbrella, barbecue, 20' circular private pool with 6 pool chairs/loungers. Large barn/woodstore. Car parking. Downstairs utility room with toilet and wash basin. Convenient but very private location close to all amenities. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron. Toilet and washbasin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels for pool and bathroom are included. The house is thoroughly cleaned before arrival.

Reviews

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Charming Restored Tuscan Farmhouse Near Cortona, Italy With Private Pool & Wifi
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What a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We've just had the most AMAZING holiday in Tuscany! Casale Sant'Agata was everything we expected and more - the pictures don't do it justice! We fell in love with this beautiful farmhouse.....big, spacious, clean, tastefully furnished, modern bathrooms and kitchen, comfy beds, lovely pool, great BBQ area and absolutely superb location with stunning views! In a word - perfect.

We loved Cortona - there's something quite special and magical about it. We did loads of trips including Florence, Lake Tressimo, Urbino etc.

If you're considering driving, do it! It's an absolute doddle. The French motorways are a pleasure to drive on. Register online for the in car bleepers for both motorways (France & Italy) and you'll breeze through the toll gates! We would recommend an overnight stay in Lucerne in Switzerland on the way down and on the return journey, head back through the Mont Blanc tunnel and overnight it in Geneva, Dijon or Reims. One word of caution, driving in Italy is a real education - just have your wits about you!

To summarise, this villa and its location is amazing. If you've always promised yourself a holiday in Tuscany, please look this place up. Paul and Heather have gone above and beyond to think of everything...and I mean everything. The welcome manual covers the lot!

A very happy and memorable holiday for us all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful farmhouse in Southern Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We are spent a wonderful week as Casale Sant Agata in this beautiful restored farmhouse. It has a terrific pool, which we used daily (given the heatwave) and also a gazebo that we used for lunch and dinner/evenings.

The house itself has 3 rooms and a large central living room. All the rooms are very large and it was perfect for a family. We have 3 kids (9 to 16 yrs old) and they loved it.

The location is on a country road surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vines, near to a local village (with some shops/restaurants). There is a nearby town (camucia) with a supermarket and then the wonderful town of Cortona is about 15 mins away.

We would recommend this house for families who are interested in enjoying the local area and having a great house to base themselves in. The house has loads of character and mixes old and modern really well. We loved it.

Paul was very helpful from our first enquiry to the end of our visit. The house has everything you need, including plenty of local guides/information on things to do.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Tuscan dream

  • 5 of 5

Well all I can say about this property is it was superb and was everything and more that we hoped it would be. The property was quite and the views stunning, picture book Tuscany. Camucia had everything you needed for your day to day requirements and Cortonia is beautiful and full of history. We took the train from the station which is just 10 minutes drive away into beautiful Florence and had a fantastic day. This house is amazing, fully equipped has beautiful gardens and pool for relaxing. The owners supplied comprehensive instructions for getting to the property and of all the things in the area we might need. All in all excellent property and the owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. Hoping to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic villa!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous house! Equipped with everything and such a high standard internally, nicest house we have stayed in for a holiday. We picked a week with extremely hot weather for the time of year, so air con would've be a bonus but thank god for the fans that were there! We had a very lazy, relaxing week. The guide that the owners leave at the house is very comprehensive and informative. The owners have thought of everything including a portable speaker, hairdriers (decent ones too), board games, books etc... I would definitely recommend the property and return to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing comfortable beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa a credit to the owners, you will want fot nothing very clean and well equipped lots of space in the villa and outside, great pool ect ect. Cortona is a must . Great holiday will return next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Fantastic location and villa

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Heathers house in Tuscany is 'home from home' - all the amenities are great - comforatable beds, great shower with loads of hot water, lovely wood stove, and well equipped kitchen. Outside is also so comfortable with the pergola and BBQ area and extensive lawn and swimming pool.

The location is great if you like to explore and what a variety of places to go - within a week we were up in the snow in the mountains at a ski resort, in Florence for the day by train, boat trip on lake Trasemino, Siena, outlet shopping and local walks around both the house and Cortona.

A most enjoyable home to relax either for the day or to return to in the evening. Either cook in and relax or many lovely places to eat including a most enjoyable visit to Agrisolata and an exquisite meal. Ann and John

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa 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
 
Peak season
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of the hire charge is payable to confirm your booking. A further 25% is payable 16 weeks prior to the scheduled date of your arrival. The final 50% balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A deposit in respect of breakages of 300 pounds is payable 1 week before arrival. Any bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must be paid for in full, including deposit for breakages.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Saturday. Other days by negotiation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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