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Charming Restored Tuscan Farmhouse Near Cortona, Italy With Private Pool



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Farmhouse/Villa in Cortona, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Rural Location Close To Amenities. Fantastic Access For Touring, Cycling, Walks & Shopping.

Tranquil Casale Saint' Agata has been restored to a high standard combining beautiful traditional features and modern convenience incl wifi. This lovely holiday farmhouse has excellent accommodation, beautiful beams, antique furniture and terracotta floors. Access is from first floor via a dining terrace and traditional external stone staircase (child safety-gate). Private pool and large gardens with plenty of shade. 700m along a peaceful, flat cycle path in front of the house is a play park at the Church of Saint' 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, M'pulciano, Siena, Florence 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 Saint' Agata offers numerous possibilities for a wonderful Italian experience.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

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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


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.


Aug 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Exceptional house, location and service!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Heather and Paul

We have had the most wonderful holiday. Your house is truly magnificent in every respect including its perfect location! Tuscany was magical and we enjoyed reading and following your excellent guide. We particularly enjoyed Cortona, Montepulciano and lake Trasimeno as well as a hectic but rewarding day trip to Florence.

However, the things we enjoyed most were driving down those country roads back to the house on most afternoons for a few hours of sun and pool followed by dinner in one of Cortona’s excellent restaurants in the evening and then a relaxing night back at the house for a glass of wine and to continue reading “The Pursuit of Italy”, from your book collection, which sadly I didn't quite finish so will be ordering a copy!

Thank you for your excellent service and attention to detail. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5

It is a great pleasure to share our experience of this lovely farmhouse in Tuscany. The open plan reception/kitchen/

diner was comfortable, well maintained and well planned. The kitchen contained everything you could possibly want or need, with modern hob, oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The bedrooms were light and airy and the beds were really comfortable. The bathrooms were well appointed and had great showers. As we were there for two weeks we were informed that bedding would be changed at the end of the first week. Not only was the bedding changed but the bathrooms were cleaned and she swept through as well. What wonderful service.

The garden was very well tended and twice a week the pool was cleaned. If you were planning on doing serious lengths of the pool you might be a little disappointed as it isn't enormous, but if like us you were simply looking for some cool water to relax and play in then you will be quite happy.

The location of the property is idyllic. We had wonderful days out in Cortona, Sienna and Florence to name but a few. Paul and Heather provided very comprehensive information about the local area, towns and restaurants. We spent two weeks here and I feel we only just started to scratch the surface of what is available.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this farmhouse to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful location to use as a base for exploring this beautiful region.

I look forward to many more holidays in Italy and in Tuscany in particular.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

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


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.


Pisa Airport - 2 hours

Rome Fumincino Airport - 2.30 hours

Rome Ciampino Airport- 2.30 hours

Florence Airport - 1 hour

Perugia Airport - 45 mins


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.


Rental rates

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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