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Villa Converted Into Seven Self-Contained Apartments large Pool free WiFi - Le Casine Apartments

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Apartments in Fratta-santa Caterina, Nr. Cortona, Arezzo Province, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful, Rural Setting Nestled In a Village Below The Etruscan Town Of Cortona

This recently renovated country villa is situated in a beautiful rural setting, nestled in a village in the valley below the Etruscan town of Cortona. It has been converted, in traditional Tuscan style, into seven fully-self-contained, apartments which sleep between 2 to 4 visitors. Each apartment has an open plan kitchen and lounge area plus separate bedroom and bathroom. All apartments have air conditioning, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access. All kitchens have a fridge, microwave or oven, electric hob, Kettle and Toaster. An Iron and Hair dryer are also provided. Bed and bath linen are included. The Mela and Bugia apartments are situated completely on the ground floor and are suitable for people with restricted mobility. Our guests can enjoy the large 12m x 6m swimming pool and barbecue area. The pool area is equipped with tables, chairs and loungers. From here you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Tuscan hills and the lights of Cortona at night-time.

We can also offer a wide variety of events and tours, including;

Your Wedding in Tuscany

We can take care of all the aspects of your wedding, from the required documentation, church or civil service, the location, catering and banqueting, reception, photography, lighting, floral and wedding cake design, tailor-made invitations, menus, music, transport, wedding favours, the best Italian ateliers for the wedding dress, hair and make-up consulting, translation service and, or course, accommodation.

Food and Wine;

We will arrange a visit to the best Italian wineries guaranteed by our Sommelier

Our tours often include lunch / dinner at the estates and can be arranged in the major centres such as;

Cortona, Firenze, Siena, Montepulciano and a Chianti Wine Tour (covering several estates).

Cookery Classes;

We can arrange a variety of hands-on Cooking classes

These authentic Italian Cooking classes will provide a real experience of cooking with a professional Italian chef and you will, of course, get to eat the specialities prepared by you during the class.

We can also arrange:

Oil Mill tour and Tasting, Cheese factory tour and tasting and a Pasta Factory tour.

Guided Tours of Cities, focusing on History, Art or Culture:

Tours guaranteed by professional English speaking guides.

Art and Culture of Florence

Guided walking tours of Florence including the main historical sites of;

Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Libertà, Via Tornabuoni, Lungarno and Pontevecchio, Oltrarno area and Palazzo Pitti.

Specialist Guided tours of Uffizi Museum, Uffizi and Vasari Corridor, Accademia Gallery, Florence and the Gardens, Markets and artisan workshops, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Cathedral, Baptistery and the churches of S.Maria Novella, S. Croce and Orsanmichele.

Or you may prefer simple Tuscan and Umbrian Village Tours:

We also arrange guided walking tours of some of the most interesting towns and villages in Tuscany and Umbria;

Cortona, S. Gimignano, Montepulciano and Pienza, Montalcino,

Chianti villages (Gaiole, Castellina, Radda and Greve), Siena and The Palio, Pisa and Lucca, Cinque Terre,

And in Umbria;

Perugia, Spello and Assisi, Orvieto, Todi and Deruta and other smaller but fascinating Trasimeno villages.

Here are some of the other activities we can arrange:

Walking - Trek through the picturesque Tuscan countryside alive with wildlife and carpeted with wild flowers or wander through medieval hamlets, exploring exquisite Churches and Castles.

Cycling - A tour of Tuscany will take you through beautiful scenery with rolling hills, ancient houses, churches, medieval architecture and views which will simply take your breath away. We can simply arrange cycle and helmet rental or provide a guided cycle tour.

Vintage Vespa tour invites you to have the opportunity to discover the best of Tuscany and to appreciate its natural beauty and ancient villages. An outdoor experience, riding a vintage vespa or a Lambretta and visiting selected paces of interest along the way.

Horse Riding - The Tuscan hills are perfect for a relaxing horse ride. Discover the beautiful Tuscan countryside in a unique adventure with quiet and safe horses. The wonderful ranch in the heart of the countryside but only a few steps away from Cortona's historical centre.

Painting - Tuscany is an inspirational location with stunning views and Mediterranean light to capture the imagination and enrich the spirit.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Le Casine Apartments, 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19, 7 Bathrooms

This property has been converted into seven separate apartments which can be booked individually or several together. Some apartments can sleep up to four guests and for a group the whole building could accommodate 15 to 19 guests so for a holiday with friends or acquaintances booking the entire building can provide a shared base but with the independence of separate apartments. This is an ideal location for a group on activity tours or for wedding guests. We can arrange a wide variety of tours and activities. We can also take care of all the aspects of a wedding.

All apartments have air conditioning, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

The kitchens have a fridge, oven, electric hob, Kettle and Toaster. There is an iron/board and hairdryer supplied in reception plus 2 clothes dryers for guests use.

Bed and bath linen are included.

Our guests can enjoy the large 12m x 6m swimming pool and barbecue area (with sink). The pool area is equipped with tables, chairs and loungers.

  • Sleeps 19
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Four Friends who are in love with Tuscany decided to club together and buy a property and convert it, in traditional Tuscan style, into apartments so that others could enjoy staying in the heart of Tuscany.

Joe is an interior designer and has Italian parents and speaks fluent Italian,

Chris is an architect

Colin is a Project Manager and

Ed is an accountant

so between us we had the skills required, but in reality it was a passion for this part of Italy which inspired us to renovate Le Casine.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

1 Reviews

4
based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

4

Perfect for large groups

  • 4 of 5

Probably nearer to 4.5 really!

Stayed here for a week in Juky 2016 with my extended family. We rented all 6 apartments at reasonable cost (discount for taking all 6) and were in total a group of 17. It was great to have exclusive use of pool and terrace whilst at same time each couple / family had their own space and bathroom. Apartments were newly decorated, clean and comfortable with air conditioning. Great base to get to Florence, Siena and montepulciano etc but you definitely need a car (went to Florence by train but needs to drive to local station).

Garden space and pool area lovely and good to be able to sit out in evenings. You can walk to small village of shops and easy drive to Cortona for restaurants etc.

Christine was very helpful before and during our stay - when the air con went wrong in one apartment she got the engineer round in an Hour. She also let us rent Sunday to Sunday to fit in with travel plans.

The only things stopping this being a 5 were minor - 1) could have had more umbrellas and chairs round pool and outside - ok for us but would have been more difficult if sharing with other families. 2) Air con problem in one apartment (engineer attended within an hour but could not immediately fully resolve).

Overall would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your very kind review. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy yourselves with your extended family. The villa I agree seems to suit not only small groups but works extremely well for our larger groups especially family and wedding groups, giving everyone the individual space they need in the apartments and yet the ability to eat together in the garden and enjoy the grounds and pool together. We are glad you found our flexible booking worked for you. We have found that as we have quite a few apartments we are able to be flexible with guests arrival and departure dates. This is something which really does work. The location as you have said gives our guests a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Tuscan towns and countryside. We have taken on board your point regarding the number of umbrellas and lounge chairs and will be adding to our numbers. In addition we have decided to install a covered pergola area. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our villa very soon. Christine
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia International at 65 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Barella at 0.8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Valdichiana at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : Camucia - Cortona at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 / E35 at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Caffe dei Rossi at 1.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Trasimeno at 20 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

We can arrange special interest tours such as;

Wine Tasting - Tuscany's rolling hills and Mediterranean climate provide the perfect spot for the production (and drinking) of good quality wines.

Cooking - Tuscany is meant for those who appreciate and love Italian cuisine and this region still takes pride in offering traditional Tuscan recipes.

Cycling - A tour of Tuscany will take you through beautiful scenery with rolling hills, medieval architecture and views which will simply take your breath away.

Painting - Tuscany is an inspirational location with stunning views and Mediterranean light to capture the imagination and enrich the spirit.

Walking - Trek through the picturesque Tuscan countryside alive with wildlife and wild flowers or wander through medieval hamlets, exploring exquisite Churches and Castles.

Weddings - We can take care of all the aspects of your wedding, from the church or civil service, the reception, photography, floral design, music, transport and accommodat

Coast/Beach:

Being in the heart of Tuscany, Le Casine is about 150Km. to sea beaches on either the Mediterranean coast (beaches from Piombino to Punta Hidalgo) or Adriatic coast (beaches from Rimini to Ancona), but it is only 15Km. to beaches on Lake Trasimeno. The lake is clean and safe for swimming, safe for children and very warm during the summer months due to its shallow depth. It has well tended beaches and variety of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and diving.

Travel:

Airports at Perugia (60Km.), Florence (110Km.) and Pisa (200Km.) are the nearest airports but Rome is not too far away (240Km.) and you can hire a car at a special rate through some airlines.

By Car, the junction for Valdichiana on the motorway A1 / E35, which is the main motorway through the centre of Italy, is only 16 Km. from Fratta.

By Rail (Trenitalia)

Camucia-Cortona railway station is only 5 Km. and has regular train services to Rome, Florence, Perugia and Pisa

Distances:

By train, the apartments are about 5Km from the Camucia - Cortona railway station from where there are regular train services to Rome, Florence, Arezzo, Sienna, Assisi, Perugia and Pisa. By car, distances to the more interesting towns are: Cortona - 5KM: Arezzo – 26Km: Montepulciano – 30Km: Pienza – 35Km: Montalcino – 56Km: Perugia – 58Km: Siena – 63Km: Gubbio – 80Km: Assisi – 80Km: Spello – 84Km: Florence – 98Km: San Gimignano – 106Km: Norcia – 150Km: Pisa: 210 Km: Bologna – 225Km: Rome 235

Further Details:

Apart from the wealth of Museums, churches and palaces, there are plenty of opportunities for those who want to go trekking, cycling, horse riding or simply walking to enjoy this beautiful landscape. There is a nearby Tennis club and close to us we have several Golf Clubs. One of the main features of walled Cortona are its winding and enchanting streets and cobbled lanes and the views of Val di Chiana and even Lake Trasimeno which is one of the locations where scenes for Under the Tuscan Sun were shot. Cortona offers open-air operas in the Summer, classical concerts in churches and in the local theatre , jazz-festivals , wine and food tasting , medieval plays and lots of pizzerias and restaurants with terraces offer Tuscan specialities. Like other medieval towns in Tuscany , roads tend to be steep and some are closed to traffic, so walking is the best way to discover the hidden gems of Cortona. For young people keen on mountain bikes, the area is ideal. Montepulciano and Chianit, both famous for their wines and cheeses are only one to two hours away on lovely country-roads. A wide choice of Tuscan cuisine specialities are offered by the local restaurants and tavernas and can also be savoured during the various country celebrations in the nearby villages. Dishes are prepared with extra virgin olive oil grown and produced locally. Many of the wines are produced on the local farms. For more information on Cortona have a look at the Cortona Tourist Board's web site.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late 2016
24 Sep 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£924
for 3 nights
From
£308
£2,150
 
 
Early 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£966
for 3 nights
From
£322
£2,250
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,190
for 5 nights
From
£438
£3,060
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,330
for 7 nights
£3,330
 
 
Autumn 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,190
for 5 nights
From
£438
£3,060
 
 
Late 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£966
for 3 nights
From
£322
£2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A booking can be held for 3 days with no deposit.
There is a €25 surcharge per week for heating in winter time.
Changeover Day:
The normal changeover day is on Saturday, but please enquire as we can sometimes accommodate alternative changeover days.
Check In from16.00-20.00.
We can accept arrivals after 20.00 if notified in advance.
Check Out: 10:00 a.m.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and are shown in UK £
There are discounts (up to a maximum of 15%) of:
* 5% for Early Bird bookings made by the end of February.
* 5% for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
* 5% for groups which book two or more apartments.
* 5% for guests returning for a subsequent time.
We can accept short stay bookings (3 days minimum) during low season periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Lavanda Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Girasole Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Limone Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Olivo Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Papavero Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Mela Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bugia Apartment Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • All Bathrooms consists of a toilet, bidet, hand-basin and shower enclosure.

Bedrooms

  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Lavanda Apartment Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Lavanda Apartment - Single Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • Girasole Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Olivo Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Limone Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Papavero Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Mela Apartment - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bugia Apartment - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The Lavanda apartment sleeps three and is located on the ground and first floors with a spiral staircase to the first floor with a double bedroom with a Queen size bed and a separate single bedroom. The Girasole apartment sleeps four and is located on the ground floor with a double bedroom plus a sofa bed in the living room. The Olivo apartment sleeps two and is located on the first floor with a double bedroom. TheLimone apartment sleeps four and is located on the first floor with a double bedroom plus a sofa bed in the living room. The Papavero apartment sleeps two and is located on the ground and first floors with a spiral staircase to the first floor with a double bedroom. The Mela apartment sleeps two and is located on the ground floor with a double bedroom. The Bugia apartment sleeps two and is located on the ground floor with a double sofa bed in the living room.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property boasts seven apartments. Some apartments can sleep up to four guests and for a group the whole building could accommodate 15 to 19 guests so for a holiday with friends or acquaintances booking the entire building can provide a shared base but with the independence of separate apartments. There is a 5% discount for groups wishing to book multiple apartments. Outside: There is ample parking space and the surrounding gardens are particularly beautiful in spring and early summer, with colour and scent from the many rose bushes, jasmine and lavender. The extensive grounds contain a pool (12m x 6m) and a picnic area with tables, a barbecue and pergola. The pool is open from the beginning of April until the end of September.

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