|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Our home is located 6 miles outside of Cortona, on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, near Lake Trasimeno. The house dates back to the 1700s and was originally a farmhouse. It is set a third of the way up the hill, below a forest and we have over a hundred acres in which you can roam. The house has 4 bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms and 2 with 2 single beds, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a dining room and a portico (outside, covered eating space). There is a large 12m pool with pool house, with wonderful views overlooking the hill town of Cortona.
There is also a separate property within the grounds, but with its own garden area and drive, which sleeps 2 very comfortably and would suit a couple on their own or with an extra guest or older child as there is an extra bedroom which is not en-suite. It also has its own kitchen, study, and spacious living room. Please note that this property is not included in the basic rental price of the main house and would be considered for rental at an extra cost.
The pool is in a secluded position above the property and not within view of the house which allows again for an extra sense of privacy.
Swiss citizen, who has grown up in Europe and now resides with her family in UK. Lived in and loved this property since 1970 and would like it to be used and enjoyed by other families.
Bought in 1970 by my parents, it is a 400 year old farm house close to Cortona and other beautiful Tuscan/Umbrian cities to make it worth visiting all year round. One can either get away from it all and enjoy peace and tranquility of the hills, or use it as a base to visit many famous Italian cities, including Florence, Rome, Siena, Assisi, Perugia. It is within easy access of local roads, 15 minutes from train station on the main Rome to Florence line, and 20 minutes from main Rome to Florence motorway.
It is 6km from Cortona, a famous Etruscan hill town, with many artistic and historical attractions. The closest shops are within a mile, as well as some very good restaurants. The property is set within over 80 acres of hills and woodland and is the last property on the road so there is no passing traffic.
There is a secluded 12m pool with beautiful views over Cortona. The living space is large and comfortable. Very much a home that has been loved and looked after over the last 44 years.
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We have just returned from a fantastic week at Le Volpaie. Set high in the hills at the end of a track overlooking a stunning valley, this truly is a peaceful paradise. It was lovely to stay in a family home that has clearly been cherished for generations. There is a vast, terraced garden surrounded by olive trees and native forest. The lavender hedge beside the portico was full of butterflies, and we loved seeing the Hoopoes flying very close to the house.
There were 6 of us - 4 adults and 2 children, and we were very comfortable in the beautifully decorated bedrooms upstairs. We didn't need to use the additional twin room. The kitchen had everything we could possibly want, with gorgeous local crockery and all mod cons. The children made good use of the apple tv in the heat of the day, and we all spent many happy hours in the large pool. The local shop (just 1 mile away) sold everything we needed - delicious fresh bread, meat, wine and cheeses, as well as cured meat and great fresh fruit & vegetables.
Local trips included Cortona, a must for breathtaking views, great restaurants and fascinating history & architecture. Other highlights were lunch beside Lake Trasimeno, a visit to Gubbio's palace & cathedral and an incredible lunch at the Villa Piazzano, just 5 mins drive away. At just over 2 hours drive from Pisa airport, Le Volpaie gave us a memorable holiday among the olive trees that we will never forget!
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
50% deposit will secure the booking, with the rest to be paid 6weeks before the start of the holiday.
Please contact owner.
Notes on prices:
£1750 GB per week
50% payment secures the booking and the rest to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure. Bank details only released via personal phone call.