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Restored Medieval Vilage Fortress With Breathtaking Views And Pool

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Cortona, Arezzo Province, Tuscany and Florence, Italy - Tranquil Idyllic Setting In Close Reach Of Historical Towns Like Cortona And Citta Di Castello

La Chimera sits in a beautiful location overlooking a lush valley. Constructed on a number of ancient medieval terraces, it is a magical stone mansion, on several different levels and features original architecture dating back 600 years. Vaulted ceiling and crested stone fireplace in what was once the village meeting room, a huge Tuscan kitchen, arched entrances, secret places to hide away or explore and lush, wild gardens and grounds leading down to a forest with a view over a small lake - for adventurous hikers.

terence gross
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About terence gross

Film director and writer - we also own yoga studios.

terence gross purchased this house in 2007

Why terence gross chose Cortona

Fell in love with it though it was then mostly a ruin...

What makes this house unique

Magical place. Great local country to explore filled with medieval hill top towns.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master Bathroom - Huge With Stand Alone Bath And Shower bathroom 2 - Shower bathroom 3 - Shower bathroom 4 - Shower bathroom 5 - Toilet And Basin
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - four poster double Bedroom 2 - double Bedroom 3 - twins Bedroom 4 - twins Bedroom 5 - twins Bedroom 6 - single Sitting room/bedroom - single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This Spectacular House Is Secluded And Romantic. It Has A Large Exterior Dining Terrace And Exterior Covered Chill Out Area. Perfect For Groups, Or Families With Grown Up Children. Not Suitable For Small Children. Outside: Dining Terrace, Chill Out Terrace, Pool Terrace, Lower Sun Terrace, Gardens, Small Orchard, Covered Yoga Deck, Courtyard With Olive Tree, Parking, Many Other Secluded Areas To Explore Utility Room: Washing Machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels And Linens Available changed Once A Week Other: SMALL LIBRARY ON LANDING HALL WITH SEATING


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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres


Two Hours To Med And Same To Adriatic Coasts. 40 Minutes To Lake Trasimeno


Perugia Airport 45 Minutes

rome 1.5 Hours By Train(via Cortona) Or 2.5 By Car

florence 1.75 Hours By Car


San Leo Bastia - 3 Kilometres

cortona 24 Kilometres

citta Di Castello 20 Kilometres

perugia 55 Kilometres

Further Details:

Great Local Restaurants And Bars In Cortona. A Must.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cortona, Arezzo Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
La Chimera Rents From Friday To Friday Throughout The Season To Allow For Guests To Fly In To Perugia As There Is No Saturday Flight. Saturday To Saturday Rentals May Be Considered.
50% Deposit On Booking And 50% 30 Days Before Rental Begins.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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