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Charming Tuscan farmhouse with large pool in unspoilt rural setting

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 large bedrooms,4 bathrooms ,2 large living-room,1 large dining-room

This charming Tuscan Farmhouse is set in a lovely, unspoilt region near the Etruscan hill town of Cortona, amongst olive groves and sunflower fields. Casa Il Campo has 2 acres of unfenced land including its own private vineyard, two terraces and plenty of shaded seating areas and a 12m x 6m swimming pool with salt water and refurbished in 2013 . This large farmhouse has been restored to a very high standard using traditional materials to maintain authenticity and atmosphere, though with modern kitchen equipment and bathroom facilities. There are five spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms. The two large living rooms (one on each floor) each have their own fireplace. The kitchen opens onto a romantic jasmine-covered pergola ideal for al fresco dining. The house has central heating making it suitable for winter rentals. This is a perfect base to explore Tuscany and Umbria's greatest treasures or simply settle down to the pace of rural life.Each bedroom has been given the name of an artist who has had a strong connection with Cortona, from Luca Signorelli, Fra Angelico, Vasari and Severini to Pietro da Cortona. Every room enjoys unspoilt and serene views on the tuscan countryside as shown in the pictures on this website . The house is ideal for families with children of all ages also because the pool is fenced .

A Family Home: The home flows from a large live-in kitchen. From here you step out onto the jasmine-covered pergola and the herb and rose garden. Guests are welcome to help themselves to the seasonal abundance which usually includes sage, basil, thyme, rosemary and parsley and to the fruit from the orchard in the lower garden, beyond the lavender hedge (apples, pears, apricots, figs and hazelnuts). The kitchen is fully equipped for those who love cooking. The hob has 4 gas and 2 electric rings as well as a large oven. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher, toaster, microwave and large fridge/freezer. From the kitchen you proceed to the formal dining room with a long table seating 12. Walk through the arch and you are in the sitting room with its large fire place. The second sitting room and four of the five bedrooms are on the first floor which you reach via an internal staircase equipped with child gates at the top and bottom.

Upstairs: The four bedrooms upstairs radiate from a large family sitting room with two sofas and armchairs. This sitting room opens onto a small balcony. In winter the fire place comes into its own.

Winter Rentals: The house has full central heating and two large fire places. It is therefore suitable for the colder but no less beautiful winter months.

More Details

Owner
Sylvie Ferrari
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Sylvie Ferrari

I now live in Europe but together with my family I spent few years in Asia and in United States. My family and I love Tuscany and have been there every year since 30 years .

We have friends in Cortona area .

Why Sylvie Ferrari chose Cortona area

We always dreamed to find a house there and fell immediately in love with Casa Al Campo because it entails all we love about Tuscany. Besides the charm and character of the well restored farm we really enjoyed its location : man made landscape combined with unspoilt nature ,medieval and renaissance art of Tuscany and Umbria all around, traces of history everywhere. It starts from the estrucans defense walls of Cortona to the battle field of Hannibal against the romans (in 217BC) and culminates with the well preserved town of Cortona with its proud and welcoming inhabitants.

What makes this villa unique

The place is timeless and serene .

Guestbook comments from the owner

As Ive said in your guest book, your house will be forever engraved in our memory. You really have a beautiful property and you made it so homely and comfortable. There is something magical about it. Something nostalgic, an understatement and a forlorn-ness (I mean it positively) that is so appealing. Ive never seen it before I saw your picture but it seemed like I knew it all along and it was a natural thing to go take a closer look. Im not going to say all this in my review otherwise people might think Im slightly lunatic ;) Anyway, personally and as a family, it was a place where my son and my daughter's families bonded. Even the children got along. I had expected a lot of hair tearing but nothing of the sort happened.
Apr 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom of the bedroom 'Pietro da Cortona - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Nice view from the bathroom on the cypresses .
    Bathroom on the ground floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , access from the dining-room downstairs .
    Bathroom on the second floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent to the 'Signorelli ' bedroom
    Bathroom of the 'Fra Angelico' bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 'Vasari' - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , on the second floor.Option :using bathroom of ground floor
    Bedroom 'Fra Angelico' - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom .Independent entrance from the garden
    Master bedroom ' Pietro da Cortona' - 1 Large Double Bed , on the 2nd floor .En suite dressing room and bathroom
    Bedroom 'Signorelli' - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , On the 2nd floor. Bathroom with shower adjacent
    Bedroom 'Severini' - 2 Single Bed , on the 2nd floor. Option :using bathroom of the ground floor
  • The bedroom 'Fra Angelico' (Queen size bed with en suite bathroom) can only be accessed from its own private courtyard. This suite is ideal for grandparents who might like some independence from family life or older children and friends.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The pool is equipped with a safety cover.Mid-weekly maid service as well as all linens, towels and pool towels are included in the rental. The house is equipped with an iron and ironing board. Upon your arrival you will find a small welcome pack (enough for a light dinner and breakfast) waiting for you. The house is suitable for small children. The owners provide 2 baby beds,2 high chairs and have installed permanent child gates at the top and bottom of the internal stair case.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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LOVELY

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spacious farmhouse, perfect for two families. Very clean and pool serviced daily. Very close to beautiful Cortona, Montepulchiano and surrounding places of interest. Directions on how to find the farmhouse were excellent, as was the list of recommended restaurant.

We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tuscany in its full glory - PERFECT vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this beautiful house in Montanare (near Cortona) with my girlfriend and friends, and we had the most amazing holiday ever. The house is authentic, very spacious, well equipped and super clean. And the garden and swimming pool, well, I could not imagine how it could be any better. We stayed here for 2 weeks and would have easily stayed for 6 weeks longer if work permitted it. Cortona is a short, scenic drive away and is more beautiful and more authentic than any other Tuscan village I've seen. It's as old as the Etruscans and this is the part of the world where people still enjoy life and time stands still. Can't wait to come back to this slice of heaven in the Tuscan sun.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! I hope you will return soon!
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5

Under the Tuscan Sun Dream

  • 5 of 5

We are four Australian women who dreamt of a Tuscan adventure.

This villa was truly exceptional and made our dream of finding pure relaxation, serenity and peace a reality

All of the facilities, including the pool that was kept open beyond the normal season, met and exceeded our expectations. The grounds were breath taking, immaculately kept and picture perfect as the weather was warm and sunny for the majority of our 9 days and 8 nights.

The villa personnel from Gabriella, who met us in Carmucia and escorted us to the villa on our first day, to Giarda who gave us cooking lessons with a magnificent meal resulting, to Franca who cleaned the villa during our stay, and made us feel like we were coming "home".

We could not fault any component of our stay and would highly recommend this villa to family and friends.

Thank you Sylvie for a magnificent experience and fulfilment of our dream.

It is highly recommended to hire a car to ensure you get to see all local attractions and communities, and allow you the opportunity to take day trips either by car or train (we went to Florence for a day's shopping) to further enrich your experience. Perfection!

Nicole, Joanne, Linda and Jenny

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Life changing experience at Casa Al Campo

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time during our three week stay at Casa Al Campo! The farmhouse and the countryside is breath taking. If we could we would come every year. The people we met both at Casa Al Campo and surrounding area were very welcoming, most especially Franca. She always had a smile and was very warm.

The memories of our time their will warm us through our long cold Canadian winter.

Patrick and Laurie Kennedy

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, spacious, well maintained villa

  • 5 of 5

We, a group of Canadian seniors (all youthful sixties!), truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful villa! The relaxing atmosphere of this home was very much what we needed after 16 busy, hectic days on a "Grande Tour of Europe". This spacious villa was very well maintained, as were the lovely gardens. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us and the villa supplied everything we needed - with the exception of the "American coffee pot" - HA! We hunted hard to find one, and although it is a very basic machine, it met our needs. Not sure how we missed the need to rent a car - but thankfully we found a couple without a prior reservation. We would have loved to enjoy the pool more but in May it was still too cold for us other than to put our feet in and sit on the edge. The weather was plenty warm to sit and read or visit around the pool. We used some of the herb garden to cook (rosemary, parsley and thyme) and enjoyed a couple of the limes from the fruit trees. Gabriella, Franka, and the cleaning ladies were also helpful and we appreciated having someone there occasionally. Yes, we did have rainy weather the last few days, but that did not slow us down from touring and enjoying the beautiful countryside - it was absolutely breathtaking! We sat on the outside deck and visited while the thunder and lightening and rain entertained us. The narrow and winding roads around the countryside gave us lots of thrills and amusement as we toured around. The history of the villa, towns and country is amazing. I would recommend this villa to anyone! Thank you Silvie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I chose Casa il Campo based on the photos and reviews. I had never rented a property before, especially not one off a website. I was impressed by what I saw, but it did not prepare me for how truly beautiful this property is, nor for the extent of hospitality offered. My husband and I shared this home with our friends, another couple from NYC. The stone house is lovely, spacious, well-maintained, and well- equipped with every convenience except television. We did not mind this at all, as we were able to set up viewings of the World Cup on our computer, or headed into Cortona to watch with a crowd. There are so many rooms, nicks and crannies, that you could be together or find privacy within the house. We did not spend a lot of time in the house however, as the grounds were beyond belief. We spent much of our lunchtime, sitting outside on the porch, under natural covering, telling each other how lucky we were. Flowers and herbs in the near ground, a pool and olive/grape/fruit orchards in the middle ground, and mountains in the background! Unfortunately, none of the orchards were yet ripe, but it was pleasant imagining what it would be like when they were!

When we arrived, the home's caretaker had left for us: bread, cheese, sausage, cold-cuts, pasta, cookies, and a full basket of fruit, along with a bottle of wine and another of house-pressed olive oil. We were all set for our first breakfast and beyond. She and the owner were available to us for any issues which arose, the only one being my question about keeping windows open and bugs out. The next thing I knew, two Italian ladies showed up with fabric meshing, poles and a sewing machine, and on the spot, with animated conversation and hand gesturing between them, made us window screenings!

Due to our travel schedule we could only be in Tuscany 5 nights and 4 days. Despite that we got in walks; bicycle rides; swimming; shopping; touring of Florence, Siena, the Lake Trasimeno area, and our favorite, Cortona (twice). We went to the wine tasting/dinner held on Thursday nights there and it was a highlight. Florence was 1.5 hours away, Cortona only ten minutes. If you have not read Frances Mayer's Under the Tuscan Sun, which highlights the Cortona area, bring it along for your trip as I did. It was great to read it as I was experiencing much of what she did.

We look forward to returning to this home again in the future, with our whole family in tow!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,518
for 7 nights
£2,518
 
 
Prime season
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,939
for 7 nights
£2,939
 
 
High season
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,518
for 7 nights
£2,518
 
 
Autumn season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,457
for 7 nights
£1,457
 
 
Winter season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1

A 15% deposit is payable within 2 weeks of booking. Payment in full needs to be made 10 weeks prior to departure.

A refundable security/telephone deposit of Euros 500.- is payable upon arrival. Phone charges will be worked out prior to your departure and need to be paid in full.

Prefered method of payment is by bank transfer.

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.
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