Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our sympathetically restored 3 bedroom farmhouse with private pool has chestnut beams, terracotta tiles, and views towards Cortona and the surrounding countryside.
Casa Amato is set amongst working farmland and in the Summer us surrounded by fields of sunflowers or grain.
On the ground floor, where the famous 'Chianino' cows once lived, and where the cow rings are still in the walls, we have our spacious living room with feature stone fireplace, two comfy sofas, satellite tv with video/dvd player and cd player. The bright dining area has a beautiful old table and seats up to 6 people.
The bedrooms are split between the ground floor and first floor.
There is one bedroom on the ground floor and there are two on the first floor. The ground floor bedroom, with doors which lead on to the garden, has a double bed and ensuite shower room.
On the first floor there is the master bedroom with double bed and ensuite shower room and one bedroom with the option of either twin beds or double bed, with separate shower room.
We have a large private swimming pool which features Roman steps, travertine marble border, a diving board and large paved areas with sunbeds and parasols where you can relax.
Our beautiful chestnut pergola, which leads through a gate to the swimming pool, has two wonderful terracotta tables and chairs, with bbq, for eating “al fresco'.
Casa Amato's location is ideal for visiting the wonderful regions of Tuscany and Umbria, and is also less than a 10 minute drive from the beautiful etruscan town of Cortona, from where there are fantastic views of the Valdichiana and of Lake Trasimeno where Hannibal defeated the Romans, and which is the fourth largest lake in Italy. The lake has small beaches and offers boat trips and water sports.
Made even more popular by the film and book 'Under the Tuscan Sun', Cortona has wonderful restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as gelarerias which have the most fantastic and delicious choices of ice cream. There are also marvellous churches and excellent museums to visit.
Cortona, and the surrounding villages, are great fun throughout the year with their traditional festivals, all of which are equally proud to continue their traditions.
A forty-five minute walk, or five minute drive, outside the walls of Cortona takes you through the woods to the amazing monastery of 'Le Celle' which, Saint Francis founded in the early 13th century, preaching here in 1211. This is something not to be missed as it is absolutely beautiful. Locals and pilgrims alike find great spiritual inspiration from a visit here. You can visit the spartan cell of Saint Frances, with its stone bed and wooden pillow. There is also a church and small shop. Entrance is free of charge.
Casa Amato is ideally located only a ten minute drive to the main A1 superstrada. For those wanting a day trip to either Florence or Rome, the mainline railway station is only a three minute drive away, where you can get trains which go direct.
There are endless places to visit, including Arezzo, Perugia, Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, Assisi, Montalcino, Deruta, Gubbio, to name just a few. A little further afield are San Gimignano, Volterra and Orvieto.
We offer a free evening meal for our guests on one evening during their stay in the separate small annex on the property, which we use ourselves for cooking lessons with tourists visiting the area. .
We also offer other services to our guests at an extra charge, including cooking lessons, cooked evening meals, Italian lessons, tours, bike hire and more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pisa, Rome, Florence, Perugia, Nearest railway: Camucia, Cortona 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available|
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