Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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 Al 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 refurbished in 2013 with a new liner and a salt water system.
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 ,Severini to Pietro da Cortona. Every room enjoys an unspoiled and serene view on the Tuscan countryside as shown on the pictures of this website The house is ideal for families with children of all ages also because the pool is fenced.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lago di Trasimeno 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 40 km, Nearest railway: Camuccia di Cortona or Terontola 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
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.
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.
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.
|Further details outdoors|
The house is situated well within its own land, surrounded by laurel and lavender hedges, an orchard and olive groves.
The pool has a safety fence and has a new salt system water .
The two acres of garden are ideal for children. In front of the kitchen the owners have planted a herb 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).
Upon your arrival you will find a small welcome pack (enough for a light dinner and breakfast) waiting for you. Mid-weekly maid service as well as all linens, towels and pool towels are included in the rental. The pool is open from June to September.
The house is equipped with an iron and ironing board. The house is suitable for small children. The owners can provide 2 baby beds, 2 high chairs and have installed permanent child gates at the top and bottom of the internal stair case.
The Tuscany region
The house is situated near the charming little village of Montanare in southern Tuscany. This romantic and tranquil family home is the ideal base to explore the historic hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria. Other attractions include the Palio in Siena and the Giostra del Saraceno (jousting) in Arezzo. Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Montepulciano, Piensa, Citta di Castello amongst others are all within easy access. There is sailing on Lake Trasimeno, twenty minutes away.
Casa Il Campo is a five minute walk from the village of Montanare, which has a bar/convenience store, a post office and a lovely Tuscan Trattoria (Il Molino). The village of Pergo, five minutes by car has a good Pizzaria, a well-stoked supermarket (Mario, the owner, is a first rate butcher) and a nice Cafe. For bigger shops we recommend the Co-op in Camuccia.
The nearest town to Casa Il Campo is the Etruscan hill town of Cortona. Besides beautiful churches and the Celle (the retreat) of San Francis of Assissi, Cortona's Museo Diocesano and Museo Etrusco are world renowned. Cortona hosts the Tuscan Sun Festival (classical music - first two weeks in August). The Cortona Antiques' Fair is one of the most important in Italy (September).
The historic centre of Cortona has been pedestrianized. Along the Via Nazionale you will find a number of lovely stores, ranging from the local pottery maker, two antiques' dealers, a butcher, a greengrocer to Barchelli's, a lovely cafe. Do not miss the central square and adjoining Piazza Signorelli.
Cortona is known throughout Italy for its food, particularly its beef. For a small town it has a remarkable number of excellent restaurants ranging from simple pizzaria (la Grotta, la Logetta) to very elegant (Tonino's, Osteria del Teatro).