List your home
Apply filters
£ to

La Scuderia, Cortona

from £96 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Located just below the beautiful hilltop walled town of Cortona, La Scuderia has the charm of a country cottage while enjoying the benefits of a walk to a nearby village with bars, shops and restaurants or even into Cortona itself (uphill walking or 5 minutes by car). The cottage sits in a parklike garden with a beautiful swimming pool. The owners' house is in the grounds but they are so large there is almost total privacy and La Scuderia has its own private courtyard area. It is a great base for exploring Tuscany and Umbria with good connections to the autostradas. Lake Trasimeno is only a 15 minute drive and mainline station with direct trains to Rome and Florence is only a 10 minute drive. Siena is 35 minutes by car. Bicycles are available for guests' use.

You will think you are guests of the Italian landed gentry and that is indeed the case. The very welcoming family occupy two houses on the estate (an older couple in one and a small family in the other), however, for guests it's like having a private house and garden (the adjoining house in the photo is not used by the family). The writer Alberto Moravia spent time here and wrote his novels "Conjugal Love" and "The Indifferent Ones" (L'Amore Coniugale/Gli Indifferenti) in the owner's house and in the gardens. Another guest to stay here was the former president of France, Francois Mitterand.

The front door opens into the open plan living room and kitchen with sitting room to the fore with 2 sofas, fireplace and satellite TV. The kitchen/dining areas are behind. The kitchen has oven, cooking hobs, frideg freezer and cupboards well-stocked with utensils, crockery and cutlery. En-route to the stairs is a small bathroom (WC and washbasin).

On the upper floor are the 2 air-conditioned bedrooms and the bathroom with shower and washing machine. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 singles that can be made up as one queen sized bed. A small child's bed is available if booked in advance. The air-conditioning is available with payment of €10/day paid to the owner on arrival.

The walled garden of 5 acres (2 hectares) has very mature hedged lawns with trees and flower beds. The large swimming pool is broadly oval and has the look of a small lake with a fountain. The pool is open from May through to September. It is about 12 metres at its longest dimension with a shallow and a deep end. There is an extensive pool terrace with good quality loungers giving on to lawns and other parkland as well as a pergola provided for shade. The whole park is walled with electrically operated gates (guests get their own electronic commander). The owners, a very pleasant local family of 4 sometimes use the pool but in practice it is usually left for the guests, they are very respectful of guests' privacy.

Please note that the owners' dogs one a German Shepherd are loose in the garden but are both very friendly.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tuoro, Lake Trasimeno 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 30 km, Nearest railway: Terontola-Cortona 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Tuscany region

La Scuderia is situated in the peace of its own large garden and in a village setting but there are good connections to main roads and Siena and Arezzo are a 45 minute drive each, Florence an hour by car and similar by train (the train station is nearby). Montepulciano is 30 minutes and the Val d'Orcia and Pienza a little further.

The Umbrian towns of Perugia, Assisi, Castiglione del Lago are within 1 hour's drive, a little further are Gubbio, Deruta, Todi, Orvieto and Spoleto, all possible day trips.

Montalla

La Scuderia is situated just below the beautiful medieval walled town of Cortona in Tuscany, made famous recently by Frances Mayes book "under the Tuscan Sun" which was made into a film with same name which was shot in Cortona. Cortona is on the south-eastern edge of Tuscany on its border with Tuscany and from here the whole of Umbria and southern Tuscany can be explored. Only a short drive (10-15 minutes) is beautiful Lake Trasimeno, the largest of lake on the Italian peninsula, it has beaches and ferries to 2 of the 3 islands on the lake where there are restaurants. The village of Pergo near to La Scuderia has a good grocery store, a pizzeria and a relais restaurant. Even nearer to the house is a specialist grocery store with upmarket provisions.

Guest reviewsPowered by TripAdvisor

Guest reviews no reviews

Guest reviews Powered by TripAdvisor

5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0

Excellent 5/5


2 reviews Excellent 5/5

Help other travellers decide where to stay

Add your voice to the conversation about this holiday home and your review will appear on TripAdvisor too.

Write a review

Write a review
Review 1-2 of 2

7 Sep 2014

5/5

"Great little spot"

We were in Cortona for a week for my cousin's wedding. As two couples it was quite difficult to find a small villa that met our expectations, La Scuderia certainly did. Upon arrival the owner, Lu… More

20 Sep 2013

5/5

"Beautiful setting for a relaxing family holiday"

La Scuderia was a simple and comfortable house in lovely secluded grounds, with an amazing swimming pool. Lucia provided a very welcoming and helpful service if we had any questions and made useful recommendations about the local area.
The downstairs toilet was an added bonus. The shower was good and beds were comfortable and clean. Some bins in the bedrooms and side tables downstairs would have been useful. You definitely need a car!
Cortona was a really lovely town with a wide range of eateries and interesting places to visit. The location is also well placed to visit other areas of interest, such as Siena or Assissi.

Review 1-2 of 2

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.

Close

Book your stay

Enter dates for more accurate prices

*
*

Min stay varies, Changeover day Sat

*

Sleeps 5

from £96 /night help

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Subtotal

Enter dates to see your price

This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

Contact the owner

Need more information first?

Close
*
help

Tick this box to request a quote for your stay. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online. Note that other guests may have received a quote for the same dates. The first one to pay gets the booking, so make your payment asap to secure your holiday.

This home can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank transfer)

Pay online via Holiday Lettings with your credit/debit card or your PayPal account to be covered by Payment Protection

You're booking with

Emma C.

100% Response rate

Calendar last updated:26 Nov 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian

Also consider

Province of Perugia
2037 properties
Cortona-old
810 properties
Perugia-old
427 properties
Lake Trasimeno-old
151 properties
Castiglione del Lago-old
148 properties
Castiglion Fiorentino-old
140 properties
Umbertide-old
95 properties
Citta Di Castello-old
94 properties
Foiano della Chiana-old
69 properties
Tuoro sul Trasimeno-old
54 properties
Montone-old
48 properties
Monterchi-old
47 properties
Val di Chiana-old
43 properties
Passignano sul Trasimeno-old
40 properties
Lake Trasimeno
30 properties
Val di Chiana
24 properties
Piegaio
21 properties
Piegaio-old
20 properties
Colognola-old
7 properties
Brolio-old
6 properties

Start a new search

Don’t let an old browser slow down your holiday

Your browser is out of date and might not work well with our website. Download the latest version to speed up your hunt for the perfect holiday home.

Just click on the icons to get to the download page