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CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR CORTONA, GARDEN, DINING PATIO, OLIVE GROVE, AC,WiFI – Home 191607 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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CHARMING COTTAGE NEAR CORTONA, GARDEN, DINING PATIO, OLIVE GROVE, AC,WiFI – Home 191607

Excellent Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Charming small villa in pretty medieval village about 25 minutes from Cortona. The house is set in large gardens and olive grove with views of the surrounding hills. A/C and Wi-Fi throughout. Very comfortable and really fully equipped. Mint condition. Lovely Garden setting with dining patio ovelooking really beautiful gardens. Stunning countryside. The perfect base to explore Tuscany and nearby Umbria.

• Visit Florence, Siena, Chianti, and the hill and wine towns of Tuscany. Discover Assisi and Perugia in Umbria: 1 hour's drive. Itineraries provided.

• FREE COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE: GPS (Sat-Nav), Italian mobile/cell phone, laptop computer, Wi-Fi internet.

• Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities, A/C, Wi-Fi, linen, final cleaning, taxes. From November to end-March, gas and electricity consumption is metered and charged at cost.

• Swimming pools and thermal spas nearby.

• Excellent good value local

Charming small villa in pretty medieval village about 25 minutes from Cortona. The house is set in large gardens and olive grove with views of the surrounding hills. A/C and Wi-Fi throughout. Very comfortable and really fully equipped. Mint condition. Lovely Garden setting with dining patio ovelooking really beautiful gardens. Stunning countryside. The perfect base to explore Tuscany and nearby Umbria.

• Visit Florence, Siena, Chianti, and the hill and wine towns of Tuscany. Discover Assisi and Perugia in Umbria: 1 hour's drive. Itineraries provided.

• FREE COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE: GPS (Sat-Nav), Italian mobile/cell phone, laptop computer, Wi-Fi internet.

• Rental rates are all-inclusive: all utilities, A/C, Wi-Fi, linen, final cleaning, taxes. From November to end-March, gas and electricity consumption is metered and charged at cost.

• Swimming pools and thermal spas nearby.

• Excellent good value local restaurants.

• Short walk to the village.

• Completely private house sharing very large grounds with an old and very beautiful ex-farmhouse. Ideal for groups of up to 4 adults (families of up to 5).

• 2 large very comfortable bedrooms (one with four-poster bed) with en-suite bathrooms.

• Large living room; open wood-burning fireplace; Dining room; Kitchen. Panoramic dining patio.

• The house is totally self-contained and private; not overlooked. Beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, and marble bathrooms.

• Excepionally well furnished; fully equipped. Great views from each room.

• Wi-Fi in all rooms and on patio.

• A/C in all rooms.

• 2 TVs; DVD; CD.

• Parking in grounds.

• Maid service or experienced baby-sitter possible.

• Staff on property to assist.

Further details indoors

• FREE COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE: GPS (SAT-NAV), Italian mobile/cell phone, laptop computer, unlimited Wi-Fi internet: totally free of charge (book on reservation).

• FREE: Baby cot/crib and high chair.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

Tuscany has everything: beautiful counryside with olives and cypresses, sunshine, wonderful food and wine, and countless local festivals.

Because of its strategic location, the house is the perfect base to explore Southern Tuscany and nearby Umbria. Visit Siena (26 miles), Florence (50 miles), Perugia and Assisi (40 miles), and Arezzo (12 miles). Rome (112 miles) is 90 minutes away by train; 2 hours by car. Nearby are the medieval hill towns of Southern Tuscany and Umbria, including the famous wine-producing hill-towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino.

See the exaordinary landscape in the Val d’Orcia. Visit Pienza, an entire town built for a Pope, and listen to Gregorian Chant at the monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Lake Trasimeno is nearby. Explore the Chianti region and San Gimignano. And much more.

Cortona

Cortona was made famous by the film and book Under the Tuscan Sun. It is a lively town with excellent good value restaurants. There is a special occasion nearly every week, including the Tuscan Sun festival in end July/early August and many musical and artistic events all year.

Local Festivals are dedicated to mushrooms, truffles, olive oil, chestnuts, pizza, duck, beefsteak, lumberjack competitions, jousting on horseback, processions in medieval costume.

There is an open-air market in the area every day including Monday in Foiano, Thursday in Camucia (beside Cortona), Friday in Castiglion Fiorentino and Saturday in Cortona.

Special trips: Dive across enchanting countryside to Villa La Foce and its world-famous garden created by an Anglo-American lady who was also a war hero. On your way back, treat yourself to the famous thermal spa in Bagno Vignoni, or stop off for a drink at Montichiello, a tiny and pretty hill village

See the monasteries where the English Patient film was made: Sant'Antimo and Sant’Anna in Camprena. We provide a scenic itinerary!

Or just relax in your garden, have a BBQ, cool down in a nearby pool ....

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

smoking ALLLOWED outside the house!

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About the owner

C S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
23 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Nov 2011. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £594 to £856.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2017.

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“A Gem in Tuscany”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

The information provided by Cesare at the time of booking was the best we've ever had! On arrival, we were greeted with a very helpful introduction to "our home for the week". It was great having a welcome gift of wine, some delicious home grown plums and their home produced olive oil. La Colonica is set in lovely gardens/grounds. There are so many places to sit and relax. We especially loved the covered outside dining area. When it comes to the house, the two double bedrooms both with en-suites were perfect for us. The beds were very comfortable with really good quality sheets. Though the kitchen was not large, it had everything we needed for the week including good, sharp knives! We enjoyed evenings in the lounge with a good selection of DVDs. Despite temperatures well in the 30s, we had no need to use the airco. The whole house has high ceilings and is pleasantly cool at night. The parking at La Colonica, outside the house, is very convenient. Although close to the local village, the "cottage" was very quiet. Our week at La Colonica was delightful from start to finish. We loved it and look forward to returning.

“Wonderful unique place. Pure Magic.”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2012

La Colonica is a wonderful unique place. From the moment they opened the big gates, this year's holiday became pure magic. We were overcome with the setting - the beautiful cottage is surrounded by wonderful gardens, and was bathed in sunlight when we arrived. Inside the house, everything was cool. We chose a large bedroom with a huge four poster bed, and en suite bathroom. From the bedroom we looked out on gardens, olive grove and Cortona! We had breakfast on the patio, and afterwards went sightseeing or stayed home sunbathing and reading. There is a lot to see - Cortona, Siena, Assisi, the Tuscan hill towns, the Val d’Orcia and best of all, the Abbey of Mount Oliveto. A once in a lifetime experience. Total peace and quiet. The villa is amazing. It is so beautifully decorated and there is everything one can need - even reusable shopping bags! It is magnificently well-maintained and kept sparkling by a wonderful lady who brings flowers and fruit from the garden. Grazie Signora! There are shaded swings in the gardens and olive grove for reading, day-dreaming.... There is incredibly good Wi-Fi (even in the garden!). La Colonica has no swimming pool so most days we went to a lovely quiet pool a few minutes away.We had barbecues, we cooked pasta, we bought wonderful fruit, vegetables and breads at the local markets and got wine from the local vineyard. We sat in the garden in the evenings with a drink listening to music and wondered what made the Tuscan light so special! I have never been so relaxed in my life, nor has my husband.This place is so unique, the gentle owner who lives on another house on the estate and never intrudes, the friendly staff, and the wonderful dogs, Flint and Rocco. We are going back!

“Exceptional Tuscan Rental”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2012

My wife and I just spent 4 weeks at La Colonica. We have been traveling to Europe and staying for multiple weeks in rented cottages and apartments for the past 6 years. La Colonica was easily our best self-catering experience so far. Unlike many rental properties we've stayed in, La Colonica is very nicely furnished, very clean and decorated to a level that you would have or would like to have in your own home. Everything we needed was there. The house is also fully air conditioned which provided a welcome oasis after traipsing around Florence and the hilltop villages in the hot summer months. Most important, though, was the friendly assistance provided by the staff. They were always available and provided an abundance of advice and guidance on the local sights (in English). We were even treated to a few dishes (e.g., very tasty home-made pasta meal, fruit salad) prepared by the owner who also allowed us to enjoy delicious apricots and plums from the trees on his property. It is very quiet so you can be assured of a good night's rest (something we didn't get in a number of other accommodations we've stayed in).

“Great Base and Caring Hosts”

Reviewed 25 Dec 2011

We wanted a Tuscan retreat situated in a central spot in the region to maximize our traveling and La Colonica was a perfect choice. We arrived late but David had already offered to buy us groceries and made us feel welcome immediately we arrived. Never short of suggestions, our hosts were discrete but available. The dogs were a joy for the kids as well. Overall the atmosphere made this lodging a home away from home and complemented the wonderful Tuscan experience. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a central location in the region. Thanks David and Cesare and we look forward to revisiting.

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