House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Your holiday to Tuscany is special. You want a home that will provide you with the essential pool and of course the internet. You want to be close to the amenities but far enough away for privacy, seclusion and relaxation. We would love to welcome you to Villa Rosa which has all these features and much more. We have created a home that is (FREE) Wi-Fi enabled -even by the cool and sparkling pool - and is a luxury private home nestled into the Tuscan hillside with expansive and stunning views across the valley. Villa Rosa is just a few minutes drive or leisurely walk into vibrant Cortona. Couples love it, families love it. It is heaven. A two bedroom, two bathroom, fully furnished beautiful private house for your Tuscan holiday.

There is a very special calm that envelops you when you arrive at Villa Rosa. It is a wonderful way to start your fabulous Tuscan experience!

The House:

Suitable for all types of holidaymakers and explorers! It is cosy enough for a couple who want a romantic break and roomy enough for family, two couples or friends who wish to explore Tuscany together. The property is WiFi enabled - from bed to the pool - it has two bedroom, two bathrooms, loads of living space, al fresco living with multiple patios, built in BBQ, fireplace, lawn, garden and private deep cool pool. Plus we supply an extra two fold out beds that you could use for another two children if needed. Baby is not forgotten with a porta-cot, high chair and pushchair.

We have built Villa Rosa as a superb combination of the old and the new. A 400+ year old cottage with a 21st century renovatio. This has created a comfortable, two level, two double bedroom, two bathroom home with easy indoor/outdoor living area and stunning pool and lawn. Furnished with all the home comforts that make you melt into your surroundings and never want to leave.

There is the essential wifi, a library of books and music, loads of space for the kids to play in and the pool is ever so slightly apart from the house to provide another area to escape to so you can leave your kids (or friends) on the patio or lawn. The vista is extraordinary. Wide views to die for.

The location;

If you’re arriving by car then it is an easy drive to the front door - No steep, single lane, hairpin turns or gravel roads to navigate. Bliss.

They always say location is the most important aspect and with Villa Rosa it definitely ticks the Location Box! You are just two minutes walk to Torreone bar and shop which has Brioche delivered daily and makes a superb breakfast treat. Just across the road from here is I grifi - a restaurant that does both lunch and dinner. Walking never felt so good!

One kilometer away is the City of Cortona - easy enough to walk to (or drive if you wish). Cortona is packed with all sorts of amenities: eating & drinking, entertainment - cinema and festivals - markets, boutiques, butchers, bakers, green grocers, wine tasting, bars for wonderful coffess and there is a nightlife. So even though Villa Rosa is a short distance from this hustle and bustle she is a safe haven that is private, relaxing and secluded - providing you with the perfect balance of your holiday.

When you arrive by car it is an easy drive to the front door - No steep hill lanes, no single lane (backup to the last driveway) no hairpin turns or gravel roads to navigate. Bliss.

An ideal holiday location for friends, families and the experienced travellers.

Tuscany: EAT|LIVE|DRINK|TASTE|LEARN|EXPLORE

In Summer there are no hidden or extra charges, all inclusive.

In early Spring and late Autumn you may need heating which is user pays.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Lake Trasimeno 10 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence (Rome, Pisa, Perugia) 137 km, Nearest railway: Camucia (orTerontola-Cortona) 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Tuscany region

An ideal holiday location for friends, families and the experienced travellers.

Escape to Tuscany: LIVE|EAT|TASTE|LEARN|EXPLORE

Tuscany is about living the dream - the hot summer days, the vineyards, the food, the cycle lanes across the valley that follow the canals to Arezzo, the cooking schools, the pottery lessons, the horse treks, the local markets, the historic monuments and remnants of past civilisations to explore. For those who love nature and walking there are marked walks in the hills and around the wider area of Cortona and of course there is just relaxing by the pool soaking up the suns rays and re-energising your body and soul.

Explore the historic hill top City of Cortona with its Etruscan, Roman and Middle-Age architecture, Etruscan Tombs, Museums, Medici Fort, Cathedral and Churches. Not to mention the great bars and cafes that you can visit and sit at the outside tables to watch the world go by.

Cortona also hosts a large number of artist galleries, antique shops and festivals. The art galleries are full of treasures from sculpture, jewellery, oil paintings, water colours and Marquetry. Antique shops provide wonderful cool places to explore these treasures. The festivals are varied - from the snail festival, the mushroom festival to the pageantry of the Il Palio in Sienna and Cortona's own medieval celebration complete with crossbow competitions.

You can go further afield to wander the vineyards in the valley or follow the trail that outlines the area that Hannibal fought his famous battle with Flaminius on the shores of nearby Lake Trasimeno. Other hill top towns beckon with Montepulicano (approx. 30min) and Montelcino (approx. 40min) with its famous Brunello wines. Sienna (approx. 40min) is close enough to go and enjoy lunch in the Piazza and stroll the streets in the late afternoon. Assisi (approx. 45min) is also nearby for those who wish to explore the wonderful Giotto murals in the church of St Francis of Assisi. Florence is an easy one hour away by train or car to see its famous resident- Davide - at the Galleria dell'Accademia and of course the myriad of art in the Uffizi is not to be missed. Rome is also easily reached though we do suggest catching the train ( 2 hours) as driving in this city is rather a challenge.

Food and wine are at the heart of Tuscany and you are treated to a sumptuous array markets, local stores, restaurants and bars in Cortona and in the villages that surround this beautiful world. The food is fresh and tasty, the wines delectable. From the corner bar, the causal and comforting Enoteca, to the more formal and luxurious restaurants - Tuscany has everything. You just need to choose.

Cortona

Cortona is well serviced to make any holiday easy and enjoyable.

At Villa Rosa we provide a welcome pack with ideas of things to do and there is also an information centre in the heart of Cortona that will help pack your holiday with activities from cooking classes to wine tasting to golf courses.

English is widely spoken as Cortona has been aligned with The University of Georgia (USA) for summer school for over 30 years which has bought many English speakers to the town. Cortona is also the mecca for all those who love Frances Mayes and her Under the Tuscan Sun book and film.

The locals are welcoming and generous in their hospitality.

There are 5 supermarkets within a 10 minute drive, over 30 excellent restaurants in the City of Cortona which are well frequented by both visitor and locals. The shopping is vast - there are 3 excellent outlet villages within an hour's drive. The Arrezzo Antique market held over the weekend of the first Sunday of the month (except August) is the largest outdoor antique market in Europe. Hand-painted pottery from Deruta is about 40 minutes by car.

There are several beaches on Lake Trasimeno about 20 minutes away and there are ferries going out to the islands in the lake. Sailing is also available on the lake. For those of you who need exercise and love walking, there are marked trials for walks in the hills surrounding Villa Rosa. Two public tennis courts are located at the end of the road and of course a stroll into the City of Cortona is also to be claimed as exercise!

There are also two golf courses nearby that are well equipped and you can hire golf clubs.