from £473 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Giusi e Dario – Home 5431525 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from manager

Description

main House

A charming Tuscan villa designed, decorated and furnished by 'Giusi', the Italian cook who often helps friend Frances Mayes prepare splendid luncheons and dinner parties at Villa Bramasole, near Cortona. Giusi is mentioned and photographed in Frances Mayes' books “Under The Tuscan Sun”, “Bella Tuscany”, “In Tuscany”, and most recently her illustrated book about Tuscan living style, “Bringing Tuscany Home”. Located in the grounds of Giusi and Dario's farm in the hills to the east of Cortona, the villa faces west towards the setting sun, overlooking the beautiful Val d'Esse at the mouth of which stands Cortona, 6 miles away, on a hilltop dominating the plain of the Valdichiana. Giusi and Dario live in their stone farmhouse a little further uphill with Dario's mother and their two sons. Although they lead an active farming life, the privacy of guests staying in the villa is guaranteed and Giusi

main House

A charming Tuscan villa designed, decorated and furnished by 'Giusi', the Italian cook who often helps friend Frances Mayes prepare splendid luncheons and dinner parties at Villa Bramasole, near Cortona. Giusi is mentioned and photographed in Frances Mayes' books “Under The Tuscan Sun”, “Bella Tuscany”, “In Tuscany”, and most recently her illustrated book about Tuscan living style, “Bringing Tuscany Home”. Located in the grounds of Giusi and Dario's farm in the hills to the east of Cortona, the villa faces west towards the setting sun, overlooking the beautiful Val d'Esse at the mouth of which stands Cortona, 6 miles away, on a hilltop dominating the plain of the Valdichiana. Giusi and Dario live in their stone farmhouse a little further uphill with Dario's mother and their two sons. Although they lead an active farming life, the privacy of guests staying in the villa is guaranteed and Giusi or Dario will not disturb you, unless of course you need their help or advice. The property can host up to 12 people and it is composed of the main house and a charming cottage called Ciciano.

Ciciano is a charming cottage located on the farm estate of Giuseppina and Dario that will accommodate 4 persons in the same comfort and elegance that has become the hallmark of Casa Giusi & Dario's itself. The beautifully decorated and furnished unit is a 2-storey Tuscan home based on the rural vernacular of past centuries, using traditional techniques and materials such as terracotta, wooden beams, stuccoed walls and a pantiled roof. The Cottage was converted from an old cow barn where 'Ciciano' (Dario's father's nickname) housed his beloved white 'Chianina' cattle. It has its own private sun terrace where you can eat and relax outside, completely out of sight of guests staying at Casa Giusi & Dario's or the family home situated further uphill.

Main house Layout: Ground floor – large kitchen dining room, open-plan living room with fireplace, external sun terrace, 2 queen bedrooms, 1 independent bathroom with standup shower Top floor -1 double bedroom, 1 independent bathroom with standup shower

Lower ground floor – stairs down from living room to spare room with 2 small beds for kids, bathroom. Outside the villa is surrounded by grass lawns; French doors from living room open directly onto wide panoramic sun terrace; stone pathway leads to an in-ground 8 x 4 meter swimming pool reserved exclusively for guests' use

Cottage

Other info:
Layout: Ground floor – large kitchen and diniing room, external sun terrace, queen bedroom with bathroom ensuite, one twin room with attached bathroom, sitting room with TV, guest bathroom

Top floor – open-plan studio bedroom with attached bathroom

House Equipment: central heating, air-conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with DVD player, stereo CD player, wireless internet access

Nearest shops, restaurant, fuel station: 3 kms

Access: Turnoff from main road onto a gravel-surfaced lane, 800 meters long, leading uphill to farm

Distances: Cortona 11 kms, Perugia 40 kms, Arezzo 40 kms, Siena 70 kms, Florence 120 kms, Rome 200 kms

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 6 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player

More Less

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, 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
View Policy

House rules

Tourist Tax: 8,00€ per person over 12 years old to be paid on site.
Heating to be paid on site according to consumption: 5€ GPL
Air conditioning to be paid to consumption: (0,35€ kWh)

More

About the manager

Hilltownstours
Calendar updated::
25 Mar 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Italy
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Nov 2014. Located in Cortona, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £3305 to £4957.

The Manager has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Mar 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 1 review Excellent
1 review

Write a review

Excellent
1
Very Good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review
Review 1-1 of 1

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

425588 properties

Italy Holidays

100731 properties

Tuscany Holidays

23601 properties

Cortona

856 properties

Arezzo

313 properties

Bucine

215 properties

Anghiari

90 properties

Loro Ciuffenna

59 properties

Terranuova Bracciolini

49 properties

Monterchi

43 properties

Sansepolcro

39 properties

Montevarchi

38 properties

Cavriglia

33 properties

Laterina

32 properties

Talla

14 properties

Pergo

11 properties

Bagnena

11 properties

Montegonzi

8 properties

Stia

8 properties

Pieve Santo Stefano

7 properties

Sestino

7 properties

Camucia

6 properties

Start a new search

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.