Casa dei Vini

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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From £1,898 per week

Our view

In a stunning sylvan setting, with beautiful bucolic views of timeless hills and valleys, this family villa in Tuscany is steeped in tranquillity, yet within easy reach of historic towns.

In brief

  • Valley views
  • Historic towns nearby
  • Private pool

About the villa

There’s something quite bewitching about the approach to this villa, along an avenue of beech, oak and ancient chestnut trees, and past a century old cedar to the pretty stone house, cloaked in climbing roses, with a super view of Cetona forming a fairy-tale backdrop. Within the grounds, broad lawns are punctuated with flowers and shrubs; the swimming pool is set between silvered olive trees and scented lavender; and a path leads to a cool cellar cut into the rock, where wines are left for guests to enjoy on an ‘honesty’ basis, settling-up at the end of their stay.Within the villa, spacious rooms are attractively furnished in fresh country style. On the ground floor, a charming sitting/dining room is divided by a huge stone arch, echoed by big double doors to the garden, while a second sitting room, on the floor above, has a cool country look and opens out to the top of the outdoor stone staircase. With woodland paths on the doorstep, the villa is just 2.5km from Cetona’s shops and good restaurants, with golf at Panicarola, water sports on Lake Trasimeno, and fascinating Cortona all within 50km.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Shower room
  • Utility room
  • Double bedroom (can be made up as twin) with shower room en suite

First Floor

  • Living room
  • Bathroom
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom (can be made up as twin)
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as double)

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Wireless speakers
  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • Selection of books

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Free standing fans

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 11m x 6m
  • 1.3m x 1.85m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September
  • Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Important Information


Fewer of You?
Reduced Prices are available for lower occupancies for departures from mid May to the end of June and in early September.

CV Representative

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available to visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

 

Location


ACtivities

  • Golf in Lamborghini
  • Watersports in Castiglione del Lago

Amenities

  • Shops and restaurants 2.5km Cetona
  • Archaeological site of Belvedere 3km
  • Large supermarket 12km Querce al Pino

Places of Interest

  • Siena 85km
  • Lake Trasimeno 30km
  • Montepulciano 30km
  • Pienza 45km
  • Cortona 50km
  • Orvieto 55km
  • Perugia 70km
  • Arezzo 80km
  • Assisi 90km

Airports

  • Perugia 80km
  • Florence 145km
  • Rome 180km
  • Pisa 210km
  • Bologna 240km

MainLine Station

  • Chiusi Scalo 9km
About the area

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Average weather

The rolling, strangely haunting scenery of the Val d’Orcia is the backdrop to many a Renaissance painting. Its cypress-studded ridges form one of the iconic modern images of ‘classic Tuscany’. The towns are a delight for architecture buffs: the Renaissance palaces of Montepulciano and Pienza; the Romanesque Collegiata in San Quirico d’Orcia, hewn entirely from honey-coloured travertine. Cortona clings to the side of a mountain overlooking the Valdichiana, looking out to Lake Trasimeno and neighbouring Umbria.

Find out more about Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. 

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.