Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
- On the outskirts of the village
- Large lawned gardens
- Cook service included
About the villa
Encircled by wooded hillsides and drifts of wild flowers, this welcoming house sits privately amid its extensive and beautifully kept lawned gardens; the stone-built villa taking its name from the traditional Tuscan tower rising out of the roof, while its modern eco credentials include geothermic energy for heating the house, the water. Within the house, big rugs, bold artworks, beamed ceilings and an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings add colour and character to generously sized rooms; and a holiday tempo is enhanced by inclusive cook service for lunch or dinner. On the ground floor, a bright breakfast kitchen is joined by a stylish dining room and comfy sitting room with an open fireplace. Four first floor bedrooms are styled with country simplicity, each with air conditioning and en suite bathroom. And, nestling under the roof rafters, a quiet study occupies the tower. The focal point of the grounds is the large and lovely pool, overlooked by its excellent pool-house with shower room, kitchen, barbecue and covered dining terrace. And this pocket of peace is just 1.5km from medieval Lucignano with ample choice of shops and restaurants. Other towns and villages are within comfortable driving distance, and water sports on Lake Trasimeno are within 45km.
- Dining room
- Sitting room
- Utility room
- Kitchen opening to gardens
- Built-in barbecue
- Outdoor kitchen
- Satellite TVs
- DVD Player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
- American fridge/freezer
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 .5 to €6 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.
An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.
Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.
CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.
A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.
CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special. You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.
Service & Staffing
- Maid service - 2 members of staff 3 hours per day including cook service*
- Welcome pack
- Linen change 1 day(s) per week*
- Cook service 1 meals per day 6 day(s) per week
* Monday - Saturday
* Lunch or dinner, please note that dinner is prepared and left. Cost of food and drinks is not included and is payable locally
* On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional charge)
- Tennis 1.5km Lucignano
- Tennis 6km Calcione
- Riding 10km Sinalunga
- Watersports 45km Lake Trasimeno
- Small shops, supermarkets and restaurants 1.5km Lucignano
Places of Interest
- Arezzo 30km
- Siena 40km
- Perugia 70km
- Florence 103km
- Pisa 162km
- Bologna 191km
- Rome 200km
- Arezzo 30km
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.
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