La Torre

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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From £1,675 per week

Flexi Promise Villa

Our view

A 14th century tower, converted with flair, this family villa in Tuscany would also make an indulgent choice just for two. It’s perfectly private, yet just a stroll from picturesque Cetona.

In brief

  • Countryside views
  • On the outskirts of the village
  • Characterful restoration

About the villa

With gorgeous rural views, which get better with each flight of stairs, La Torre looks down over grassy slopes and terraces, sprinkled with trees and forming a cushion of peaceful privacy. A long flight of stone steps lead down from the villa to a lovely pool and poolside pergola, set amid lawns and screened in greenery for a sense of seclusion. But in fact, the tower house is just five hundred metres from shops and trattoria in Cetona’s cobbled streets, its vine-shaded terrace furnished for al fresco dining, with the medieval Citta della Pieve framed in an enchanting backdrop. From the terrace, doors lead in to a country kitchen and delightful living room, designed with arty rusticity and bright with kilims, cushions and pictures. The Tower is on 4 levels, and there is one spacious bedroom on each of the floors above, all furnished with a touch of romance and a few iconic pieces for the design connoisseurs. The villa has been recently renovated with the help of two architects adding new elegant bathrooms, closet space, a library room, a new entrance and a stone staircase. Ideal for a group of friends or for families with older children, La Torre could be booked together with an adjacent property, La Torretta, to accommodate additional guests in a fully self-contained villa for two.

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Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance with closet and WC
  • Sitting room with dining area opening out onto a terrace.
  • Kitchen/breakfast room

First Floor

  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bathtub and separate shower

Second Floor

  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower

Third Floor

  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Open attic space, study and library

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

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

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 4m
  • 1.2m x 1.8m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Please note that there are 120 steps down from the house to the pool
  • The pool is open from the end of May to the end of September.

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Maid service 3 hours per day 3 day(s) per week*
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week*
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week*

* Including changeover day (Saturday)

Important Information


Please note this property has a lower occupancy price for 2 or 4 people except for peak season.

La Torre can also be taken in combination with La Torretta, a wonderful guest annexe for a couple. Please ask for details.

CV 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.


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 25km Lamborghini - Panicarola
  • Watersports 30km Lake Trasimeno

Amenities

  • Shops 500m

Places of Interest

  • Montepulciano 30km
  • Lake Trasimeno 30km
  • Pienza 45km
  • Perugia/Orvieto 60km
  • Arezzo 80km
  • Siena 90km

Airports

  • Perugia 60km
  • Florence 150km
  • Rome 200km
  • Pisa 210km
  • Bologna 240km

Train 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.

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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.