Le Querce

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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Prices for this property are available on request, please call the number below to speak to a Villa Specialist about pricing and availability.

+44 (0)20 7261 5499

Our view

An intimate and informal family villa in Tuscany, the soporifically peaceful Le Querce is also well placed within easy reach of major vineyards, medieval towns, riding trails and water sports.

In brief

  • On the outskirts of the village
  • Large lawned gardens
  • Cook service included

About the villa

With all the character of its 17th century origins, and all the comfort of a much loved family home, this old stone house leaves nothing to chance when it comes to relaxation. Airy rooms are furnished in an enchanting blend of old and new, with colourful kilims and artworks complementing country simplicity. Each of the villa’s four bedrooms has an en suite bathroom and air conditioning. The living room at the heart of the house, with its windows onto the garden, is complemented by a cosy study / sitting room on the floor above, warmed by a big log fire on autumn evenings. Cook service is included for guests’ main meals, with extra hours arranged on request. And beside the lovely swimming pool in very private gardens, a well-designed pool house incorporates a shower and wc, a kitchenette and barbecue, and a covered sitting and dining terrace for long, leisurely lunches. Close to both Tuscan and Umbrian attractions, this idle idyll is just 1.5km from little shops and restaurants in the walled town of Lucignano, and within 45km of Arezzo, Siena and Lake Trasimeno.


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Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with archway leading to dining area
  • Kitchen /breakfast room
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and full shower over bath

First Floor

  • Sitting area with fireplace
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Kitchenette


  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning

Kitchen Essentials

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

Private Pool

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1.15m x 2.35m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with WC and shower room
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Heating

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 hours per day 6 day(s) per week


  • Cook service
  • Cooking Lessons in villa

Monday - Saturday

 On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional charge)

*  Monday - Saturday (lunch or dinner, please note that dinner is prepared and left)

Important Information

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.


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


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




  • Tennis 1.5km Lucignano
  • Tennis 6km Calcione
  • Riding 10km Sinalunga
  • Watersports 45km Lake Trasimeno
  • Bike Hire
  • Thermal Baths


  • Small shops, supermarkets, restaurants 1.5km Lucignano

Places of Interest

  • Arezzo 30km
  • Siena 40km
  • Perugia 70km


  • Florence 125km
  • Pisa 170km
  • Bologna 180km
  • Rome 200km

Train Station

  • Arezzo 30km
About the area

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona

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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. 


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


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