Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
- 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.
"Valentina the cook was excellent - a real treat to have her services. Lovely villa, very spacious and relaxing, with the big plus of easy access to Lucignano."
"We had the most wonderful holiday at Le Querce. The house was exactly as we'd hoped it would be and in the lovliest of rural surroundings. We were also very lucky with the weather - clear blue skies for the best part of 2 weeks! Luana and Barbara the cooks/cleaners were superb and made the week a REAL holiday for me. They were so kind and charming and excellent cooks. Eating authentic Tuscan food in the beautiful garden was just such a treat! Elio the gardener did a brilliant job too and came to our rescue after a power-cut and kept the gorgeous pool and gardens spick and span. Anyway, I just wanted to say what a super place it was. We had a very special, peaceful and memorable family holiday there and I hope we will be able to go back again soon."
- Sitting room with archway leading to dining area
- Kitchen /breakfast room
- Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and full shower over bath
- Sitting area with fireplace
- Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Built-in barbecue
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- CD player
GAMES & SPORTS
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*
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST
- Cook service
* 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)
- Tennis 1.5km Lucignano
- Tennis 6km Calcione
- Riding 10km Sinalunga
- Watersports 45km Lake Trasimeno
- Small shops, supermarkets, restaurants 1.5km Lucignano
Places of Interest
- Arezzo 30km
- Siena 40km
- Perugia 70km
- Florence 125km
- Pisa 170km
- Bologna 180km
- 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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