Poggio dei Castagni
Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
- Historic towns nearby
- Infinity pool
- Stunning mountain views
About the villa
Set high in the forested hills above historic Cortona, this enchanting former farmhouse is surrounded by two hundred hectares of its own land, where a woodland walk leads to breathtaking vistas of Lake Trasimeno. The old stone house and its two little cottages nestle in tranquil gardens, with drifts of lavender lining a pathway to the swimming pool terrace, perfectly placed for haunting views of heat hazed mountain peaks. A poolside gazebo makes a relaxing al fresco sitting room, complemented by a pergola dining terrace beside the house, while the villa itself is beautifully restored and brimming with character. Ancient beams and rafters now look down on colourful rugs and cushions, comfy sofas in cool toned blue and white, antiques and unique artefacts. Rustic chic bedrooms feature hand-painted furniture, a big timber sleigh bed and romantic four-poster, and bathrooms are replete with Tuscan stone sinks and free-standing bathtubs. Very popular for gatherings of family or friends, the villa is 3km from shops in Montenare, 15km from Cortona and 30km from water sports on Trasimeno.
- Kitchen with dining area
- Study/dressing room
- Sitting room
- Shower room
- Double bedroom
- Sitting room
- 2 Twin bedrooms
- Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite
- Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
- Double bedroom with shower room en suite
- Pizza oven
- Basic Italian Sky satellite TV
- DVD Player
- CD player
GAMES & SPORTS
- Table tennis
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board
- Bathroom amenities
No more than 10 guests are permitted.
Please note that pool heating will usually bring the water temperature up to approximately 10 degrees higher than the night time temperature. As such in early or late season if the nights time temperatures are low, guests may still find the pool feels cold despite heating.
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.
Service & Staffing
- 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
- Pre-arrival grocery shopping*
* MAID -Extra hours available on request for an additional cost, payable locally
* LINEN -On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional cost payable locally)
* GROCERIES - Available on request at €65/75 plus the cost of the shopping
- Tennis club Cortona 15km
- Riding and watersports 30km Lake Trasimeno
- Nearest shops 3km Montenare
- Supermarket 10km Camucia
Places Of Interest
- Cortona 15km
- Perugia 60km
- Assisi 80km
- Orvieto 120km
- Perugia 60km
- Florence 110km
- Pisa 190km
- Rome 210km
- Camucia 10km
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
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 delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa.
Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.