Poggio dei Castagni

Val d'Orcia & near Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

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With stunning mountain views from its infinity pool, beautiful interiors furnished in country chic, and acres of grounds for perfect privacy, this luxury villa in Tuscany is a delightful hideaway.

In brief

  • 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.

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Study/dressing room
  • Sitting room
  • Shower room
  • Double bedroom

First Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Bathroom
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite

Separate Annexe

  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite

Separate Annexe

  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • Basic Italian Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD player

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Kitchen Essentials

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

Private Infinity Pool

  • 12m x 6m
  • 1.2m x 2.2m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • The pool has solar panel heating and a cover
  • It is open from mid May until mid September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Something Special

  • Bathroom amenities

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 2 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • 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

Important Information

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.

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 14:00 . Departure by 10:00.


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




  • 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

Train Station

  • Camucia 10km
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.

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.