We spent 9 days here in the end of May, 9 excellent days to be exact. The house has a unique charm in it and the location is close to perfect. The views to the valley are stunning and i think we spent countless hours just watching the valley open up before our eyes. Our group had 4 adults and 2 children and the space in the house was plenty. Would have had room for at least 4 more people easily. Good side is that the kids had own room for playing. House is really nicely decoratef and kitchen has everything you need for making nice meals. Kitchen also has really nice Tuscany charm in it with big working fire place which you could also use for cooking.
The weather was pretty chilly especially for the first days of our stay, but luckily the owner provided us with plenty of dry wood to burn in the fireplaces. We had really cozy nights on the fireplace with glasses of nice local red wine and some good books. There is also a excellent supermarket just 10 minutes drive from the house, so it was easy to get all the necessities for cooking. I recommend having a car or atleast bicycles in order yo get to the supermarket and to explore the surrounding areas more widely. Area surrounding the house is also really nice with some good marked trails for hiking. Some of us took a half day hike up to the mountains and from there to the the valley next to the house. There is trails even for even longer hikes and the views are, need i say, absolutely stunning. I can highly recommend if you like certain type of charm in a house and really accessible hiking combined with Tuscany views. Hoping to come back some day, grazie mille!
Loved this house in the Cortona area of Tuscany. Beautiful hillside location overlooking olive trees and the valley below. Stunning pool (which was cleaned every morning) and sun deck was perfect in the afternoon for lazing around and gazing out over the view. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms ensured our group of four had ample space. Perfect location for taking day trips to nearby towns and vineyards which we did. Luca, the owner met us there and showed us around and was a phone call away if we ever needed anything. Our favorite thing was to take a glass of wine or two onto the deck and watch the sun setting over the hills and valley. Gorgeous. Thanks Luca for a wonderful stay!
Beautiful views, great pool and lots of space in the villa. Host is easily contactable if you have any problems (not that we did).
The house is situated between the cities of Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino, and was easy to find by car. (We used google maps) We visited Cortona which was a beautyfull little hillside town, took the train to Firenze for a daytrip, and visited a local vinyard only 10 minutes from the house. There are a number of shops in Castiglion Fiorentino, and we were able to find what we needed there. We also travelled to the outlet shopping centre in Valdichiana - great icecream!
The houses was spacious with enough room for our two families, and the pool was wonderful. We spent many hours swimming and relaxing in the sun. The only negative thing about the house is that the AC = fans, and there were no basic inventory in the kitchen (salt, sugar, dishwashersoap, kitchentowles, ovenmittens etc) We had a wonderful stay, and really liked the area and the house.
This was our (two families) second time in this wonderful, traditional italian house. We just love it and its magnificent swimming pool and huge garden. Owner is also very kind and helpful, whenever we needed help.
Perfect place for those who need a peaceful and relaxing holiday. However the house is close to lovely cities like Cortona, Arezzo and Florence.