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Home-from-home comfort in the Tuscan hills

One of two guest patios with small charcoal grill
12 reviews
One of two guest patios with small charcoal grill
Guest Flat spans 2 lower floors of our 'casale'
West-facing Patio, accessed from Kitchen and Main Bedroom - a shady breakfast spot
How green was my valley!
Ergonomic kitchen area, with oven, gas top, built in fridge and quality equipment
Comfortable seating by wood-burning stove
Breakfast table near cooking area
Main Bedroom, with quality bed linen, opens to patio
Guest washing machine
Studio (sleeps two) with stair to main flat
Studio: access to sleeping space, bathroom below
2nd double bedroom, on Studio mezzanine
Two kilometres of 'white road' leads to the house
View from house of rolling hills, well marked trails, ideal for walking, biking etc
Just arrived from Camucia station
Canadian Vine in Autumn - a lovely time for walking
Honeymooners welcome!
Lots to see in nearby Cortona: the Medieval Town Hall
Street Life in nearby Cortona
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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
Get above and beyond it all in our hillside retreat. Here we offer Spring and Autumn self catering holidays, with a focus on hill walking and relaxing in spacious, well presented accommodation that spans the lower two levels of our secluded farm cottage, located in tranquill hills 12 km (plus 2 km white road) above historic Cortona in S.E. Tuscany (car needed.) Inside guests can relax in the comfortable lounge, cook (self catering) and dine in comfort, thanks to our well equipped kitchen/diner with adjacent dining room. Choose between two characterful double bedrooms (one up an open staircase on the Studio mezzanine (extra single bed at ground level available on request), There are two bathrooms each with walk in shower, and two patios with tables/chairs/sunshades, plus 3 acres of open meadows for strolling, with stunning vistas. The... Read more
About the Owner, Kate U
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 17 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We aim to help in the way that's most appropriate to you - as much or as little as you wish! Once you've booked the holiday, we're happy to advise on airports and flights, and things to do in the area. We send detailed, personalised travel directions, bringing you in past a local supermarket to pick up grocery supplies. On arrival, we like to meet and escort guests down the hill to the house, where we give you your keys, and orientate you within the flat. If tired by the long flight, we frequently wait till the following morning to show you round outside. We remain available throughout your stay to help - but will give you plenty of space, and never intrude unless you seek our help.
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Excellent - based on 12 reviews
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

What wasn’t to like? In need of break far from the madding crowd, we couldn’t have found a more perfect spot. Tucked away amidst the magnificent scenery of Tuscany - a perfect base for nature lovers, for walking or just chilling with a good book. The owners Kate and Andrew had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable and...

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Thank you for your appreciation of our house and the hills around. You too were the perfect guests, we look forward very much to welcoming you back!


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A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My husband and I stayed in this lovey flat in the Tuscan hills outside of Cortona for 5 nights with another couple in late August/early September 2016. Kate and Andrew were very accommodating hosts and not intrusive in the least. The grounds are lovingly tended and beautiful; the views awesome. The flat was perfect for us and obviously a labor...

Brentwood, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Breathtaking views, authentic Tuscan villa that dreams are made of. Kate and Andrew are the most gracious of hosts, hands on when needed and always happy to help out. I feel like we've made friends for life! If you are looking for a villa high in the hills of the most beautiful country in the world, this is it! It...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
No smoking, no late night parties, and no additional guests without prior consent from us. Certain pets may be brought, but only after discussion with us, to determine the...
    2 Full baths
    1 Twin
    2 Cribs
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
RM 723
RM 4,795
1 Apr 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Spring Season
4 nights
RM 723
RM 4,795
1 Sep 2018 -
24 Nov 2018
Autumn Season
4 nights
RM 723
RM 4,795
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Everyone booking is subject to the City of Cortona Hospitality Tax of €1.50 per person per night for the first 4 nights, payable in cash on arrival.A couple with child under 3 may use our travel cot, and will be charged the rate for 2 people only.
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About the neighbourhood
When not walking in the hills, there are numerous places to visit, the nearest of which is the Etruscan hill town of Cortona (12 km) where festivals start at Easter, a colourful affair. From this moment on the pavements cafes hum with life. Village festivals within a 25 km radius of our house celebrate local products - wine, oil, cheese, beefsteak - even frogs and snails, all welcome!Cortona houses many masterpieces. Visit the art gallery with works by Fra Angelico, who lived here as a Dominican monk; and by Luca Signorelli. Piero Della Francesca was born in nearby San Sepolchro: his frescoes can be seen in Arezzo and Monterchi. Much of Perugino;s work can be viewed in Perugia or at his birthplace, Città della Pieve. Assisi is a must for the 13th Century decoration of its Basilica by Gio... more
Getting around
To get the most benefit from the area, you will need some form of transport, either car, motor bike or or mountain pedal bike. (Although the hill climbs suit road bikes, 2 km of white gravel track brings you to our house.) Trains only get you as near as Camucia /14 km) and buses are linked to school runs, so not conveniently timed!
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Rome/Pisa/Florence/Preugia: 175.0 km
Railway: Camucia-Cortona or Terontola-Cortona: 16.0 km
Ferry: Livorno: 140.0 km
Cortona is readily accessible by train (hourly service from Florenze and 2 hourly service from Rome) and by car along the autostrada/toll road (3 hours from Rome and 1 hour 30 from Florence). Pisa and Rome Fiumicino airports are connected by rail and are served by most of the main airlines. Perugia (irregular services) and Rome Ciampino are served by Ryanair. Guests are to hire their car when booking their flights, since local rates do not compare favourably and the only multi national car hire firm with a Cortona/Camucia office is Sixt.
Nearby cities
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