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Enjoy an authentic and inspiring experience under the Tuscan Sun of Cortona

Josiane

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Josiane

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Enjoy an authentic and inspiring experience under the Tuscan Sun of Cortona

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Cortona - Antica Quercia Verde

Tuscan stone 'borgo' with three cottages, suitable for groups up to 10 people.

Antica Quercia Verde's cottages (Il Gonfianuvole, Il Risveglio and La Fonte) can cater for up to 10 people. With a swimming pool and views over the valley of Cortona, this property has been designed to offer you a relaxing and inspiring holiday. It features two fully equipped functional kitchen with dishwashers and dining areas, 4 elegant Italian “stanza matrimoniale” - queen size bed. It is possible to add bedding. 3 Bathrooms. Outdoors the property has two old stone barbecues, private areas where you can relax, enjoy a good wine and have dinner al fresco with a view over the valley and Cortona.

For the lovers of beauty, history, nature and natural produce Antica Quercia Verde is the place where you can enjoy an authentic and inspiring experience in Cortona, Tuscany.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Josiane (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

About Josiane

After having lived in four continents and travelled to many destinations we decided to move back to our family country home in Cortona. With a background in Yoga teaching and jewellery (Josiane), a background in import export - jewellery and strategic consultancy (Pietro) and two children, after having lived near Sydney for ten years, this decision has lead us to live in a more sustainable, conscious way in a pristine environment. 
Antica Quercia Verde has an almost millenary history and has been rebuilt and adapted many times during the centuries. With its typical old stone terraces, great effort and commitment is required to farm this land respectfully as has always been done here without the use of herbicides, fertilisers or any other chemicals. We embarked on a major project transforming our home into an agriturismo, giving us the opportunity to share our rustic Tuscan oasis with travellers from around the globe. It has taken us four years and a lot of energy. Our goal was to maintain the old character of this typically Tuscan farm while bringing its functionality into the current millennium, refurbishing the main building and two adjacent buildings, giving them all the characteristics of modern, very efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Then finally we built an in ground swimming pool and pergola for ultimate relaxation. The gardens and outdoor spaces have been carefully studied to create enjoyable spaces with native plants and convenient paths that lead guests from their cottages to the pool and playground.
Year after year we have rediscovered, cleared and pruned dozens of olive trees that we did not know we had. We have rebuilt old “dry” stone walls and were able to do so thanks to the help of many friends that came from various parts of the world to help us.

Why Josiane chose Cortona

Antica Quercia Verde is situated in the most beautiful heritage listed area that surrounds Cortona at an enjoyable walking distance (20 minutes uphill) from the town centre. Our agriturismo offers three elegant Tuscan cottages recently renovated for guests that would like to experience a relaxing yet inspiring holiday in a very private location. You will appreciate the spectacular countryside of Tuscany, relax in the swimming pool and have the possibility to enjoy meals outside as each cottage has its own alfresco dining area, whilst enjoying the views of Cortona, its Etruscan walls and its noble Renaissance churches.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

At Antica Quercia Verde, as our guest, you will live in an authentic and natural environment, as most of the year we maintain our olive groves and produce one of the most selected organic extra virgin olive oils. You will discover how artists, writers and saints found their inspiration wandering through this land. Situated half way between the suggestive Convent of Le Celle, founded by Saint Francis (20 minutes walking), and the Etruscan Tombs of Il Sodo (15 minutes walking), on the MAEC museum track facing Cortona’s town centre, this retreat of humble natural beauty is ideal for lovers of nature, trekking, mountain biking and many more outdoor activities. Antica Quercia Verde, farm stay, is also the perfect base for travellers wanting to explore Tuscany and Umbria. Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo and Lake Trasimeno are less than 30 minutes away by car, while Florence, Perugia and Assisi are a simple day trip by train (approximately one hour) from the local station.

A real natural oasis with Organic and EcoLabel certification.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the most beautiful, serene, peaceful places I've ever been!
Jun 2013
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People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Manzano Golf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cortona Camucia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: recommended

Come and experience the most beautiful spot in Cortona. Cortona's most precious attractions (Le Celle, S.Maria Nuova, Il Sodo, Villa Bramasole- Under the Tuscan Sun) are within 20 minutes walking distance from the property.

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Prices & Availability

From €379 Nightly

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cortona, Cortona area

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Winter
11 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
€1,903
for 5 nights
From
€379
€2,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,738
for 7 nights
€2,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Spring
11 Apr 2015 - 5 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
€1,903
for 5 nights
From
€379
€2,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
High 2015
6 Jun 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€2,738
for 7 nights
€2,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Winter
19 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,903
for 5 nights
From
€379
€2,343
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tourist Tax per Adult €8
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes Weekly rental is from Saturday to Saturday Arrivals between 15.00 and 19.00 Check-Out 10.00 AM
Pool Open: 15 May - 15 September

Pets not Allowed
Security deposit of €200 to be paid at arrival
Final cleaning: included in the weekly price
Winter Heating to be paid according to consumption
Tourist Tax: € 8.00 per adult (not included). (Tourist tax=€2.00 x adult x night, on the first 4 nights)
Deposit of 50% through credit card. Ask the owner
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cortona in Cortona area

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Stylish bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Blue room with a view - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Large stanza matrimoniale (cot or child bed upon request)
    Il Gonfianuvole - 1 Large Double Bed , Il Gonfianuvole 2
    Il Risveglio - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Il Risveglio
    La Fonte - 1 Large Double Bed , La Fonte
  • Elegant Tuscan style queen size bedroom (stanza matrimoniale).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Breakfast is available upon request (including gluten-free). Cooking classes are available on Wednesday afternoon, Tuscan dinners are prepared for our guests on Friday evening. Booking required.

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