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Luxury Tuscan Villa(Cortona) with pool, air conditioning,sleeps 8/16 - Casa dell'Ovest

Jenny Taylor

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury Tuscan Villa(Cortona) with pool, air conditioning,sleeps 8/16 - Casa dell'Ovest

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Foiano della Chiana

Villa with two wings, each 4 ensuite bedrooms,artisan kitchens, olive grove

Casa Settema is a luxury, south facing villa divided into the TWO separate wings Casa dell'Ovest and Casa dell'Est, each self-catering for 8 people and ideal for families or groups of friends, max 16 people.The villa is part of an exclusive, recently converted using traditional materials, gated farm complex, Il Pino. Approached along a cypress lined driveway, the hilltop views across the Val di Chiana are stunning with uninterrupted views from the pergolas and the private swimming pool has views to the south, west or east.

The house as a whole has often been rented by two families or two generations, who want to spend their holidays together but retain a measure of independence.

The whole house has air conditioning and wifi.

The wings can also rented independently for groups up to eight with each one benefitting from separate private parking areas, private garden and patio areas with covered pergolas, totally separate entrances.There are four en suite bedrooms in each wing. The beautifully hand crafted fitted kitchens have dishwasher, large fridge freezers , oven and hob and granite worktops. The separate dining area seats eight and the comfortable leather sofas plus antique chairs are arranged around the fireplace for relaxing in the living room.

Each house is beautifully furnished from local artisans.

Outside Casa dell'Ovest has an alfresco dining area under a pergola shaded by grapevines with adjoining seating area with cushioned whicker sofa and chairs. Casale dell'Est has a vine covered pergola for alfresco dining too with another pergola sitting area further down the garden. Both have BBQs. The attractive swimming pool has an outdoor shower and a toilet in the pool room.There are sixteen sun loungers and eight umbrellas.

Although away from it all there are numerous tourist attractions nearby or easily accessed by car or by train,Terontola station 10 min.The villa is ideally placed for visiting the Southern part of Tuscany, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Montepulciano or day trips to Florence, Rome, San Gimignano, Assisi, Montalcino.Cortona our nearest hilltown famous as an Etruscan settlement.

ORGANISED TOURS AND ACTIVITIES: Prebooked tours and activities: The following tours and activities can be arranged, if you wish to prebook please ask for details. -Cooking course arranged at the house -Cycling day -Boat trips on Lake Trasimeno -Wine tasting -Ceramics and olive oil tour -Guided Tours to : Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, Montalcino, Bevagna and Montefalco Val D'Orcia .

More Details

Details for holiday villa Casa dell'Ovest, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

Casa dell'Ovest is the western wing of the villa. The excellent views looking west and south across the Val di Chiana from the garden can be enjoyed under the pergola from the large teak table which seats 8.The house has been tastefully restored and beautifully furnished with local antiques.The open fireplace in the lounge complements the central heating for winter use. For those hot summer nights there is full airconditioning.The dining room has a large extending dining table seating 8/10.The separate artisan built fitted-kitchen, has solid wood furniture with marble worktops with an integrated dishwasher and a Smeg fridge/freezer. Upstairs the master ensuite bedroom has a balcony with splendid southerly views and two more ensuite bedrooms and a twin bed room downstairs.The house has internal shutters and mosquito nets to all windows.Outside there is a wide terrace to three sides,landscaped grassed areas around the house.A path leads to the beautiful pool, orchard and olive grove
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jenny Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
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About Jenny Taylor

My name is Jenny Taylor and I coordinate the bookings.

Peter and I own Casa dell'Ovest and Rod and Jo own Casale dell'Est.

Jenny Taylor purchased this villa in 2009

Why Jenny Taylor chose Foiano della Chiana

We purchased Casa dell' Ovest and Casale dell'Est with our friends Rod and Jo Hogarth when Il Pino was first developed.

We chose our plot for the house south facing with wonderful views of rolling countryside. We decided rather than share the whole house we would divide the property into two, thus having a west and east wing.

It is wonderful seeing your house being built, making all the decisions.

We each have our own gardens, patios and entrances. The interiors are very similar but not exact copies. We had fun choosing furniture sometimes buying the same items such as the sofas and dining tables, but also making each our own home.

Cortona is a wonderful hill-town and we love that we can visit so many interesting places easily and we are still discovering new restaurants after all these years, plus revisiting our favourites.

What makes this villa unique

We all love Tuscany the scenery, the food, the friendly people we meet and the alfresco lifestyle.

We have found sharing very useful, we can go together both families or use both wings for special gatherings for each family. We also go several times just to our own house and find meeting new people by the pool interesting but not intrusive.

We love to share the seasonal fruit in the orchard near the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes thanks we had a briliant holiday at Casa dell'Ouest, a

lovely house and pool, brillant views, we were met at the

arranged time and the property was clean,would recommend

it to anybody,Kerry especially enjoyed your bookshelves
Jul 2012
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Reviews

5
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Casa dell'Ovest
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

An unforgetable Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely Spring holiday in this beautiful Tuscan villa. The setting is delightful with with uninterrupted views of rolling hills and cypress trees. There is so much to do in this area so we will have to return one day! We visited Cortona with it's hillside escalator(!), spent a day in Florence, had lunch in a hillside town and relaxed in a thermal spa (wonderful). Lake Trasimeno is nearby and we had a great meal in a lakeside restaurant there. We even had some meals outside under the pergola. The house is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable holiday, so on colder days we enjoyed cooking the local produce and drinking the wine indoors.

A special experience for us was seeing green woodpeckers, crested Hoopoes and hares.

We hope to come again!

Perfect for Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with young children, romantic getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed Springtime at Casa dell'Ovest it is a lovely time to visit and we look forward to welcoming you again.
5

A beautiful taste of Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

A really beautiful hilltop setting, capturing views of cypresses and sunflowers, rolling countryside and distant hill towns; truly the essence of Tuscany.

Casa dell' Ovest is a picturesque and beautifully maintained villa with everything we could have wanted from our holiday home, and lots more. On lazy days we'd relax outside under the vine-clad pergola, sipping prosecco or ice cold beer, admiring the Tuscan views or we'd lounge on sunbeds (great sunbeds with their own little awnings to keep the sun out of our eyes), under the sunshades around the private pool for just us and the next door villa. On more energetic days the hill towns of Cortona, Pienza and Montepulciano were wonderful to visit and just a short drive away. Then back to the villa to cook or barbecue on the long, warm evenings outside with the fireflies.

The air conditioning and traditional shutters screening the bright morning sunlight made sleep easy and set up another, unforgettable day in this wonderful property, on a holiday we shall never forget.

The owners had thought of everything from bathrobes on the back of bathroom doors to a coffee machine and fully equipped kitchen to help us enjoy our taste of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again.
5

Amazing place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the most amazing family holidays in this Villa near by Cortona. The Villa is surrounding by beautiful view and very well situate to visit Siena, Florence and other picturesque towns in the Tuscany. The Villa benefits from a private pool locate in a very peaceful area .We will recommend this villa to anyone would like to visit the Tuscany and definitely we will try to visit Italy again!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Everything spot on. The setting beautiful. Contents excellent. Clean, tidy and spacious. Everything you could need for a quality self catering holiday. Ideal for separate couples. Private ,good sized, pool. Good value.

Graham and Irene (Warrington)..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments about Casa dell'Ovest, we hope to see you again soon. Jenny
Dallas, Texas
5

Wonderful Family House

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at your lovely villa. The views are amazing- pictures just don't show how breathtaking the view from the front door is- you will just have to see for yourself. We had 2 adults, 3 small children, and 2 grandparents, and everyone loved the house and the area. The villa is very well equipped, everything our family needed, including a high chair and baby crib. The home was clean and well maintained. Jenny has thought of everything, even a notebook with directions to everywhere- including shopping, train stations, and restaurants. The villa is fairly remote, but that added to the Tuscan feel for us. Just a short 20 minute drive to Cortona and the local grocery store. Great location for exploring all the hilltowns, a bit far if you want to go to Florence several days. Our favorite trips were to Montepulciano and Cortona. We did a day trip to Venice on the train, but that was really too far for us to go for one day, and that is the one thing we would skip if we did the trip again. The kids just loved running around the grass and we enjoyed outside dining every night. There is a garden in the back of the house with fresh herbs and seasonal veggies that made the villa feel like a home. Our favorite night was having Denys and Evan come to the villa and cook for us (togetherintuscany.it). Everyone enjoyed making the bread and pasta and then eating our rewards. Runners and cyclists will love the rolling country hills and farms that surround the villa. I would leave from the villa and go for a daily run- amazing views and some tough hills! All around a great vacation home. My kids only complaint- "the pool water is really cold". Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
London
5

Excellent Villa

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from a week here (May 2011) and found it to be a beautifully presented villa with everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

The view of the surrounding countryside is charming, and whilst there are several towns worth visiting nearby, the villa itself feels pleasantly secluded.

I would recommend this location to anybody, and if you do visit and are interested in food be sure to book in to the Osteria del Teatro in Cortona.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
PERUGIA, Florence, Pisa & Rome
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Cortona, Terontola
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Bettolle/Val di Chiana
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

The villa situated in Southern Tuscany is perfect for visiting all the beautiful Renaissance hilltowns of Cortona, Arezzo,Siena, Perugia, Lucignano,Pienza, Montepulciano within 30 to 45 minutes drive.Assisi is just over an hour. Daytrips to Florence and Rome are possible by rail from the nearby station of Terontola. Lake Trasimeno with boat trips and water sports and walking in the Val D'Orcia are both within a 20 minute drive. The Etruscan hilltown of Cortona,with artworks, museums, unique shops and first class restaurants is only 15 minutes by car. For the more serious shopper the Val di Chiana Outlet Village is easily accessible by car.The area is in/adjacent to one of the top three wine areas of Italy, Brunello at Montalcino and nearer vineyards to visit in the Montepulciano region.

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Prices & Availability

From €1,750 Weekly

Prices for this holiday villa in Foiano della Chiana, Cortona area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
Spring
11 Apr 2015 - 1 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,875
for 7 nights
€1,875
 
 
Early Summer
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
High Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
for 7 nights
€2,500
 
 
Late summer
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,200
for 7 nights
€2,200
 
 
Low Season
3 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental rates are the same for each wing. A payment of 30% of the holiday cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable 2 months before the holiday start date. A security deposit of 350 Euros is payable on arrival at the start of the holiday. The security deposit will be returned once the house has been checked and the keys returned.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Foiano della Chiana in Cortona area

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent to bedroom4
  • All bathrooms have classic white fixtures and fittings with white tiles, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , groundfloor, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite
  • The three bedrooms upstairs are all ensuite,the rooms are fitted with traditional Italian hand made solid wood furniture with plenty of storage space and dressing space, a travel cot and high chair are available.All rooms have airconditioning and also internal wooden shutters for blocking out daylight and insect screens to allow the windows to be opened for ventilation if prefered. The downstairs bedroom has two single beds and the shower room just next door. A door leads from the bedroom directly onto the terrace at the back of the house where there is another table and chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
Pool towels are provided. Maid service available on request. In house catering available on request. Airport pickup available on request. Wine tours or cookery lessons can be arranged.

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