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Jenny Taylor

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Bedrooms 4
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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VILLA CASALE DELL 'EST: 4 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 8

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 to the south, west or east.The house is beautifully furnished from local artisans.Although away from it all there are numerous tourist attractions nearby or easily accessed by car or 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 .

Florence Medieval and Renaissance: Enjoy the panoramic views around Florence ; in the historical centre a guided tour around the Cathedral complex and The Academy Gallery.

Ceramics and Olive Oil: A tour that marries together artistic craftmanship and the aromas and tastes of Umbria. departing from the house your destination will be Deruta, famous for Majolica. visit a family run business and see all the stages of ceramic production. Continue on to an olive oil producer at the gateway of Spello. Taste the typical produce of this land with bruschetta seasoned with an excellent extra virgin olive oil washed down by a glass of local wine.

ACTIVITIES FROM OR IN THE VILLA: Cooking Course: Tastes, aromas colours, genuine dishes made from first class produce, typical of this very fertile territory. A cook and helper will come to the house with a basket full of local seasonal produce and will then teach you in the kitchen to prepare a Tuscan starter, hand made pasta course, main course and side dish plus a dessert. The menu changes with the seasons. the dinner is prepared by you under the guidance of an expert cook and will be accompanied by an excellent local wine. At the end of the meal's preparation, the table will be set and you can enjoy the meal in the relaxed atmosphere of the house.

Cycling Day: either with a guide or just explore on your own.

Walking

WINE TASTING TOUR: Montalcino, among the wine cellars and the beautiful Sant'Antimo Abbey.Accompanied visit to meet one of the monks, famous for their Gregorian Chant, maybe attend mass.

After visiting the abbey you can visit the cellar of a notable winery and at lunch taste the wines they produce.

At the end of lunch perhps a short walk into the medieval centre of Montacino, noted for its production of Brunello wine.

Mid afternoon a guided visit in the exclusive and famous Castello Banfi cellar. In the Castle wine shop taste the wine.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Casale dell 'Est, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

Casale dell'Est is the eastern wing of the houseThe large dining area under the pergola has magnificent views south and east.\the house has been tastefully retored and furnished with local antiques.The lounge contains comfortable seating for 8. The dining room has a large extending table seating 8/10.The master ensuite bedroom has a balcony with superb views towards Cortona.There are further ensuite bedrooms, one double and one twinupstairs and an ensuite twin downstairs. For the hot summer nights there is full air conditioning and the internal shutters and mosquito nets on all the windows aid a great night's sleep. An open fire complements the central heating for full use in the winter.The artisan built fully fitted kitchen echos the antique Tuscan furniture. The house comfortably sleeps 8.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Have just spent a wonderful week in Il Pino Casa dell'Est. My friends and I were flabbergasted by the beautiful countryside with wild rabbits and pheasants running about.



The house is well designed and equipped with everything you need for a perfect holiday. We were 4 couples in all, each having their own bedroom with private bathroom; we didn't feel cramped and had privacy. There is ample space for everyone.



The pool and the pool area is great for relaxing, weather permitting. Unfortunatelly we weren't so lucky in this respct.



Nevertheless, Tuscany has so much to offer even in cloudy weather, thus we took the best of it. Il Pino is fantastically located, so we made day trips to Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, San Gimignano, even to Assisi.



In choosing Il Pino for our home away from home, we couldn't have made a better choice. Being a Tuscany lover, hope to return some day soon. Rod, thank you.







A group of friends from Poland :-)
May 2013
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Reviews

4.8
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Casale dell 'Est
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
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Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
5

Wonderful holiday in wonderful property

  • 5 out of 5
A spacious, charming and beautiful Villa in private grounds with a large secluded pool. The villa exceeded expectations and provided a marvellous base for exploring the area. The house is ideal for families or as in our case a group of friends with 4 good bedrooms each with its own bathroom.
The gardens are lovely with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the pergola provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining. Cortona is in easy reach for restaurants, bars and shopping and if you can tear yourself away from the pool and gardens ,Arrezo, Montepulciano and the delights of Tuscany are an easy day trip.
All in all this villa lives up to its billing and I would wholeheartedly recommend it, particularly for groups and families. I look forward to returning.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
5

Autumn Idyll in Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
A group of friends took the opportunity to soak up some sun and drink in the ambience of late September in Tuscany.
Tuscany did not disappoint, nor did the Villa Casa del Est.
The villa is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. It was very clean and well maintained.
The views from the villa are stunning and the pool, though private and secluded also has wonderful views.
The gardens are well tended and there is plenty of room for children to play safely.
Situated in the centre of Tuscany the villa is a perfect base to visit the famous hill towns. Our visit to Arrezzo which included the frescoes of Piero della Francesca in San Francesco, ( which were used in the film the English Patient), followed by lunch in the Piazza Grande, was just wonderful.
I will recommend this property to all my friends and family
  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
4

A Week In Tuscany

  • 4 out of 5
We rented the Villa 'Est for one week with our extended family. The description of the villa was accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well supplied with cooking utensils and pots and pans. We were pleasantly surprised with the grounds surrounding the villa. The photos on the website are outdated and the landscape surrounding the villa is lush and developed. We had views of sunflower fields and rolling hills. Every night we had dinner outside. The private pool was extremely nice and much needed in Tuscany in July. The small villages nearby were an easy drive to pick up groceries. We had many day trips to local towns such as Cortona, Siena and Montepulciano. They were all between 30 minutes and 60 minutes from the villa. We would recommend this property to friends and family and we hope to return in the future.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
London
5

Picture perfect Tuscan villa

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a wonderful week at Casa del Est. The house was very comfortable and well appointed with more than one expects, but everything one could want on a holiday. Everyone (3 adults and 4 children aged 5 months, 2 years, 2 1/2 years, 3 1/2 years) enjoyed spending time in the garden and swimming in the pool. While the views over the sunflower covered fields across the valley were stunning. We also enjoyed exploring nearby Cortona and Lake Trasimeno, especially Castiglione del Lago. We'd definitely recommend Casa del Est.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
United Kingdom
3

Disappointed

  • 3 out of 5
After travelling 10 hours, the gated complex was locked, couldn't get in, no one there to greet us. Confusion, frustration, it took nearly two hours to gain access into the property. We were then met with a kitchen that was lacking in cleanliness, a coffee machine which was full of mould, kitchen drawers that had crumbs and bits of food in the corners. In the bathroom dirty soap holders with the previous guests soap still there.
Yes the actual house is architecturally stunning and well equipped. The location is great, however this spoilt the start of our holiday, very poor customer care.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We unreservedly apologised for the lack of greeting at the time to our guest, who collected the keys but couldn't work out which door the keys opened.
She therefore did not gain admittance as easily or reliably as we would have wanted.
We now have a new meeting and greeting system in place, with extra backup.
Due to this confusion and frustration the fact that the coffee machine wasn't emptied and there were crumbs in a kitchen drawer were all too much for our guest who was tired following her journey.
this is our first critical review but we will not allow such errors to happen again.
business
Casale dell 'Est
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p407799?uni_id=1003641
+44 -(0)1248 810530
Foiano della Chiana Cortona area
5

Found the needle in the haystack...

  • 5 out of 5
We spent our last holidays at casa dell'Est at the wonderful Il Pino estate which - from it' s majestuous position on a small hill - overlooks a very nice valley in the Valdichiana area. Most interesting cities are within a 1.5 hour drive range (e..g. Siena / Pienza / Arezzo / Cortona / Volterra / Firenze and even Assisi)
The house itself was very well furnished and offered excellent comfort with a bathroom in each of the 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, comfortable seating in the living room, a relaxing pergola just outside the kitchen and lastly but not the least, airconditioning in all rooms, though one should be careful not too overcharge the powergrid too much.
Our children loved the garden to play around and of course we all adored the semi-private swimming pool at the end of the lawn.
In a nutshell, the casa dell'est at Il Pino is one these nice spots on this globe to simply relax and enjoy the moment....
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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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Rates & Availability

From €240 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday villa in Foiano della Chiana, Cortona area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
 
Low Season
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€720
for 3 nights
From
€240
€1,400
 
 
Easter
28 Mar 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
Spring
11 Apr 2015 - 1 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€750
for 3 nights
From
€250
€1,500
 
 
Early Summer
2 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 
 
High Summer
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
 
Late Summer
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
for 7 nights
€1,750
 

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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 start of the holiday. 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 Casale dell 'Estin 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:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , bedroom 4
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 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:
Maid service available on request. In house catering available on request. Airport pickup available on request. wine tours and cookery lessons can be organised.
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