Vacation in a Renaissance Painting. . .
Il Rifugio... where you will enjoy privacy, serenity and spectacular views. Unwind in this 17th century farmhouse on fifty-six acres of gardens, fields, woodlands and centuries-old terraced olive groves.
Il Rifugio is comprised of a seventeenth century stone farmhouse and 56 acres of private land. The house is situated on the edge of an ancient olive grove located above the village of Montanare in the community of Cortona in Tuscany, Italy. Cortona is just 10 minutes away by car.
Il Rifugio has two charming buildings: one is the main house, which has ten rooms plus 4-1/2 bathrooms, and the other is a small cottage, a few steps from the kitchen, with a laundry room and a bedroom with a bathroom.
Upstairs in the main house are four bedrooms: a master bedroom with a double bed, en suite bathroom and a second bedroom with a double bed and en suite bathroom; two other bedrooms with en suite bathrooms each with single beds that can be made up as doubles; and a common sitting room with a fireplace.
Downstairs is a large kitchen with a fireplace, separate walk-in pantry, dishwasher, five-burner stove with two ovens, a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, American coffee machine, enough pots and pans for cooking gourmet meals, and an outdoor pizza oven.
Also downstairs is a half bath, sitting room, formal dining room and a living room with a large fireplace fitted with a cast-iron wood-burning stove.
The cottage has a laundry room with a washer, dryer and deep sink, and a bedroom with two single beds and an en suite bathroom.
Il Rifugio can accommodate up to ten people comfortably, with ample space for privacy.
There is plenty of garden furniture and a pergola on the spacious stone terrace for eating or relaxing outdoors, with spectacular views of the surrounding olive grove and the rural valley below.
Utilities are included in the rental price. Of course the house is completely cleaned and supplied with fresh towels, soap, bed linens and basic supplies before you arrive and every week. Additional maid service during the week can be arranged at a minimal cost depending on the number of guests. Additional services, such as private city and winery tours, Tuscan garden tours, private in-house dinners, cooking school, wine or olive oil tasting, etc., can be prearranged at the time of booking.
Keywords: Villa, Farmhouse, Casa, House, Home