|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
La Fenice is part of an award winning restoration of a substantial farmhouse contained in private walled and hedged, landscaped gardens. Romantic or family all is catered for, with its private garden and magnificent swimming pool 20x8m. The accommodation is over 140sqm restored with terracotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings. Downstairs consists of a large lounge/dining room seating 8 at the table and with comfortable seating around the open fireplace. The dining room leads through a brick arch to a large fully equipped kitchen with its own double doors to the patio,the large patio is excellent for al fresco breakfasts, lunch and evening BBQs. There is a cloakroom with toilet and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, two of which have additional sleeping/entertaining mezzanine areas above and 2 bathrooms with shower/toilet/basin and bidet. Outside from the shaded patio and private hedged garden there is a path leading to the shared beautiful pool with shower and changing room and tremendous views over to the hill town of Cortona.
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
-Boat trips on Lake Trasomeno
-Ceramics and olive oil tour
-Guided Tours to :
Bevagna and Montefalco
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 an excellent glass of local wine.
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.
We bought La Fenice with another family 15 years ago.
Our children were teenagers then but are now grown up with children of their own.
We have enjoyed sharing the house together and also separately or taking friends.
Jennifer Taylor purchased this farmhouse in 2000
The advantage of our house is that we are in the countryside but close to the wonderful hill town of Cortona. The shops in Camucia are only 10 minutes drive.
We love visiting Siena only 45 minutes on the dual carriage way .
We know the house is looked after all year round. We have known Stefano who meets and greets from 2000, he also on hand for help if anything needs doing and Maria takes care of all the cleaning and laundry.
Our group of five had a really good stay in this Cortona farmhouse just a few kilometers out of Cortona. The views were great, enjoyed the poolside time, the lodging was one of our best stays on our trip. Good size kitchen for our group and great dining table for us to sit and talk about our trip. Access to and from Florence was very easy. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
A beautiful property in a wonderful location. We didn't venture far but a few visits to the lake and some wonderful meals in Cortona has made us vow to return. The pool and amenities made for a very relaxing holiday. The house feels like home, we didn't want to leave.
Absolutely gorgeous view of Cortona and the countryside. Well laid out with bedrooms and baths up living room, kitchen, and dining on ground floor. Kitchen was well stocked. We hosted a cooking class at the house and had everything needed. Garden is a great setting for meals or morning coffee. Kids enjoyed the pool and it was huge (big enough for a lap swimmer). Lots of towels and pretty much everything needed.
Be sure to ask owners about hiring their friend Stefano to take you on a tour or do a cooking class. Plenty of parking. Actual grocery store was an easy 10 minute drive. Owners were easy to communicate with and onsite checkin was handled very well.
We were a family of 5 and this could comfortably accommodate 3 couples or 2-3 families with up to 10 or 12 including children. Highly recommended.
This beautifully converted farmhouse has ample space and all the conveniences for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. Large and very well maintained pool with personal sun loungers in allocated space. Stunning views over the countryside. Great base to explore the surrounding areas. Would highly recommend.
The pool area is fab and really quiet not fighting for sunbeds as the house has it's own,
The garden is very private and the house has everything you need.
Cortona and Sienna have do far been our favourite to visit but lots to do on the doorstep but you do need a car.
Whilst the location is rural La Fenice is convenient for visiting all parts of Tuscany.The villa situated in Southern Tuscany is perfect for visiting all the beautiful Renaissance hill towns of Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Lucignano, Pienza, Montepulciano within 30 to 45 minutes drive.
Assisi is just over an hour. Day trips to Florence and Rome are possible by rail from the nearby station of Terontola.
Lake Trasimeno water sports, walking and cycling activites are about 20 minutes.
The Etruscan hill town 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.
We are able to offer the facility of prebooking tours and activities, please see the more detailed reference at the end.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Change over is Saturday. Guests are requested to arrive any time after 4.00pm.
You will be met at the house by Maria or Stefano. Detailed directions, telephone contact numbers and house details will be sent to you at least three weeks before the holiday start date. Departure time is 10am, keys collected and security deposit returned by Stefano.
Condominium pool rules please ask for a copy.