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Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Large bedrooms, private garden in stunning location with views of Cortona

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

-Cycling day

-Boat trips on Lake Trasomeno

-Wine tasting

-Ceramics and olive oil tour

-Guided Tours to :





Bevagna and Montefalco

Val D'Orcia


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.

More Details

Jennifer Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 January, 2017

About Jennifer Taylor

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

Why Jennifer Taylor chose Cortona area

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 .

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Stay in Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Fenice and thank you for writing a review. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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A wonderful week left us wanting more

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark we are glad you and your family had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday and look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
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Tuscan Dream

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you had such a good holiday and thank you for your positive review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences.
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Beautiful farmhouse conversion in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful stay at cortona

  • 4 of 5

very nice holiday home. beautiful swimming pull.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely authentic house that's very private

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Canta Napoli
"A wonderful fish restaurant in Camucia."
Osteria del Teatro
"My favourite restaurant for a special occasion."
Tattoria Dardano Cortona
"Always busy so you need to book"
Valdichiana Outlet Village
"A large outlet shopping centre with shops, restaurants and a children's play area."
Lago Trasimeno
"Ferry trips to the islands, see our timetables in the house. Have a day out on the busy beac..."
Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro
"A top wine tasting experience just down the road from La Fenice. The building and gardens ar..."
Il Duomo of Florence
"A day trip to Florence by train is easy, trains every hour from nearby Camucia station."
Piazza del Campo
"Siena is only 40 minutes by car to the historic centre and the Campo where the Palio is held."
"We are in a great location for visiting the beautiful hillowns of Southern Tuscany and Monte..."
Città della Domenica
"A mix of a game reserve and an Italian theme park with gardens and play areas for children."
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence, Pisa & Rome
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 Bettolle
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Numerous Cortona and surrounding area
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Cortona in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs ,washing machine
  • 2 bathrooms are adjacent to the bedrooms and consist of washbasin, toilet, bidet and walk in shower with terracota floors, white tiling and beamed ceilings the third is a downstairs cloakroom with basin, toilet and washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , mezzanine room above
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , mezzanine room above
  • 3 large bedrooms, 2 with double beds and the third with two single beds.The rooms are fitted with traditional Italian handmade solid wood furniture with plenty of storage and dressing space. All have beautiful views across the Val Di Chiana towards Cortona and being North facing are cooler at night. The bedrooms have internal solid wood shutters for blocking out the daylight and insect screens to allow them to be opened for ventilation. Two of the bedrooms have a staircase to a loft /mezzanine space above ( each with 2 further single beds) The space can be used for entertainment (TV, games console, video and DVD)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
It has a large lounge with comfortable seating for 6 and additional dining chairs.The dining area with extendable table to seat 8 leads through a brick arch to a large fully equipped kitchen with its own double doors to the patio.There is a cloakroom with toilet, basin and washing machine. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 double and one twin, 2 of which have additional mezzanine areas above. There are two shower rooms with shower, toilet, bidet and basin. Outside there is a shaded patio and private hedged gardens and a path leading to the shared beautiful pool with shower and changing room and tremendous views over to the hill town of Cortona.The well equipped kitchen (with the all important dishwasher) is larger than most and has a separate breakfast/preparation marble table. The units are solid wood with marble worktops. We have the added luxury of a coffee machine for making espresso and cappuccino. The property has central heating and an open fire for winter/autumn.

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