Tucked away in the hills of rural Tuscany, about 13km east of the ancient Etruscan / Medieval hill-top town of Cortona. About 1.5 hours from Florence and 2.5 hours from Rome. Perfect for two families or for a large extended family get-together. Private pool (10 by 5 metres) and a large terraced garden with fruit and olive trees amid six acres.
Originally four separate houses, now a beautifully restored and well equipped large family home. The accommodation is split-level and arranged with areas for relaxation and privacy at both ends of the house. Central to the house is a gorgeous, large well equipped kitchen opening onto a terrace overlooking the pool and garden. there is also a second kitchen, for a quiet breakfast, two sitting rooms and a variety of hallways where you can escape or challenge each other to a game of table football. The house is steeped in history and set within the stunning surroundings of a national park.
Relax and make use of the barbecue, original bread ovens for the more adventurous cooks, WiFi, TVs with DVD and video, table football, table tennis, board games, books, hammock, and pergolas for relaxation.
The house has four bedrooms, three of which are double and the fourth sleeps four. There is also a balcony / mezzanine above the second kitchen which can be reached from stairs in the main sitting room. This has two extra beds which can be used for sleeping extras, on negotiation with Rebecca (the owner).
There are village shop close by but for more general needs, Camucia and Cortona have supermarkets. For sightseeing, Rome, Florence, Ravenna, Sienna, Assisi are all within reach and the Valdichianna Outlet Village 45 mins by car. Lake Trasimeno with its islands, pedalos, and bars is also close by if you feel like a day on the water. If you feel like visiting a local vineyard there are plenty within easy reach too and trips can be arranged from Cortona - see the local tourist office or ask for Marco in Molesini's wine shop in the central square.
Wonderful for wildlife, bird watching, cycling and obviously for sightseeing in this fantastic area. A fabulous baby-sitter who speaks English as well as Italian, a cleaner if you would like extra-help during your stay, a private chef either for the entire stay or just for the odd meal, can all be arranged.