Palazzo di Chiantina has recently undergone sympathetic restoration, we have made every effort with the selection of the interior furnishings to ensure that they reflect local traditions whilst retain that important element of modern comfort. The vine covered pergola allows you to dine alfresco whilst enjoying the magnificent views. The villa is well located, 4km from the nearest village, Mercatale. Perugia, Cortona and Lake Trasemeno are all within travelling distance. Set in 2 hectares of private land, the gardens and terraces contain a variety of fruit trees, figs, walnuts, plum, almonds, olives and vines and you are welcome to help yourselves to their bounty (in season of course). There is a swimming pool again, with beautiful views and unusually for the area it is heated by solar panels. There is a shaded pergola by the pool with a sofa seating area as well as plenty of sun loungers. The outdoor terrace is covered in vine and wisteria creating a large, shady, scented (in May/June) eating area. Relax and enjoy the divine views, at night you may see the fireflies dancing and you’ll see exactly why the monks chose this spot.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
6 bedroom/bathroom villa, separate annexe. Heated pool set in beautiful gardens
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Nov 2018
About Ashleigh Wigley
Il Palazzo di Chiantina has been our family holiday home for 16 years. We have enjoyed many happy holidays with family and friends over many years.
Ashleigh Wigley purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Ashleigh Wigley chose Cortona
Although many properties in the area enjoy spectacular views. Il Palazzo di Chiantina never ceases to impress every first time visitor to the property, it is beautiful with the breathtaking views constantly changing with the varying lights of the day. Stunning!
What makes this Villa unique
We are blessed with the most wonderful local help. Our gardener Vittorio has developed the garden since we took ownership. He is so proud of his piece of paradise and often picks the produce for our guests. Patrizia our housekeeper is his niece, she is so helpful and always tries to be of every assistance possible. All our guests have always given glowing reports of our wonderful custodians. I highly recommend Adriana our local cook who is always happy to shop, prepare and clear away, wonderful lovely rustic lunches. Perfect for a long lunch under the pergola in the heat of the sun! We can organise more formal dinner parties if required too.....
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
The house exceeded all our expectations. Perfect for 3 generations of one family sharing a holiday together.
Beautiful villa -amazing views!
Two families shared this fantastic villa mid-August and had a great time. The place is really well appointed with lots of attention to detail and high-end finishes. The house is more than big enough for everyone to spread out and have some space but has a very homely feel. The pool area is brilliant too, sun all day and plenty of loungers for everyone and some shady spots when needed.
We needed some rest and relaxation after a hectic tour of Rome and this lovely farmhouse really fitted the bill. We visited Siena, Florence and Cortona, all within fairly easy reach.
Sitting under the grapevines eating great meats and cheeses looking down over the Tuscan valley was idyllic! The house sits high on a hill which is pretty steep so you need to be a confident driver, although after the first few days you soon get used to it.
Very good comms with Ashleigh who couldn't have been more helpful.
Very highly recommended all round!
Beautiful house ,grounds and veiws
The house and grounds were impeccably clean and well equipped.
We have just returned from celebrating my parents golden wedding anniversary, and I couldn't of imagined celebrating it in any other way. ... it was just perfect!
The views where to die for... we sat out in the evening sun taking in the views and listening to the sound of the birds and bullfrogs.
The pool was warm and the children never tired of it... we even managed to entertain 6 teenagers with table tennis and table football... no sulky faces !!
We had days out in Rome , Florence,Cortona, boat trips and a dayvout at the market in Umbertide.
The house was immaculate and very comfortable,it felt quite luxurious , but still retained its Tuscan charm.
The owners have excellent comms and were incredibly helpful.
I would reccomend this rental to anybody and hope to book again in the very near future.
Under the guise of celebrating a birthday milestone, I persuaded my family to spend a week in this amazing house. Three generations under one roof and everyone had the most special of times.
I can not thank Ashleigh enough for being so patient with me before we confirmed our booking (whilst I checked that the whole family was happy and we could sort flights etc) and then recommending places to eat and visit.
Meanwhile on the ground we were greeted by Patritzia who really could not do enough for us - a lasagne and shopping as ordered on arrival and even arranged a trip to a local Olive Oil processing business. She could not have done more.
We were also lucky enough to help with the harvesting of olives from the trees in the spectacular garden. This kept the children occupied for a while and even one of them for 4 hours (he was hooked!). A big thank you to Vittoria for being so patient with them all!
There was plenty to do nearby - Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona, the Lake which really appealed to all ages.
We also went to nearby restaurants and used the wood fired pizza oven twice which the children loved.
It is also an idyllic spot with a view that I never tired off.
We will all take away some amazing memories and I would recommend this property to anyone.
Thank you for your lovely review Emma, so happy it was a happy holiday for you and the family. We would love to welcome you back at any time. Best wishes for 2017, Ashleigh
Our perfect Italian Wedding!
What can we say! This farmhouse provided the perfect settting and location for our recent Italian wedding celebrations. Ashleigh the owner was so helpful with all the pre wedding/holiday planning, i could not have done it all without her! The location is jaw dropping and the farmhouse was beautiful. All modern and finished to a very high standard, we could not of asked for anything more. Would highly recommend this as a great place for families to come together, great for little ones although there are quite a few steps so be careful if you are not so mobile.
We had a fantasitc week celebrating our wedding, and completly agree with Ashleigh when she says it is "a little spot of Heaven"
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ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING YOUR STAY
(Ask for separate files for each activity)
Shopping food before your arrival (eur 50+ costs of food, all to be paid cash on arrival)
Chefs at the Villa (please make a reservation at least 3 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Catered Meals (please make a reservation at least 1day before. Not available on Sat and Tuesday)
Cookery classes, with English translater (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Drivers-Taxi (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Bikes rental (please make a reservation at least 2 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Pilates classes (please make a reservation before arrival)
Yoga classes (please make a reservation before arrival)
Nannies (please make a reservation before arrival)
Wine Tours (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Truffle hunting (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Shopping at Italian designers outlets with personal shopper Lucia (please make a reservation at least 5 days in advance or, better, before arrival)
Mercatale nearest village 6 km
Umbertide nearest town 23 km
Mercatale has banks, butcher, post office, supermarket, florist, bakery, newsagents, trattoria, pizzeria and two bars/coffee shops.
There is a mountain and electric bike shop which has just opened in Liscino Niccone.
Highly recommended is a private boat tour on Lake Trasimeno.
Cookery courses are available at our wonderful local restaurant Calagrana with Albi.
I also have a tour guide who is very versatile and knowledgable in the area and is happy to arrange whatever you would like to see.
There is a local limousine company who arrange tours or alternatively we have a wonderful English speaking taxi driver, Gian Enrico who would be happy to do an informal tour for you.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please contact owner Off Peak Bookings are available , please contact the owner.. Changeover Day: Sunday... willing to be flexible.