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Beautiful Tuscan villa with private garden and shared pool, near Cortona

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family friendly villa, 1 separate WC, sleeps 6

La Rondine is a beautiful Tuscan Villa set within 5 hectares of lush communal gardens with access to a 20 m shared pool complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. Set within the Il Pino hilltop development of traditionally styled and renovated Tuscan farmhouses, this three bedroom, two bathroom villa is part of the main farmhouse and is entered via a private garden, complete with shady pergola for outside barbecuing and dining.

Well appointed family-friendly accommodation is offered over three floors, each one lovingly restored to include original period features such as the original stone staircase. The ground floor benefits from a large open-plan kitchen living space and WC, the first floor comprises two traditionally decorated twin/king size bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower, and on the top floor you'll find a spacious master suite with stunning panoramic views of surrounding olive groves and sunflower fields.

Facilities: The villa also offers entertainment for the whole family in the form of a Wii, iPod docking station, TV and DVD player, and a library of DVD films, books and board games. Outside you'll find a table and six chairs and a BBQ for alfresco dining and inside, a dining table and chairs, lounge with comfy sofa and armchair, together with full central heating and a wood burning stove in the lounge for cooler evenings.

The villa's well-appointed kitchen benefits from oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster and a kettle, and you'll also find a washing machine, ironing board and iron, clothes airer, travel cot and high chair, should you need them. Expect to find bedlinen, travel cot bedding, bath towels and pool towels for your convenience. Enjoy a chilled bottle of wine on the terrace as the sun goes down.

Welcome to a relaxing holiday in a truly delightful setting.

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Nicola Manchester
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The photos for this villa simply don’t do it justice.

From Florence airport, as we were nearing the villa, we saw the buildings on the top of a hill and had to stop to take a photo from the road! We then approached the property via a cypress-fringed gravel drive and the gates opened to welcome us in.

Entrance to the villa itself is via the garden which is mainly laid to grass and there is a dining area complete with table, chairs and bamboo canopy.

Large wooden doors lead into the ground floor which is open plan: dining/kitchen and lounge area, complete with TV/dvd player. There is a separate downstairs loo.

There are 2 double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, plus plenty of storage space.

The bedroom on the second floor, though, is breath-taking. This has a vaulted ceiling, loads of space and storage, plus an ensuite bathroom.

From all of the upstairs rooms the views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside are outstanding.

Shutters on the screened windows ensure a good night’s sleep.

The villa is in a particularly good location, but you do need a car. That’s fine, as driving in Tuscany is a pleasure; there’s just one gorgeous vista after another.

Although there is more than one supermarket nearby, we visited just the nearest which has everything you need for your stay. We picked up some delicious local produce and wine and very reasonable prices.

We visited several of the beautiful medieval hilltop towns where there are yet more gorgeous views to enjoy plus excellent restaurants and trattorias. Nearby Cortona became a particular favourite, with its lovely atmosphere and eclectic shops. We drove through the wine region of Montepulciano which was another highlight. We ventured across the border one day into Umbria, visiting the nearby lakes which are very pretty. There we had the best ice-cream ever (!), sitting on the grass by one of the lakes.

Visiting Florence – a must see – is far better by train from Cortona station. There is free parking and the trains run regularly, and you get to see even more of the lovely countryside.

We had a superb week’s holiday and are going back to the villa again this year. I’m really looking forward to it!
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cortona in Province of Arezzo

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Hand basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into 1 king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into 1 king size bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The swimming pool is open from the end of May to the middle of September, weather permitting.


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Beautiful Tuscan villa with private garden and shared pool, near Cortona
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Stunning setting for my first visit to Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

I stayed with a friend who has visited Tuscany before, so the combination of a great guide and this charming villa ensured a wonderful first visit. I felt as if I was in one of the many films that have been set in Tuscany. Days spent visiting Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Lake Trasimeno, Florence and much more, and then returning to the villa for a glass of local wine whilst listening to the birdsong, so relaxing. Do try La Grotta restaurant on the edge of Montepulciano and locally Agrisalotto, with fabulous views towards Cortona.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This gorgeous Villa set in the midst of the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside does not disappoint. The bedrooms on the 1st floor were comfortable and each had a chest of drawers to accommodate our clothes and there was a shared toilet with basin and shower. The upstairs bedroom was very large with an ensuite bathroom, wardrobe and chest of drawers. All rooms had spectacular views. The downstairs living area was open-plan with high-beamed ceilings and tiled floors and consisted of a kitchen area, dining area and living area. There was a comfortable couch and a wood-burning stove for those cooler evenings. Outside, there was an attractive pergola with table and chairs for 6 people. The surrounding gardens were well taken care of and created a very peaceful ambience.

The Villa was nicely situated to visit many of the famous surrounding towns and cities. Please note, a rental car is a necessity on this holiday, but driving is relatively stress-free. Most of the attractive towns were within an hour’s drive.

The historic town of Cortona was one of our favourite places. It was full of interesting buildings and little souvenir shops selling local produce. There were many restaurants and cafes where you could enjoy an authentic Italian meal and a carafe of local wine, or treat your self to an ice cream at the Gelateria. A walking trip up to the Monastery in this town is essential as the views are incredible and the cobbled streets very quaint.

We also visited the hilltop town of Montepulciano and enjoyed the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is famous for it’s wine production.

Another memorable trip was to the ancient town of Siena which was bustling with people. Here we had lunch on the Market Square where the famous horse race, La Palio, takes place.

On another day we took a trip to Lake Trasimeno stopping at various towns surrounding this beautiful stretch of water.

We were also very impressed with the town of Pienza, and enjoyed yet more spectacular views as well as a good selection of shops and restaurants.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, in a peaceful setting and enjoy experiencing the local Italian wine and cuisine, this is the holiday for you. You will love exploring the many different hilltop towns whilst taking a leisurely drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence 116 km, Pisa 180 km, Rome 200 km, Perugia
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Foiano della Chiana
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Valdichiana Golf Club, 9 holes
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Camucia Cortona, for trips to Florence and Rome
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A1 Bettole
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno
Car: necessary

Il Pino is a secluded estate of farmhouses on a hilltop overlooking the stunning Val di Chiana countryside in southern Tuscany. The atmospheric Etruscan town of Cortona is 20 min away by car, where you can explore the cobbled streets, museums and shops, and dine in the many fabulous restaurants.The peaceful rural location also boasts easy access by car to the famous wine producing areas of Montepulciano and Montalcino, where you can sip a glass of fine Brunello in the castle grounds. Pienza is about 30 min by car and is a favourite place to buy local pecorino cheese and to watch the swallows swooping over the valley as dusk falls. Other towns worth visiting are Siena, for the wonderful shops and famous Palio horse race, and Arezzo where 'Life is Beautiful' was filmed. Lake Trasimeno, Italy's fourth largest lake, is 20 min away where you can enjoy water sports or take a boat ride to an island for a memorable lunch. Outlet shopping at Valdichiana is 10 min away.

Golf: The Valdichiana Golf Club is 6 km away with a 9 hole course. Clubs and trolleys can be hired at the club - see their website for full details.

The Perugia Golf Club is 51 km away with an 18 hole par 72 course.

Ski: Skiing is available at Monte Amiata during winter months only. Ski equipments can be hired at the resort.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cortona, Arezzo Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £269.18

A deposit of 50% of the total rental is required at the time of booking and the balance is payable 2 months before the holiday start date. A security deposit of €300 is required and will be collected on arrival at the property. This deposit will be returned on departure once the property has been checked and the keys returned.
No refund is payable within 14 days of the holiday start date.
Change over day is Saturday, but can be flexible for late bookings. Please email your requirements.
The property is available after 4 pm on the day of arrival and guests are kindly requested to leave by 10 am on the day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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