Small Tuscany villa for two - Tucked away in the blissful, rolling countryside on the edge of a small hamlet near Cortona, this romantic stone cottage with private pool is a delightful hideaway for a couple seeking to experience the best of Tuscany and Umbria.
Surrounded by terraced grounds with an abundance of olive and fruit trees, cypresses and rosemary shrubs, this cottage combines modern and traditional Italian furnishings. With its private pool and splendid views over the valley and the hilltop village of Cortona, it would make the perfect setting for a honeymoon couple in search of romance as well as opportunities for lovely country strolls. Following wine tasting trails can be an exciting pursuit as well as sampling the local delicacies this region is so famous for.
Thanks to its ideal situation close to the Tuscan/ Umbrian border, Nido Cortona allows for easy exploration of these beautiful regions. As an alternative to a romantic dinner al fresco in the inspiring setting of your holiday home, you can try one of the restaurants in Cortona, renowned for its wild boar, porcini mushrooms, olives, pecorino cheese and so much more. From Cortona you can spot Lake Trasimeno in the distance, only a few miles' drive. A day on the lake beach can provide a pleasant alternative to the country landscape. Pedal boats can be rented in Tuoro sul Trasimeno or Castiglione del Lago, with boat tours available to visit the little islands in the middle of the lake.
The picturesque hilltop village of Cortona is featured by Frances Mayes in the bestselling novel titled 'Under the Tuscan Sun' which was then made into a successful movie. Everything here is so enchanting! You must try La Loggetta Rertaurant, in Piazza della Pescheria, for typical Tuscan cuisine under the ancient vaulted loggia. Visit one of the many village markets for a real taste of Italy's authentic lifestyle and make sure you don't miss any of the food sagre (local food festivals) organised during the summer and autumnal months.
Spacious living room, (TV) open fireplace, French doors to terrace.
Fully fitted kitchen, French door to terrace, outdoor dining facilities.
Double bedroom (1.80m), air-conditioning.
Shower room, WC.
Mature terraced grounds, tall cypresses, olive and fruit trees, shrubs. Private 10m x 6m pool (depth: 1.10m - 1.80m, Roman steps). Parking.
Included: Air conditioning in bedroom. Pool towels. Pool open from May to September. WiFi internet (please note reception can be patchy due to country location, or in poor weather conditions).
Extras: Maid service on request at €15 per hour. Winter heating on consumption. A local tourist tax may apply.
We were delighted with the villa
We were delighted with the villa which was very clean, peaceful and in a beautiful position overlooking the Chiana valley. It was ideal for 2 people. The owners were charming and helpful; but not in the least intrusive.
Nido Cortona is a fantastic villa
Nido Cortona is a fantastic villa and exceeded all our expectations - it's even better than it looks on the website! It's spotlessly clean and very well maintained throughout, outside too. The owners live next door and were incredibly helpful and very hospitable - especially on our arrival when we got slightly lost and had to call them (the driving instructions could be tweaked and improved). The views from the villa are glorious - looking out across the Tuscany plain and over to Cortona, and we spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool and enjoying the views. There are loads of good restaurants and shopping near by, and it's a good location for exploring Tuscany and Umbria.
The service from the local area manager was also excellent - we didn't meet her but she was in touch (via text) on the first day to make sure everything was okay and called us within an hour of our departure because we'd left something behind.
We stayed here for a week in July and August 2014. It is fantastic,. The owner and her family could not have been more welcoming. It is tucked up in the hills and you really have to drive to get anywhere, but if it is peace you want you must book. Heaven on earth! Clean, food welcome pack was brilliant. Just what we wanted. Would love to go back!
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About The Location
- Camucia | Cortona 5km
- Castiglione del Lago 21 km | Passignano sul Trasimeno 25km
- Arezzo | Montepulciano 30km
- Poppi 66km
- Perugia 57km
- Florence 105km
- Perugia 48km
- Florence 113km
- Camucia 5km
- Cortona 5km
- Lake Trasimeno beach 21km
- Golf Club Antognolla (San Giovanni del Pantano) 48km
- Tennis club Le Piscine (Camucia) 3km
- Pedal boat rental (Castiglione del Lago) 21km
- Cortona Medieval town 5km
- Castiglione del Lago castle | Valdichiana Outlet Village 21 km
- Passignano sul Trasimeno lake views 25km
- Arezzo old town & Duomo 30km
- Montepulciano historic towns 30km
- Chianciano Terme Spa 40km