Just below the hilltop town of Cortona and surrounded by lush vegetation, this east-facing villa is bright and filled with natural light throughout the day. A beautiful rural farmhouse, Casale Pietrenta used to belong to the current owner’s ‘nonni’ (his grandparents). It’s been recently renovated and the homeowner tried to keep the original features intact wherever possible, like the walls, door and window frames made in pietra serena, a traditional stone from Tuscany.
Surrounding the villa, a terraced garden, dotted with beautiful olive trees, with patios and a swimming pool.
One hectare of the estate is lined by a fence and the land is supervised by Biondino, a friendly Sardinian donkey!
This 250 sqm farmhouse comprises of two self-contained apartments. Both have a ground floor entrance.
As you enter the first apartment you’ll be welcomed by a cozy living room with a fireplace, sofas and armchairs and an antique chest. A dining room, with a large table and straw chairs in different colors, is joined by a fully-equipped kitchen, an ideal space for the entire family to gather around the table and enjoy delicious homemade food. If whether permits, one can also dine al fresco as the kitchen opens onto an outdoor patio, furnished with a dining set. A bathroom with shower is also on this floor.
A wooden staircase in the living room leads to the first floor, where there are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom (with two single beds) and another bathroom with shower.
The entrance to the second apartment opens onto the living room. Here one can find a stone fireplace, sofas and comfortable armchairs. An archway frames the fully-equipped kitchen which can easily accommodate 10 people. A bathroom with shower and a laundry room can also be found on this floor.
A wooden staircase in the living room leads to the first floor where there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.
This apartment too features a gorgeous patio with outdoor furniture.
Both apartments are decorated with upcycled, traditional pieces, which the owners hand painted in bright colors. Many chandeliers are vintage and there’s an antique credenza in the dining room.
The owners live about 500 meters from the farmhouse. Guests are guaranteed every privacy and complete independence. Nonetheless, the owner is always on hand and ready to help, should you have any requests.
The terraced villa grounds offer many lovely spots where to relax, all with outdoor furniture. Elegant stone stairs lead you from one level to another. The pool deck and swimming pool, which guests have exclusive use of, are entirely fenced and just a few steps away from the farmhouse.
LCD TV, Wi-Fi, dishwasher, oven, cooker/stove, fridge and freezer, American-style coffee maker, Moka pot, toaster, kettle, washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, cot and highchair. Free parking on site for 3 cars.
Cortona is about 1.5 km away. One can either walk there or take the car and park at one of the free parking lots, which are just a short walk away from the old town. Here one can find many restaurants, ice cream shops, handicraft shops, cafes and wine shops.
Camucia is 5 km from the villa. Here there are large supermarkets, gas stations, a train station, as well as restaurants, pizzerias and ice cream parlors.
Distances by car: Cortona 2 km, Camucia 5 km, Montepulciano 30 km, Pienza 40 km, Siena 60 km, Castiglion Fiorentino 20 km, Lucignano 25 km, Passignano sul Trasimeno 25 km, Corciano 40 km
By train: Rome 2h30, Florence 1h10, Assisi 1h10, Orvieto 40 min, Arezzo 25 min, Perugia 40 min
A1 Motorway exit: Valdichiana- Bettolle
Airports: Florence 1h30 by car; Rome 2h; Pisa, about 2h20.
Closest railway station: Camucia-Cortona [for Florence and Rome] or Terontola
Minimum stay: 1 week – Check in: from 4.00pm – Check out: by 9.30am
Arrival day: during high season, stays are from Saturday to Saturday only.
Rate includes: A/C, weekly linen change, utilities, wi-fi, firewood, pool and garden maintenance, outdoor furniture, final cleaning.
Pets are allowed at the owner’s discretion and require prior approval. Please note that there are 2 dogs and a donkey at the property already.
Extra Costs: heating, if guests turn radiators on; a refundable deposit of € 500 for incidental damages, to be paid by credit/debit card upon arrival.
Taxes: mandatory tourist tax, to be paid in cash at check-in. The tourist tax is €6 per person for the first week (except for children under 12 years of age).