PRIVATE SRUCTURE. The house, which dates 19th century, as can be seen from the inscription on sandstone conserved by the owner, has undergone renovation which has maintained the interior structure that the preceding owners had given it. The house has a large park divided between approximately 1500 sq m of garden with the rest given over to terracing with olive trees. On the top floor is the owners’ apartment, very reserved people but at the same time very helpful to guests if the need should arise. The owners’ apartment has a completely independent entrance and they do not use the park or the pool. Casa del Sole is a few hundred metres from the centre of Cortona yet pleasantly immersed in the green hill of Cortona from where it dominates the valley below. Cosy corners in the garden as well as fabulous glimpses of the view can be enjoyed by the guests in this charming property. From here the beautiful little towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino but also the more important towns like Siena, Perugia, Florence and Rome can be easily reached.
The part used for renting is all on one floor. The main entrance leads into the kitchen with dining area and into the sitting room with working fireplace formed by an open space divided by a brick archway. A corridor leads to the sleeping area composed of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, with two queen size beds, which share a bathroom with tub and shower.
The park extends around the house for about 1000 sq m, of which about 500 sq m are garden and the rest terracing with olive trees. Many large trees, such as oaks and holm oaks, linden, cypress, plum and fig trees, are present in the property. The various corners of the garden are embellished by vibernum, rosemary and spiraea bushes, bamboo and pots with various kinds of flowers. In a secluded area of the garden is an open air lounge with comfortable armchairs with cushions and a small rattan table, a charming spot for sitting and relaxing in absolute peace. At the back of the house is a pergola furnished with table and chairs and a barbecue for pleasant alfresco meals.
Open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday of October, the pool is about 20 m from the house, in a lower position. It is rectangular in shape, access to the water is by Roman steps, it is lined in PVC and measures 9 x 4 m with a depth varying from 1 to 2.20 m. It is lighted by spotlights, both outside and inside the pool. The solarium area is provided with sunbeds, chaises longues and sun umbrella. At one side of the solarium is a cold water shower.
Yes. Small sized. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
(Emma Villas reminds that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on the Emma Villas website).
To be paid at the time of booking: 30% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price (and not on the possible discounted price), plus 5,9% of the total of the reservation for the EV Commissions (which include costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, Europ Assistance insurance policy for Cancellation expenses of the booking). The deposit payment can be paid bank transfer or credit card: no extra commission is required for the deposit payment by credit card;
To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 70% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. Balance payment by credit card is accepted with a charge of 2% on the amount of the balance for VISA/MASTERCARD circuit and of 3% for AMEX Circuit.TripAdvisor property ID 1831935...Read more
The Location is an ideal starting point for who wish to have nice daily trip and sightseeing all over South Tuscany and Umbria as well: being the city of Cortona located not far either from the motorway A1 ( exit Valdichiana) and from the freeway Siena-Perugia. Very well known sites like Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Perugia, Assisi and so on can be reached in less than hour driving as well as the hidden and maybe most beautiful corners of this 2 regions. Big cities like Florence or Rome can be easily reached also by train ( and we suggest to use it in high season to avoid traffic roads) being Cortona served by 2 train railways stations. Above all we are quite sure that you will fall in love with the ancient atmosphere of this beautiful town. All shops and facilities in the big village of Camucia, nice restaurants, bars, cafes, shops in Cortona. Supermarket are open also on Sunday. From the property the village of Cortona can be reached with a nice walk (400 m).
Airport: Roma 200 km, Firenze 100 km, Milano 460 km, Perugia km 60, Pisa 250 km
Train station: Camucia 3 km
Highways: highway A1 exit Valdichiana 25 km
Shops and services: Cortona 400 m
Beaches: Marina di Grosseto (Tyrrhenian Sea) 150 km
Access roads: 50 m unpaved road in good conditions
Attractions within 100 km: Cortona 400 m, Arezzo 38 km, Montepulciano 33 km, Pienza 45 km, Montalcino 66 km, Firenze 100 km, Perugia 50 km, Lago Trasimeno 21 km, Assisi 70 km, Siena 73 km, Orvieto 95 km, Gubbio 69 km
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