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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

Description from manager

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. A house in the woods, an intimate and essential environment, where the silence is broken only by the sounds of nature and a magical atmosphere is breathed, far from the madding crowd: Barbagianni (= Barn Owl) is the ideal corner for those wishing to spend a peaceful, romantic holiday in a discreet, welcoming place. Located between the straggly woods of the peaceful countryside surrounding exquisite Cortona, just a few kilometres away, and the Val d'Esse, full of churches and archaeological sites, stretching along the stream of the same name as far as Umbria, this pretty house has been completely renovated. Inside is a collection of old rural work tools, of objects that narrate of remote domestic traditions and furnishings that, thanks to a delicate work of restoration, have been revalued in their simple essentialness and put to new use. The rustic terracotta floors and the exposed ceiling beams are nicely matched with contemporary accessories, as can be seen in the re-covered bathroom walls or in the designer lamps, and combine perfectly with furnishings of traditional taste, creating a warm and comfortable domestic atmosphere. Outside, the furnished patio is the perfect setting for alfresco dining under a blanket of stars. The location of the house offers various opportunities to satisfy all exigencies of the guests who can alternate the relaxation guaranteed by the location with interesting and varied itineraries in the prestigious art towns and villages of Tuscany and Umbria. The property is about 100 metres from the house of the owners who could be a useful point of reference for the guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed.


Saturday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Within 10:00 AM

Security deposit

500.00 €

Security deposit payment

Pay cash on arrival


The house has three floors connected internally. The ground floor entrance leads into a welcoming open-plan living room, built-in kitchen and dining area; from here a short corridor with arched opening leads to the study (with double sofa bed and direct access to the portico with dining area) and toilet. A staircase leads from the living room to the first floor with double bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower. The basement floor, accessible via an internal staircase (but also with direct access to the outside) houses the laundry room.


The property, consisting of approximately 1 hectare of parkland and bordered by thick woodland on one side and by herb hedges along the rest of the perimeter, alternates areas of lawn with olive trees and potted plants that brighten the garden. In front of the French window of the study is a pretty portico furnished with table and benches and a barbecue next to it, inviting you to enjoy the typical delicacies of Tuscan cuisine.

Swimming Pool

About 15 m from the house and reached via a short paved path and a few large steps, the pool measures 8 x 4 m with a constant depth of 1.40 m; it is lined with PVC, has a ladder for access to the water and chlorine purification. The 40 sq m solarium area surrounding it is paved in stone and is provided with sunbeds and a sun umbrella. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday of October.


Yes. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site



The price includes:

EuropAssistance Insurance to cover expenses in case of booking cancellation

fully cleaned property equipped with linens

utilities (water - gas for kitchen use)

internet Wi-Fi connection

The price does not include:

Reservation fees (6,9% of the rental price), which include: Booking management fee, Emma Villas Commissions and Customer Service 8.30 a.m.-9.00 p.m., 7 days a week

air conditioning (€ 50,00 per week)

electricity (€ 50,00 per week)

heating (on consumption up to date market prices)

tourism tax (€ 1,50 per person per day for the first 4 days. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay)

Security deposit (to be paid on site and refundable at the departure)

(We remind that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested by the Property Manager).

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 1831980

About the area

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.

Getting around

Airport: Perugia 62km, Florence 135km, Pisa 202, Rome Fiumicino 241km, Milan Malpensa 475km Train station: Camucia 9,7km, Terontola 12,5km Highways: A1 exit Valdichiana 29 km Shops and services: Montanare 900 m, Pergo 4km, Cortona 8 km Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 170km Access roads: Paved up to the entrance Attractions within 100km: Cortona 8km, Lake Trasimeno 24km, Montepulciano 38km, Arezzo 39km, Pienza 54km, Perugia 54km, Gubbio 60km, San Sepolcro 62km, San Quirico d'Orcia 64km, Montalcino 74km, Assisi 75km, Siena 80km, Todi 94km

Manager profile

Emma Villas S.r.l.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian

About the manager

We are an Italian Incoming Tour Operator, working in the prestigious villa weekly rental sector in many areas of Italy. Our philosophy A little less than a decade has passed since we began our business to which we have consistently devoted passion, dedication and immense effort, paid back in full b...

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath


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