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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Ask
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths

Description from manager

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Albachiara stands in the sweet, green Val di Chiana between Siena and Arezzo and just minutes away from fascinating Cortona, one of the oldest Etruscan towns in Tuscany on a hill 600 m above sea level. An attractive stone farmhouse, it was originally a farm shed belonging to the nearby Leopoldine villa (where the owner lives without disturbing the guests and could, in fact, be a useful reference point for them) and recently completely renovated with an eye to conservation and careful salvage of all the original materials. The result is a comfortable and elegant country house, fitted with all accessories, with the interior characterized by natural tones that recall the colours of the earth and illuminate the rooms which are furnished simply and basically, creating a warm and inviting domestic atmosphere. Outside, the luxuriant garden, with its many flowering plants, is the perfect frame for the inviting outdoor areas set up to let the guests experience the spectacle of nature in an exclusive triumph of scent and colour while guaranteeing them relaxation and tranquillity. The house, surrounded by fields of sunflowers and with a view over Cortona, is not far from shopping centres and road links which offer the possibility of making interesting cultural, artistic and gastronomic visits to the main art cities in Tuscany, such as Siena, Florence and Arezzo, but also in neighbouring Umbria, such as Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. The famous little rural towns around Siena, like San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino, are within easy reach, as is the magnificent area of Chianti.

Your Emma Villas Customer service is LUCIA GALLINELLA and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.

ALBACHIARA HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Check-in

Saturday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Check-out

Within 10:00 AM

Security deposit

800.00 €

Security deposit payment

Pay cash on arrival

Interior

The house has two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor opens into the living room, with sofas and satellite TV, then on to the dining room, kitchen and a further living room. Each room has French windows with direct access to the garden. On the ground floor are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower. The first floor, reached by stairs in the kitchen, consists of a double bedroom (with divisible bed) and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds), both served by a bathroom with shower.

Park

The entire property, completely fenced-in and protected by a double border of leylandii hedge along the whole perimeter, occupies an area of approximately 1 hectare. From the entrance gate, the driveway, bordered by cypress trees and bushes of lavender and rosemary, leads to the parking area and to the luxuriant, well-kept park. A large grassy area contains the rich and varied orchard, with plums, cherries, peaches and grapevines. Holm oaks, lime and lemon trees alternate with bushes of herbs and climbing roses throughout the garden. On a side of the house, embellished with camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas, is a wooden gazebo set up with a confortable sitting area, table and chairs and, close by, in front of the dining room French window, is a wood oven and brick-built barbecue. At the centre of the garden, dominated by two majestic weeping willow fringed with white roses, the portico, a large wooden structure surrounded by porcelain vine and set up with table and benches, provides the ideal outdoor living area for sitting in the shade and drinking in the peaceful atmosphere. The wooden structure under the portico, accessible from the outside, houses the laundry room.

Swimming Pool

Open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October, the swimming pool, for the exclusive use of the guests, is located in a central area of the park, about 40m from the house, and reached by four stone steps . The rectangular pool, with stone border, PVC lining and Roman steps for access to the water, measures 5 x 10m with a depth varying from 0.70 to 1.90m. It has chlorine purification and an outdoor, cold-water shower. Around the pool, a large lawn area includes the sunbathing area with sunbeds and deckchairs, bounded by plants and abundant blooms and connected by a wooden walkway to a further area of lawn perfect for children's play. Completing the area are 2 gazebos, one in wood and one in iron covered with climbing roses, set up as a lounge area with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. There is lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding area.

Pets

Yes, small size (max 1). € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site

Handicap

No

(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: 4864820

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. 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 morning. Airport: Firenze 117km, Pisa 178km, Roma Fiumicino 223km, Milano Malpensa 451km Train station: Camucia 6,5km Highways: A1 exit Valdichiana 14km Shops and services: Fratta - Santa Caterina 1,5km; Camucia 6km Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea - Castiglione della Pescaia 152km Access roads: 1km of unpaved road Attractions within 100 km: Siena 62km, Firenze 100km, Cortona 8km, Montepulciano 30km, Lago Trasimeno 26km, Arezzo 30km, Pienza 36km, San Quirico d'Orcia 46km, San Sepolcro 51km, Montalcino 57km, Perugia 58km, Gubbio 77km, Assisi 79km, Orvieto 87km, Todi 98km

Interaction with guest

The price includes: EuropAssistance Insurance to cover expenses in case of booking cancellation water gas for cooking purposes weekly linen initial and final cleaning park and pool maintenance internet wireless connection The price does not include: electricity (€ 150,00/week) tourism tax (€ 2,00 per person per day for the first 4 day. Please note that children under 12 years old will not pay) Security deposit (to be paid on site and refundable at the departure) On Request extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour/cleaner) extra linen change (€ 15,00 per person) heating (€ 300,00/week) firewood (€ 20,00/100 kg)

Manager profile

Emma Villas S.r.l.
Years listed:
5

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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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds

Features

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

Appliances

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

Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths

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