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  • 6 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

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Nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, this tranquil retreat is comprised of two separate cottages, making it a great choice for those seeking privacy. Not that you won’t have plenty of opportunities for some together times too – the garden features a swimming pool and a large patio, perfect for communal feasts and evenings of drinks. You’ll need a car to explore the surrounding area and reach the beautiful towns of Cortona, Montepulciano and Arezzo.


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What to expect


Highlights

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside

Lounge by the private pool and soak up the Italian sun

Lounge by the private pool and soak up the Italian sun

Enjoy alfresco suppers and Italian wine in the garden

Enjoy alfresco suppers and Italian wine in the garden

Relax and unwind with a hot bath

Relax and unwind with a hot bath

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Home truths

    This complex comprises two independent cottages. The two homes share a swimming pool and garden area.

    We recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay. There's free private parking on the premises.

    Please note that there are stairs to climb in both cottages, meaning this may not be an ideal choice for guests with reduced mobility.

    Well-behaved pets may be able to join you during your stay – please confirm details with your host at the time of booking.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Swimming pool

Garden

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 3 beds

3 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Cab booking

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of services and experiences for an additional fee, including wine tastings, cooking classes and spa treatments.

  • Your host can also arrange car hire.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Val di Chiani

Situated in the southeast of Tuscany, stretching all the way from Arezzo to the province of Orvieto in Umbria, Val di Chiani is a patchwork of olive groves, grassy plains and thick forests. Ochre villages and towns fleck the landscape – Montepulciano is a particular favourite, famed for its Vino Nobile wine that pairs perfectly with a plate of Tuscan wild boar pasta. Dig deep and follow the winding corso...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Shop at Valdichiana Outlet Village

Shop at Valdichiana Outlet Village

Indulge in a shopper's paradise at this picturesque outlet village in Italy. With a wide range of high-end brands at discounted prices, friendly staff, and a variety of dining options, it's a must-visit for fashion enthusiasts.

17 min
Enjoy delicious baked goods at Menchetti Bakery

Enjoy delicious baked goods at Menchetti Bakery

Menchetti Bakery in Cesa offers a wide selection of breads and pastries. With a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and a comfortable seating area, it's the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy their delicious baked goods.

9 min
Dine at Braceria Spizzichi e Bocconi

Dine at Braceria Spizzichi e Bocconi

This hidden gem restaurant offers exceptional quality food, friendly staff, and a crackling open kitchen.

6 min
Dine at Osteria Le Botti

Dine at Osteria Le Botti

Enjoy heartwarming pasta dishes, authentic thin-crust pizza, and friendly service at this fabulous restaurant. With reasonable prices and vegetarian options, it's the perfect place to indulge while in town.

14 min
Explore Fattoria Santa Vittoria Winery and Farm

Explore Fattoria Santa Vittoria Winery and Farm

Indulge in a wine-tasting tour led by the passionate tour guide, who will take you through the history of this 300-year-old Tuscan vineyard. Sample delicious wines and learn about local history while enjoying breathtaking views.

5 min
Discover the hidden gem of Abbey of Farneta

Discover the hidden gem of Abbey of Farneta

Step into history at this marvellous, rarely-visited church. Explore the Romanesque-style architecture, admire the beautiful baptistery and crypt, and immerse yourself in the medieval music playing in the background.

16 min
Dine at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Cassero

Dine at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Cassero

Experience friendly staff, authentic Tuscan dishes, and a good selection of pizzas and calzones in a stylish building. Don't miss the mouthwatering antipasti, perfectly cooked mains, and delectable desserts. A must-try for food enthusiasts.

18 min
Marvel at the frescos at Church of Sant'Agostino

Marvel at the frescos at Church of Sant'Agostino

Step into the 14th century and be captivated by the breathtaking frescoes and paintings by Vasari.

17 min
Explore the enormous Cisternone di Monte San Savino

Explore the enormous Cisternone di Monte San Savino

Step into the 400-year-old cistern, one of Tuscany's largest, with a purpose-built walkway that showcases its grandeur.

21 min

Get around

Airport

Amerigo Vespucci

1 hr 23 min

Train station

Lucignano-M.

9 min

Bus stop

Pozzo Chiesa Nc. 6

12 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

12 min

Cafe

7 min

Pharmacy

14 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maria

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maria and her friendly team are experts when it comes to Italian escapes. They're here to make sure that every last thing is in place for your unforgettable stay.

This home is nominated for the Plum Guide Award.

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