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Villa Le Contesse

Villa Le Contesse sleeps 6+2 people in three bedrooms with three bathrooms and another four people in two annexes (Serenella & Limonaia), each with it's own living room, kitchenette bathroom and bedroom. It nestles in the immediate out skirts of Cortona, one of the many fabulous villas and stately mansions built in this prosperous part of Tuscany in the preceding centuries.

Protected from above by Etruscan walls, Villa Le Contesse, with its 250 square meters of living space, looks down upon the Ghibelline battlements of the tall tower of the princely renaissance estate of Palazzone and then out over the immense Val Di Chiana.

The feeling of the villa can be summed up by the plaque that lies at the foot of the well in the entrance courtyard. It says 'Salve' which in Italian means a friendly but polite hello.

ACCOMODATION

The main villa is approached by a long gravel drive lined with mature Laurel hedges. It has rows of French windows with long dark green shutters that open to the garden at all sides. Carved Pietra Serena surrounds the doors and windows and the plastered face of the villa is set with 10 grinning gargoyles that benignly observe the surrounding garden.

Inside the villa one encounters the staircase to the upper floors and to either side the various sitting rooms and dining room that all open on to the garden via the French doors and are open plan one to the other. All the down stairs rooms have beautiful chestnut beams in the ceilings.

The small sitting room has a huge fireplace and several armchairs with tables that would be perfect for playing cards or taking tea. The other has more comfortable sofas, a glass coffee table, a Persian carpet and the television. It is also graced with a recently hand painted Fresco. It leads directly through to the dining room, which in turn leads to the kitchen.

From the kitchen one does a U turn through the maid's room (no longer in use) to a bathroom with gold plated taps and very impressive burgundy tiles. Every bathroom in the house has been designed with a luxurious feel. 

The kitchen makes extensive use of marble and has a dishwasher, electric oven, full size fridge/freezer and a toaster. The coffee is made Italian style in a stovetop mocha. There is a breakfast table.

Upstairs the floors are wooden parquet. There are more French windows that open directly on to the back garden taking advantage of the steep incline. The stair case divides mid way, to the right one finds a double bedroom with large bathroom with shower. To the left are two double bedrooms sharing a bathroom with a bath. One of these bedrooms has a large walk in changing room/wardrobe and a small fireplace.

All the rooms are decorated in a rustic but elegant style in harmony with the age of the villa and it's location, there are many antique pieces through out.

The Annexes: Are each set into the hill facing the sunset view and have their own private out door eating area.They each have one bedroom and bathroom and a combined kitchen /living area with French doors to a terrace. They are furnished in traditional rustic style with some antique pieces and share the grounds, pool and laundry with Villa Le Contesse.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

The grounds are extensive, comprising 2 hectares of mature and well-tended garden and parkland with small fountains, niches with classical statuary and overlooks hidden in unexpected places. The moss-covered walls are sprawled with creeping vines and ivy and terracotta urns on pedestals overflow with brightly coloured geraniums. Steeply terraced, there are shady lichen covered staircases giving way to olive groves and vineyards. 

The pool (9.5 x 4.5, depth 1.30 meters) has been constructed down the hill on it's own terrace so that people playing noisy games will not disturb those taking a siesta in the villa or in either of it's annexes. It is approached by a graceful sweep of wide but shallow steps and has the same fantastic views as the rest of the property.

Attached to the end of the main villa but accessed from the garden is a laundry with washing machine and ironing facilities.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

special offer
Special Offer
10% discount for the week from July 01 to 08, 2017!
10% discount for the weeks available from August 18 to September 02, 2017!
15% discount for the weeks available from September 02 to December 31, 2017!
15%
discount

Property facilities

Location: 
Cortona area
Nearest town: 
Cortona 0,8 km
Sleeps: 
6+2
Square meters: 
250
Bedrooms: 
3 (double: 3)
Bathrooms: 
3 (toilet (1/2): 1, shower: 1, bathtub: 1)
High season price range: 
2,050 - 2,500 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Pets allowed
Parking
TV
Satellite TV
CD player
Phone
Fan
Fireplace
Heating
Walk to town
Countryside
Shared swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Oven
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board

Villa Le Contesse

Location: 
The villa and its two dependance are situated a few minutes from Cortona sharing its fabulous view over the Val Di Chiana. The view takes in Montepulciano, Lago Trasimeno and in the far distance, Monte Amiata. 

It is 10 minutes walk up hill to the centre of Cortona and even less time coming home. The closest airport is Florence (one hour) and Rome airport is about 2 ½ hours by car.

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

Cortona

Cortona is a small but fascinating city in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy, situated on a commanding hill, and overlooking Lake Trasimeno. Its cyclopean walls reveal its Etruscan origins. It was one of the twelve cities of Etruria and in its vicinity many ruins and Etruscan tombs may be seen. Cortona sided against... Read more/

Val di Chiana

During the Tertiary Era, the Valdichiana was part of the Tuscan archipelago; however, during the Quartenary Era the marginal area became part of the sea while the the sides rose on various levels, creating deep depressions and clay formations, conglomerations and yellow sands. A profound mutation took place when the Vulsinii volcanoes formed, including four... Read more/

Montepulciano

The history and layout of Montepulciano, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Renaissance”, derives from its strategic position. The town is located south of the province of Siena, between the Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia (at 605m), and was always coveted by Florence, Siena, Perugia and Orvieto. Today, it is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and... Read more/

Arezzo

The Arezzo territory is located at the meeting point between three of the four valleys surrounding the area. Directly north of the city is the Casentino; the Upper Arno Valley lies to the northeast; and the Chiana Valley to the South. The area is vast and varied: the terrain ranges from flatlands to hillsides to... Read more/

Nearby facilities: 
Nearest town: Cortona km 0,8
Restaurants: Cortona km 0,8
Supermarket: Camucia km 3
Grocery: Cortona km 0,8
Shops: Cortona km 0,8
Outlets: Valdichiana Outlet Village km 20
Bank: Cortona km 0,8
Post office: Cortona km 0,8
Chemistry: Cortona km 0,8
Tennis court: Cortona km 0,7
Golf: Golf Club Valdichiana km 20
Horse riding: San Pietro a Cegliolo km 3
SPA: Camucia km 3
Train station: Camucia km 4
Airports: 
Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 130 km
Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 195 km
Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 240 km
Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 220 km
Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 465 km
Venezia - Marco Polo: 375 km
Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 55 km
Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 220 km
Art cities: 
Firenze: 115 km
Pisa: 195 km
Siena: 75 km
Lucca: 195 km
Arezzo: 30 km
Perugia: 50 km
 
San Gimignano: 115 km
Volterra: 125 km
Montalcino: 65 km
Forte dei Marmi: 225 km
Pienza: 45 km
Montepulciano: 35 km
Cortona: 0.8 km
Assisi: 70 km
Seaside: 140 km

Villa Le Contesse


Villa Le Contesse

2017 Rates

  LE CONTESSE        SERENELLA
from 07 January to 02 June € 1,500.00 /wk            € 640.00 /wk
from 03 June to 07 July € 1,990.00 /wk            € 850.00 /wk
from 08 July to 25 August  € 2,290.00 /wk            € 950.00 /wk
from 26 August to 15 September  € 1,990.00 /wk            € 850.00 /wk
from 16 September to 22 December € 1,500.00 /wk            € 640.00 /wk
from 23 December to 08 January 2018  € 1,990.00 /wk            € 850.00 /wk

 

special offer
Special Offer
10% discount for the week from July 01 to 08, 2017!
10% discount for the weeks available from August 18 to September 02, 2017!
15% discount for the weeks available from September 02 to December 31, 2017!
15%
discount

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

electricity, water, gas for cooking; towels and bed linens; WI-FI internet connection (only in Villa Serena).

Price excludes

final cleaning: Euro 100 (Villa Serena) / Euro 50 (Villa Serenella); occupancy tax: Euro 3 per person per night (for the first 4 day of stay - adults and children from 12 years); air conditioning (only in Villa Serenella): Euro 60.00 per week (obligatory from 08 July to 25 August); heating (if used): Euro 30 per day (Villa Serena) / Euro 9 per day (Villa Serenella).

Extra services (upon request)

extra bed: Euro 52 per week; baby cot: Euro 26 per week; pets allowed (on request – max 1 per apartment): Euro 50 per stay.

Check in

from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Euro 50 for arrival after 9 p.m.)

Swimming pool

open from 15 May to 30 September

Check out

within 10 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 200.00 in cash

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 20% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent via e-mail a voucher confirming your payment with contact and arrival details.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to the owner via wire transfer or credit card (VISA and MASTERCARD only). If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit + 30% of the total - if cancellation is received 8 weeks before arrival, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before arrival.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

 

 

Suggested activities for this property:

Tuscany Holiday Packages
With this property we can provide our tailor made packages which include tours, transfers, cooking classes, wine tasting and much more. Everything that Tuscany has to offer can be enjoyed to the utmost relaxation without the stresses of organizing daytrips and driving. Contact us and choose your package - MORE DETAILS

Palio di Siena tickets
While staying at this property we would like you to consider the possibility to attend the famous Palio di Siena, a world wide renowned event. The Palio takes place twice a year on July 2nd and on August 16. You can contact us to reserve your tickets - MORE DETAILS

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Villa Le Contesse

Booking form

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Our phone number
+39 0577 630257

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Our email address: info@intuscany.net

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Villa Le Contesse

Reviews

Manola, I wanted to share with you what a wonderful experience we had at Villa Le Contesse in Cortona. From the moment we first spoke to you on the phone to the time we said goodbye to the owner, Vittorio, we felt like we were being treated like royalty. You made sure to attend to every detail and made us feel right at home. The villa was spectacular. The peace and serenity looking out over the countryside was something very special to experience. Our kids enjoyed the pool as well. Cortona was a great base from which to make day trips to places such as Montalcino, Siena, Lago de Travino and Florence. I would highly recommend InTuscany to anybody. We definitely plan to come back. Thanks again, Manola, for making this an unforgettable experience Best Regards,

John, USA
13 - 20 July 2013

Hi, Everything went smoothly, had a great time - only downside was that the time went too quickly. Regards

Simon, UK
23 - 29 August 2014

Sorry, not a Facebook member so can’t access but let me say that the property was great and exactly as promoted, which is extremely positive in today’s market. I’d also like to compliment you on your excellent and attentive customer service – information was always clear and detailed and any inquiries responded to with remarkable speed and precision! Congratulations on a great service and we will be back for another round in the future!

Rod, Canada
21 - 27 September 2014

Dear Manola, we indeed had a great time at Villa Serena. Getting there was easy and communications with the owner went fine during our stay. The house and the surroundings were exactly as advertised. The dinner with the chef was unforgettable and we enjoyed Cortona and all the nearby art cities. Thank you for your services and we will recommend InTuscany to friends. best regards,

Pablo, Argentina
11 - 18 July 2015