About this listing
Casa Contea was created from an old farmhouse dating back to 1800, completely renovated. With its stone walls, the courtyard, the wooden beams, you can recreate the atmosphere of the ancient past, combined with the comfort of our days. Its elevated position, surrounded by forest, dominates the entire Valdichiana offering a glimpse of the Lake Trasimeno. With its swimming pool which enjoys a breathtaking view, where you can see in the distance Montepulciano and the outline of Mount Amiata, you can indulge in blissful relaxation, leaving behind the stresses and strains of everyday life. To really get the beauty and fragrance of the countryside, we recommend healthy walking and cycling among the many routes available in the area, including the famous passage of Hannibal. Its strategic location allows to reach, with just a few minutes drive, the most important Umbrian and Tuscan historical, cultural and gastronomic sites. Casa Contea lies at 9 Km from Cortona, an Etruscan city in which you can visit historical buildings of a great interest, such as Fortress or the hermitage of the Celle, founded by St. Francis. Lovers of art and archeology, will satisfy their curiosity by visiting the Diocesan Museum, containing works by Luca Signorelli.
The farmhouse is divided in 3 apartments, two of which are in the main building (one on the ground floor and the other one on the first level) and the last one is an independent cottage which (email hidden) from the main house. The main building is structured by two twins apartments which are both composed by a typical countryside livable kitchen separated from the living room by a brick arch. The living room is accessorized by the brick fireplace, a couple sofa-bed, LCD tv, and all the typical furniture of a farmhouse. Laterally both on the left and on the right you can find two ample double bedrooms with two bathrooms on each side. The outside garden of 8000 square meters has got an amazing panoramic view overlooking the Lake Trasimeno from side to side and the whole Valdichiana; it's furnished by a grill and a stoned pizza wood oven and a panoramic stoned patio with outdoor tables and chairs with umbrellas just beside a big swimming pool surrounded by a roses enclosure and secure parking inside. In addition, for the free use of the guests, there are 4 mountain bikes, a laundry and a little grove of trees with a vineyard and a olive grove in which it's possible to take a walk, free wi-fi connection.
During spring and summer the area is fulfilled by cultural and typical folklore events. About 38 km from Arezzo, which was a major lucumonies Etruscan, then Roman city of strategic importance. Center full of interesting monuments such as the amphitheater, the Cathedral, the Medici Fortress and the town hall. Among all its beauty stands the Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Pieve. He was renowned for its famous coral vases. About 30 km from Montepulciano, famous for its imposing Renaissance palaces, the elegance of its churches, but especially for its fine wine noble, well-known importance of international importance. About 73 km from the city of Siena has a fabulous repertoire and geographic environment, full of villages, historical memories and treasures of art. Center that keeps alive its ancient traditions, of which the most important is the festival of the Palio. Perugia (42 km), Assisi (65 km) Spello (70 km)
Sentirsi a casa propria, rispettare la casa, la natura e godersi il relax e i cibi di questa bella regione.
From Dec 23, 2015 - Jan 06, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Fantastic and lovely hosts that make you feel extremly welcome! Amazing view! Lovely house extremely well located at the crossroad of Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona, Arezzo, Assisi and Perugia. Very nice swimming pool and property super well maintained. Highly recommended!
Che dire... Tutto perfetto! abbiamo affittato l'intero casale per festeggiare con gli amici il nostro matrimonio, tutti entusiasti, una vista mozzafiato, silenzio, natura e un parco con piscina...stupendi. Appartamenti puliti e arredati con grande gusto.
Valentina e suo marito persone disponibilissime e simpatiche, grazie di tutto, ci torneremo sicuramente...
The BEST view of Tuscany !!
The view of the lights of Montepulciano in the foreground is breathtaking !
A real farmhouse ! Lots of Room !
GREAT HOST - Valentina gave a bottle of wine that was grown on the estate ! Pool is refreshing !
However, problem - WIFI is slow,slow,slow....
Location - A little out of the way. You will need a rental car or a taxi !
Overall experience was GREAT ! Thumbs UP !
I'm glad that the house was to your satisfaction.
I'm sorry that you had problems with the internet, following your review we ordered hardware to enhance the wifi signal inside the house. If you come back I assure you that there will be no problems of internet line. Greetings, Valentina
Absolutely picturesque setting and the pictures do not do it justice. Both houses are very clean, well appointed and the views are absolutely stunning. Well manicured grounds just adds to the experience. Valentina was a very gracious host and took great care of us.
Valentina's villa is so much better than the pictures show. The main farmhouse is beautifully refurbished and comfortably sleeps 8 in private rooms with 4 more on pullouts. Plenty of indoor gathering space on both floors. With the cottage (25 feet way), it was perfect for 4 families (2 adults and 2 kids each). The yard is huge and varied (grass, trees, hills, trails): the kids and dog could play all day, and it is completely fenced in. It's secluded, but only takes about 7 or 8 minutes to drive down to the town on dirt roads, and 15 minutes to Cortona. Having 3 full kitchens was key with so many different family needs. The views are breathtaking. Nice hiking trails all around. Valentina and her father were great hosts, and cheerfully got us everything we needed. This is the perfect Tuscan villa. Sad we could only stay 3 days.
Our stay at Casa Contea was perhaps the best part of our visit to Tuscany. The photos accurately represent the property, in fact the vistas are far better in person. Terantola is a great town from which to base your travels of Tuscany and Umbria. Montepulciano is only 30 minutes away and Cortona is a short 10 minute drive. Our hosts were most helpful with tips for groceries, sightseeing and restos; and were very responsive when needed. We have used Airbnb several times before and this was a perfect experience (esp. the sightings of wild boar and foxes).
The only thing to be aware of is that a car is required to access this 'mountain top' property.
We'll be back!
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