About this listing
The house is ideal for a relaxing, comfortable and romantic. An old farmhouse dating back to 1200 recently renovated with pool and wifi. Located in the village of Ossaia, specificitan has the power to be used for different needs, from a minimum of 2 persons to a maxi of 16 people. In fact, the house is composed of a series of buildings that overlook a courtyard
Wonderful house that works very well when two families are traveling together
A great Tuscan holiday Villa
Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our time in this Villa and as noted by others it is a very large home that can certainly accommodate more people very comfortably.
Sergio welcomed us when we arrived in Ossaia so we could be shown the driveway (as it is tucked away), he then took the time to guide us through the home and highlight a few of the sights, one being a local deli which came in handy and the wonderful sights of Cortona where we enjoyed an afternoon drink together.
The pool is fantastic so is the outdoor alfresco where you can sit and watch the sun set, wifi connection is strong however only in the main living area – this is only to be expected due to thick old walls. Plus having a selection of books to read during our stay and iPhone docking stations was another bonus.
The local pizza and pasta restaurant La Tufa is a real gem and an easy walk from the house, certainly recommend trying this. I would emphasise though that you really do need a car for this location for ease of getting around to local supermarkets and Cortona.
My only negative feedback would be a couple of the mattresses and beds were rather hard and uncomfortable.
Thank you for a great experience.
Une maison à l image des photos! Nous avons été très bien reçu par Sergio et sa femme. Les propriétaires sont des gens chaleureux et accueillants qui aiment recevoir,discuter, échanger et nous faire découvrir les petites pépites de l Italie. La grande maison est équipée et confortable. L appartement très bien agencé et il y a la clim. Nous étions deux familles avec 3+2 enfants. Grâce à la configuration de la maison, aux pièces spacieuses, on ne s est pas gêné . l endroit est calme avec une vue magnifique sur les champs de tournesols. Nous sommes ravis de nos vacances.
A true Tuscan gem!
We were welcomed by Sergio's 2 daughters and they took us around the neighbourhood of Cortona. Showed us the local supermarket and sights/restaurants. Really nice to meet them and a great start.
The house is huge and old, but renovated recently with a nice size pool. A big yard, petanque field, a ping pong table and bbq. Big private parking lot (once you find the place (the driveway is a little hidden, but Camilla and Costanza helped us find it).
We simply fell in love with the place.
The best part: Most everything butTrue Tuscan feel, HUGE, big bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. Nice functional kitchen (also big) not very modern, but thats the charm.
We hope to go back in a couple of years. Sergio even invited us to lunch the last day before we left. (He came down to clean the apartment and stayed in a separate building on the property with his wife.)
Thank you for the awesome week and the memories we will take back to Norway.
The only slightly negative thing: There were a lot of wasps near the pool, but they were not agressive and I guess it is possible to get rid of them. Our daughter was stung, but she stepped on one. So no one to blame
We were impressed with Sergio, his familly and this house.
Upon arriving Sergio and his daughter showed us around not only in the house and its garden, but also took us to a local store, gave us a guided tour of Cortona and showed us one more village nearby for shopping. A very good start to a great week.
We enjoyed the house, the view, the sunsets, the pool, the plentiful space in the garden for football, volleyball etc, the pizzeria that was within walking distance from the house, the nearby villages and the lake. The area is also good for walking and jogging. There is a trail from the village and up to the hill behind with great views.
As pointed out by others this is a huge house with Tuscan charm. A truly great place.
We just had two fantastic weeks at Sergio's villa. It was spacious and clean and had a wonderful feel to it. There was a perfect balance between rustic charm and modern conveniences. The pool was clean and the grounds were big enough for family games or for relaxing in the sun. Sergio kindly picked us up from the local railway station and drove us around the area. He even took us to a huge deli with delicious local produce so that we could stock up for the first few days.. We travelled by bus and train to nearby Cortona, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Florence and Rome. A car would be better for a family but we enjoyed the fabulous views of Tuscany by train. Great location, great villa.
Lo splendido Casale di Sergio è un posto magico dove rifugiarsi dallo stress metropolitano. La casa è spaziosa e ben curata, le camere sono belle e ben arredate, dispone di una suite mozzafiato!!!
mi piacerebbe tornare durante i mesi estivi per usufruire della piscina!!!
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About the Host, Sergio
Siamo una famiglia formata da 4 persone
Io lavoro nel campo della comunicazione
Mia moglie è una psicologa
Mia figlia grande lavora in tv
Mia figlia piccola studia
Abitiamo a Roma e la casa in Toscana è la casa dei nonni di mia moglie
Nel2010 l'abbiamo ristrutturata