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
We had a great time at Sergio's place given it's great location. Perfect for touring Tuscany. Thanks for hospitality.
L'accueil de Sergio et Valentina est remarquable de convivialité et de gentillesse.
La maison est vaste et agréable.
Tout serait parfait si l'équipement était au niveau du prix demandé.
Il n'y a ni table ni chaises de jardin pour 12 personnes (16 possible).
Il n'y a curieusement pas d'abat jour sur certains lustres et lampes de chevet.
La vaisselle est dépareillée et beaucoup d'éléments font défaut (plaque de four, verres à pied ....). Des équipements sont plus ou moins hors service (cuvette WC mal fixée au premier étage, climatisation insuffisante pour la grande chambre du premier) avec quelques surprises comme l'inondation d'une des chambres du bâtiment le plus récent lors d'un orage malgré la fenêtre et les volets fermés.
Nous tenions à le signaler pour permettre à Sergio et Valentina d'offrir une prestation plus conforme à l'attente de leurs clients.
Nous avons toutefois passé d'excellentes vacances dans une jolie maison et une bien belle région d'Italie et nous les en remercions.
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.
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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