We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Idyllic retreat in the Tuscan Hills”
other travellers have booked this property
One of two guest patios with small charcoal grill
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
One of two guest patios with small charcoal grill
Guest Flat spans 2 lower floors of our 'casale' West-facing Patio, accessed from Kitchen and Main Bedroom - a shady breakfast spot
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
12 reviews
One of two guest patios with small charcoal grill
Guest Flat spans 2 lower floors of our 'casale'
West-facing Patio, accessed from Kitchen and Main Bedroom - a shady breakfast spot
How green was my valley!
Ergonomic kitchen area, with oven, gas top, built in fridge and quality equipment
Comfortable seating by wood-burning stove
Breakfast table near cooking area
Main Bedroom, with quality bed linen, opens to patio
Guest washing machine
Studio (sleeps two) with stair to main flat
Studio: access to sleeping space, bathroom below
2nd double bedroom, on Studio mezzanine
Two kilometres of 'white road' leads to the house
View from house of rolling hills, well marked trails, ideal for walking, biking etc
Just arrived from Camucia station
Canadian Vine in Autumn - a lovely time for walking
Honeymooners welcome!
Lots to see in nearby Cortona: the Medieval Town Hall
Street Life in nearby Cortona
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 12 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dutch first
English first
Any
English first
cmpond
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Idyllic retreat in the Tuscan Hills”
Reviewed 6 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

What wasn’t to like? In need of break far from the madding crowd, we couldn’t have found a more perfect spot. Tucked away amidst the magnificent scenery of Tuscany - a perfect base for nature lovers, for walking or just chilling with a good book. The owners Kate and Andrew had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable and couldn’t have been more genial hosts. The house was comfortable and had everything we required. A memorable holiday thank-you, would love to return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Thank you for your appreciation of our house and the hills around. You too were the perfect guests, we look forward very much to welcoming you back!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
“Wonderful, peaceful spot with beautiful views.”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My husband and I stayed in this lovey flat in the Tuscan hills outside of Cortona for 5 nights with another couple in late August/early September 2016. Kate and Andrew were very accommodating hosts and not intrusive in the least. The grounds are lovingly tended and beautiful; the views awesome. The flat was perfect for us and obviously a labor of love for Kate and Andrew. I say perfect for us because we like to cook and the kitchen was great; it was large and had everything we needed. We drove into Cortona one day and visited Assisi on another. On a couple of days we hiked in the surrounding hills and chilled out by the private pool on the grounds. If your thing is peace and quiet which comes with great views, and you are comfortable with a 20-25 minute (beautiful) drive into "town" (Cortona), you would be extremely satisfied with this rental.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: the cleanliness and comfort of the flat.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LoriDLo
Brentwood, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“True Meaning of Idyllic”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Breathtaking views, authentic Tuscan villa that dreams are made of. Kate and Andrew are the most gracious of hosts, hands on when needed and always happy to help out. I feel like we've made friends for life!
If you are looking for a villa high in the hills of the most beautiful country in the world, this is it! It has everything you need, just like home! While the road to get here can be daunting, you will soon learn how worthwhile every twist and turn is. We stayed 7 nights out of our 3 week journey and would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to fulfill your Under the Tuscan Sun dream! Gorgeous infinity edge swimming pool to enjoy the surrounding hillside views included!!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The views
Liked least: The drive up, but it became second nature after a couple of times.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
philscott...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Peaceful retreat”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed for a week in mid-June, and had a wonderful time. Cottage is as described (probably nicer inside than the photos imply) with all amenities you need (wifi a bit slow and no live TV, but plenty of DVDs on offer) and two lovely porch areas to enjoy the sound of silence.

Pool is just spectacular - just a short walk from the cottage - and completely private with stunning views across the valley.

The price you pay for the remoteness/tranquility is it's a bit of a drive from civilisation - approx 25-30mins into Cortona (which is beautiful), with a couple of closer local trattorias in the hills. Andrew and Kate were kind enough to drive us into town on a couple of evenings so we could enjoy the vino without worrying about negotiating the windy mountain roads on the way back!

All in all, thoroughly recommended as a retreat from the modern world and Andrew and Kate couldn't have been more helpful before and during our stay while still granting us plenty of privacy throughout.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
777Andrew...
Marlow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ultimate relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for one week in August and it wasn't long enough. The sense of calm and peace staying in the hills was second to none and Andrew and Kate simply added to our stay by being the most helpful, kind yet discreet hosts we could have wanted. The apartment is very comfortable with plenty of space and is equipped with everything you could need however the icing on the cake was the pool and grounds, nothing could quite prepare us for the delight of having such a magnificent pool all to ourselves.
Cortona itself is a beautiful town and full of atmosphere as well as some brilliant restaurants. Sienna is within easy driving distance as is the amazing hill top town of Motepulciano. Andrew and Kate are always willing to advise on where to go and what is on in the local area and were kind enough to book a restaurant in advance for our wedding anniversary not to mention organising a superb "taxi" service.
It is fair to say we loved our time in the hills and the main question is not if we shall go back but when.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Preneet_B
New Delhi, India
1 review
“It was the most calming, peaceful and beautiful home and was the highlight of our summer holiday”
Reviewed 2 March 2014 for a stay in June 2013

Kate and Andrew are wonderful and warm hosts. We had the most amazing stay at their home with our two young children in their very spacious and beautiful home. It is set in the most idyllic place with some of the most spectacular views spanning across the horizon right across from their living room! They were very friendly and warm with the kids and were delighted their grand children's toys with them. Their swimming pool, which Andrew has made himself is absolutely out of this world with an infinity effect going right across the hill side in a serene and quiet part of the hill on top of which they have their home. We would go there over and over and this is definitely the place to stay for a lovely peaceful and idyllic summer experience.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The hosts and the scenery from their home
Liked least: a little difficult to find the first time - but once you are there the first time - it is easy to get to subsequently
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing