Nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona, situated in a scenic elevated (300 m above sea level) position from which you can enjoy spectacular views, stands Villa Gelsomino, the ideal place to spend a holiday in contact with nature in a landscape of rare beauty. From the windows and from the garden of the villa you will behold the Tuscan countryside and the hills of the Cortona and Siena area, in a riot of scents and colors that culminate in the unforgettable sunset events every evening. The garden, spacious and refined, is filled with plants and flowers and offers a small vegetable garden where you can gather herbs and seasonal vegetables. Beyond the garden you will find classic Tuscan terraces for the cultivation of olive trees that surround the property. Villa Gelsomino is the perfect base to discover the great artistic and cultural cities of Tuscany and Umbria, all easily accessible by car in a short time (for example Montepulciano, Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano, Arezzo are less than an hour's drive away) or with public services (ie Florence is 1h.20 min train ride, Rome 2h.20 min).
The garden (fenced, about 2,500 square meters) houses a beautiful swimming pool with Roman steps (6 x 12 meters, 1 meter minimum depth, maximum 1.80 meters), reserved for your exclusive use and fully exposed to the sun throughout the day and equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas for sunbathing or relaxing during your sweet Tuscan days. The pool area also includes an outdoor shower and a barbecue area with pergola equipped for outdoor dining. Always outside you can find a nice porch close to the main kitchen with table and chairs for outdoor dining. In addition to the indoor kitchen you'll have at your disposal a comfortable outdoor kitchen complete with wood-burning oven.
The owners have an eye for children having created a playground for the little ones (swings, bicycles, rocking chair and slide). A bocce field in the shade will give young and old a lot of fun time.
The villa has an external laundry area (with washing machine, iron and ironing board) and private parking. Pets of small and medium size (with surcharge) allowed. Free wi fi included.
Villa Gelsomino was built entirely out of local stone. The interiors respect the great Tuscan tradition, which enjoy beautiful ceilings with exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors. The space is generous (250 square meters total) and equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your time in the villa special. The villa develops on two floors connected by a wooden staircase. On the ground floor you will have at your disposal a large, fully equipped kitchen complete with dining table. The kitchen also has two direct exits to the garden, one on the porch equipped for outdoor dining. The living room is very spacious and is decorated with a stone fireplace and comfortable sofas as well as satellite TV and desk. On the ground floor you find the first of four bedrooms of the villa, it is a room with two single beds (convertible into a double bed if necessary) with direct access to garden. On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with shower.
Going up to the first floor you will find yourself in a large hallway from which you will have access to the other bedrooms. The first is a double room with an en-suite bathroom with shower. The other rooms are a large double room (ideal if you have children because you can add single beds) and a room that can be adapted both as a double or twin room depending on your requirements. These two bedrooms have access to a large bathroom with a bath and shower.
· living room complete with sofas, Sat TV and stone fireplace
· fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, American coffe machine, Italian moka, Nespresso, toaster
· 1 twin room (convertible into a double room if necessary)
· 1 bathroom with shower
· living room/hallway
· 1 double room with en-suite bathroom
· 1 double room
· 1 double room (convertible into twin room if necessary)
· 1 bathroom with bathtub and shower
Weekly linen change, private fenced garden, private parking, private pool with sun deck and sund beds, barbecue, wood-burning oven, outdoor kitchen, garden furniture, window screens (on the berdooms and bathrooms), HI-FI, CD and DVD player, Sat TV, decoder SKY (your own card is needed), small and medium pets allowed at extra cost of 50 euro per week, free internet wi fi, heating, laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board, baby bed and highchair upon request, childrens playground, hairdryer, drinking water, possibility to buy typical products (vegetables, oil, wine), fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, American coffe machine, Italian moka, Nespresso, toaster
SERVICES IN PROXIMITY
Pergo with supermarket and services 1,5 km, Cortona with all services 4 km, Camucia with all services and big supermarkets 4 km, tennis courts 5 km, golf course 15 km, gyms 5km
Camucia-Cortona 4 km, Terontola 13 km, Arezzo 30 km
Perugia 56 km, Florence 110 km, Rome 220 km
PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST:
Cortona 4 km, Montepulciano 34 km, Pienza 39 km, Siena 64 km, Perugia 60 km, Florence 110 km, Castiglione della Pescaia 140 km, Rome 200 km