This tuscan Villa, a classic stone farmhouse on the Tuscany Umbria border, a 40 minute drive from Cortona, was carefully restored in the early nineties using the old materials - stone, terra cotta, and massive chestnut beams - merging gracefully with the spectacular landscape that surrounds it.
This is one of my favourite restored farmhouses in Tuscany - in fact it was this one that inspired me to start this business many years ago.. a true "Under the Tuscan Sun" experience. A little removed from the rush of reality, on the Tuscany/Umbria border...it allows for a dream vacation in Italy.
This classically restored stone farmhouse is situated on a high hillside with panoramic views of Umbria and eastern Tuscany, including the tiny hill town of Preggio, and the ruins of the Pierle castle in a landscape dotted with small farms and ancient olive groves.
Summary of features:
Accommodation: 6 double bedrooms / 4 baths (sleeps 11-13) or 5 double bedrooms / 4 baths (sleeps 11) or 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms (sleeps 8) or 3 bedrooms
Spacious fully equipped country kitchens with modern appliances, including dishwasher, on both floors
Broadband internet access is available and a computer is provided on the upper floor for guest use (small fee for unlimited use)
Guests can also connect to the internet via their own laptop or phone
Central heating and washer and dryer on each floor
Double-glazed windows and screens for year round use and comfort
Two raised-hearth stone fireplaces
Furnished with antiques and pieces built by local craftsmen using old designs
Attractive linens and towels
Good mattresses and reading lights
Terraces and gardens, suitable for outdoor dining
Personalized Italian cooking lessons and/or serving at home, available upon request
Elegant 18 meter by 7 meter infinity swimming pool
NOTE: a car is required
"And while we were using our rental home as a base for travels within the region, we also took the opportunity to go nowhere and do nothing. La Pietra lent itself perfectly to such nonpursuits."