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Cottage Roccaio Cortona

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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The search for a warm and welcoming Tuscan abode is over. Cottage Cortona Roccaio is a stone-clad home adjoined to another occupied house on a small family estate encircled by olive groves. From here, the alluring hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria are within easy reach. The vibrant, medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino is within a five minute drive, and Cortona, Tuscany's highest hill town is 10 minutes away. This cottage very comfortably hosts up to three couples with each bedroom having its own newly remodeled, en suite bathroom. Guests are greeted by a spacious living and dining room incorporating all the elements of a classic country home from the terracotta tiles to the thick beamed ceilings. At least one window is screened in each room. Beside the fireplace, there's a tablet, ...The search for a warm and welcoming Tuscan abode is over. Cottage Cortona Roccaio is a stone-clad home adjoined to another occupied house on a small family estate encircled by olive groves. From here, the alluring hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria are within easy reach. The vibrant, medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino is within a five minute drive, and Cortona, Tuscany's highest hill town is 10 minutes away. This cottage very comfortably hosts up to three couples with each bedroom having its own newly remodeled, en suite bathroom. Guests are greeted by a spacious living and dining room incorporating all the elements of a classic country home from the terracotta tiles to the thick beamed ceilings. At least one window is screened in each room. Beside the fireplace, there's a tablet, WiFi modem and a television with English language movie channels. The swimming pool is on a level slightly above the cottage and is used only by Parker guests. The outdoor dining area for Roccaio Cottage is a cleverly tucked into a covered porch offering a cool shady refuge during the day and a sheltered dining area on breezy evenings. The house beside Roccaio Cottage shares only the same driveway. The friendly family who owns Cottage Cortona Roccaio are utterly fantastic hosts and live within a short drive. Gian Mario shares his passion for cars, nature and history by taking guests on a woodland tour in his vintage Land Rover Defender. This optional outing follows the forested pathways traveled by St. Francis of Assisi. In either Roccaio or their own Cottage home, Boddy's wife will gladly conduct an evening cooking class. It is their adult son and his family who are your next door neighbors. The surrounding olive trees produces a limited quantity of extra virgin olive oil that may be purchased on-site. Within five minutes by car is the medieval hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino with some shops, cafes and restaurants. This area's ancient heritage is '' reflected year round with festivals and pageantry. Some of the more colorful events take place in July on each weekend with a festival honoring either pizza, ostrich, wild boar or frogs. The castle of Montecchio Vesponi Castle, which is seen from the grounds, or Cortona are both 10 minutes by car; Arezzo: 20; Lake Trasimeno: 25; Montepulciano: 45; Siena, Florence or Perugia: 60; Orvieto or Assisi: 70; San Gimignano: 90. Technical Description Ground floor: Three steps up into kitchen with stove top, oven, fridge and dishwasher. Living/dining room with fireplace, TV, tablet, WiFi and modem door leading out to a covered furnished porch. One bedroom with two single beds and two joinable, steps down into en-suite bathroom with shower. Laundry room with washing machine. First floor: One bedroom with two single beds and en suite bathroom with shower and heated towel rack. One bedroom with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and heated towel rack. One portable hair dryer. More
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Gian Mario B
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds of the house are ideal. The outdoor table is in a perfect spot for dining even in the rain. The view is wonderful. However, know that the road leading to this home is LONG and ROUGH. I read the reviews that warned about...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank authorDebbie
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We came in a heat wave and enjoyed having the pool. We were able to do day trips all around Tuscany. We met the owner in town and traveled along to a dirt road up to the cottage. Each room has it's own bathroom and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Geanne S
Gian Mario B, VR Owner at Cottage Roccaio Cortona, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Peaceful location overlooking the tuscan countyside. Extremely clean and comfortable 3 bedrooms with extra cots if necessary. Big spacious bathrooms with good quality fixtures and spacious stand up showers. Great water pressure. Good stove and fridge. This place is the ideal place to explore southern...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Jorge H
Gian Mario B, VR Owner at Cottage Roccaio Cortona, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018
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Grazie molte per la preferenza. Quella di George é una famiglia meravigliosa con la quale abbiamo instaurato un ottimo rapporto

Reviewed November 2, 2017

3 Spacious bedrooms with 3 full baths. Good kitchen with large dining, great outdoor space. This place is as good as the pictures. We were met at a local gas station and lead to the home. The driveway is long and a bit bumpy, but...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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Gian Mario B, VR Owner at Cottage Roccaio Cortona, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Cottage very comfortable and used the pool everyday. Great place to stay and explore Tuscany. Ideal location for visiting Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano. We enjoyed having friends to stay and showing them around. Our hosts were very welcoming and hospitable. Especially enjoyed our scuola cucina....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank wendymwade
Gian Mario B, VR Owner at Cottage Roccaio Cortona, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your preference

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Blender
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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