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Private Pool
10 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
20 guests
 

Villa Laura


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Location

Cortona, Tuscany countryside

Amenities

Jacuzzi tub
Safe
Dishwasher
Air-con
Washing machine
DVD player
Wireless internet connection
Satellite TV
Billiard table
Golf nearby - distances below
Horseriding nearby
Shopping service
Cook service
Cooking classes / wine tasting
Concierge service

Description

Villa Laura is a beautifully restored 17th century estate just outside the walls of Cortona, Tuscany. The property dates back to 600 AD and built on over the centuries. There are three buildings: The main villa, Farmhouse and Limonaia. It is the perfect place for a family holiday, private party, romantic wedding or corporate event.
The villa combines the perfect mix of the freedom of self catering with the luxury of a hotel; you'll find fluffy bathrobes, slippers and the finest Egyptian cotton linens, together with fabulous Italian products for each bathroom. There is a housekeeper every morning to tidy, make beds and ensure you have all you need for the perfect, relaxing stay. A welcome hamper greets you on arrival with local specialities and a few treats to settle you in. You'll find ipod docking stations, a games room with full size pool table and selection of board games, large open fires, cosy sofas and beautiful terraces. A large hammock lies under the fruit trees, perfect for an afternoon siesta! The organic vegetable garden is available for guest use throughout the year as are our home made products, jams, passata, sauces, and oils.

The wine cellar is stocked and Jacuzzi up to temperature, all you have to do is relax and enjoy!
ACCOMODATION COMPRISES:

There are three main buildings on the estate, sleeping a total of 20 people (plus infants sharing rooms) in 10 en-suite bedrooms. The Villa, The Farmhouse and the Limonaia. Originally the Farmhouse was used as housing for the animals and farm workers, the Limonaia was built to keep the citrus plants over winter and the Villa was for the family. Today, all three buildings have been restored into luxury accommodation. Every room has a beautiful view over the gardens up to Cortona or over the olive groves and across the valley. All are fitted with air conditioning, hair dryers, a selection of luxurious natural Italian products, fluffy bathrobes, slippers and sheets of the highest quality Egyptian cotton.

The Villa is suited to accommodate ten guests in five bedrooms. There are four rooms on the first floor which are the largest, each one approximately 25 square meters, three with bath and shower and one with just a shower. There is a further bedroom on the ground floor which is slightly smaller at 15 square meters with a bath and a shower. These rooms all have beautiful views, either out over the garden up to Cortona or over the valley. Each room is individually designed featuring antique furniture, hand woven Busatti fabrics, beautiful travertine stone for the bathrooms and the highest quality bed linen. All rooms in the Villa have king size beds.

The Farmhouse is suited to accommodate eight guests in four bedrooms. Three of the rooms are approximately 15 square meters and one slightly larger at approximately 25 square meters. There is one room that can be made into a twin, two with queen size beds and one with a king size. All have their own en-suite bathrooms, two with a bath and a shower and two with just a shower. These rooms all have beautiful views over the garden. As in the Villa, each room is individually designed featuring antique furniture, hand woven Busatti fabrics, beautiful travertine stone for the bathrooms and the highest quality bed linen.

The Limonaia is a double suite with an en-site shower room, living area with double sofa bed and a private terrace with beautiful views out over the valley. This room as been carefully designed using colours from the original 17th Century fresco which covers the dome ceiling of the living room. Soft pinks, turquoise, and creams make this a very relaxing special place to stay. With it's own private terrace you have complete privacy from the rest of the garden.
 

Availability & Booking

Unfortunately this property cannot be booked online at present. Please contact us using the enquiry form below or call us on 0161 787 8587 for latest availability.
We look forward to speaking with you.

Nicola and Lucy Pearson - Your Bridgewater Team

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Location Information




DISTANCES:

Located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, on a hill at approximately 600 meters above sea level, Cortona is easy to reach both by train and by car. Perugia airport is a 40 minute drive, Florence airport just over an hour and Rome 2 hours away.
Because of its geographical location, Cortona is a very important tourist destination. Surrounding towns include Arezzo, Montepulciano, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Florence, Gubbio, Orvieto, Pienza and Lake Trasimeno. Dating back to the Etruscan times, Cortona holds a wealth of historical beauty. There are many churches to visit, Etruscan tombs open to the public, Le Celle which was home to St Francis of Assisi, the Cortona museum, the theatre, and the old streets alone provide long days of exploring.

Arezzo is a 25 minute drive from the Villa. It’s one of the wealthiest towns in Tuscany due to it’s production of gold and jewellery which they supply to shops all over Europe. There is a large antique market in the town on the first weekend of every month, it is probably the largest fair of it’s kind in Italy. A smaller one in Cortona is held on the third Sunday of the month.

Assisi is a beautiful 45 minute drive away. You pass Lake Trasimeno, Perugia and Spello on the way, all lovely places to stop for lunch or a passagata on the way home. Assisi is the birth place of St Fancis, the patron saint of animals, the poor and one of the two patrons of Italy. The Basilica is a world heritage site which contains his tomb. There are many incredible frescos and amazing history to be found here, a trip to Assisi is a real experience and never forgotten.

Montepulciano, just a 20 minute drive from the Villa is know throughout the world for it's wine. Wine connoisseurs consider it's Vino Nobile among Italy's best. The Medieval town stands on the top of a hill with amazing views of the Val di Chiana. There are many places to eat and taste wine in the town and in the countryside surrounding it.

The Etruscan city of Perugia is a 30 minute drive. It is the capital city of Umbria, full of art, history and hosts the annual Jazz festival which is one of the most important in Europe. It's National Gallery in the main street holds many masterpieces by Italian Renaissance artists.
Siena, a 45 minute drive holds the famous Palio twice a year in July and August. The city has many churches, museums, gardens open to the public and a market every Wednesday morning.
There are many places to visit around Cortona. We can arrange private drivers, tour guides, book tickets and are available for advise on any of the trips you plan to make.

Activities:

We can help you plan a range of activities at the Villa or in the area during your stay.

The list includes:
Horse riding
Mountain bike tours with a guide
Vespa and bike rentals
Pilates and Yoga
Hot air balloon trips
Wine tasting
Cooking lessons
Local guided tours of Cortona
Personal shopping experience to the designer outlets or Florence
 

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