Le Celle

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Le Celle has been a part of the glorious landscape in the area surrounding the historic town of Cortona for many centuries. Offering sweeping views over the unspoilt countryside to all those lucky enough to visit this idyllic hillside spot, it's the perfect place to get away from it all.

The wider area is dotted with farms and woodland; providing you with long walks and bike rides through the scenic surroundings. Nature lovers will also enjoy exploring the beautiful landscapes of nearby Lake Trasimeno Regional Park, with lots of wildlife and beaches to discover.

At the heart of this characterful villa is a tower dating back to the 14th-century. Along with the rest of the property, it underwent a recent and tasteful renovation to create spacious accommodation for up to eight people. But there's still a wealth of historic features to admire throughout Le Celle, such as wood beams and floors made with original clay and marble tiles.

Most of the four delightful bedrooms boast beautiful antique pieces and evocative art works; making you feel like you've stepped back in time as you retire for the night. Each has its own ensuite bathroom, adding an additional touch of luxury. This is especially the case with the bathroom that's home to a freestanding bath tub for total relaxation.

Before you drift off into a peaceful night's sleep, spend cosy evenings in front of the antique fireplace with a book or chat on the sofa. The dining room is a grand space to enjoy meals.

Sitting within an established estate that belonged to one of the most prominent old families in Tuscany, it's no surprise that the grounds of Le Celle are simply stunning. Wide areas of lush lawn are home to ancient stone walls and terraces, with lemon trees and other traditional Italian flora creating a dreamy atmosphere.

Pass lazy afternoons in the swimming pool, resting on a pool-side lounger or strolling around the gardens. There are several al fresco dining areas to choose from. The main one offers plenty of shade as you take in some of the very best views.

The nearest town of Cortona is full of amenities and shops, with many selling charming homemade items and wine from the nearby vineyards of Montepulciano.

Great for longer days out are the cities of Perugia and Città di Castello, with both being less than an hour's drive away. Perugia is famous for its chocolate, with a factory that you can take a tour around and try some chocolate for yourself. Soak up centuries of history and art in the city of Città di Castello as you walk around its churches and galleries.

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What you should know…

  • The ground floor is split-level
  • You need to drive down a narrow road to reach the villa

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor (split-level)

- Living room with two sofas, open antique fireplace
- Dining room with table for eight guests
- Professional kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, blender, coffee machine, American coffee machine
- WC

First Floor

- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and freestanding bath tub
- Two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with showers

Second Floor

- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (16m x 5m, depth: 1.45m), open approximately May to October
- Covered terrace with dining table for eight guests
- Gardens
- Barbecue
- Sun loungers
- Seating areas
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Children's bikes (additional cost - please enquire)
- Mosquite nets

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Celle
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Around 15 minutes away by car is the historic town of Cortona (5km). It's where to go to stock up on groceries, as well as enjoy drinks and meals in its great choice of bars and restaurants. Other amenities include a pharmacy and a bank. Cortona is well-known for its shops that sell handmade items and also the famous vino nobile red wine that's produced at the vineyards in and around Montepulciano (33km).

Cortona boasts a wealth of historic, and even ancient, sites of interest. Admire Renaissance-era buildings, such as Palazzo del Popolo and the cathedral. Also explore the Etruscan Academy Museum and Archaeological Park with its 11 ancient sites. Highlights include the remains of Roman roads, city fortifications and Etruscan tombs.

The nearby city of Arezzo (36km) is full of history and stunning buildings. Must-visits include the cathedral and the Basilica di San Francesco. Other cultural highlights are the cities of Umbertide (40km) with its medieval fortress, and Città di Castello (52km). The latter is an art lover's paradise. Marvel at 15th-century frescoes created by famous Italian Renaissance painters in the Church of San Domenico, then visit Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera to stroll around the Municipal Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) and discover paintings by Lorenzetti and Raphael.

Perugia (50km) is famous for its chocolate, and you can take a tour around the factory located just outside the city. You'll learn all about the chocolate-making process and even get to sample some of the sweet stuff. In the heart of the city itself are many medieval and Renaissance structures, such as the well-known Fontaine Maggiore; a marble fountain carved with zodiac signs and biblical scenes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(60km)

Nearest Airport 2 FLorence

(130km)

Nearest Town/City Cortona

(5km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Enjoy a family day out at a water park, with several within an hour's drive from the villa. The nearest ones are Acquapark Crocodile (30km), Laguna Park (39km) and Parco Acquatico Tavernelle (47km).

Another fun destination is La Citta della Domenica (45km). This popular amusement and nature park offers a mix of wildlife enclosures, rides and shows to discover.

Take a tour around Casa del Cioccolato Perugina (50km) to learn all about the factory and how it produces chocolate. You also get the chance to try some!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Car/Motorbike Rental Available
  • Guided Tours/Food Tours/Hiking Tours/Bike Tours/Boat Tours Available
  • Cheese Making/Truffle Hunting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chauffeur service
- Transfers
- Car/motorbike rental/Ferrari tour
- Guided tours/food tours/hiking tours/bike tours/boat tour
- Pottery classes
- Balloon tours
- Kayaking/rafting
- Babysitting
- Truffle hunting
- Private chef/barman service
- Cooking classes/pizza workshops
- Cheese making
- Fridge pre-stocking
- Wine tours/tasting
- Yoga/fitness/pilates classes
- Personal trainer
- Photoshoots

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €40 (paid locally).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included up to 250KW. Excess charged extra.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
Changeover day Saturday. Other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Other durations on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Internet access?
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available at an extra cost of €50, payable locally. A pushchair and baby bath are also available at an extra cost - please enquire.
Other Ts and Cs Children's bikes are available at an extra cost - please enquire.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £6,712
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £5,163
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £4,131
Christmas & New Year £5,163
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £4,131
Easter Week £5,163
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £4,131
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £5,163
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £6,712
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 £5,163
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £4,131
Christmas & New Year £5,163

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,988
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €5,375
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €4,300
Christmas & New Year €5,375
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €4,300
Easter Week €5,375
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €4,300
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €5,375
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €6,988
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 €5,375
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €4,300
Christmas & New Year €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $7,855
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $6,042
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $4,834
Christmas & New Year $6,042
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $4,834
Easter Week $6,042
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $4,834
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $6,042
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $7,855
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 $6,042
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $4,834
Christmas & New Year $6,042

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Do not hesitate to book this villa

    Created on 15/08/2019

    Where do I start to review this amazing villa?! I spent a long time choosing a villa and I am so glad I picked this one! I wanted stunning views, peace and quiet and my husband requested to be near a small village for a restaurant and my 3 girls wanted a lovely big pool and WiFi! I am happy to say that everyone got their wishes! We stayed for 3 weeks here and the villa is beautiful with interesting history behind it. It has a modern but rustic Tuscan style which we loved. It was spotlessly clean and they had stocked the fridge up for us arriving as well as leaving a large welcome basket with goodies as well. It is a very peaceful relaxing place to stay and we were all sad to leave! Do not hesitate to book this villa, you will not be disappointed and we can't wait to come back another time!

  • Right out of a classic movie

    Created on 12/07/2019

    Our friends (repeat visitors) strongly recommended this Villa for our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration and we are very happy that they did. The Villa is right out of a classic movie. The scenic countryside location is within a 10 minutes drive distance to Cortona town. Grounds and pool are kept immaculate. I wish you could come back every year!

  • An unbelievable 5 star property

    Created on 05/08/2018

    This Villa is truly a wonderful holiday experience. An unbelievable 5 star property with every single thing catered for. A rural tranquil place to escape from it all but well located. The beautiful town of Cortona is only 15 minutes drive. We decided to have breakfast every day and this was simply amazing. Gabriele was the best chef ever. Thank you!

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