Villa Cognaia

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Cognaia is a handsome home with a wonderful pool and glorious gardens from which you can marvel at the magnificent views towards Arezzo. This is a great place to stay to explore this captivating part of Tuscany filled with historic villages and cities as well as beautiful landscapes. 

Step inside and you’ll feel the immediate warmth and welcome in this elegant home. Beautifully cared for, this villa features ornate furnishings and decadent fabrics alongside modern comfort and touches of contemporary style. Dine under the chandeliers with a picture-book view of Arezzo through the windows and then retire to the beautiful living room whilst kids play with the games in the library upstairs. Each of the five lovely bedrooms are individual in style with air-conditioning and their own private bath or shower room. Whether an extended family occasion or a group of friends coming together, there is ample space in this inviting villa. 

Long, lazy days can be spent in the gardens whether relaxing on the sun-loungers by the swimming pool or playing football, badminton, table tennis, exercising on the fitness veranda … the list goes on. Dip into the swimming pool with magical views ahead of you or relax in the jacuzzi tub where you can gaze towards the majestic mountains. The poolside gazebo is also a special place where you can gather with your loved ones, cook pizzas in the wood-burning oven, drink Chianti from the Colli Aretini vineyards and listen to music or just chat on the sofas by the fire as the evening draws to a close.

Despite the rural setting, the historic city of Arezzo is just a 15-minute drive away where you can explore the beautiful lanes and stunning piazzas featured in Robert Begnini’s famous film ‘Life is Beautiful’. You are also surrounded by stunning Tuscan landscapes, enchanting medieval villages and amazing food and wine from this rich and diverse region.

A little further afield, discover the wines of Montepulciano and charming Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its amazing Renaissance architecture. Siena can also be reached in just over an hour and the incredible cities of Florence and Perugia are just a train ride away.

Whether exploring this wonderful part of Italy or simply enjoying the relaxing gardens and swimming pool, Villa Cognaia is a fine holiday home where you can experience authentic Tuscany at its best.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Only the bedrooms feature air-conditioning

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, satellite TV, DVD player and Playstation
- Professional kitchen, well-equipped including two dishwashers, coffee machine and doors leading to al-fresco dining veranda
- Dining room with scenic views
- Utility room with laundry facilities
- Guest toilet

First Floor 

- Three double bedrooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms

Second Floor

- Double bedroom with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom
- Triple bedroom with one double and one single bed, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom
- Games room with library, CDs, DVDs, guitar, board games, 80s pinball machine, computer and billiards table

Outside Grounds

- Salt-water swimming pool with sun-loungers
- Outside shower
- Poolside gazebo with sofas, wood-burning fireplace, wood-burning pizza oven, fridge and table, ice-maker, gas BBQ, TV and stereo system
- Room with pool inflatables and garden games
- Jacuzzi hot-tub with hydro-massage
- Veranda with comfortable seating and Arezzo views
- Fitness veranda with exercise bike and other equipment
- Games veranda with table football and table tennis
- Vegetable garden
- Hen house
- Three hectares of enclosed gardens and woodland

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (bedrooms only)
- Heating
- Jacuzzi
- Fitness equipment
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Playstation
- Billiards
- Board games and pinball machine
- Library
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Pool inflatables
- Volleyball and soccer nets
- Tennis/badminton rackets and balls
- Playhouse, swing and slide
- Hammock

- Safe
- Hairdryers
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Children's toys

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Cognaia
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set on a hill with breathtaking views towards Arezzo, surrounded by three hectares of gardens and woodland, Villa Cognaia enjoys an enviable location in eastern Tuscany near some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes and villages.

The stunning city of Arezzo (6km) is just a 15-minute drive away with its amazing historic centre and wonderful restaurants. Start at Piazza Grande, surrounded by palaces and towers, where an antiques market is hosted on the first Sunday of each month and you may even be fortunate enough to watch re-enactments of medieval jousting in June or September. Explore the town’s amazing churches, its handsome Duomo and admire the frescoes of Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca in the Basilica di San Francesco. Discover authentic osterias and wine bars or dine in more upmarket restaurants and enjoy traditional regional fare such as pappa al pomodoro, porchetta and truffles served with good wine from the Chianti Colli Aretini vineyards.

Near the border of Tuscany, Umbria and Marche and surrounded by various valleys, the Arezzo region is full of diverse natural landscapes, enchanting villages and amazing food and wine. Start by heading to the Casentino valley where there are some wonderful hikes through the dense woodland or you can visit some of the fascinating medieval castles of this area.

The beautiful natural landscapes of Val Tiberina are also waiting to be discovered where you can seek out ancient monasteries and churches or visit the famous villages of Sansepolcro (38km) and Caprese Michelangelo (40km, the birthplace of Michelangelo).

Finally, the Val di Chiana, with its Etruscan tombs and sublime walking and cycling trails, also has many idyllic villages to discover such as Civitella (20km), Monte San Savino (25km) and Gargonza (32km). One of the most famous towns here is wonderful Cortona (37km), set on a hilltop and made famous by the film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’.

A little further afield, some of Tuscany’s most famous towns can easily be reached such as the famous wine-town of Montepulciano (55km) with its amazing vino nobile and charming Pienza (60km), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Renaissance architecture and wonderful Pecorino cheese! Siena (74km) can also be reached in just over an hour for a memorable day trip in this incredible city.

There’s also a train station in Arezzo where you can catch the train to Florence, taking around 45 minutes or Perugia in just over an hour. Both cities are full of art, history and fine cuisine and awe-inspiring places to visit.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(92km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence

(100km)

Nearest Airport 3 Pisa

(160km)

Nearest Train Station Arezzo

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Arezzo

(6km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket

(2.5km)

Nearest Golf

(30km)

Nearest Tennis

(1km)

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

There is no doubt that Tuscany is a welcoming place when travelling with children and with wonderful nature all around you there is always so much to do.

History and art lovers will appreciate the small city of Arezzo with its magnificent buildings and world-famous frescoes and if you are staying in June or September check the dates for a re-enactment of medieval jousting in the central square. Children will also love exploring the Fortezza Medicea in the historic centre.

As well as wonderful walks and great cycling trails, you’ll also find horse-riding in the countryside near Arezzo. Those seeking adventure can try a tree-top climbing centre near Rapolano Terme or arrange a hot air balloon ride across the magnificent Tuscan landscapes.

Explore the Casentino valley where you can discover some fascinating medieval castles, including one in Poppi (42km) which could be combined with a visit to the nearby zoo.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby monitor
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Football net
  • Footballs
  • Pool inflatables
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Tennis rackets
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Prosecco Cocktail and Bruschetta on Arrival Included
  • Private Wine-Tasting Available
  • Guided Tours 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, 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

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 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Not included, heating and air conditioning costs charged upon consumption (paid locally).
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels, bathrobes and slippers (with a midweek towel change).
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus daily maid service. 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.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Only the bedrooms feature air-conditioning.
Other Ts and Cs A baby monitor, highchair and cot are available on request.
Security deposit Unfortunately, eggs from the hen house will not be available during your stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £3,788
Dec 21st 2019 - May 30th 2020 £4,371
May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £5,342
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £6,313
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £5,342
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £4,371
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 £4,371

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €4,193
Dec 21st 2019 - May 30th 2020 €4,838
May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €5,913
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €6,988
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €5,913
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €4,838
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 €4,838

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $4,665
Dec 21st 2019 - May 30th 2020 $5,383
May 30th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $6,579
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $7,775
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $6,579
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $5,383
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 $5,383

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

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