Villa Wisteria, Lovely Home With Exclusive Use of Pool, Gardens and Tuscan Views
Villa Wisteria is a secluded millhouse surrounded by mature gardens and its own vineyard, nestled in the Val di Chio, Tuscany, not far from Cortona. It sleeps eight people comfortably, has it's own swimming pool and is also available as a fully hosted experience.
The accommodation comprises of two large double bedrooms and a further bedroom which contains twin beds with a set of pine bunk beds (optional). In addition to which you have a generously sized bathroom and additional shower room.
The first floor also includes a large, comfortable living/dining room with satellite television, video, stereo and large open fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room is fully equipped with breakfast table and chairs, oven and microwave.
Should you be taking advantage of our fully hosted experience, on the ground floor is an additional split level lounge/dining room with two sets of double doors overlooking the well maintained garden and vineyard with a further set of windows over the pool and out to the fertile hills beyond.
The hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino is a matter of minutes away by car, and has loads of character and local charm, cobbled streets and a selection of shops to tempt you. There is a bustling market, which springs up each Friday throughout the year, full of local colour and is definitely worth a visit.
If it is sightseeing you are after, then you are spoilt for choice. Florence, Siena and Assisi, to name a few, are all within an hour or two's drive, or easy to get to by train from the station in Castiglion Fiorentino.
Cortona, the medieval hill town, is only fifteen minutes drive from Villa Wisteria. This town has become renowned from the well read book and film, "Under The Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes, And we would highly recommend a visit during your stay.
For those who wish to experience the area at a more leisurely pace bicycles available from the town. You can cycle or walk, by road or on tracks, to the small local store and cafe where necessary supplies can be bought. Naturally there are a choice of larger supermarkets in the local area for a more comprehensive shop.
Your host lives in the lower part of the villa, although the facilities and pool are for your sole use. In addition, cooking lessons or special celebration lunch or dinner can easily be arranged.