3 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Villa in Cortona

San Silvestro, a charming 3 bedroom Villa in Cortona with pool set in vineyard,
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
Reference: P161525 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges

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Owner: Molly McKean
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Overview

  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Cortona
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £895
  • High season price per week: £1495
  • Average price per week:£1095
  • 🌈 NHS Discount: upto 10%
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (5 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

"Friends of Tuscany Ltd." manage all aspects of your villa booking with tailored information to get the most from your holiday.

Covid-19; full refund if you cancel due to Covid-19 Italian government restrictions .
25% deposit required. Balance due 30 days before commencement.

700 years ago, San Silvestro was a little church – now it’s a charming villa in Tuscany, and excellent value too!

Cortona is one of Tuscany’s most sought-after locations. Famously featured in the popular movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" this cosmopolitan little town boasts a generous handful of excellent eateries and some very stylish shops line the atmospheric, medieval streets within the ancient city walls. The wide views across the valley towards Lake Trasimeno are fabulous. And nestling below the ancient town, just 2 miles away, is historic San Silvestro.

With a view of nearby Cortona, San Silvestro was originally a country church in the 1300s and a fresco of the saint is still there by the front door. Later it became a farmer s cottage and for the last twenty years, this atmospheric house has been one of Summer s Leases and Friends of Tuscany's rental favourites.

It’s a simple country house that can’t fail to win your heart. It is private and entirely peaceful. The warmly welcoming owners live in their fine villa about 50 yards away. Carla speaks reasonable English and her husband, the endlessly kind and considerate Paolo, will make himself understood no matter the gaps in your Italian or his English! They’ll happily offer local advice whenever needed, but they’ll never get in your way. Paolo is well connected locally: if you’d be interested, he can arrange some rather special discounts on stylish Italian children’s clothes, upmarket cashmere or traditional pottery - just say the word and he’ll ensure you get the opportunity to pick up some real Italian bargains!

For shopping you have the village of Camucia, just a mile away, with a couple of supermarkets, banks, several bars and eateries, and some interesting shops to explore - and the cantina sells local wines at ridiculously cheap prices! Pick up a pizza from the excellent take-away and head back home to watch the sun go down over Cortona. Shopping at Cortona is a more sophisticated experience but of course it s more touristy. However you can buy some gorgeous clothes there and the local pottery is highly temptatious, while the famous Etruscan museum gives an interesting glimpse of life over 2,000 years ago. So you have two interesting and very different local towns to choose from, and both within a 10 minute drive of San Silvestro!

This is a two story house. On the lower floor is the sitting room, with its two comfy couches, which leads to the dining room - a riot of retro fifties furniture! The kitchen has been completely refitted and includes a dishwasher. There's also a small bathroom with shower on this floor.

Upstairs are the bedrooms: a large double with superb country furniture, a bedroom with two singles that s also large and a tiny but perfectly functional single. The bathroom on this floor has a bath tub.Upper floor:
- 1 double bedroom,
- 1 bedroom with single beds,
- 1 small single bedroom,
- bathroom with shower

Lower floor:
- sitting room with working fireplace,
- dining room,
- kitchen with dishwasher,
- bathroom with shower

Broadband (wireless), washing machine, pool towels, barbecue, table football.

The swimming pool is situated about 50 metres from the house. Very occasionally the owner may also use the pool. The house is therefore priced as a house with a shared pool, which in reality offers great extra value for a house in this famous area.


This is a delightful country home for those in search of Tuscany at its most authentic. The great fig tree and the huge bay tree near the kitchen door have already shaded many a satisfied visitor. Live the genuine “simple life” at San Silvestro - a holiday experience to treasure!

The owners offer their own cold pressed olive oil for sale.

5 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Under the Tuscan Sun

By William Gordon on 07-Sep-2019

The house was interesting and historic, while spacious and comfortable. There was more than enough room and the location is perfect to explore Tuscany and Umbria. The check-in process was easy, and our hosts Paolo and Carla were most gracious in their welcome. During the stay, they even had us to dinner at their home. This turned into an even of multi-course Italian delights and interesting conversation. Overall, I'd rate the house and experience very highly. Cortona is a beautiful little city, made famous in the movie, with great shops, markets and restaurants, and it was easy to get around to other Tuscan and Umbrian delights such as Arrezzo, Todi and Perugia.

5 of of 5

Highly Recommended!

By Ken Brown on 30-Apr-2019

A fascinating old house in a fabulous area. Owner Paolo is a great character. Walk into Cortona, enjoy the Tuscan Sun! Highly recommended!

5 of of 5

Perfect

By Ed Bedcarrow on 09-Jan-2019

This is our 2nd rental experience with the property owners Paolo and Carla and both have been such pleasant experiences. Everything at San Silvestro was perfect. The property was spotless when we arrived. We opened up the front door to be greeted by a fresco of San Silvestro and we knew this was going to be a fabulous experience. The house is well equipped; there was nothing additional that we needed. Carla and Paolo were perfect hosts, always available, but never intrusive. San Silvestro is perfectly located for day trips to most of the cities in Tuscany and Umbria. We were even able to make a trip to the Republic of San Marino and Lake Bolsena. We will be back again. We cannot come up with any suggestions for improvement. San Silvestro gets our 5-star rating.

5 of of 5

Prices

1/4 - 22/5/2021 Springtime 895 ( 5% discount for NHS )
22/5 - 18/6 early summer 995 ( 10% discount for NHS )
18/6 - 28/6 midsummer 1195 ( 10% discount for NHS )
29/6 - 30/8/19 High Summer 1495 ( 10% discount for NHS )
31/8 - 13/9/19 late summer 1195 ( 10% discount for NHS )
14/9 - 4/10/19 late summer 995 ( 10% discount for NHS )
Heating measured and paid directly to owner
High season only Saturday bookings availalab

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Pantry Items
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Fireplace
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Parking
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
Private Pool
Garden

Theme

Away from it all
Family
Romantic
Tourist attractions