An enchanting woodland setting gives this fairy tale stone cottage, set high on the hills above Cortona in the Italian Tuscan countryside, its sense of place. Surrounded by 150 acres, your far reaching views to the mountains are uninterrupted at Villa Boschino - it is truly wonderland to explore. This peaceful rural estate has everything you need for a retreat for 10 people, accommodated in 6 bedrooms.
The closest airport to the property is Umbria International airport which is 60km away, so your transfer of under an hour will leave you full of anticipation for this holiday haven. You also have a choice to fly into Florence airport which is 1 hour and a half away.
A rustic aesthetic combined with all the modern conveniences Villa Boschino has a large kitchen and dining room which act as the social hub. A choice of foliage festooned pergolas around the swimming pool and courtyard allow everyone that particular joy of living and dining al fresco. With spectacular views of the pine clad hills all around you and glorious walks in the woods (from where you can see Lake Trasimeno), this is the ultimate spot for a rejuvenating break.
Although you will have to tear yourself away from the delights of the villa, there is much to tempt you in the region. Vineyard tours and major opportunities for art and culture in Siena and Arezzo are only 40 minutes away, with thermal baths at Chianchiano or Rapolano even nearer - you’ll be spoilt for choice as to how to spend your time here.
For chillout time at the villa, the cleverly designed swimming pool is set into the side of the hill with an edge that simply ‘disappears’ into the spectacular natural backdrop of the pine clad hills all around you.
The natural and understated elegance of Villa Boschino will have you admiring the tasteful choice of traditional Italian furniture and soft furnishings and beautiful flow of the house. High ceilings and large rooms, with a good choice of reception rooms ensure that everyone has space to themselves. The bedrooms act as a further retreat and are also decorated in lovely natural muted colours with furniture that demonstrates the famous Italian craftsmanship. The bathrooms have magnificent free-standing, old-fashioned bathtubs, walk-in showers and spectacular Tuscan stone sinks for pampering yourself. There are four double bedrooms in the main house, 2 of which have en-suite bathrooms and two sharing a bathroom. In addition, there are two independent cottages just a few steps away, each with a double bedroom and en-suite bathrooms.
With both a pizza oven and BBQ, you can forgive yourself for wanting to stay in every night - alternatively, a chef will help to prepare a family-friendly meal of authentic Italian food, giving you all the fun of going out without having to move. However, you are only 3km to the shops in Montanare, where there is also a choice of restaurants. You can pop in there, if only to taste an authentic Italian espresso or cappuccino. Source all the most delicious local Tuscan ingredients and cook up a storm back at the villa.
Here at Villa Boschino, take a tip from the locals and slow down. Take on the Tuscan lifestyle with an afternoon nap in the peaceful setting, then stroll or hike in the hills and enjoy aperitivi on the terrace at sundown. You will return brimming with energy after your restorative holiday.