Il Fienile

Mercatale di Cortona, Arezzo

Escape to a corner of Italy where the view hasn't changed for centuries and you feel like you’re on top of the world. Dreamy food and pool


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Straddling Tuscany and Umbria, this bucolic, sheep-shorn, oak and olive strewn estate is in the most spectacular of settings; as you gaze for miles over castles and hills let peace and well-being wash over you. Drive along the wide, fertile Niccole valley, climb the winding white road, up through chestnut trees and arrive at this old hay barn of indeterminate age. A simple one-storey structure, it has green-painted shutters and a long cool veranda for wining, dining and nodding off in the shade. Christine and Alfredo, utterly charming and still in love with the vast estate that they bought in 1974, live in privacy 60m away, completely in tune with nature and their surroundings. Inside are country antiques and whitewashed walls, old chestnut beams and polished terracotta, a cosy kitchen with a magnificent fireplace. Spacious, authentic bedrooms lie at either end, and there’s a spotless, light-filled bathroom with walk-in shower. Bask by the pool, then pootle down the track to the rustic restaurant where Christine cooks with wonderful produce, almost all of it their own. A real treat. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 1 week. Parking on-site.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 2km.


Nightly price
from €107
Weekly price
from €750
Extra beds & cots available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 4
From €1072 bedrooms


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