La Tartaruga

Località Oliveto, Arezzo
Self-catering


On a tranquil Tuscan hillside, a comfortable farmhouse with a large pool. Wander acres of olive groves, dine al fresco beneath starry skies

Bed

8 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

Elevated above the Chiana Valley, a peaceful Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by acres of olive groves, fig and cherry trees. A generous welcome bottle of prosecco eases guests into the Italian good life. The old building had been left to ruin, but a careful restoration transformed its fortunes; a new stone façade, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings blend tradition with solid modern comfort. Through the wooden arched doors, interiors are cosy and rustic. Plump sofas surround an open fire, while checked curtains add a touch of English country style. A long table is great for sociable dinners in the kitchen, or you can eat al fresco beneath the pergola or impressively starry skies. Good-sized bedrooms are simple and fresh; some have garden views and one has an en-suite shower room. A terracotta terrace with a barbecue and outdoor seats frames the house, and there’s a gorgeous heated pool just beyond. Walks from the door head through olives, chestnut and oak woods where you might spot wild boar, foxes and porcupines. Hop in the car for a fix of history and culture in Florence, Siena or Montepulciano.

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 2 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £143
Weekly price
from £1000
Damage deposit
£500
1 House for 8
From £1438 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

This was a perfect place to stay for our family party. The house seems generous, comfortable and adaptable. The well equipped kitchen is ideal for cooking some of the delicious vegetables in season in April -broad beans, artichokes, asparagus etc! And there's even a few cookery leaflets in the well stocked book cases. The location is fabulous - set amidst its own olive trees and wild flowers, with wilder woods just beyond. Great for walks which were loved by all of us including an intrepid one year old.

Emma, Menai bridge

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David Evans

  • So many of Tuscany's most famous and beautiful places are within one hour of the house:
  • Florence, Siena, the hills and villages of Chianti, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Montepulciano and the Casentino, whilst Orvieto and the stunning Assisi are only 15 minutes further and an easy drive.
  • Arezzo is a lovely town in its own right. It has fantastic frescoes by Piero della Francesca and other fine art works. After a hard morning of culture relax in the Piazza Grande with a coffee or beer.
  • There are also beaches and water sports on Lake Trasimeno - the scene of Hannibal's triumph over the Romans