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Villa Accommodation Details
Villa Details
bedroom: 1

bathroom: 1

available for: 2 people

Pool type: Private Pool

Private PoolPet FriendlyWashing Machine InhouseInternet WI-FI Inhouse
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Il Rattoppo
Location address: Cortona - Arezzo   Show on map - 9,8 (6 reviews)
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9.8 / 10
Score from 6 reviews

Il Rattoppo is an ancient and typical Tuscan estate with high quality facilities restored in 2002. It is situated on a hill (300 m. above sea level) with a wide and wonderful view of the Valdichiana valley. The panorama is constantly changing with the seasons. The view of the green valleys and hills dotted with middle age villages.

The cottage is in front of the main house where the owners live. They are a retired couple from Rome who will give you a warm welcome but will not disturb you in any other way. Surrounding the cottage is a beautiful garden where there is a barbecue with a seating area that is ideal for a quiet outdoor meal in the warm Tuscan air.

The pool is ideally situated overlooking the Tuscan countryside which falls away from the property. It is situated in a sun covered area of the gardens and ideal for enjoying a cool dip in the evening sun.The pool is shared with the owners of Rattoppo.
The cottage Il Rattoppo is large and spacious. It is furnished with antiques and other pieces of good quality. Entering into the large and open living room there is a fire place with a comfortable sofa and two armchairs in front of it.

In a corner of the lounge there is a kitchen that includes 4 gas hobs, a small electric oven, fridge/freezer and a washing machine.

From the windows there are excellent views of the Tuscan countryside. The owners request that no children under the age of 10 years stay.

The comfortable double bedroom has ceilings of wooden beams. Next to this room there is the bathroom with shower.




There are wonderful views across the countryside from the garden.

Pool Info



The large pool is nestled between vines, and has a spectacular view of the Tuscan country side. This sunny area of the propery is excellent for soaking up the warm Tuscan sun while peacefully admiring your surrounding with a refreshing glass of wine.



The pool is fully furnished with sunbeds, umbrellas and a pergola where it is possible to relax in the shade.
The size of the pool is 6x12 meters and it is open from May to September.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 80 sqm
  • Small dogs allowed
  • TV Sat
  • Video player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Shared garden
  • Microwave oven
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Barbecue
  • Mosquito screens in every room
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • American coffee machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • No smoking
  • CD player
  • 1 baby cot
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 6x12 mtrs and 1 to 2.2mtrs deep, open May to September (weather permitting) - 6x12 mtrs and 1 to 2.2mtrs deep, open May to September (weather permitting)
  • Local Leisure - golf, olive oil and wine tastings
  • House Maid - available on request
  • Barbecue Onsite - in the garden
  • Telephone /fax - available calls charged per unit
  • Washing Machine Onsite - Laundry and ironing facilities available
  • Distances - Cortona, 19km away
  • Distances - Florence 64mi, Siena 46mi, Pisa 110mi, San Gimignano 68mi, Rome 127mi, Perugia 32mi
  • Approach road - All tar road

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 4 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,50 Euro per person, per night for the first 4 nights, some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Derek
Mature couple
Ansons Bay, Australia

Review date:
Stay: October 2013
Pros The cottage is located within the excellent gardens of the main house. Even though in the country, with the aid of a car, there is easy access to every thing Tuscan. Added to this is the charm and frindliness of our host Lucianno.
Cons Everything fantastic.
Local attractions So many restaurants...all good and close by in the villages..
10
Silke
Young couple
Rottweil, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Il Rattoppo ist ein kleines Stück vom Paradies. Es war einfach wundervoll dort und wir hatten eine hervorragende Zeit, um uns zu erholen und Kultur, Landschaft und Essen zu genießen.

Der Besitzer, der mit auf dem Grundstück lebt, ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und hatte manch guten Tipp für uns!
Cons gar nichts
10
Anonymous
Solo traveller
Saulheim, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Sehr freundlicher Empfang, herzliche Betreuung. Sehr schöne Lage mit tollem Fernblick.
Riesiger Pool, wunderschön angelegter Garten, ein richtiges Paradies.
Wir wollen in 2 bis 3 Jahren wieder hinfahren.
Cons Es gab nichts, was uns nicht gefallen hätte.
Local attractions Betolle, Montepulciano, Siena
10
Guido
Mature couple
Schottwien, Austria

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Die Lage und die Ruhe,sehr Zentral gelegen,das Haus ist sehr schön
und geschmackvoll eingerichtet.
Cons Das Kochgeschirr nicht sauber.
Local attractions Cortona,Arezzo,Bretolle.
10
Robert
Mature couple
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Tranquility, facilities
Cons Nil
Local attractions Lucignano
9
Bernhard
Mature couple
Dorsten, Germany

Review date:
Stay: April 2012
Pros Wunderbare Lage, reizende, liebevolle Einrichtung und eine sehr persönliche Betreuung durch Luciano, den Eigentümer. Optimaler Ausgangspunkte für Toskana und Umbrien, oberer Teile von Latium. Sehr gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Fazit: Alles war noch besser als im Prospekt!
Cons gar nichts!
Local attractions Montepulciano, Siena, Orvieto, Cortona, Trasumenischer See, die wunderbare Landschaft im April, blühend und gelb-grün. Wir haben meist selbst gekocht, die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und die Küche luden dazu ein.
10
Philip
Newmarket, Canada

Review date:
Stay: May 2011
What were the highlights of your stay?    The friendly owner and family, the grounds staff, the gardens, the nice pool, the quietness, the views and the sunsets!
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    The villa was very comfortable and just right for a single person or couple. The location was great and very convenient for visiting interesting sites and towns that were nearby. The villa was clean and seemed to be well maintained with all the equipment/conveniences. The gardens, pool and views were fantastic.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? I was a bit disappointed with the strength and reliability of the WiFi. With the cost of communications, it is becoming more important to be able to use WiFi with Smart Phones to basically eliminate these costs. Other than that, nothing unpleasant at all.
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? Everything was just great and I enjoyed my stay immensely. My only suggestion for the owner is to improve the WiFi and perhaps replace/improve the quality of the mattress for the bed.
Philip Townsend
Canada
May 2011
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Geri
Oberkulm, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: September 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Vom Empfang des Eigentümers bis zu unserer Abreise alles super. Die Ruhe, das schöne Wetter bis hin zu gesunder Heimkehr.
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Ein Paradies
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? Ja, Il Rattoppo kann nur weiter empfohlen werden.
Geri Schmid
Switzerland
September 2010
 
andreas
weimar, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? Die erste ausführliche Besichtigung von Florenz.
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? Es war einfach ein Traum.
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? Danke an Luciano und Gisela, unsere Vermieter
andreas goeppner
Germany
Mai 2010
 
Dieter
München, Germany

Review date:
Stay: May 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs? das Häuschen, die Gastgeber, insgesamt 320 km mit dem Rennrad bei bestem Radlerwetter (Sonne, Regen, Gegenwind).
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? ausgezeichnet
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? keine
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen? bitte vielleicht noch deutlicher darauf hinweisen, dass es am Anreisetag (Samstag) in Arezzo im großen Einkaufszentrum bis zum frühen Abend umfassende Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt:
Ipercoop‎: Viale Giovanni Amendola, 52100 Arezzo AR, Italy
Dieter Schmitt
Germany
Mai 2010
 
Knut
Reutlingen, Germany

Review date:
Stay: April 2010
Was waren die Highlights Ihres Urlaubs?
Wie war Ihr Gesamteindruck von der Unterbringung? sehr gut
Gab es unangenehme Überraschungen? nein
Haben Sie andere Anmerkungen?
Knut Möbius
Germany
April 2010
 
Mark
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: September 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? The villa and pool. Cortona. Touring the Chianti region. Montalcino.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Absolutly stunning. Owners made use feel incredebly welcome. More than we could have asked for.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? The number of bugs!
Do you have any other comments? Great holiday, great service, thankyou.
Mark Robinson
United Kingdom
September 2009
 
Graham
Newport, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: May 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Seeing all the famous sights in Rome, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colossum, St Peters etc, then Venice for our Gonola ride and the beautiful Orchestra's in St Mark's square. But without a doubt just relexing around Il Rattoppo and the pool over-looking the valley.
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Put quite simply, no words can do any justice as to how wonderful this villa is. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we just would wander around the villa saying to each other how beautiful the villa and surrounding area was.
We went to Italy for our honeymoon, spending 3 days in Rome then 3 days in Venice and finally a week in Il Rattoppo. The honeymoon just got better and better with each location, and we couldn't have wished for our final week in Italy to be any better.
Luciano phoned us at home before we even left England to check if we needed any information about places we wished to visit while we were there so he could get it ready for us. He phone us again while we were in Venice to ask us if everything was ok and give us some final details about the area around the villa, ie supermarkets etc, and to explain that himself and Gisela wouldn't be there when we arrived because they had to go to France for a family wedding for a few days, but said that we would be met by their neighbours Nadia and Felice.
Upon arrive at the villa Nadia and Felice greeted us like long lost friends and then proceeded to show us around the villa and grounds, explaining where everything was. Inside the villa Luciano and Gisella had left us a freshly made loaf of bread and homemade Il Rattoppo wine to greet us, and as a special treat because we were on our honeymoon, a bottle of sparkling wine and some freshly cut roses from the garden, which was a lovely touch and very welcoming.
Later that week Luciano and Gisella invited us to dinner which was fantastic with homemade local Tuscan cuisine.
We got treated like great friends throughout our stay at Il Rattoppo, and will be returning to Italy again sometime in the future and we will not be even bothering to look at any other villas to stay at, for us now there is only one choice, Il Rattoppo.
Bella Tuscana
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? Only the prices of food and drink in Rome and Venice
Do you have any other comments? Can't wait to come back to Italy
Graham Tutton
United Kingdom
May 2009
 

Nearest town

The largest town close to Il Rattoppo is Bettolle, however there are shops and restaurants within a 2km radius from the villa.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Aeroporto Perugia: 68km - 0h 53m
Florence Airport: 122km - 1h 15m
Aeroporto Pisa: 182km - 1h 52m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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