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La Corte
La Corte
Nando
Nando
Nando
Nando
Nando
Nando
Nando
Giulivo
Giulivo
Giulivo
Giulivo
Giulivo
Giulivo
Sodera
Sodera
Sodera
Sodera
Sodera
Sodera
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sotto
Corte Di Sopra
Corte Di Sopra
Corte Di Sopra

LA CORTE

Property Ref.s 90 - 94

  • Five apartments
  • Sleeps 4, 6 or 8
  • Shared swimming pool
  • Vineyards & olive groves
  • Rural location
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Open all year

Overview

We are always very pleased when we find quality properties in such good locations as La Corte. This beautiful wine producing estate - Fattoria Badia Di Morrona - is situated to the south-east of Pisa in attractive rural scenery of gently rolling hills mostly with vineyards and olive groves.

The area is ideal for exploring central Tuscany and Florence, Lucca, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano are all within easy driving distance as well as the coast at Tirrenia or Livorno and there are ample opportunities for eating out in local restaurants. There is also a good train service from Pontedera if you prefer to have a day out without using your car.

La Corte is reached up a small country lane (approx. ¾ mile), and consists of two old, carefully refurbished, Tuscan farmhouses. The beautiful old manor house, a few hundred yards from La Corte, is noted for its historic heritage. From 1100 it was a monastery and in 1482 it became the Episcopal Bishop's See of Volterra. Since 1938 it has been known as Fattoria Badia Di Morrona, an estate extending to a thousand acres, and very well known for its excellent Chianti D.O.C., San Torpe D.O.C., Vino Novello, Vin Santo and olive oil. All guests at La Corte will have the opportunity to visit the impressive winery at Morrona and the beautiful abbey on the estate.

The white wine "Suvera" is particularly notable and our local wine expert tells us that it is one of the best white wines he has found in this area. You will also be welcome to purchase wine and olive oil at the wine tastings that are arranged at the winery which is in the village. Wine tastings can be booked and paid for locally.

The two old farmhouses sit on a picturesque hillside surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. There are lovely views from many of the windows and from the surroundings across the valley and to several hilltop villages in the distance.

The two farmhouses have been carefully divided into five spacious properties - two in one building and three in the other - each having its own entrance and finished to a high standard. All the properties have beamed or vaulted ceilings which are a most unusual feature. They also have terracotta floors, open fires, TV, central heating and are tastefully furnished with antique and rustic furniture. Shared laundry facility.

There is a good salt swimming pool (15m x 7.5m and depth 1.1m - 2.2m) amid the olive groves and a barbecue/pizza oven which should be the focus of many enjoyable evenings. In the grounds there are walks through the woods, masses of wild flowers and delightful birds including nightingales. Play area for children.

There are five properties altogether at this excellent location where we feel sure you will feel relaxed and able to make the most of your Tuscan holiday. FREE Wi-Fi internet access in all properties.

At Il Forno (Ref. 680), approximately 600m from La Corte, there is a very good restaurant which belongs to the estate and is normally open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They serve typical Tuscan meals and a full meal including starter, first course, second course, dessert and coffee plus estate wine which costs 25 Euros per person.

Notes: We think La Corte will make an excellent base for a Tuscan holiday whatever time of year you choose. Come in May or June for a quiet break with time to relax and enjoy the ambience of this lovely location and use La Corte as a base to explore the very heart of Tuscany. September or early October is the time of the grape picking when many villages have their wine festivals to welcome in the harvest.

Morrona, the nearest small village has a bar and a general store for basics. The village is within walking distance being about a mile on a track through the estate (a bit bumpy but suitable for cars). There is a good supermarket at La Capannina on the main road leading to Ponsacco about 4 miles from La Corte. Tennis and horse riding in the area.

Details

In CORTE 1 there are three apartments as follows:

  • Nando Ref. 90
  • Sleeps 8+cot
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

This large ground floor property has its own entrance at the swimming pool side of the building. Entrance leads into a large sitting room with Satellite TV, which has a delightful vaulted ceiling and two original mangers which have been converted into long benches along the side of the room. The fourth sofa is a double sofa bed. Large dining kitchen with Tuscan fireplace, dining table, gas cooker, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher.

There are four bedrooms - two doubles and two twins, and four bathrooms - three of them are en-suite. One of the bathrooms has bath with shower over, basin, bidet and wc, the other three all have shower, basin, bidet and wc. Nando takes up the whole of the ground floor of the building and has a spacious feel.

Clients have their own sitting out area with table and chairs for eating out of doors on the side of the property which faces towards the pool which is about 50 metres away.

  • Giulivo Ref. 91
  • Sleeps 4+1
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

This first floor property is accessed via its own external stone staircase and takes up half of the upper floor of the property. Large sitting/dining room with Satellite TV, fireplace and sofa. Kitchen with gas cooker, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher.

Two bedrooms - one large double and one small twin and two shower rooms both with shower, basin and wc; one has a bidet. There are good views from the sitting/dining room and the kitchen. Beamed ceilings. Giulivo has its own covered terrace with table and chairs for eating out of doors at the top of the staircase. An extra bed is available on request.

  • Sodera Ref. 92
  • Sleeps 6+1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

This first floor property is reached from its own patio area to the side of the farmhouse via an external staircase. There is a small covered terrace in front of the entrance from where there are good views over the fig trees towards Morrona. Pleasant sitting room with high beamed ceiling and large Tuscan fireplace, Satellite TV. Spacious dining kitchen has dining table, gas hob, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher.

Three bedrooms - a large double bedded room and two further twins - two of which are en-suite (shower, basin, bidet and wc). Separate bathroom with bath, shower, basin and wc.

One extra bed available on request. There are beautiful beamed ceilings throughout the property. Garden table and chairs for outdoor dining.

In CORTE 2 there are two apartments as follows:

  • Corte Di Sotto Ref. 93
  • Sleeps 4+cot
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

A good ground floor property with two outside entrances - a main one at the front and a side door leading out from the sitting room into the garden area where there is garden furniture for outside dining. The sitting room, with vaulted ceiling, has Satellite TV and Tuscan fireplace and there is a good kitchen/dining room with gas cooker, electric oven, dishwasher and fridge. Two bedrooms - one double en-suite shower room and one twin. Second bathroom has a shower, basin, bidet and wc. All the rooms have vaulted ceilings except one bathroom which has beams.

  • Corte Di Sopra Ref. 94
  • Sleeps 6+cot
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Situated at first floor level this delightful property is approached via its own staircase on the side of the farmhouse at the top of which is a small covered terrace with two arches from where you have good views over the countryside down the hill to the west. There is some room for sitting on the terrace but the outside eating area is at garden level. Large sitting/dining room with single sofa bed. Satellite TV. Spacious breakfast kitchen with gas cooker, electric oven, fridge and dishwasher. Three bedrooms - two twins and one double, and two bathrooms - one with bath, basin, bidet and wc and one with shower, basin, bidet and wc.

Location

Distances

Morrona 1 mile
Pisa 20 miles approx.
Volterra 20 miles approx.
Florence 45 miles approx.

Tariff

Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Nando
26/5 - 23/6 £1200
30/6 - 18/8 £1430
25/8 - 15/9 £1200
Other periods £1100
Christmas/New Year £1430
Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Giulivo
26/5 - 23/6 £754
30/6 - 18/8 £964
25/8 - 15/9 £754
Other periods £660
Christmas/New Year £964
Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Sodera
26/5 - 23/6 £1000
30/6 - 18/8 £1300
25/8 - 15/9 £1000
Other periods £880
Christmas/New Year £1300
Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Corte Di Sotto
26/5 - 23/6 £754
30/6 - 18/8 £964
25/8 - 15/9 £754
Other periods £660
Christmas/New Year £964
Year 2018
Weeks commencing
Corte Di Sopra
26/5 - 23/6 £1000
30/6 - 18/8 £1300
25/8 - 15/9 £1000
Other periods £880
Christmas/New Year £1300
The prices are inclusive of linen, towels, power and final clean. Heating, if used, 12 Euros per day. Extra bed available £30 per week. Cot available on request. Maid service, on request, is 14 Euros per hour. Extra linen, if required, 12 Euros per person. Cook available for a minimum of six people, please ask for menus. Security deposit 150 Euros taken on arrival. FREE Wi-Fi internet access. Please Note: a child, infant or baby is considered as a full person.

PLEASE NOTE SOME TUSCAN LOCAL COUNCILS HAVE IMPOSED A TOURISM TAX WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 0.50 to 1.50 Euros per person for 6 or 7 nights - please call or email if you require further information.

Additional Information

  1. At all properties towels are included with the linen.
  2. Please ask for the prices for Christmas if not stated.
  3. The Security deposit may be paid in the Sterling equivalent.
  4. Changeovers - bookings are from Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise stated (in low season changeover days can be more flexible - please ask). Arrivals are between 4pm and 7pm. Departure is by 10am. All properties are cleaned after your departure, but we do ask clients to leave their accommodation as they found it.
  5. If you don't find the location you are looking for on the web site do enquire further. We may have additional properties currently in preparation which may be of interest to you.

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