Il Fienile

Mercatale di Cortona, Arezzo
+ 39 333 1057509

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

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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. 


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • 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


We had a wonderful stay at Il Fienile and Christine made us feel very welcome on our arrival. Il Fienile really has so much character. Having the pool to ourselves was a massive plus, and the views from the pool of the surrounding Umbrian and Tuscan hills, really gave us the feeling that we were getting away from it all. An additional bonus for us, for when we didn’t want to cook, was Christine’s restaurant at the bottom of the hill. We would highly recommend a visit, in particular to her Sunday Brunch. Overall we had a lovely stay, and we wouldn’t hesitate about going again in the future.

angela, London

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