Cortile del Pozzo

Cortile del Pozzo
43.1157544, 11.4382428
Sleeps 6, Sleeps 7, Sleeps 8
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

See overhead aerial video of the residence.

Cortile del Pozzo is a beautiful family farmhouse sleeping eight guests located within acres of parkland which boasts 180 degree panoramic views of the rolling hills facing Montalcino. Located within a few minutes drive of the 5 star golf, restaurant and hotel exclusive retreat Castiglione del Bosco and within easy reach of the vineyards of Montalcino where you can sample and purchase some of Tuscany’s most exclusive wines, features of this residence includes a pool with a view to cool off in plus a tennis and bocce court. The home is ideally located to reach all major villages and attractions as well as the beautiful village of Buonconvento which all amenities, recognised as one of the most beautiful in the whole of Italy. Please ask us for rates as this home is only available to friends and family of Italian Apartments

The space

Cortile del Pozzo offers you an opportunity to sample the real Tuscany with authentic living amongst the locals of Buonconvento which is located a short drive from the home. We fell in love with the local people, picturesque scenery after spending many holidays here since 2000. The home itself features a courtyard entrance where you can dine alfresco and watch the beautiful rolling hills facing towards Montalcino. The hallway opens to a beautiful living room and two patio doors facing your private garden. Features of the living room include
an open fireplace, vaulted beamed ceilings, two comfy sofa’s and a dining table for eight guests. Air conditioning in the living area and 3 upstairs bedrooms available (please note the fourth bedroom downstairs does not require air conditioning as cooler). The farmhouse kitchen includes all mod con’s as well as a dining table and a well stocked kitchen cupboard with all utensils required to rustle up an Italian feast including Italian recipe’s to enjoy. A cloakroom with wc is located next to the living room in the hallway.
There is also a ensuite double room located on this level with ample wardrobe space and a view to the garden. The bathroom includes a bath and separate shower.
Stairs to the upstairs level take you to three further bedrooms, two x twins plus a double. The double bedroom is ensuite with a shower and wc. A twin bedroom with beautiful views of the rolling hills and court yard is available sleeping two guests. Plus a further twin room features a cot, guests are kindly requested to bring bedding for their baby for hygiene purposes. A bathroom featuring a bath and wc is also available next to the two x twin rooms. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are located upstairs. Ensuite bedroom downstairs accessed via 3 steps only. Cloakroom with wc located next to the living room. Courtyard entrance is shared with three apartments.
The garden is accessed via the living room and includes a covered terrace to relax on the sun loungers or to dine alfresco. A further table and chairs is available outside of the kitchen entrance to the garden affording you ample space and privacy.
Guests can park directly outside the entrance to the home to unpack and load on departure. Ample parking is available in the residence a minutes walk from the villa.
Pool open May 1 to October 1 each year.

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Maximum of 8 guests only permitted at any one time on the premises. Well behaved children welcome. The residence is a paradise and a haven for rest and relaxation and perfect for guests looking to rest and unwind in a peaceful and relaxing environment.. We kindly ask our guests to respect other residents and guests at the residence and communal areas and ensure noise levels are kept to a minimum.

Tuscany and us

We relocated to Italy in 2007 from the Uk have married in Siena in 2000 and falling in love with Buonconvento and Tuscany.
By renting your holiday home with us you can be sure of gaining the inside track to the lake and local’s view to ensure you get the very most from your stay and enjoy a local experience second to none.
By staying here with us we can recommend where to eat with the locals, the best local wineries for tastings, show you the hidden places with the locals shop from finding the freshest baked bread and fruit and vegetables to the best markets to the trattoria’s where the Italian’s dine away from the tourists or the very best bar’s where the tastiest snacks keep coming with the drink’s! Want to know where the designer outlets can be found? We’ll tell you. Where to play a round of golf? We’ll point you in the right direction. Which cities to visit or hill top villages to explore? We’ll be your guide. Which wine to drink or where to sample some of Italian’s finest wines? We’ll uncork that mystery for you!
If you need to hire a cycle, find the best hiking routes or pathways around the winding paths and rolling hills of Tuscany for the most beautiful scenic walk imaginable, we will point you in the right direction.
In short we offer more then letting our holiday home. We offer a unique insight into living like a local here on the lake to ensure you get the very most from your stay from the minute you arrive ensuring an unforgettable and personal experience. A vacation rental home should be as welcoming as your own home only better as you are on holiday.
By renting your home with us you are ensured of the most authentic Italian experience rather than just renting bricks and mortar! We aim to ensure your stay exceeds your expectations and gives you memories for many years to come.
Courtyard entrance is shared with three apartments.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Air conditioning in living room and upstairs
Living room
4 bedrooms (3 upstairs all with air conditioning)
1 bedroom downstairs (air conditioning not required in this room as cooler downstairs)
Laptop friendly workspace 
Private garden
Use of pool, tennis, courtyard and bocce court.

The neighbourhood

Buonconvento is simply a hidden treasure where authentic Italian life still exists and yet is easy to reach more famous touristy towns and villages. Unlike many villages and towns Buonconvento is a real working village where locals live 12 months a year. This was all important to us when choosing a place to purchase in Tuscany. Yet Buonconvento is pretty and attractive at the same time, recognised as one of the most prettiest bongo’s in the whole of Italy. As well as the usual festival’s and Bank holiday Buonconvento comes to life throughout the year. For example, February is carnival time here, in May The Eroica cycle race passes through the village as does the Mille Miglia classic car race. In mid to late September the Sagra festival happens where the locals line the streets and enjoy food and wine from the different quarters of the village. Here you can mix freely with the welcoming locals where the welcome is warm and the prices are reasonable. As well as a supermarket you can still shop in an old fashioned Italian way. The weekly market selling fresh produce from fish and meat to cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables takes place every saturday morning throughout the year. You can purchase fresh bread daily from our favourite artisan baker and coffee shop, call into see Sergio and Rosy at Tutti Fruitti fruit and Vegetable grocery store which has served the community for years or pick up your weekly joint at the local butchers who will be happy to advise you the best method and cooking time to enjoy your meat. Plus many grocery stores in the village are available selling everything from home made pasta to local cheese and sauces. Piangiani hand made leather bags and shoes is located in the middle of the village and always popular with guests to pick up a gift of artisan Italian leather. Buonconvento really does give you an authentic slice of life from a by gone area where friends and family feel a lot better for living the experience. The village is served by a the train and buses taking you to Siena and beyond or down to Rome, please ask for details.

The residence is a paradise and a haven for rest and relaxation and as such we do our utmost to ensure we keep the residence this way for our neighbours. Sorry no large groups or party bookings. We kindly ask our guests our of respect to our neighbours in the residence and communal areas to keep noise levels to a minimum in communal areas

Quiet hours 11pm to 8am

Prices on request


“We had an absolutely fantastic time at your villa. The house is absolutely beautiful. The location is stunning. And we very much appreciated all of the recommendations”

Jennifer Sturiale, USA
August 2023

“Hi Julie and Barrie,
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely house. It’s a very special place and we’re bringing some lovely memories home with us. Thanks for all the advice and recommendations and for being so responsive to any queries. Thanks to Emma too who gave us such a warm welcome 😊. Hope to revisit again one day but in the meantime will be trying to find a wine to match that lovely rose you sourced for us! All the best and hope you enjoy the rest of the summer “

Judy Grainger and Family, Uk.
June 2023

“Lovely large house with a nice garden , nice living room , kitchen , great air conditioning and a pool and friendly responsive hosts – recommended as a base for visiting Tuscany ! Many thanks to Emma Julie and Barrie for their warm welcome and all their help and recommendations”

Nessrine Z .
August 2022

“We had a great week in your beautiful villa. We loved the property, the setting and the surrounding area. I know Julie was messaging Jon at the beginning with some suggestions which we didn’t have the opportunity to follow up on this occasion as we were meeting up with family located in different parts of the region. Anyway, another time we would love to take advantage of your knowledge of the area. Thank you also for purchasing the wine, it was all amazing.
Have a great summer, and thanks again for letting us stay”

Sarah C.
August 2022

We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home. I know you put a lot of effort into sharing nuggets with your guests that will help them have the most authentic experience – I can’t tell you how much we appreciate that! Your thoughtfulness and help were unlike anything we’ve seen in renting (the wine, the day trip suggestions, the restaurant arrangements, the bocce balls, and on and on…). We had wonderful day trips to Orvieto, Sienna, Florence, biking in Chianti, etc., We visited Casale di Bibbiano on our last day, but only wish we had done that earlier in the week so that we could have taken a cooking class there!

Sep 2019

We spent a wonderful family holiday in a charming villa Cortile del Pozzo surrounded by beautiful Tuscany. The attentiveness and helpfulness of our host couple Barrie and Julie even before our arrival, and the care of our hostess Emma on the spot, warmed our minds and completed the success of our holiday perfectly! I can happily recommend this to anyone who needs a quiet and comfortable place to spend their holiday 🙂

Jul 2019

Just had two weeks at this amazing place . It accommodated all 6 of us quite comfortably . With lots of room . We really enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings , listen to the birds and watching for deer . So beautiful and quite , yet not to far from amenities . Very convenient for Siena and Florence and many more lovely hill top villages . Lots of good restaurants and places to eat too . So a very big thank you to our amazing friends Barrie and Julie for letting us stay here .Ps Barrie and Julie also have an excellent knowledge of anything you want to know . All you have to do is ask

Lea and jeff
May 2019

A lovely, easy-going place to stay with its big lofty rooms, especially the living area, and a large, well-equipped kitchen. Also makes a great base for exploring this stunning region

Lois, Sawday’s inspector
Jan 2019

We have spent one week with my family in this lovely and comfortable house at the beginning of September. As soon as we walked into the home were were very impressed with the spacious living area which opens into the garden and the charming typical Tuscan furnishings and finishings. The terracotta floors and yhe beamed ceilings make this house so cozy! Of course we stayed in early September the temperature was still warm but the idea of spending an evening to relax in front of that great fireplace, drinking a nice glass of Brunello di Montalcino, was like a dream!

The kitchen is really what we call in Italy “cucina abitabile” with lots of space and easy access to reach the garden from here

The outside space is really well maintained and there are many well equipped areas for privacy which we appreciated with ample table and chairs plus sunbeds, so much so that you can choose a different space to enjoy each day!

My children of course really enjoyed the pool area! The infinity pool is huge as well as the grassy area surrounding it, prefect for my children to play. They also enjoyed playing tennis at the court close to the pool.

The home is located in an idyllic situation for people looking to relax in complete peace surrounded by beautiful trees. Yet in just few minutes driving we could easily reach the pretty village of Buonconvento which has an excellent selection of restaurant and wine bars with little shops, market etc like a village that time had forget but was all the better for it. We loved our trip to Siena which only took 30 minutes from the home as well as to Montalcino in 15 minutes only. We observed an amazing numbers of grapes on the way to there from the vineyards and marvelled at the incredible landscape!!!

Follonica, only 80 minutes by car was perfect for our children enjoyed the beaches as well! To sum up all I can say it is impossible to describe the home and area of Tuscany. Its easier to go there and enjoy! I really recommend this holiday for guests looking for an authentic and unspoilt tuscan adventure. We hope to return very soon!

A special thanks to Julie and Barrie. They were fantastic hosts sending us lots of useful information and tips with favourite restaurants, wine bars, places to visit gathered from their stays here these past 19 years I understand! It was easy to explore the area with the all the information available so we could unpack, relax and discover the area with all the local knowledge to hand rather than waiting to the last few days of our holiday to discover it for ourselves. This was invaluable to us! Thanks again and see you soon!

G. Fumagalli, Domaso, Sept 2019