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Cottage Murlo stunning hilltop castle peace & quiet countryside near art cities

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious cottage sleeps up to 4 people. Only 2 other units on site max 10 guests

Situated in a strategic position halfway between Florence and Siena the castle S. Andrea a Cellole is within easy access of all the most important tourist sites, yet immersed in the quiet of the countryside where the birds sing and in the hot summer evenings the fireflies glow. Far from major roads and motorways the only sound you will hear is the odd tractor ploughing the vines.

What better way to spend a relaxing holiday in our mature garden , taking a dip in the large (12X6 m) pool and sunbathing on wooden sun loungers with mattresses, lunching under the shady pergolas or just sipping a glass of wine, or perhaps reading a book under a shady tree.

With both Florence and Siena little over half an hour away by car what could be easier than sightseeing the wonderful art treasures that Tuscany has to offer, returning in the latter part of the day to enjoy a quick dip before dinner in the garden or a foray out to one of the many typical restaurants in the area… of which still very good value.

Cottage Murlo is a spacious two bedroom cottage for up to four people. Entering on the ground floor through glass doors from the garden is the spacious fully fitted kitchen /dining /sitting room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, one twin and one double with high beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The bathroom is ensuite in the master bedroom, and has a bath and shower.

Exterior Facilities BBQ / Garden / Garden Furniture / Parking / Swimming Pool

Exterior Details The large 12X6M swimming pool is situated in the garden facing cottages Murlo and Polvereto and is equipped with loungers and chairs, there is a stone built barbecue and all the cottages have their own patio with pergola and are furnished with teak garden furniture.

Free Wi-Fi. Fan in bed room. No hidden extras only local tourist tax 50cts per person per day to be paid locally.

Further Details Cottages Polvereto and Murlo can be rented together making one large cottage with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Large 6X12 m pool with sunbeds, deckchairs, gazebo ,lawn. garden,stone built BBQ.

More Details

Owner
Adela Reens
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Adela Reens

My lust for travel found me a job as a travel rep. working for various companies in France, Switzerland and Italy. Tired of travelling and constantly living out of a suitcase I decided to settle in Italy for its good food, wine and above all the weather and when I met my Italian husband and we had the possibility we decided to make Tuscany our home. Later when our son started school I wanted to work again so what better than to set up a rentals business and share our home with others and impart my extensive knowledge of Tuscany with our guests. We enjoy having guests on the property and many have now become good friends and return frequently, its a part of our lives and often we all go out to dinner together or even to events and concerts to make their visit (and yours) special. Welcome.

Adela Reens purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Adela Reens chose Montespertoli

It took an age to find the right property. There was always something wrong with each one we found until this one. Our guidelines were, no near neighbours, no main road, no through road past the property, no electric pylons , fabulous views, near enough to nearest town for comfort. We found it!!!

What makes this cottage unique

Peace and quiet are the best way of describing Cellole. In the summer months the odd tractor ploughing the vines can be heard in the distance otherwise its just the crickets chirping in the garden thay you can hear. The views are stunning from all angles to say the least. Within less than ten minutes you are in Tavarnelle where there are shops, restaurants, atm's and all other requirements.

All the main tourist sites such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano are a short drive away making this an ideal place to explore Tuscany whilst having a peaceful environment to relax in away from the crowds.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montespertoli in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Cottage Murlo stunning hilltop castle peace & quiet countryside near art cities
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week mid-September and it was fantastic! The location is perfect, rural but within easy reach of Siena, San Gimignano and Florence. The property is spotless and stocked with everything you need and the owners couldn't be more helpful. Thank you Adela for a wonderful, we"ll be back

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. We are always very happy to have satisfied guests, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Adela & Marzio
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5

very enjoyable stay at Cottage Murlo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic time visiting Tuscany and staying at Cellole and Cottage Murlo. The location is simply perfect, providing a quiet respite each evening after seeing the local sights during the day. Located in Chianti, vineyards, restaurants, and amazing hill towns (Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano) are all very close. The owners are full of a wealth of information and provided us with many welcome resources--setting up restaurant reservations, wine tastings, and driving/parking suggestions. Marzio was so very pleasant and helpful. I wholeheartedly recommend this vacation rental--we hope to return someday soon ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and hosts

  • 4 of 5

A gem in the country, so quiet and peaceful and very well kept. Everything we could hope for with helpful hosts about restaurant, wine tasting, activities suggestions and hospitality, we will return. You will be awed at the story of this house/castle/church.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week during a three week touring holiday in Italy. Adela, Mauro and Marzio made us very welcome but without being intrusive.

The location is away from the main roads but by no means remote from a selection of restaurants within a 15-20 minute drive, and all major Tuscan attractions are easily accessible.

Relaxing in the peace and quiet of the beautiful grounds with the excellent pool was a real highlight of our holiday overall providing the perfect balance to some of the busier locations we visited.

We look forward to returning when our travel plans next take us in this direction.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your highly appreciated comments,it was a pleasure meeting you and definitely looking forward to having you as our guests again. Marzio
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5

Lovely off the beaten track romantic property

  • 5 of 5

For those who want a romantic away from it all stay this property is superb. Beautifully restored by the owners with a lovely outdoor pool and only two other guest properties it really was perfect for us on our honeymoon. Within easy travelling of Florence, Siena a car is a must but in terms of relaxing this was perfect. The owners are very helpful and happy to recommend any visits, restaurants that you may require. All in all a stunning break and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible Stay - Incredible history - Perfect location in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location to experience the beauty of Tuscany. People interested in history find this place even more interesting and mystical. Check out the history on their website. Owners did an incredible job restoring the beauty of this place. The entire family lives on site , so it so convenient to seek their advise. They are very helpful and knowledgeable and for us it felt like we were with family. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family members. We loved our 5 day stay. Tuscany is my favorite place in Italy!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. It is always rewarding to know that all our hard work has brought results and the guests enjoyed their stay which is our aim. It is also satisfying to have guests who really appreciate the property and with whom we become friends, who leave it clean & tidy and observe the house rules.Looking forward to your next visit. Adela Mauro & Marzio
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Florence/Pisa/Bologna
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Tavarnelle val di Pesa
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Castelfalfi
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Firenze SMN /Florence
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1 Milano/ Napoli
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Tirrenia
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montespertoli, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April/May
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£732
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
June
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£560
for 5 nights
From
£112
£765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
July/August
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£625
for 5 nights
From
£125
£860
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£560
for 5 nights
From
£112
£765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
October
29 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£732
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£732
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130
Stay tax £0.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Security deposit £150 cash required on arrival refunadable at departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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