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Charming Cottage With Private Pool, Stunning Views, Total Relaxation

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Oct-2015
Cottage Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona, Private Family Cottage and Pool,

Private Tuscan Cottage with Lovely Pool and Free WiFI. A really charming cottage/villa in a very private location. Set close to an olive grove with lovely views and glorious sunsets. The interior of San Martino is comfortably furnished offering two bedrooms, a sitting room and kitchen/diner.

The bedrooms have screened windows for additional comfort. The Private pool is the centerpiece and is a great way to relax and enjoy your holiday here in Tuscany. But should you wish to explore the region, there are many places, festivals and markets to explore.

The entrance to the property has a terrace overlooking the swimming pool and surrounding Tuscan countryside, so charming that guests use this for lunch and dinner, enjoying the gentle mountain breezes, the calm of the valley, occasionally interspersed by the occasional crickets calling in the night air - sheer serenity. There is a small shop about 4kms and in the main town there are many supermarkets and other shopping. Many guests find that sitting relaxing by the pool, or taking walks along the various hillside paths is more than enough for a relaxing vacation, however within hour from here, you can visit some of Tuscany's most beautiful towns including Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza & more.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Living in this area of Tuscany for over 10 years. Recognising that tourists here are looking for value for money as well as the more luxurious end of the market. These apartments are owned by friends and offer good value and provide the opportunity to experience the quieter side of Tuscany whilst giving the opportunity to go off and explore some of the loveliest towns.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

An inexpensive find in Tuscany.



A two-week stay here in August 2011 proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few novels and the children could explore the surrounding area or be safe by the pool.



The apartments are more basic than luxurious, but everything that we needed was at hand and, very comfortable. The owners met us and helped us with our bags and after a brief tour of the apartments left us with a welcome pack describing all the local events and places we might want to visit.



The “local” shop is about 1.5km from the apartment, and larger markets were fund in the main town of Castiglion Fiorentino (where there is a rail station).



One of the really lovely memories is sitting by the pool, watching the sun set over the historic town of Castiglion and the surrounding valley. The location of the apartment is such that wherever you look great scenery. Marvelous.
May 2011
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13 Reviews

4.4
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

very nice place in the middle of the olive trees

  • 5 of 5

A nice house for four people with a nice pool and fantastic view towards Castiglione. Everything was as it is descibred. Terry kept us informed from arrival to departure. We recommend the house for people, who like to be out in the nature. We recommend to drive to Cortona in the evening to have a nice time there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet beautiful setting,

  • 4 of 5

A very quiet beautiful setting, peace and quiet. Perhaps for our week, the only thing missing was a dry day! Apparently, the amount of rain during May was a record! The cottage is cozy with large sitting room , two bedrooms and good kitchen. Very warm and helpful welcome - and the fruit, wine and olive oil welcome package was unexpected. Despite the rain, there were warm days, so we were able to eat on the terrace - sometimes watching the distant rain ,,.. A day trip to Florence from the local rail station - (with some advance museum tickets organised by Tony) was a great day out, but go too to the local towns of Castiglion, Cortina and Arezzo - with some sunshine - even better. Thank you for looking after us both.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

One man and his dog

  • 5 of 5

I first came to the cottage Nine years ago, and then again four years ago with my wife for one of our happy family holidays to Tuscany. This was a place we enjoyed for its calm and restful setting and it seemed an obvious choice for me to come and have another quiet moment - this time only me and jag, the dog

It was how I remembered it, although not as warm, this ftime of year ( December) but still sunny and bright and each day long walks around the land and along the quiet road up to the cottage

The owner, his rep here very helpful, but leaving me to my own devices - except to come with new linen and, a warm gift of local wine and a sort of panettone which was perfect

A comfortable cottage, all amenities for a small family, modern wifi for me to keep in touch and, a good pool - )not much good at this time , but worth a not)e along with the chanting views - what more to ask for and to relax and think about old times

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyable, quiete , peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

For us this was an enjoyable little house, lovely quiet setting and giod pool. Good contact with owner at arrival and lots of useful tips

Bedrooms comfortable and clean. Good kitchen appliances (a new fridge was brought to us when a fault occurred! ) , nice barbecue and shaded terrace. We were invited to take Fruit - cherries from the orchard very nice,

The shop of 2km, useful for most things and the nearby restaurants all good value - especially helpful to mention owner when book

We are happy to return and to give thumbs up to others

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dårlig renhold og veldig mye klegg.

  • 1 of 5

Vi "bodde" i huset i kun et par timer. Huset bar preg av dårlig renhold med spindelvev overalt og store edderkopper kom i hopetall nedover fra taket inne i huset. Dusjkabinettet var "lukket" med spindelvev. Kasseroller var bebodd av spindelvev og døde edderkopper. Til tross for dette påsto eierne at huset var rengjort 2 dager før vår ankomst. Vi forstår at det kan være edderkopper i hus på landet, men her bar huset preg av å ikke ha vært bebodd på en stund og heller ikke vasket.

Uteområdet var sjarmerende, bortsett fra at vi ikke kunne oppholde oss utendørs på grunn av digre klegg som svermet rundt i "hopetall". Innsekter kan selvfølgelig eierne ikke gjøre noe med, men det var ganske tett skog rundt huset/hagen og det hadde muligens hjulpet å rydde litt skog. Idyllen med å sitte ute, bruke bassenget blir ikke helt den samme med masse klegg som svermet rundt deg.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for takng rime to write your comments, which we welcome. Although we appreciate the problems with ins to and spiders, the cottage is set in the countryside. Unfortunately, despite thorough cleaning two days before your arrival, a few spiders can make a web. Outside, is an olive grove,fruit trees and so on, We prefer not to use harmful chemical insecticide as this can be detrimental to animals, bees etc., We of course try very hard to ensure a pleasant environment for guests, but we do offer a country retreat, and sometimes we are unable to rid grounds of everything. Please , accept our apologies for any stress caused .
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Home from home - Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

The second visit in as many years to this quiet setting. Although off from the beaten track, it is just 2 km to the shop/bar run by the two lovely sisters and, just a little further on te a family restaurant (although there are better restaurants around the town of Castiglion.

The quietness of the area allows us to enjoy our family time together. The small terrace for lunch and dinner, the short stride to the private family pool, the views of the valley. town and castle all add to the enjoyment.

Inside is simple, but comfortable. The kitchen had all we needed ( - with the big plus of good local and tasteful food) to make many a wonderful meal to enjoy outside in the garden.

The beds, very comfortable (new mattresses) and the bathroom clean and tidy.

It should not be the case, but - good (and free) Wi-Fi was great to have. Keeping us in touch with family and friends back in Canada , sharing with them a little of the beauty of Tuscany and this little quiet corner we call home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The Valley of Chio is a truly beautiful place. In fact, one of the great Medici Dukes when claiming the town of Castiglin Fiorentino asked the name of the valley - when told it is called the Valle di Chio - he exclaimed it should be the Valle di Dio = The valley of God - This from someone who had seen the Chianti, The Sienese, Florence and more. A good reason to start looking at properties here!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Cooking classes are available in the area and in Cortona. Wine tours can also be arranged or a drive along one of the "wine roads" is a great way of seeing TUscany's wine country.

Other activities here are Ceramic courses - you should be able to either make and decorate or, just decorate previously made items.

Art schools and tutors are available in the town

Travel:

Trains to and from Castiglion Fiorentino to Florence, Rome, Perugia, Assisi

Rome Airport 190km. Perugia Airport 50km. Pisa Airport 125km.

Distances:

Anghiari 35Km. Arezza 20Km. Assisi 35Km. LaCelle 11Km. Cortona 11Km. Florence 90km (60 miles). Gubbio 45Km. La Verna 64Km. Montepulciano 35Km. Perugia 45km. Pienza 43Km. San Gimignamo 72Km. Siena 55Km.

Further Details:

There are many shops in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino, Cortona and Arezzo. There area also many other "special" shops such as the outlets of Prada, Armani, Gucci, to name but three.

Cooking classes from the Fun to the Serious can be arranged as well as one day ceramic course and, truffle hunting!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£458
for 4 nights
From
£105
£610
 
 
Rate 1
27 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£526
for 4 nights
From
£122
£702
 
 
Rate 2
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£623
for 5 nights
£858
 
 
Spring
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
£896
for 6 nights
From
£143
£963
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,173
for 7 nights
£1,173
 
 
Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£870
for 6 nights
From
£139
£1,047
 
 
Rate 3
1 Oct 2017 - 7 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£526
for 4 nights
From
£122
£790
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£492
for 4 nights
From
£114
£702
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £126
cleaning final £38

Booking Notes:
There is a 20% reservation fee with the remainder due two calendar months before arrival. All payments to be made by bank transfer or, for credit cards - via paypal. Once the reservation fee has been transferred, the reservation is secure. In the case of cancellation of a reservation, this must be done before the final payment and an administration fee will be retained by the owner. Your holiday is special - please consider comprehensive travel insurance to cover cancellations.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the usual changeover day. Check out at 10am and check in at 4.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the House / Villa and not per person.
Daily rentals are also available during part of the year.
Flexible Arrival Dates are sometimes available.

Booking Notes:
There is a 20% reservation fee with the remainder due two calendar months before arrival. All payments to be made by for credit cards.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 1 white bathroom, shower, wc, bidet and vanity wash sand. Towels are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each bedroom has a window (with insect screens) looking out to the Tuscan scenery which surrounds the property. One bedroom has a double bed with closet and dressing table etc. The other, has two beds with closet and storage. All linen is provided.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The property is about a 5 minute drive up from the main road. For your first day, it would be easier for you to shop for provisions before check in - then, you can just simply relax and start your vacation! Outside: Fantastic views are everywhere. However, the garden setting is also very pretty.Terracotta pots with summer/spring flowers and a rough lawn with olives leads you to the lovely private pool. Along side the pool is a small vine of 20 or so plants which also provide some pleasant shade. Utility Room: There is also a laundry facility. Washing machine, sink, ironing board, iron etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels are provided. Changeover day is usually Saturday. Additional cleaning/maid service is also available if required. Other: Hi speed wifi Internet is available.

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