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Special Rates Early Book - Three Lovely Cottages, Private Pool & Fantastic Views - Casa Il Sole Sleeps up to 4 (2 Bedrooms) Screened Bedroom Windows

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-May-2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Casa Il Sole Sleeps up to 4 (2 Bedrooms) Screened Bedroom Windows

Cozy cottage set amongst olive groves and typical Tuscan landscape with some amazing views and sunsets. Cottage "Il Sole" (sunshine) has been carefully restored and offers lots of charm and comfort.

The cottage offers Private terrace, Two bedrooms, Kitchen and dining areas. The bedrooms windows have screens for your added comfort. Of course, each cottage has WIFi and TV. Plus barbecue.

It has two bedrooms, one double and the other with either bunk beds or a single bed (there is also a cot available)- a sitting room and kitchen, both having private patios and views of the pool.

The pool is set at the edge of the olive grove and is perfect to relax and read, or just enjoy the perfect vistas and sunsets around Borgo Tranquilitta.

Getting around to enjoy the Tuscan towns and festivals requires a car. There is a small shop/bar and restaurant which is our meeting point, and in the town more options. A car is needed, and access is via a good white road .

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About the property

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Three independent detached cottages. A lovely family holiday home in Tuscany, perfect to relax and enjoy the countryside of Tuscany or to explore the many Tuscan hill-towns, festivals, wineries and more. The detached stone cottages create the charming estate of Borgo Tranquiitta - surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm which immerse the pretty hamlet in beautiful countryside. The vistas are phenomenal from the pool, the three pergolas and terraces. Wifi is freely available and ** all the bedroom windows have screens** so that you can enjoy the warm breezes and summer nights undisturbed,.

There are three independent and detached stone cottages - Each has one or two private terraces for ’al fresco’ dining. The Borgo has a large crystal swimming pool which has been idyllically positioned for the splendid views. Each cottage has a barbecue, and there is a large stone Pizza oven available.

COTTAGE LA LUNA, the largest, OFFERS THREE BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE THE SECOND WITH EITHER DOUBLE OR TWIN AND A THIRD SINGLE BEDROOM. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN PRIVATE TERRACES AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS.

COTTAGE LE STELLE OFFERS TWO BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE AND ANOTHER ARRANGED WITH TWIN BEDS. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN, PRIVATE TERRACES AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS. THERE ARE ALSO LAUNDRY FACILITIES.

COTTAGE IL SOLE OFFERS TWO BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE AND A SECOND ARRANGED WITH BUNK BEDS. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN, A PRIVATE TERRACE AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS.

THERE ARE ALSO LAUNDRY FACILITIES,

Castiglion Fiorentino is about 7kms. which is midway between the historic towns of Arezzo and Cortona. Lake Trasimeno with its pretty beaches is within easy driving distance.

What to do: Here you can relax as a family, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, many guests choose to make day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza, Assisi and more. Wine is a famous Tuscan export and you can use some of your time here to explore the many vineyards or go on a wine tour (In English, French, Danish, German) and enjoy some of the superior wines Tuscany has to offer. Other activities in the area are cooking classes, truffle hunting and numerous festivals throughout the year.

The property sits on one of the hillsides overlooking the historic Val di Chio and is accessed by a white road. The beauty of the location is the peace and quiet along with the views, the sunsets and, if you are here during mid August, San Lorenzo's evening of shooting stars will entertain you too - or in June, the fireflies perform a fantastic light show - difficult to imagine how beautiful this can be.

Although the houses have central heating, each has a large open fireplace welcoming early and late season visitors.

( A word about airports. The closest is Perugia, about 50 mins, but in addition there are: Florence - 90 mins, Pisa - 110 mins, Rome about 135 mins and, likely to give a - really good fares - is Bologna, which is about 120 mins. )

The train station in the town of Castiglion has easy free parking and trains to Florence and to Rome.

There is also a Studio available - (only for guests taking one of the cottages) - who might like additional independent space).

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About the Owner

Terry
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings from Holland. We chose the larger La Luana cottage for our 12 night stay. The cottage with lots of old charm has three bedrooms (one connecting) smaller sitting room , fitted kitchen and direct ccess to the pizza oven. The private terrace was great for all our meals and with views of the pool and the surrounfding country and town of Fiorentino mad it a very tranquil setting. The large pool was often available just for us, as we all seemed to go off visiting the local festivals and towns - but when we were all there, there was enough room for us all to enjoy with the children meeting new friends.



The road to the cottages is about a kilometer and a half from the main road. For the local village shop, a car is better, and in the town there is a great choice of supermarkets. Friday was market day and, great for fresh (tasty) produce.



The owner was very helpful and informative with ideas of the local features and day trips for us - plus, the very nice touch of a bottle of wine, plate of fruit etc was an unexpected welcome treat.
Jun 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings from Holland. We chose the larger La Luana cottage for our 12 night stay. The cottage with lots of old charm has three bedrooms (one connecting) smaller sitting room , fitted kitchen and direct ccess to the pizza oven. The private terrace was great for all our meals and with views of the pool and the surrounfding country and town of Fiorentino mad it a very tranquil setting. The large pool was often available just for us, as we all seemed to go off visiting the local festivals and towns - but when we were all there, there was enough room for us all to enjoy with the children meeting new friends.



The road to the cottages is about a kilometer and a half from the main road. For the local village shop, a car is better, and in the town there is a great choice of supermarkets. Friday was market day and, great for fresh (tasty) produce.



The owner was very helpful and informative with ideas of the local features and day trips for us - plus, the very nice touch of a bottle of wine, plate of fruit etc was an unexpected welcome treat.
Jun 2016
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Notes

Booking Notes:
We require a deposit at the time of your reservation of 20%. The balance can either be paid by transfer or card 45 days prior to your holiday.

We do recommend that you consider travel insurance to cover all eventualities.

Cottages are available individually or in total.

Changeover Day:
Flexible except during July and August when Saturday is the main change over day, however the property is available for a minimum period of 4 nights - subject to season.

Notes on prices:
Prices include: Linen, towels, taxes etc. Heating is not included in the rate. This has to be paid on site and is by consumption.

7 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

4

A lovely home for the two of us to enjoy

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home for the two of us during the late Tuscan summer. The bedroom very comfortable (the second with bunk beds was not used)., a very cosy and sitting room and the kitchen facilites more than we had expected. The owners friendly, helpful and useful guide to local restaurants and services. The large pool and its views were perhaps the highlight for us as we really wanted to rest and enjoy a few good books, the countryside and the immediate surrounds. We also arranged to hire some (very good) bikes which the owners arranged and were delivered to the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

family holiday in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

6 Sep 2016

This was one of the best family vacations in italy and most of it due to the house and meeting other families here with teenagers and all

looking for the special time to enjoy the country setting and for our family to enjoy our time in this lovely region . the late summer was even prettier than we thought and surrounding - breathtaking.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sant Andreu
5

Fun family time in Tuscany Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Our 12 day stay at Il Borgo was a greet success. Our family (5) made new friends here from Holland and England. The cottage was a good size for us and the quaintness of it made it all the more interesting. The pool good posison, lots of space for privacy.

Everyone here went to the Pallio in the town. It was a mad fun day. the horse race was postponed from the first week and re run, the medieval festival with parades of animals , and local people really enjoying themselves was great.

Evenings here too had added charm - fireflies glowing around the property

The cottage had everything we needed - maybe an electric kettle or alternative coffee maker would make it even better (the kettle is available for gas stove).

IT was our first time to Italy - it will not be the last and we so enjoyed here.

The owners "little helper" Terri was a good local guide and dealt with a small problem one of the other guests had - quickly and no fuss. Good all round.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amstelveen
5

Happy Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A big thanks to ROsino for kindness and help during our two week holiday. All the extras of fresh fruit, oil and wine was a good surprise.

The cottage had all we needed - the two boys enjoyed their bunked bedroom and ours had lots of space. the sitting room large, good wifi, TV and a place to relax. The outside - spacious countryside , great vies and - of course a nice pool. This was the first place discover by the children - within 5 minutes Splash !! then the parents joined them.

Lots to do in June, the palio - the medieval festival, the fireworks the clouds and flag throwing - all a great treat for us and the other families here. Visits to some of the towns was also enjoyable, but this was our home for two weeks and we planned to enjoy the walks, the large pizza oven, barbecue and, yes the pool.

Even tough there are three cottages, there is privacy for everyone , lots of pergolas and space.

A good and enjoyable family holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was a last minute arrangement as we had just finished our relocation to Switzerland.

Spending ten nights here was just what we needed. Peace, calm and the perfect place to recharge the batteries. The little cottage had lots of space and character. Outside a quiet terrace where we ate most days - either lunch or supper - and, made use of the enormous pizza oven just along from the cottage.

The cottage was clean and welcoming good facilities and all that we were looking for and - although we had decided to 'switch off' from the outside world, the WIFi facilities were excellent.

Making the most of the lovely weather we spent much of our time around the pool enjoying the changing hillside views, reading our books and just resting. However, being in this treasured land we were enticed to visit a few of the nearby towns of Cortona, Castiglion Florintine, Pienza, Montepulciano and Assisi. All very enjoyable - especially the little town of Pienza.

The owner and his agent were very helpful and very accommodating. always available if needed but leaving us to enjoy ourselves. We also enjoyed meeting another couple form France who had one of the other two cottages, however we had our space and being set in an old olive grove we each had lots of space and privacy.

A couple of restaurants in the area are worthy of mention, Passagio and Pietro - (where there is also a great Gelataria). The local shop - about 2 miles had many everyday items as well as home made sauces for pasta and good pizza bases.

The road was a little disconcerting on the first day as it is a gravel road (which we were not used to) and the cottages are at the top of the hill, however we manged without a problem and it became second nature.

This is a restful and enjoyable place. It is somewhere where you can unwind and enjoy the surrounding countryside and old style charm of Italy. We shall be happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: hello Martin and Amira, We enjoyed having you stay here with us. Thanks you for your comments - very appreciated and welcoming. We hope that you manage to visit Tuscany again and maybe Borgo too. Best wishes in your new job and home.
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5

Easy to relax and enjoy Tuscany's country

  • 5 of 5

We found this wonderful little house by chance while on a touring holiday in September 2011, and decided to book it for our visit to Tuscany this year...

(Last time, We recall the owner was very helpful in accomodating us for a last minute booking & prepared the house in a matter of hours ready for arrival - even staying up until after 11pm to greet us at the property. He was just as helpful when we arrived a little early (2pm) this time and was very accommodating)

It was a wonderful find and this year during July it proved just as relaxing - The cottages are set amongst olive groves on a hillside not far from Castiglion Fiorentino & with great views across the valley from the large pool.

Blessed with beautiful weather while we were there it was very tempting to spend all our time relaxing by the pool. But we had come here to explore & so tore ourselves away to visit some of the charming nearby villages with their historic buildings & cobbled streets; not to mention great places to buy the local produce, cheeses & meats. A sort of foodies heaven it turned out be.

The property is situated along a fairly long white/gravel road & about 2Km from a local shop, bar, & what turned out to be a wonderful local Pizza restaurant offering excellent food & good value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & just as before, were very sorry to have to leave after our all too brief holiday here

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : SILVIA at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 9 hole at 22 Kilometres Nearest Train : castiglion Fiorentino at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : AutsostradeA1 at 23 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : terrace at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Trasemno Lake at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

It is easy to do nothing but relax here. However, we can organise many activities for our guests including cooking lessons, wine tasting and tours, truffle hunts, art classes and so on.

During mid September, you can watch to wine harvest and see the process to make wine. From mid October through to December, you can watch - help - harvest the olives and see these pressed in to the special Tuscan olive oil.

Coast/Beach:

The closest beach is at Lake Tresimeno, about 30 minutes from here. If you would like to visit Italy's seaside towns - we are in the middle of boh the Med and Adriatic coast lines - about 2 hours in either direction!

Travel:

Perugia: (London Stanstead) - 45 min.

Florence: 1 hour 15.

Pisa: 1 hour 45.

Rome: 2 hours 10.

Forli: 1 hour 50.

Distances:

Anghiari 35Km.

Arezzo 20Km.

Assisi 35Km.

Camaldoli 62Km.

Celle 11Km.

Cortona 11Km.

Florence 90Km.

Gubbio 45Km.

La Verna 64Km.

Montepulciano 35Km.

Perugia 40Km .

Pienza 43Km.

Pisa 125Km.

Further Details:

The closest shop, bar and restaurant is about 2 kms.

There are many other supermarkets, shops in Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino along with a great selection of restaurants and bars.

The Arezzo region is also famous for Fashion (Prada has an outlet store along with other famous names), Gold and antiques,

Tuscany has many, many vineyards to visit and these can be for simple tasting or an organised tour.

Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity unit, WC and Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom one has a double bed and there is also a cot if required. The second small bedroom has a set of bunkbeds,

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is available as individual cottages or, as a village sleeping up to 12+. In addition to the accommodations described, there is an - additional kitchen and dining room for 12 guest along with additional living space for family/friend get-togethers. In this building, there is also a further bathroom with bath tub and shower. (This Studio is available for larger families or those requiring independent space). ** During cooler periods, heating is available, charged per consumption Outside: Boro Tranquilitta is set in its own private grounds. Abundant with olive groves, and Tuscan vegetation. The main guest areas have other shrubs, spring and summer tubs providing colour and natural charm en-route to a lovely swimming pool. The pool has tables, chairs, loungers along with a covered pergola.