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Three Lovely Cottages Set in Own Olive Grove, Private Pool And Fantastic View - Casa Il Sole Sleeps up to 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 13-May-2016
Cottages of Castiglion Fiorentino, Nr. Cortona,Tuscany - Relaxing And Peaceful With Unspoilt Views, A Perfect Base For Touring Tuscany And Umbria

The origins of Borgo Tranquillità (tranquil village) can be traced back to medieval times as a small hamlet of the town of Castiglion Fiorentino. Borgo Tranquillità has 3 individual fawn stone cottages. Each providing accommodation for 3 – 5 guests. Tastefully furnished, full of charm and character. From every room our guests enjoy lovely views of the valley, the historic town of Castiglion Fiorentino, the gardens, or olive groves and the large swimming pool. Each cottage has its own sitting room, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, terraces for outside dining – where there is also a barbecue for those warm summer afternoons and al-fresco dining. The hamlet has had its own renaissance - totally and caringly renovated by local artisans retaining its natural charm and character whilst providing warm and inviting interiors. Wifi is also available.

Details for holiday cottage Casa Il Sole Sleeps up to 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

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.

There are several barbecue options too, there is a stone oven for pizza, a stone barbecue and, the more usual charcoal set.

The closest shop and bar is about 2.5 Kim's and the closest restaurant is the same.

The property is set in the hillside of the val di Chio and accessed via white road. The views from the village are stunning and the sunsets - from the pool, new pergola or your terrace - are wonderful.

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

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Guestbook comments from the owner

1. This was our second visit to Italy and first to Tuscany and Umbria. This little paradise is set in a truly charming rustic Tuscan village. Fantastic views from gardens and pool. About a 12 minute drive to the main town and a bar/shop half way. Locals very welcoming and house very well equipped and very peaceful..

2. From each room there is a great view and our small terrace was perfect for us to eat and relax. Rooms were clean and cosy, pretty much all we needed for the week. The main town is a drive away (4 miles or so), although a bar/store is about 2 miles away as is a new restaurant (great steaks and pasta). The area is though great for walks and we rented some bikes from town.

3. 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. T.
Jul 2011
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Sant Andreu

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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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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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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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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very nice cottage. everything you want

  • 5 of 5

We all agreed, nice cottage. everything you need, you find in the kitchen. very nice pool 15 meters from the cottage. Perfect customer service from the owner incl. information about the traveling and the places of interest.

lovely and quite place, we enjoyed our short stay very much. Top Value.

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


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!


Perugia: (London Stanstead) - 45 min.

Florence: 1 hour 15.

Pisa: 1 hour 45.

Rome: 2 hours 10.

Forli: 1 hour 50.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 2 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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.

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