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Special Rates Early Book - Three Lovely Cottages, Private Pool & Fantastic Views - Casa Le Stelle Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Mar-2017
  • 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 Le Stelle Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Charming cottage set next to the olive groves and Tuscan landscape.

It offers some amazing views and sunsets. The cottage offers Private terraces, Two bedrooms, Kitchen and dining areas. The bedrooms windows have screens for your added comfort. Of course, each cottage has WIFi and satTV

Cottage "Le Stella" (The stars) has been caringly restored to offer great family holiday home.

It has two bedrooms, one double and one with twin beds, a sitting room, kitchen. Private patios and views of the garden. There are three pergolas, so lots of space to enjoy. Each cottage has a barbecue and, there is also a large stone pizza oven

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.

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 an array of restaurants, supermarkets etc. The road to cottage is a 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 March, 2017

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Notes

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.

6 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

4

Enjoyable, relaxing and new friends

  • 4 of 5

A third journey to this valley of Chio in Tuscany.and our first to The Borgo and cottage stella. The cottage clean and the outside areas offering something for all, a quiet spot to reads , to relax by the pool or go on long walks in the surrounding countryside. Half way is a road leading to a pretty church ( unused we think) but with wonderful views

Good internet was also available (free)

Helpful owner too who welcomed us with informations for good tables in the area. He also arranged a day trip to Florence for us ( without queues!), so we are very thankful for that.

(The only small thing was the shortage of glasses I. The first afternoon, but these were provided on Sunday )

The other cottages also had young teenage families and our children soon made good friends here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

great family holiday with lots to do

  • 4 of 5

our holiday in Tuscany was a wonderful break for the three of us, it was s special birthday for Mum.. and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks here. The cottage has lots of oldie features, comfortable beds, useful kitchen and the free laundry a very useful benefit

The large pool has 2 pergolas and thee is s third along the hillside. These plus our private terrace , gave us a sense of privacy - and even with two young families using the other 2 cottages, there was lots of space and pleasure

Visiting the many town - each full of history was great fun. The many local restaurants in Castiglion - all good value and the Gelateria - seemed a pity to pass - so became a popular stopover

Useful advice from the owner about the area, markets etc was useful - especially arranging a visit to florence for us. All in all enjoyable and shoot to suggest this to friends

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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wallington
4

Great discovery , Fun Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit here to Borgo, the first was in 2011 and again last June. It is a pretty spot to be and after the drive up the hill the views and the setting are really beautiful.

On our first visit here, we found the idea of a stone pizza oven quite daunting, and used only the individual barbecues. This time, we had more imagination and used the oven twice to bake crusty bread! marvelous!

THe cotttages here are cosy and comfy. The facilities good and the beds very comfortable. The laundry room (shared with the other tow cottages), was also very welcome given the usual weight restrictions for luggage and, a two week stay.

The area offers many places to visit. The local town of castiglion (our favourtite) with many festivals is worth a visit as are the larger towns of Cortona and Arezzo whcih are not far to drive. Another useful service of the town is the train station (florence-rome line).

Although three cottages, we found a good balance of privacy and friendliness. The large pool , pergolas , walkways provided lots of room for us all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Colchester
4

Half term paradise

  • 4 of 5

This proved a good decision. 6 nighrs in Tuscany with Mum and the two boys.

This was a return visit to Tuscany, but the first in autumn. It turned out to be an indian summer and so all the more enjoyable. During our week a few locals were collecting olives, but from what we could understand, much of the harvest was abandoned due to the wet summer affecting the quality. Nevertheless we did find some fresh oil and it was delicious.

The cottage was clean and cared for and had pretty much all we needed. It was a nice surprise to have a large fruit platter, bottle of wine and (last year's) olive oil as part of the welcome here. The beds, comfortable. Our only problem was having only one bathroom, but we knew it might be an issue before booking.

Lots if good information about the area, markets etc in the cottage and the owner too was very informative and helpful

It was a last minute holiday and, we really enjoyed our time - especially the town of castiglion- charming.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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5

Romantic stay in Tuscan Countryside

  • 5 of 5

Fitting in as much as we could in the Tuscan region was our first thought, but having already spent 3 weeks touring Europe, there was a real need to recharge the batteries and take it a little slower. The little village here proved the perfect spot for that.

Stone built cottages, hundreds of years old, but very enjoyable (and good value for money too ! ). The extras of (excellent) free wifi, free laundry services , welcome basket of fruit, oil and wine, helpful owner - all made this the right choice for us.

The vantage point with its long views of the valley, surrounding countryside and the distant historic hill town seemed to change each day - always enjoyable. For our first 4 nights, we had the entire place to ourselves, so felt really special. A huge pool to ourselves. The second week, we met two lovely families from England and, despite "their invasion" we still enjoyed our time - both by the pool and, around our private terrace. Each cottage has its own terrace and there are 3 or 4 pergolas around so privacy and our 'own space' remained enjoyable. We also had a group pizza night - experimenting with the huge pizza oven and, the results were surprisingly good.

For sightseeing, we relied on the owners help with recommended day trips which including a wine tour and a cooking class run by an English woman in the valley. The best though was to enjoy the festivals in Castiglion and another local town which made our journey here all the more enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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4

calme et reposant.....

  • 4 of 5

Il Sole ?tait comme nous l?imaginions, calme et reposant, un lieu parfait pour que notre famille puisse profiter de la campagne toscane (la r?gion environnante est vraiment tr?s belle). Les conditions d?accueil, le charme des lieux, ont beaucoup contribu? ? notre satisfaction tout comme le service sur place.

L?autre int?r?t de cette destination est la possibilit? qu?ont eu nos enfants de se faire des amis, sur place, parmi les autres r?sidents pr?sents ? Il Sole. Le jardin et la piscine ont ?t? pour eux un excellent terrain de jeux!

Notre s?jour fut excellent, notamment gr?ce aux conseils nombreux des propri?taires sur les principaux centres d?int?r?t ? visiter aux alentours. Ils nous ont d?ailleurs aid? ? organiser une belle journ?e ? Florence, ce qui nous a permis d?optimiser notre temps et de d?couvrir le maximum de monuments en r?duisant notamment le temps d?attente ? l?entr?e de certains sites.

Bref, nous ne pouvons que recommander cette destination parfaite pour les familles. Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

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

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
  • THe bathrooms have shower, vanity unit, WC and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • One large double bedroom and a second with two single beds.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

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

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

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.

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