Family house sleeps 7/9, Wi-Fi,MaxTV in typical, cool medieval hilltop village
Gulliver is a fascinating, family friendly house situated in the heart of the medieval hilltop village of Castello at a cool, fresh 450mt. on the beautiful Tuscan island of Giglio. The house has been beautifully restored, maintaining its original characteristics,using the latest technology. With Wi-Fi Internet Access and 2 Maxi screen LED TV',s for the Family. It comprises a large, well equipped kitchen/dining room with marble worktops & wall TV, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeping 7/9.
The Family bedroom/sitting room (slps 4) with TV, Internet access, fireplace and luxury, one- pull, fully made-up, kingsize sofa bed and its own bathroom. This sunny room also has a mezzanine gallery with 2 extra single beds and windows looking across the rooftops to the ancient church tower.
Bedroom Blue has a Kingsize 4 poster bed, 1 single bed and ensuite bathroom.
Bedroom Sky is a low ceilinged attic bedroom with double bed and little ensuite bathroom. Like its neighbours,in the little medieval village, Gulliver is built almost vertically, on different levels.
Life in Castello is typical of Tuscan medieval villages, with its sunshine colours, its sounds, the churchbells signalling the various moments of the day, the sight of people greeting each other, and the mouthwatering scents of Italian cooking early in the morning, as you wander down to the baker's to get your fresh bread. Giglio loves music! In August Trad.Jazz can be heard in the evenings, played spontaneously by musicians who come to Giglio for their annual stay. The summer season brings a varied programme of entertainment with Concerts, local theatre with evocative weekly performances under the stars in Castello, classical music concerts and many other Musical attractions such as Opera Week with Operas performed outside with renowned singers and orchestra etc. For those who enjoy markets, Castello offers various market days with the latest in Italian house linen: cotton sheets from Florence, well known sports brands for an extra pair of Italian trunks or a bikini.(Save space in your trolley!- Beach towels are inexpensive and worth buying on arrival). The fresh vegetable stall is a must, with delicious grapes, apricots, peaches, melons, fresh spinach, aubergines, home grown tomatoes and huge peppers.
And the beaches! A magnificent choice- a 10 minute drive or bus ride will take you down to Campese Bay with miles of quartz & pirite sand, (free beach areas for your own umbrella) or beach establishments with everything from anti-uvs umbrellas, to loungers, windsurfers, pedal boats, childrens playgrounds, swimming lessons, Scuba Diving Trips & more. Campese Bay has home made ice cream, a pizza baker's, where you can buy a large slice for your lazy lunch on the beach, maybe followed by grapes or peaches from the greengrocers and a big bottle of acqua minerale, and an English novel from the newspaper shop. Giglio has two other beaches which are completely different: Le Cannelle has white soft sand and shallow water- perfect for small children and then Arenella- secluded, with different sand and views.Other bays can be discovered around the island, accessible from boats.(Guided or hired). Day Trips are available from Porto to other Tuscan islands.
The island offers mapped Hiker's Walks with shady pinewoods, donkey tracks down to the sea and exceptional views. Springtime is a riot of coloured flowers and perfume, where country walks become an unforgettable experience.
Along its waterfront, Porto has plenty of restaurants and pavement cafès and Pizzerias, most offering fresh fish. Different shops specialise in Italian Ceramics and fashionwear .It is an interesting little port. The bustle of the Ferry arrivals and departures mix with holiday-makers, fresh from the beach, taking a refreshing evening 'Aperitivo', while relaxing in one of the many waterfront pavement cafès to watch the world go by.
Details for holiday home Gulliver, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms
Gulliver is a unique apartment buillt on different levels.situated in the heart of the fascinating tiny medieval borgo of Castello , only 10 mins. drive to its splendid beaches.on the beautiful Island of Giglio in Tuscany, Italy. Recently restored, maintaining its original characteristics, the house comprises large well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, large fridge/freezer,5 ring hob, Marble worktops, washing machine and maxi screen Led TV.; 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeping 7/9 and wi-fi.. Bedroom Blue, King size bed and small single, ensuite bathroom.Living room with Lad maxi Tv, one pull king sofabed, gallery with 2 extra singles
separate bathroom.and top bedroom Sky with king bed and ensuite bathroom
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thankyou so much for a wonderful place to stay during our time in Giglio.
We enjoyed it a lot and would love to come back sometime!
From the Owner
“Gulliver is medieval and has been passed down through the family for generations.It has been our joy to have been able to renovate it completely to our own satisfaction and it is still dearly loved as is the Island of Giglio and enjoyed by the family for our own holidays.”
Activity and Interests
Castello is a medieval hilltop village situated 450mt. above sea level on the beautiful island of Giglio (pronounced 'Jeelyo'). The little village is encircled by its ancient fortified walls originally built by the Medici. The views from outside the walls at 360° are breathtaking. From one side can be seen other Tuscan Islands, such as Monte Cristo, Elba and Corsica beyond and from another can be seen the mainland, monte Argentario, the Italian coast and the islands of Pianosa and Giannutri. Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets. The little village of Castello is fascinating, living inside the walls is a unique experience like going back 800 years but with all modern amenities. The village of Castello is listed as 'Uno dei borghi piu belli d'Italia' -- 'One of the finest little towns in Italy and is protected by the Belle Arte di Siena as a historic monument. Gulliver is situated in the heart of this typical medieval township and is a typical example of the architecture. The island has always produced wine in its vineyards with the Ansonaco grape which suits the its geography and climate. There is Wine Festival in late September where one can taste the wine and the local cuisine to the sound of original Giglio music, or storytelling in the various cantinas inside Castello.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£42|
10% Discount on Early Bookings taken up to 6 months before the period booked.
10% Discount on bookings to previous clients returning.
10% discount on bookings for second and third consecutive weeks.
Final Cleaning fee €60.
Payment: 25% rental in advance to secure booking
Balance 75% plus cleaning fee, due six weeks before rental period.
Major Credit Cards accepted
Payment: 25% rental due to secure booking booking- 75% rental balance plus €60 cleaning fee and €50 returnable security deposit are due 6 weeks before Holiday dates
Major credit cards accepted.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“A slice of real Italian country life. A chance to see a local community that care about their Festivals, their neighbours and their traditions. Children play Cops & Robbers happily inside the village walls and are free of cars or traffic.On Festa Days or Birthdays, people put their tables & chairs out on the little streets and share celebrations and dishes they make with their friends & neighbours. The.Cantina Wine Festival week in September sees the whole of the village preparing different Specialities on tables in the streets or in the Cantina's (wine cellars), to the sound of singing and guitars.Everyone joins in! Being an Island, the air is fresh and sweet and the sun kisses the Ansonaco grapes of this renowned local, wholesome Wine-The Vino Ansonaco.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Basic Soaps
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- 2 Ring Stove
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- Satellite / Cable
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- 100 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, small shower area
- All shower rooms fully tiled.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, cot available
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Twin beds in Gallery
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
- The Family Room/studio comprises King size, Luxury -one pull sofa bed (which opens & closes fully made up) plus two single beds in the gallery (also Fireplace- Large LED TV -Internet access- drawer and cupboard space) Also great view over Castello rooftops. It has its own adjacent shower room. The Turquoise bedroom has a King Size four poster bed and an adjacent single bed, and ensuite shower room. The Attic Bedroom in 'Heaven' has a King Size bed and a small ensuite shower room.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- One large screen LED TV in studio/family room and a second wall-mounted LED TV in the kitchen for all to enjoy the films or important events or matches! Minimum age for renters 21 years.