|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
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Il Castagno occupies the ground floor with 2 bedrooms: 1 double & 2 singles, bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen, a charming porch and private front and back terraces. The apartment is furnished to a Tuscan style and consists of all the modern comforts to ensure a carefree and relaxing home environment. The kitchen has a dining table for up to 6 persons and is fully equipped, including plates, cutlery, kitchen towels etc. The living area consists of a 32' screen FHD TV, DVD player and a large sofa. A DVD library is available and there is free WIFI throughout the house. There are many private patios and terraces around the apartment, complete with loungers for sunbathing and garden seats for enjoying the views from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Enjoy alfresco dining and barbeques (wood supplied) in your own garden. Bathing in Sarteano's natural swimming pools, walking, biking, horse riding, golfing in Panicarola are just some of the holiday opportunities.
Colline Toscane Apartments set amidst an amazing panorama and are in a perfect location to experience a relaxing vacation in Southern Tuscany.
The Quercia and Castagno are cut into a hill some 600m above sea level with uninterrupted views of the local village of Sarteano, an ancient medieval village famous for its renaissance castle and churches, the surrounding villages, (some as far as 50 kilometers from the apartments) and the lakes:Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano on the Val di Chiana valley, which abuts the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Tuscany.
The apartments sit just off the village in an exclusive residential area and next to the owners' facilities. Il CASTAGNO and La QUERCIA are part of a newly built two-storey villa with terraces on each floor. Each apartment enjoys its own private garden and facilities with access to a lush small wood consisting of oak, walnut and chestnut trees over a sloping terrain. Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset and our NEW terraced “Panoramic Pool” (3.5m x7mx 1.2h) with incredible turquoise water, a solarium with plenty of sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas but most of all with the most amazing views! Soak the Tuscan sun on the terrace. A well-stocked kitchen garden full of organic vegetables and a wide variety of fruit trees are also at your disposal!
The 2 apartments can be rented together to accommodate a max of 8 adults+2 children.
We also have 1 bedroom apartment: “THE CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY” Property N. 895389 next door, which is an ideal romantic gateway for two and shares the same facilities.
Visit Cortona, (Under the Tuscan Sun’s book), Florence, Siena, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Arezzo, Rome. Explore the unique towns of Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino (Brunello) and enjoy their famous wines. Visit the monasteries of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant'Antimo (where the English Patient was filmed). Or simply relax in your private garden!
We've been to Tuscany, but this apartment has us hooked. The landlord welcomed us with homemade cakes and jams. The apartment is brand new (1year old) and very clean. All furnishings, crockery and household items are new. The apartment is stylishly furnished, beautiful curtains and beautiful paintings decorate the house and makes it very cosy, new towels and bath towels. In a multi-week stay there is a free "Between cleaning". The use of a Wirlpools (outdoors) at any time. The bathroom is modern and very clean. Even the kitchen, we have found in a perfect condition. Food for the arrival day, was made available by the owner.
Due to the slope of the apartment is a 3-sided balcony / terrace available. You can sit there all day long eating, sleeping and reading. The parking spaces are located directly in front of the house. The landlady is very friendly and courteous, she speaks perfect English and is trying to increase the service yet. From the price-performance ratio, we were pleasantly surprised. Very Highly recommended.
To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 25% of the total rental price.
Rental balance is due 2 months prior to occupancy.
Security, refundable deposit (for breakages) of €150 is payable in cash on arrival.
Weekly and final cleaning is €35 payable in cash on arrival.
Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Arrival is between 4-8pm and departure up to 10am.
We can thoroughly recommend the apartment Il Castagno. Upon arrival, Donna welcomed us very warmly and explained many of the local features of the area. A small marked map helped.
The apartment itself was a real home from home. Wifi, TV with satellite channels and even a hard drive USB'd in for family films. The boys enjoyed the folder entitled 'super hero films'.
The kitchen was good and clean as well as the general living areas. What we found really great was our outdoor living spaces. The balcony out the front allows views of the sunrise. The clear air and skies afford a super view across to the lakes and nearby mountains.
We also used the BBQ and dining space outside by the front door. The garden supplied us plenty of lettuce, tomatoes, blackberries & plums.
Sarteano itself was a nice short walk away and easily settled us into the Tuscany lifestyle. Restaurant De La Piscina saved us on Sunday when we had little food in. Donna had helpfully informed us they do takeaway pizza ! That always makes for happy kids.
Rome was not too far away for a day trip by train from Chuisi. Siena was a highlight and only 40 minutes drive away. But as always after a day out the highlight for our 2 boys was as ever - the pool. That welcome shock of cold water after a day in the sun. The pool is shaded in the afternoon by the apartment itself, so no fear of burning while swimming.
We would return to Tuscany and Sarteano tomorrow. The apartment here made us feel like we were part of Sarteano and not just holidaymakers.
Jim & Sally
Greeted on arrival by our hostess. Immediately made to feel welcome and at home, Donna discussed what we could do during our stay and pointed us to the best restaurants (pizza, fish), local shops (pasta, cheese, bread) and services.
She was supportive without being intrusive and nothing was too much to ask.
The property was spotless, well-equipped with a fantastic panorama over the valley and ideally situated for a family. Within walking distance to Sarteano and driving distance to the main road/rail network (Rome, Siena) it provided the ideal location to explore the locality and region.
We spent a very relaxing week at the villa, making full use of the pool, BBQ etc. and would have no hesitation in returning (which we fully intend to do) or recommending it (which we have already done!). A five star experience.
We had a lovely stay in Il Castagno. Donna was a fabulous host greeting us on arrival and having made us a delicious home made cake and a bottle of local wine. The property was as advertised. Set in the hills above the village with stunning views. The pool area was lovely and we had everything we needed to stay in or go out. Donna recommended some great restaurants in the village and even surprised us one night with a home made pudding. The attention to detail was fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate to book again if Brexit doesn't cripple us. Trevor and Sarah from the UK
We arrived on Monday afternoon, Donna met us at the gates, she had made a lovely cake for us, which was delicious!,
The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed, and more!!
The pool was spotlessly clean, with plenty of sun beds, there were lots of seating areas in the garden above. The views are amazing, the gardens are beautiful, full of flowers, vegetables and fruit which Donna encouraged us to take of advantage of.
Donna was wonderful, giving us lots of information about the surrounding area. She was always happy to answer any questions we had.
We had a wonderful holiday, and we would definitely return to this lovely apartment.
Thank you Donna for making our stay so special.
We had the time of our life !
The place was nice, very well equipped for a family holiday. We want our kids to go to sleep in time and therefore need to be able to cook our own meal at the apartment, which was perfectly organised and equipped to do so. We even had our own barbecue available and were invited to pick some vegetables from the garden !
The rooms are big enough to store even the children's toys during the stay, we could wash their clothes when needed, ...
Everything was just perfect. Donna is the most perfect landlady we could imagine ! She spoiled us with little treats and very delicious Italian dishes. She guided us whenever we had questions about the environment.
The kids enjoyed the swimming pool which was cleaned every morning.
We are definitely coming back in a few years and are even planning to bring some friends/family along in the second apartment.
See you soon Donna !!
A beautiful apartment with stunning views across the valley to Lake Trasimeno and beyond. The apartment was very well equipped, comfortable, clean and tidy. We were made very welcome by Donna, the owner, who had supplied fresh fruit, tomatoes, olive oil, wine, coffe and a delicious home made cake for our arrival. During our stay she also brought fresh figs from her own garden and a traditional Italian pudding which was delicious. We were encouraged to pick what we wanted from the kitchen garden and when we left we were given a box to Tuscan tomatoes to take with us.
Facilities inside the apartment were great with washing machine, TV with satellite channel, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and a notebook computer.
Outside the apartment was equally amazing with a beautiful pool, sun terraces, patio, loggia and a fantastic log burning barbecue with all fuel provided at no extra charge.
The apartment is within a walkable distance of Sarteano which itself is an attractive Tuscan village with castle, historic centre and lots of bars and restaurants - not to mention ice cream and pasta! It's also a great location for exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside with its many hill top villages and cultural centres.
We would recommend this apartment to anyone and would love to return for a second visit.
David, Sue and Nick