Holiday like SamCam but on an austerity budget
Mon 1 August 2011
While Sam Cam splashes out on a Tuscan retreat for the Cameron summer holiday that leaves the rest of us pining for summer fun in the Tuscan sun but on an austerity budget. Fear not, holidaylettings.co.uk has over 49,000 villas in the rolling Tuscan countryside that won’t break your budget. What’s more, these villas are big enough for a group of you to holiday together, slashing the cost even further!
Casa Violetta in Pescia, Pistoia
30% off a 7 night stay between 12 Aug and 9 Sept - €1,505 (€150 pp) six 10
Set in 20 acres of olive groves and chestnut woods, this restored hilltop farmhouse oozes all things Tuscan. Use the wood fired oven to make your own authentic pizzas, be safe in the knowledge that the pool is fenced off and let the kids roam free to play hide and seek. At 500 metres above sea level you’ll not only have fabulous views, but the heat won’t be so stifling.
Virgilius in Padicondoli, Siena
20% off a 7 night stay between 20 Aug and 16 Sept - €1,200 (€200 pp) sleeps six
The views from this stone villa stretch across the Chianti hills to the towers of San Gimignano and the Apennines. You won’t be short of a vineyard to visit while you’re here. Accommodation comprises the ground floor of the villa. The infinity pool blends into the gorgeous countryside – pure bliss!
Tenuta di Mensanello, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Siena
20% off a 7 night stay between 27 Aug and 20 Sept - €640 (€106 pp) sleeps six.
This is a three bedroom apartment within a large Tuscan farmhouse in a tiny village half way between Siena and Florence. The farm is 700 acres with its own vines, olive mill and Chiant. You’ll have to share the pool with other guests on the farm, but this is rustic Tuscany at its best.
Il Fienile in Licciana Nardi, Massa Carrara
£695 per week from 27 Aug to 24 Sept (£139 pp) sleeps 5
Cobbled pathways are just one of the signs that this hideaway dates back to medieval times. The houses in this tiny village of Taponecco date back to the 13th century and character abounds. A contemporary twist is provided in the decor making this a bright and airy base for exploring the region.
Brunetta in Pistoia
25% off a 7 night stay from 13 Aug to 9 Sept - €1,125 (€140 pp) sleeps eight
Set above the village of Pietrabuona the countryside is lush with pine trees in the forested north west of Tuscany. This is a walker’s paradise and there are mountain bikes trails too. It could be mistaken for an alpine hideaway, so relax!
About Holiday Lettings:
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