Borgo Tranquilitta - Cottage
About the home
Good value and Ideal for small families of 2-4 guests
Perfect for spring and summer. The charming estate of Borgo Tranquilitta is surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm and garden - all immersed in beautiful countryside, the vistas are phenomenal. Here are three, lovely detached cottages lovingly restored. Each has one or two private terraces for ’al fresco’ dining.
This cottage has two bedrooms a lovely sitting room, kitchen/diner, terraces surrounded by lovely gardens - and a pool with stunning views.
There is an ancient stone oven for pizza or barbeque along with a BBQ "pit" for you to make the perfect Tuscan food. Everywhere you go in Tuscany, you will find great - and inexpensive - wines to enjoy.
The large crystal swimming pool which has been idyllically positioned for the splendid views is the perfect place to cool down on a warm summers day - or, to sip some wine and enjoy the remarkable sunsets.
Although the houses have central heating, each has a large open fireplace welcoming early and late season visitors. The cottages can be rented individually or for a larger group of say, 10 guests when a large communal sitting room is also available for all guests.
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.
From here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, there are day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulcinao, 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, Dutch, Danish, German, French or, Italian) 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.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Tresimeno, 23km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Each cottage has been tastefully furnished in Tuscan country style, to provide rustic charm and character. Arranged over two floors, the lower part is used for the sitting rooms and dining area. The bedrooms are up stairs and have views of the garden.
The kitchen has pretty much all you need to prepare lovely Italian lunch or dinner - or, there is a pizza oven and BBQ area for AL-fresco dining.
Further details outdoors:
The village is set along a hillside within an old olive grove and surrounded by natural vegetation. There are many places to walk and explore. The garden area are perfect for relaxation or the odd afternoon snooze
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.
The property has three independent cottages - these are rented individually or all three can be booked for a large family/friends holiday when an additional large dining area, kitchen and additional bathroom are made available
Welcome pack can be provided on arrival. There is also lovely olive oil from the trees around you.
Swimming pool available March - October
English-speakers will welcome you and are available to answer any questions and to give you an idea of what is available in the area, including cooking lessons, truffle hunting, ceramic courses, vineyards and wine tasting etc.
* A well-behaved dog is allowed. We ask that owners have regard for other guests present and future.
* Smoking is only allowed outside - please respect those around you..
* Refundable breakages deposit of £100 required on arrival, to be refunded before your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
* 20% of rental fee payable to secure booking, and balance paid 6 weeks before arrival
* Limited access for disabled guests. each cottage has stairs to bedrooms, and the garden has sloping pathways.
The Tuscany / Arezzo Province region
Ask any Italian and they will tell you that Tuscany is the Jewell of Italy. It is picture perfect wherever you go. Full of culture and art - just about around any street corner - and, then there are the more modern Tuscan temples of shopping - Outlets of Prada, Gucci and so on are perfect for a rainy day - or any other! Arezzo is famous for wine, gold, antiques and of course fashion.
There are many other places to eep you busy and interested - the famous towns of Montpulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona and more are all within drivings distance as the lovely town of Assisi.
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.
There are festivals throughout the year - in June, Castiglion offers its own horse Pallio, in April it has "The Passion" performed live. There are food festivals just about every week and there are many fresh produce markets around the various towns. In Arezzo there is the famous Jousting competition, and 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!
Florence is also an easy day out - with trains from the local station - fastest about 1 hour 5 mins.
The Castiglion Fiorentino area
Castiglion Fiorentino lies at the centre of a triangle formed by important cities such as Florence, Siena and Perugia. Castiglion Fiorentino, originally an Etruscan settlement and later an old medieval village, lies close to the famous Valdichiana and Cortona.
Local activities include Tennis - and a huge sports center. There are about 37 cycle tracks around the valley and you can also rent a scooter from the town. Golf - a 9 hole course is about 24kms
The tower of the ancient castle dominates the town. This charismatic town has much to offer any visitor including its beautiful medieval walls, beautiful churches, art treasures and numerous Renaissance structures - e.g. the Loggia by Vasari at the Piazza del Municipio.
Castiglion also has many festivals throughout the year including the famous Palio dei Rioni” (a horse race around the town – similar to the festival in Siena) which includes a colourful and energetic display of the ancient custom of flag-waving - dating back to the 13th century. Both of which are extraordinary shows not to be missed.
How to get there
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Perugia - 50 mins
Florence - 1 hour 25
Pisa - 1 hour 40
Rome - 2 hours 20
Forli, 1 hour 40
We can recommend car rental for guests, which should save some money
Activities near Castiglion Fiorentino
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
01 Oct 2012
Our cottage, Le Stelle, (the stars) was perfect for the four of us (we and. our children 10 and 13 ).
The cottage was comfortable clean and tidy. our private terraces were also perfect for... more
27 Sep 2012
Whenever we plan a vacation we have following criteria in mind: comfortable, clean housing, privacy, far from all noise, nice view, close to cultural highlights, pleasant climate, swimming facility. Never before could we give such high marks to all these criteria than when we stayed in La Luna of Borgo Tranquilitta. Beautiful, old, very characteristic and clean cottage. Excellent beds. Splendid view. 'Heavenly' silence. Maximum privacy. Lovely swimming pool. So happy were we with this accommodation, that we decided now and then not to go to one of the museum-like Tuscan cities, but to stay 'at home'. It is probably the first time in our life that we consider to go back to a place where we stayed before. La Luna has stolen our hearts.
Greetings Tinus and Jeanne
It seems a while ago now, but happy memories of meeting the two of you and our many conversations. We are so very pleased that your 8 nights at Il Borgo recharged your batteries and gave you so much pleasure. We really do look forward to seeing you both again. THis coming year, the owners are planning many improvements which should make your return even more enjoyable. Our very best wishes to you both.
08 Sep 2012
we liked very much our cottage here. it was nicely arranged with all things we needed.
excellent views from garden and pool. friendly owners to help us with plans. we also made new freinds... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|12 Oct 12||10 Mar 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||10 Mar 13||27 Apr 13||£ 530||£ 82||£ 82||4 Nights|
|Early Summer||4 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 595||£ 110||£ 110||1 Week|
|Summer||6 Jul 13||22 Sep 13||£ 740||-||-||1 Week|
|late summer||22 Sep 13||6 Oct 13||£ 690||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||6 Oct 13||29 Dec 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Early Spring the property is available on a daily basis - 4 nights minimum stayBook
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