Villa Il Ceriolo
House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
The beautiful old stone house is quite large, incorporating 4,500 sf (400 sm). It includes a total of six bedrooms and five baths, with a sleeping capacity of 13. The property includes a lovely garden with a small vineyard and numerous olive trees.
Il Ceriolo is located just 5km outside the town of Castiglion Fiorentino in eastern Tuscany near the Umbrian border. There are many charming towns and villages, including picturesque Cortona, within easy distance.
Siena and the Chianti region are only an hour's drive and Florence is less than an hour away by train.
This is an ideal setting for touring, or just whiling away the hours in an idylic setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 100 km, Nearest railway: Castiglion Fiorentino 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
"Il Giardino" on the ground floor is the largest of the three apartments, consisting of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, the entry hall, a large salon with fireplace, the large dining room and a fully equipped "chef's" kitchen complete with dishwasher.
The upper floor has two apartments of two bedrooms each. The larger apartment "Il Fagiano" has two bathrooms and the smaller, "Il Focolare" has one bathroom. Each apartment also has its own salon and fully equipped kitchen.
The main dining room has a large table which can accommodate 12-14 people.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is large and includes a small vinyard and numerous olive trees. Both of these are actively worked by the owners and guests are welcome to join in during the appropriate season.
The large pool is surrounded by high hedges and is very private. The pool is also surrounded by a fence for the protection of children.
An outdoor barbeque is available as well as outdoor dining facilities.
Concierge service and personalized tours, cooking classes, etc. are available at additional cost. Please inquire about these services if you are interested.
The house has central heating, but it is not air conditioned. All windows are screened to protect against insects and fans are provided for use during hot weather.
The Tuscany region
Nothing can be said about Tuscany that has not been said better elsewhere.
The city of Arezzo is a hidden gem. Arezzo was born as a pre-Etruscan city, dating from the Paleolithic era. The Etruscan town of Arretium was built on top of the hill of San Donato sometime in the 9th century BC.
Each month there is a huge antique market in the streets of Arezzo (the first Sunday of the month and the preceeding Saturday)
Castiglion Fiorentino is surrounded by picturesque hill towns (including Cortona), each designed to be one day's walk apart (in medieval times it was important to be behind stone walls at sundown).
In June, Castiglion has a palio (similar to the one in Siena, but on a smaller scale). The week preceeding is filled with festivities, culminating with an alfresco dinner held in the streets of the town!
Florence is easily accessible via a one hour train ride, as is Assisi (in Umbria) in the other direction.
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21 Apr 2013
"Charming, comfortable country villa, conveniently located."
Charming villa, comfortably accommodates 12 adults. Can be divided into 3 separate 2-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchen/dining/bath and living area, or rented as one for use by a group.
Centrally located in the heart of Tuscany, between Cortona and Arezzo. Easy day trips to surrounding small and large towns. The Villa is in the center of its own orchard and grape vines, with lovely outside dining/gathering spaces, and a swimming pool.
The owner, Harriet Sculley, provided directions to local and area restaurants and sites of interest. Also guided us to a couple of terrific cooking classes.
4 Dec 2012
This is a lovely villa located in the Tuscan country side outside Castiglione Fiorentino. The views of Cortona and castle Montechio lit up by the setting sun are marvelous. The gardens include a vin… More
12 Nov 2012
"It was experience beyond my expectations!"
The property was very comfortable. You definitely need a car, but the owners know the man who owns the local car rental agency & he will even pick you up at the train station in Castiglion Fiorentino. Many Hill Towns are an easy drive. The food is delicious. The wine fabulous. The grocery stores have everything you need & more. And the prices are reasonable. I will make a return trip asap. It was a great experience.
7 Nov 2012
"Beautiful, authentic, gracious villa in the Tuscan countryside."
Beyond our expectations, from the lovely furnishings with well stocked kitchens (even an espresso machine) to the swimming pool and ping pong table. Bring a car, and use the owners deep understanding of the local culture to enjoy the region to its fullest. I will never forget the cooking class at Avignonesi Winery.
7 Nov 2012
"Wonderful villa in beautiful Tuscany setting - a great stay with friends"
I stayed here for 2 weeks with a group of friends. It was such a warm and comfortable "home base" for us. Every morning, I walked the countryside past olive orchards and fields of sunflowers, grapes, country homes. Beautiful! The villa itself is a restored farmhouse, and comfortable for all 6 couples. My husband and I had an upstairs bedroom and our own kitchen and living area where we could have quiet time or work (great wi-fi!), and could also join the entire group downstairs where there is a huge kitchen and open living room - great for social time and shared dinners in the evening. The villa also has a beautiful swimming pool, which was very well maintained and clean (and gated). The towns near the villa are charming and we filled every day with new outings, coming home to our "home away from home" in the evening. A very special place!
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