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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 27km

The charming estate of Borgo Tranquiitta is surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm that surround it like a natural garden enclosing the village in beautiful countryside with extended views of the valley and beyond.

Here are three, lovely detached cottages lovingly restored providing a great place for a family holiday,..

Il Sole, (Sunshine) Cottage is suitable for 3-4guests. The cottage has two bedrooms (one double, a second with either a single or bunk beds), a kitchen and dining area, sitting room and bathroom. It has has a private terrace for 'al fresco' dining, and the pool is just a stroll away.

The tiny hamlet's large communal crystal swimming pool has been idyllically positioned to enjoy the splendid views.

Each cottage has a small barbecue, however there is also a large stone "pizza oven" available. If you have seen some of Jamie Oliver's programs, you will have seen he uses this type of oven to cook various meals and not just pizza.!

Castiglion Fiorentino is about 8 kms. 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, French, Danish, German) 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.

The property sits on one of the hillsides overlooking the historic Val di Chio and is accessed by a white road. The beauty of the location is the peace and quiet along with the views, the sunsets and, if you are here during mid August, San Lorenzo's evening of shooting stars will entertain you too!

(The cottages can be rented individually or for a larger group of say, 12 guests when a large communal dining/sitting room is also available for all guests plus an additional bathroom).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tresimeno Lake 27 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia 45 mins (45km), Pisa 1 hour 45, Rome 2 hou, Nearest railway: castiglion Fiorentino
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Lift access

The Tuscany region

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, French, Danish, German) 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.

The property sits on one of the hillsides overlooking the historic Val di Chio and is accessed by a white road. The beauty of the location is the peace and quiet along with the views, the sunsets and, if you are here during mid August, San Lorenzo's evening of shooting stars will entertain you too!

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Review 1-10 of 11

29 Jun 2013

5/5

"The Great Escape!"

Take three children and introduce them to Italy..... One week touring around the Amalfi and the other in Tuscany. Here we had our "real" family vacation and enjoyed this country retreat with its pool and long views.

The cottage was pleasant, clean and full of character. Good kitchen facilities and each cottage has its own barbecue. There are also long walks around the property which we enjoyed exploring.

Closest rshop/ restaurant about 2 miles. A great family restaurant ranging from pizza to the local florentine steaks.

The biggest thrill was the Palio of Castiglion . Pageantry and chaos. All very colorflul and great fun for all of us. The race took 6 false starts before judges were called in to decide the winner! Another day we had a pre booked truffle trail/cooking class here (near Citte castelli) a half day course, all of us enjoyed this. We also explored Cortona and Pienza - but decided the cottage an pool was the best place to be...

We enjoyed our time and a big thanks to the owner for taking good care of us (espically organizing the truffle tour)

23 Jun 2013

5/5

"great family vacation, lots to do and see"

This was a last minute family vacation, and we wanted to be in the Tuscan countryside and to experience some of the places we read about in the Tuscan Sun book. The cottage La Stelle was perfect for the four of us for the ten days ( we included the small anex/studio in addition for our eldest son when he joined us for 5 days).

The cottages are oldie worldie and fun. Clean, comfortable and well planned. A great place for us to experience Tuscany. The outside gardens are mainly olive trees and shrubs with summer plants in terracotta pots. The stone oven was used several times for us to make pizza (well, we actually used it to re-heat pizza we bought earlier in the afternoon but, it was fun trying).,... The pool was welcome - even though a little cool, and the views of the surrounding countryside were almost perfect.

The wifi was great too, enough bandwidth for our busy family and numerous calls on the net.

In the valley below, we found a great cooking class for two of us. We created a perfect lunch from scratch and the family joined us later to try our efforts.

As for sight seeing, we all enjoyed Cortona - and Pienza. The wine country around Montelpulcinao and Chianti was also very enjoyable, but the real gem was Arezzo. We really loved this place.

The closest restaurant to the cottage, 3 km was great, but we preferred the recommendations of our host to go to Passagio and Antica Pieve. Gret value and helpful waiters.

We enjoyed our experience and can easily recommend it. The warmth and hospitality offered by the owner and his English speaking help was very welcome and the tips and suggestions worked out great.

One small downside was the road to the cottage, a little bumpy in places, but that was the first day.

1 Oct 2012

5/5

"Relaxing and enjoyable family holiday"

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 us to enjo… More

8 Sep 2012

5/5

"Enjoyable family Vacances"

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 too.… More

22 Aug 2012

4/5

"Beautifull view, nice and quiet to relax"

We stayed in the smallest house on this property. Charming, clean and comfortable with a great pool, a nice view and plenty of nices spaces to sit and relax. It was perfect for our little family to re… More

10 Aug 2012

5/5

"Little 'peace' of Heaven !"

We stayed in the farmhouse for a week with our children 7 and 9 years old. The location was very child friendly. The children especially enjoyed playing the pool. The location is very private. Accordi… More

13 Jul 2012

5/5

"Lovely experience and relaxing time"

This was our third visit to Il Borgo which we think of as our home in Tuscany. It was nice too to find a few improvements around the property - wi-fi, thermal pool shower, new gazebo with better view… More

15 Apr 2012

5/5

"Cozy cottage"

We stayed here in October and were delighted with the setting and the peace and quiet. The location is secluded and very private,The cottage/house was warm and cozy and the wood burning fireplace was … More

7 Feb 2012

5/5

"Great Value Family Vacation"

Il Borgo is a really a gorgeous place, lots of character and charm and the views of the valley and the town of castiglione fiorentina were wonderful. The owners greeted us and helped us settle. A love… More

21 Jul 2011

5/5

"Peaceful Retreat"

Our first vacation to Italy. Having read Under the Tuscan Sun, we have always planned to visit this region.Having spent some time in Cortona, we wanted have time to relax and enjoy the Tuscan scenery … More

Review 1-10 of 11

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