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Cottage Arcobaleno - Dimore di Poggianto

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

COTTAGE ARCOBALENO 8+2 persons / 120 sqm

The Cottage is a ground floor detached farmhouse, surrounded by a big private garden and equipped with gazebo to eat al fresco. Inside, two identical apartments, which can be combined or separated by a door.

double living room

double kitchen

4 double bedrooms

2 bathrooms

The Cottage is a ground floor detached farmhouse with two identical apartments, divided by an internal door. Each apartment has a living room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The internal door separating the two living areas. Two bedrooms have double beds and two bedrooms each have two single beds, which can also be combined to get two double beds. There are two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bathtub. If needed, two single beds can be added in the big matrimonial bedrooms or double sofa-bed (new and of excellent quality) is at disposal. Doors open onto the big private garden with a beautiful equipped gazebo and a wonderful view on the panorama and on the pool. The barbecue is at disposal.

Each APARTMENT is equipped with:

EQUIPPED KITCHEN - refrigerator/ freezer, oven, stove with 4 fires, kettle, percolator, dishwasher, toaster, USA coffee machine, Moka and all you need to cook at home;

HAIRDRYER

TV SAT, DVD, Wi-Fi

BARBECUE

RESERVED PATIO IN THE POOL AREA

THE OUTSIDE and THE FACILITIES

The estate is surrounded by a large common garden hosting all the collective facilities.

POOL AREA - a beautiful green area, with a large swimming pool (14mx7m), with an outdoor shower and romantic covered gazebo for each apartment / open from May to October

PLAYGROUND - dedicated area for little children with a nice playground

LAUNDRY - laundry room with a washing machine for guest use

PARKING - parking area inside the property

RECEPTION - owners are at disposal for any information

BIKES at disposal

BAKERY SERVICE every morning in high season (fresh bread, pastries, pizza)

We can arrange: WINE TOURS, TOURIST TOURS

FAMILY-RUN RESTAURANT, with typical courses from the Tuscan tradition, prepared exclusively with local products and organic vegetables from our farm. Indoor dining room and outdoor panoramic loggia.

Our holiday farm is located right in the center of Tuscany, in a beautiful position on a hill on the left side of the river Arno, in front of the typical medieval town of Laterina.

Set amidst gentle hills, it offers a breathtaking view that goes from the Arno river valley to the Apennines. It is an ideal starting point for trips to the most renowned cities in Tuscany and Umbria. Arezzo is just 15 km away, Siena 45 and Florence 60. San Gimignano, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi and many other art cities are also near just like Chianti, Valdichiana, Casentino and Lake Trasimeno.

The holiday farm has been recently painstakingly restored and now retains all the classic architectural aspects of old Tuscan dwellings (cotto or stone floors, oak beams, bricks arches), but it was also endowed with a touch of modernity that makes the reconstruction even more fascinating. All the apartments have their private entrance, a garden for outdoor dining and a reserved area by the swimming pool. The main farmhouse consists of 5 apartments, while the smaller house, the Cottage, hosts other two. The Cottage is also an ideal dwelling for  groups, because it is completely independent and surrounded by a big private garden.

THE HOLIDAY FARMHOUSES

The MAIN HOUSE hosts 5 APARTMENTS:

Apartment AZZURRO 1 bedroom / 4 sleeps

Apartment ARANCIONE 2 bedrooms / 4 sleeps

Apartment VERDE 2 bedrooms / 5 sleeps

Apartment GIALLO 3 bedrooms / 8 sleeps

Apartment VIOLA 3 bedrooms / 7 sleeps

The COTTAGE ARCOBALENO hosts 2 APARTMENTS - this farmhouse is also an ideal dwelling for a group of people, because the apartments can be joined and it is completely independent and surrounded by a big private garden.

Apartment ROSA 2 bedrooms / 4+1 sleeps

Apartment MARRONE 2 bedrooms / 4+1 sleeps

The SMALL HOUSE hosts 1 APARTMENT:

Apartment ROSSO 2 bedrooms / 4 sleeps

Rental cost INCLUDES:

Electricity / Hot and cold water / Cooking gas

Wi-Fi / Tv Sat / DVD

Baby cot, high chair, extra beds

Weekly change of bed linens and towels

Rental cost DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Bed linens, towels + mandatory final cleaning Euro 18,00/ person - free for children under 3 years

Heating on consumption Euro 4,00/ mc - needs usually from mid October to March

Laundry use of wash machine Euro 3,00/ washing including detergents

Pool towels rental Euro 4,00/ towel

Tourist Tax (from April to September) Euro 1,00/person/night, for the first 6 nights (excluding children under 14)

SECURITY DEPOSIT

Euro 400,00 to be paid in cash, upon the day of arrival; refundable upon departure

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Grosseto 140 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence 65 km, Nearest railway: Ponticino 4 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 Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

- Italian and USA coffee maker

- Bug screens on windows

- Drying rack (in summer clothes drying very quickly)

- Iron and ironing board for common use in laundry

- Washing machine is in the communal laundry

- Telephone and Fax are in the Reception

- Independent heating

- Fans available

The Tuscany region

The Upper Valdarno is a large natural trough, enclosed by the mountains of Pratomagno and the Chianti Mountains. In the Middle Ages, the valley was long disputed between Florence and Arezzo, and today its provinces are divided between the two capitals. Numerous archeological finds of Etruscan and Roman period bear witness to the population of these areas already in the Archaic period.

The Valdarno has many landscapes, the high slopes of Pratomagno and the main storical centers of Montevarchi, San Giovanni Valdarno and Terranova Bracciolini. Many sites to visit, the Cassia Vetus, the ancient road that connected the lucumony of Arezzo to Fiesole, "The Cliffs", a spectacular landscape with beautiful clay erosion. Along the road "Setteponti ", the Roman Bridge Buriano of 1200. Leonardo da Vinci himself, excited at the sight of these places, chose them as the background of his most famous work, the Mona Lisa. Places of interest are also Parish Church of St. Peter in Gropina (National Monument), Laterina, Montozzi Castle, Cennina Castle, Montebenichi, Bucine, Il Borro, Galatrona tower, the Nature Reserves, The Park of Cavriglia and "The woods of Friars", the Botanical Rose Garden Fineschi, the Monumental Arboretum in Moncioni, the Museum of Paleontology of Montevarchi.

Pergine Valdarno

The area is full of nice restaurants that offer either the typical Tuscan cuisine or Pizza.

Supermarket, bank, pharmacy, food stores and grocery are in Laterina and Pergine Valdarno only 3 km from the house. More stores and a supermarket are in Levane, while Ipermarkets and every kind of stores are in Montevarchi and Arezzo. Open air markets in every small town or village in the area every day of the week.

Activities

Tourism, visits to the most famous Tuscan art cities and villages, Sightseeing, Bird watching, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Walking, Relaxing, Fishing, Tennis, Photography, clay pigeon shooting.

If you like shopping, near you'll find outlets of the best Italian and international brands.

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Review 1-5 of 5

25 Nov 2014

3/5

"beautiful place to spend a weekend"

I was surprised to have to pay for the cleaning, the worst is that Marina was careful to leave the room clean.Single place where I had to pay 40 euro extra per night.very expensive relative to the pri… More

12 Aug 2013

5/5

"Superb Italian holiday"

The hosts are very friendly and helpfull. The accomodation is very good but Marina still wants to improve. So all advice is welcome.BBQ and gazebo for each appartment, There has been thought at chil… More

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"Beautiful place - wish we'd booked for longer"

We were a party of 5 (married couple + 3 grown up daughters) that stayed for 8 nights in the "Verde" apartment in late August. The Poggianto site had the feel of being deep in the countryside, though in fact only 10 minutes drive from the village of Laterina which has a reasonable array of amenities - supermarket, osteria (pub/restaurant), and other shops. The location of the site was lovely - high on a hill overlooking a typical Tuscan valley on one side, closely wooded on the others. The ancient town of Arrezzo is a little over 30 minutes away with beautiful churches, an enormous hypermarket. The famous and wonderful city of Siena just over an hour's drive distant.

The apartment had a good large living room combined with kitchen, a master bedroom with ensuite shower/WC, a second bedroom with 3 beds and a separate bathroom. The hosts took good care of us, with a bottle of wine and water already in the fridge when we arrived. The apartment was very clean and modern in its fittings, while also having a lot of traditional character. We used the shared laundry facility and the pleasant swimming pool area. A bread van calls 6 days a week with a good chouice of fresh bread and pastries

We had a very good time there - and would unhesitatingly recommend to other families wanting to holiday in the Tuscany region, especially if their focus was on chilling out rather than travelling to a large number of cultural sites.

Liked most:
* Welcome and ongoing service provided by the hosting couple who live onsite.
* Clean and well equipped apartment.
* Peaceful and attractive countryside location.

Less liked:
* English instructions for finding the apartment could have been a bit clearer - eg. making specific reference to the name of the church "Santa Maria del Vella".
* The location in Eastern Tuscany is quite a long way from many of the most famous tourist attractions - so if you want to a lot of time visting places like Florence, might want to consider another rental.

10 Aug 2012

5/5

"Fantastic location & accommadation"

Stayed in ROSA apartment, very well equipped and spotless. Wonderful bakery van every morning, and lovely pool area with designated loungers. White road to approach appt standard for italy.Local r… More

9 Aug 2012

5/5

"Un petit coin tranquille en Toscane près des belles villes"

Environnement superbe avec vue sur la campagne - isole et peut être un peu difficile d'accès mais c'est ensuite la tranquilite - propriétaires charmants et très a l'écoute - prix un peu élevé mais l'aménagement de l'appartement et la propreté sont très bien - bien situe par rapport aux villes toscanes comme Florence, Sienne, Arezzo, Perouse

La route a été entièrement rénové avec du ciment et il est maintenant tout à fait facile.

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      Calendar last updated:05 May 2015

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