Castel San Niccolo holiday villa accommodation with balcony/terrace, walking, fireplace and telephone

6 reviews

From the owner

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

From the owner

The villa sits on the side of the hill overlooking the town & the river valley. Higher up on the hill is the Castel San Niccolo which gives its name to the district. Casa Castello is constructed of local stone & the origins of the house date back to the 13th century when it was the servants quarters to the castle.

The Casentino district is famous historically as the home of painter Piero della Francesca, for the battle of Anghiari, as birthplace of Michelangelo and site of the Franciscan abbey at la Verna. Its local cuisine features wild game including wild boar, hare & rabbit as well as being a distinctive wine growing district where you can travel the "Strada da Vini".

The town boasts a local swimming hole & picnic spot on the river & swimming pool, and a 9 hole golf course in only 5K away in Poppi. The town is well serviced with shops, butchers, fruiterers, banks & a weekly market.

Further details

Access from the bottom of the hill is limited to pedestrian access or small 4 wheel drive or quad bike. You will need a reasonable level of physical fitness to walk the path into the property.

Further details indoors

The villa offers complete privacy and is located in extensive grounds with gated entry. There are 2 double bedrooms upstairs and a downstairs bedroom with 3 single beds (as is usual in Italy all double beds will separate to become twins & 2 singles can be combined to become a double).

The lounge room overlooks the town & the river and each of the bedrooms have sweeping views of the valley.

The kitchen is fully equipped with oven & cooktop, pantry, cooking implements & crockery for everyday use & more formal dining. Kitchen has table & chairs for 4 & an open fireplace.

Bathroom has a bath with shower over the bath, toilet & bidet and a separate laundry has trough & washing machine. Dining room has table & chairs to seat 10.

Further details outdoors

The villa has a huge outdoor terrace area which overlooks the town & the river valley with sweeping panoramic views. The grounds are extensive and totally private with a lockable gated entry.

The block is on the side of the hill and has some steep sections & is heavily wooded. While it is an adventure playground for older children it is not recommended for small children as some sections of the pathways are unfenced with steep drop offs.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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No smoking at this property

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About the owner

Alison P.
Calendar updated:
19 Jul 2015

Years listed:

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Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Jan 2010. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £0.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jul 2015.


6 reviews
Very Good
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful Tuscan hideaway
Aug 2014

Just back from an amazing 12-day break at this beautiful Tuscan hideaway, and it really is hidden away. The property is reached by climbing a steep cobbled path, through an impressive gateway and alo… More 

Reviewed 10 Sep 2014

Owner's reply:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Castello and made the most of the lovely Casentino district. The weather was strangely changeable this year but sounds like you coped and made it work for you. Hopefully you may be able to have a return holiday sometime soon.

Just like the movies!
Jun 2014

Trip advisor review My friend and I went on a four week sojourn of Italy - and Casa Castello was our absolute highlight. The house itself is gorgeous - it's rustic, extremely comfortable, and t… More 

Reviewed 25 Jun 2014

Melbourne, Australia

Wonderful slice of authentic Tuscan living.
Jun 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon and were met on time by Alison, our charming host. She proved to be very knowledgable about the local area and its history and customs and gave us excellent suggestion… More 

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013

Jacqui H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Soaked up the Village atmospehere & the church bells!
Jul 2011

My husband and daughters 8 & 11 and I arrived at the village by car. We parked and headed up the cobbled stone path to open the beautiful black garden gate. I decided then we had been given our o… More 

Reviewed 29 Jan 2013

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Amazing house in sweet Tuscan village
Oct 2011

I stayed in this property with some friends a few years ago and could have stayed forever. The house is in good condition with a lovely historic feel and big rooms that make it easy for friends to sh… More 

Reviewed 23 Jan 2013

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