Castel San Niccolo holiday house accommodation with private pool, internet access and balcony/terrace and walking

Casentino house & private pool. Dogs welcome

from £86 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

3 reviews

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The pool is for our guest's use only. Lots of shade and loungers and parasols too

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 151253

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The splendour of Casa Giardino is found in the rural, medieval, tiny village of Spalanni which enjoys spectacular views across the Casentino valley. The private, sun drenched pool, the large beautiful gardens with an abundance of fruiting trees and herbs, all combine to make unforgettable holiday memories. Situated in the Casentino and 50 km east of Florence. (28 Miles) there is a perfect mixture of natural beauty and vast cultural heritage, full of tradition, history and art, castles and churches, great vistas, mountains, hills and woods, parks and protected areas. Unravel some unique experiences made around Casa Giardino and enjoy the generousity of the local people and their fine food and local wines. Spalanni is a collection of ancient stone cottages nestling above the larger villages of Strada in Casentino and Castel San Niccolo. There was once a 13th century convent and now the lovely little church of Santa Maria is open during the summer. The local shop is in Prato di Strada, just 3 minutes down the road and there is a wider range of shops in Strada only 5 minutes away in the car, including two banks (both with ATM) and a Post Office. There is a wonderful bakery and delicatessen, an award winning butcher's shop and there are other fresh produce shops, bars and restaurants. Our house is well placed to explore the local area and Poppi and Bibbiena are 15 and 20 minutes away. Arezzo is the provincial capital and is reached in less than an hour by car. Day visits to Florence, Chianti, Sienna, Cortona and even Rome can be reached by train from Arezzo.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 17:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Rimini 120 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence and Pisa
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Casa Giardino combines a genuine sense of history together and has been sensitively restored with modern features. You enter the property via a flight of steps onto the terrace which has far ranging views across the valley. In the reception and dining room there is a magnificent Tuscan style fireplace with log burner and the whole property has central heating for the colder months.The kitchen is well fitted with a four ring gas hob and large oven with an integral grill and ample crockery, cutlery and utensils. Buy local fresh foods from the nearby range of shops to create your own meals, eating al fresco on the terrace, overlooking the private and splendid gardens with far reaching views beyond. The fresh bathroom is bright and sunny and well fitted with a walk-in shower, bidet, toilet and hand basin and bathroom cabinet. There are sumptuous towels in the bathroom and we provide plenty of separate towels for the poolside area too.There are two large well furnished bedrooms and both rooms have extra large double beds. At your request, one bedroom can be set with two single beds.The sitting room is on the second floor. There is a 32” TV and DVD player and there is a good selection of DVDs and books. Casa Giardino has free access to WIFI.There are superb local restaurants in the area which provide the opportunity for you to sample really great Tuscan food and hospitality.

Further details outdoors

Casa Giardino is situated in the unspoilt, gentle village of Spalanni and the lane is generally very quiet. Our gates can be kept closed as an additional safeguard to the protection of you, your children and your dogs. The site can also be adequately lit at night. A place to relax and unwind during your holiday in the gardens which are ideal for general play times and ball games. There are sun terraces and shaded areas under the grapevines and the olive trees in which to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this amazing property. The garden bounty has herbs, grapevines, olives, plum, fig and pear trees and guests are very welcome to help themselves to the amazing abundance of fruit whilst in season. The large private pool has four, shallow water steps, leading into the swimming area which is 1.5 meters deep. (Guests are advised that all non-swimmers must be appropriately supervised at all times). There are ample sun parasols around the pool and garden furniture for your relaxation.There is room for parking two cars within the property and there is free additional parking area nearby.

Further details

The usual change over day is Saturday and the minimum stay is seven days.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday and entry is no earlier than 1700 and guests must leave by 1000.

Payment is in UK £ sterling.

Dogs are welcome at Casa Giardino at a cost of £50.00 per week.

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is one of the most visited regions of Italy and we are well situated to enjoy all it has to offer being about one hour from Arezzo and about an hour away from Florence. Rome can be reached in an hour by train from Arezzo.

Castel San Niccolo

There are many activities available in the immediate area: Hill walking and rambling. Horse riding. Cycling along the peaceful roads and tracks. Bird Watching. There is a 9 hole Golf Club in Poppi with daily membership available at reasonable rates and the views are magnificent. Excellent clubs are available for hire and there is also a golf driving range.

Places to visit are many and varied and include: local Tuscan hill towns and villages – one of the most beautiful is Poppi about 10 minutes drive away. Arezzo is the provincial capital with elegant squares, winding streets and a wide range of shops. Siena can be reached as a day visit. Cortona, the beautiful town made famous by the book and film 'Under and the Tuscan Sun' – about an hour by car. The Sanctuary of St. Francis at La Verna is a fascinating place to visit and spectacularly located.

Casa Giardino is far from major roads or sound and light pollution. Therefore we enjoy clear skies, millions of stars, shooting stars and the moon all mixed together with the summer call of the crickets. The light has an unremitting luminescence and long, long hours of brilliant sunshine.

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13 Oct 2011


"A peaceful retreat in a beautiful part of Tuscany"

The service and information provided by the owners at the time of booking was exceptionally good and very informative. Replies to my subsequent emails about the property were answered very promptly. We stayed at the property for eleven days in mid/late September. The weather was hot with temperatures for much of the time at around 30 degrees. We had a couple of days with thunder-storms and heavy showers but were still able to get out and explore. The house is on the edge of a small hamlet and in a truly peaceful location with excellent views. The balcony offered an ideal location for meals and for evening glasses of wine. We also enjoyed the garden, especially the sun warmed figs which were plentiful, and used the pool almost every day. Despite the high temperatures, the style of house with its small windows and wooden shutters allowed us to keep the house cool during the hot days. The accommodation offered everything we needed for our stay including an abundance of information describing places to visit and how best to get around. There were plenty of DVDs to watch in the evenings although the indoor seating was not ideal for lounging about. The owners had recently provided a laptop with wifi internet access. I found the signal at the property to be very weak, very slow and could only be obtained outside the property. I did not regard this as a significant problem. We are most grateful to Danni who gave us a warm welcome, plenty of advice and tips and was at hand if we needed help.

3 Sep 2011


"Wonderful peaceful place to stay"

We enjoyed a wonderful welcome by the owners at this fabulous house in a beautiful setting. We had everything we needed and more- a real home from home! The pool and garden were great. We were able to combine relaxing peaceful days in the sun with fascinating visits to beautiful Italian villages and Florence, Arrezo and Siena (all easy to get to). The information left by the owners was invaluable- we followed their restaurant recommendations and had some really lovely meals out.

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