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Casentino house & exclusive pool. Dogs welcome – Home 151253 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Casentino house & exclusive pool. Dogs welcome – Home 151253

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  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The splendour of Casa Giardino is found in the rural, medieval, tiny village of Spalanni which enjoys spectacular views across the Casentino valley. The exclusive and 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, nearby National Parks and protected areas. Unravel 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 small local

The splendour of Casa Giardino is found in the rural, medieval, tiny village of Spalanni which enjoys spectacular views across the Casentino valley. The exclusive and 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, nearby National Parks and protected areas. Unravel 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 small local shop in Prato di Strada is just 3 minutes down the road but there is a wider range of shops in Strada only 5 minutes away in the car, including 3 banks 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.

Location description from owner

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 the provincial capital of 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 is the beautiful town and recently made famous by the book and film "Under and the Tuscan Sun" . It is about an hour away by car. The Sanctuary of St. Francis at La Verna is a fascinating place to visit and spectacularly located. Casa Giardino is far from the sound made by major roads, and we enjoy NO light pollution. Therefore we appreciate the 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. Visit us in June, when we are amazed by the spectacle in our garden and the lane of the spectacular Fireflies, which remind us of the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree during the festive season in December.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Poppy D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
20 Feb 2017
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This House has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Apr 2011. Located in Province of Arezzo, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £725 to £795.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Feb 2017.

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“A peaceful retreat in a beautiful part of Tuscany”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2011

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.

“Wonderful peaceful place to stay”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2011

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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