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Unique holiday cottage in Tuscany, the Watch Tower – Home 5627781 Castle

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Unique holiday cottage in Tuscany, the Watch Tower – Home 5627781

  • Castle
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Castle / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.

Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views.

The tower is situated in the shadow of the castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley.

The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located in front of the castle. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs.

On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and microwave oven. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate. On the second floor a tiny living room with a large window is set up as a

Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.

Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views.

The tower is situated in the shadow of the castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley.

The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located in front of the castle. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs.

On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and microwave oven. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate. On the second floor a tiny living room with a large window is set up as a comfortable reading nook and writing space, perfect for updating one’s blog or working on that book! The third floor bedroom features a dormer window and two single beds (these cannot be pushed together). En-suite small bathroom with shower.

Table and chairs in the garden beneath the tower

Free Wi-Fi is available for guests in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking is within the estate or in a nearby area.

Location description from owner

The Tuscany region

The Casentino is the first valley formed by the Arno river; a land of natural beauty, ancient country churches, castles and sanctuaries. The area maintains the appeal of a lesser-known Tuscany where the sense of tradition is still strong, a hidden and still undiscovered corner of the Tuscan countryside, away from the standard and usual tourist routes and destinations.

Many small hill towns, known for their beauty and history, are very close to each other like Poppi, Bibbiena, Anghiari and many others. Florence and Arezzo are only just over one hour away. Siena and Cortona are lovely day trips from .

The Casentino is an area which maintains the appeal of a lesser-known Tuscany where the sense of tradition is still strong. The wish of its inhabitants of not loosing their bond with past history is felt everywhere. Come and enjoy the Real, Traditional Tuscan Hospitality!

In the mountains around the Casentino the National Park Reserve known as the Parco Nazionale della Foreste Casentinesi offers a number of hiking trails and walks.

The landscape is dotted with castles, ancient parish churches and two of the most important shrines of Christendom: La Verna and Camaldoli. In the summer you will be able to enjoy several festival and events, as Biannual European Wrought Iron Fair (Stia), Il Gusto dei Guidi (wine festival in Poppi), The Antique Fair and The Saracen's Tournament (Arezzo), Pianoforte (music festival in Pratovecchio) and much more....

Stia

The Borgo del Castello di Porciano offers the peace and hospitality of the upper valley of the Arno River, Casentino.The owner of the Castle of Porciano has restored and decorated some antique tuscan cottages built in the area once occupied by the age-old walls which surrounded the Castle.
The stone cottages have been renovated respecting their original look and decorated with family furniture which gives a feeling of coziness and warmth. In this small village, at the foot of its Castle, you will be able to experience and explore the natural and artistic beauty of this lesser known corner of Tuscany.
The village stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the lovely small town of Stia, built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet.
The Romanesque Church in the square surrounded by archways is one of the most beautiful pievi (parish churches) of the Casentino. In the summer you will be able to enjoy the park along the river where you can sun yourself, wade or swim in the clear waters of the Arno river.
The sources of the Arno are very near Stia so the water is still clean and pure.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We speak English and Italian and can provide our customers with all the assistance and advice they may need in order to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer our guests several kinds of courses and activities to complete a unique and unforgettable travel experience: Italian language courses, cooking classes, guided tours, guided excursions in the Casentino Forests National Park, horseback riding nearby, wine and food tastings, Ayurvedic massage, art history and history lectures, and much more. All our courses, activities, and lectures are given by qualified instructors and lecturers. A lovely golf course is only twenty minutes away, very near the hill town of Poppi.

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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

Martha S
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated::
27 Feb 2017

Languages spoken: English


This Castle has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Jan 2015. Located in Province of Arezzo, the average weekly rate varies from £318 to £339.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Feb 2017.

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