The view from here is - "just stunning" And for 2017, special deals.
Villa Castello Roccolo is for sure, a really special property tucked away on the sleepy hillside of Castiglion Fiorentino and where guests can make this their "home from home" -
The property welcomed its first guests in May 2016, - The villa is set within an olive grove with amazing views towards the Tuscan hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino . Adjacent to the larger villa is a (deconsecrated) church from the 12th century which now restored and can be used for smaller wedding and anniversary celebrations
THe villa is perfect for a fmaily vacation orfor freinds whanting a place to call home in TUscany. THe many features make it a delight and a place to really enjoy a week or two away. The Villa and its annex provide three bedrooms, three bathrooms, modern kitchens, 2 sitting rooms, a vast terrace with some of the loveliest views of the valley and the town of Castiglion along with the private Infinity Edge pool - strategically situated to enjoy the fabulous views.
It is about 3 km from the town, where there are many restaurants, bars and shops and, there is also small shop,bar and restaurant just across the valley if you did not want to travel into the town,
Much like the other villas here, this is also a good location - an excellent base to explore Tuscany its many hill towns, festivals, wineries and countryside including easy easy day trips to Cortona, Pienza, Montepulciano, Siena etc - Florence is also easy by either car (1 hour) or by train from our local station.
This is one of our first reviews from May 2016.
“The houses are surrounded by a beautiful old olive grove. There are two terraces overlooking the valley and a very nice infinity swimming pool. The view is breathtaking. I have been in this valley before but the view here beats everything. There is a small terrace in the back to catch the early morning sun. The large terraces in the front catch the sun from 10 am to sunset. For people like me who love to read in the shade : plenty of shade available under the surrounding trees. The olive groves around the houses are actually grassy meadows, ideal for children's play. In the woods on top of the hill behind the house lie the remains of a 13 th century castle. You have to drive up a steep access road from the valley floor to reach this house. The next and only other house is 100 m down. The road continues up the hill for another 2 km, winding through beautiful olive groves and forests, offering breathtaking views. Then the road changes into a hiking trail that joins the hiking trail that circumvent the valley. We were the first occupants in a newly developed property. We were two couples and stayed a week in May 2016. The property consist of two houses. The smaller one has one bedroom, with a king size bed, bathroom and a living space with kitchen. Tho other house has two bedrooms, one with king size bed and the other with two single beds. The house has two bathrooms. A dining room, sitting room and separate kitchen. It Being a new property I was amazed by the attention to detail that went into the fittings and decoration. To name a few which very often lack in other properties: - there are no street lights around, the garden and swimming pool has plenty of discrete lights to make walking in the dark safe - lots of power points all over the house to charge electronics - very well outfitted kitchens with very good stoves, large fridges, the kitchen in the larger house has a dishwasher - plenty of dishes, pans, bowls and other kitchen utensils to make holiday cooking practical ”
in the area are tennis courts, horse riding and , now the new Golf Course at Cortona - currently with 9 holes, and soon to have a full 18 holes - designed by Gary Player....