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Stunning 15th Century Stone Cottage with Pool & Tennis Court

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Castelnuovo Berardenga Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3 Adults

Magnificent 15th Century stone cottage with pool and tennis court to rent in the heart of Tuscany. The perfect place to celebrate a honeymoon or special occasion!

Sogna Piccola is our lovely two bedroom stone built cottage high up in the Tuscan Hills. It is ideal for a couple or three adults looking for an oasis of peace and tranquility with the additional benefit of being less than an hour’s drive from all the main cultural centres of Tuscany.

The cottage, which was originally built in the 15th century is beautifully furnished and decorated with an emphasis on comfort and luxury. Our home has been authentically restored to reveal its original chestnut beams, terra-cotta tile ceilings and floors, large open stone fireplace, pietra serena stone kitchen worktops, and luminous calce plaster wall finishes. Some of the furnishings are antique which are juxtaposed with a collection of contemporary European works of art.

Things to do in Tuscany: Sogna makes a perfect base for exploring Tuscany. It is just a 30 minute drive to the centres of Siena and Arezzo and an hour’s drive to Florence. The classic Tuscan hill towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, are all within a short drive and Chianti’s famous villages of Castellina, Greve, Gaiole, Radda are just on our doorstep. Closer to home, you can take a leisurely stroll to Rapale, the next village in the chain of hilltop borgos or discover the beauty of the Valdarno and particularly the Valdambra where the magical medieval towns of Badia a Ruoti, Cennia, Ambra and Bucine, cling to their hilltop perches evoking a sense of timelessness.

On a less cultural note, a 25 minute drive from Sogna will take you to the anonymous grey warehouse called Space, which is the outlet store for Prada, Jill Sander, Mui Mui and Helmut Lang. Only 35 minutes from Sogna is The Mall, a huge complex of outlet shops where you can find labels such as Armani, Gucci, Tods, La Perla, Ferragamo & Hogan.

For additional information, photographs, guest comments, rates and current availability please google the name of our house 'Sogna Piccola' or go to our website 'tuscanyholidaycottage'

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Minda Dowling
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely and relaxing week in this lovely cottage in Sogna. It was the perfect size property for a couple, nice and clean charmingly decorated and with everything that you need.



We enjoyed days by the lovely pool, sunsets in the Olive grove, lunches in the pergola, dinners in the very cute little surrounding villages (the owners had given us loads of great recommendations of places to eat and visit) and day trips to Siena and around the Chianti district, there is plenty of places to see and things to do and beautiful wines to try.



I would definitely recommend this place for a quiet retreat. And the owner and caretaker were both very helpful with everything.



Ps. Close by is also an AMAZING Prada outlet that is well worth budgeting in for ;)



Lisa & Tim

London, UK
Jul 2015
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Stunning 15th Century Stone Cottage with Pool & Tennis Court
average rating of 4.0 based on 60 reviews
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Beautiful!

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The villa is beautifully furnished and very comfortable -the most comfortable bed we had on our holiday! The drive up to the villa is an adventure all by itself and best done in daylight if you haven't been there before. A car is absolutely essential. The information book provided at the villa is full of great information about the local area and Robin was very helpful. A great destination and one we hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ingrid, I am thrilled that you had a lovely holiday at Sogna Piccola. Thank you for the kind words about the cottage, we want all our guests to feel at home and comfortable while staying at the cottage. I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. All the best Minda
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Bucine
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Valdarno
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Ambra
Car: necessary

Entirely private, the 11th century medieval hamlet of Sogna consists of 12 unique homes with a swimming pool and tennis court. Perched high atop a hillside, surrounded by terraces with over 700 olive trees, numerous fruit trees and ancient woodlands, sits this stunning medieval borgo. The village itself is beautifully restored maintaining all of its original features, with a church and bell tower, a village green, the remains of the original fortressed walls and cobbled lanes that lead through the village between the stone houses. With panoramic views of the Valdambra, Sogna offers our guests the chance to relax, sunbathe, swim in the oasis shaped pool, play a game of tennis, eat alfresco under the vine covered pergola, eat breakfast under the fig trees or do nothing at all! Whilst shops, excellent restaurants and banks are all within an easy ten minute drive.

Other Activities: sightseeing, hiking, shopping

Rates & Availability

Castelnuovo Berardenga Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $314

We only rent the cottage for full weeks, beginning and ending on a Saturday. Rental periods run from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am.

Our cancellation policy is simple; if we can find another renter for your dates we will return any money sent to us (minus bank charges).

To reserve Sogna Piccola you would need to send us a 25% deposit of the rental fee which is required when booking, balance of the rental fee and the £250.00 refundable security deposit are due no later than six weeks prior to your arrival at the cottage.

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Amenities

Castelnuovo Berardenga Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 88 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Luxurious Busatti waffle weave towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , hand made wrought iron queen size four poster bed
  • Hand made wrought iron four poster queen size bed, 1 hynos single bed. Luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedlinens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
MP3/iPod player available Coin operated shared washing machine available in separate laundry room All windows have insect screens and are double glazed

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