|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Charming cottage set next to the olive groves and Tuscan landscape.
It offers some amazing views and sunsets. The cottage offers Private terraces, Two bedrooms, Kitchen and dining areas. The bedrooms windows have screens for your added comfort. Of course, each cottage has WIFi and satTV
Cottage "Le Stella" (The stars) has been caringly restored to offer great family holiday home.
It has two bedrooms, one double and one with twin beds, a sitting room, kitchen. Private patios and views of the garden. There are three pergolas, so lots of space to enjoy. Each cottage has a barbecue and, there is also a large stone pizza oven
The pool is set at the edge of the olive grove and is perfect to relax and read, or just enjoy the perfect vistas and sunsets.
Getting around to enjoy the Tuscan towns and festivals requires a car. There is a small shop/bar and restaurant which is our meeting point, and in the town an array of restaurants, supermarkets etc. The road to cottage is a white road,
Three independent detached cottages. A lovely family holiday home in Tuscany, perfect to relax and enjoy the countryside of Tuscany or to explore the many Tuscan hill-towns, festivals, wineries and more. The detached stone cottages create the charming estate of Borgo Tranquiitta - surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm which immerse the pretty hamlet in beautiful countryside. The vistas are phenomenal from the pool, the three pergolas and terraces. Wifi is freely available and ** all the bedroom windows have screens** so that you can enjoy the warm breezes and summer nights undisturbed,.
There are three independent and detached stone cottages - Each has one or two private terraces for ’al fresco’ dining. The Borgo has a large crystal swimming pool which has been idyllically positioned for the splendid views. Each cottage has a barbecue, and there is a large stone Pizza oven available.
COTTAGE LA LUNA, the largest, OFFERS THREE BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE THE SECOND WITH EITHER DOUBLE OR TWIN AND A THIRD SINGLE BEDROOM. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN PRIVATE TERRACES AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS.
COTTAGE LE STELLE OFFERS TWO BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE AND ANOTHER ARRANGED WITH TWIN BEDS. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN, PRIVATE TERRACES AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS. THERE ARE ALSO LAUNDRY FACILITIES.
COTTAGE IL SOLE OFFERS TWO BEDROOMS, ONE WITH DOUBLE AND A SECOND ARRANGED WITH BUNK BEDS. SITTING ROOM, BATHROOM , KITCHEN, A PRIVATE TERRACE AND ACCESS TO THE LARGE POOL. ALL THE BEDROOM WINDOWS HAVE SCREENS.
THERE ARE ALSO LAUNDRY FACILITIES,
Castiglion Fiorentino is about 7kms. which is midway between the historic towns of Arezzo and Cortona. Lake Trasimeno with its pretty beaches is within easy driving distance.
What to do: Here you can relax as a family, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, many guests choose to make day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza, Assisi and more. Wine is a famous Tuscan export and you can use some of your time here to explore the many vineyards or go on a wine tour (In English, French, Danish, German) and enjoy some of the superior wines Tuscany has to offer. Other activities in the area are cooking classes, truffle hunting and numerous festivals throughout the year.
The property sits on one of the hillsides overlooking the historic Val di Chio and is accessed by a white road. The beauty of the location is the peace and quiet along with the views, the sunsets and, if you are here during mid August, San Lorenzo's evening of shooting stars will entertain you too - or in June, the fireflies perform a fantastic light show - difficult to imagine how beautiful this can be.
Although the houses have central heating, each has a large open fireplace welcoming early and late season visitors.
( A word about airports. The closest is Perugia, about 50 mins, but in addition there are: Florence - 90 mins, Pisa - 110 mins, Rome about 135 mins and, likely to give a - really good fares - is Bologna, which is about 120 mins. )
The train station in the town of Castiglion has easy free parking and trains to Florence and to Rome.
There is also a Studio available - (only for guests taking one of the cottages) - who might like additional independent space).
We do recommend that you consider travel insurance to cover all eventualities.
Cottages are available individually or in total.
Flexible except during July and August when Saturday is the main change over day, however the property is available for a minimum period of 4 nights - subject to season.
Notes on prices:
Prices include: Linen, towels, taxes etc. Heating is not included in the rate. This has to be paid on site and is by consumption.
A third journey to this valley of Chio in Tuscany.and our first to The Borgo and cottage stella. The cottage clean and the outside areas offering something for all, a quiet spot to reads , to relax by the pool or go on long walks in the surrounding countryside. Half way is a road leading to a pretty church ( unused we think) but with wonderful views
Good internet was also available (free)
Helpful owner too who welcomed us with informations for good tables in the area. He also arranged a day trip to Florence for us ( without queues!), so we are very thankful for that.
(The only small thing was the shortage of glasses I. The first afternoon, but these were provided on Sunday )
The other cottages also had young teenage families and our children soon made good friends here.
our holiday in Tuscany was a wonderful break for the three of us, it was s special birthday for Mum.. and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks here. The cottage has lots of oldie features, comfortable beds, useful kitchen and the free laundry a very useful benefit
The large pool has 2 pergolas and thee is s third along the hillside. These plus our private terrace , gave us a sense of privacy - and even with two young families using the other 2 cottages, there was lots of space and pleasure
Visiting the many town - each full of history was great fun. The many local restaurants in Castiglion - all good value and the Gelateria - seemed a pity to pass - so became a popular stopover
Useful advice from the owner about the area, markets etc was useful - especially arranging a visit to florence for us. All in all enjoyable and shoot to suggest this to friends
This was our second visit here to Borgo, the first was in 2011 and again last June. It is a pretty spot to be and after the drive up the hill the views and the setting are really beautiful.
On our first visit here, we found the idea of a stone pizza oven quite daunting, and used only the individual barbecues. This time, we had more imagination and used the oven twice to bake crusty bread! marvelous!
THe cotttages here are cosy and comfy. The facilities good and the beds very comfortable. The laundry room (shared with the other tow cottages), was also very welcome given the usual weight restrictions for luggage and, a two week stay.
The area offers many places to visit. The local town of castiglion (our favourtite) with many festivals is worth a visit as are the larger towns of Cortona and Arezzo whcih are not far to drive. Another useful service of the town is the train station (florence-rome line).
Although three cottages, we found a good balance of privacy and friendliness. The large pool , pergolas , walkways provided lots of room for us all.
This proved a good decision. 6 nighrs in Tuscany with Mum and the two boys.
This was a return visit to Tuscany, but the first in autumn. It turned out to be an indian summer and so all the more enjoyable. During our week a few locals were collecting olives, but from what we could understand, much of the harvest was abandoned due to the wet summer affecting the quality. Nevertheless we did find some fresh oil and it was delicious.
The cottage was clean and cared for and had pretty much all we needed. It was a nice surprise to have a large fruit platter, bottle of wine and (last year's) olive oil as part of the welcome here. The beds, comfortable. Our only problem was having only one bathroom, but we knew it might be an issue before booking.
Lots if good information about the area, markets etc in the cottage and the owner too was very informative and helpful
It was a last minute holiday and, we really enjoyed our time - especially the town of castiglion- charming.
Fitting in as much as we could in the Tuscan region was our first thought, but having already spent 3 weeks touring Europe, there was a real need to recharge the batteries and take it a little slower. The little village here proved the perfect spot for that.
Stone built cottages, hundreds of years old, but very enjoyable (and good value for money too ! ). The extras of (excellent) free wifi, free laundry services , welcome basket of fruit, oil and wine, helpful owner - all made this the right choice for us.
The vantage point with its long views of the valley, surrounding countryside and the distant historic hill town seemed to change each day - always enjoyable. For our first 4 nights, we had the entire place to ourselves, so felt really special. A huge pool to ourselves. The second week, we met two lovely families from England and, despite "their invasion" we still enjoyed our time - both by the pool and, around our private terrace. Each cottage has its own terrace and there are 3 or 4 pergolas around so privacy and our 'own space' remained enjoyable. We also had a group pizza night - experimenting with the huge pizza oven and, the results were surprisingly good.
For sightseeing, we relied on the owners help with recommended day trips which including a wine tour and a cooking class run by an English woman in the valley. The best though was to enjoy the festivals in Castiglion and another local town which made our journey here all the more enjoyable.
Il Sole ?tait comme nous l?imaginions, calme et reposant, un lieu parfait pour que notre famille puisse profiter de la campagne toscane (la r?gion environnante est vraiment tr?s belle). Les conditions d?accueil, le charme des lieux, ont beaucoup contribu? ? notre satisfaction tout comme le service sur place.
L?autre int?r?t de cette destination est la possibilit? qu?ont eu nos enfants de se faire des amis, sur place, parmi les autres r?sidents pr?sents ? Il Sole. Le jardin et la piscine ont ?t? pour eux un excellent terrain de jeux!
Notre s?jour fut excellent, notamment gr?ce aux conseils nombreux des propri?taires sur les principaux centres d?int?r?t ? visiter aux alentours. Ils nous ont d?ailleurs aid? ? organiser une belle journ?e ? Florence, ce qui nous a permis d?optimiser notre temps et de d?couvrir le maximum de monuments en r?duisant notamment le temps d?attente ? l?entr?e de certains sites.
Bref, nous ne pouvons que recommander cette destination parfaite pour les familles. Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir.
Special interest holidays:
It is easy to do nothing but relax here. However, we can organise many activities for our guests including cooking lessons, wine tasting and tours, truffle hunts, art classes and so on.
During mid September, you can watch to wine harvest and see the process to make wine. From mid October through to December, you can watch - help - harvest the olives and see these pressed in to the special Tuscan olive oil.
The closest beach is at Lake Tresimeno, about 30 minutes from here. If you would like to visit Italy's seaside towns - we are in the middle of boh the Med and Adriatic coast lines - about 2 hours in either direction!
Perugia: (London Stanstead) - 45 min.
Florence: 1 hour 15.
Pisa: 1 hour 45.
Rome: 2 hours 10.
Forli: 1 hour 50.
La Verna 64Km.
Perugia 40Km .
The closest shop, bar and restaurant is about 2 kms.
There are many other supermarkets, shops in Cortona and Castiglion Fiorentino along with a great selection of restaurants and bars.
The Arezzo region is also famous for Fashion (Prada has an outlet store along with other famous names), Gold and antiques,
Tuscany has many, many vineyards to visit and these can be for simple tasting or an organised tour.