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A lovely home for the two of us to enjoy
A lovely home for the two of us during the late Tuscan summer. The bedroom very comfortable (the second with bunk beds was not used)., a very cosy and sitting room and the kitchen facilites more than we had expected. The owners friendly, helpful and useful guide to local restaurants and services. The large pool and its views were perhaps the highlight for us as we really wanted to rest and enjoy a few good books, the countryside and the immediate surrounds. We also arranged to hire some (very good) bikes which the owners arranged and were delivered to the cottage.
family holiday in lovely setting
6 Sep 2016
This was one of the best family vacations in italy and most of it due to the house and meeting other families here with teenagers and all
looking for the special time to enjoy the country setting and for our family to enjoy our time in this lovely region . the late summer was even prettier than we thought and surrounding - breathtaking.
Fun family time in Tuscany Countryside
Our 12 day stay at Il Borgo was a greet success. Our family (5) made new friends here from Holland and England. The cottage was a good size for us and the quaintness of it made it all the more interesting. The pool good posison, lots of space for privacy.
Everyone here went to the Pallio in the town. It was a mad fun day. the horse race was postponed from the first week and re run, the medieval festival with parades of animals , and local people really enjoying themselves was great.
Evenings here too had added charm - fireflies glowing around the property
The cottage had everything we needed - maybe an electric kettle or alternative coffee maker would make it even better (the kettle is available for gas stove).
IT was our first time to Italy - it will not be the last and we so enjoyed here.
The owners "little helper" Terri was a good local guide and dealt with a small problem one of the other guests had - quickly and no fuss. Good all round.
Happy Family Holiday
A big thanks to ROsino for kindness and help during our two week holiday. All the extras of fresh fruit, oil and wine was a good surprise.
The cottage had all we needed - the two boys enjoyed their bunked bedroom and ours had lots of space. the sitting room large, good wifi, TV and a place to relax. The outside - spacious countryside , great vies and - of course a nice pool. This was the first place discover by the children - within 5 minutes Splash !! then the parents joined them.
Lots to do in June, the palio - the medieval festival, the fireworks the clouds and flag throwing - all a great treat for us and the other families here. Visits to some of the towns was also enjoyable, but this was our home for two weeks and we planned to enjoy the walks, the large pizza oven, barbecue and, yes the pool.
Even tough there are three cottages, there is privacy for everyone , lots of pergolas and space.
A good and enjoyable family holiday
Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday
This was a last minute arrangement as we had just finished our relocation to Switzerland.
Spending ten nights here was just what we needed. Peace, calm and the perfect place to recharge the batteries. The little cottage had lots of space and character. Outside a quiet terrace where we ate most days - either lunch or supper - and, made use of the enormous pizza oven just along from the cottage.
The cottage was clean and welcoming good facilities and all that we were looking for and - although we had decided to 'switch off' from the outside world, the WIFi facilities were excellent.
Making the most of the lovely weather we spent much of our time around the pool enjoying the changing hillside views, reading our books and just resting. However, being in this treasured land we were enticed to visit a few of the nearby towns of Cortona, Castiglion Florintine, Pienza, Montepulciano and Assisi. All very enjoyable - especially the little town of Pienza.
The owner and his agent were very helpful and very accommodating. always available if needed but leaving us to enjoy ourselves. We also enjoyed meeting another couple form France who had one of the other two cottages, however we had our space and being set in an old olive grove we each had lots of space and privacy.
A couple of restaurants in the area are worthy of mention, Passagio and Pietro - (where there is also a great Gelataria). The local shop - about 2 miles had many everyday items as well as home made sauces for pasta and good pizza bases.
The road was a little disconcerting on the first day as it is a gravel road (which we were not used to) and the cottages are at the top of the hill, however we manged without a problem and it became second nature.
This is a restful and enjoyable place. It is somewhere where you can unwind and enjoy the surrounding countryside and old style charm of Italy. We shall be happy to return.
hello Martin and Amira,
We enjoyed having you stay here with us. Thanks you for your comments - very appreciated and welcoming. We hope that you manage to visit Tuscany again and maybe Borgo too. Best wishes in your new job and home.
Easy to relax and enjoy Tuscany's country
We found this wonderful little house by chance while on a touring holiday in September 2011, and decided to book it for our visit to Tuscany this year...
(Last time, We recall the owner was very helpful in accomodating us for a last minute booking & prepared the house in a matter of hours ready for arrival - even staying up until after 11pm to greet us at the property. He was just as helpful when we arrived a little early (2pm) this time and was very accommodating)
It was a wonderful find and this year during July it proved just as relaxing - The cottages are set amongst olive groves on a hillside not far from Castiglion Fiorentino & with great views across the valley from the large pool.
Blessed with beautiful weather while we were there it was very tempting to spend all our time relaxing by the pool. But we had come here to explore & so tore ourselves away to visit some of the charming nearby villages with their historic buildings & cobbled streets; not to mention great places to buy the local produce, cheeses & meats. A sort of foodies heaven it turned out be.
The property is situated along a fairly long white/gravel road & about 2Km from a local shop, bar, & what turned out to be a wonderful local Pizza restaurant offering excellent food & good value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & just as before, were very sorry to have to leave after our all too brief holiday here