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Charming country apartment with stunning views*Pool*BBQ - IL CASTAGNO

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights





Il Castagno accomodates 2-4 guests, on the ground floor with 2 bedrooms: 1 double & 2 singles, bathroom with shower, living room with kitchen, a charming porch and private front and back terraces. The apartment is furnished to a Tuscan style and consists of all the modern comforts to ensure a carefree and relaxing home environment. The kitchen has a dining table for up to 6 persons and is fully equipped, including plates, cutlery, kitchen towels etc. The living area consists of a 32' screen FHD TV, DVD player and a large sofa. A DVD library is available and there is free WIFI throughout the house. There are many private patios and terraces around the apartment, complete with loungers for sunbathing and garden seats for enjoying the views from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Enjoy alfresco dining and barbeques (wood supplied) in your own garden. You could bathing in Sarteano's natural swimming pools, walking, biking, horse riding.

About the property

Colline Toscane

Colline Toscane Apartments set amidst an amazing panorama and are in a perfect location to experience a relaxing vacation in Southern Tuscany.

The Quercia and Castagno are cut into a hill some 600m above sea level with uninterrupted views of the local village of Sarteano, an ancient medieval village famous for its renaissance castle and churches, the surrounding villages, (some as far as 50 kilometers from the apartments) and the lakes:Trasimeno, Chiusi and Montepulciano on the Val di Chiana valley, which abuts the Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Tuscany.

The apartments sit just off the village in an exclusive residential area and next to the owners' facilities. Il CASTAGNO and La QUERCIA are part of a newly built two-storey villa with terraces on each floor. Each apartment enjoys its own private garden and facilities with access to a lush small wood consisting of oak, walnut and chestnut trees over a sloping terrain. Experience al fresco dining on the terrace watching a Tuscan sunset and our NEW terraced “Panoramic Pool” (3.5m x7mx 1.2h) with incredible turquoise water, a solarium with plenty of sunbeds, loungers and umbrellas but most of all with the most amazing views! Soak the Tuscan sun on the terrace. A well-stocked kitchen garden full of organic vegetables and a wide variety of fruit trees are also at your disposal!

The 2 apartments can be rented together to accommodate a max of 8 adults+2 children.

Visit Cortona, (Under the Tuscan Sun’s book), Florence, Siena, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Arezzo, Rome. Explore the unique towns of Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Montalcino (Brunello) and enjoy their famous wines. Visit the monasteries of Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Sant'Antimo (where the English Patient was filmed). Or simply relax in your private garden!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been to Tuscany, but this apartment has us hooked. The landlord welcomed us with homemade cakes and jams. The apartment is brand new (1year old) and very clean. All furnishings, crockery and household items are new. The apartment is stylishly furnished, beautiful curtains and beautiful paintings decorate the house and makes it very cosy, new towels and bath towels. In a multi-week stay there is a free "Between cleaning". The use of a Wirlpools (outdoors) at any time. The bathroom is modern and very clean. Even the kitchen, we have found in a perfect condition. Food for the arrival day, was made available by the owner.

Due to the slope of the apartment is a 3-sided balcony / terrace available. You can sit there all day long eating, sleeping and reading. The parking spaces are located directly in front of the house. The landlady is very friendly and courteous, she speaks perfect English and is trying to increase the service yet. From the price-performance ratio, we were pleasantly surprised. Very Highly recommended.
Jul 2012
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To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 25% of the total rental price.
Rental balance is due 2 months prior to occupancy.
Security, refundable deposit (for breakages) of €100 is payable with your rental.
Weekly and final cleaning is €35 payable in cash on arrival.
Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Arrival is between 4-8pm and departure up to 10am.


Sarteano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Comfortable bedroom with brand new bed and mattress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
All the bedrooms have mosquito nets. We supply the wood for the outside barbeque. English sockets are available on request in the sitting room. A WELCOMING BASKET WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU !


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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Bright modern apartment in a quiet house setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views amidst a flowering garden setting with many outdoor spots to sit. The friendly and generous owner is next door, making it easy to get tips for local destinations and good restaurants and food shops, and quick help with questions or little problems that may arise.

Little touches such as the bottle of olive oil pressed from the owner's own olive trees were helpful and added to the authentic experience enjoying the simple pleasures of this part of Tuscany.

The master bedroom is large and the 2 nd bedroom which we didn't need on this trip is a bit narrow for ease of getting past the foot of 1 of the single beds to get to the other. This 2nd room is best for 1 adult or 2 children. All rooms including the bathroom have well fitting screens and the shutters and windows operate perfectly.

We look forward to coming back in a warmer month to enjoy more of the easy outdoor life that this apartment is so well set up for, and to see our host, Donna, again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Tremendous Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

We can thoroughly recommend the apartment Il Castagno. Upon arrival, Donna welcomed us very warmly and explained many of the local features of the area. A small marked map helped.

The apartment itself was a real home from home. Wifi, TV with satellite channels and even a hard drive USB'd in for family films. The boys enjoyed the folder entitled 'super hero films'.

The kitchen was good and clean as well as the general living areas. What we found really great was our outdoor living spaces. The balcony out the front allows views of the sunrise. The clear air and skies afford a super view across to the lakes and nearby mountains.

We also used the BBQ and dining space outside by the front door. The garden supplied us plenty of lettuce, tomatoes, blackberries & plums.

Sarteano itself was a nice short walk away and easily settled us into the Tuscany lifestyle. Restaurant De La Piscina saved us on Sunday when we had little food in. Donna had helpfully informed us they do takeaway pizza ! That always makes for happy kids.

Rome was not too far away for a day trip by train from Chuisi. Siena was a highlight and only 40 minutes drive away. But as always after a day out the highlight for our 2 boys was as ever - the pool. That welcome shock of cold water after a day in the sun. The pool is shaded in the afternoon by the apartment itself, so no fear of burning while swimming.

We would return to Tuscany and Sarteano tomorrow. The apartment here made us feel like we were part of Sarteano and not just holidaymakers.

Jim & Sally


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Fantastic location and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Greeted on arrival by our hostess. Immediately made to feel welcome and at home, Donna discussed what we could do during our stay and pointed us to the best restaurants (pizza, fish), local shops (pasta, cheese, bread) and services.

She was supportive without being intrusive and nothing was too much to ask.

The property was spotless, well-equipped with a fantastic panorama over the valley and ideally situated for a family. Within walking distance to Sarteano and driving distance to the main road/rail network (Rome, Siena) it provided the ideal location to explore the locality and region.

We spent a very relaxing week at the villa, making full use of the pool, BBQ etc. and would have no hesitation in returning (which we fully intend to do) or recommending it (which we have already done!). A five star experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Fantastic holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Il Castagno. Donna was a fabulous host greeting us on arrival and having made us a delicious home made cake and a bottle of local wine. The property was as advertised. Set in the hills above the village with stunning views. The pool area was lovely and we had everything we needed to stay in or go out. Donna recommended some great restaurants in the village and even surprised us one night with a home made pudding. The attention to detail was fantastic and I wouldn't hesitate to book again if Brexit doesn't cripple us. Trevor and Sarah from the UK

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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What a beautiful villa with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Monday afternoon, Donna met us at the gates, she had made a lovely cake for us, which was delicious!,

The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed, and more!!

The pool was spotlessly clean, with plenty of sun beds, there were lots of seating areas in the garden above. The views are amazing, the gardens are beautiful, full of flowers, vegetables and fruit which Donna encouraged us to take of advantage of.

Donna was wonderful, giving us lots of information about the surrounding area. She was always happy to answer any questions we had.

We had a wonderful holiday, and we would definitely return to this lovely apartment.

Thank you Donna for making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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The most wonderful holiday spot !!

  • 5 of 5

We had the time of our life !

The place was nice, very well equipped for a family holiday. We want our kids to go to sleep in time and therefore need to be able to cook our own meal at the apartment, which was perfectly organised and equipped to do so. We even had our own barbecue available and were invited to pick some vegetables from the garden !

The rooms are big enough to store even the children's toys during the stay, we could wash their clothes when needed, ...

Everything was just perfect. Donna is the most perfect landlady we could imagine ! She spoiled us with little treats and very delicious Italian dishes. She guided us whenever we had questions about the environment.

The kids enjoyed the swimming pool which was cleaned every morning.

We are definitely coming back in a few years and are even planning to bring some friends/family along in the second apartment.

See you soon Donna !!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Perugia, (+Florence, Pisa and Rome)
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Panicarola, Golf Club Lamborghini
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (highway A1)
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno (and lake of Chiusi)
Car: necessary

The Settings

Sarteano is an ideal starting point for exploring the rustic heart of Tuscany and savouring the region’s world famous Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano wines and its delicious food such as the Fiorentina steak. The small medieval villages of Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, Cetona, Montefollonico; the town of Chiusi of Etruscan origin; the renaissance treasures of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona and the well renowned cities of Arezzo, Siena, Orvieto, Florence, San Gimignano, Perugia are all easily accessible by car or public transport. On a clear night the illumination of some of the town and villages are clearly visible from the apartments.

The Apartments

In excellent condition. Really well-furnished. Fully equipped including full dinner service, kettle, coffee machine, glasses, cutlery, bed linen, towels, clothes-line, washing-machine, ironing board and iron etc.

A really beautiful garden, herb garden, kitchen garden and plenty of fruit trees. Plenty of home produced wine and olive oil for you to enjoy

Wi-Fi Broadband Internet connection, laptop computer, Wi-Fi internet radio, Satellite TV, DVDs library and Books library all totally free of charge.

FREE baby cot and linen and high chair. • Bed-linen changed weekly;

Panoramic SWIMMING POOL in the complex (7x3.5x1.2h) with turquoise waters

THERMAL SPAS in nearby villages


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