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Donna

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, italian

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

30 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Sarteano Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

We also have 1 bedroom apartment: “THE CIPRESSO HIDEAWAY” Property N. 895389 next door, which is an ideal romantic gateway for two and shares the same facilities.

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!

More Details

Details for IL CASTAGNO 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Il Castagno occupies 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. Bathing in Sarteano's natural swimming pools, walking, biking, horse riding, golfing in Panicarola are just some of the holiday opportunities.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

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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Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

IL CASTAGNO
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

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: Jun 2016
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5

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: Jul 2016
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5

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: Jul 2015
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Beautiful Apartment in Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment with stunning views across the valley to Lake Trasimeno and beyond. The apartment was very well equipped, comfortable, clean and tidy. We were made very welcome by Donna, the owner, who had supplied fresh fruit, tomatoes, olive oil, wine, coffe and a delicious home made cake for our arrival. During our stay she also brought fresh figs from her own garden and a traditional Italian pudding which was delicious. We were encouraged to pick what we wanted from the kitchen garden and when we left we were given a box to Tuscan tomatoes to take with us.

Facilities inside the apartment were great with washing machine, TV with satellite channel, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and a notebook computer.

Outside the apartment was equally amazing with a beautiful pool, sun terraces, patio, loggia and a fantastic log burning barbecue with all fuel provided at no extra charge.

The apartment is within a walkable distance of Sarteano which itself is an attractive Tuscan village with castle, historic centre and lots of bars and restaurants - not to mention ice cream and pasta! It's also a great location for exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside with its many hill top villages and cultural centres.

We would recommend this apartment to anyone and would love to return for a second visit.

David, Sue and Nick

England

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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What a charming place !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Colline Toscane for 10 days in September 2015. What a wonderful place, with a unbelievable view of the valley in front of you. The two bedroom apartment was large and spotless. Everything we needed was provided, including bedding and towels. We were greeted by Donna with a delicious cake, some homemade jam and relish, a bottle of wine, some olive oil and a large bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. Donna and Serge were always available to help us and we couldn't ask for better hosts. Without a doubt, we have made new friends. This is the best experience we have had in all the apartments we rented in Europe.

Sarteano is a wonderful small village and a nice central location to visit Southern Tuscany.

We would without hesitation highly recommend renting an apartment at La Colline Toscane.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Donna, Serge and Lara. We hope to see you all soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great place in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well equipped and maintained with fabulous views over the valley. The arrangements for our stay were well organised and the property manager and the owners were helpful and friendly during our stay without being intrusive. The facilities were excellent and the garden provided sunny and shaded areas all through the day. We particularly enjoyed the kitchen garden and the cake, jam and traditional pudding that the owner gave us. It was also a great plus on arrival to find oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and coffee provided. Sarteano is a pleasant little town ideally placed for visiting the towns and attractions in Tuscany. It has a market, restaurants and a great pasta shop. We would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Sarteano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HIGH Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$861
 
 
LOW (x 2 people €530)
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$704
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DISCOUNTS FOR BOOKING OF 2 PEOPLE

To hold a booking we will require a deposit of 30% of the total rental price.
Rental balance is due 2 months prior to occupancy.
Security, refundable deposit (for breakages) of €150 is payable in cash on arrival.
Final cleaning is €35 x 1 week occupancy payable in cash on arrival.
Weekly and final cleaning is €45 x 2/3 week occupancy 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.

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Amenities

Sarteano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The washing machine is located in the bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Comfortable bedroom with brand new bed and mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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