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Casa Serena - Hideaway With Private Pool, Views, Tranquillity

Villa with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and swimming pool in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

From £831 per week

Villa to rent in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • Internet
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Villa overview - owner's description

Casa Serena is a two bedroom really charming villa with private pool. It is set amongst olive groves and surrounded Tuscan woodland. It provides privacy and serenity for a wonderful relaxing vacation

The cottage has a large sitting room with open wood burning fireplace - perfect during Autumn months for a cozy night. There are two bedrooms (both with screened windows) , one set with a double bed with views to the olive grove and valley. The second bedroom is arranged with twin beds, but this can be turned to a double if required. In addition, there is a full kitchen and bathroom.

Casa Serena is comfortably and attractively furnished in Tuscan style. Outside there are terraces overlooking the gardens, olive groves and swimming pool. The terrace is a focal point for the property and a great place to enjoy all views whilst listening to the crickets and bird song that make this place so very special.

Free wifi and a welcome basket,

From here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely scenery - or, there are day excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulcinao, 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, Frence, 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.

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1 out of 2 people recommend staying here

Family from Charsfield, United Kingdom Aug 2015

We booked this property in May 2015 for a weeks holiday in August 2015.

Upon arrival at the preset meeting point we were told by the agent, that there was a problem with the property - a hornets nest - and that we would not be able to use the property.

The first alternative property he placed us in was totally unsuitable. We were a party of four adults, a toddler and two large dogs and we had wanted somewhere quiet, remote and away from it all. The property offered was a quarter-detached, right on a busy road and with noisy neighbours. It had a swimming pool but there the similarities ended. The pool incidentally was totally overlooked and about 30 metres from the road.

After much complaining on our part we were moved to a third property that was just about acceptable and allowed to use the above swimming pool - even though this meant a 20 minute drive in each direction and more aggravation.

However, not being the trusting sort, we visited Casa Serena and far from finding a lot of hornets we discovered two charming people from Hanover in Germany in occupation. Clearly there had been a double-booking and it seems that there is a complete breakdown in communication between the owner and his agent.

So the moral of this tale is that if you are considering this property do not trust anything you are told by the agent or by the owner who, incidentally, did not even have the grace to apologise to us.

Reply from Tuscancharm

I appreciate your comments - And to offer a simple response "I am sincerely sorry". - I am disappointed that your family holiday was not as good as "I would have wanted it to be" .

I realize that as agent - I have to take full responsibility - and I do just that.

However, I would stress that from realizing your total disappointment in the accommodation offered, I did try many times to converse with you and,- eventually we were able to do so - when I arranged the alternative accommodation.

I realise too that despite both the alternative properties being larger and offering greater space, that they were not what you had planned.

Good Communication between owners and agents is so important. On this occasion, it has failed. I am disappointed not to have achieved the high standard of service - which I have always strived to offer our guests and, once again offer our apologies and, very best wishes

Rob

From Ajax

A really lovely place and stunning surrounds. it is very peaceful and a totally relaxing setting - especially the pool. If you are looking for somewhere stunning to get away from it all and just relax quietly this is the place for you. We also found it accessible for groceries, (small simple Italian village shop and bar about 2 km), but also not too far for sightseeing the small hilltowns and as =well as an easy day trip bty train to Florence. This property exceeded our expectations, and the owner was warm and hospitable. We would certainly return when we next visit Italy, and if, like us, this is your first time you will not be disappointed.


3 other reviews

Elsa Garnjer Aug 2016

no rush, just relax" We would like to say we enjoyed our stay here at Serena. The setting is very clam and back to nature. The best breakfast each day with looking to the views and the pool. No rushing, just to relax. A restaurant served good pasta about 8 minutes away along with good steak. This too was friendly (and cheap). But on most days we ate by the pool or had our own barbecue. A good week.

Mcallister, Joan Jul 2016

Certainly off the beaten track, this lovely chalet house was just what we needed. Relaxing, secluded with wonderful views across the valley and to the garden and olive trees. "Charmingl” very comfortable bedrooms, and comfy family room where we relaxed and on the only rainy day, rediscovered chess and some board games left by the owners. The pool is just there! We sat in the porch for breakfast and looking to the pool and gardens. Big change from our usual start to the day! The natural gardens and the various walks, the fresh air and the sunsets all added to the joy of our stay in Tuscany. Tip: good idea to stop for some groceries the day you arrive and then, you can relax/ It is about 1 mile drive to the local shop and a little more to the main town.

DRiver family May 2016

"Peace and Quiet - Great Value, " This was was perfect for us, situated just outside Castiglion Fiorenitno, which has good access to all the famous places in Tuscany and Umbria. The apartment had everything we needed and because the owners were keen to help - before we arrived - we felt a little more special. Set in an olive orchard, the villa is sits along a hillside and has great views - particularly driving down o the town! . The pool was open for a about 3 weeks before we arrived = and hadnt reached a high temperature, but the boys loved it any way! The bedrooms were clean, bright and standing at the window in the morning looking out onto the olive grove was relaxation from the start. The little bbq was a great asset for some fun meals, although there is a restaurant about 1 mile away and many more in the town and a couple of wineries for good local wine a good 10 day vacation!

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Location

This villa is:

45km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 45km from Perugia airport 85km from florence airport 105km from Pisa airport 140km from Rome airport 5km from Railway Castiglon Fiorenitno

Sights and attractions

Shopping 15km

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Outside this villa in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 December 2016

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Early booking discounts

  • Arrive between 9 March - 27 May and receive 10% off if the booking is made 120 days before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 June and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 5 months of the arrival date.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Heating if required is by consumption

    £1.00 per booking, paid locally

  • Cleaning Fee

    £50.00 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

CD player, Internet, Radio, TV Languages in English, German, French, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

The nearest shop, bar and restaurant is 2 kms. There are many supermarkets, restaurants etc in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino

Tuscancharm

Average rating from 9 reviews

Agency From Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy Member since Sep 2011

Past bookings: 9 bookings

Response rate: 96%

Response time: within 3 hours

Last logged in: 18 days ago

Number of properties: 14

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