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IL Borgo "cottage Secca"

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and shared pool in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

From £518 per week

Cottage to rent in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine

Cottage overview - owner's description

Cottage set in olive grove, Large pool and views, perfect for 3-4 guests

This tiny village can trace its history back to medieval times. Over the years, recent years, "Il Borgo" was given a new lease of life. Retaining as much of the old charm whilst providing three lovely independent holiday cottages for you to enjoy in Tuscany.

"Cottage Secco" offer great value and Ideal for 2 - 4 guests. This cottages has one double and one single bedroom, a lovely sitting room, kitchen/diner, terraces surrounded by lovely gardens - and a pool with stunning views. The large crystal swimming pool which has been idyllically positioned for the splendid views is the perfect place to cool down on a warm summers day - or, to sip some wine and enjoy the remarkable sunsets.

Perfect for spring and summer. The charming estate of "Borgo Tranquilitta" is surrounded by wooded hills of olives and bucolic charm that surround it like a garden and immersed in beautiful countryside, the vistas are phenomenal. There is an ancient stone oven for pizza or barbeque along with a BBQ "pit" for you to make the perfect Tuscan food. Everywhere you go in Tuscany, you will find great - and inexpensive - wines to enjoy.

Plus Free Wifi and welcome fruit.

Although the cottages have central heating, each has a large open fireplace welcoming early and late season visitors. The cottages can be rented individually or for a larger group of say, 10+ guests when a large communal sitting room is also available for all guests.

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.

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, 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 road to the village is a white road and takes about 7-10 minutes from the main road, where if you use a gps, you should s a favourite

Reviews

13 other reviews

Trist family Sep 2016

We found this wonderful little house by chance while on a touring holiday in September. The owners were 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. It turned out to be a wonderful find, nestled amongst olive groves on a hillside not far from Castiglion Fiorentino & with great views across the valley from the private pool. This was the first time we had stayed in this part of Tuscany & although it was an all too brief stay of only 5 days we had plenty to keep us occupied. 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 bumpy 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 & were very sorry to have to leave after our all too brief encounter.

Mark May 2016

An inexpensive find in Tuscany. A two-week stay here proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few novels and the children could explore the surrounding area or be safe by the pool. The cottages are more basic than luxurious, but everything that we needed was at hand and, very comfortable. The owners met us and helped us with our bags and after a brief tour of the cottage left us with a welcome pack describing all the local events and places we might want to visit. The "local” shop is about 2 miles from the village, and larger markets were in the main town of Castiglion Fiorentino (where there is a rail station). One of the really lovely memories is sitting by the pool, watching the sun set over the historic town of Castiglion and the surrounding valley. The location of the cottage is such that wherever you look there is great scenery to be seen. Marvellous.

The cottage is set in a wonderful position. surrounded by olive groves and oak trees and some incredible views of the valley. The cottage was clean and full of Tuscan features and style. And the facilities were perfect for our needs. Outside, the pool and pergola areas were perfect place to gaze at the lovely scenery and enjoy country living. During our two weeks, we met two lovely families from Holland, Germany and In our final week a young couple from Canada. We enjoyed our privacy and couple of fun afternoons with them The two owners welcomed us warmly. - one spoke good English and the other a few kind words. Very useful tips on where to tour and local restaurants, shopping and a cooking lesson from a lovely lady in the valley. More than met our expectations and happy to recommend il Borgo as a good place to stay.

This was our third visit to Il Borgo which we think of as our home in Tuscany. It was nice too to find a few improvements around the property - wi-fi, thermal pool shower, new gazebo with better views of the valley and additional landscaping. The place is rustic but has all we need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The rooms are pretty and the outside BBQ and pizza ovens are a great find. The pool is lovely and the perfect place to sip some local wine and watch the sunset. After the sunset, we were entertained by hundreds of fireflies - magic lanterns - which apparently are around for only two or three weeks The hosts are marvelous and spend enough time to sort out our plans for the two weeks and up date us on the local festivals - The Palio was on during our stay here. This is the smaller version of the famous Palio of Siena, only here you get to "see" the race, the parades and the celebrations in the lovely town of Castiglion Fiorentino. Our cottage is La Luna, slightly larger than the others (although our first visit we had Il Sole which was very cosy and perfect for the three of us). It has a lovely terrace with amazing views of the valley and a view of the pool through the olive trees. The road remains a little bumpy in parts, but it does not take much to get used to it and, when you arrive, the views are really breathtaking. We speak about this place to all our friends and family - and recommend it. We shall be back for our 4th visit next year

Tuscany is a favourite place for us. This was our fourth visit to the area and our first to the val Di Chio - a hidden picturesque valley with amazing views. The cottage (Luna) had all the essentials for our 2 week stay, the beds were comfortable and the simple furnishings ideal for family vacations. Clean bathroom and kitchen with all the things you expect. Outside is where it all happens. The views are incredible and sitting by the large pool, occasionally looking out to the valley below and to the distant hill towns was a delight. A chance to relax and enjoy our time as a family. Many walks, and exploration for the children. Many things around the area, during our weeks, the Palio in castiglion was held. 6 horses and jockeys racing for the pride of thei town "gate" was fantastic along with the medieval parades, flag throwing and displays. the towns of arezzo and Cortona offering many experiences (and shopping), Montepulciano and Pienza were also memorable days out. The added feel good factor of helpful owners giving their inside knowledge of where to go, what to see etc gave us a head start when planning our days out.

3. Welcome relaxation. After a hectic year of work, this was what we needed to recharge our batteries. Far from noise and distractions made ??it even better. It is away from the city, but a shop and restaurant are about 3-4kms perfect for our needs For the week, we had the place to ourselves. The beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees - our base for much of the week. The sunsets were fantastic and the walks around the village and its surroundings were great - The owners were warm and helpful. She gave us some of their own oil and wine to say welcome. The only minor problem was the white road to the village - although, we became used to it after a day or so. For us the main reason for choosing this place was quiet and we had found it - in abundance!

2.Rooms were clean and cosy, pretty much all we needed for the week. The main town is a drive away (4 miles or so), although a bar/store is about 2 miles away as is a new restaurant (great steaks and pasta). The area is though great for walks and we rented some bikes from town. Ther are about 30 walking/cycle tracks in the valley - some needing more work than others!

1. An inexpensive find in Tuscany. A two-week stay here in august 2011 proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few novels whilst Sarah could explore the surrounding area or be safe by the pool. The cottages are more basic than luxurious, but everything that we needed was at hand and, very comfortable. The owners met us and helped us with our bags and after a brief tour of the cottage and grounds left us with a welcome pack describing all the local events and places we might want to visitThe "local” shop is about 2 miles from the village and larger markets were fund in the main town of Castiglion Fiorentino (where there is a rail station). One of the really lovely memories is sitting by the pool, watching the sun set over the historic town of Castiglion and the surrounding valley. The location of the apartment is such that wherever you look there is great scenery to be seen. Marvelous.

Relaxation for us adventure for the kids!" An inexpensive find in Tuscany. A two-week stay here in august 2011 proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few novels and the children could explore the surrounding area or be safe by the pool. The apartments are more basic than luxurious, but everything that we needed was at hand and, very comfortable. The owners met us and helped us with our bags and after a brief tour of the apartments left us with a welcome pack describing all the local events and places we might want to visit. The "local” shop is about 2 miles from the apartment, and larger markets were fund in the main town of Castiglion Fiorentino (where there is a rail station). One of the really lovely memories is sitting by the pool, watching the sun set over the historic town of Castiglion and the surrounding valley. The location of the apartment is such that wherever you look there is great scenery to be seen. Marvelous.

Relaxation for us adventure for the kids!" An inexpensive find in Tuscany. A two-week stay here in august 2011 proved better than anticipated. It has lots of charm and its setting meant that my wife and I were able to relax, catch up on a few novels and the children could explore the surrounding area or be safe by the pool. The apartments are more basic than luxurious, but everything that we needed was at hand and, very comfortable. The owners met us and helped us with our bags and after a brief tour of the apartments left us with a welcome pack describing all the local events and places we might want to visit. The "local” shop is about 2 miles from the apartment, and larger markets were fund in the main town of Castiglion Fiorentino (where there is a rail station). One of the really lovely memories is sitting by the pool, watching the sun set over the historic town of Castiglion and the surrounding valley. The location of the apartment is such that wherever you look there is great scenery to be seen. Marvelous.

"Peaceful Retreat" Our first vacation to Italy. Having read Under the Tuscan Sun, we have always planned to visit this region. Having spent some time in Cortona, we wanted have time to relax and enjoy the Tuscan scenery - and a pool! We had two cottages here (La Luna and Il Sole), The apartments were comfortable and clean and had the added benefit of two patios - one for the morning sun and one for the afternoon and evenings when we ae outside enjoying the sunsets. The apartments are set in real country setting, olives and other vegetation are in abundance and the views are really wonderful. The highlight though was the pool which, for the most part we had to ourselves and this, plus incredibly warm weather made it a great combination!

"Relaxing and Welcoming" Welcome relaxation. After a hectic year of work, this was what we needed to recharge our batteries. Far from noise and distractions made ??it even better. It is away from the city, but a shop and restaurant are about 3-4kms perfect for our needs For the week, we had the place to ourselves. The beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees - our base for much of the week. The sunsets were fantastic and the walks around the village and its surroundings were great - The owners were warm and helpful. She gave us some of their own oil and wine to say welcome. The only minor problem was the white road to the village - although, we became used to it after a day or so. For us the main reason for choosing this place was quiet and we had found it - in abundance!

"Relaxing and Welcoming" Welcome relaxation. After a hectic year of work, this was what we needed to recharge our batteries. Far from noise and distractions made ??it even better. It is away from the city, but a shop and restaurant are about 3-4kms perfect for our needs For the week, we had the place to ourselves. The beautiful pool surrounded by olive trees - our base for much of the week. The sunsets were fantastic and the walks around the village and its surroundings were great - The owners were warm and helpful. She gave us some of their own oil and wine to say welcome. The only minor problem was the white road to the village - although, we became used to it after a day or so. For us the main reason for choosing this place was quiet and we had found it - in abundance!

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Location

This cottage is:

45km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 45km from Perugia airport 95km from Pisa airport 140km from Rome airport 10km from Train station - Castiglion FIorenitno 10km from Restaurant

Local activities

Flying 45km Golf 45km Horse riding 45km Mountain biking 15km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 15km

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This cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a shared pool, a balcony, 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

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 31 January - 26 March 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 March - 17 May 2017: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 18 May - 26 June 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 June - 3 July 2017: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 31 January - 26 March 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 March - 17 May 2018: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 18 May - 26 June 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 June - 3 July 2018: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 31 January - 26 March 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 March - 17 May 2019: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 18 May - 26 June 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 27 June - 3 July 2019: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 20% off if the booking is for 30 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 February - 31 May and receive 20% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.

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.

Optional extras

  • Winter fuel

    1 January - 31 January: £5.88 per night, paid locally

  • Winter fuel

    1 February - 28 February: £5.88 per night, paid locally

  • Winter fuel

    1 March - 31 March: £5.88 per night, paid locally

  • Winter fuel

    1 October - 31 October: £5.88 per night, paid locally

  • Winter fuel

    1 November - 30 November: £5.88 per night, paid locally

  • Winter fuel

    1 December - 31 December: £5.88 per night, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 bunk bed

There is also 1 single sofa bed in will be in the living room, or in the casr of La Luna cottage, the additnal room., 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, TV Languages in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Smoking, Restricted mobility , Pets

Extra information

Castiglion Fiorentino is about 5kms. which is midway between the historic towns of Arezzo and Cortona. Lake Trasimeno with its pretty beaches is within easy driving distance. 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. ** Golf: 23kms ** Horseriding - Cortona ** Tennis - 6kms

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