Splendid self-catering apartment ì, accommodation for 2/4 guests (2 in the beds. Other 2 on the double sofabed), with panoramic views and excellent services. Arezzo-Cortona-Siena area.
Torre del Guado Country House is an impressive stone manor house placed amidst the natural scenery of the Upper Tiber Valley, close to Arezzo–Cortona and within easy driving distance of Florence, Siena and other cities of art. The villa looks out at the magnificent medieval towns of Anghiari, perched on a hill, and Sansepolcro, birthplace of the great painter Piero della Francesca.
The villa’s accommodation consists of 2 suggestive reception rooms and 5 refined self-catering vacation-accommodations, of different sizes and typology, with excellent facilities. The whole holiday house inside very large secure beautifully maintained equipped gardens (20.000 mq) with the panoramic 15X7 swimming pool (open from May to September).
The farmhouse Torre del Guado, with its spacious apartments, with private kitchen, washing machine, and living room with sofa beds, is ideal for families ( if many familiar groups, the whole property can be rented), as well as for couples ( like honeymoon) or business traveller looking for one double bed apartment.
As well as relaxing and a base for touring, our holiday farmhouse gives you the possibility to experience unforgettable moments as only a place in Tuscany can and, with its reception rooms plus the park inside the spectacular tuscan landscape, is a superb birthdays, cerimonies and weddings location in tuscany (with optional catering service on request).
Museums, cultural sites, thermal baths, golf, tennis courts, horse-riding, shops, typical tuscan restaurants available at short driving distance.
The Torre del Guado villa can be rented as a whole or as 5 separate apartments.
Outside : In the centre of large and beautifully maintained gardens (20.000 mq), where you may stroll through vast green areas and enjoy a spectacular view on the tuscan landscape, there is the panoramic and equipped 15X7 swimming pool (purified through filters with sea salt widhout the bother of the chlorine) with outside shower, for only guests’ use and relax. The gardens provide, also, plenty of garden furniture: gazebos, sun-beds, tables, chairs, sunshade and a playing and barbecue area.
Facilities on site :
_5 self-catering apartments (each one for 2/6 sleeps), entirely independent and with entry from the garden, Each unit is furnished for outdoor dining, its washing machine, linens, towels, swimming pool towels and tables clothes, Cooling fans, windows mosquito-nets
_By request: available free highchairs for babies, iron & board and hair-dryer
-On demand: cots ( extra € 7 per/day), free Wireless connection, unlimited access.
_ Well-tended and equipped garden (20000 mq): 2 Covered gazebos plus BBQ area, _Panoramic (15X7m) ecologic swimming pool (purification through filters with sea salt widhout the bother of the chlorine) plus outside shower, reserved to our guests only
-Private parking plus a covered parking space for each unit,
_Free use of Mountain-bikes, Ping-pong, Mini volley & Table football,
_Large ancient rooms for Cerimonies, Weddings, meetings and cultural events,
Upon request, available private cooking for groups through service catering.
Activities in the proximities :
**For those in search of peace and tranquillity:
The perfect environment for tuscan natural beauty and relaxation, visitors to the holiday house Torre del Guado can enjoy relaxing swims in the pool or pleasant hiking and cycling trips around the stunning tuscan landscape of the tall valley or along the Tiber shores.
**For those of you who prefer to indulge in sporting activities:
Trekking, Biking, fishing at 3 km, Windsurfing on the near Montedoglio lake ( 7 kms), Golf (18 holes) 6 kms away, Horse-riding plus school at 2 and 6 kms tennis courts and and five-a-side football at 2 kms, a very equipped modern gym and professional instructors, sauna, Turkish bath... at 3 kms, in Sansepolcro.
The Adriatico sea at approximately one hour driving.
**For other interests:
-Thermal baths ( Fontecchio) and beauty farm 14 kms, short driving to Museums, Cultural sites.
-Antiquarys objects ( Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Arezzo),
- Events : in Arezzo: Fiera Antiquaria ,Antique fair , (every first Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday) and “The merry-go-round of the Saracino” (on the first Sunday in June and September, at Anghiari Handicraft market of Valtiberina ( last week of April and first week of May), at Sansepolcro Fiera dellAntiquariato (Antique Fair) and Palio della balestra, “Old crossbow game”, ( second Sunday in September), the Palio of Siena (July and August), Festival of the two worlds in Spoleto (June-July), Umbria Jazz in Perugia (July), Festival of the nations and the Cinema Festival in Città di Castello (August-September).
* For people interested in finding a real bargain in the world of "haute couture" (womens and mens) there is, nearby, a small, exclusive shopping centre called The Mall, factory outlets of Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and other top designer labels. Not far away there is a similar Prada outlet.
Details on the apartment Ginestra (2+2 sleeps):
75 square metres , 2 rooms - this 2 level apartment is cheerfully decorated in yellow shades. Open plan living/dining with 1 double sofabed, fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 4, plus fireplace. The upper level features 1 queen sized bedroom, with a wardrobe space and the well appointed bathroom with shower. Private outdoor patio with sunshade. This spacious one bedroom apartment may easily accommodate 2+2 guests. 2 are the guests accommodated in beds. Other 2 guests can be accommodated on the double sofabed .
All the apartments are tastefully and stylishly decorated thanks to a carefully selected colour scheme and enjoy plenty of natural light along with panoramic views of the tuscan landscape. Each self catering accommodation has its independent entry on the ground floor from the garden, own fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen-corner (4 plates, gas, refrigerator, ice compartment, electric oven, toaster..), 1 bathroom, with shower, bidet, sink, WC, and all the benefits of modern technology ( Satellite TV, individual washing machine and heating ). All linens, including swimming pool towels and tables cloths, fans and windows mosquito-nets are provided. On demand available: free Highchairs, iron, hair dryer Wireless connection, Baby-cot (extra € 7 per/day). The sofa/divan, present in each liv-room, can be transformed into another double or single bed.
**The rates are weekly and inclusive of WIFI, use of pool ( open from May to September), Linens including pool towels, Water, Electricity, Gas, Private covered parking, Washing-machine, Weekly laundry change, Final cleaning, Highchairs and Use of the mountain bikes, All Taxes (IVA 10%).
** The price does not include : Individual heating that , when required, is charged on the spot according to usage, the final cleaning for the presence of a pet ( € 20 ),
use of a cot ( € 7 /day).
-All rooms are furnished with sheets, towels and table linen.
-Check-in: Saturday day from 4 pm to 8 pm check-out: Saturday within 10,00 am.
-Upon request, available daily cleaning: on payment.
-Security: € 150 for apartment: the deposit will be returned on your departure.
-During the booking it is in demand a down payment equal to the 30% of the whole cost of the stay.
by bank transfer or credit card. Final Payment at check out.
We stayed at the property for one week (husband, wife and 2 boys aged 8 and 6 years old) in early July 2012 . We had a fabulous time! The property is large, spacious and well-appointed.
Luckily, we were the only guests at the property during our stay which meant we had unrestricted access to the pool and owners attention.
Owners are a lovely couple who are very helpful and friendly. They were kind to share all the relevant information around the area, including great wines and a wonderful hill-top pizzeria! As a bonus, we also received fresh eggs from a friendly neighbour.
This country home is conveniently located close to the town, far but not so far...overall Pisa is 2.5 hrs away, Florence is 1.5 hrs away while Cortona is under an hours drive!
The appartments as depicted on the website are finished to a high standard, very comfortable and spacious The grounds are well maintained as is the pool and deck area.
The owner through his charming and warm welcome set the tone for the stay.
An excellent venue for chilling out by the pool
with plenty of well know and lesser but equally worthwhile places to visit within striking distance.
If I found myself back in this part of Italy I would certainly return.
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DolceToronto TorontoMay 2, 2007 We have recently returned from a wonderful week's stay at Torre del Guado. Ginestra, the apartment we rented, was beautifully and tastefully furnished and was spotlessly clean. The owners, Giuseppe and Mattia, were very friendly and accommodating.We chose this property in part because of its proximity to the delightful medieval town of Sansepolcro which is a five minute drive away. One has the advantage of being close to shops and excellent restaurants while still enjoying the absolute tranquillity of the open country around the property. Torre del Guado is also an ideal location for day trips to Urbino, Gubbio, Arezzo and Assisi and the nearby villages of Monterchi and Anghiari. Not to be missed are the wondrous frescoes of della Francesca in Monterchi, Sansepolcro and Arezzo.We look forward to returning at the earliest possible opportunity.This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mattia,Went to Spello yesterday,it was wonderful,they had the Corpus Christi flower festival many people,but lovely. we had a wonderful week at the House and will tell all our nice friends about it! Best wishes, Gisella Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject: Re: arrival june 6thDate: Thu, 4 Jun 2009
Hello Mattia, All is well here - glad you are busy, but I am so glad we were able to spend such wonderful time together when we were at your home. We are still planning to come there in 2 years (maybe sooner) and we will go to Sicilia together - Trapani! I also need to write a review in Slow Travel for you! My pleasure! Take good care and ciao to Giuseppe. hugs and kisses too, Andrea
Hello! How are you? Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you. My computer has had problems.... All is well - we talk about you and Giuseppe every day! We miss you, and Isabella misses you so much! She asks about Teo and Mia all the time! We had the most wonderful time with you and your home is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Please let us keep in touch and write to each other. All the best to you both, Andrea
1 double sofa bed located in in the liv room 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Entertainment and IT:
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air conditioning:
Central heating Open fire
Fridge Freezer Hair dryer Iron / board
Oven Toaster Towels / linen Washing machine
Barbecue Outside lighting Parking
Private garden Tennis court
_Wireless connection, on demand unlimited access in every apartment,
_Each unit is furnished for outdoor dining area, its washing machine, linens, towels, swimming pool towels and tables clothes, fans, Window Screens, independent heating with counter.
_By request: cots ( extra € 7 per/day) and highchairs for babies, iron & board and hair-dryer available,
_ Private parking plus a covered parking space for each unit,