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Details of IRIS apt. (2+3 sleeps):
90 square metres, 2 very large rooms – this 1 level splendid apartment enjoys of great privacy becouse it is located on the first floor in the most historical wing of the Villa, with its own private entrance. It is a popular choice for couples on their honeymoon but it is perfect also for small family groups .
Far from the typology of the other ones, this apartment is a wonderful suite with all comforts of a furnished apartment. You find a very spacious open plan living/dining area with 1 Sleeper Sofa-Queen plus 1 single sofa/divans, fully equipped kitchen and dining table for 8. On the same floor there is 1 one queen sized bedroom, with a wardrobe space, and a well appointed bathroom with shower. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 very large din-liv room.
Sleeps 2/5: 2 are the guests accommodated in beds other 3 guests can be accommodated on
the sofa/divans, present in the liv-room ( Surcharge due to over-occupancy accommodated on a sofa/divan is
euro 10 per/day, 50 per/week).-


Torre del Guado property 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: 3 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): 3 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.


This apartment has a small porch and a private garden furniture under the outdoor stairs.

All the apartments ( from 2+ to 4+ guests) are tastefully and stylishly decorated thanks to a carefully selected colour scheme of warm, pastel shades (yellow, apricot, indigo, mauve) and enjoy plenty of natural light along with panoramic views of the tuscan landscape and the foothills of the Apennines and valley. 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 ). Available, on demand, in every apartment, Wireless connection. All linens, including swimming pool towels and tables cloths, fans and windows mosquito-nets are provided. Highchairs for babies, iron and hair dryer free on demand. Baby-cot on demand (extra € 5 per/day). The sofa/divan, present in each liv-room, can be transformed into a second double or single bed. Each apartment is furnished for private outdoor dining area with sunshade and garden forniture.

INFO:
Rates quoted are for the number of guests accommodated in the beds : 2.
Daily surcharge due to over-occupancy accommodated on a sofa/divan is euro 10 per/day, 60 per/week.
*PRICES INCLUDE: Wireless connection, Use of pool, 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.
* In the price not included : the individual heating ( when required is calculated based on consumption:
each apartment has its counter), baby cot ( € 7 per/day), final cleaning for the pets ( Euro 20).
*Shorter periods available in off-season (2 day minimum).
Check-in: from 5 pm until 8 pm, for later check-ins please call the following telephone number: +39 0575 720685
Check Out: before 10am ( not flexible).
Deposit required to confirm a booking is 30% with balance due on Check out.
A Security deposit of euro 150 is due on arrival and fully refundable upon departure.

Summary:

Splendid self-catering apartment, accommodation for 2/5 guests (2 in the beds. Other 3 on the double sofabed), with panoramic views and excellent services. Arezzo-Cortona-Siena area.

Facilities

Property type: Country house

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in On liv-room, 1 single sofa bed located in on liv-room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Leisure:
Table tennis
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Crockery
Cutlery
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Microwave
Oven
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Tennis court
Extra information (_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,)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Smoking
Pets (We ask 20 Euro for final cleaning.)

Sports and activities

Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Sports Center
Tennis
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 31.05.2014


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Discounts and extras

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Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
31st May to 27th June 3 Weeks 10%
28th June to 22nd August 3 Weeks 10%
23rd August to 26th September 3 Months 10%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
26th April to 26th September 7 Days 10%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Baby-cot All year baby

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Rates quoted are for the number of guests accommodated in the beds ( 2). Surcharge due to over-occupancy accommodated on a sofa/divan or on an additional bed : Euro 10 per/day, € 60 per/ week All year person

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Heating: on consumption, the price is Euro 5 per/m3 1st January to 31st January m3

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Heating: on consumption, the price is Euro 5 per/m3 1st February to 28th February m3

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Heating: on consumption, the price is Euro 5 per/m3 1st March to 31st March m3

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Heating: on consumption, the price is Euro 5 per/m3 1st November to 30th November m3

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Heating: on consumption, the price is Euro 5 per/m3 1st December to 31st December m3

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extra for pets All year N/A £14.56 per week

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Location

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Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 90km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3km
  • Nearest supermarket: 3km
  • Florence Airport: 89km
  • Florence 89 km: 89km
  • Forlì 90 km: 90km
  • Rome 180 km: 180km

Reviews

2 out of 2 people recommend staying here

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It is a wonderful property, an old Tuscan villa which has been beautifully redone with great attention to retain historical charm while making it comfortably modern. The pool is very nice, great for kids and adults, and the grounds are very, very nice. The surrounding area is pretty - our favourite finds were the nearby medieval village of Anghiari and the monestary at LaVerna. You are in the country, though, so be prepared to drive .75-1.5 hours to some of the more well-known Tuscan towns or landmarks. The owners are wonderful, as well. Our daughter was taken ill and they were very kind and helpful.
Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in Sansepolcro, ItalyRating5 out of 5Tuscany at its bestA and A Bishops Stortford Review Submitted: July 29, 2008 Date of Stay: June 2008 The self contained cottages and apartment are very well appointed and in a beautiful setting. It is in a very quiet location,but close to the beautiful small walled town of Sanseplocro with restaurants and museums. Torre del Guado with lovely grounds and pool is in a perfect situation for both relaxing and sightseeing in Tuscany and Umbria. We have been two years running and have already booked for next year! You will get a very friendly and heplful welcome there. Enjoy!
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IRIS is a wonderful apartment offering privacy and access to the extensive grounds of the villa. A very relaxing venue surrounded by the beautiful Tuscany landscape. The apartment has been maintained to an exceptionally high standard and we would certainly consider revisiting this property for a holiday again in the future.
Property/Unit :Tuscany villa: Apt. Iris ƒ+3) - "Panoramic position, ecological pool and excellent facilities, sleeps 16+"Property Location: World, Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Arezzo Area, Anghiari - Sansepolcro areaReviewer NickName: A and AReviewer Location: Bishops StortfordDate of Arrival: Jun 7, 2008Name on Contract : A CarrReview Rating: 5/5Review Title: 134041 - "Tuscany at its best""The self contained cottages and apartment are very well appointed and in a beautiful setting. It is in a very quiet location,but close to the beautiful small walled town of Sanseplocro with restaurants and museums.Torre del Guado with lovely grounds and pool is in a perfect situation for both relaxing and sightseeing in Tuscany and Umbria.We have been two years running and have already booked for next year!You will get a very friendly and heplful welcome there. Enjoy!"annefcarr@talktalk.net
*** Review Information *************************************Property/Unit : 10606/Tuscany villa: Apt. Iris Ä+3) - "Panoramic position, ecological pool and excellent facilities, sleeps 16+"Property Location: World, Europe, Italy, Tuscany, Arezzo Area, Anghiari - Sansepolcro areaReviewer NickName: A and AReviewer Location: Bishops StortfordDate of Arrival : Jun 7, 2008Name on Contract : A CarrReview Rating : 5/5Review Title : 134041 - "Tuscany at its best""The self contained cottages and apartment are very well appointed and in a beautiful setting. It is in a very quiet location,but close to the beautiful small walled town of Sanseplocro with restaurants and museums.Torre del Guado with lovely grounds and pool is in a perfect situation for both relaxing and sightseeing in Tuscany and Umbria.We have been two years running and have already booked for next year!You will get a very friendly and heplful welcome there. Enjoy!"
DolceToronto TorontoMay 2, 2007 We have recently returned from a wonderful week's stay at Torre del Guado. Iris, 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 TripAdvisor Member: o Liked — Location, interior decoration and cleanliness o Disliked — n/a This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. DolceToronto's SummaryDate of Stay: May, 2007Traveled with: Spouse / significant otherVisit was for: Hobbies / interest / cultureAge group: 50-64• My ratings for this hotel are: o Value o Rooms o Location o Cleanliness o Check in / front desk Would I recommend this hotel to my best friend?absolutely! I recommend this hotel for:A romantic getaway, Older travelers, Families with young children, Tourists I do not recommend this hotel for:People with disabilities I selected this hotel as a top choice for:Museums / Cultural / Historical sites, Great food / Wine
Agosto 2006"Mattia e Giuseppe!We miss you both very much, and we wish we were at Torre del Guado.We hope to visit you both soon and we are so grateful (apprezzi) for everything that you and Giuseppe did to help us - we will never forget you (non li dimenticheremo mai).I hope my Italian makes sense - please forgive me if it does not.We will keep in touch.Grazie Mille! CiaoKiwe and Tom"Traveller rating: Tuscany: Country House Torre del Guado: "We all loved Torre Del Guado"12 Aug 2006: A TripAdvisor Member, london We have just returned from 2 weeks at Torre Del Guado. It was a wonderful place with great accomodation which was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is a great pool, table tennis, volleyball and bikes for adults and children. Mattia, the owner, is always on hand to help with booking trips etc and keeps the grounds in excellent condition. She is a really lovely woman and is determined to ensure that you enjoy your stay.We loved this holiday and will definitely be returning.This TripAdvisor Member: What did you like best about the accommodation? Cleanliness & spaciousRecommended. Review by Nahoko Ohashi from UK Christmas 2005, 1 week LocationThe manor house sat in a very green country. Their private garden was immense which was surrounded by farms so there was plenty of privacy and tranquility. Very pretty landscape ... the estate itself was in the centre of the valley so you were in the middle of the green open space but at the same time surrounded in the distant by the Appenines and Tuscan rolling hills/hilltop towns ... kind of like being in the middle of the open theatre, absolutely charming.The owner couple Mattia and Giuseppe lived in the same estate. They were extremely friendly, hospitable, caring, and were very helpful in giving us advice as to where to visit, where to eat, where to buy, etc. As many Italians are, they were great with our 1 year old daughter, almost as if they were her real aunt/uncle! By the time we were to leave, our normally very shy daughter would happily be taken in Mattia's arms which was just fantastic.Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?We would definitely recommend Torre del Guado. If you are looking for a green, peaceful and relaxing vacation, not being swamped by mass tourism, but at the same time enjoy what Italy can offer (fantastic food, charming historical cities, shopping, etc.) this is it!apartments on an estate near Arezzo, Tuscany East
Mattia e Giuseppe! We miss you both very much, and we wish we were at Torre del Guado. Adesso, siamo in Olbia Sardegna - Olbia è bellisima! Stiamo spendendo molto tempo alla spiaggia e piscina, è molto tranquilo. We hope to visit you both soon and we are so grateful (apprezzi) for everything that you and Giuseppe did to help us - we will never forget you (non li dimenticheremo mai). I hope my Italian makes sense - please forgive me if it does not. We will keep in touch. Grazie Mille! CiaoKiwe and Tom
Traveller rating: Tuscany: Country House Torre del Guado: "We all loved Torre Del Guado"12 Aug 2006: A TripAdvisor Member, london We have just returned from 2 weeks at Torre Del Guado. It was a wonderful place with great accomodation which was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is a great pool, table tennis, volleyball and bikes for adults and children. Mattia, the owner, is always on hand to help with booking trips etc and keeps the grounds in excellent condition. She is a really lovely woman and is determined to ensure that you enjoy your stay.We loved this holiday and will definitely be returning.This TripAdvisor Member: What did you like best about the accommodation? Cleanliness & spacious
Review 1945: Torre del Guado, Apartmentwww.torredelguado.com Recommended. Review by Nahoko Ohashi from UK apartments on an estate near Arezzo, Tuscany East -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WhenChristmas 2005, 1 week LocationThe manor house sat in a very green country. Their private garden was immense which was surrounded by farms so there was plenty of privacy and tranquility. Very pretty landscape ... the estate itself was in the centre of the valley so you were in the middle of the green open space but at the same time surrounded in the distant by the Appenines and Tuscan rolling hills/hilltop towns ... kind of like being in the middle of the open theatre, absolutely charming.Nearby AmenitiesThe closest town Sansepolcro was about 5 minutes drive. We were just so impressed with how beautiful and charming this relatively unknown town was! Many bars where you can enjoy from cappuccino to aperitif, fresh grocers with lots of local products, great butcher (salami and prosciutto are hand made by the owner butcher who keeps his pigs/cattles at a nearby farm where they are raised in open space), fantastic restaurants (very refined ones too!), and very chic boutiques.Also to note is a family-run lovely organic vegetable shop we found in a nearby village called San Leo ... our 1 year old daughter absolutely loved their carrots & apples!The House/ApartmentA couple of hundred years old building (the oldest part of the building dates back to 13th century!) was restored to the highest quality by the owner couple, Mattia and Giuseppe. We stayed in one of their tastefully decorated five apartments in the estate.GardenThere was an ecological swimming pool (they don't use chlorine!) and a nice covered gazebo. We would definitely enjoy them at our next visit in the summer.Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living AreasApartment was furnished to a high standard to the finest details, following rustic but chic Tuscan country style. They were not too posh nor too luxurious but welcoming and tasteful, making you feel very much at home. All rooms were shiny clean and comfortable. We paricularly enjoyed the wood fireplace in the living room.Bedrooms/BathroomsSame with bedroom and bathroom, they were clean, comfortable and very well maintained.KitchenKitchen was very functional and had everything you needed to cook full meals. When we got a bit tired of eating out at restaurants we would cook simple pastas accompanied by freshest buffalo mozzarella cheese, prosciutto and Tuscan red wine ... how we miss them!!Agency and Representatives (and price)The owner couple Mattia and Giuseppe lived in the same estate. They were extremely friendly, hospitable, caring, and were very helpful in giving us advice as to where to visit, where to eat, where to buy, etc. As many Italians are, they were great with our 1 year old daughter, almost as if they were her real aunt/uncle! By the time we were to leave, our normally very shy daughter would happily be taken in Mattia's arms which was just fantastic.Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?We would definitely recommend Torre del Guado. If you are looking for a green, peaceful and relaxing vacation, not being swamped by mass tourism, but at the same time enjoy what Italy can offer (fantastic food, charming historical cities, shopping, etc.) this is it!Their apartments are very cozy, nice, clean, exactly what you'd expect from a Tuscan country house and we found their price very reasonable to what we got. Giuseppe and Mattia will make sure that you are happy and will assist you throughout your stay. We've decided that we'd go back to visit them again this summer.Things to do in this areaSightseeing (Arezzo 30min drive, Perugia 1hr). There were also many less known small historical towns/villages (Anghiari, Sansepolcro, Citta' di Castello, etc.) which were great for morning/evening strolls. Horseriding, trekking (the Appenines). Shopping was fantastic (Arezzo, Sansepolcro, Citta' di Castello). Countless lovely restaurants. If you are porcini/truffle lover, you should try restaurants in Caprese Michelangelo (30min), the natal village of the great painter Michelangelo! It was our first time to visit this part of Tuscany and we just loved it ... local Italians' way of life was still very much present in this area.This review is the opinion of a Slow Travel member and not of Slow Travel, Inc.

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