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View Across the River to House
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Castel San Niccolo
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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06Karen
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful slice of authentic Tuscan living.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon and were met on time by Alison, our charming host. She proved to be very knowledgable about the local area and its history and customs and gave us excellent suggestions. Everything we needed for a great week's vacation in an authentic Tuscan hill village was provided. There's even a selection of useful guidebooks to the area in the villa. We loved the food and wine of the area available in the village (which is just across the little bridge) and really enjoyed a couple of local festivals on that week (walking distance) - the cherry festival and the Notte Bianca (see photo). The latter had all the town out enjoying themselves throughout the night as shops stayed open. The local shops sell delicious cheeses and meats (see spread in photo) and fruit and vegetables. There are also some good restaurants nearby. But mainly we enjoyed cooking our own finds and relaxing with a wine on the private terrace and in the garden. Visits to the sanctuary of La Verna, a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary (see photo) and cultural trips to Arezzo, Anghiari, San Sepolchro and the lovely medieval town of Poppi rounded out the experience, although we were always a bit reluctant to leave the terrace! I hope to go back next year.

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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The village feel and amenity while having complete privacy and meals on the gorgeous terrace
Liked least: The steep climb up the hill and lack of wi-fi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jacqui H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“Soaked up the Village atmospehere & the church bells!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 for a stay in July 2011

My husband and daughters 8 & 11 and I arrived at the village by car.

We parked and headed up the cobbled stone path to open the beautiful black garden gate. I decided then we had been given our own private Eden.

When we closed the gate we had our own personal path leading to the open deck of the cottage over looking the village where we would have many a meal after a day's adventures over the next week.

This stone cottage lays majestically between the village bells & the castle bells. I loved every moment of the bells going. In Australia I do not live near church bells so i knew I was on holiday.

Each room has its own quaint feel & i loved the kitchen., this place is not for the 5 star hotel person although I love that too, this is for those who want to experience the culture & really feel they are a part of the town.

The big dining room was great to dress and the 4 of us would buy from the village and eat our fresh local produce.

The central court in town sells divine pizzas & the upstairs restaurant was wonderful!

Alison made us feel welcome and made sure every thing was ready on our arrival.

Poppi, near by, is truly beautiful and amazing at night to walk around, great to time it with a wine festival or another occasion, to see the streets lit up.

My husband wanted to explore Tuscany which meant leaving our haven, however, there was so much to see within 30 k in any direction I did not feel the need, but if one must leave the cottage, at least you know you will be back that evening to savour the view and the mountain air.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The enriching chance to csavour the heritage of the area. If you need Wifi, just sit in front of Lorenzo's delicatessen in the town.
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer as we had to leave !!! Due to other bookings we had made.
Traveling group: Young Children
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Kelly D
Melbourne
1 review
“Amazing house in sweet Tuscan village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2011

I stayed in this property with some friends a few years ago and could have stayed forever. The house is in good condition with a lovely historic feel and big rooms that make it easy for friends to share. It's easy to walk around the town and we enjoyed heading down to the farmers market on the weekend to pick up produce for cooking in the evening. The hearth is a wonderful feature in the kitchen. I believe the house was originally the old slaves' quarters to the castle above but I felt like the princess of my little Tuscan village. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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Liked best: the historic vibe of the house and the large terrace
Liked least: not having wi-fi (though it stopped me from checking emails!)
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rosemary...
Hope Island, Australia
1 review
“BARGAIN OF THE YEAR - HIDDEN HIDEAWAY GEM”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

A month my partner and I stayed in this Villa. We had no idea that the photos had not done justice to this character filled Villa. We were confronted with the quaintest village "Cosentino" crossed the Bridge over the river and set off for a fairly steep access though a relatively narrow cobblestone path. The short climb was well worth it because the Villa is set high which provides breathtaking views of the valley. Accommodation and facilities were very good indeed. The Villa had a lovely feel to it. Amazing rustic kitchen. The open air decking at the front was fabulous for outside dining, stunning views and the odd Cocktail!
We found this location perfect for our travels. We used this Villa as our base only one hour from Florence. We also travelled to Assisi, Orvieto, Arezzo, Bagnoregio etc from the our Villa stay. Poppy Castle is just 20 minutes away. The big plus was there was total privacy. We had a hire car but there was a bus service from the Village. We are saving up to go back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The View
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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