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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We have just got back from our wedding in Il Castagno at the beginning of May.

We had 70 of our friends and family stay at the venue in the apartments and villas. Everyone loved it!

Each apartment has its own facilities so each family could have their own space as well as communal areas. Two pools, lake and beautiful deer. We couldn’t have asked for more.

We cannot express how highly we thought of the staff and the venue! It was unbelievable. We do not get venues or help like that in the UK!
The staff at Il Castagno were so helpful from start to finish.

Everyone was commenting on how amazing it was and how brilliant the venue was. We already have guests wanting to go back on family trips next year.

All 70 guests stayed for 3 nights and used it as a base to explore Florence, Pisa, Siena, Voltera, San Gimignano. The roads are lovely to drive and the views are incredible.

Id like to thank the staff for all the help leading up the weekend, there were a lot of emails and I understand this takes a lot of time to do. I really appreciated the fact the staff also spoke amazing English as this wouldn't have been able to happen if they didn't - the staff have helped make our Italian dream wedding come true.

I would highly recommend for a wedding/long weekend or full holiday.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

An excellent place for those who want to live life in the Tuscan countryside. Accomodations very clean and well decorated. The lake is beautiful and invites for a beautiful walk. Great for weddings too!

Room tip: the rooms in the main house are beautiful and the rooms outside are lovely
Date of stay: September 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This property contains a large villa and several other old stone buildings with smaller 1 to 4 bedroom units. We stayed in "Arco" which had 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and was ideal for our family. Our travelling companions chose onother 1 bedroom unit next door. There were many other units to choose from , All very clean and modern with outfitted kitchens so you can have all of your meals there or go out. There is a good restaurant just at the end of the driveway, Il Castagno, and another, Boscotondo, just 2 km down the road. We enjoyed both of them. The location was superb. 10 min from Montaione and just 20 min. from San Gimignano or Volterra. Less than 1 hr drive to Siena or to the airport in Florence. You can easily use it as a home base and daytrip to the sites or spend time at the pool, the private lake or visiting the deer in the nearby forest. Teresa and Paola were wonderful hosts and very helpful with directions and restaurant info and even arranged for a private driver to take us to Assizi for the day.

Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
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IlCastagno-gambassi, Responsabile reception at Borgo Il Castagno, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Dear John,
thanks a lot for your review. It has been really a pleasure for us to host you, your family and your friends!
I wish you all the best.

Warm regards,
Teresa & Paola

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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a week with four families. Location is absolutely fabulous. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Nice swimming pool. However the apartments are really outdated: old furniture, beds and broken kitchen equipment in more then one apartment. I think it could do with total internal renovation.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
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IlCastagno-gambassi, Responsabile reception at Borgo Il Castagno, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Dear Freerk,
thanks for your review.
We try always to do our best, but sometimes the electric equipment betray us, above all at the beginning of the season after a long period of inactivity. Anyway we have been glad to had the possibility to host you here and if you will come back you will be surprised about the changes.
Best regards from Il Castagno!

Teresa

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Azienda agraria Il Castagno, we traveled with our 3 children. They fell in love with this place. It has a childrens playground, pool and a beautiful view! There is no air conditioning but they provide you with a fan. The temperature drops during night and it was perfect. Will be coming back soon!! The apartments are well equipped and beautiful.

Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
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IlCastagno-gambassi, Direttore generale at Borgo Il Castagno, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Thanks Allison for your review. I hope to have the possibility to host you here again in the future. I really hope so.
Best regards,

Maria Teresa

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