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“Perfect relaxing base for Florence, Sienna...”
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The spacious double bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom
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The spacious double bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom
Cottage Polvereto is the one on the right hand side of the building Sitting/dining/kitchen area with sat T.V receives BBC/CNN,CDplayer, comfy couches
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The spacious double bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom
Cottage Polvereto is the one on the right hand side of the building
Sitting/dining/kitchen area with sat T.V receives BBC/CNN,CDplayer, comfy couches
The large bedroom with double windows and views of the garden and countryside
The spacious bedroom with queen size double bed and spacious en-suite bathroom with shower
View of the house from the pool
The whole estate
Wooden loungers with mattresses to relax around the pool
The shady pergola outside
Another view of the pool
Aerial view
Large bathroom wash basin with vanity unit, big shower, w.c. and bidet. Loo with a view!!!
More statues and flowers everywhere
Aerial view
The entrance to Sant'Andrea a Cellole House/estate
View of the large pool for a real swim
Aerial view
The house seen from the west
Flowers and staues in the garden
The garden and pool
Gazebo with wooden loungers with matresses
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The driveway leading up to the cottage, pool and garden
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Montespertoli, Tuscany

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Jaggards
Norwich
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect relaxing base for Florence, Sienna, Certaldo, St Gigmiano”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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As you drive up and up and the road becomes a track the views just get better and better until you reach the property - and it is well worth the ten minute drive from the nearest town, Tavernelle. This is one of those places you hope will be a special place, where you can relax in real peace and quiet - one that will live up to the reviews and the photos - and everything was as we'd hoped. We had one of the three beautiful traditional apartments in this once-ruined Abbey type building, now a spectacular house with even more spectacular views, whether from the breakfast terrace, the sunlounger or the much- appreciated gorgeous pool. Hosts Adela and Mauro couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and knew all the best places to visit and to eat out, including some hidden gems. Their two dogs Nelson and Bounty occasionally made a visit to see us and were great characters, making us feel at home. (We have two dogs ourselves!). On top of this, it wasn't just a good location in terms of staying in a dream property with dream views, but it turned out to be perfectly positioned not too far from major roads for us to visit Florence, St Gigmiano, Certaldo, Volterra and our favourite, Sienna!
Would we recommend this place? Absolutely. Would we go back here to stay? Absolutely. Especially when it's less than 40 C!
Should I be telling everyone how great this pace is? Probably not - as we may not be able to get in next time round!!

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Liked best: Natural unspoilt environment/position
Liked least: Heat at night. It was still 30C!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Matthias...
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“Pure Relaxation”
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The house with garden and pool is pure relaxation. It is very quiet, while still cities and destinations are within easy reach. A car is a must. Adela and Mauro are great hosts, who sweetened our stay with lots of tips and recommendations. They could always support, were always open to chat and questions, while not at all pushy. The two dogs Nelson & Bounty are wonderful and so lovable. Everything was as described, clean and well maintained. For us it was the perfect location to discover Tuscany. Thank you Adela to make our vacation so restful and pleasant. All the best Steffi & Matthias

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Derry K
Maryland
1 review
“Perfect location and charming hosts.”
Reviewed October 4, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We just spent a week at this charming cottage. It is indeed the perfect location. It is off the main road, but still close enough to get to other spots easily. Adele is full of helpful hints and let us know about several events we would not have known about on our own.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet.
Liked least: Help and suggestions readily available upon request.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JillandHo...
Colne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A fabulous location and a very welcoming and thoughtful host.”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The estate is located perfectly between three top Tuscan attractions: Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. It is also extremely tranquil and relaxing as, although there are three cottages and a shared pool, the host does not accept small children. A shame for families with them, of course, but a real plus for those of us searching for peace and quiet.
There is no traffic noise at all and on a clear night the lack of light pollution guarantees wonderful starry skies.
Definitely recommended.

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shona_mac...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquility in Tuscany”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We spent an amazing 5 days in Adela's cottage for our honeymoon. The location in the Tuscan hills is absolutely stunning and very well located for lots of great trips out to towns nearby. The cottage itself was lovely and clean, and the swimming pool and gardens were perfect for relaxing after a hectic few weeks of wedding planning. Adela was so welcoming and helpful with lots of recommendations for things to do nearby. My top tip for the area would be a visit to the Antinori vineyard - a stunning piece of modern architecture with some great wine and a lovely restaurant for a spot of lunch, and only 15 minutes from the cottage! My only suggestion would be that when renting a car you consider something more substantial than a Fiat 500 - our little car struggled a bit with the gravel track leading to the cottage. Thank you Adela for making our visit to Tuscany such a memorable one, we definitely hope to come back some time in the future! x

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Geoff T
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super location, great hosts, right in the heart of Tuscany”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We've just returned from two weeks here. The place is better than the pictures, it sits on a hilltop at the end of an unpaved (but well maintained) dirt road. It's really peaceful, has stunning views, a wonderful garden and pool area. Everything is beautifully maintained. The house was delightfully furnished and had EVERYTHING one needs including a complete kitchen with all the utensils. (We're cooks and the food shopping nearby is excellent). Adele and her husband are terrific hosts. Florence & Sienna are close as well as tons of delightful little Tuscan villages. Top tip - read the folder Adele has put together. The recommendations of nearby villages away from the tourist crowds are gold!

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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SusanAlex...
London
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect Tuscan escape for two”
Reviewed July 16, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

We had searched high and low for a perfect place to stay in Tuscany, and found it online in this hillside cottage for two. It met all our expectations and beyond and really is as exquisite as it appears in the photos if not moreso.
It is the most tranquil setting – only three cottages (maximum 10 people in total and no-one under 14) sharing Adela and her husband’s wonderful hilltop castle setting. The garden is fragrant as well as beautiful with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. Each cottage has its own individual outside dining area complete with floral arbours to provide shade. The pool was so clean and refreshing with more than enough loungers with and without shade for all the guests to enjoy – often we had it to ourselves. The cottage itself was delightful, spotlessly clean, characterful and nicely furnished. Adela is the most incredible host and everything has been thought through to make guests stay as pleasurable and smooth as possible. Our cottage was well equipped with a washing machine and a dishwasher, all the kitchen utensils you might need on holiday, even a salad spinner. Start-up items were also thought of from dishwashing tablets, mosquito repellent devices and tea to balsamic vinegar and Adela’s very own delicious Olive Oil. Adela provides each cottage with a brilliantly useful dossier of local restaurants, directions and itineraries including routes to less obvious places of interest, and she was extremely helpful in making bookings and also suggestions that all made our stay even better and more memorable. We spent a blissful week mixing up relaxing (aka lazing) in the gorgeous garden and pool having simple salads and going exploring near and far. One week sped by too fast and we very much hope to return.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: slightly bumpy road nearing the property and being jumped on by a grasshopper (could have happened anywhere)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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