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The Watch Tower, unique holiday cottage in Tuscany

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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Medieval Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views. The tower is situated on the grounds of the castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located in front of the castle. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs. On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and...Medieval Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking views. The tower is situated on the grounds of the castle of Porciano, on the remains of the castle walls. Lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner, this fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located in front of the castle. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs. On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and microwave oven. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate. On the second floor a tiny living room with a large window is set up as a comfortable reading nook and writing space, perfect for updating one’s blog or working on that book! The third floor bedroom features a dormer window and two single beds (these cannot be pushed together). En-suite small bathroom with shower. Table and chairs in the garden beneath the tower Free Wi-Fi is available for guests in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking is within the estate or in a nearby area. More
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About the Owner
Martha S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
Interaction with guests
We speak English and Italian and can provide our customers with all the assistance and advice they may need in order to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We are able to offer our guests several kinds of courses and activities to complete a unique and unforgettable travel experience: Italian language courses, cooking classes, guided tours, guided excursions in the Casentino Forests National Park, horseback riding nearby, wine and food tastings, Ayurvedic massage, art history and history lectures, and much more. All our courses, activities, and lectures are given by qualified instructors and lecturers. A lovely golf course is only twenty minutes away, very near the hill town of Poppi.
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

Quiet, beautiful nature, great historic building and very friendly owner + manager Fede. absolutely unique!!

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Beat L
LightPacker556042, VR Owner at The Watch Tower, unique holiday cottage in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2019

Thanks a lot for being such nice guests! It was a pleasure to meet you and Rita!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Yard
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
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Is this vacation rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighborhood
The Borgo del Castello di Porciano offers the peace and hospitality of the upper valley of the Arno River, Casentino.The owner of the Castle of Porciano has restored and decorated some antique tuscan cottages built in the area once occupied by the age-old walls which surrounded the Castle. The stone cottages have been renovated respecting their original look and decorated with family furniture which gives a feeling of coziness and warmth. In this small village, at the foot of its Castle, you will be able to experience and explore the natural and artistic beauty of this lesser known corner of Tuscany. The village stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the lovely small town of Stia, built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet. The Romanesque Church in...
Getting around
Car is mandatory to enjoy the area! Public means of transportations are also available and work pretty well, but they don't reach some of the most interesting sights (as hilltop old city centers, etc.).
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