Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House Wi. Pool "Reduced Rates!"(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Pool, 3 terraces, completely private
There are numerous (Michelin-rated) restaurants within a 15 minute drive of the villa offering some of the best of Tuscan cuisine at local prices.
The villa offers spacious, comfortable and tastefully appointed rooms. Entrance is into main floor which includes the Kitchen and Great Room with dining area. The Great Room boasts an authentic carved-stone wood burning fireplace, comfortable seating and an entertainment centre. French Doors provide a spectacular view of Lago di Montedoglio and the Appenines. Double doors provide access to the upper terrace where you can dine outdoors or sit comfortably while enjoying fantastic views of the lake and countryside.
The modern well appointed kitchen is fitted with dishwasher, oven, hood and fridge/freezer.
The 5 x 10m private pool and stone deck are situated on the lower terrace and are ideally positioned to capture the sun's rays, provide complete privacy and unspoiled views of the surrounding countryside. Sun loungers and outdoor furniture are provided. The lower Bedroom, including Bath, is directly accessible from the Pool.
The villa has 3 bedrooms each with queen beds, and wardrobes.
There is a main bathroom with tub and shower as well as a master ensuite, located off of the lower bedroom.
Things to Do:
Visit Sansepolcro (10 minutes) with its local and international shopping, museums and restaurants.
Spend an afternoon in Anghiari (20 minutes), voted the most beautiful hillside town in Italy.
Visit Caprese Michelangelo (20 minutes), the birthplace of the world's most renowned artist. View his home and the church where he was baptized (both open to the public).
Monterchi (20 minutes), is the Tuscan town famous for Piero della Francescas Madonna del Parto, and an important stop on the Piero della Francesco trail.
Just 35 minutes away is Arezzo, the county seat, where 'Life is Beautiful' was filmed and home of the largest antique market in the country (the first weekend of every month.)
The villa is centrally positioned for those who want to venture further a field. Florence, Pisa, Rimini, Sienna and Assisi are all potential day trips away. Even Rome is only a 3 hour drive but we prefer to take the train from Arezzo.
When considering which airport to arrive/depart from there are many options: Forli is the closest airport being only an hour drive from Il Castelletto. The airports at Bologna, Rome, Florence and Pisa offer an opportunity to combine a stay in the city with a stay in the villa.
Sansepolcro/Citta di Castello - 10 minutes
Anghiari - 20 minutes
Caprese Michelangelo - 20 minutes
Arezzo - 35 minutes
Cortona - 45 minutes
Umbertide - 25 minutes
Gubbio - 45 minutes
Assisi - 1 hour
Florence - 1.5 hours
Siena - 1.5 hours
Rome - 3 hours
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Member since: 2006
- 170 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Books are available as gifts left behind by guests and can be read/traded/returned/enjoyed by guests. Topics vary. Travel guides are in Middle Bedroom and should be left for benefit of future guests....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The house is located in a small rural hamlet in eastern Tuscany, and within an hour's drive to numerous historical cities, towns, and villages including activities such as: vineyards (grape/wine & olive); etruscan,medieval, and renaissance towns and monasteries, fabulous restaurants, local and international shopping, local markets (meats and produce), museums (art and history), and hiking trails.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Hello. My name is Colleen Jones. My husband, Jim Fantuz, and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and currently work as professionals in our city of 1.5 million people.
Why the Owner Chose Pieve Santo Stefano, Arezzo, Italy:
We chose this property for a number of reasons but primarily to provide us with an opportunity to own and experience a part of 'la dolce vita' in an area of Italy that is virtually unspoiled, private and yet, very close to all of the food and culture that you could possibly want.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is truly an unique villa situated at the southern, sun-catching edge of a small medieval hamlet (Brancialino) on 6 hectares (15 acres) of private property. The house and 4 terraces provide breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside; the Alpe de la Luna to the east, Lago de Montedoglio and Appenines to the west, all set in a wonderful rustic landscape of orchards and vineyards. The 400 year old structure offers all the amenities of a modern residence whilst maintaining the character of its 'rustic italiano' origins. Day trips are typically the rule here; Assissi, Gubbio, Lago di Trasimeno, San Moreno, San Leo, Bologna, Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, Siena, Anghiari, and Monterchi, to name but a few of the towns and locales within a 1 1/2 drive from the house. Of course, you can always take an overnight trip (by car or train from Arezzo) and visit the major cities of Rome, Florence, Milan, and/or Venice. Local restaurants favour Tuscan cuisine at prices that will leave you wondering how it is possible to serve such fabulous fare a such reasonable prices. These are restaurants frequented by the local populace; their success testament to 'non-turistico' clientele. Culture is abundant; Michaelangelo was born 20 minutes away in Caprese, St. Francis roamed the valley of the Tiber River on his way to La Verna (20 minutes from the house) and Piero della Francesco heralded from nearby Sansepolcro. His painting, Prato Madonna (the only known depiction of a pregnant Madonna), survives and can be viewed in nearby Monterchi. So, in summary, WHY THIS VILLA? It's unique location in the heart of eastern Tuscany affords you the opportunity of an authentic Italian experience (without having to deal with hordes of mind-numbing tourists) all within easy reach of major cultural, historical, and culinary centres.
- Primary: (403) 283-7959 (Alberta, Canada)
Links to more information:
View of Main Entrance, Front Terrace and Pool
View of Pool from Front Terrace
The Fireplace with Cinghale Emblem
Upper Terrace Dining Area
Upper Terrace dining area
Lower Bedroom with Queen Sized Bed and ensuite Bath. Doors to Pool.
Well appointed kitchen
Middle Terrace access from bedroom
il Castelletto Gate
South facing pool and deck. Note access to Lower Bedroom and Bath.
View toward west side of Villa showing part of Upper Terrace and Middle Terrace
Upper Terrace Sitting Area
The Dining Room. The table expands to seat 12 people.
Upper Bedroom with Queen size bed.
Middle Bedroom with Queen Sized bed
View from French Doors in Great Room overlooking Lago di Montedoglio
Sunset from Front Terrace
Sunset in Brancialino from the Castle above Il Castelletto
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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