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Beautiful historic apartment located in the centre of medieval village

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Lucignano, one of the most outstanding examples of a fortified Tuscan mediaeval village. Appartamento Giardino, a fully self-contained apartment located in a mediaeval building opening onto its own garden, right in the centre of the charming central Tuscan town of Lucignano.

The Space

Appartamento Giardino is located in a a converted frantoio, olive oil mill in the centre of the mediaeval town of Lucignano. There is a spacious living room with large open fire, kitchen and dining area, and an adjacent sleeping area for two. On this level is also a bathroom featuring a traditional rolled-top bath and separate shower. There is also a laundry with a front-loading washing machine. A staircase leads off this level to the garden and rear entry. The lower level features a large bedroom and also separate access to the garden. The garden is furnished with outdoor table, chairs and umbrella for the exclusive use of the apartment - an ideal place to relax.

Bed Configuration:

The apartment is set over two levels, the lower level contains the main bedroom with a king-sized bed (letto matrimoniale), this bedroom also has direct access to Appartamento Giardino's private garden.

On the main living level is another sleeping area containing a double bed.

In addition, all bedrooms have ceiling fans.

There is total sleeping accommodation for 4 people.

Interaction with Guests

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a local from Lucignano who speaks both Italian and English. She will provide information about the attractions of the town and of the surrounding area.

The Neighbourhood

Apartamento Giardino is located in the outer ring of the town in via Roma. Everything is in walking (just metres away from the front door!) distance, whether you want to get a morning caffe and cornetti, or have a meal in its many restaurants, or get supplies from the supermercato.

Getting around

Lucignano, known as the 'Pearl of the Val di Chiana' (Valley of Chiana) retains its complete mediaeval town plan. Viewed from the air, Lucignano is perfectly oval in shape. Apartamento Giardino is located in the heart of centro storico, the historic centre! Lucignano is incredibly well located in central Tuscany, exploring all the major historic centres is very straightforward. Florence and Siena are less than an hour away by road, and Cortona and Arezzo are less than 1/2 and hour away. Whilst Lucignano is a very beautiful town, it is not overrun with tourists and for those who wish to try out their Italian language skills, you will find the locals patient and friendly. If you have a car, parking is easily accessible from Apartamento Giardino

Other Things to Note

Please note: Unless otherwise agreed to, the minimum period of stay is 4 days. Discounts apply for long stays.

More Details

Owner
owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About owner/property manager

I am a designer based in Sydney, Australia who has just completed the extensive restoration and furnishing of this beautiful property in Lucignano, which is now available for holiday rental.

owner/property manager purchased this apartment in 2011

Why owner/property manager chose Arezzo Province

Lucignano is a very friendly town of about 1000 inhabitants situated in central Tuscany with easy access to many of the attractions of the region. I am sure you will find Lucignano as enchanting as my wife, Catherine and I have found it.

Amenities

Lucignano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Traditional roll-top bath, separate shower, toilet and bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • The apartment is set over two levels, the lower level contains the main bedroom with a king-sized bed (letto matrimoniale), this bedroom also has direct access to Appartamento Giardino's private garden. On the main living level is another sleeping area containing a double bed. (There is also an additional single convertible bed that can be used in either bedroom) In addition, all bedrooms have ceiling fans. There is total sleeping accommodation for 4 people.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wifi internet free

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful historic apartment located in the centre of medieval village
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

A rare gen in the middle of Tuscany.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this location because of its easy access to the autostrade. 30 minutes to Siena, 20 to Arrezzo. We were surprised by the attention to detail, comfort and hospitality. Lolita is great. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is ideally located to visit key areas in Tuscany and yet it also affords the opportunity for a more peaceful retreat in the hill town of Lucignano. The apartment is of a high standard and the garden is good for relaxing and for outdoor dining. The owner was most helpful and full of useful advice. Lucignano has good amenities for a town of its size. It's people are friendly and welcoming. This property is a very good base for exploring the heart of Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Geheimtipp in der Toscana

  • 5 of 5

Super E-Mail Kontakt zum Vermieter. Anreise gut beschrieben mit vielen Tipps.

Excellente Wohnung und schöner Garten mit schönem Ausblick, wie beschrieben und den guten Fotos.

Gute Lokale, Bäcker und kleiner Supermarkt in der direkten Nähe.

Guter Ausgangsort für Besichtigungen der tollen Städte in der Toscana.

Vielen Dank an Stuart, und für die Betreuung vor Ort an Lolita.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent property, exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully located property full of character and situated in a first class village. Tastefully furnished and with a lovely garden. Everything was accurately described in this website. The communication with the owner was first class and I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Das war genau die richtige Wahl

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten in Lucignano den idealen Ausgangort für Ausflüge in die schönsten Orte der Toskana. Auch Lucignano selbst ist ein place-to-be: Hervorragende Restaurants, super leckere Prezzi Pizza, das beste Eis und eine tolle Weinhandlung und überall freundliche Menschen. Die Wohnung bot allen erdenklichen Komfort, so dass uns manchmal die Entscheidung schwer fiel, ein Restaurant zu besuchen, wo es doch auch im Haus so gemütlich war. Der Kontakt vor Ort war super professionell.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Exellente location

  • 5 of 5

Maison duplex avec petit jardin, très bien équipée, vaste espace à vivre cuisine séjour , espace nuit pour 2 personnes fermé par des rideaux, salle de bain WC avec douche italienne et baignoire, + petite pièce pour lave linge au 1 er étage, et grande chambre au rdc. Confort de 1ere classe. Situation idéale au cœur de la Toscane, proche de Sienne Arrezo Florence Montepulciano.... Petite ville très calme et très sympa. Je recommande vivement cette location pour qui voudrait découvrir la Toscane. Très bon accueil également.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Porta S. Giusto (2 bars 150m from apartment)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1 super strada
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
La Tavernetta (2 restaurants 20m from apartment)
Car: recommended

Centrally located in the town of Lucignano. All day to day needs are within walking distance. In addition to restaurants, there are a number of bars and cafes in centro storico. There are two bars (one on either side of Porta S. Giusto - the main entry into the town) and one just inside the Porto. There are cafe's, pasticceria, butchers, banks, pharmacy and two supermarkets (supermercati) and a gelateria also within the town.

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Rates & Availability

Lucignano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Main
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
$764
$2,940
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$98
$623
$2,646
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $58.8
Additional Guest Fee $8.23 per person per night

Minimum period of stay is 3 days. Discounts apply for long stays
Free wifi

Central Heating:
Appartamento Giardino has central heating throughout. If you wish to use the central heating system, let the house manager know at check-in and she can read the gas meter in your presence. At the end of your stay, she will check the meter/s again and work out the usage charge. The rate is € 1/mc. Which works out, for the middle of winter (for example), would cost about €40-€90 or so for a week. Appartamento Giardino also has a beautiful traditional open fire (great for roasting chestnuts!) and firewood can be provided as well for a small additional charge based on usage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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