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Tuscany luxury apartment

Sleeps

Sleeps
5

Bathrooms

Bathrooms
2

Bedrooms

Bedrooms
2

Description

Casa Dario (2) is a large and spacious ground floor, 2 bedroom apartment, ideal for those looking to enjoy a family holiday in Tuscany, Italy. The apartment has been renovated to an extremely high standard providing holidaymakers with all the mod cons they could possibly want during their visit. There is a private garden with tabel and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. Guests staying here also enjoy use of a shared infinity swimming pool surrounded by luxury loungers. For those looking for something more active, a table tennis table is on hand. Bike rental is also available on site for those who would like to explore Tuscany on 2 wheels!

Inside, there is an extremely large living and dining area. The living area has a comfortable sofa and chairs arranged around a central focal fireplace. There is a sofa bed for those needing to accommodate an extra person. There is a fully equipped kitchen. Guests have use of a fridge with ice machine, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Doors lead from the kitchen to the garden. The property also has 2 lovely bedrooms, one with kingsize bed and the other with vintage bunk beds. There are 3 bathrooms. if required, a cot can also be provided on request for no additional charge.

Outside, guests have a private garden with outdoor furniture. It is also adjacent to a large grass field, an ideal place for children to play.

The apartment is located just 5 minutes from Castellina in Chianti where there is a good selection of shops. It is also easy to access Italy's public transport network from here allowing you to easily reach Tuscany's main towns and cities such as Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa, Montepulciano and Montalcino.

For those who want the freedom that self catering accommodation offers but who also want some of the perks that hotels offer, it's important to note that breakfast can be provided within the lovely breakfast room within the village. We can recommend you try this at least once during your stay! We can also provide a 'chef chez toi' service where a qualified chef will come to your villa and serve dinner in the comfort and privacy of your villa. 

Cookery courses, wine and olive oil tastings can also be arranged on request. Or, if you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation, massages can also be organised in the comfort of your own apartment. Please ask for further information.

Guests have WIFI internet access at the reception area of the main villa within the village.


Amenities

Swimming Pool

Communal

Property Type

Apartment

Bedrooms

2

Bathrooms

2

Sleeps

5

Amenities

BBQ

Internet Access

Washing Machine

Wi-Fi

Telephone

Hair Dryer

Fridge

Garden

Satellite TV

Dishwasher

Central Heating

Fire Place

Cot and High Chair

Microwave

Car Parking

Coffee Machine

Suitability

Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Pisa

Florence

Activities

Golf

Spa Treatments

Horseriding

Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking

Region

Tuscany

Rental rates

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
19 Aug 2017 09 Sep 2017 1,900 4+ nights
10 Sep 2017 07 Oct 2017 1,700 3+ nights
08 Oct 2017 01 Nov 2017 1,250 3+ nights
23 Dec 2017 06 Jan 2018 1,700 4+ nights

There is a minimum 3 night rental period in low season, 4 nights in mid season and 7 nights in peak season. In peak season, rentals are from Saturday to Saturday only.

Reviews

J Mckenna
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We stayed at this villa for two weeks in August with our two young sons and had a lovely relaxing holiday...

However, if you are looking for total privacy this is not the type of villa you should book. The "resort" is a medieval village that has been restored into 12 villas and a manor house with 9 B&B bedrooms. This did mean that the pool could get busy and there was often a real mix of people at the pool, from younger couples and older couples who often made us feel uncomfortable making any kind of noise, to a few big families with teenagers playing rough in the pool. Also the pool was extremely cold and our boys could not play in it any longer that 15 minutes without having to get out and warm up in a towel. The on site staff were very helpful, spoke excellent English, and I would recommend the wine tasting on offer, they also introduce you to some local cheeses and cold cuts. However the check in was very rushed and I did not feel we had a good enough introduction to our villa, meaning we missed some key points of the villa, e.g. The bunk beds are very high, 6 foot for the top and the floor is a hard terracotta stone, so we spent the first 10 days religiously placing the sofa cushions on the bedroom floor in case our son fell out, on our 11th day I found a bar that went across the top bunk making it safe. The staff simply opened the door and showed us the kitchen and then left. The villa itself was of a high standard with a fantastic living/dining room, and a kitchen leading directly out to our semi private outside eating area. I did manage it see inside many of the other villas, as the staff let me see during their switch over cleans, and felt the other villas had smaller darker living rooms. The living room had fabulous bi folding doors out onto another garden shared by several other villas, the views and sun sets from this garden were spectacular. We felt that this villa was the best for our needs a good sized master bedroom with great bathroom, and our sons shared a set if bunk beds and had this own en suite also. We also has a handy third bathroom by the main entrance. Lots of wardrobe space, and hangars. The kitchen was well arranged and I was delighted with the array of dishes, glasses and cutlery, the dishwasher and washing machine came with powder for both, and the coffee maker had filters available too. The weren't many down sides to this villa, but some visitors may have found them intolerable. The main living space was single story with huge vaulted ceilings, but the bedrooms had another villa above them, during our first week we had a rather large and noisy french family upstairs who woke us up most mornings at around 7 am with kids running around and moving furniture. Also disappointing was the TV had no DVD player and only one English Channel, even though they advertised that they had sat TV, often after a busy day we like the kids to wind down with a movie, but we played some games instead. Our outside dinning area was quite private, but not totally, and we could not enjoy the beautiful sun sets from this side, but breakfast was delightful, I would suggest that the management trim back the hedge by our fence as our view over the other hill and valley was somewhat obscured. We found the location excellent, 5 minute drive into the lovely village of Castellina with some great restaraunts and 2 fabulous ice cream shops, one in the tunnels and our favourite on the main road. We visited Sienna, San Gimignano, Greve, and Radda from here all easy distances and made for some delightful days out. At the bottom of the drive way of the Borgo Pietrafitta is the restaraunt Nv.ari which I will do a separate review on, but suffice to say we had several excellent meals here, and it was great to be able to walk to it, as every other trip needed a car. All in all a lovely family holiday, we've never done a villa holiday before in a "resort" and not sure we will again, but I would recommend this particular villa to families as long as they are fully prepared for the fact that this is not private.
Aug 2014

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