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IL CASTELLETTO - FABULOUS RUSTIC HOUSE WI. POOL OVERLOOKING LAGO DI MONTEDOGLIO

Colleen Jones & Jim Fantuz

Advertiser since 2006
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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IL CASTELLETTO - FABULOUS RUSTIC HOUSE WI. POOL OVERLOOKING LAGO DI MONTEDOGLIO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pieve Santo Stefano - Il Castelletto

House, 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6), 2 Baths, Pool, 3 terraces, completely private

Il Castelletto is a private, 170 square metre, villa located in the heart of eastern Tuscany. It is situated on 6 hectares (15 acres) and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains (Alpe de la Luna) and lake (Lago di Montedoglio).

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.

Getting There

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.

Touring Ideas

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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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Jones & Jim Fantuz (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About Colleen Jones & Jim Fantuz

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.

Colleen Jones & Jim Fantuz purchased this house in 2006

Why Colleen Jones & Jim Fantuz chose Pieve Santo Stefano

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can I say? This was my second visit with my mom & friends and it just gets better with each visit. The house is fantastic with amazing views from practically every room. What is really unique aside from the blend of rustic charm & modern conveniences is that the house provides all kinds of sanctuary for anyone who wishes some private space to soak in this magical part of Tuscany. Set in the countryside, the house is central to so many charming places to visit either for a day, morning or afternoon. One should take care that they don't get charmed to death! Perhaps the best part is the location is off the beaten path, so it is easier to experience the region without butting heads with a lot of tourists. The rolling terrain offers more variety of color and contrasts compared to the Chianti region further west. The charm of Sansepolcro and the people of the region allows the visitor to acclinmate so easily. The province of arezzo is genuine! Wonder, charm & adventure are within a stones throw in all directions. I cannot say enough about how much I love this place and would wholeheartedly encourage a stay there!
Jul 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House wi. Pool overlooking Lago di Montedoglio
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House wi. Pool overlooking Lago di Montedoglio
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-(403) 283-7959 (Alberta, Canada)
Pieve Santo Stefano Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Incredibel holiday memories in Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
Our holiday in Tuscany at IL CASTELLETTO was incredible. The villa is amazing and is stocked with everything. The location and views are fantastic. We had daily visits from two of the locals, Lasa the dog and Carmella the cat. In fact, both of them showed up on the doorstep the day we left. We spent seven wonderful nights at the villa and did day trips around the area, including trips to the grocery store in Sansepolcro. Knowing a little bit of Italian goes a long way and my limited knowledge helped. I would definitely recommend a trip to the medieval village of Anghiari. It was one of our favourite places in Tuscany. Also caught the train to Florence one day (one day is definitely not enough though). Very hot in August, so the pool definitely came in handy. Our two teens spent time in the pool everyday. This villa is an amazing place to spend time while in Tuscany and I look forward to going back someday.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris, Dianne, et al............your review is very much appreciated and will help to market the property to future and prospective Clients.
Jim & Colleen
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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House wi. Pool overlooking Lago di Montedoglio
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Pieve Santo Stefano Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
London
5

Beautiful house, view, pool, off beaten track

  • 5 out of 5
Great house, very comfortable and tasteful, with lots of different spaces outside and an amazing view. Really well equipped kitchen. Feels like a real home with character, but also comfort and luxory. Everything works. There are neighbours, which I always think is a comfort, but they are practically invisible, which is also good!. Local town is interesting and attractive, but not overrun with tourists, and there are several other similar places around. Definitely would recommend this and would love to go back.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Il Castelletto - Fabulous Rustic House wi. Pool overlooking Lago di Montedoglio
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-(403) 283-7959 (Alberta, Canada)
Pieve Santo Stefano Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Newfoundland
5

The best family vacation of our lives!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed at this property two summers in a row. Our first vacation was in August of 2009, the summer was hot and the villa was the perfect place to relax by the pool, soak up the great Italian sun drinking prosecco! Our most recent visit was September of 2010! We loved our visits. The location is ideally situated, in a very private sub community in the hills of Sansepolcro....I could only hope to make it sound half as romantic as it is. There is an amazing castle that adds to the privacy of the location and the serenity of the setting, its a feeling of being at home. Local vineyards abound. The photos are accurate of the accommodation, and the property was very clean and well prepared for our visit. I would highly recommend this property to anyone hoping to experience the real Italy. The incredible sweeping vistas of the Valtiberina, right at your fingertips prevents you from wanting to ever leave this incredible gem of a villa!
Our 8 and 10 year old daughters are normally quite timid, they had a great time exploring the local area and felt right at home from the moment they arrived. We feel the house is very well located to all major tourist sites, and gives you a great opportunity to explore many of the less known spots which truly are the greatest experiences of visiting Italy. The closest town, Sansepolcro is a very friendly, genuine Italian town....it feels like you are one of locals as tourists seem non-existent! We really enjoyed visiting the towns of Anghiari, San Leo, Caprese Michelangelo (birthplace of Michelangelo), La Verna (the site where St Francis received his stigmata), Assisi, so many many more!!!! We will be back again and again!

Consider yourself lucky to have found this gem!
  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Perugia
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Ristaurante in Aboca
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Ristaurante in Aboca
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Rimini
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Pieve Santo Stefano, Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter/Spring
21 Oct 2014 - 15 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,275
for 3 nights
From
$375
$2,650
 
 
Summer
16 May 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
for 3 nights
From
$450
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Cleaning $150
Notes $750 USD Booking/Damage Deposit-Balance due 30 days prior to rental date

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pieve Santo Stefano in Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Main Bath for the house adjacent to the Upper Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Private ensuite to Lower Bedroom (accessible from Pool)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Terrace overlooking the Tiber Valley (Valtiberino)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private ensuite Bath and access to Pool and Terrace.
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes:
Pool Furniture, Terrace Furniture, Computer Printer, Espresso/Coffee Machine, Toaster, iPod docking station (stereo)

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