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APARTMENT CORTILE: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5

Bettina Röhrig

Advertiser since: 1999
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People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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APARTMENT CORTILE: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 5

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Certaldo - Villa Della Torre

Apartments for 2+1 or 4+1 people, romantic garden and pool with stunning views!

Villa della Torre is a large, historic estate perched on a hilltop amidst a lush green countryside, in the most coveted region of Tuscany: half-way between Florence and Siena (22 miles each). The apartments are an atmospheric ambience designed with loving care for details. The romantic garden has manicured lawns. Rosemary and lavender bushes line the path to the large and extremely elegant pool, which is spectacularly located on a plateau of English lawn and sits high above the valley - from the water your view will wander across the rolling hills of the Chianti region to the famous St. Gimignano... Enjoy your vacation in this grand villa - all you need is this landscape view! The next restaurant is in walking distance. The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car.

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This location is outstanding: From the garden you can enjoy stunning views of the gentle rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The valley below is of rare beauty. The antique tower dates back to around the year 1000, the villa itself and the adjoining buildings to the middle of the 18th century. The massive walls, high wood-panelled ceilings, arches, wall friezes and wall frescoes, stuccoes and hand-painted ceilings in some of the rooms enhance the special atmosphere of this ancient house. Until recently used as the summer retreat for a Florentine family the villa has now been carefully divided into holiday apartments. All the original materials have been preserved or harmoniously matched with contemporary equivalents during this restoration that converted this grand Villa into different apartments. The individual rooms are designed to preserve the elegance of times past and, at the same time, provide comfort for present-day guests.

All apartments have retained a charming ancient character due to the original antique furniture. Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors, beautiful mirrors with gold-painted baroque frames create a charming atmosphere resonant with history and art. This estate guarantees a lot of privacy: altogether the apartments occupy an area of 900 m2 and each has its own outdoor area. The lovely outdoor spots are located either in the large garden, under the old holm oaks, on a terrace or in an inner court at the rear of the villa. The beautiful classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters is laid out on the south side of the villa. Rosemary and lavender bushes line the path to the large and elegant pool, which is spectacularly located on a plateau of English lawn and sits high above the valley. Even when swimming in the pool you can savour the enchanting view of one of the most beautiful Chianti valleys. The panoramic view is magnificent, maybe even unsurpassable. And to add to your pleasure, the park and the pool are romantically lit in the evening. It may sound exaggerated but we want to say it: you can feel the surface of the globe here!

Villa della Torre is an active 'Azienda Agricola' and cultivates the neighbouring fields. You may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the Chianti wine, olive oil and superb grappa produced by the farm. The farm organises wine tastings free of charge in the nearby wine cellar, and the recently awarded Super Tuscan wine is excellent.

A family-owned Tuscan restaurant with a nice patio, a small alimentari (corner store) and one of the oldest churches of the region are within walking distance (approx. 800 m). Bring a torch if you like to walk as the street to the restaurant is not illuminated. In the proximity of the villa there is a great variety of small trattorias and specialty restaurants - each night you can dine in a new place (we will provide you with tips for this region). 2 km away you can find a grocery shop, a butcher, a pharmacy, post and a nice breakfast bar; a big supermarket, all necessary shops and several restaurants are in Certaldo, 7 km away. Villa della Torre is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, it is a short drive to Florence and Siena.

The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than an hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea.

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Details for holiday apartment Cortile, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

1 kitchen with small oven and dining table, 1 walk-through room with sofa (can be used as bedroom with additional single bed), 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (shower). Cortile is a nice apartment on the first floor with modern design. It measures 85 sqm. As it has two bedrooms and two bathrooms it is ideal for two couples travelling together. A 5th person can sleep in a walk-through room. It allows a lot of sunlight to shine in and offers a beautiful view of the garden and the countryside. In addition, in the hot season it stays cool. Cortile can be accessed through an inner court containing a fountain, and tables and chairs for eating and drinking outside. Please ask for the link of our website to get more information and pictures of the apartment. Thank you!
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Bettina Röhrig (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 1999
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About Bettina Röhrig

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Why Bettina Röhrig chose Certaldo

everal apartments in and next to an 18th century villa with tower dating back to the year 1000. The authentic and individual character of the house has been well preserved. Excellent source of country accommodation, ideal location for excursions in central Tuscany.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is located exactly halfway between Florence and Siena (each 35 km). Both cities you can even reach without a car because the train station of Certaldo is only 7 km away. In walking distance (800 m) is a typical Tuscan restaurant, a small grocery store and also the oldest church in the area is just a short walk away.

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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Cortile
average rating of 3.0 based on 4 reviews
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Cortile
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p20564?uni_id=107467
+49 -(0)2223 908019
Certaldo Val d'Elsa
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Beautiful building but we got robbed

  • 3 out of 5
Very spacious home that was OK, but there were just too many problems that left us disappointed.

My work required internet connection and I was assured that wi-fi was perfect. Unfortunately, it was down for the better part of a business day and when it did work, the transfer time for files was astronomically slow. Don't choose this location if you need to do serious work during your stay.

Lock your valuables even though you're in a gated home. Somebody stole my wife's wallet and some of my cash from our room. The response from the management team was an unenthusastic one of "Oh gee, that's too bad". Later we learned from the on-site manager and owner that they'd had a couple of break-ins in the recent past. It would have been nice to have been forewarned because we would have been much more careful with our belongings. I think they were worried that it would be bad for business, but now the secret's out anyway. Treat this place like any other vacation spot and use the safe or carry your belongings with you.

We also chose the villa because it had a piano in the common area for our son to play but the people staying upstairs treated it as though it was part of their apartments and locked the door most of their stay.

On the upside, the pool's great, the views are gorgeous, the kitchen is spacious (though the fridge either freezes everything or it's not cold enough) and the area around there is quite peaceful and beautiful. A bit of a hike to get groceries, but we were fortunate to be there while Certaldo was holding its annual merchants' fair. We had a great evening roaming around in town with lots of great music and entertainment and tons of people.

All in all, gorgeous setting, but take care of your valuables and don't have any dire need for internet.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Fiano
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Golf Ugolino Florence
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Tavarnelle
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Fiano
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Pisa

Please note: The Google Map shows only the approximate location.

A family-owned Tuscan restaurant with a nice patio, a small alimentari (corner store) and one of the oldest churches of the region are within walking distance (approx. 800 m). Bring a torch if you like to walk as the street to the restaurant is not illuminated. In the proximity of the villa there is a great variety of small trattorias and specialty restaurants - each night you can dine in a new place (we will provide you with tips for this region). 2 km away you can find a grocery shop, a butcher, a pharmacy, post and a nice breakfast bar; a big supermarket, all necessary shops and several restaurants are in Certaldo, 7 km away. Villa della Torre is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, it is a short drive to Florence and Siena.

The villa's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than an hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station 'Santa Maria Novella' to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea. Other Activities: mountain biking, horse riding (10 km), golf course Ugolino 40 km, hot air balloon.

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Rates & Availability

From €1,250 Weekly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Certaldo, Val d'Elsa

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Low season
30 Mar 2015 - 30 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 
 
High season
31 May 2015 - 26 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,370
for 7 nights
€1,370
 
 
Low season
27 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
for 7 nights
€1,250
 

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Notes The prices refer to an occupancy of 4 people. Additional bed available. Rent includes: bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, additional bed in Terrazza, wine and oil tasting at the winery, pool cleaning service, visitor`s tax. Rent does not include: security deposit, heating, wood for fireplace, air conditioning, additional beds, final cleaning.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Cortilein Certaldo in Val d'Elsa

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2 double bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment Cortile is located on the rear of the villa (the park is on the other side). Cortile can be accessed through an inner court containing a fountain, and tables and chairs for two units for eating and drinking outside. All units are equipped with Internet WIFI connection, cooker, small oven, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, American coffee machine, hair dryer, mobile fans for the bedrooms, mini safe. Washing machine and ironing facilities in the pool house (accessible to all guests). Satellite TV and telephone in the entrance hall of the villa (accessible to all guests), a grand concert piano in the drawing room of the upper floor of the villa. Outdoor areas for each apartment, Mediterranean-style swimming pool with Roman steps, classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters, breathtaking views, BBQ, parking, private olive groves and vineyards surrounding the villa.
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