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Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway with Pool & Tennis Court

Bedrooms 1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 Adults

Sogna Amore is our romantic one bedroom stone built hideaway located high up in the Tuscan Hills. It is ideal for honeymooners and romantics of all ages. A perfect oasis of peace and tranquillity with the additional benefit of being less than an hour’s drive from all the main cultural centres of Tuscany. This 'love nest', originally built in the 15th Century, was built into the massive boulders of the medieval borgo that it sits on. It is beautifully furnished and decorated with an emphasis on design, comfort and luxury. It has been authentically restored to reveal its original chestnut beams, terracotta tile ceilings and floors, pietra serena stone kitchen sink and worktops, and luminous calce plaster wall finishes. The house is furnished in a mix of modern and antique furnishings which are juxtaposed with a collection of contemporary European works of art.

Sogna makes a perfect base for exploring Tuscany. It is just a 30 minute drive to the centres of Siena and Arezzo and an hour’s drive to Florence. The classic Tuscan hill towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, are all within a short drive and Chianti’s famous villages of Castellina, Greve, Gaiole, Radda are just on our doorstep. Closer to home, you can take a leisurely stroll to Rapale, the next village in the chain of hilltop borgos or discover the beauty of the Valdarno and particularly the Valdambra where the magical medieval towns of Badia a Ruoti, Cennia, Ambra and Bucine, cling to their hilltop perches evoking a sense of timelessness.

On a less cultural note, a 25 minute drive from Sogna will take you to the anonymous grey warehouse called Space, which is the outlet store for Prada, Jill Sander, Mui Mui and Helmut Lang. Only 35 minutes from Sogna is The Mall, a huge complex of outlet shops where you can find labels such as Armani, Gucci, Tods, La Perla, Ferragamo & Hogan.

For additional information, photographs, guest comments, rates and current availability please google the name of our house 'Sogna Amore' or go to our website 'tuscanyhoneymooncottage'

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Minda Dowling
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had two wonderful, relaxing weeks here in Sogna. It has been the perfect honeymoon, and thanks for the bubbly on arrival, it was much appreciated after a long, hot journey!!!

Sogna has proved to be a great base to visit, no end of amazing places from Firenze to the beautiful hill top towns (our favourite were definitely Cortona and S. Gimignano).

The pool has been great on really hot days and is really relaxed place to chill out after busy days sightseeing.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Tuscany and it certainly won’t be our last.


Sarah & Mark

Suffolk, UK
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Province of Siena

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxurious Busatti waffle weave towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size
  • A special feature in the bedroom is the exposed ancient stone boulder forming the rear wall. This feature has been painstakingly uncovered and is prominently displayed behind plate glass evoking a feeling of drama and contemporary style. The heavenly queen size bed is dressed in 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free WiFi available for Sogna Amore guests MP3/iPod player Coin operated shared washing machine available in separate laundry room Private jasmine covered pergola All windows have insect screens and are double glazed


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Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway with Pool & Tennis Court
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews

Tranquil, private, beautiful with scenic views.

  • 5 of 5

Arriving at Sogna any stress or life worries vanished immediately. Tucked away in the Tuscan hills and forrest, being in such natural surroundings, it was the first time in a long while that I was able to fully switch off, relax. The weather was gorgeous, the cottage was in great condition, very clean, comfortable and well serviced with kitchen necessities and so forth. A home away from home. My only negative is that the light in the bathroom was not bright enough. I am missing it already!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zeina, Thank you for your kind words about Sogna Amore. I am thrilled to learn that Sogna Amore gave you the opportunity to switch off and relax! That's what holidays are all about! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon All the best Minda
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A Wonderful Place to Stay and See Tuscany !!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about the wonders of Sogna and Sogna Amore ! My husband and I spent a week there the last week of June and had the best time. My Mom is from the Tuscan area, so over the years, I have been to Tuscany many times. Sogna Amore is one of the jewels of the Tiscan area. The house itself is perfect for a week away from the fast paced life we all lead. Whether you are newlyweds or married for ages, Sogna Amore is the place to go to recharge and experience the beauties Tuscany has to offer. Whether you want to just relax and unwind or sightsee Sogna Amore offers this to you. Siena is about 20-30 minutes away and very easy to get to. Sogna itself offers so much. There are tennis courts and a beautiful pool both available to renters. One of the best days we had was going to the pool during the day and then making dinner in our own little kitchen and sitting in the pergola drinking Tuscan wine and eating pasta( made with local ingredients). Minda has done a wonderful job listing great. Local restaurants and day trips which are easy to get to and close. One day we went to Arrezzo which is about an hour away. It was fantastic and we got back to Sogna about 9 PM while it was still light . We will definitely be returning guests at Sogna Amore !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Heavenly Hideaway in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Whatever your reasons for a holiday Sogna Amore will not disappoint you in any way. It is immediately stylish, welcoming, well equipped and comfortable. A great base for visiting the outstanding sites of Tuscany. Florence, Siena, Arezzo, San Giminiano, Cortona and Volterra are all within a delightful and easy drive.

Alternatively the Borgo itself is such a beautiful place to relax by the pool, walk, read or play tennis in peace and tranquility. With great restaurants nearby and in the night stars and fireflies will keep you company.

Thank you so much for sharing the magical delights of your very personal piece of heaven

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sogna Amore

  • 5 of 5

Sogna Amore was sold to us as a vision of serenity, peace and location wrapped in Tuscan antiquity, furnished sensitive to the surroundings and it delivered.

From the warm welcome to the considered furnishings and the thoughtful information pack, we couldn't help but relax in the feeling that someone understood exactly what we needed.

We used Sogna Amore as a base of exploration having never been to Tuscany before. Although we were only there for a week, we visited the coast, marvelled at the majesty of Rome and enjoyed a classic operatic experience in Verona where we supped champagne while watching Carmen performed in the ancient open air arena.

Siena offered wonderful dining and only 25 minutes away, again reflect the excellent location.

Sogna Amore is a perfect place for the honeymooner, but as people in our 40's, it showed its versatility and that it should appeal to anyone wishing to escape noise and stress of a wider world. When we weren't exploring, we relaxed by the excellent pool or played Tennis on the excellent court.

The food and wine of the region is rightly famed. Never a dissapointment, always served with curtacy and reflected the pride the Tuscans have in their regional fare.

When someone likes a place, they will recommend to their friends and family. When someone loves a place, they will sometimes not tell a soul for fear of competition for future booking dates. Writing this review is a struggle of conscience for me. I don't want to tell anyone about this gem of a place, but I feel I owe it to those that have put so much thought, consideration and effort into delivering something I feel others should benefit from.

I would say, if you have a question, email Minda who reflects everything I have said above and who is not only friendly, but is kind and shares her passion for the region.

This review is my thank you - enjoy a truly wonderful escape.

Tom and Tess (from New Delhi India and Wimborne Dorset UK)

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom and Tess, Thank you so much for your very kind words regarding Sogna Amore! I am thrilled to learn that you had a lovely time at the cottage and that you discovered all the wonders and beauty that Tuscany offers. I do hope that this will not be your only visit to Tuscany and we will be able to welcome you back very soon. Your feedback means a great deal to us! All the best Minda & James
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Entirely private, the 11th century medieval hamlet of Sogna consists of 12 unique homes with a swimming pool and tennis court. Perched high atop a hillside, surrounded by terraces with over 700 olive trees, numerous fruit trees and ancient woodlands, sits this stunning medieval borgo. The village itself is beautifully restored maintaining all of its original features, with a church and bell tower, a village green, the remains of the original fortressed walls and cobbled lanes that lead through the village between the stone houses. With panoramic views of the Valdambra, Sogna offers our guests the chance to relax, sunbathe, swim in the oasis shaped pool, play a game of tennis, eat alfresco under the private jasmine covered pergola or do nothing at all! Whilst shops, excellent restaurants and banks are all within an easy ten minute drive.

Other Activities: sightseeing, shopping, hiking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

We only rent the cottage for full weeks, beginning and ending on a Saturday. Rental periods run from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am.

Our cancellation policy is simple; if we can find another renter for your dates we will return any money sent to us (minus bank charges).

We require a 25% deposit of the rental fee when making the booking. The balance of the rental fee and the refundable £250.00 security deposit is due no later than six weeks prior to your arrival at the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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