|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Murlo is a spacious two bedroom cottage for up to four people. Entering on the ground floor through glass doors from the garden you will find the spacious kitchen/dining/sitting room. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a washing machine. The sitting room has satellite TV. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, one twin and one double, with high beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The master bedroom has fabulous views of the pool and gardens. The bathroom is ensuite in the double bedroom, and has a bath and shower. The twin room overlooks the pool. Spacious furnished terrace for eating al fresco
My lust for travel found me a job as a travel rep. working for various companies in France, Switzerland and Italy. Tired of travelling and constantly living out of a suitcase I decided to settle in Italy for its good food, wine and above all the weather and when I met my Italian husband and we had the possibility we decided to make Tuscany our home. Later when our son started school I wanted to work again so what better than to set up a rentals business and share our home with others and impart my extensive knowledge of Tuscany with our guests. We enjoy having guests on the property and many have now become good friends and return frequently, its a part of our lives and often we all go out to dinner together or even to events and concerts to make their visit (and yours) special. Welcome.
Mrs Adela Reens purchased this cottage in 1987
This stunning hilltop castle is located in some of Tuscany’s most beautiful countryside. It has views on all four sides of vineyards, olive trees and rolling hills. Recently restored to a very high standard, Cellole offers its guests three attractive cottages all furnished with antiques and with modern kitchens and bathrooms. This antique complex dates back almost a thousand years to when it was a castle. Restored to a very high standard it is run personally by the owners who are always on hand to ensure that you make the most out of your stay. There are never more than 10 guests on the property at any one time and children should be over 14. It is an ideal place for couples and a romantic honeymoon! Cellole is excellently placed approximately half way between Florence and Siena and about half an hour's drive to both. Lucca and Pisa are an hour away whilst S.Gimignano, Certaldo Alto and Colle Vald’Elsa, to name but a few of the smaller jewels of Tuscany, are nearby, making this an ideal centre for art and history lovers. Good food and wine connoisseurs will not be disappointed as there are numerous restaurants in the area, the nearest being just ten minutes away at Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Not your average villa in Tuscany!
Situated in a strategic position halfway between Florence and Siena and within easy access of all the most important tourist sites, yet immersed in the quiet of the countryside where the birds sing and in the hot summer evenings the fireflies glow. Far from major roads and motorways the only sound you will hear is the odd tractor ploughing the vines.
What better way to spend a relaxing holiday in our mature garden , taking a dip in the large (12X6 m) pool and sunbathing on wooden sun loungers with mattresses, lunching under the shady pergolas or just sipping a glass of wine, or perhaps reading a book under a shady tree.
With both Florence and Siena little over half an hour away by car what could be easier than sightseeing the wonderful art treasures that Tuscany has to offer, returning in the latter part of the day to enjoy a quick dip before dinner in the garden or a foray out to one of the many typical restaurants in the area… of which still very good value.
My husband ,son and I recently spent our summer holiday in Cottage Murlo in S Andrea a Cellole. I had chosen it because the priory looked so beautiful in the pictures but when we got there the reality was even more idyllc. If I could have imagined the perfect Tuscan hideaway , this was it but more so. The priory itself is absolutely stunning , really beautiful , and each time we drove back to it I loved catching a glimpse of it on the hilltop as we drove up the little roads towards it. What I loved just as much was being in the pool and being able to look out at the views between the trees across the valley.
What I particularly liked was how private it felt. This was partly because of the location , but also because of how few guests there are there at any one time.
The cottage was absolutely charming . It had a really authentic feel to it , not just the old stone walls in the bedrooms but also the lovely Italian furniture. The bedrooms were particularly stunning where I expecially liked Maurio's artistic flourishes.
Apart from it being a beautiful place to stay , what really set it apart for us was the location. It is so well placed for sightseeing. We were able to, for example, go and have a good look around Florence or Siena in the morning and be back "home" in time for a swim in the afternoon. We visited Florence , Siena , San Giminagno , Vinci and Pisa in the time we were there without feeling we had spent half our holiday in the car.
Adela and Maurio were delightful hosts and for me struck a perfect balance between being there with advice on anything from the best way to drive into Florence and where to park , to suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to try, but also leaving us to enjoy our holiday as a family. Adela booked a local resturant for us one evening and it was fabulous , really lovely local food and not expensive.
I would absolutely recommend S Andrea a Cellole. I don't believe anyone could not be charmed by it and we certainly hope to return ourselves.
Chose this property after reviewing lots of others on the net in Tuscany. If you want a secluded location, ideally situated close to Siena (stunning!), Florence and San Gimignano then I'd recommend this property.
It has a lovely pool area/outdoor space and the apartments are very nicely furnished.
There's only a few apartments, so you get the pool almost to yourself - its like having your own villa in Tuscany!
Adela was an excellent host and very knowledgeable about the local area so she was very useful for tips on where to go/eat etc.
Can't wait to go back!
The surrounding area is an art lover’s paradise. Florence and Siena are each just over half an hour’s drive; the lesser known but equally interesting Lucca and Arezzo are both about an hour’s drive. There are also numerous smaller towns each of which is different and fascinating in its own right.
Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa
Barberino Val d'Elsa
Tuscany and Chianti News
Car Hire & Transfer
San Donato in Poggio
Our favourite Restaurants:
Osteria alla Piazza
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
|Stay tax||£0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
In all seasons rental arrivals can be from Tuesday to Saturday arrivals between 4pm and 7pm and departures before 10am.
All prices include the following: gas, electricity, water, local taxes ,end of stay cleaning. All cottages come fully supplied with all linen and towels