About this listing
A small cosy and idyllic house among the olive trees, near the medieval borough of Cennina.
Traditional Tuscan house on two floors, surrounded by olive trees and five majestic oaks.
The upper floor consists in one living/dining room with fully equipped modern kitchen and a small fire place. A wooden staircase leads to the sleeping room downstairs, with its full modern bathroom and a big French window that opens on a nice panoramic terrace. There is a sofa bed on the upper floor for one adult or 2 children.
The furniture has been chosen with special care, in order to guarantee a pleasant and homey atmosphere.
The garden is welcoming and cosy and you can enjoy an amazing view on the village Cennina, on the Arno Valley with the Pratomagno mountains in the backgorund and on the Ambra Valley down below. Very peaceful and perfect for hiking, cycling or for relaxing.
The guests wil have access to an independent cottage with own garden and private parking.
Interaction with Guests
We'll follow our guests needs closely and with the help of our cousin Giuseppina. She'll check you in, show you the house and take care of all your needs. You can even arrange a special Tuscan dinner prepared by her, she's a special cook!
The medioeval village of Cennina is located on an airy hill (500 m high) in a strategic position, 30 minutes from Siena or Arezzo and 45 min from Florence. It's only a five minutes walk from the cottage. In the neighbourhood there are plenty of lovely typical villages and small towns, that are worth visiting, as well as extraordinary wine estates.
You can either arrange for the classic wine tasting tour in the Chianti Classico, starting from Castel Nuovo Berardenga, a 20 minutes drive from Cennina, or choose the alternative local Chianti dei Colli Aretini wine tasting tour with a choice of tens and tens of small delicious producers.
Please note that the only option to reach the cottage and to get around is by car.
Please note the €50 fee for final cleaning to be paid cash on arrival.
We expect our guest to respect the place as if it were their own, to leave it as they found it and to be honest and tell us if anything went wrong (on both sides).
Wir haben eine wunderschöne und erholsame Woche in diesem zauberhaften Cottage verbracht. Alles war genauso wie auf den Bildern und wir können uns den bisherigen positiven Bewertungen nur anschließen. Die Kommunikation mit Filippo war ausgezeichnet. Seine Mutter Lilia hat uns sehr nett mit frischem Gemüse aus ihrem Garten in Empfang genommen und stand für Fragen oder Auskünfte stets zur Verfügung. Wer Ruhe sucht, ist hier genau richtig. Wir würden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen.
Very nice place... the pictures do not do it justice. Really enjoyed sitting outside with a drink in the early evening and enjoying the view. The beautiful trees over plenty of shade through out the day, which is a big plus on hot days. Did not get a chance to meet Filippo however he communicated very well and arranged for other family members to check us in and out
We had a very pleasant stay in Cennina, a beautiful Tuscan village perched on top of a hill.
The cottage is fantastic and very well maintained, as in the pictures and descriptions.
We were warmly welcomed by Giusy, who was able to explain everything to us. It is a perfect place to stay quiet holiday in the countryside, or visit Firenze, Siena, Arezzo and San Gimignano.
We highly recommend the place !!
Thanks Filippo and bravo for this little corner of paradise.
We had 10 thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable days at lovely Five Oaks Cottage. Despite the July heat wave, the cottage's AC kept us cool and dry. Waking up each day to the sight of acres of Tuscan olive groves and of Cennina castle nearby also kept our spirits high. The historic cottage was beautifully renovated inside and is very comfortable. Filippo was an incredibly helpful and considerate host. When our arrival was delayed past sundown by a flat tire and we got a bit lost, he actually drove many miles to rescue us and lead us to the cottage. Filippo's family's house is nearby (handy for guests with an occasional question) but he and they always discreetly left us all the privacy we wanted to make the cottage our own, if temporary, home.
I would like to share the wonderful experience we had at the Five Oaks Cottage in Cennina. The cottage was exactly as we expected and better - much better! The view of the town of Cennina in the background and the olive trees as we sat every evening provided the needed restful peace we were looking for on our vacation to Tuscany Italy. The cleanliness of the cottage is superb and it has all the amenities that allowed us to make it our home for the week. We were welcomed when we arrived and also met with Filippo before we left which allowed us to share our excitement on how wonderful a location it is to many places. We were able to get to Florence, Siena, and Perugia very easily. I give The Five Oaks Cottage five stars.
Though we never actually met Filippo he seemed very nice and conscientious in his emails and we did meet his very sweet cousin Guiseppina at the house. Both were great hosts and all in all we heartily recommend renting this little piece of paradise. The view from the gently restored house was even more spectacular than the photos indicated and we woke up with the sunrise literally between our feet. Also, Cennina was a good location for exploring Tuscany with plenty of villages and more classic sights such as Sienna and Florence within reach. And a tip: do make sure you try the IperCoop supermarket in Montevarchi. It's huge and full of fantastic fruit, cheeses, salsicce, fresh pasta etc. Definitely worth a visit if you are foodies and want to cook while you are here.
The house was amazing and we were well received by the parent of Filippo who made us felt welcome. The view at the cottage is just breath taking even better then on the pictures. The internet access was fast and the house is full equipt. It is really quiet and relaxing which allows us to feel in vacation. It is 30 min from Siena and 45 min from Florence which made travelling pretty easy. Car is required. I would definately book there again.
About the Host, Filippo
I like travelling, reading, making movies.
I love animals and don't like to eat them.
I love to find special food and to cook.
I respect nature and don't like to pollute it.
I think we're all linked and we do not exist only as mere individuals.
I'm honest and respectful, I like others to be the same.
If you come and stay with us we'll be glad to give you hints about the city and how to live it.