About This Listing
"La Soffitta" apt. is located in our 18th century farmhouse, fully restored, on the Pratomagno slopes, with a magnificent view over the Valdarno valley. One bedroom + living/kitchen, private garden, swimming pool. WI-FI!
SPECIAL OFFERS ON LONG STAYS (2+ WEEKS):
-25% APRIL, MAY & OCTOBER
-15% JUNE & SEPTEMBER
PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR A 1-WEEK STAY, PLEASE MAKE AN INQUIRY TO GET EXACT RATES AND SPECIAL OFFERS!
PODERE CASAROTTA - APARTMENT #4
1 DOUBLE BEDROOM + 1 SINGLE BED ADDED
SLEEPS 2/3 PERSONS
(Other apartments for 2/4-4/6p available, see other listings)
*** OPEN FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER ***
Beautiful apartment in ancient (1774) Tuscan farmhouse, that had an extensive restoration work in 2000, in a very refined style. The house is located midway between Florence and Arezzo, on the cliff of the Pratomagno mountain, with a stunning sight on the whole Valdarno valley and the Chianti hills, immersed in nature and surrounded by olive trees (we do our own olive oil).
This apartment has one bedroom with a double bed, its own living room with kitchen (where a small single bed can be added), a bathroom and its own outdoor garden area, bordered by a hedge.
Our private swimming pool, immersed in the silent surroundings of the countryside, will help you to find ultimate relaxing! You will also find a common room with TV and WI-FI free area!
Valdarno valley, the area between Florence, Chianti and Arezzo is famous for its oil, its wine and great food, like "fiorentina" steak. Its rolling hills are covered with olive groves and vineyards, it has plenty of beautiful restored historical buildings, including many castles and abbeys; and it is close to the National Park of the Casentino Forest. All these features contribute to its charm and serene country atmosphere but it is in easy reach of towns such as Arezzo, Florence and Siena.
The area is safe and quiet, very peaceful, rich in historical attractions; perfect location for walking and mountain-bike. SPA town, Rapolano Terme, is 30 minutes away. Nearest village (Castelfranco) with many small shops and a supermarket is 4 km away! "The Mall", one of the biggest outlet in Italy, is just 20 km from here.
Podere Casarotta will be your luxurious, comfortable and relaxing starting point for visiting Tuscany! Whatever you are looking for: art, history, culture, parks and nature, wine and food routes, or just perfect relax, you will find them all at hand!
(Please note: having a car is ESSENTIAL to enjoy your holiday here)
MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS, BEST PRICES ON WEEKS (7 NIGHTS)
JULY AND AUGUST: MINIMUM STAY 1 WEEK
JUNE AND SEPTEMBER: Shorter stays accepted only within 30 days from check-in
Other Things to Note
FOR MORE AND LARGER APARTMENTS SEE OTHER LISTINGS OF OUR PROPERTY
(MINIMUM STAY 3 NIGHTS, 7 NIGHTS IN JULY AND AUGUST)
PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
- rental of the apartment (including kitchen)
- utilities (electricity, water, heating)
- use of the swimming pool during the opening season (15 May-September)
- Use of the common lounge with DVD, CD and TV
- bed linen (sheets) and towels (bath robe, towels, bath towel)
- welcome basket (coffee, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, 1 bottle of wine, 1 bottle of water, 1 packet of biscuits, 1 packet of pasta)
- final cleaning
We can arrange dinners and tastings with local products, for information contact the receptionist on arrival.
From Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Simone is a very nice and kind person and also not being on site during off-season times replying very fast to all questions during our stay.
We enjoyed being at this quiet and remote location in the middle of a wonderful scenery.
Also accommodation was very clean and comfortable, the pool is very nice and due to the few flats having access to it, we had it for our own several times.
We especially enjoyed having breakfast at our private outside area well equipped with a table, chairs and a parasol offering a nice view.
The only thing that was not perfect was the WIFI access. As mentioned it is available in a common area. You've to activate it separately, which is all fine - but it was not working reliable and broken during half of our stay. As our travel planning meanwhile is based on information gained from the net this was sometimes really an obstacle.
Dear Ortwin, thank you for your precious feedback.
I am really sorry that the trouble we had in those days with the internet connection was so relevant to you, and I would have liked to hear that from you while you were here. In fact internet has had technical problems in those days, that we have fixed 100% now - as soon as other guests reported it to us. I hope to have you back here in the future so you can enjoy everything perfectly working :)
All the best
Had a lovely stay! The Perfect place if you like to get away from it all and relax. Beautiful surroundings!
Simone was a great host. He was very warm and welcoming and taking a great effort to help one find the way around. The appartment is perfect, very clean and pretty and spacious. Also the terrain around the house is great. A private garden but also plenty of other common terras places with stunning view. The swimming pool is also great! I would consider this the perfect place to relax and discover Tuscany!
3 things to evaluate this place:
1 - beautifully renovated house. they really kept the tuscany style so you really feel that you are on vacations. The appartment is very clean, functionnal and with all you need.
2 - The lanscape is just perfect: nice view of the tuscany region and the chianti mountains. The place is quiet so is perfect to relax and enjoy natute. Close to nice villages, Florence and the Strata del vino (tuscany vineyards)
3 - Service was excellent, Simone was always available to answer our questions. Enzo is also very friendly and always happy to help.
We thank Podere Casatotta for an incredible vacation!
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About the Host, Simone
Hello I am Simone! Welcome at Casarotta! As you can see I love horses (the one in the picture is my equine partner) and cooking... sometimes I organize some nice dinners altogether at our house. I will be happy to assist you to help you plan your holiday here in Tuscany! Please feel free to ask any question!