About this listing
A stunning, newly refurbished, three double bedroom apartment with excellent reception space. Approximately 287 sq m including vaults and en-suite bathrooms.
The apartment has very impressive raised ground floor living space with a large reception room and dining room, benefiting from Black American Solid Walnut Herringbone flooring and a Sonos system throughout. The kitchen is superb with fantastic light and an eating area.
All three bedrooms are doubles with en suite bathrooms and good wardrobe space, especially in the master that has an abundance of wardrobe space.
There is air conditioning throughout, a Hamilton and John Cullen lighting system and an ADT security system. The build quality is exceptional including 100mm sound insulation between all rooms & floors.
The flat benefits from 24hr emergency maintenance.
To all the service of the house for free.
Interaction with Guests
Always, whenever you please contact me.
It requires a diligent use of the kitchen, bathrooms, electrical appliances, sockets and attention necessary to ensure the decoration and maintenance of the housing unit delivered.
Damage and the lack of items will be charged to the customer at the end of the stay the same.
Any faults, problems or malfunctions occurred during the stay must be immediately announced - by phone
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Rossano nous à très bien accueilli, il a été disponible pour toutes nos questions et très bien préparé notre arrivée. Des rafraîchissements étaient présents dans le frigidaire et la maison comporte tout le nécessaire.
La maison et les jardins en terrasse sont bien pensés avec la piscine en contre-bas et le jardin au rez-de-chaussée avec table, parasol et lumière pour le soir. L'endroit est charmant et nous sentons l'investissement personnel de Rossano dans les soins portés à l'ensemble.
We spent a wonderful week at Il Melograno. It's a lovely house with three floors, so it's good that there's also a bathroom at the ground floor. Airco, washing machine, dishwasher, wifi, pool... everything worked perfectly (just don't do it all at the same time or you'll blow the house's fuses, as we found out). The blue fountain was not operational, but the pool gave us enough opportunity to cool down.
We would go mountain biking in the morning and return to the house for a cooling swim in the pool, drinks in the garden and a nap in the cool house. Very nice! Castiglion Fiorentino is a very, very nice town, ideal as a starting point for exploration (there was even a book at the local bookstore with 20 mountain bike trails starting at the local square). It's a living town with few tourists and amazing views along its many narrow streets in the downtown area. Going for an evening walk was a delight. We were a but disappointed with some other places in Tuscany (Montepulciano, Cortona) that have become too crowded over the years, but Castiglion was a very pleasant surprise.
Car parking was close by in a public spot, but there was a useful space for loading/unloading the car in front of the house.
Rossano speaks good english, was very helpful, and easy to reach on SMS. He could not be there when we arrived, but his mother was there, with a friend who spoke English, to welcome us.
Ideal for mountain bikers, but the trails are mostly unmarked. You'll need a good map and a GPS device. I used my phone for both, but we could not have done it otherwise. Uphills are easy on asphalt, and downhills are mostly rocky dirt roads with occasional singletrack passages. Buy the book by Luca Serafini ("Intorno a Castiglion Fiorentino: itinerari per Mountain Bike e Trekking"). It has an Italian title, but all content is also in english in the book. Very nice!
Dick thanks for your beautiful words. The fountain is currently not working because I had some problems but I promise that I will work as soon as possible! Dick and his partner are two very reliable and very accurate. It was also really nice to talk to them as they are very nice and helpful. I sincerely hope that you can come back and visit. See you soon. Rossano & Silvia
Il melograno is simply amazing. The outdoor space, with the two-level garden, is truly a gem. The apartment is really beautiful and furnished with all the things one would need. Rossano is incredibly helpful and a joy to deal with. absolutely highly recommended.
Il Melograno is a really perfect place to stay when you visit Italy. Rossano is really kind and helpful. He made our stay really nice and relaxed. If you need anything, you can just ask him and he has the answer.
The pictures show how the appartment looks like, but actually the experience for real is even better.
We had a lovely stay and we will certainly return when we visit Italy again. Castiglion (website hidden) is really very central for all kinds of trips to whatever direction and if possible: just take the train, it's a relaxing way of travelling.
We, a couple (30 and 33 years old), were looking for the perfect place - somewhere near Tuscany and Umbria - to visit beautiful Italian medieval towns, taste great food and wine, and lounge in our private garden with a stack of books. Il Melograno gave us the opportunity to do all that, and more.
The house is great: lots of privacy (no real neighbors, the community theatre next to it seems to be empty on the side of the house), very clean, air-conditioning, internet, lovely wooden floors, tasteful furniture, a comfortable couch, a comfortable bed, a great kitchen with an oven, microwave, gas stove, dishwasher, and all the pots, pans and cutlery you might need.
The garden is brilliant: a spectacular view of the sunset, a lovely table next to a large sunshade that includes a reading light, a small basin with a little fountain (in which you can actually sit if it's really hot, the water is chlorinated), and lots of plants and trees. Also, plenty of sun during the day if you want to get a tan. The beautiful fig tree at the back of the garden was bearing fruit, so we could use many of the figs for making our own pizzas with the inside of the fig on the base of the pizza, covered with prosciutto, pine nuts, and rocket, yum!
The town, Castiglion Fiorentino, is lovely. Great restaurants (we really liked Restaurant Roggi, great pizzas and house wine), beautiful buildings and old architecture. The area around Castiglion is amazing, with breathtakingly beautiful towns all around (Cortona, Anghiari, Siena, Pienza, etc.), gorgeous landscapes, and lots of medieval architecture everywhere you look. Also, Firenze is just 40 minutes away, perfect for a day-trip. If you fancy a swim, drive down to Lago Trasimeno, or the coasts, which are a 2-hour drive in each direction. But nearly anywhere you go really, is beautiful. The surrounding countryside is sprinkled with a lush topping of medieval towns, each with magnificent restaurants, friendly people and lots of amazing architecture and history.
The owner of Il Melograno, Rossano, is a really great guy: he helped us out with everything we needed, gave great tips about the area, and can be reached easily if you have any questions. When we arrived, the fridge was filled for us with water, juice, beer and a great pie, really sweet. All in all, this was exactly the holiday spot we were looking for and we would recommend it to anyone!