About This Listing
Situated in a strategic position halfway between Florence and Siena the castle S. Andrea a Cellole is 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…..some of which still very good value.
Cottage Murlo is a spacious two bedroom cottage for up to four people. Entering on the ground floor through glass doors from the garden is the spacious fully fitted kitchen /dining /sitting room. Upstairs are two large bedrooms, one twin and one double with high beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The bathroom is ensuite in the master bedroom, and has a bath and shower.
Exterior Facilities BBQ / Garden / Garden Furniture / Parking / Swimming Pool
Exterior Details The large 12X6M swimming pool is situated in the garden facing cottages Murlo and Polvereto and is equipped with loungers and chairs, there is a stone built barbecue and all the cottages have their own patio with pergola and are furnished with teak garden furniture.
Free Wi-Fi. Fan in bed room. No hidden extras only local tourist tax 50cts per person per day to be paid locally.
Further Details Cottages Polvereto and Murlo can be rented together making one large cottage with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Large 6X12 m pool with sunbeds, deckchairs, gazebo ,lawn. garden,stone built BBQ.
Interaction with Guests
Owners onsite Always on hand for information , museum & restaurant bookings
A car is essential to reach us and be able to enjoy the surrounding area.
Due to the unsuitability of the property we do not accept children under 14 years of age No animals.The maximum number of guests in this unit is 4.
In high season rental is preferably Saturday to Saturday with arrivals between 4pm and 7pm and departures before 10am. In low season mid week arrivals and departures are sometimes possible. Please contact the owner for further details. Prices include gas, electricity, water and end of stay cleaning. All cottages come fully supplied with all bath and bed linen sufficient for each occupant, and are changed weekly.
Smoking only in the garden. Other rental properties on site but number of guests never exceeds 10.
A tourist tax of 50cts per person per day for the first 6 nights is to be paid directly on site
Wi-Fi free .
Adela and her husband are lovely, friendly and exceptionally helpful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble and staying with them is a truly relaxing experience.
The setting there is like a wonderful postcard and the cottage is incredible!
Adela had maps and a lot of information for us and told us things of interest and great places to eat.
We definitely intend to come back and highly recommend this place to friends, family and anyone interested in a quiet, relaxing Tuscan setting.
Hilltop castle is a kind of heaven!!!
Dear Susanne & Yvonne,
Thank you both for being such wonderful guests, we really enjoyed having you and hope that you return in the not too distant future.
Elba is wonderful and fairly unspoilt, and in case I was missing the dogs found a dogue de Bordeaux at the beach today same age as Nelson but 70 Kgs.
Best wishes to you both,
Adela & Mauro
This place is HEAVEN: peace and quiet, beautiful domain, property, garden, pool, ... Adela's house is at the end of a dead end street, no neighbours. The most beautiful views over the Tuscan hills.
The cottage provides everything you need. Practical and clean.
Perfect wifi, even in the garden on your private terrace.
The two dogs Bounty and Nelson made our stay even better (but Adela will keep them away from you if you're not too fond of animals:)).
Adela is such a great host: crystal clear communication, friendly, helpful, always ready to give the best tips and tricks, full of British humor, always up for a chat, but at the same time very discrete and respectful.
We've done already quite a few airbnb's, and this one is our nr 1.
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Lovely spot in Tuscany, far enough away from it all to feel rural but close enough to sights, towns and supplies - 10 minutes into the local town, 30 minutes to Florence, 45 to Siena, 1 hour to Volterra. Adela was a great host, very helpful and provided everything we needed, and importantly for me was accurate in everything that was described - photos and listing. Could imagine the bedrooms upstairs being a bit stuffy during a heat wave, but this is offset by a fantastic pool which was a great way to cool off each afternoon. Recommended.
Thanks Derek. During the heat wave we provide fans so tbe rooms are never too hot , as soon as we manage to get more solar panels we will then consider air-con but quite honestly its only a question of a few weeks a year when it could be necessary. I like to be accurate about everything as if you deal with people who are paying they should know exactly what they are getting. Used to have a GPS but no one ever wa ted to borrow it so when it became obselete threw it out. Was thi kingEnjoy the rest of your trip thanks for the feedback.
Adela and her husband were wonderful host for our stay. Their villa is simply stunning with beautiful furnishing and grounds. The location is perfect for visiting all the Tuscany highlights. Adela has first-class suggestions and dining recommendations. We had an awesome time! Thanks Adela and Mauro for all!
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour en compagnie d'Adela et Mauro.
Le lieu est simplement "MAGIC" et au bon endroit pour visiter facilement la Toscane. On est jamais loin de tout et pourtant isolé de la ville en pleine campagne au milieu des olivier et de la vigne.
Beauriful! I cannot explain how lovely Adelas Hilltop Castle was! She is a wonderful host who was most helpful in making bookings to museums as well as excellent travel and local restaurant suggestions! Her cottage was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. The grounds were beautiful and the pool was excellent. We had many talks with Adela about the surrounding area, where & when to go to certain places, and the best times to see the sights. Her place is very centrally located between Siena and Florence and we found it very easy to travel to each city. It is also very close to the walled cities and we spent many days exploring those areas as well. Do yourself a favor & buy their own Olive Oil! It is wonderful. We packed almost an entire suitcase full of it! We cannot express how much we enjoyed our stay in Adela's cottage and would strongly recommend anyone who is looking for a place in Tuscany, to stay in her hilltop Castle.
Me an my friends had a wonderful time at Adelas Place. The apartment was amazing and also the garden and the pool had been perfect. Adela and her family were great and wonderful hosts and gave us perfect tips for our visits in Florence and Siena. It was the perfect location to explore Tuscany. I hope we will come back for a longer time to this beautiful location and to Adela´s family. We highly would recommend this house. Best wishes Heinz.
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About the Host, Adela
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.