Cottage with view in hilltop Castle

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Cellole, Montespertoli, Tuscany 50025, Italy
Your host, Adela
7 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

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…..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.

Guest Access

Large pool and garden,BBQ

Interaction with Guests

Owners onsite Always on hand for information , museum & restaurant bookings

Getting around

A car is essential to reach us and be able to enjoy the surrounding area.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $252
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • 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.

    June 2014
    Response from Adela:

    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.

    June 2014
  • 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!

    May 2014
    Response from Adela:

    Thank you Kathryn for your kind words hope to see both you again in the not too distant future.

    May 2014
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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.

    July 2013
    Response from Adela:

    Thankyou Joseph and Elizabeth for such a lovely review. It makes it all worthwhile. We loved hosting such a nice family and hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

    July 2013
  • 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.

    August 2012
    Response from Adela:

    Thanks Heinz, we look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes to you, Wolfgang and Sonja, Adela

    August 2012
  • Good value and a wonderful stay at this magical location

    June 2012
  • Hi Jan,

    Italy was AMAZING!!!! Adela was simply wonderful!! Her home is breathtaking! She and her husband warmly welcomed Rick and I. Adela made dinner reservations at restaurants that she recommended which were absolutely fabulous!!! Knowing that we were honeymooners she upgraded our “room” which was a two bedroom apartment with full kitchen and living room. She welcomed us into her home and shared pictures of the 1,000 year old church (which is now their home) and what it was when they bought it. They transformed a desolate church into an absolute stunning castle! We will definitely visit Adela again in the future. Thank you so much for finding all of the arrangements for us. It was magicalJ



    September 2011
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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.
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