The house as seen from the poolThe entrance to the estate
Cottage Polvereto in hilltop Castle


Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/flat

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Situated in a strategic position halfway between Florence and Siena the castle of 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 Polvereto is a semi detached cottage for two. Entering on the ground floor directly from the garden you enter into the spacious kitchen dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dish washer and washing machine.The sitting area has two divans and a T.V. which receives via satellite CNN & BBC world.There is a round table and four chairs for dining. Upstairs is a spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Outside is a shady pergola with wooden garden furniture which faces the large (6m X 12m )pool with wooden loungers with mattresses and a shady pergola and umbrellas.
Free Wi-Fi. Fan in bed room. No hidden extras only local tourist tax 50cts per person per day to be paid locally.

Guest access

Large 6 X 12m pool, sunbeds,deckchairs, lawn, garden, stonebuilt BBQ

Interaction with guests

Owners on site always available for information, museum and restaurant bookings.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £135
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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 2.Smoking is allowed in the garden.
In high season rental is preferable Saturday to Saturday with arrivals between 4pm and 7pm and departures before 10am. 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 allowed in the garden only. Other rental properties on site , maximum total of guests 10.
Free Wi-Fi


Cancellations

This host has a Flexible Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.


Availability
5 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

28 Reviews


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Susan User Profile
September 2016
Adelaide provided very good directions on how to reach Cellole which made our arrival steal free. She was there to welcome us and show us around and was extremely welcoming friendly and on hand for advice throughout our stay. The apartment was beautiful in a very old part of the castle and had more than we had anticipated. The swimming pool and gardens were fantastic. Each apartment has its own seating area outside and we tended to live outside for much of the time. The environment was quiet and relaxing. It was also a great base for visiting many of the interesting places around - Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano etc. Adela was a fount of knowledge on places to visit and times to go to miss the crowds. A wonderful place to stay - we hope to return

Tony User Profile
August 2016
Adela, her husband and son made us very welcome and gave us lots of information regarding all the beautiful places to visit. Everything was as described and the pool was a welcome addition especially after returning to the property after a full day of site seeing.
Adela User Profile
Response from Adela:
Glad you enjoyed the stay, hope to see you both again sometime. Best wishes, Adela
August 2016

Laurent User Profile
May 2016
Adela was very welcoming and kind. She provided us with some very good hints on what to visit and where to eat, these were very helpful. The house is in a great location at the end of a road in the country side, this makes the place especially quiet and relaxing. The house is confortable with all the necessary amenities. We truly enjoyed our stay with Adela visiting the region, we hope to be back soon.

Courtney User Profile
October 2015
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Cottage Polvereto during our honeymoon. Adela greeted us at the gate upon our arrival and offered numerous tips and ideas for things to do and see during our stay. The cottage was very spacious for two people, clean and met our needs. And the views. Oh the views! Our first sunset in Tuscany is one we will never forget- absolutely stunning rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves. A rental car is a must, but this allows a person flexibility to do day-trips to places like Florence, Pisa, Luca, San Gimignano, etc. We even managed a day-trip to Cinque Terre (gorgeous)- depends how much you want to see and travel. Also, the dogs Bounty and Nelson were one of our favorite things about our stay- very sweet! Thank you Adela and Mauro for your warm hospitality!

Pete And Mary Kay User ProfilePete And Mary Kay is a superhost.
October 2015
Adela was a fantastic host and the place is beautiful. It's centrally located in Tuscany so we were able to do day trips to Florence, Siena, Pisa, and local vineyards. The place is quiet, relaxing, with views of rolling hills of vineyards and olive orchards. It's all that we hoped it would be and we recommend it to anyone seeking a "taste of Tuscany".

Greg User Profile
September 2015
Adela and her husband were good hosts, very helpful with directions to the accommodation and local amenities. They were always available to answer any questions and very pleasant to talk to. Added bonus were the dogs Nelson and Bounty! Nice pool, if you get lucky enough to have weather to use it. Beautiful surroundings, and the cottage has everything you need to be self sufficient. Only advice is to bring some DVDs/movies for evenings as all TV channels are in Italian (no surprise) and as the location is quite secluded there's not a lot to do at night. Overall, we had a lovely experience and would highly recommend it.
Adela User Profile
Response from Adela:
Thankyou for the feedback. The t.v. in that unit has for some strange reason stopped receiving the CNN and BBC I will be replacing it with a new one for next season. Nelson and Bounty miss you and still come looking for you, the new occupants don't give cuddles like you did!!!! Hope to see you again in the near future. best wishes Adela
September 2015

Florence User Profile
August 2015
Cottage polvereto was beautiful, tranquil and totally chilled :) The castle was in the perfect location giving us easy access to Florence, Siena and of course plenty of fabulous vine yards. If you want the best of both worlds, a relax by the pool and day trips full of culture, this is the perfect place to stay. Adela and her husband were charming, and their knowledge of the area was invaluable throughout our stay. Our favourite restaurant was (without surprise) a recommendation from Adela located in Marcialla, beautiful tastes of Tuscany in a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The apartment had everything we could have wanted for the stay and was huge for two people but still felt homely and welcoming. We are already planning another visit to take in many more experiences the area has to offer, and to see the lovely and very friendly dogs Bounty and Nelson!

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Florence, Italy · Joined in May 2010
Adela User Profile

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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