My husband and I stayed here whilst visiting Tuscany for the first time. Being 6 months pregnant, I was a little wary about how remote this place felt, but there is no denying how stunning the setting is.
Simone met us on arrival and showed us to our room - basic cooking facilities but this was perfect for us. We stayed in room 5 and the views were absolutely amazing across the valley.
We stayed for 5 nights, most days were spent out on various day trips around the region, but we felt like we were coming home every evening to this place.
My only thing (and this is down to personal preference) would be that I'd liked it to have been a little busier, there were only two other couples staying on site, and due to the remoteness, it took me a bit of time to settle! But this quietness is normally people's idea of bliss, plus we were very early in the season - I'm sure a place like this is full in season!
There is no wifi, forcing you to switch off from the outside world for a bit, and the pool is in a wonderful setting - surrounded by olive trees (their on-site made olive oil is amazing - a must buy!).
We will certainly be back, Simone was at the end of a phone with any questions we had, and this would be a perfect place to come back to with family & friends. Such beautiful surroundings and views. The track leading to the house is a little bumpy and tricky to get used to at night...but again, I don't think my baby bump helped there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Podere Casarotta is a XVIIIth century farmhouse in Tuscany which has been renovated in recent years, converted in holiday house with private swimming pool and divided into luxurious apartments for your holiday rentals. In the farmhouse there are six indipendent apartments for rent, each with one or two double bedrooms; the whole holiday house can sleep up to 20 persons. All the apartments are furnished in classic Tuscany style, and each apartment has its own kitchen (well equipped), bathroom and private garden outdoor. The whole property (Podere Casarotta farmhouse together with the Conca d'Oro farm) covers approximately 30 acres, mostly planted with olive groves that surround the farmhouse. The place was called from long ago the "Conca d'Oro" ("the Golden Basin") for its climate, particularly pleasant to people and beneficial to olive oil production. We still produce on the farm our high-quality, organic, tuscan extra-virgin olive oil! Podere Casarotta farmhouse, because of its privileged position in the very heart of Tuscany (and just 5km from the nearest town, Castelfranco di Sopra) offers a perfect balance between rest & relaxation and wandering around: the apartments of our villa will be your luxurious and comfortable starting point for visiting Tuscany! Whatever you are looking for: art, history, culture, parks and nature, wine and food routes, or just relax by the swimming pool in the silence of the Tuscany countryside, you will find them all at hand! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Podere Casarotta Italy/Tuscany - Loro Ciuffenna