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“Just like the movies!”
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View Across the River to House
Front of the House
Front Entry
Front of House
Rear of House
The back garden & rear of the house
Dining Room
Fully equipped kitchen with open fireplace
Kitchen seats 6. Window looks across the Solano Valley
Fireplace in Kitchen
Lounge Room
Bedroom #2 King or 2 singles
Bedroom #3 1 King & 1 Single or 3 Singles
View up the pathway to the Terrace
The grounds are extensive & private with gated entry
Pathway is illuminated at night from the front gate to the house
View from the Lounge room window
Approach to the house across the bridge to the house
Pedestrian entry to the house via an ancient borgo
Uphill cobbled path to the front gate
The house nestled in the trees. View from the town
Looking across from the opposite side of the valley to the castle & the house
View across the valley
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Castel San Niccolo, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Shuffam
Adelaide
1 review
“Just like the movies!”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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My friend and I went on a four week sojourn of Italy - and Casa Castello was our absolute highlight.

The house itself is gorgeous - it's rustic, extremely comfortable, and there's a breathtaking view from every window. Small but decent bathroom. Only room you probably won't use is the semi-formal dining room (unless you have lots of people) as the kitchen is so cosy. We cooked local steak on the open fire one night.

Being secluded amongst trees at the top of a small hill, it's the best possible way to feel 'off the beaten track' while still a five minute walk to all conveniences. We even saw a baby hedgehog and dozens of fireflies on our private path one night!

During the day we visited some of the bigger neighbouring towns by car, went to wineries, or simply relaxed with books on the terrace. At night we walked down to one of about six local delis/grocers (very friendly and understood our pointing and gesturing!) to pick up fresh bread, an antipasto feast and a couple of bottles of cheap and delicious red for dinner.

We had no problems booking with Allison, she was very responsive and made sure we had good directions to get there! Can't recommend this place highly enough.

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06Karen
Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful slice of authentic Tuscan living.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We arrived late in the afternoon and were met on time by Alison, our charming host. She proved to be very knowledgable about the local area and its history and customs and gave us excellent suggestions. Everything we needed for a great week's vacation in an authentic Tuscan hill village was provided. There's even a selection of useful guidebooks to the area in the villa. We loved the food and wine of the area available in the village (which is just across the little bridge) and really enjoyed a couple of local festivals on that week (walking distance) - the cherry festival and the Notte Bianca (see photo). The latter had all the town out enjoying themselves throughout the night as shops stayed open. The local shops sell delicious cheeses and meats (see spread in photo) and fruit and vegetables. There are also some good restaurants nearby. But mainly we enjoyed cooking our own finds and relaxing with a wine on the private terrace and in the garden. Visits to the sanctuary of La Verna, a beautiful and peaceful sanctuary (see photo) and cultural trips to Arezzo, Anghiari, San Sepolchro and the lovely medieval town of Poppi rounded out the experience, although we were always a bit reluctant to leave the terrace! I hope to go back next year.

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Liked best: The village feel and amenity while having complete privacy and meals on the gorgeous terrace
Liked least: The steep climb up the hill and lack of wi-fi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jacqui H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Soaked up the Village atmospehere & the church bells!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 for a stay in July 2011

My husband and daughters 8 & 11 and I arrived at the village by car.

We parked and headed up the cobbled stone path to open the beautiful black garden gate. I decided then we had been given our own private Eden.

When we closed the gate we had our own personal path leading to the open deck of the cottage over looking the village where we would have many a meal after a day's adventures over the next week.

This stone cottage lays majestically between the village bells & the castle bells. I loved every moment of the bells going. In Australia I do not live near church bells so i knew I was on holiday.

Each room has its own quaint feel & i loved the kitchen., this place is not for the 5 star hotel person although I love that too, this is for those who want to experience the culture & really feel they are a part of the town.

The big dining room was great to dress and the 4 of us would buy from the village and eat our fresh local produce.

The central court in town sells divine pizzas & the upstairs restaurant was wonderful!

Alison made us feel welcome and made sure every thing was ready on our arrival.

Poppi, near by, is truly beautiful and amazing at night to walk around, great to time it with a wine festival or another occasion, to see the streets lit up.

My husband wanted to explore Tuscany which meant leaving our haven, however, there was so much to see within 30 k in any direction I did not feel the need, but if one must leave the cottage, at least you know you will be back that evening to savour the view and the mountain air.

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Liked best: The enriching chance to csavour the heritage of the area. If you need Wifi, just sit in front of Lorenzo's delicatessen in the town.
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer as we had to leave !!! Due to other bookings we had made.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Melbourne
Reviewed January 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: the historic vibe of the house and the large terrace
Liked least: not having wi-fi (though it stopped me from checking emails!)
Travelling group: Friends
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Hope Island, Australia
Reviewed October 29, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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