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Reviewed 9 October 2016

or at least it was until we arrived with our 1 year old. Apologies to the other guests staying if they could hear us, luckily we were staying in Capanna, which is set apart from the main farmhouse. Dont let the photos of Capanna fool you. She is small, but perfectly formed & the high ceilings make it feel much...

1Thank Designdays
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Castellare in May 2016. Beautiful location, amazing hospitality and fantastic accommodation. It's quite isolated but with Lucca, San Gimagnano and Siena all easy to get to in the car. I'd recommend taking the train into Florence from the local train station which is just a few miles away. I'd also recommend Napino's, an excellent local eaterie nearby and...

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 9 October 2015

this is the most beautiful and perfectly located vacation home i have ever visited! we are a family of five, and we stayed at the biggest accommodation for 6 nights at the end of September. Catina was a wonderful host. she welcomed us upon arrival with a home made cake, and arranged the house exactly as we asked. She is...

2Thank Tamar G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This place must be close to Heaven (never been there)...Italian Hospitality at his best....a place to live blending with nature....just switch off and enjoy.....ask Contessa Catina where to shop and where to eat when going out..

2Thank andrea_m186338
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Words cannot explain how magical this place is. For the past four years we've enjoyed all that Castellare has to offer and are looking forward to another visit this summer. You couldn't wish for a better location and accommodation. The pool is a hit with the kids, the surrounds are beautiful and it is very easy to get into the...

1Thank Blue_Fleece
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Seriously I don't know what to write, there is not enough words to describe how magical is this place.it's located in the most beautiful area in Tuscany, surrounded by olives trees, forest,you can see deer running around every morning,.. Just few minutes away by car of this little town called, Molino del Piano, where you can get all the goods...

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Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here annually for about 7 years. All seasons. It is special. If you choose to stay here you will need a car. Also if you particularly like walking along way-marked tracks and/or simply relaxing with a book, then it is a particularly good haven to spend a few days.

1Thank Zoe P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Castellare and its people is truly amazing. I still think about the 6 week holiday my daughter and I took together in March 2012. The spring had just arrived and Castellare was absolutely brimming with beauty. Catina and her family are absolutely wonderful and we remain in contact today. Everything about the rustic charm is magnificent. I cannot thank Catina...

Thank BoldandIndie
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed in Castellare in June 2013. It was by far the most magical holiday we have had with our children. From meeting Catina we just knew the love she had for this place and how she wanted you to enjoy your stay. The house we stayed in was the Staletta. It was tastefully decorated and just felt like home...

2Thank Caroilne N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We had booked to stay in this place, but two days before we were scheduled to arrive, Catina(the owner) called us and warned us about an impending snowstorm which would have made access to the place difficult. Very kindly, she even looked for an alternate accomodation and helped us make the booking as well. We are very much appreciative of...

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Castellare is an ancient building on the high hills that surround Florence (just 20km away). It is set on top of a private hill, invisible from the public street, and completely surrounded by nature. We offer 4 accomodations, and with the recent renovations we think they are even more warm and inspiring. The Stalla is our larger one, and is displayed on two floors. Upstairs two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom; downstairs a big open space with a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room area. The Stalla house is perfect for a family or a small group of friends. In restructuring it we tried to maintain its medieval flavour, so you will find an original stone floor and family pieces of furniture. And lots of art pieces, from well known artists we worked with. Music, films and books are at your disposal for more inspiration. Outside the living room door there is a private garden with table and chairs for romantic outside dinner. The Loggia has an indipendent kitchen, that we decided to paint a lilac, a happy colour. There is a large window that offers views of the olive trees and woods, so breakfast can be a truly peaceful moment; The livingroom with a stone column has also a very nice window, and a sofa, that in seconds becomes a combortable queen size bed; the bathroom is also on the ground floor, and the bedroom is up on the loft, under the ancient woodden beams of the ceiling. The Loggia too has a small private garden, in a shady area, precious in summer hot months.The Stalletta has been renewed just months ago, and now has a new kitchen and a new bathroom, of soft colours. The shelves are antique, and some of them have been made from 17th century restored wood, with the original decor. The Stalletta has a bedroom, a room with the itchen, a dining area and a relaxing area, and a spacious bathroom. There is a window door that opens on the little privategarden with the table and chairs of wood, right near the stone wall always full of flowers. The Capanna is a small detatched cottage that has been renovated last year with a new kitchen and with a white coat of paint of the original stone walls and ceiling. Even the old wooden chandelier made from a tree root has been freshly painted of a lighter colour to offer a more relaxing atmosphere. There is a bedroom, a bathroom, and a room with a kitchen, a dining area and a living room. Two window doors illuminate the Capanna, the entrance one, and the one that opens on the outside dining area, with woodden table and chairs.In the main lawn there is a swimming pool with a wooden deck that runs around it. It's in a lovely spot, surrounded by plants and flowers, with open view of the sky and nature all around. WIFI connection is free and available in every accommodation. ... more   less 

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Address: Via di Parga 23, 50065 Molino del Piano, Pontassieve, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Pontassieve > Molino del Piano
Price Range: $83 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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