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The Watch Tower, unique holiday cottage in Tuscany

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The Little Guard Tower, living room
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
Castle
Medieval Guard Tower located in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. This fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located on the grounds of the castle of Porciano, and lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs. On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and microwave oven. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate. On the second floor a tiny living room with a large window is set up as a comfortable reading nook. The third floor bedroo...Medieval Guard Tower located in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. This fully equipped cottage is the perfect place from which to explore the natural and artistic treasures of Tuscany and the Casentino Valley. The ancient guard tower has come back to life as a unique little cottage located on the grounds of the castle of Porciano, and lovingly restored and decorated by the castle owner. It is on three floors connected by wood stairs. On the first floor is an equipped kitchenette with gas burners, refrigerator and microwave oven. A washing machine is available for guests in another building of the estate. On the second floor a tiny living room with a large window is set up as a comfortable reading nook. The third floor bedroom features a dormer window and two single beds (these cannot be pushed together). En-suite small bathroom with shower. Table and chairs in the garden beneath the tower Free Wi-Fi is available for guests in all the indoor and outdoor areas and private parking is within the estate or in a nearby area. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small and medium-sized pets accepted with prior approval of the owner. Parties in the outdoor areas are allowed only with prior approval of the owner. Smoking is not allowed inside cottages, please use outdoor smoking areas. Check In: 2.00-6.00 p.m. Check Out: by 10.00 a.m. Please let the property management know what time you’ll be arriving at least 24 hours in advance There is no after-hours reception at this property. All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the manager.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Martha S
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Quiet, beautiful nature, great historic building and very friendly owner + manager Fede. absolutely unique!!

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Beat L
LightPacker556042, VR Owner at The Watch Tower, unique holiday cottage in Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

Thanks a lot for being such nice guests! It was a pleasure to meet you and Rita!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Safe
Shared Garden
Cooker
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Borgo del Castello di Porciano offers the peace and hospitality of the upper valley of the Arno River, Casentino.In this small village, at the foot of its Castle, you will be able to experience and explore the natural and artistic beauty of this lesser known corner of Tuscany. The village stands at 600 meters above sea level, and is only one mile away (1.5 km) from the lovely small town of Stia, built where the Arno and Staggia rivers meet. The Romanesque Church in the square surrounded by archways is one of the most beautiful pievi (parish churches) of the Casentino. In the summer you will be able to enjoy the park along the river where you can sun yourself, wade or swim in the clear waters of the Arno river. The sources of the Arno are very near Stia so the water is still clean and pure.
Getting around
Car is mandatory to enjoy the area! Public means of transportations are also available and work pretty well, but they don't reach some of the most interesting sights (as hilltop old city centers, etc.).
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