Archive for April, 2010

From: One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries: +44(0) 1603 812212

Self-catering holidays are great because you are not tied to set meal-times and have complete flexibility over how you spend your day. It’s also much more cost-effective to buy and prepare your own food than eat out at restaurants if you are staying for more than just a few days.

But for those special occasions – birthdays, wedding anniversaries, family reunions – you can’t beat a bit of personal service. Customers often ask us to arrange for a chef to come to their holiday home and cook dinner. The menu and price will be agreed in advance, so Mum can relax and look forward to the evening. All the guests can drink as much wine as they like without worrying about driving. (And the chef will also wash up afterwards and tidy the kitchen, all included in the price!)

By the way, we can also arrange cookery classes and wine-tasting at clients’ holiday villas. Contact us here to have a chat about your requirements.


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From One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries: +44 (0) 1603 812212 or contact us here.

La Casa di Pino

Pool with views at La Casa di Pino

Pool with views at La Casa di Pino

Bedroom at La Casa di Pino

Bedroom at La Casa di Pino

It’s rather unusual to find a small house with its own private pool plus air conditioning, satellite tv, table-tennis, bbq, gazebo. This one has it all! Rental prices Euro 650 (LOW SEASON), Euro 860 (MID SEASON), Euro 1020 (HIGH SEASON).

1 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4, private pool with jacuzzi. Near Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscan/Umbrian borders.

Ideal for couples, honeymooners, or young families.

Still good summer availability.

Ground Floor: going down one step access to living-dining room with kitchen corner, bathroom with shower.

First Floor: with access via internal stone and wrought iron staircase, wide room with terra-cotta floors and characteristic ceiling with wood beams where there are a double bed and two single beds divided by a room divider.

See more photos and details of La Casa di Pino here. Book La Casa di Pino here.

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From One Stop Italy. Bookings and enquiries: +44 (0)1603 812212.

The recent disruption to flights caused by the volcanic ash cloud has got me thinking about holiday rentals I’ve arranged for customers who’ve travelled to Italy by train. Not only that, but they’ve no car during their stay either.  So everything needs to be accessible on foot or by public transport.  Our holiday accommodation called San Casciano, near Florence, certainly fits the bill.

  • A food shop is approx. 300 m away
  • The centre of the town of San Casciano Val di Pesa with all kinds of shops is only 500 m away
  • Florence (accessible by public transport) approx. 15 km

Garden and Pool at San Casciano

San Casciano apartments, near Florence

San Casciano apartments and pool

San Casciano apartments - gardens

This property has been recently restored and turned into 4 apartments (one of which is occupied by the owners) offering comfortable furnished interiors. Each apartment sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. The property enjoys panoramic views and is in an ideal location for those wishing to be in walking distance of a town and at the same time enjoy the tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.

See more details and photos of San Casciano apartments here

Rental rates range from Euro 518 – Euro 863 per week, depending on when you wish to stay.

As always we are here to offer help and advice to anyone wanting to holiday in Italy … however you plan to get there!

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From One Stop Italy . Bookings: +44 (0) 1603 812212 or contact us here.

Are you a group of family or friends who love to play tennis?

Not made any plans yet for May half-term?

Still free for school half-term week, 25th May to 1st June, and also the following week 1st -8th June 2013,  this 4 bedroom villa with private swimming pool and private tennis court is in walking distance of a medieval Tuscan village with shops and restaurants. Very popular with our clients over the years as it is unusual to find all this for such a reasonable price.   Rental price Euro 1160 per week + on-site charges.

Il Poggiolo is an independent villa in Tuscany, Italy with private swimming pool and private tennis court within walking distance of  the medieval village of Monte san Savino with restaurants and shops of all kinds. It sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, all on the first floor of the house.  There is a hall, kitchen, large sitting-room with panoramic terrace, three double bedrooms, twin bedroom, one bathroom with bath, one bathroom with shower. (The ground floor of the house is not used for accommodation.)

Photo Gallery Il Poggiolo

More details about Il Poggiolo

Il Poggiolo, house and pool







Il Poggiolo private tennis court

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From One Stop Italy:

Special offer: A 10% discount will be applied to stays of 2 or more weeks at the following Tuscan and Umbrian villas. Bookings must be for dates within the specified periods. Please see our webpage for full details.


To book:  Contact us via www.onestopitaly.com or by phone on (01603) 812212.

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From: One Stop Italy. Book here or give us a call on +44 (0) 1603 812212.

Santa Vittoria - farmhouse in Val di Chiana, Tuscany

Swimming pool at Santa Vittoria

Santa Vittoria – Typical farmhouse in a panoramic and quiet position near Foiano della Chiana, Tuscany on the top of a hill covered in vineyards and olive groves. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Rental price per week Euro 470 per week (LOW SEASON), Euro 570 per week (MID SEASON), Euro 850 (HIGH SEASON)

Santa Vittoria is part of an important farm where they produce excellent wine and fine extra-virgin olive oil. Great views over the Val di Chiana landscape. The wooden ceilings, the terracotta-tiled floors and the original old furnishings, give to the house a very particular charm of ancient, simple and essential things. In front of the house there’s a large grassy area equipped with garden furniture. About 250 m away, near to another house which is also part of the farm, there are the laundry room with washing machine and the swimming pool (size 7 x 12 m), to be shared with the owner and his guests.

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