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SPECIAL OFFER: 20% DISCOUNT THROUGHOUT May 2015 AT THIS VILLA

Villa Cecilia, a restored farmhouse with private pool located on top of a small hill in the heart of the Valdichiana.

Approx. 4 km from Castiglion Fiorentino, a medieval village with all kind of shops, restaurants and facilities. More details ….

The villa has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people.

Private pool.

For May 2015, rental price was Euro 990 per week now only Euro 792 per week 

Contact us at One Stop Italy for more information.

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Gorgeous gardens at Casa Lorena

Shady gazebo for outdoor dining within sight of the private pool

Sleep like a lord under your own chandelier

Casa Lorena in the village of Pieve San Giovanni has a gorgeous garden with lots of natural shade.

You can dine outdoors under a leafy gazebo and swim in a private pool which is exclusively for your use.

And there’s a grocery store and restaurant within 30 metres, so all the basics are on tap.

Casa Lorena.

Sleeps up to 6.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Rental prices from just Euro 606 per week.

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casa rosada

Villas with heated outdoor pool are so rare in Italy. The pool water is automatically warmed up by the sun’s rays, right?

Well, at the start of the season (April / May for example) it can be useful to give Nature a bit of a helping hand. And we know that younger children always prefer warmer water.

Casa Rosada ticks all the boxes for a family-friendly holiday.

  1. A pool you can heat (for a very reasonable charge of just Euro 12 per day)
  2. Grounds which are completely fenced-in.
  3. 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, so plenty of space of family / friends.
  4. A basement gym to work off all that pizza and pasta.
  5. Table-football for any competitive Dads …
  6. Just 1.5km from the gorgeous medieval village of Lucignano, in Tuscany.
  7. Rental prices from as little as Euro 950 per week for a group of 12 people.

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Here’s what our customer Mrs B.D. of Bristol, UK wrote about her family holiday at Villa degli Olivi, just 1.5km from the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany:

Villa degli Olivi

Villa degli Olivi

Had fabulous holiday. Villa Degli Olivi was absolutely beautiful and Aida and Massimo were so kind and welcoming and truly lovely to my 90 year old mum who was very keen to practice her rusty Italian!!

My ‘children’ thought the pool and grounds were magnificent, kept lush and green with gorgeous flowers and the pool has a proper deep end which in our experience is unusual, but for teenagers makes a really massive difference to their enjoyment of using the pool.

Diving into The pool at Villa degli Olivi

Diving into the pool at Villa degli Olivi

We have been holidaying as an extended family for donkeys years (since 1986?) but really loved this villa a lot. Castiglion Fiorentino is a very pretty local town, particularly with the station which we found very useful as you suggested (Florence and Rome for some) and two fantastic restaurants we went to. (Steak connoisseur brother thought best ever!)

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Outdoor dining at Villa degli Olivi

Many, many thanks for helping organise such a wonderful and memorable family holiday”

Mrs B.D., Bristol, UK

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

Pizza oven at Villa degli Olivi

If you are planning a holiday in Italy for a large group, One Stop Italy can find you the perfect venue. We specialise in family reunions, special birthday celebrations with groups of friends, accommodation for wedding parties. Start by taking a look at our large villas with pool in Italy.

Interested?

Tel: +44 (0)1603 812212 and talk to Gill or Adrian.

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The news today is full of a ‘school holiday rant’, which a guy posted to his friends on Facebook and has since gone viral. He complains about the general practice amongst holiday companies of raising prices outside of term-time, making it much more expensive for families. And of course this comes on top of the case of a Shropshire couple who were fined £1000 a few weeks ago for taking their children out of school during term-time.

 

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Lots to do on-site at these family apartments on an organic farm near Volterra, Tuscany

 

Are you planning a family holiday to Italy in May half-term 2014?  We have a huge selection of self-catering villas and farmhouse apartments in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio where the rental price remains the same throughout May, including half-term (24th – 31st May 2014). Not only that, but the whole of May is priced at LOW SEASON rates.  In other words, it’s cheaper to go on holiday in May than in June, July, August or September. And that includes May half-term week. Swimming pools, tennis courts, table-tennis, table football, volleyball, five-a-side football – our range of holiday houses has plenty to keep the children occupied all week long.

And it’s the same in October. LOW SEASON rates. No price increase for October half-term.

The above applies to everything in Brochure 1 on our website.

For advice and personal service, contact Gillian at One Stop Italy.

P.S. We offer a free tailor-made holiday search service

Not all holiday companies are alike …

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La Casina nel Bosco - 1 bedroom cottage with private pool

La Casina nel Bosco pool

Bedroom Casina nel Bosco

Introducing La Casina del Bosco, a 1 bedroom cottage with private pool ideal for honeymoon couples or anyone wanting  a relaxing break. What’s more, mid-week rentals are possible here. Why not take advantage of cheaper flight deals and avoid the weekend price hike?  See more details here. Photo Gallery.  Availability 2013 La Casina del Bosco.

What’s great about this house?

Sleeps 2 with private pool – so quite a rarity!

Restored shepherd’s cottage in a panoramic position near Subbiano, Tuscany

Fully fenced-in grounds of approx. 1200m2

‘Hot tub’

Air conditioning

Pergola with table and chairs for outdoor dining

Barbecue

FLEXIBLE START DATES, even in High Season

Rental prices for 2013 from Euro 500 per week + on-site charges

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Families with young children often ask us for houses with fenced and  gated private pools. Here is a selection of our villas sleeping 10 to 20 people with this child-friendly facility. We are now booking for 2013.

Sleeps 10

Fattoria Il Barattino 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Sleeps 6 + 4. Near Cortona, Tuscany. Rental price from Euro 1160 to Euro 1800 per week. Table-tennis, bikes. Photo Gallery Book this house

Sleeps 12

Podere Caggiolo 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Sleeps 12. Near Marciano della Chiana, Tuscany. Rental prices from Euro 1200 to Euro 2290 per week. Table-tennis, satellite TV, DVD player. Photo Gallery Book this house

Sleeps 13

Casale La Meridiana 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Near Foiano della Chiana, Tuscany. Sleeps 13. Rental prices from Euro 1350 to Euro 2363 per week. Table-tennis, bikes for rent. Photo Gallery Book this house

Sleeps 15

Villa Campogrande 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Near Citta della Pieve, Umbria. Sleeps 15. Rental prices from Euro 1800 to Euro 3350 per week. VERY SPACIOUS MANSION – 1320m2. Billiards room, bowling green, sauna, small gym. Free wifi on ground floor. Photo Gallery. Book this house

Sleeps 18

Villa Enea 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Near Perugia, Umbria. VERY SPACIOUS – 1300m2. Rental prices from Euro 3000 to Euro 5025 per week. Grand piano. Photo Gallery.  Book this house

Villa Fiorentina 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Near Florence, Tuscany. Rental prices from Euro 7007 to Euro 10010 per week. Free wifi internet connection. Photo Gallery. Book this house

Sleeps 20

La Pineta 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms. Fenced private pool. Near Castiglione del Lago, Tuscan / Umbrian borders. Rental prices from Euro 1450 to Euro 3180 per week. Private tennis court, table-tennis, children’s playground and pool. Photo Gallery. Book this house

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