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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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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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From Gillian at OneStopItaly:

We have just taken on this fabulous new villa which still has availability for Summer 2012 including some August / September dates.

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  • Very spacious villa (1300m2) sleeping 18
  • 13km Perugia, 35km Lake Trasimeno
  • 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
  • Fenced-in private pool with its own outbuilding and kitchen
  • Library with grand piano
  • Free wi-fi internet
  • Rental prices from Euro 3000 per week +  on-site charges.

More external and internal photos of Villa Enea

Availability Villa Enea

Prices Villa Enea

We are now also handling enquiries for 2013 at this villa – please contact us on (01603) 812212 for more details.

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From Gillian at One Stop Italy:

We are offering last-minute 20% discount on our list prices at the following villas with private pool.  For June dates where available.  Please click on each photo for full details of the property and more photos.

La Peschiera on outskirts of Arezzo, Tuscany.  Sleeps 10. Was Euro 1430 Now Euro 1144 per week. Available w/c 2nd June, w/c 9th June, w/c 16th June.

 

Molino delle Gualtiere near Chianciano Terme, Tuscany. Sleeps 12. Was Euro 1400. Now Euro 1120 per week. Available w/c 9th June, w/c 16th June.

 

Villa Giola, near Pozzo della Chiana, Tuscany. Sleeps 20. Was Euro 3600 Now Euro 2880 per week. Available w/c 9th June only.

As always we are happy to give advice and answer any questions you may have.

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We’ve seen a great surge in demand over the past few weeks for villas for large groups of family and friends.

Casale Vittoria is new in our programme. This farmhouse  sleeps 15 and, most importantly, has a large and well-equipped common room where everyone can cook and eat together. Plus a private pool! Close to Lake Trasimeno with its water sports, steamers and unspoilt natural beauty.

Casale Vittoria

Pool at Casale Vittoria

Details:

Farmhouse with private pool, sleeps 13 + 2 . Near Castiglione del Lago (Lake Trasimeno area), Umbria / Tuscany borders. Rental prices from Euro 1300 per week. Still some availability for Summer 2011.

Perfect for large groups of family and friends.

7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Plus large common room with kitchen so everyone can eat together.

See more photos, prices and book Casale Vittoria here.

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La Contea pool

La Contea - house in Tuscany

La Contea tennis court

At this time of the year our time is largely spent looking forward to the next holiday season. That means taking a close look at our website, adding new villas and updating prices where necessary.

It has struck me how much booking patterns have changed over the 22 years that I have been running One Stop Italy. In the olden days, January and February would be the key months for new bookings; the phone would literally not stop ringing all day. (Of course in 1988 there was no internet and not even a fax machine in our office!)

Nowadays, the year has fewer peaks and troughs though there is always a spike in July/August as the late-bookers coincide with the early birds. For example, this year we had a last-minute rush for August 2010 holidays at the same time as people were booking one year ahead for large group, family reunion and wedding accommodation for 2011.

The biggest change of all has been the move towards large group holidays. Customers have realised that the cost savings can be enormous and yet – and this is important – they don’t have to sacrifice their privacy. Rather than sharing an independent villa they can, if they wish, take over a group of farmhouse apartments. The end result is the same: private use of swimming pool, tennis court and any other on-site facilities. But at the same time each family also has its own space, living room, kitchen etc. Here’s an example of  this type of family group holiday – see La Contea.

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Just updated our website with a case-study of a holiday we arranged in Tuscany for a large group of friends celebrating a special birthday.  It’s lovely to receive such positive feedback when we arrange such a big event.

If you’d like to find out more about how we organised their villa holiday, please visit the OneStopItaly  webpage to read the full story and our client’s testimonial.

We are so pleased that our big villa holidays are such a hit with our customers.

Enjoying a drink before dinner

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