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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We rented two appartments for 6 adults, for 4 nights.
The property is well maintained, including the nice yard and swimming pool.
We needed to go shopping for soaps (kitchen and bathroom), and the towels were of low quality.
Otherwise - a great place for a family vacation!

Room Tip: Corte #2 has the bed upstairs, while the bathroom is downstairs. Not so convenient for a mature couple.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank ovedda
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We stayed here for a week and will certainly be recommending and coming back!

We stayed in a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment and it had everything we needed for our stay (Fridge Freezer, Oven, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, cutlery and plates etc).

We had a lovely private sitting area outside on the patio/garden, with a big table and BBQ (which we didn't use on this occasion but would do next time!).

The pool. Is. AMAZING. We could quite happily stay in the infinity pool for hours looking at the view. The area around the pool has plenty of room and shade if needed, and the gardens are so well kept. Very impressive.

The farmhouse is in such a lovely, quiet location, and is only about 10mins drive down to Castelfiorentino, which isn't a major tourist town but still very useful (head to the Coop for supplies!).

Plus we caught the train into Florence from Castelfiorentino for about 9 Euros each return (!) which was fantastic value, and took about 40 mins on an air-conditioned, modern train. Parking was about 8 Euros for the day at the station.

The views from the Farmhouse are incredible, rolling Tuscan hills for miles.

We had 3 meals put on by our hosts, the Tuscan feast on Sunday was brilliant and we had some brilliant, authentic pizzas on the other occasions. This meant we could relax without needing to head out for a few nights (even though neighbouring towns are not far away at all). We were so well taken care of and our hosts were so helpful and attentive.

We will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: Apartment 1 (4+2) has a private area and garden, I believe Apartments 2+3 which are for couples have beautiful views of the hills, and I didn't see the setup for Apartment 4 but I'm sure it was fantastic!
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank R_Cog
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed there returning yesterday. We had a 2 bedroom apartment which was 2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large living room and dining kitchen. All spotlessly clean and well equipped. The pool area was great... A real sun trap and beautiful views. The family were lovely. They had a family event in the grounds and all guests were invited. We were treated like royalty, lots of wonderful home made food and wine. They do some catering if you want it and they are fabulous meals. Amazing pizzas, and the Tuscan banquet meal was fabulous. The location is rural but still convenient for local shops and easy travelling to some wonderful places. A great place for a holiday. Thanks to Marco and the family.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank AndyC548
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We hired the 2 bedroomed apartment at the La Corte d'Elsa.
It was clean and well furnished and decorated with painted murals on the walls. The bedrooms were a very good size and beds very comfortable. The scenery was breathtaking, the pool area was a real suntrap and again the views from there were spectacular. As we only speak English, Alberto the son looked after us.

Few things to note: The shower downstairs would soak the whole floor as the curtain wasn't long enough to keep the water in the shower tray. So we ended up paddling. Be aware that it is close to a working farm, so every morning we were woken up at 7 - 7.30 to noisy machinery being used, so not as peaceful as we had hoped. You can also hear the neighbours in the next apartment, there is not much sound proofing. Pigeon came down chimney, soot eveywhere. There is an iron but no ironing board. Alberto told us they will sort things when they close for the winter.

The apartments are not too far from a local co-op. We used the train to travel to Florence, far cheaper than going by car, there is a car park attached to the station and we parked there all day for about 4 euros. The apartment is in a great area for travelling around Tuscany and Chianti.

We enjoyed our stay, the La corte d'elsa is in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank molly437
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

La corte d'elsa is an agritourism in Castelfiorentino. Florence, Volterra and San Gimignano is only 40 minutes away. Lucca and Pisa one hour.
Marco and Silvana are very good hosts.
They produce olive oil and wine.
We had a very good stay. Each appartment has his own terrace and bbq.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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