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3 nights at a Castle in the stunning Tuscany countryside
Highest Bid:£430.00 GBP By he****6
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Enjoy a 3-night stay for 2 guests in a unique and luxurious Double Room at Castello di Potentino in beautiful Tuscany in Italy, including all food and transfers to and from Pisa Airport, valued at approximately £1,300 GBP / $1,695 USD*.
Prize stay dates: to be booked in advance and taken between 01 October 2017 – 30 April 2018, excluding stays between 20 December 2017 – 02 January 2018, subject to availability.
Castello di Potentino is a beautiful 21st Century Castle nestled in Monte Amiata, an undiscovered corner of the striking Tuscany countryside in Italy. The ancient and medieval castle lies in a secret valley surrounded by an unspoilt landscape dotted with vines and olive trees that are used for the estate’s small production of high-quality wine, grappa and oil.
Bought and restored in 2000 by the Greene family, today the castle is operating as a dynamic cultural centre and makes the ideal off-season travel venue, hosting guests, events and weddings all year round.
Staying at Potentino is like being invited into a private home, where guests are encouraged to join in various daily activities. Guests are also offered in-depth wine tastings of wines made at Potentino and there are plenty of suggested walks and expeditions in and around the castle. Guests are welcome to sit under the loggia, or explore the gardens and if heading out, the owners Charlotte and Alexander can always recommend a good restaurant wherever you go.
Complimentary wifi is available in most areas of the castle and there is a very beautiful swimming pool in the olive groves above the castle where some of the trees are over a thousand years old. Charlotte and Alexander are happy to arrange courses and excursions including: cookery, cheesemaking, foraging walks, historical tours and sightseeing, horse riding, yoga, massages and personal training.
Breakfast is self-service in the old castle canteen with fresh fruit, a selection of cereals, local Tuscan bread, pastries and, if they have any left, homemade cherry jam.
The winner will be staying in one of the 8 unique and luxurious Double Guestrooms in the main castle which offer private bathrooms with showers or tubs. Some rooms feature ornate furniture and four-poster beds, some have their own private sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and one even features the bed used in Visconti films! So if sleeping in an ancient castle is on your bucket list, then make sure you visit Castello di Potentino.
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately £1,300 GBP by Castello di Potentino, Tuscany, Italy – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Castello di Potentino, Tuscany, Italy to coincide with your booking. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked in advance and taken between 01 October 2017 – 30 April 2018, excluding stays between 20 December 2017 – 02 January 2018. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via Paypal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.