What makes us different?
Casa Marginetta is primarily our home in Italy.
We go there frequently ourselves. We only
accept rentals to assist with the running
costs, not for profit. We do not use a letting
enables us to offer you, our special guests, genuine
value-for-money. We love a bargain ourselves
and we honestly believe that so do most people!
from that, we want you to have a fantastic
holiday, not just an average one, so we like to
think that we always go 'the extra mile' to
make things as good as they can be.
aim to provide everything you might need to
make your stay enjoyable and some 'Special
Extras' to make it truly unique!
but not least, we're proud to say that everyone
who has been our guest in the past has said
that they enjoyed themselves. Many have written
in our guest book, recommended us to their
friends and returned again themselves!
hope that you too will have a fabulous time in
our beautiful home and look forward to hearing
from you soon.
- Master bedroom with king size bed and
luxury king size mattress topper
- Second bedroom with twin beds and luxury
Can also be made up into a double bed with
luxury double mattress topper
- Lounge with quality sprung double bed
settee, additional settee, dining table and
- Quality sprung portable single bed
- Luxury 'Mamas and Papas' travel cot/play
- Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and hand basin
- Kitchen with breakfast table and child's
Terraced garden with chestnut sun-deck
Car parking in communal village car park
- Bed linen and towels to suit number of
occupants and length of stay
- Electric cooker
- Gas hob
- Washing machine
- Slow cooker
- Bread maker
- Microwave oven
- 'Brita' water filter jug
- Toasted sandwich maker
- Main and portable TVs
- Two PVR satellite receivers offering
independent reception and recording of a wide range of BBC, ITV,
BSkyB and other programmes
- Two DVD players with a library of DVD movies,
general entertainment and children's programmes
- Dolby 'surround sound' home cinema system
- Book library
- Two Sony 'Playstation 2' consoles with a library
of over 100 games
- Motorola walkie-talkies
- Two Italian pay-as-you-go mobile telephones
- Ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Indoor and outdoor washing lines
- Snow chains
- Ski iron
- Two magnetic ski and snowboard racks
- Two electric pedestal fans
- Two bottled gas heaters
- Wood burning stove
- Oil-fired central heating in Winter
- Picnic bench
- Sun loungers
- Gas bar-b-que
It's lovely to be away in Tuscany, but then again
it's nice to keep in touch with what's
happening back home. Via our gigantic 1.8 metre
dish, you can even choose your local BBC and
ITV regional programmes, CBeebies, CITV, BSkyB and
much, much more.
Not only is there a PVR receiver in the lounge, but
in addition there is another on a wheeled trolley so that
you can use it in the bedroom.
Children fancy watching CBBC but you'd prefer
ITV? No problem! Feeling worn out after all that skiing or sightseeing?
Why not watch the end of the movie in bed?
Independently view, pause, record, rewind
and fast forward through the ads on each receiver
in a similar way to Sky+ multiroom. Unlike Sky+
though, you can even view
programmes recorded on one receiver on the
You won't find that in many
other places in Tuscany!
We don't just provide one TV and one DVD player, but
two of each!
The main installation in the lounge is connected to
a Dolby 'surround-sound' home cinema loudspeaker system so
that you can enjoy your favourite movies in a
There's a host of
viewing material provided or you could always
bring along a few of those DVDs that you've
never found time to watch!
provide two Sony 'Playstation 2' games consoles with
library of over 100 popular games, so that you and your
children can entertain yourselves for hours!
Then again, you could always bring a few of your own favourites?
Everyone knows that using your UK mobile abroad can cost
'an arm and a leg' but what's the alternative? We
offer two solutions.
we provide six free-to-use rechargeable
Motorola digital walkie-talkies. With a range
of up to 3km, you and your group can all stay
in touch whether you're on the slopes or
wandering around Florence!
we provide two Italian pay-as-you-go
mobile phones. Free to use for incoming calls,
just top them up from as little as 10 Euros and
calls within Italy or even back to the UK will
cost a fraction of what they would otherwise.
You can also send and receive texts!
not give the numbers to friends or colleagues in
the UK and then it's down to them to pay if
they need to contact you?
Want to access the internet whilst you're
away? Just pop one of the pay-as-you-go SIM
cards from the above 'phones into your own
smart 'phone and/or tether it to your laptop
and you can have unlimited internet access for just €2 a day. Wherever
you are you can log on as many times as you
like between 00:00 and 23:59. You can even
top-up online in seconds using most major
credit cards or PayPal. It's so easy!
Configuration details for most makes and models
are available online - or just
ask us to assist!
is not really a problem in Convalle - most
locals even still feel able to leave their
you may prefer not to leave passports,
valuables etc. lying around. So, for your
convenience we provide a securely mounted hidden digital safe
which you can program with your own unique
nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread
in the morning. We provide a breadmaker so that
you can treat yourself to this delicious
not pop a few sun-dried tomatoes into the mix?
Yummy! - you could be in Tuscany - oh, you are!
to skiing and want to try it for a day or two?
No problem, you can rent equipment really
cheaply, especially if you take advantage of
the special offer to guests from Scuola
Sci Montegomito. However, don't forget
to bring suitable clothing!
What about tuition? Again, Scuola
Sci Montegomito can help you with low, low prices for individual
private tuition - the very best way to learn
no doubt that skiing and snowboarding in
Abetone is a great experience, but how do you
get your skis or boards up there?
We provide two
locking magnetic ski and snowboard racks
of charge. These are fantastic!
They fit onto
the roof of your rental car without any fuss
and mean that up to five of you could
comfortably hire a cheap, basic Ford Fiesta and
safely carry the skis or boards on the roof.
Between them the two racks hold five pairs of
skis or four snowboards or combinations
to wax your board or skis to get the best out
of the snow conditions? No problem, we provide
a 'ski iron'. Just bring your preferred wax
along and away you go! Alternatively, you'll
find that most rental shops will prepare your
equipment for a small charge.
winter months, carrying snow chains in your car
is mandatory on some roads marked with snow
chain symbols, even though the chances of
actually needing them are slight because roads are well gritted and
recommend Weissenfels snow chains because of
their quality and ease of fitting.
your convenience, we provide some sets of snow chains free
of charge. Moreover, if we don't already have
the size you need, you can simply buy them and
we will offer you a full refund when you get
back home! What could be fairer?
further information you can download the full
chain size chart here.
fitting instructions you can download the full
user guide here.
you can see from the above, it is our policy to
offer most facilities at no extra charge.
However, we do offer two optional extras that
are chargeable if
for extras are based on pre-booking. Requests
for optional extras to be provided once you are
already in residence will be honoured if at all
possible, but are subject to a premium to cover the
cost of a call-out by servicing staff.
Casa Marginetta is fully centrally heated, for
your extra comfort during the winter months and
for a small additional charge of £1 per person
per night, we can optionally provide electric
under-blankets for most beds. After all,
there's nothing quite like the luxury of
slipping into a cosy warm bed!
two portable electric fans on stands are provided free of
charge at the property, you may prefer to enjoy
the additional comfort of an air conditioner in
the master bedroom during the summer months.
This is optionally
available for a small additional charge of £2
Please contact us by email, telephone
or text-message to enjoy our personal attention.
Phone or Text: +44 (0) 7836 554391