Casa Marginetta The symbol of Italy!

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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 agent.

This 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!

Apart 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.

We aim to provide everything you might need to make your stay enjoyable and some 'Special Extras' to make it truly unique!

Last, 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!

We hope that you too will have a fabulous time in our beautiful home and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Steve and Trudi.
Accommodation Details

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and luxury king size mattress topper
  • Second bedroom with twin beds and luxury mattress toppers
    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 six chairs
  • Quality sprung portable single bed
  • Luxury 'Mamas and Papas' travel cot/play pen
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and hand basin
  • Kitchen with breakfast table and child's high chair
  • Terraced garden with chestnut sun-deck
  • Car parking in communal village car park

Modern Conveniences

  • Bed linen and towels to suit number of occupants and length of stay
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Electric cooker
  • Gas hob
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Slow cooker
  • Bread maker
  • Microwave oven
  • 'Brita' water filter jug
  • Toasted sandwich maker
  • Safe
  • 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
  • CD/Radio/HiFi
  • 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
  • Iron 
  • 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 Season
  • Picnic bench
  • Sun loungers
  • Gas bar-b-que

Those Special Extras!

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 other. Amazing!

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 cinema-like atmosphere. 

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!

We provide two Sony 'Playstation 2' games consoles with a huge 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.

Firstly, 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!

Secondly, 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! 

Why 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!

Crime is not really a problem in Convalle - most locals even still feel able to leave their doors unlocked!

However, 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 access number.

There's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. We provide a breadmaker so that you can treat yourself to this delicious experience! 

Why not pop a few sun-dried tomatoes into the mix? Yummy! - you could be in Tuscany - oh, you are!

New 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 safely.

There's no doubt that skiing and snowboarding in Abetone is a great experience, but how do you get your skis or boards up there? 

Simple! We provide two locking magnetic ski and snowboard racks free 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 in-between.

Want 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.

In 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 ploughed.

We recommend Weissenfels snow chains because of their quality and ease of fitting.

For 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?

For further information you can download the full chain size chart here.

For fitting instructions you can download the full user guide here.

Optional Extras

As 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 required. 

Prices 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.

Although 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!

Although 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 per night.

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Please contact us by email, telephone or text-message to enjoy our personal attention.

Phone or Text: +44 (0) 7836 554391