With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality, the Borgo 69 team are well
prepared to help in creating your bespoke Tuscan holiday.
The founders Philip Robinson and Paolo Kastelec, started their Tuscan adventure with the opening of Villa Fontelunga, their country house hotel. Forerunners to import “chic boutique”, epitomised by their informal luxury service and unique at home atmosphere
Expanding into intimate serviced villas, centred around the atmosphere of a restaurant and lounge bar to create a sense of community culminated in the creation of Borgo 69.
Phillip designed the project, working with local craftsmen, materials and technology to construct a unique complex of private holiday homes that are both architecturally innovative and eco friendly.
We have looked at ways to step lightly on this earth adding technology
villas have a low environmental impact.
Our villas are classified Class A for energy efficiency, using highly efficient building
Photovoltaic panels capture the sun’s rays to supplement our clean energy consumption.
Any extra we need comes from certifiable renewable sources. We do not use gas.
Insulation is key in making the villas energy efficient combined with ‘inverter’ technology for the heating and cooling, regulating the temperature of the villas so helping cut consumption.
We have an electric car charger on site for our guests to use.
Old bricks and stone from the original rustico ‘farmhouse’ have been reused in the new
Wooden beams have been given a new lease of life as tables and benches and old doors turned into stunning bedroom mirrors.
Re-landscaping the site we were able to provide 30 mature olive trees a new home.
Where possible we have sourced everything locally.
In Italy artisan traditions are very much and alive and kicking, preserving amazing craftmasnship across many industries.
Commissioning wrought iron makers, carpenters, terracotta potters and traditional brick layers from the neighbourhood has been our aim.
Traditional products include the locally produced Graniglia (terrazzo) and local stone Pietra Serena.
In our own market garden we grow a variety of vegetables and fruits, native to Tuscany, so that guests can enjoy the freshest seasonal ingredients in our restaurant, harvested that morning. Our breakfast breads are from the bakery in the village and our supplies comes from small family run farms in the area, delivering locally so reducing our carbon emissions.
Community involvement is something close to our hearts. Borgo 69, is an integral part of the town of Pozzo and its surrounding villages.
We have been very conscious in our design to include the local materials and craftsmanship.
into the local atmosphere of the community and do not remain isolated from the real Tuscany.
We are and want to represent a blend of the local and the international, the traditional and the contemporary, to open up both our local and international communities to other influences in a convivial and harmonious setting.
Many of our team have collaborated with us over the last 20 years.
Many of our team have collaborated with us of the last 20 years, with our aim is to give our clients the best introduction and vacation to Tuscany that we can. The result being our guests have the most fulfilling and relaxing Tuscan holiday.