Set in the heart of the stunning Tuscan countryside, this charming converted “Casa Colonica”, a traditional country house, offers the ideal holiday retreat.
The property has extensive well-kept gardens, with a shared swimming pool, charming outdoor seating areas, olive trees and picturesque views over the valley. There are 8 separate apartments, each with a private terrace area. This apartment has 2 spacious bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people.
The property has been very well restored, using local materials. There are cool terracotta tiled floors throughout and the ceilings are made from traditional wooden beams with terracotta tiles.
The ground floor has direct access to terraces and the gardens both front and back. There is an airy sitting area with an open fireplace, sofa, armchair and a coffee table. The kitchen is through a traditional brick archway and down a short flight of wide steps. It is tastefully furnished with pale turquoise cabinets and a wooden dining table for 6 people. It is well-equipped with a cooker hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and coffee machine. The second set of French windows leads from the kitchen to the private terrace looking out over the garden. The terrace has another dining table, chairs and a large parasol for shade.
The two pretty bedrooms and a shared bathroom on the first floor are reached via the stylish wooden and iron staircase in the living room.
The large swimming pool has multiple sun-loungers and parasols for guests to enjoy. The pool also has a special hydrotherapy seating area for added relaxation.
Bedroom 1: A large, bright room, traditionally furnished with a wrought iron double bed, and chest of drawers.
Bedroom 2: This spacious bedroom has 2 single beds which can be joined, plus a chest of drawers.
Extra: The sofa in the living room converts into a comfortable double bed.
Bathroom 1: A modern tiled bathroom on the first floor, with a glass-fronted shower, basin, bidet and WC.
Bathroom 2: On the ground floor, this brightly tiled bathroom consists of a shower, basin, bidet and WC.
• Free Wifi • Outside dining area • Shared swimming pool • Satellite TV • Shared washing machine (payment required) • Air conditioning • Central heating & open fireplace • Mosquito netting on windows • Child-friendly • Cot available on request • Suitable for elderly • Parking places, car essential for your visit • Waste disposal • Gas for heating if required between April 15th and November 1st, will need to be paid as per consumption at the property
A town tax of €1/day per person (over 14 years old) needs to be paid at the property for up to 6 days.
For larger groups, there are other apartments available in the same property. Please look at Refs: 5531, 5533 and 5534
The property is wonderfully located to allow guests access to some of the most beautiful spots in Tuscany. Just a 40-minute drive from the hilltop town of San Gimignano, 1 hour and 5 minutes from the centre of Florence and 1 hour from Siena, guests will be spoiled for choice as to where to visit during their stay.
Italy is known for cooking some of the best food in the world and Castelfiorentino’s Saturday market will not disappoint. Here guests will find the freshest local ingredients, sold directly from the farms. The market is divided into two sections: Homewares and clothing, then food where you can buy everything including meat and artisanal cheeses, olive oil and honey, fruit and vegetables. If guests are interested in exploring more about local cuisine there are cooking lessons available at the Castello di Oliveto (20 minutes). The Castello also offers tours of their vineyard and winery, and food tastings and has a shop where you can buy some fine local wines and oils.
For a fashionable shopping experience, The Mall Firenze in Leccio (1 hour and 10 minutes drive) offers a tempting range of designer outlet stores. Here you will find Fendi, Etro, Gucci and many more labels at reduced prices.
More active guests will find tennis courts in Castelfiorentino (12 minutes) and a golf course at FootGolf, San Miniato (20 minutes)
Florence’s international airport is just a 40-minute drive from the property and Pisa airport is only 45 minutes away by car.