Sleeps 10 + 1
This wonderful old farmhouse is available for rent and sleeps 11 guests. Once derelict, the farmhouse has been sensitively restored with traditional Tuscan details, such as tiled floors and beamed ceilings. Lovely old features have been preserved, such as a vaulted hall, an old bread oven, arched doors, shuttered windows and a hay barn now converted into a magnificent sitting room. Concealed modern lighting throughout the house, complemented by antique wall lights, highlights the architectural details without spoiling the rustic atmosphere. All double bedrooms have multiple windows and en suite bathrooms.
At the heart of the house, an old olive tree shades a sunny courtyard, where two loggias command fine views across the valley. From every prospect, the garden leads on to the vineyard, which in turn is surrounded by oak woods and streams. The well-planted garden includes a young orchard, a Tuscan kitchen garden, lawns and a herb-filled lane.
A long swimming pool is shaded on either side by an arcaded loggia and pergola. From the shallow end, a submerged curved seat looks out onto an exceptional view.
A housekeeper, who lives in a separate staff flat, cleans and cares for the house. A cooking service can be arranged.
A/C in bedrooms
Pool (13m x 7m)
Hi-Fi systems with CDs
iPod Docking Station
Telephone and Fax
On Site Parking
Garden & Orchard
Beach (1.5hr drive)
Surfing (1.5hr drive)
Montain Biking (Monti Metaliferi)
Enter through the central main hall from which there is access to all parts of the house. To the right is a large kitchen with a working fireplace which seats the whole family. You will also find on this floor a formal dining room which seats up to 12. Nine steps lead from the kitchen to a spacious sitting room with a grand piano, working fireplace and access to a covered loggia.
On the first floor find a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Both bathrooms have shower and tub. There is an outside loggia with stunning views.
Lower Ground Floor
From the hall, steps lead to the lower ground floor. Here you can find a twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a single bedroom and a guest WC. The old wine cellar houses the large and well equipped laundry room. Access to the courtyard and loggia.
Pool Annex / Pool
The annex near the pool has a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. The pool is 13 metres long and 7 metres wide and is shaded on either side by an arcaded loggia and pergola.
Six steps lead from the entrance hall to a small sitting room with fireplace. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub.
Our Tuscan Farmhouse is culturally in the heart of Tuscany, situated conveniently almost exactly midway between the two greatest cultural cities, Florence and Siena. Each is only 40 minutes away by car (with bus services from the local village), and San Gimignano is closer still. Many pretty and rewarding Tuscan hilltowns and villages are on its rural doorstep. There is also easy access to Florence, Pisa and Bologna airports.
Sporting Activities in Tuscany
- Golf – 18 holes: 10 clubs; 9 holes: 10 clubs. Golf is well established in Tuscany and a secret golfers paradise
Jogging / Walking – Put your running shoes on and enjoy the beautiful countryside
Mountain Biking – Many routes are on offer including challenging tours like the Monti Metaliferi
Horse riding – Tuscany is a paradise for going horse riding
Swimming – Swimming is offered in many touristic locations
Surfing – Surfing is possible along the Tuscan coastline
Diving – Diving is recommended especially in the Archipelago della Toscana and the Golfo di Baratti
Tennis – Tennis is offered in many touristic locations
Activities available in the farmhouse
Swimming | Table Tennis |Badminton | Barbeque | Board Games | Sky satellite television | DVD player | Two hi-fi systems with many CDs | Many books, particularly on Italy and art | Maps for many fine walks in the surrounding countryside
More Information and Availability
Please contact the office on 01492 650562 or email [email protected] in order to book