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- About The Experience
A group of friends or family will find this renovated 18th-century villa and Guest House an ideal base from which to explore the Florentine countryside. Set on 350 hectares (864 acres), the hilltop wine estate overlooks a 900-year-old castle and is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and forests with excellent hiking and biking trails. The grounds have gardens, a swimming pool and an outdoor pizza oven. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary tour of the castle and a wine tasting. This farmhouse is close to Casa Rufina on the same estate. Both can be rented together for a large group.
- Location Description
The villa is located two kilometers from the nearest town of Santa Brigida, where there are shops, restaurants, a post office, church, and pharmacy. To the north is Fiesole, which dates back to Etruscan times and houses remains of ancient city walls, Roman baths, a theater and castle. Today it is famous for its part in E.M. Forster’s “A Room With A View.” Of course, the primary attraction of the greater area is the city of Florence, renowned for its art and culture. A train station is located six kilometers from the property, but a rental car is highly recommended. Free parking is available on property.
Pisa: 120 km/74.5 mi
Pisa or Bologna Airport: 110 km/68 mi
Siena: 90 km/56 mi
San Gimignano: 80 km/50 mi
Arezzo: 70 km/43 mi
Florence Airport: 27 km/17 mi
Florence: 20 km/15.5 mi
Florence Train Station: 19 km/12 mi
Pontessieve: 15 km/9 mi
Molino del Piano: 3 km/2 mi
Santa Brigida: 2 km/1 mi
- Exterior Description
A quiet, paved road leads to the villa, which is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woods. The private outdoor area has a garden and swimming pool (5 mt x 10 mt, 150 cm deep, open May to September) flanked by lounge chairs and sunbeds. There is also a table and chairs in a covered loggia, a barbecue and an outdoor pizza oven.
- Interior Description
Ground Floor: This floor has a kitchen with an oven, toaster, dishwasher and Italian coffee maker, plus a dining room with a table and chairs for 8 (additional chairs can be brought in from outside). There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and an en suite bathroom with a shower. There is also another bathroom with a shower.
First Floor: There is a living room with two sofa beds (each for one person) and a flat-screen TV. There are also three bedrooms. The first has a queen-size bed (160 cm), single bed, and an en suite bathroom with a shower. The other two bedrooms each have two twin beds (90 cm each) that can be joined together upon prior request to form a king-size bed. Both have en suite bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a bathtub with handheld shower head.
Guest House: There is a living room with a TV, a single sofa bed, a kitchen with an oven, toaster, Italian coffee maker, and a dining table that seats 6. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) and one bathroom with shower.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
- Housekeeping: 20 Euros per hour
- Linen Change: 15 Euros per person
- Portable Baby Crib: Upon request
- High Chair: Upon request
- Babysitting: 20 Euros per hour
- Pool Towels: 5 Euros per towel
- Chauffeur/Driver: Upon request
- This property is on the same estate as
and can be rented together to accommodate more people.
- Window screens on the bedroom windows only.
- The second bedroom in the guest house has bunk beds, appropriate for young people.
- Guests must provide their own charcoal for barbecue.
- During high season arrivals must be on Saturday.
Features and Amenities
- Free Parking on Premises
- Independent Villa
- Outside Area - Private
- Outside Dining
- Pool Towels
- Swimming Pool
- Swimming Pool - Private
- TV - English Channels Available
- American Coffee Maker
- Electric Tea Kettle
- Hair Dryer
- Iron and Board
- Toaster Oven
- Washing Machine
- Fans Available - Upon Request
- Firewood Available - Included
- Heating - Whole House
- Window Screens - Partial House
- High Chair
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
- Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
- Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
- Reception Office
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