TYPICAL BARN '700 IN THE COUNTRYSIDE JUST 20 MINUTES FROM FLORENCE, PRIVACY

Francesca Focosi

Speaks french, italian, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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 TYPICAL BARN '700 IN THE COUNTRYSIDE JUST 20 MINUTES FROM FLORENCE, PRIVACY

Montelupo Fiorentino Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Room with fireplace and wood stove 1 large bedroom + sofa bed

This is an authentic barn end 700 completely and tastefully renovated, adjoining the farmhouse but completely self-sufficient.

He resides in the area 'Chianti Montalbano' locations

'Castra' separated from the road by a road 'white' than 1km in just 5 minutes away from Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci .. And 'ideal for weekend or weekly, and given the central location is a great place to starting point for excursions in the countryside and to visit the most beautiful cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, San Miniato, Monteriggioni etc.. The restaurant is willing

on two levels for a total of 110 square meters .. And 'totally immersed in the woods and surrounded by olive groves. From the main garden you can enjoy a stunning aerial view of the nearby San Miniato (it is located 300 mt. Height). The peace and tranquility are assured. The entire property is fenced animals are well appreciated, however, but must be followed by the owners. The barn is equipped with a wood-burning oven and barbecue area all 'outside. The nearest town

is the common 'limit Arno' to no more than

10 minutes by car, the city of Florence, about 18 minutes away. The garden and the square of 1000 square meters are private and exclusive to the tenant.

The 'barn' is a building that dates back to '700 'restored and furnished with all the comforts.

The house and 'disposed on a surface of 110 square meters, which includes a large dining room with fireplace, living area with double sofa bed, a relaxation area for listening to music with stereo, a large kitchen equipped with feature fireplace and very well equipped to who loves to cook, upstairs there is a large master bedroom with very nice view of the countryside, a typical bathroom with stone bath and a terrace with an outdoor shower.

Outside, in addition to a large private garden of about 3000 meters with various relaxation areas with sun lounger umbrellas etc, is a private veranda for breakfast, lunch, outdoor etc, equipped for cooking with barbecue and pizza oven.

At the entrance of the house is a small square in the ancient stone flanked by a private parking space for cars. The whole property is surrounded by gardens, olive groves and woods from private for wonderful walks and hikes with spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is famous worldwide for its unique combination of natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage consists of an incredible number of works of art, ranging from the Etruscan period to the Renaissance and Baroque periods and then to the 20th century . And 'the wonderful discovery of these works in their natural environment and among his people, that the whole world admires.

But Tuscany has many landscapes, many routes that are often unknown to the general public outside the traditional tourist circuit. It 'a land of mountains, hills and forests, but also the sea, islands, parks, protected areas, wineries and oil mills, as well as castles, churches, history, traditions, and many other things that those who come to visit us we see and experience.

The whole area is well suited for walking and hiking, on foot or by bicycle, which can be carried on an extensive network of pedestrian and cycle paths that

reach hill towns surrounded by nature, archaeological sites, ancient woods such as oak forest Pietramarina.

But you can also follow eno-gastronomic routes as the roads of wine and oil, and you can organize wine tasting at nearby farms. Visit these places or spend days holiday offers the opportunity to live the typical coastal towns rich in history, surrounded from the countryside and from which you can reach with day trips to the nearby cities of art in Tuscany and the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, not to mention maybe hiking in the countryside.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Francesca Focosi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, italian, english

I LOVE THE REGION IN WHICH I WAS BORN IN TUSCANY AND HIS CAMPAIGN THE CITIES OF ART AND ITS HISTORY The small country villages and rolling hills RANGING WITH VIEW TO THE SEA LIKE EXPLORE EVERY CORNER OF MY AREA TO STAY ALWAYS PLEASANT SURPRISE.

Francesca Focosi purchased this chateau / country house in 1999

ME AND MY HUSBAND HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE AND WE SPENT A LOT OF HOLIDAY TOGETHER AND EVEN WITH FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY.

  OUR DREAM WAS TO FIND A HOME IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY OLIVE TREES AND SURROUNDED BY WOODS AND HAVING TURNED AND VISITED MANY HOUSES WHEN WE FOUND THIS HOUSE WE LOVE NOW.

WE decided to buy it took us YEARS AND ALL OUR PASSION

Renovate FOR KEEPING THE TRADITION AND MATERIALS ORIGINATING BUT TRYING TO MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED to live and share it with OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

THE POSITION OF THE HOUSE HAS A VIEW OF THE UNBEATABLE.

DURING ALL SEASONS YOU CAN SEE THE SPECTACULAR SUNSETS AND SHARE AN OUTDOOR DINNER WITH A UNIQUE PANORAMA.

THE HOUSE IS LOCATED ON A HILL A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 300 MT SURROUNDED BY WOODS AND OLIVE GROVES, ENJOYS A GOOD EXPOSURE AND A VIEW TO 180 DEGREES ON THE CAMPAIGN, THE HILLS, UP TO THE SEA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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 Typical Barn '700 in the countryside just 20 minutes from Florence, privacy
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 Typical Barn '700 in the countryside just 20 minutes from Florence, privacy
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Montelupo Fiorentino Florence Area
5

A Tuscan Dream.

  • 5 of 5
We made our way up the hills from Florence to Castra, often wondering if we were going the right way. But Francesca’s directions were clear, so when we turned onto a white gravel road leading us through the olive trees we were sure we had found the villa. A few minutes later, we were ecstatic as we pulled into the driveway. It was beautiful. David and Francesca were there with a bottle of olive oil from their grove, and welcoming smiles. We still remember the wonderful smells of the house and the gardens, and the amazing view of the Tuscan valley below and on to the sea. Every day was like a dream. The villa was lovingly decorated with all the comforts of home. We slept very well, and woke up late almost every day to enjoy coffee on the patio. Among the many experiences we had in Italy, meeting David and Francesca and staying in their wonderful house is at the top of the list. From Castra we were just a short drive from Pisa, Florence, Vinci, and many other small towns in Tuscany. Thanks to David and Francesca, we are now big fans of all things Tuscan, including brick oven pizza, Chianti, and fresh parmesan wrapped in prosciutto de Parma. We miss you both and hope to see you again soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For me and David was very nice to share with you our experience in the Tuscan countryside.
For you, our home in Tuscany will always be available to you and I hope you can come back to find us.
Thank you for being here was really nice meeting you.
Kind regards
Francesca and David
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Memorable

  • 5 of 5
After 4 days in Rome, we longed for peace and quiet, for a place in the countryside where we could relax. As we drove on the narrow, rutted road leading to our rental in Castra, we were concerned. Where in the world would we end up? But when we rounded the bend and drove into the driveway of Francesca and David's property, we knew. We had arrived in Tuscan heaven. The beautiful photos on the web site show you exactly what you will find. A meticulously renovated barn which includes both the best of the old and the best of the new. Rustic, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, filled with books, music, art (David's paintings). Outside, patio furniture, gardens filled with rosemary, herbs, olive trees, flowers. And then there are the views, laid out before us, Tuscany. We traveled to the west coast and Cinque Terre, Lucca, Vinci (only 10 minutes), Florence. We enjoyed each trip but always looked forward to returning to our Tuscan "home." Ahhhh. Our most treasured memory --the traditional Tuscan lunch, simple, fresh, delicious, prepared by our hosts and their parents, shared on their patio,overlooking Tuscany. We ate, and talked, and laughed with these warm, generous new friends who adore their Tuscany. We hope to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Me and David had the pleasure to know two very special people and we shared a friendship with really nice day together .
we hope to see you again and to have another opportunities to enjoy together in our Tuscan countryside!
with best regards
Francesca and David
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 Typical Barn '700 in the countryside just 20 minutes from Florence, privacy
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A Tuscan Dream!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful estate with our 4-month-old daughter in July 2012. When we booked it, we were sure the pictures must be misleading - it just looked too perfect for the price. When we arrived, though, everything was as advertised, and even better! The pictures didn't lie: The property is gorgeous, comfortable, extremely private and tastefully decorated, with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor pizza oven. Beyond that, though, the hosts Francesca and David were so sweet, helpful and friendly. They really made the stay memorable. David drove us around the town to help us get the lay of the land, showed us where to get amazing local wine & handmade leather jackets, and when we inquired about the pizza oven, he arrived the following afternoon with a huge bowl full of freshly prepared pizza dough for us, since we'd mentioned we didn't know how to make it from scratch. The couple was always available and their door always open, but yet never intrusive. We felt like we were at a secluded retreat, yet we had access to help or advice if we needed it. The only slightly negative thing I can think of would be that the wifi internet was not super reliable. Then again - you're on a Tuscan vacation - wifi shouldn't be high on your priority list! Overall, the experience was delightful - from the house, to the hosts, to the town, to the general surroundings. We would definitely consider coming back and visiting again.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much to Orli and her family to been stayed in our house it was a real pleasure to have them here with us.
Thank you for warning for the wi-fi, we have improved the line and now the wi-fi works very well.
thank you very much and we hope to see you again

Francesca and David
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Feels like home!

  • 5 of 5
The four days we stayed at the Il Fienile was our favorite memory of our 4-week-honeymoon. The house was exactly like the pictures - beautiful, private, spacious, very clean, and full of characters. Bedroom and bathroom are on the 2nd floor. The bed is really comfortable, we slept like babies every night and woke up to the sound of birds singing. Every evening we sat in the kitchen sipping on wine or tea - feels just like home. David and Francesca were friendly, kind, helpful, and fun to hang out with. They lived right next door and were available whenever we needed them, and let us have our privacy at other times.

A great base to visit Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Florence, etc. if you plan to drive. We rented a convertable - next time we'd go with a different car since Il Fienile is off a small, kinda bumpy "white road". Also we observed that Italians drive quite fast so if they tell you "15 minutes" prepare to drive for 30 if you follow the speed limit.

There's a winery nearby called Fattoria Castellina - we bought some wine there that were fantastic!

The nearest supermarket is more than 10 minutes away so if you don't want to drive out after checking in, bring your groceries. David and Francesca provides the basics like salt and pepper and basils (fresh!) and olive oil they pressed themselves!

Would definitely recommend it and wish to come back again some day!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For me and David was a pleasure to have in our home two special people like you.
Thank you enjoyed your holiday in Tuscany.
We hope to see you again

Francesca and David
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Wundervolles Feriendomizil

  • 5 of 5
Die Lage ist fantastisch: 30 km von Florenz in den Olivenbergen inmitten von bluehenden Obstwiesen mit grossartiger Aussicht. Das Haus ist wunderschoen restauriert und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Es ist einfach alles vorhanden.
Die Ruhe ist traumhaft, ein perfekter Ort zu relaxen. Gleichzeitig gibt es WLan Zugang, was fuer uns wichtig war, da wir beide im Urlaub arbeiten mussten. (Immerhin schoen draussen auf einer der 3 Terassen in der Sonne.:-)
Unbedingt empfehlenswert fuer romantischen Urlaub und ein guter Ausgangspunkt zur Erkundung der Toskana. Man hat die Terassen und einen grossen Garten exklusiv fuer sich: ist gleichzeitig den herzlichen und zuvorkommenden Gastgebern Francesca und David jederzeit willkommen.
Wir geniessen nun zuhause David's vorzuegliches Olivenoel und hoffen, bald wieder nach Castra zu kommen.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice note. Me and David we really
hope to see you again here in Castra. You are a very nice couple and it will be
fantastic to stay together again ,

Thank you very much
Kind regards
Francesca and David
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Manoir Capraia

  • 4 of 5
Propriété bien située sur le haut d'une colline facilement accessible, propre et bien entretenue. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour en Toscane. Le manoir est à proximité des villes à visiter (Florence, Sienne, Pise).Francesca et David sont très accueillants et super gentils, ils ont été de bons conseils pour nos visites et l'endroit est très reposant et calme. Je recommande cette location, vous ne serez pas déçue.

Merci Francesca et David pour les beaux moments passés ensemble, nous en garderons un très beau souvenir. Vous êtes toujours les bienvenus au Québec.

Bruno, Sylvie et Chloé.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Sylvie, Chole, Bruno
je vous remercie d'être ici avec nous, nous avons un merveilleux souvenir.
Nous espérons vous revoir
je vous remercie pour votre gentillesse
salutations
Francesca et David
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
FLORENCE
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
LIVORNO
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
EMPOLI
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
fIRENZE sIGNA
Nearest Beach
58 Kilometres
PISA
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
CASTRA
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Montelupo Fiorentino
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
L'oliveta
Car: necessary

'The barn' dates back to 700 and is part of a conolica renovated located in the hills of Chianti Montalbano, nestled in the Tuscan countryside with views of the hills of Leonardo da Vinci, S. Miniato, Volterra, Pisa and Montespertoli to the sea.

Strategic point for excursions being in the center between Florence and Pisa can be reached all the most 'beautiful destinations in Tuscany as well as Fl

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Availability & Rates

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Montelupo Fiorentino Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
September October
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
€690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
november
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
4 night minimum stay
€95
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
dicember
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€750
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€95
€650
 

Additional information about rental rates

spese pulizia finale €60
Pet Fee €80
Notes for booking is required a deposit of 20% of the total to be made by bank transfer or paypal
In total price includes the cost of cleaning, free wifi, air conditioning, linen sheets towels etc, wood for the wood-burning oven and barbecue etc.
per prenotare è necessario un acconto del 30% sul totale da inviare tramite bonifico bancario o via paypal
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Amenities

Amenities

Montelupo Fiorentino Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Grinder
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 12 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A double bedroom very spacious and very bright with large windows overlooking arches on the first floor with adjoining bathroom with tub and characteristic stone terraazzo adjoining the room with outside shower. a double sofa bed located in the living area on the ground floor
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hunting big game
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
notes: -Cot available for babies (on request -Available iron and ironing board and laundry service (on request). -Personal chef available upon reservation for lunch or dinner cuisine of Tuscany and / or request. -Wine and olive oil tastings can be booked at the neighboring farm.
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