Mezzola is a typical stone-built Tuscan farmhouse, located on an estate producing Chianti wine, only 1 KM from Cerbaia and 18 KM from the centre of Florence. Until a few years ago, it was the home of the owner, an antique dealer, who restored and furnished it for family use. The interiors of the house are very comfortable and furnished with antiques. The living area is particularly spacious, with a big living room and kitchen, opening to a furnished courtyard where outdoor meals can be enjoyed. In the bedrooms on the first floor air conditioning is available at extra cost. The location of the house is ideal, not only for exploring the surrounding Chianti area, but being less than ten minutes from the two highways connecting Florence to Siena and Pisa, it is possible to visit these wonderful Tuscan cities in less than one hour’s drive. The housekeeper lives at the back of the house in a separate apartment.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description First Floor:
Bedroom 1: Sleeps 2, Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room with single bed
Bedroom 2: Sleeps 2, Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3: Sleep 2, Double bedroom
Bedroom 4: Sleeps 2, Bedroom with French bed Ground Floor:
Bedroom 5: Sleeps 2, Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shower only
Features & Amenities
Stereo / CD player
Washer / Dryer
Al fresco dining
Swimming pool (14 x 7 m) – unheated
Pool depth – 0.60 / 2.20 m
Access to pool – Steps
Distance from Pool to House – 5 m
6 x Loungers
4 x Sun chairs
Pool towels - Yes
Staff & Services
Maid service is included 3 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Air-conditioning: 150 EURO per week
Required security deposit of 750€ is payable onsite in cash or traveler’s check
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES - Clients must arrive between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and leave before 10 a.m. on the day of departure.
SWIMMING POOLS - Swimming pools are not open all year. If your rental period is outside the period May 30th to October 3rd, please check with us that the pool can be opened. Swimming pools are not enclosed with fences and there are no lifeguards. Clients’ use of the swimming pool is at their own risk.
HEATING - Heating is available at an additional charge of 80 Euro per day and must be paid directly on the spot to the owner or his/her representative before departing. Please note that heating in Italy, when not subject to restrictions by the local Government, is more expensive compared to other countries. If you look for a property in low season, make sure to ask for an estimate of the heating cost. You may be asked a supplementary deposit for heating expenses.
WATER AND ELECTRICITY - Please note that most of the properties that we offer are not the typical purpose-built Mediterranean holiday villas. Most are converted farmhouses or former manor houses, full of character and history. Water shortages do occur; please use it sparingly during the summer months. At the same time, Italy is probably one of the few countries in the world where the government has introduced a system of electricity limitators to contain the national consumption. This means you must be careful when using more than one appliance at once because the limitator will shut the electricity off.
INTERNET CONNECTION - Many of our properties have an internet connection. From our experience, when a connection is interrupted due to technical reasons beyond our control, it is unfortunately very difficult, despite our efforts, to receive immediate assistance from some of the internet providers operating in Italy. We therefore strongly suggest that those who need to access their emails should bring their own BlackBerry, or a similar portable device. Please note that in any case we cannot accept responsibility for lack of these services.
Getting There LOW SLUNG CARS - VANS - MINIBUSES - Most of our houses are located in the countryside. Some of them can be accessed only by unsealed roads and driveways. We therefore advise people intending to take a sports or low-slung car on holiday, to check with us first whether the access to the property allows for such a car. We advise against the use of vans and minibuses. Please always check with us, at the time of booking, if you are planning to use this type of vehicle when staying at one of our properties.
Nearest Major Airport – Florence Peretola (FLR)
Cerbaia (nearest village with food shops and post office) – 1.9 KM
Ginestra Fiorentina (nearest highway exit) – 6 KM
Florence – 15 KM
Siena – 65 KM
Coffee machine (filter + mocha)
2 Baby Cots
Baby cot linen - Yes
1 High chair
5 x Fans
Mosquito nets available