Although this Tuscany vacation cottage is located on an estate with the Villa Edera to rent, its private outdoor areas give it a very private feel. Rustic and woodsy, this Tuscany farmhouse will make you feel like you're on a retreat from time! It has the added bonus of a shared above-ground pool. Great for day trips throughout the region, from Pisa to Florence to Siena.
(150 hectares) This property dates back to 1900, when it was a simple farming estate. A famous aviator purchased the property and built three unique hunting lodges that still accompany the villa today. 20 years later, the Finzi-Contini family of Florence purchased the property. They lived there until 1954, when the current owners took it over. The property features a combination of Tuscan stone, cotto bricks, and rolling English lawns. Thanks to its location 500 meters above sea level, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, soft breezes provide a welcome respite from the summer sun. The hunting lodges have been converted into residences—Villa Cacciatore, and a small woodsman's cottage, Casetta Ombra. Each of the structures has its own history and distinct identity. They offer fabulous views, mature oak woods, and access to a vast nature reserve with trails. There is a private pool (5 x 8m), open from mid April to mid October for the Villa Cacciatore and a shared above-ground pool for the Casetta. The houses are very separate and private from the other.
Situated about 50 m from the Villa Edera (also for rent), this is a cozy single-story cottage. From the private parking area, a paved walkway (12m) leads to the entrance. The entrance leads into the central dining/living area. The floors are original terracotta and there are exposed beam ceilings. On the right there is a living area with two sofas and a fireplace. On the left there is a kitchen/dining room with a nice wooden dining table. The dining room has two large windows and glass doors leading to a terrace shaded by three oak trees. A hallway connects the living/dining area with the three bedrooms. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm) with access to a private terrace. It has an en suite bathroom with shower. The additional bedrooms include one bedroom with a queen-size bed (160 cm), and one twin-bedded room designed for children (narrow mattresses 80 cm wide). There is a bathroom with shower shared by these two bedrooms.
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 Available: 10 Euro per hour Chef Service Available: Upon request Please Note: A car is necessary
The property is located five kilometers from Gambassi Terme, a small town about an hour southwest of Florence. In Gambassi Terme, one can find restaurants and shops with basic supplies. Pisa, Siena, and the fashionable Tyrrenian coast are only an hour away by car. Nearby Attractions: True culture and history seekers can expand their knowledge of Tuscany with trips to the nearby towns of Certaldo (9.2 km), Castelfiorentino (9.7 km), and Volterra (29.6 km). Pisa: 60 km/32 mi Florence: 55 km/34 mi Siena: 53 km/33 mi San Gimignano: 18 km/11 mi Gambassi Terme: 5 km/3 mi