|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
On a wooded knoll overlooking a secluded valley, olive orchards, meadows, and hills, this farmhouse in Tuscany is the perfect home-away-from-home if you’re looking for a quiet retreat with a magical serenity all on its own. Surrounded by lush green lawns and ancient cypresses and oak trees, and complete with a private swimming pool, this Italian vacation rental is ideal for a family or group of friends alike. It is within 20 minutes of Arezzo and day trip distance from Cortona, Siena and Florence.
This ancient stone farmhouse is surrounded by large cypress trees, oak trees, and fruit trees and looks out over olive orchards. In the distance are views of meadows and hills. There is a terrace covered with a pergola that is furnished with a wooden table and 12 chairs. There is also a patio with a barbecue. The private swimming pool (5m x 11m), which is fenced, is surrounded by sun loungers. Also within the grounds are a tree house, swings, a ping pong table, a croquet set for the lawn, and a hammock. The house, garden, walkways, pool, and parking area are all on one level for easy and safe accessibility, ideal for those with walking disabilities or for small children. The property is fenced and is set behind an iron gate. A gravel uphill road of one kilometer leads to the property and parking is available within the grounds. The property also has direct access to public trails, which wind their way down to the valley through the forest, past small creeks, old ruins and the occasional stone house.
(400 m2/4,305 ft2) Ground Level: This property is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor, garden, and pool area. The bedroom on the ground floor features a small ramp that connects to the adjoining bathroom. It is suitable for all wheel chairs 79 cm or less in width.The entrance on the ground floor leads to a den with a table and chairs. There is a living room with a fireplace, couches, chairs, Apple TV (for watching movies as there is no cable), and DVD player. The dining area is adjacent to the living room and has an elegant wooden table and chairs that seat up to 12 people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee and espresso maker, and dishwasher. The kitchen also has access to the outdoor terrace. There is one bedroom with a queen-sized bed (160 cm), a single bed (90 cm), and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The bedroom features a small ramp connecting to the bathroom. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. Adjoining the entry is a “forno room” with an ancient pizza/bread oven that can be fired up by the caretaker upon request. First Level: A rolling walkway leads up to four bedrooms. The first bedroom has a king-sized bed (180 cm), two large armoires, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm), a large armoire, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The third bedroom has three single beds (90 cm)(two of which are normally connected to form a king-sized bed), a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate toilet room. The fourth bedroom has a queen-sized bed (160 cm) and a small table with chairs. There is a fourth bathroom accessible from the hallway that has two sinks, a toilet, bidet, and shower.
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. Cook Available: Upon request Housekeeping Available: Upon request Please Note: Air Conditioning: Air conditioning is in the bedrooms only. The road to the villa is gravel, uphill, windy and narrow. The house, garden, walkways, pool, and parking area are all on one level for easy and safe accessibility, ideal for those with walking disabilities or for small children.
The property is located less than two kilometers from the small village of Falciano. Four kilometers away is Subbiano, a characteristic Tuscan town on the left bank of the Arno. Here you will find a Monday morning market, and if you're traveling in September you may be in time to join with the locals in their celebration of the grape festival, with product tasting and other traditional activities. However, you'll probably spend most of your hours exploring Arezzo, the charming town used as the backdrop for Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful." Once one of the most important Etruscan cities, today Arezzo is beautiful for an array of architecture spanning centuries, from Etruscan ruins to the Roman amphitheater and the Medici Fortress. The first weekend of each month brings a popular antique fair, while annually there is a festival called "Joust of the Saracens," where all of the citizens dress in medieval attire and knights representing each part of the city charge at a target representing a Saracen king. The area is also well situated for day trips throughout Tuscany. Anghiari, just 25-minutes away, is known for it’s quaint cobblestone streets and local restaurants, while Florence can be reached in 30 minutes by train from Arezzo. Nearby Attractions: Falciano (church), Subbiano (outdoor market, basic shopping), Arezzo (Etruscan ruins, antique fair, shops, restaurants, markets, post office, bank), Caprese Michelangelo, Cortona, Florence. Florence Airport: 85 km/53 mi Siena: 85 km/53 mi Florence: 70 km/43.5 mi Montepulciano: 65 km/40 mi Cortona: 48 km/30 mi Caprese Michelangelo: 35 km/21.5 mi Arezzo: 18 km/11 mi Subbiano: 4 km/2.5 mi Falciano: 1.5 km/1 mi
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Dec 13 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.