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APARTMENTS IN BEAUTIFUL AND UNSPOILED COUNTRYSIDE

Claudia Pietrini

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Claudia Pietrini

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2015
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APARTMENTS IN BEAUTIFUL AND UNSPOILED COUNTRYSIDE

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Loro Ciuffenna Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Fully furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

The Casetta apartment is one of only 5 apartments on the Mill estate. The Casetta apartment is a fully furnished apartment in with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the view from the apartment is over the Ciuffenna river and the Chianti hills.

The 4 other apartments can host from 2/3 to 7/8 persons

The MILL location is superb, equidistant from Florence, Siena and Arezzo and the place itself is utterly beautiful, with vineyards, olives, a river at the end of the property, and completely calm in its setting, as it is at the end of a small side road with no traffic. The environment is easy, relaxing and beautiful beyond description

The nearby charming small town of Loro Ciuffenna has excellent restaurants and coffee bars.

THE MILL is considered of historical relevance by the local authorities, since its oldest part dates back to the 14th century.

The Mill offers :

• swimming pool with jacuzzi corner

• mini-gym

• ping pong

• soccer and volley ball area

• sauna

• Wi Fi Internet Connection

Tennis courts and horse riding available at short driving distances.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Claudia Pietrini (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2015

About Claudia Pietrini

We transferred from a big city 20 years ago to experience a different life and we like to share with our guest the beauty of Tuscany and its countryside : we never regretted it.

We have joined forces with a local organisation which cares for partially disabled young people, mainly affected by Down's Syndrome, in a venture which will enable these young people to help in the daily work of the Molino. This will give them the opportunity to experience not only the the rural activities of a small estate, but also of helping to look after guests in the apartments. Activities will be jointly planned and supervised, and all rental income from the guests will be wholly used to support and further the work of the association..

Claudia Pietrini purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Claudia Pietrini chose Loro Ciuffenna

A guest review : Visiting Molino le Gualchiere in September was absolutely amazing. The grapes were ripe as were the figs, plums and apples. The farm is quaint and the apartment is lovely accommodation.

Loro Ciufenna is a beautiful old town which was having its annual festival while we were there. Some of the best pasta you will eat is in Loro Ciufenna ........

What makes this farmhouse unique

The apartments are attractive, country Tuscan and extremely comfortable. The environment is easy, relaxing and beautiful beyond description.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Apartments in beautiful and unspoiled countryside
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
5

Un endroit absolument merveilleux...

  • 5 of 5

Le site est absolument magnifique et calme. Beaucoup de ressources sont à disposition, table de ping-pong, terrain de boules, barbecue et bien sûr piscine.

L'accueil est absolument impeccable, beaucoup de prévenance et de gentillesse.

Nous avons eu le plaisir en 15 jours d'occuper un petit appartement, l'intérieur était soigné, décoré avec goût ; nosu avonsensuite partagé un grand appartement avec terrasse avec des amis... je n'ai jamais jusqu'à présent ressenti une pareille impression d'être "chez moi". La grande terrasse privative est magnifique, les pièces sont très spacieuses et décorées avec beaucoup de goût...

N'hésitez pas, pour un séjour à deux ou trois couples avec enfant, c'est un lieu idyllique, point de départ de magnifiques excursions en Toscane, entrecoupées de journée de farniente au bord de la piscine... Un rapport qualité prix inégalé.

Alexandre

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS

  • 5 of 5

we spent two lovely weecks with two children and one baby and some friends. The place is very nice and quiet with garden and swimmingpool. We visited Sienne, Florence, Arrezzo and Loro ciufena.

The staff is very good.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Calidez, encanto y tranquilidad

  • 5 of 5

Pasamos 9 maravillosos días en familia en el molino. Caminatas por las colinas al atardecer, vino en la terraza por las noches, tardes tranquilas de sol en la piscina, lectura bajo los olivos, comidas exquisitas de la región en un ambiente idílico. Y el placer de ver trabajar comprometida y alegramente a un fantástico grupo de personas. GRACIAS!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing and peaceful Tuscan farm stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Molino le Gualchiere for a week and it was everything we had hoped it would be and more. Laura and Roberto are the consummate hosts. They were incredibly warm, accommodating and very helpful with day trip and restaurant recommendations. The place itself is incredible. The grounds are beautiful, green, filled with olive trees and very well taken care of. The pool is fantastic and the apartment we stayed in (La Stanzina) felt like home immediately. It's clean, there's a great, functional kitchen, two bathrooms with a shower each, a comfortable queen-sized bed, towels and a second guest bed. Perfect for a couple. The other guests on the farm during the week were also lovely so it was always a place we were happy to come home to after a day of sight-seeing, wine touring and eating. The town - Loro Ciuffenna - was a beautiful, small, old village with a few cafes, shops (especially a great meat/cheese/fresh pasta shop with the nicest shopkeeper), a bakery, a handful of restaurants, a great gelato place and a Monday market. We walked there a bunch from the farm but it's also a 5 minute drive. It's tiny enough that you'll feel like it's your own town right away but with enough going on that it's a perfect home-base while you visit other, bigger towns. One night, there was a bistecca fiorentina barbeque in the piazza with everyone sitting at picnic tables, going to town on the region's most famous dish. I would highly recommend this stay to anyone looking to be immersed in Tuscan culture in a peaceful and picture-perfect Tuscan setting. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Entspannen in romantischer Atmosphäre

  • 5 of 5

Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Das ganze Gut ist liebevoll nostalgisch restauriert und trotzdem muss man keinen modernen Komfort vermissen. Wir waren 1 Woche dort und wären gern noch eine weitere geblieben. Unsere 11 jährige Tochter hat den Pool genossen , die 17jährige die vielen fotografischen Inspirationen und wir das ruhige Entspannen auf Terasse und Hängematte. Der 2 stündige Kochkurs mit Claudia ist unbedingt zu empfehlen. Die Betten haben sich sehr gut geschlafen und es hat Spaß gemacht, dem Treiben auf dem Hof zuzuschauen und ein bisschen ländliches Italien zu erleben. Da Claudia sehr gut englisch spricht, konnten wir auch viel fragen und erfahren. Das nahe gelegene Loro Ciuffena hat einige kleine, tolle Restaurants bzw. Bars. Die Bedienung dort spricht teilweise auch englisch. Man kann in der Gegend sehr schön wandern bzw. spazieren, man kann aber auch Florenz in einer knappen Stunde erreichen (bzw. Arrezzo in einer guten halben Stunde). Ein wirklich gelungener Urlaub, den wir gern weiter empfehlen für Menschen mit und ohne Kinder.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Very nice place to be!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house and friendly people. Very nice poolarea! Good place to visit Florence, Arezzo and Sienna!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

A1 - Autogrill Arno Est
Cine8
prada space
La Buca di Ipo
Prada SPACE
Loro Ciuffenna
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Loro
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Livorno
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Ugolino
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Montevarchi
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cipresso
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Abetone
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Loro Ciuffenna is the closest village .

This is a lovely medieval village with an amazing view on the river Ciuffenna. Here you will not find souvenirs for tourists but traditional family run shops, a colourful weekly market, traditional Italian coffee shops, ice-cream shops and a selection of very good restaurants ( 2 of them recommended by Michelin Guide), “osterie” ( one of them recommended by Slow Food Guide) and “pizzerie”, of course.

Definitely a little town where you can breath an old times Tuscan atmosphere.

Loro Ciuffenna could be a great starting point for a variety of excursions and activities such as:

• Sightseeing on Pratomagno mountains

Driving for 15-25 minutes you can reach unique hidden villages on the slopes of Pratomagno mountains.

All of them have a spectacular view on the Arno Valley ( Rocca Ricciarda and La Trappola are at 950 m. above the sea level)

Centuries of history, beautiful forests, old mills, silence and…. good food!

In Chiassaia, an old village of 50 permanent inhabitants, Varis, the baker, makes a local flat bread called “schiacciata” with no chemicals ingredients baked in a wood oven.

There you can enjoy a very good brunch with salty and sweet delicacies feeling you jumped back in time of at least 50 years…

In Gorgiti, known for its delicious chestnut flour, you can learn the history of chestnut by the words of local inhabitants and visit a special building called “seccatoio”.

Of course this area is perfect to organize trekking and mountain bikes tours and we can offer tailored itineraries with professional local guides.

This is the land of wild boars, hares, deer, hedge hogs, badgers and foxes, to say nothing about the birds!

We can also organize trout fishing all along the wild Ciuffenna river whose waters are so pure that it is still possible to see crayfishes.

• Sightseeing all along the Chianti hills and the Arno Valley

Molino delle Gualchiere is located along one of the Wine Roads of Tuscany, an ancient Etruscan road that was connecting Fiesole to Arezzo called “Strada dei Setteponti”;

all along this panoramic country road there are farms producing very good wines ( some of them recommended by Wine Spectator ) and wine tasting tours there are interesting and amusing.

Most of the farms are situated next to medieval hamlets worth visiting,

like Il Borro, property of Ferragamo’s family and beautiful Gropina with its

Romanesque Parish church declared world heritage site.

The Chianti Classico, with its widely known wine producers, can also be an alternative wine tasting destination.

In this area it is very easy to combine the wine tour with a visit to historical castles and villas.

To quote few names: Meleto Castle, a medieval castle perfectly preserved, Brolio Castle with its

gardens, from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful sight over a traditional Tuscan

landscape, Badia a Coltibuono a fascinating ancient Abbey, Volpaia nested on top of a hill.

Pls. take note that all sites listed above are easily reachable from Molino Gualchiere in 15/ 40 minutes driving.

The Arno Valley in the nearby of Molino delle Gualchiere offers a spectacular view over a unique landscape. Cliffs called “balze” with pinnacles and spires

created during the centuries, a fabulous scenery that you can see behind the portrait of Monnalisa and in other drawings and painting of Leonardo da Vinci. There are quite a number of paths to follow even walking directly from Molino Gualchiere. We organize guided excursions according with the

specific demand of our guests.

• City of Arts

Florence is easily reachable by car or by train ( the closest railway station is at 10 km.)

Siena and San Gimignano can be reached by car trough the “castles road”, a unique itinerary.

Arezzo and Cortona could be visited in a day trip.

Every first week-end of the month in Arezzo there is an Antiques Fair “Fiera Antiquaria”, known throughout Italy and Europe either as a traditional appointment for antiques dealers and collectors as for the beauty of the places where it is held. In fact the Fair develops in the medieval centre of Arezzo, surrounded by historical buildings and work of arts.

Worth a visit also the medieval towns of Anghiari and Sansepolcro

We can previously book the tickets for museums or exhibitions in all the above mentioned towns and we organize

half a day or full day guided tour.

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Rates & Availability

From €87 Per night

Loro Ciuffenna Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 4 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
€87
€610
 
 
High Season
May 9 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€720
 
 
Very High Season
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€830
 
 
High Season
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€720
 
 
Low Season
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
€87
€610
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€720
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleanings €70
Notes Extra-towel - 10 EUR each set
Heating - 10 EUR/day
30% at reservation, the balance 4 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Loro Ciuffenna Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The main bedroom has a queen size bed and a bathroom ensuite. The other bedroom has 2 single beds and a separate bathroom adiacent to the entrance.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Since 2011 we have joined forces with a local organisation ( Arkadia : http://www.arkadiaonlus.it/ ) which cares for partially disabled young people, mainly affected by Down's Syndrome, in a venture which will enable these young people to help in the daily work of the Molino. This will give them the opportunity to experience the the rural activities of a small estate. Activities will be jointly planned and supervised, and if apartments are rented , all income will be wholly used to support and further the work of the association.. You may read reviews of our guests at http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g644276-d1632357-5_Charming_apts_in_traditional_farmhouse_and_mill-Loro_Ciuffenna_Province_of_Arezzo_Tuscany.html

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