INDEPENDENT STONE BUILT VILLA, ORIGINALLY A MEDIEVAL WATCH TOWER, NEAR FLORENCE

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Adriana Bochicchio

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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INDEPENDENT STONE BUILT VILLA, ORIGINALLY A MEDIEVAL WATCH TOWER, NEAR FLORENCE

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3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, farmhouse, rural, pool, satellite TV Internet

The villa is the oldest building of a medieval small hamlet and dates back to the XIII century, it was originally a watch tower, it has been recently restored keeping its original structure. The rooms are all on the first floor while the ground floor is not inhabited. the wide living room is central and has its original stone floor and fireplace, the 2 windows offer a wonderful view of the valley and from one of them you can see the lovely pool (13x7m) very well. Both the living room and the kitchen open on a large porch ideal for sitting and dining in the open. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and one has 2 single beds, all the rooms have their original wooden beamed ceilings . Both bathrooms are modern and comfortable.The villa has a private, large and fenced garden provided with outside furniture and a lush grape pergola. The pool is located 250m from the villa and is shared with the guests of another holiday house of the medieval hamlet which belongs to the owner's family.

Owner's profile:

The medieval hamlet was part of a century old farm which belonged to my mother's family. The farm is now run by my aunt and by my nephews, they farm organic and can offer excellent extra virgin oil from our olive groves and excellent wine from their beautiful vineyards. Torre della Musica ( the villa I offer for rent) is one of the 5 houses which make up the medieval hamlet, they belong to my 3 sisters and to my aunt. I spend as much time as I can in a house close to Torre della Musica because the place is green and peaceful and close to Florence even if secluded.

In summer, after a day trip to one of the art towns of Tuscany, you will appreciate your return to Torre della Musica where the evenings are always breezy.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Adriana Bochicchio

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Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
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Londa Val di Sieve
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RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What an experience!
On the top of a mountain, a charming house, with an amazing view. The house was originally an old authentic tower. Inside the house the atmosphere is even more charming. But the most remarkable thing was how clean it was. At our arrival there were even fresh flowers in each room.
Our hostess was a lovely woman with lovely sisters. One of these sisters gave us a guided tour in an olive farm. An interesting experience. Together with the whole family we really enjoyed the holidays. Thanks to the warm welcome, the lovely hostess and the charming house.
Thanks Adriana for the great time!!
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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499622
+39 3334341860
Londa Val di Sieve
5

simply gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
the previous reviews are entirely accurate - this is a wonderful Tuscan dream so beautiful that it is already hard to believe that it was real. the house itself is authentic but well modernised, the gardens and views sensational, pool area fantastic and all conveniently close to Firenze, not to mention other lesser known but very picturesque towns and sights. my wife and I and four sons recommend without hesitation.
business
Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499622
+39 3334341860
Londa Val di Sieve
5

Experience a beautiful Italian Villa!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We arrived at this beautiful Villa to find Adriana our host greeting us with big smiles. Adriana and her family are a local family and when you enter the stunning watchtower you immediately feel at home. The bathrooms modern and the beds comfortable. We picked this place for my sisters birthday and had a magnificent time. Gorgeous fresh flowers filled every room. The place was impeccably maintained. The highlight of the trip was meeting Adriana's 92 year old aunt who ran the families local oil Mill. We had an educating tour with Adriana's sister describing the history and working of the Mill.The Mill has been run by the family for the past 250 years. The family also runs a local winery which Adriana kindly gave us a bottle on arrival. I like good wine and their family wine did not disappoint. A tour to the family vineyard is a must and gives insight into the trial and tribulations of growing wine locally and an education on their vines and grapes. Thomasa and his wife who run the winery are charming and inviting. In all a fantastic experience. So if a piece of genuine Italy away from the crowds with a local family is what you are after then look no further. I forgot to mention the views which are also breathtaking. You will need a car to get there but so worth the meandering up the mountain to enjoy the beautiful views.Enjoy your stay.
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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499622
+39 3334341860
Londa Val di Sieve
5

rural tranquility in a hill top hide away

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
just spent a week in this lovely villa. Adrianna, the owner has been so helpful with the booking and gave us a very warm welcome when we arrived. The house and gardens were immaculate and we loved the personal touches throughout. It was lovely to get away from it all and the house is self contained with everything we needed, allowing us to spend a very relaxing week in this quiet retreat.
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca! it was my pleasure to have such nice, polite and enthusiastic people in my house.
warm regards
adriana
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Independent stone built villa, originally a medieval watch tower, near Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499622
+39 3334341860
Londa Val di Sieve
5

Paradise found !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I really don't know where to start ! The house should be a national heritage sight: the tower dates back to the middle ages and the feeling to live in it a real experience. But don't be mistaken: although the building is so old it is very well renovated ! The bathrooms a very new and well functioning - we have been in quite a few italian houses and never found such a high standard in the bathrrooms: They not only look nice but also work well, which isn't always the case in other houses....Adding to the wonderful ambiente of the building is the extremly tasteful furnishing by the owner and the devoted decoration of all the rooms. Entering the house you can immediatley feel that the owner has put her heart in this place - it is so warm and inviting and extremely pretty. When we arrived it was thoroughly clean and fresh little flowers in virtually every room, we looked at the place and felt so much at home ! Then the Garden: Although the owner comlained about the very dry summer this year that had dried out the whole place we still found it extremely beautyful: There a three main sitting areas where you can sit and relax or read or eat or have a barbecue and each one has its special charm - one for the morning, one for the afternoon and one for dinner.... you can take your pick ! Then the pool: a little walk away and shared with others - but very well kept on a big green lawn with a spectacular view overlooking the surrounding mountains and quite big that you can really swim in it. And while we were there all the other guests were absolutely nice and considerate, so we actually enjoyed meeting some people there. And what about the surroundings ? Well, you can go and have dinner in the surrounding villages, go on a wine tour and see the neighbouring olive mill, go horsebackriding and go to Florence and many things more. But I have to admit that we didn't do any of these things that we had planned beforehand! It was so lovely on the estate of torre de la musica that we ended up relaxing in the garden, swimming in the pool, walking around the neighbourhood and cooking at home. Paradise found !
Owner's Response: Thank You Julia, It was a pleasure to me seeing that you and your wonderful family enjoyed your staying at Torre della Musica. Hoping to see you again ! All the best. adriana
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Map

Nearest Airport
41 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Ferry
135 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Contea
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Londa
Nearest Golf
34 Kilometres
Poggio dei Medici Golf Course, Scarperia
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Londa
Car: necessary

The villa is situated in a secluded and elevated position 450 meters above the village of Londa with a stunning panoramic view of a unique area of Tuscany known as the Mugello / Val di Sieve. It is hard to imagine that you are only 60 min driving from Florence and 10 min. driving from Londa, a charming little village, where you can find restaurants, a post office, a bank, a pharmacy and anything you can need. Londa is on the edge of the Casentino Natural Park. 40 km away is Lake Bilancino on whose shores you can swim and windsurf. The villa location is ideal for day trips to the many historical cities around: Arezzo, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca can be reached in max 2 hrs driving. From the nearest train station, Contea (15 min driving), you can easily reach Florence center by train in 35 min. Those who love fashion can reach outlets of the most famous designers in less than 1 hr driving. Nearest airports: Florence (41 Km) Pisa (120 km) Bologna (130 km). You need a car

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Availability & Rates

Londa Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid Season
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€850
7 nights
 
 
High Seasonn
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€990
7 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€850
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
€800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €20.00
Refundable damage deposit €200.00
Booking by e-mail or phone, a deposit of 25% of the rental fee is required to confirm you reservation, the deposit can be paid by money transfer or via Paypal.
Security deposit (200 Euro) in cash on arrival. If there have been damages an amount to cover the costs will be agreed with the owner before you leave and the balance will be returned at departure time.
Arrival :4-7 pm, Departure: 10am
Notes Prices include: final cleaning, towels, bed linen, dish-cloths, table cloth, utilities consumption. Heating not included.
Second week rental :10% discount
1 extra bed and 1 baby bed available on request. Pets considered,
Extra bed: 50 Euro/week. Baby-bed: 25 Euro/week. Pets 20 Euro/week ( Please ask at booking time)
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Amenities

Londa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1 basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1 basin
  • The bathrooms are modern and very comfortable one of them has a large rain-shower, the other has a normal shower. Both of them have shower enclosure, a basin and glass shelves. Hair-dryer and shower mats are provided as well as hand soap .
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with wooden, antique furniture and all of them are provided with bedside tables, chest of drawers, chairs, cloth-stands or cupboard etc. All bedrooms are spacious, the 2 double bed rooms have 2 windows the single bed room has 1 window, one window in each bedroom has a mosquito net. Baby bed and extra bed on request We ask 25 Euro/week for the baby bed and 50 Euro/week for the extra bed. Please ask at booking time.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Wireless broadband internet access is available in the house (no charge). High chair available on request, no charge, please ask at booking time.The private garden is large and completely fenced, garden chairs, tables, 2 sunbeds and 4 deck-chairs are available. One or more cooking lessons can be arranged with an expert person coming to the house to prepare for you from a simple meal to a special dinner. Wine tasting can be arranged in the family vineyard. In the high season, one of the owner's sisters personally guides free tours in the family oil-mill in Londa with oil tasting on bruschetta . The swimming pool is immersed in a large green area, it is fenced and furnished with umbrellas, sunbeds, chairs, tables, outdoor shower, it is open according to season usually starting June 1st to Sept. 30, please bring your own towel. You can see Torre della Musica on the right edge of the hamlet in the hamlet photo.
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