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Ms. Catina Cecioni

Advertiser since: 2002
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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LOGGIA, CASTELLARE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Molino del Piano Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Four accommodations, all different, all cosy

Castellare is an ancient building on the high hills that surround Florence (just 20km away). It is set on top of a private hill, invisible from the public street, and completely surrounded by nature. We offer just two accommodations this year, for we have opened an art etching laboratory too. Houses are even more warm and inspiring. The Stalla is our larger one, and is displayed on two floors. Upstairs two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom; downstairs a big open space with a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room area. The Stalla house is perfect for a family or a small group of friends. In restructuring it we tried to maintain its medieval flavour, so you will find an original stone floor and family pieces of furniture. And lots of art pieces, from well known artists we work with. Music, films and books are at your disposal for more inspiration. Outside the living room door there is a private garden with table and chairs for romantic outside dinner.

the Art possibility: Castellare Art is a new laboratory we have just opened in the Castellare location. We offer a unique service for the Artists, just out of Florence. They can come with loved ones in a holiday facility, in a magical and inspiring location, and at the same time, in the same spot, have maestro Lorenzo Bencini, art printer, realize their etchings in the most wonderful way. Individual seminars for professionals are also held, for a unique insight on the art of etching print.

More Details

Details for Loggia, Castellare 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The Loggia house is a two people accommodation, meant to offer romantic moments throughout the day. The kitchen has a very lovely view on the olive trees that spread for three hectares behind the house; it very pleasant to cook with fresh herbs from our scented herb garden, listening to music and having the sky brighten the room. The living room has a peculiar architecture, with a stone column, and an original 'pietraserena' floor. A fireplace is in the corner, and it can be a pleasant companion while watching some old (or new if you prefer!) movie from the DVD player. The sofa is also a sofa bed, so that two more people can sleep in the Loggia if needed. The bathroom has a new shower and features, a very pretty window with a view on the trees, and little mono dose soaps, shampoos, body lotions and samples for a relaxing moment. The bedroom is on the loft, under a ceiling of wooden beams, extremely cosy. We are now displaying an art collection from famous Italian artist Fabio De Poli.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Ms. Catina Cecioni (Owner)
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Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Loggia, Castellare
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
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Loggia, Castellare
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
5

a magical place, beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
We spent about a month in one of Catina's lovely apartments, with our boy (3) and girl (1) and our dog. It was a very charming and cozy cottage-style flat, with beautiful view over forest and olive trees. Catina, the owner, is a very friendly and open-minded arty person and I adored the beautiful and stylish way she has decorated her apartments. Beautiful stay, very relaxing. A magical old building in the middle of fields and forest! Our children had a great time playing outside with us in the unspoild nature that surrounds the house. Molina del piano is the next village and only a few kilometres away with a lovely fresh bakery and playground in front (great for a panini on the bench, while the children are playing:-) Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
5

What Tuscan dreams are made of

  • 5 of 5
Castellare is more than just a beautiful and historic farmhouse that once used to be a castle. It is a place where all your dreams that you every had about Tuscany and Florence are realised. The ambience sets the mood for tranquility and a sense of wellbeing. Catina and her family become your own as their kindness, generosity and hospitality is plentiful. My little girl and I stayed there for 6 weeks and we had the privilege of staying in La Loggia, La Stalla and La Staletta. Three magnificent rustic lodgings filled with character and charm. Castellare is close enough to commute to Florence but is a quiet retreat after a busy day. Those 6 weeks spent were some of the best weeks in our life because it was the whole package. The location, the accomodation and finally and more importantly, the people. If you are looking to stay in Florence / Tuscany, look no further then Castellare. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
5

An idyllic escape

  • 5 of 5
Catina (our host) could not have been more wonderful. The farmhouse is beautiful, spotlessly clean and very cosy. The location is stunning and our barbecue evenings on the terrace rivalled any restaurant experience. In addition to providing homemade cookies and tiramisu, Catina was warm, friendly and went the extra mile to make our stay as special as it was. Please be aware that the location is up an unmade road with multiple hairpin bends. This was not a problem for our small car but may be a challenge for something larger. This of course made the location very private and secluded. Our personal recommendation is to visit Il Maccherone restaurant in Doccia - an authentic local place with awesome food. We could not recommend this more.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
5

Idyllic rural setting in wooded hills

  • 5 of 5
4 different villas adjoining a farmhouse where the owners live. Delightful garden and swimming pool surrounded by olive and fruit trees in the wooded hills. Relaxing place to get away from it all but easy to get to Florence (a car is essential here). The only sounds are the wildlife; we heard beautiful birdsong as well as deer and wild boar. When it is hot it is hard to tear yourself away from the pool, but Florence and the sights of Tuscany are too good to miss.
Catina is Italian but speaks fluent English and is extremely welcoming, helpful and charming.
I recommend using the trains as Italian driving is a little crazy. There are trains to Florence from Sieci which is nearby and the parking is free. When you go to Florence you must visit the Mercato Centrale, near the station, which is an experience. You can eat in there for less than the streetside tourist cafes, and it is used by locals which is the best recommendation. We had frittura mista, which was mixed fried seafood, and a glass of white wine standing at a fish counter, and it was excellent.
We normally say that we won't go to the same place twice for a holiday, but in this case we will make and exception and go back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
Haifa, Israel
5

Wonderful vacation at Castellare!

  • 5 of 5
We would highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Toscany. Me and my family (wife and our 1 year old child) stayed here for 4 nights in June 2011 while we were exploring the nearby area. It was very important for us to be close to the places we came to visit because of our child and we easily went on one-day tours to Sienna and Firenze. Castellare is situated, I believe, in one of the most beautiful places in Toscany on a small hill completely surrounded by forest. The drive there from Molino del Piano is among green hills and wineyards and we could have been driving around for hours just enjoying the views. The house is an ancient building with an interesting history which Catina writes about in her "welcome-book" which gives a lot of information about the apartment, the area, what to do, where to eat and more - a great idea. In this book Catina also recommeds a wine tour at Castello del Trebbio which is a small beautiful fortress situated in Santa Brigida very close to Castellare. Of course, we went and we would recommend this interesting tour to anyone. The apartment (we stayed in the Stalla which is a two-story apartment) is very spacious, clean and ideal for a family as Catina provides everything needed such as baby chair and cot. The kitchen is well equipped and we could easily cook food when needed. Catina has keept the apartment in its medieval spirit and made it cosy and comfortable. In the garden there's a big swimmingpool, unfortunately, the weather wasn't that warm when we were there and we didn't use it although it looked so inviting lying in the green field below the house. It is such a quiet and peaceful place and we spent much time just relaxing at the terrace listing to the birds sing and drinking our coffee. Our child loved to explore the nature around the house and was very happy. We want to thank Catina very much for her hospitality and good spirits. She was helpful and answered any questions we had and when we had to call a doctor one evening she was so understanding and helpful and made it all very easy for us (she also went to the farmacy the next day to get the medication). We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet and romantic vacation in the heart of Toscany.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Molino del Piano Val di Sieve
Tampa Florida
5

Our Honeymoon In Italy

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Villa last year in October. Our trip could not have been better. Catina was an excellent host and the location was fantastic. We went to Pisa,Firenze, Venice and Rome all from this location. We also drove down to Naples for 3 days. This location ansd small towns will allow you to experience the real feel of Italy. Thank You Catina for a wonderful experience. This review is a little late but I would stay here again when we return to Italy.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Firenze, Amerigo Vespucci.
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Sieci
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

The Castellare farmhouse is set in private woods between the tiny villages of Doccia and Fornello, fractions of Molino del Piano, Pontassieve county, in the Florence province. Although it's in a very private spot, it takes minutes to arrive to the closes restaurant and grocery store, and less than a half an hour to get in the centre of Florence. There's also a very convenient train station, in Sieci, 6 km away from Castellare. In a short drive you can get there, park your car safely and for free, and take a commuter train to the centre of Florence. It only takes 15 minutes, and trains are very frequent. There are two horse riding places within a ten minute drive, two golf course within a 25 minute drive, and tennis camps in Molino del Piano. All major cities of Tuscany are within an hour drive, and you could even go to the beach, swim in the sea and come back in a morning.

Other Activities: Wine tasting! food! Florence! peace....

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Molino del Piano Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • The price of €560 is referred to a 2 people occupancy. For three people it's €590, and for 4 people it's €630.
    The price includes linen and towels, all utilities, and final cleaning.
    We ask for a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Molino del Piano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Loggia bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loggia bedroom - 1 queen
    Loggia livingroom - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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