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PEACEFUL LOCATION, JUST BY A NATIONAL PARK, SURROUNDED BY OLIVES & VINES, ONLY 35 KM FROM FLORENCE

Tommaso & Nanette

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Speaks: english, german, italian
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PEACEFUL LOCATION, JUST BY A NATIONAL PARK, SURROUNDED BY OLIVES & VINES, ONLY 35 KM FROM FLORENCE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Londa Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 12 P., 6 bedrooms renovated farmhouse from the 1600's, with private pool. Situated on a hilltop, 3,5 km from Londa; with original stone floors and ceiling with wooden beams. Arranged on two levels for a total of 250 m2, with very big garden (700 m2) supplied with BBQ, swing and outside furniture. Surrounded by vineyards and olives groves where we produce our organic wine and olive oil. Only 35 km from the centre of Florence.

Valpiana, the largest house of our estate, was originally a farmhouse and it dates back to 1645. It has been recently renovated (2007) keeping its original structure. It lies on a plateau at 470 mt of altitude and is surrounded by a vineyard and olive grooves, enjoying stunning views on each side, in a very unspoiled environment. On the ground floor is the hall with its original stone floor, the kitchen with wood oven, the big living room with its spectacular, huge, fire place and the large dining room. Upstairs are all the bedrooms, very spacious and lightful and the two bathrooms, modern and functional. All the rooms have their original wooden ceilings while the floors have partly been renovated, using the original material, Terracotta. Three of them have double beds, one has 1 single bed and 2 have 2 single beds. The house is surrounded by the very big and well cared, fenced garden provided with outside furniture, barbecue, swing and the private pool (7 mt of diameter).

Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Tommaso & Nanette (Owner)
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
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Londa Val di Sieve
Tallinn
5

Our Italian home, sweet home!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Diary,

We all have our little dreams that hopefully become true some day! Our awesome little family, with little Aribellissima, lovely Annely and amazing Elario has fullfilled one of our biggest and bravest adventures in 2014!

Valpiana became our home on the very moment we arrived. A proper home goes hand in hand with laughter, happy feelings and good friends! Fortunately enough, we found lifelong happy friends from the neighbouring barn, to whom we hope to see again already on "saturday".

These two months in Valpiana were like a dream! We have written an unforgetable chapter to our memories... by seeing our little Aribellissima`s first 17 steps, by learning to love our neighbours (something new to estonians), by loading our "batteries" with vitamine-D, by running in the forest, by harvesting grapes, seeing nature and animals (especially the 3 musketeers, the dogs - Dorothy, Agatha and Luna). As well as by laughing and eating with Tommaso, Nanette, Gioconda and Casimiro... but mostly by being together as a family on an adventure!

It can not be put in words! You can feel the energy inside us and see it on our faces, as we walk here, back in Tallinn.. but in our hearts, still in Valpiana.

Love,

A., mini-A. and e.

01.09.2014-30.10.2014
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Selangor
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
Valpiana is truly relaxing even if there is nothing to do. All we did all day long was drinking wine, chill, had family quality time, picking cherries and strawberries, sitting by the pool, enjoying the cool weather, BBQ etc. The road to Valpiana was narrow and it was my first time driving on the left side of the car. Everything was opposite but after seeing Valpiana, it was all worth it. The town of Londa was really small but friendly people. I still very much prefer the people in Londa compared to Rome or Venice. People just say hi and smile at you by the streets while in Rome and Venice, we are just so used to getting the “No” treatment. It seemed that although language is a barrier, but the people in Londa still find ways to help you happily with smiley faces. Nanette and family were one of the most accommodating families we have met. Nanette teaches us about the herbs around the wonderful house and used them as well in our cooking. Almost everything around the house has a purpose-medication..food..spices…aroma…

Nanette kids were friendly too. It was a surprise that her lil girl could speak good English and she too taught us about herbs around the house.

My son and I were sick the moment we arrived Italy (probably due to change of weather) and Nanette gave us their cough syrups (really sorry didn't had the time to replace them!). I have to say that the only place I love staying during our 2 weeks stay in Italy was Valpiana. My folks and kids enjoyed the place. My kids were running around the place freely. I did not really enjoy Rome and venice. Probably because we keep on encountering unfriendly and rude people (not everyone!), got a ticket for doing right, very hot and crowd everywhere and probably almost ruined our holiday mood.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Tampere
5

I really recommend

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in Valpiana with our friend family. There was four adults and five children (age 14, 13, 9, 8, 6) of us. The house was really nice old stone house in between the wine yards. View was wonderful. It was great to wake up in the morning, open the windows and look at all the nice Tuscany hills and down to valley. Life was very peaceful all the time. Nanette and Tommaso is a brilliant couple with wonderful kids and kind dogs. Nanette and Tommaso helped us very kindly, if we needed any advices or whatever. We had so great time that we did not move quite much. Children swam and we brought good food ( for example great meat from the butler) from Londa village and had a good barbeque parties almost every night. Thank you for the relaxing vacation! I really recommed the place to everyone. (Only notice that the pool is 120 cm deep, so little children can´t swim there without adults.)
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Quebec
5

The perfect setting

  • 5 of 5
For the first time, we decided to go on vacation, all the family at once, a big family of 11 (9 adults and two teenagers). The highlight of our trip was definitely where we had chosen to stay, the lovely house kept by Nanette and Tommaso.

The house is a real beauty with it's ancestral charm. We were worried that it would be cold inside, because both the walls and floors are made of stone, but it was never a problem. Every bed is provided with a most comfortable duvet. Plus there are a couple stoves in the house if it gets chilly. The living room's fireplace is very impressive. I have never seen anything like it. We had lots of fun playing card at night in front of the fire.
The two bathrooms are modern, very clean and functional, both with a shower, and one has a washing machine. We were pleased to find racks in the yard for our laundry.

Although the kitchen looks small, it was never a problem to be at least two people cooking together. It was equipped with everything we needed, including big cooking pots, which was perfect for a large group.
The garden is lovely. The large table was one of our favourite gathering spots. There are also four lounging chairs to relax in the sun. My favourite part was the herb garden. Nanette kindly gave us a tour so we could recognize each herb. There are lots, even laurel, which in Canada I had never even seen fresh!
As for the parking space, we had two vey large vans and the space was plentiful.

We had a stunning view of the surrounding mountains, and of course, of the vineyard. We found it very pleasant to have a walk around, either up through the to vineyard, or by the olive grove. Walking to the village is a good walk, very feasable, but the return can be harder since it's like climbing a mountain! Londa has grocery shops, pharmacy, bank...

We were the luckiest people on earth to get the chance to help with the harvest of the grapes; it was one of my dad's dream. It was a wonderful experience and we love that we got to share this with Nanette and Tommaso. They are honestly the kindest!
We also got to visit the family's Olive oil mill in Londa. It was a quite interesting tour and we had lots of fun!

A short drive away, we loved the Castle of Poppi. Another highlight is that you can take the train from Contea (10 min drive) straight to Florence, at walking distance of the Duomo.

I would highly recommend staying at Valpiana. Everybody loved it! We were so kindly welcomed and we would love to go back someday
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
London
5

Relaxing Tuscan Location

  • 5 of 5
This was our 2nd visit to this lovely Tuscan Villa and we were not disappointed. The owners Tommaso and Nanette warmly welcomed us back with homemade jam and a bottle of their outstanding organic wine. Set in beautiful gardens and next to the vineyard Valpiana is a large traditional style old farmhouse which has been tastefully restored and decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped but I must say we chose to eat out every night . Londa the small town down the road has good restaurants that all offer reasonably priced menu's with great pasta and meat dishes . ( fabulous pizza's too ) Further down from Londa is Contea where it is easy to catch the train to Florence where there are further opportunities to dine out and visit outstanding museums and of course fantastic shops. However you may find it difficult to leave the beauty of Valpiana as we did and prefer to chill by the pool and take in the gorgeous views whilst sipping on a small glass of something!
I would recommend Valpiana to anyone who wants to have a true relaxing Tuscan experience. Here's hoping for another visit soon .
Jo & Bob
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p66976o
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Bedfordshire
5

Breathtaking views...

  • 5 of 5
We booked 'Vapliana' for a one week holiday for me, my wife, 8 year old daughter, my friends and their 20 month old son thinking it was brilliant value for 6 people. After making the enquiry we then realised it was for 6 bedrooms! So ended up having more friends and family join us. It was unbelievable value. Having booked online you are never quite sure what you will find, but 'Valpiana' was above everything that I expected. It has spectacular and breathtaking views, a large living space, and is well placed for visiting Florence and many other of Tuscany's sights. Not to mention the warm welcome we received from the owners and their family. We were invited to a small festa in nearby Londa, and also experienced the olive oil tour and tasting session. When not seeing the sights, we spent time relaxing in the swimming pool and spent the glorious evenings eating and drinking before taking our 8 year old daughter wild boar spotting. We enjoyed it so much that we have already enquired about spending two weeks here for our 2014 holiday. I can't wait.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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From €990 Per week

Londa Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Dec 13 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,390
 
 
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Jan 10 2015 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
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Apr 4 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,290
 
 
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Apr 11 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
 
 
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Jun 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,790
 
 
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Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
 
 
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Sep 26 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
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Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,390
 
 
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Jan 2 2016 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
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Mar 26 2016 - Jun 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
 
 
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Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,790
 
 
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Sep 3 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
 
 
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Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
€990
 
 
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Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
€1,390
 
 
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Jan 7 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
€1,090
 
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Amenities

Londa Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed. Bedroom 2: 1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 toddler bed Bedroom 3: 1 double bed. Bedroom 4: 2 single beds Bedroom 5: 2 single beds (can be connected into 1 double bed) bedroom 6: 1 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Lawn / Garden
Swimming Pools:
  • Private Pool
Suitability:
  • Pets
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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