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

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Tommaso & Nanette

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
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PEACEFUL LOCATION, JUST BY A NATIONAL PARK, SURROUNDED BY OLIVES & VINES, ONLY 35 KM FROM FLORENCE

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

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Valpiana is a typical very spacious Tuscan farmhouse on two floors. From the large entrance hall still boasting the original stone floor, you enter the kitchen , the sitting room and the dining room. A stone staircase leads upstairs to a beautiful airy room which gives access to the six bedrooms and the bathrooms. The private well mantained garden offers a parking space for at least two cars.

The pool is open from half May, until third week of September.

Further Details:

Londa, the nearest village has everything you need for daily life: a very good butcher for meat to barbecue, 3 small supermarkets, a bank, a post office, a pharmacy, a baker's, a greengrocer's , 3 restaurants and other retail shops. People are everywhere very friendly and welcoming. Barberino di Mugello race course is just 30 km away. The part of the Tuscany where Valpiana is situated, is famous for its Etruscan settlements and for its historical medieval towns and castles. There is always something interesting to see.

Things to do with children: 1) Visit Poppi's mediaeval castle ore zoo in the Casentino, eat in the restaurant in front of the castle. 2) go grocery shopping at" Il Forteto " between Dicomano and Vicchio if you want to taste the genuine food of the area like local cheeses, bread and meat. Let the children play in there playground and visit Forteto cow stables 3)Order a take-away pizza at Pizzeria Fischio in Londa or at resdtaurant Il Colonnello (1 km far) and eat in Valpiana lovely garden

4) Go fishing in Londa pretty lake an let the children play in the river before the lake. The river is very clean and picturesque.

5) take them to Florence by train from the nearest station Contea, an exciting not expensive experience (35 mins to Florence center.) Visit 'La Specola' in Florence, children love it and after that walk to the best icecream place near by ponte alle Grazzia njam njam.

What adults like to do: Lie in the sun in the sunny garden, by the pool. Barbecue and cook with the herbs from the herb garden. Drive to the nearest designers' outlets (famous Italian brands). Visit cities like Florence, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and San Giminiano and spend a day on the beach at Forte dei Marmi. Visiting an old monastery, an Italian opera, go to a Fiorentino football match, watch a motor race at the famous circuit from Barberino.

Nature Walking, Jogging & adventourous bike rides. Visit a Museum, local markets and use the fireplace, do WINE TASTINGS

Booking Notes:

We are flexible in the middle or lower season, than it is often possible to book also from other days of the week.

In high season we rent in general from Saturday to Saturday.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 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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Peaceful Location, Just By A National Park, Surrounded By Olives & Vines, Only 35 Km From Florence
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 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/p66976oi
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Quebec
5

The perfect setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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/p66976oi
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Londa Val di Sieve
London
5

Relaxing Tuscan Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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/p66976oi
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
Bedfordshire
5

Breathtaking views...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
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/p66976oi
+39 -3396506235
Londa Val di Sieve
United Kingdom
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a delightful time with Tommaso & Nanette. The property is rustic with a beautiful garden set amongst grapevines. It is a beautiful spot to come to. Tommaso & Nanette are lovely hosts. Giocanda & Cassimiro loved sharing the fruit from the garden with our children. The wine they make was very enjoyable too & the olive oil....wonderful. We had a very special time there and our hosts were so generous & gave us an extra night free as the weather had been a little cool & we were all there for a family celebration. In the evenings we lit the fire in the huge ancient fire place which was very atmospheric. If you want peace, serenity and calm to recharge your batteries this is the place to come. The village is very pretty too. All the locals are friendly.
As a side issue if you are going to the MOTOGP in Mugello this property is near enough to get there easily along some lovely biking roads!
This property is far from the madding crowd and along with its delightful hosts a pleasure to stay at. We thank Tommaso & Nanette for their kindness. Thinking of them all brings smiles to our faces.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children

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Londa Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Apr 19 2014 - Apr 26 2014
€990
7 nights
 
 
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Apr 26 2014 - Jun 28 2014
€950
7 nights
 
 
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Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
€1,690
7 nights
 
 
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Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
€990
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Sep 27 2014 - Dec 13 2014
€990
7 nights
 
 
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Dec 13 2014 - Jan 10 2015
€1,690
7 nights
 
 
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Jan 10 2015 - Apr 4 2015
€890
7 nights
 
 
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Apr 4 2015 - Apr 11 2015
€1,390
7 nights
 
 
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Apr 11 2015 - Jun 27 2015
€1,050
7 nights
 
 
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Jun 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
€1,690
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Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
€1,050
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Sep 26 2015 - Dec 19 2015
€990
7 nights
 
 
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Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
€1,690
7 nights
 
 
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Jan 2 2016 - Mar 26 2016
€990
 

Notes

  • Prices include: bed linen, shower towel set, gas to cook, water and final cleaning. Electricity, tourist tax (and fire wood) are not included.
    Deposit: at arrival is requested a deposit of 350 Euro

    Discounts: 5% discount is applied on weekly rates for early bookings
    (six months ahead of time).
    An additional 5% is applied on the second week, 10% on the third week and 20% for a month.

    In consultation a small group or a couple can have discount (in low and middle season)

Amenities

Londa Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 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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