Gwyn & Claudia Pritchard

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LA VILLETTA, UPPER APARTMENT

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Well equipped accommodation, aircon, wonderful garden, spectacular views

Set in a small hamlet with spectacular views into the beautiful Pratomagno Mountains, the property includes an old stone house 'La Villetta', and a separate cottage 'La Capanna'. La Villetta consists of two fully self-contained apartments (with separate entrances) each sleeping up to five people. It may also be used as a single unit. La Capanna can accommodate six people.

Both buildings have recently been renovated so as to retain a traditional Tuscan character, and all three units have air conditioning and all necessary domestic facilities: fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc. There is a large garden with flowers, lawns, pergolas and BBQ. The owners' extensive website gives numerous photos of both buildings and of the surrounding area. Please email for the address of the website.

La Villetta: was bought as the owners' personal holiday home. La Capanna, the neighbouring property was acquired in 2003. Both properties offer an ideal and comfortable base for people who want to explore the beautiful area south of Florence, as well as the major cities and cultural centres. They might best be described as a simple and comfortable rustic dwellings, with many charming features, set in a spectacular position at the foot of the mountains; perfectly located for people wanting a mixture of sightseeing, walking, swimming, art galleries, restaurants, wine tasting, scenic travel or just relaxing in the garden.

Amenities: The nearest village, Cascia, has plenty of traditional shops for most basic necessities, as well as a modern supermarket, a dry cleaners and a bank and a splendid new open-air pool. It also has good restaurants and bars. Nearby towns have shops for more specialised requirements and there are many markets locally. Excellent wines and oil can be bought either from shops or directly from local producers.

For further information: The owner's website gives more extensive details of the house and area, and also several photos of the house and its surroundings.

More Details

Details for La Villetta, Upper apartment 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This is the upstairs apartment and has a superb view into the mountains. It is very slightly more spacious than the lower apartment (La Villetta, 1). Like the lower apartment it has traditional features such as terracotta tiled floors. One room is set up as a living/dining room with a kitchen area, and also has a good double sofa-bed. The Main bedroom has a large double bed and a folding single bed. The recently restored bathroom contains a shower, WC, bidet and hand basin.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Gwyn & Claudia Pritchard (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks italian, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Comments from Owner Guestbook

'Thank you for sharing your fantastic house and garden with us. We've had one of our most memorable holidays to date. We've gone for bike rides, done walks from the house, been to all the main places...We've dined at some superb restaurants, drunk fine wines, barbecued many times in your garden (what a spectacular setting), seen the amazing fireflies...had a trip to The Mall (gulp) where I bought a beautiful leather bag for a fraction of the price I would pay here...can't wait to go again...perfect location for that area and all its wonderful sites and places to visit...Thank you again for a fantastic holiday.' W & J T (Derby)

'We found our stay absolutely wonderful. The 'Suggestions Book' was truly excellent. It encouraged us to walk around the vicinity as well as visit the historic towns nearby. Neither of us wanted to leave by the end of our stay.' (A honeymoon couple, Worcestershire).
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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La Villetta

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to La Villetta (both upstairs and downstairs) for over 10 years now, both in high and low season. It is a wonderful place from which to explore the area. The old stone building has a real sense of belonging. Repeated visits have not dulled our pleasure at staying in this wonderful art of Italy. It gives easy access to lots of beautiful villages, towns and cities – you can simply drown in Renaissance culture. But another real joy of La Villetta is its location in the Pratomagno hills. Views are stunning – olives, vines, forests, terraces cut into the hillside. The air is fresh, actually wonderful. There are abundant walks, either cross country or along the road. The light changes almost continually so there is always more to catch the eye. You can step out of the back door, straight into the countryside. 15min of walking will get you to Cascia with various amenities and a fine ristorante (Massacio); 30min to Regello, famed for its olive oil – both have butchers, supermarkets, bars, gelateria, etc. 30min downhill is an excellent pizzeria (I Laghi). It is odd that somewhere with such easy access feels so beautifully rural. The neighbours have various small holdings and it is interesting to see them tending to their market gardens, their olives and vines. They have all been very friendly. 20min walk gets you to a Medici villa, Villa Mandri. The point is that you can drive to Florence, Siena, the Chianti hills or wherever and hit the sights - or change the whole emphasis of your holiday and stay put. Inside, La Villetta has everything that we have needed. The website is very accurate so there is no need to repeat the amenities here. But the air conditioning is a boon in the Summer and provides ready warmth in Spring. We tend to cook – the produce round about (different cuts of meat, fantastic seafood, greenery, etc) makes you want to experience it - and there is everything on hand in the house for this. Outside there is also a barbecue area and a private well tended garden for enjoying the views or for meals. The Pritchards are immensely thoughtful in their instructions, selection of guide books, etc. The visitor book also gives lots of handy tips covering most of any activities to which you may want to put your holiday. We cannot recommend La Villetta highly enough. Our one reservation in writing this, selfishly, is that your booking might make it more difficult for us to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Ideal get away in Tuscany

  • 5 of 5
Perfect get away cottage in beautiful Tuscany and an ideal spot for sightseeing in that area. Extremely peaceful location with beautiful gardens overlooking the mountains, yet close to a lovely village with great restaurants, local supermarket and open air swimming pool. We went to Florence, spent a day at the pool, walked in the mountains and had a great barbecue up there – it was just so relaxing. Can’t wait to go back. You must try the restaurants in the village – the food is great and extremely good value.
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Florence at 35 kilometres or Pisa
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Figline Valdarno
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Incisa Valdarno
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cascia
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cascia
Car: recommended

The two buidings are close beside each other in a small hamlet, near the country town of Reggello which is situated at the foot of the Protomagno Mountains, about 35 kilometres south-east of Florence, in the direction of Arezzo which is about 50 kilometres. This is classic rural Tuscany - old stone buildings and lines of cypress trees scattered amongst olive groves, and vineyards.

The mountains offer superb scenic walks, and there is easy access by rail or motorway to Florence, Arezzo, Siena and beyond. The nearby village has excellent restaurants, bars, shops and an exquisite Romanesque church - home to the famous Masaccio triptych.

Other Activities: Large public swimming pool

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Availability & Rates

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Reggello House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£330
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes There are discounts of 10% for fortnightly bookings, and for weekly bookings of both apartments. There is a small surcharge of £21 for each extra person per week to cover the increased use of electricity, gas and water. For the optional use of sheets and towels there is a fee of £8 per person per week.
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Amenities

Amenities

Reggello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Living room/bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed
  • The sofa bed is large, robust and comfortable. The single bed in the main bedroom may be used in either room. The 'crib' is a travel cot.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • golf
Notes:
Although there is no swimming pool at the property there is a large and very good public open-air pool about 15 minutes walk away. A local cook will prepare a five course meal plus wine for 30 Euros per person. A cleaning service is also available.
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