|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This is an authentic barn late '700 completely restored, adjoining the farmhouse but completely self-sufficient.
It resides in the area 'Chianti Montalbano' locations
'Castra' separated from the road by a road 'white' of approximately 1km just 5 minutes away from Vinci birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci .. And 'ideal for weekend or weekly and the central location is an excellent starting point for excursions to the countryside and to visit the most beautiful cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano, San Miniato Monteriggioni etc. The local is willing
on two levels totaling 110 square meters .. It 'totally immersed in the woods and surrounded by olive groves. The main garden you can enjoy a beautiful aerial view of the nearby S. Miniato (is located 300 mt. High). The peace and tranquility are assured. The entire property is fenced animals are however very welcome but must be followed by the owners. The barn is equipped with a wood stove and barbecue area to 'outside. The nearest center
is the municipality of 'limit Arno' to no more than
10-minute drive, the city of Florence is about 18 minutes away. The garden and the square of 1000 square meters are private and exclusive to the renter.
The 'barn' is a building that dates back to the '700' renovated and furnished with all the comforts.
The house and 'positioned in an area of 110 square meters, which includes a large dining room with fireplace, sitting area with sofa bed, sitting area for listening to music with stereo, a large kitchen equipped with fireplace very characteristic and well equipped to those who love cooking, upstairs there is a large master bedroom with very nice view of the countryside, a characteristic bathroom with stone bath and a terrace with outdoor shower.
Outside, in addition to a large private garden of about 3000 meters with various relaxation areas with sun lounger umbrellas etc, there is a private veranda for breakfast, lunch etc outdoors, equipped for cooking with barbecue and pizza oven.
At the entrance of the house is a characteristic square with ancient stone next to a parking place for cars. The property is surrounded by garden, olive grove and private wood for wonderful walks and hikes with spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. Tuscany is famous worldwide for its unique combination of natural beauty and a vast cultural heritage consists of an incredible number of works of art, ranging from the Etruscan period to the Renaissance and Baroque periods and then to the 20th century . And 'the wonderful discovery of these works in their natural environment, and among his people, that the whole world admires.
But Tuscany has many landscapes, many itineraries that are often unknown to the public outside the traditional tourist circuit. It 'a land of mountains, hills and forests, but also the sea, islands, parks, protected areas, cellars and mills, as well as castles, churches, history, traditions and many other things that those who come to visit us we should see and experience.
The whole area is particularly suitable for walking and hiking, walking or cycling, you can perform on an extensive network of walking and cycling routes that
reach hill towns surrounded by nature, archaeological sites, ancient woods like the oak forest of Pietramarina.
But you can also follow eno-gastronomic as the roads of wine and oil, and you can organize wine tasting at the nearby farms .Visitare these places or spend days of holiday offers the opportunity to experience the typical coastal towns rich in history, surrounded from the countryside and from which you can achieve with day trips to the nearby towns of Tuscany and the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, not forgetting maybe hiking in the countryside.
I LOVE THE REGION IN WHICH I WAS BORN IN TUSCANY AND HIS CAMPAIGN THE CITIES OF ART AND ITS HISTORY The small country villages and rolling hills RANGING WITH VIEW TO THE SEA LIKE EXPLORE EVERY CORNER OF MY AREA TO STAY ALWAYS PLEASANT SURPRISE.
Francesca Focosi purchased this chateau / country house in 1999
ME AND MY HUSBAND HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE AND WE SPENT A LOT OF HOLIDAY TOGETHER AND EVEN WITH FRIENDS IN THE COUNTRY.
OUR DREAM WAS TO FIND A HOME IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY OLIVE TREES AND SURROUNDED BY WOODS AND HAVING TURNED AND VISITED MANY HOUSES WHEN WE FOUND THIS HOUSE WE LOVE NOW.
WE decided to buy it took us YEARS AND ALL OUR PASSION
Renovate FOR KEEPING THE TRADITION AND MATERIALS ORIGINATING BUT TRYING TO MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED to live and share it with OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
THE POSITION OF THE HOUSE HAS A VIEW OF THE UNBEATABLE.
DURING ALL SEASONS YOU CAN SEE THE SPECTACULAR SUNSETS AND SHARE AN OUTDOOR DINNER WITH A UNIQUE PANORAMA.
THE HOUSE IS LOCATED ON A HILL A HEIGHT OF ABOUT 300 MT SURROUNDED BY WOODS AND OLIVE GROVES, ENJOYS A GOOD EXPOSURE AND A VIEW TO 180 DEGREES ON THE CAMPAIGN, THE HILLS, UP TO THE SEA
We made our way up the hills from Florence to Castra, often wondering if we were going the right way. But Francesca’s directions were clear, so when we turned onto a white gravel road leading us through the olive trees we were sure we had found the villa. A few minutes later, we were ecstatic as we pulled into the driveway. It was beautiful. David and Francesca were there with a bottle of olive oil from their grove, and welcoming smiles. We still remember the wonderful smells of the house and the gardens, and the amazing view of the Tuscan valley below and on to the sea. Every day was like a dream. The villa was lovingly decorated with all the comforts of home. We slept very well, and woke up late almost every day to enjoy coffee on the patio. Among the many experiences we had in Italy, meeting David and Francesca and staying in their wonderful house is at the top of the list. From Castra we were just a short drive from Pisa, Florence, Vinci, and many other small towns in Tuscany. Thanks to David and Francesca, we are now big fans of all things Tuscan, including brick oven pizza, Chianti, and fresh parmesan wrapped in prosciutto de Parma. We miss you both and hope to see you again soon.
After 4 days in Rome, we longed for peace and quiet, for a place in the countryside where we could relax. As we drove on the narrow, rutted road leading to our rental in Castra, we were concerned. Where in the world would we end up? But when we rounded the bend and drove into the driveway of Francesca and David's property, we knew. We had arrived in Tuscan heaven. The beautiful photos on the web site show you exactly what you will find. A meticulously renovated barn which includes both the best of the old and the best of the new. Rustic, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, filled with books, music, art (David's paintings). Outside, patio furniture, gardens filled with rosemary, herbs, olive trees, flowers. And then there are the views, laid out before us, Tuscany. We traveled to the west coast and Cinque Terre, Lucca, Vinci (only 10 minutes), Florence. We enjoyed each trip but always looked forward to returning to our Tuscan "home." Ahhhh. Our most treasured memory --the traditional Tuscan lunch, simple, fresh, delicious, prepared by our hosts and their parents, shared on their patio,overlooking Tuscany. We ate, and talked, and laughed with these warm, generous new friends who adore their Tuscany. We hope to return.
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful estate with our 4-month-old daughter in July 2012. When we booked it, we were sure the pictures must be misleading - it just looked too perfect for the price. When we arrived, though, everything was as advertised, and even better! The pictures didn't lie: The property is gorgeous, comfortable, extremely private and tastefully decorated, with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor pizza oven. Beyond that, though, the hosts Francesca and David were so sweet, helpful and friendly. They really made the stay memorable. David drove us around the town to help us get the lay of the land, showed us where to get amazing local wine & handmade leather jackets, and when we inquired about the pizza oven, he arrived the following afternoon with a huge bowl full of freshly prepared pizza dough for us, since we'd mentioned we didn't know how to make it from scratch. The couple was always available and their door always open, but yet never intrusive. We felt like we were at a secluded retreat, yet we had access to help or advice if we needed it. The only slightly negative thing I can think of would be that the wifi internet was not super reliable. Then again - you're on a Tuscan vacation - wifi shouldn't be high on your priority list! Overall, the experience was delightful - from the house, to the hosts, to the town, to the general surroundings. We would definitely consider coming back and visiting again.
The four days we stayed at the Il Fienile was our favorite memory of our 4-week-honeymoon. The house was exactly like the pictures - beautiful, private, spacious, very clean, and full of characters. Bedroom and bathroom are on the 2nd floor. The bed is really comfortable, we slept like babies every night and woke up to the sound of birds singing. Every evening we sat in the kitchen sipping on wine or tea - feels just like home. David and Francesca were friendly, kind, helpful, and fun to hang out with. They lived right next door and were available whenever we needed them, and let us have our privacy at other times.
A great base to visit Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Florence, etc. if you plan to drive. We rented a convertable - next time we'd go with a different car since Il Fienile is off a small, kinda bumpy "white road". Also we observed that Italians drive quite fast so if they tell you "15 minutes" prepare to drive for 30 if you follow the speed limit.
There's a winery nearby called Fattoria Castellina - we bought some wine there that were fantastic!
The nearest supermarket is more than 10 minutes away so if you don't want to drive out after checking in, bring your groceries. David and Francesca provides the basics like salt and pepper and basils (fresh!) and olive oil they pressed themselves!
Would definitely recommend it and wish to come back again some day!
We had a wonderfull vacation. The location was more than perfect. Great vieuws, quiet, well equiped. In the neighbourhood are lots of little towns to explore and we went 2x to Florence with the train (30 min). Francesca and David will help you with anything you need. And especially our day we learned how to make pizza the real Italian way is unforgettable. And off course we call each other now by our new Italian names.
Leonardo and Cornelia
Propriété bien située sur le haut d'une colline facilement accessible, propre et bien entretenue. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour en Toscane. Le manoir est à proximité des villes à visiter (Florence, Sienne, Pise).Francesca et David sont très accueillants et super gentils, ils ont été de bons conseils pour nos visites et l'endroit est très reposant et calme. Je recommande cette location, vous ne serez pas déçue.
Merci Francesca et David pour les beaux moments passés ensemble, nous en garderons un très beau souvenir. Vous êtes toujours les bienvenus au Québec.
Bruno, Sylvie et Chloé.
'The Barn' dates back to 700 and is part of a conolica renovated located in the hills of Chianti Montalbano, immersed in the Tuscan countryside overlooking the hills of Leonardo da Vinci, S. Miniato, Volterra, Pisa and Montespertoli to the sea.
Strategic point for excursions being in the middle between Florence and Pisa can be reached all the most 'beautiful destinations in Tuscany as well as Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and' can take scenic roads and paths Winery (road of Chianti Montalbano, flourishing hills etc ).
The house being surrounded by groves and woods and 'ideal for Relaxation and Tranquility' and e 'also possible routes and tours of the surroundings.
Nearby you can visit cultural sites (Etruscan ruins, churches, museums) and Parks.
The house and 'accessible from the road of Castra via a dirt road about 1 km, and' recommended the car for various journeys.
The barn has a large garden Privatecustomsclearance about 2000 mt and private car parking, a veranda where you can have breakfast and lunch outside with barbecue and pizza oven to cook also has all the usual equipment Garden (chairs, cot sunbathing, beach umbrellas, tables etc.) Inside the house is very comfortable equipped and has a large kitchen with fireplace very characteristic and well equipped, with a large dining room and living room with fireplace, floor superioree a large bedroom with beautiful views of the countryside with typical bathroom in stone bath, a terrace with outdoor shower.
All furnished with furniture and accessories typical of the countryside but with all the modern comforts (air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, free WiFi, stereo, DVDs, art books and kitchen, etc.
The house is romantic is ideal for those seeking relaxation and privacy, nature.
|spese pulizia finale||$64|
Discount depending on length of stay, Supplement for heating depending on the season, Deposit requested, Key pick from the Owner on site.
Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario presente in loco.