|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Large estate situated in dominating and quiet location on a hill slope, approx. 30 km from Florence away. This property, surrounded by woods and olive groves, comprises 9 welcoming apartments which have been recently restored with their original architectural features and old materials preserved. The interiors provides simple furnishing in a rustic style.
The units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are part of a small hamlet comprising 2 farmhouses of the 15th century, a former barn and charming wine cellars dating back to the year 1200 with beautiful beamed ceiling and stone walls (where upon request it is possible to arrange wine and local products tasting). The units 11, 12 and 13 are approx. 950 m from this hamlet (and from the pool) away and were created by restoring one of the outbuildings on the premises. These accommodations are in panoramic location and offer beautiful vies over the surrounding landscape.
This estate provides a nice pool, a large barbecue with dining area and terrace. Horse-back riding facilities are available upon request.
The access to the property is via an unpaved road of approx. 500 m.
This property is an ideal destination for those who want to experience and enjoy country life.
Distances: Acone with a small supermarket, grocery/pizzeria and bar (open in summer) 1 km away, Rufina with general stores and railway station 7 km away, Florence 30 km (accessible by train from Rufina in 30 minutes), Radda in Chianti 65 km away, Arezzo 77 km, San Gimignano 85 km, Siena 98 km away, Lucca 117 km, Pisa (airport) 137 km away, Rome (airport) approx. 305 km away.
At guests’ disposal: oval-shaped swimming-pool (14 x 14 m - depth 1,5 m – open from 01/05 to 30/09) with furnished solarium area, open-air shower (only cold water available), large barbecue with dining area, “tavern” (open on Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for dinner). Large terrace with internet connection (WI FI). Laundry (washing-machine – free of charge - available for each group of apartments, one for Ciliegio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and another for Ciliegio 11, 12, 13) available. All of the apartments provide a private furnished outdoor area.
Parking within the grounds.
Extra Services: Baby bed available upon request (free of charge). Maid service by arrangement (€ 10,- / per hour – payment on site). Horse-back riding facilities. Breakfast service available upon request.
The products of the estate is available for clients to be purchased.
Pets are allowed.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Former barn– small independent house situated approx. 50 m from the main farmhouse and 100 m from the pool away.
Ground floor: living-room with fireplace and dining area with kitchen corner small fridge, small microwaves/electrical oven), bathroom with shower.
Open gallery: double bed and single sofa bed (permitted to children up to 12 years old).
Large private terrace.
We've recently returned from a fantastic two week stay and have to say, had an amazing time. We were looking for somewhere to stay where we could take our dog, where we could chill out in the sunshine, yet where there were places for us to visit and things for us to do... Quite specific really. We booked 'ulivo' (#3) and my first first impression when I walked though the door was 'how delightful'! So cosy, self contained and with amazing views from the patio and bedroom. The accomodation was perfect for us. We were tucked away a little, which meant our pooch had an incredible amount of freedom. She was sooo safe. She never goes too far, but even so there are few places I've been in the uk where I've felt that she has had so much secure safe space to sniff, chase birds and potter to her heart's content.
The location is beautiful. Peaceful and full of wildlife. We had an owl living living under our window sill and saw a wild deer and porcupine during our stay. We walked every day, which was a great way to explore the surrounding area - there are some good hills that get the heart beating! Helped counteract the effects of all the amazing food!
Food - the dinners provided are amazing and not to be missed. We went to the welcome dinner on our first night, also the Tuscan meal and the pizza night! I thought I was going to burst! The food was delicious and plentiful... I was amazed at the generosity .. And as a veggie was spoiled rotten with dishes especially cooked for me. For a change of scenery, there is a restaurant in Acone, about 20mins steepishwalk away - loved it, you can roll down hill afterwards.! Also, the restaurant in the main square in Rufina was fab! Great food, always packed with locals yet despite this, quick efficient service with a smile. Great ice cream in Florence, but cheaper in Siena!
I would definitely return, the other guests helped make our holiday extra special, as did the efforts that Gabio, Laura and the team went to to ensure we had the best of holidays. Thank you to all for your warmth, hospitality and generosity, you're the best! :0)
Jannine, Bob and Molly the dog