|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Beautiful, independent villa with private pool created from the restoration of an ancient hamlet of houses dating back to the 12th century at the time owned by the family Cerchi, a prominent family in Florence who made his fortune through trade and finance. Next to the villa there also is a small chapel dedicated to the Blessed “Umiliana” of the family Cerchi, whose remains rest in the church of Santa Croce in Florence.
This property is well kept and offers large outside areas and welcoming interiors furnished in a rustic style.
The villa’s location is tranquil and panoramic and offers an ideal destination for those seeking for a peaceful holiday on the hills surrounding Florence (Florence is approx. 35 km away and is also accessible by train from the railway station of Rufina).
On the premises (completely separated from the villa), there also are 6 apartments with pool that can be rented together with the villa for large groups.
The access to the property is via an unpaved but well-maintained road suitable to any cars.
Distances: Acone with groceries 1 km away, Rufina with shops of all kinds and railway station (frequent connection to Florence) 4 km away, Pontassieve 15 km, Florence 35 km away, Arezzo 80 km, San Gimignano 82 km, Siena 100 km away. The Chianti Classico region is within 40 – 80 km.
At guests’ disposal: Large garden with private swimming-pool (10 x 4 m - depth 1,5 m – open from 01/05 through 30/09), spacious terrace running along the villa’s perimeter. Guests can also enjoy use of billiards and of a barbecue area to be shared with the 6 apartments nearby.
WI-FI internet access provided outside (approx. 20 m from the villa) and to be shared with the 6 apartments.
Parking within the grounds.
Extra Services: Baby bed available at € 25,- / per week (payment on the spot). Maid service available by arrangement (€ 15,- / per hour to be paid locally). The products of the owners’ farming estate (olive oil and honey) are available for tasting. Upon request possibility of organizing wine tasting (wines from the most important producers of the area).
Small pets are allowed (free of charge).
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
Ground floor: entrance, dining-room, kitchen (oven, freezer, microwaves, dishwasher, bread oven) with fireplace / barbecue and laundry corner (washing-machine), bathroom with shower, double bedroom, bathroom with shower (accessible to disabled people), double bedroom with non-working fireplace and access on to the outside (via a wheelchair ramp).
Lower floor (accessible from the outside and internally): large living-room with fireplace, billiards and access on to the garden.
1st floor: 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower, 2 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower.
House and surrounding is very nice, but needs some refurnishing & renovation and the Service was not convincing
kitchen not adequatlyx equipped for large groups(only 5 coffee spoons for 14 People, no pans and pots), freezer / fridge in the kitchen was not working, no dish towels etc.
No sun umbrellas, no covers for the sun beds.
[counter comment from the owner] Like I told the guests, the fridge in the kitchen was working normally and in another room they had another fridge with freezer available.
The kitchen is equipped normally but we however immediately gave the guests what they needed (more pots and pans).
The wifi did not work for one day because of a summer storm. Some guests however had equipment that did not connect to the our wifi network but that does not depend on us. Also for the rest, once they asked me (spoons, tea towels) I proceeded immediately. The only thing we did not have are pillows for the sun beds because they are soft beds like you use on the beach, we have however purchased those now.
The castel was even more beautiful than the pictures showed. The setting was magnificent, and the property manager, Alicia, above and beyond helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend this property and EasyReserve. Go and have a vacation you will never forget!