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Historic noble villa with an Italian park and a pool - Casa Frantoio

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Casa Frantoio

The olive press that decorates Casa Frantoio's kitchen-with-living-room also gives the house its name and its individual character. Where the fattoria's olive oil was once pressed, we have created a spacious, unique apartment where you will feel Tuscany's special charm - both indoors and outdoors. The tasteful Tuscan country house style furnishings which include cotto floors and wood-beamed ceilings, harmonize with the house's structure. A direct exit from the kitchen-with-living-room leads to the patio in the garden behind the house. Casa Frantoio is one of four newly furnished row house which were completely renovated in 2003/2004. Each house has its own entrance, and pairs of houses share a common garden (each with an outdoor area and seating area). The casa is located on the ground floor, making it suitable for wheelchairs (please inquire).

About the property

Fattoria di Meleto

Meleto is a protected building of historic importance. The estate consists of a grand villa, houses and agricultural buildings. There is a large Italian park behind the villa where one can stroll between statues, lemon trees and box hedges . One may also enjoy the sun and the view of the Tuscan landscape from the spaciously laid out pool (15 x 7m). Casa Lucia is a house with a large garden and a private pool (4,5 x 9,5 m); the other residences consist of row houses - each with their own outdoor area. They have been renovated recently and have been furnished tastefully in Tuscan country style. The owner, an Italian/German family, lives on the estate, meaning that you can enjoy the Italian way of life without language difficulties. The landlady will be happy to provide you with tips about the region, to explain the history of Meleto or to assist you with language problems.

Meleto and Children: Meleto is a paradise for children. It has plenty of space to play, frolic and discover. The nearby fields and forests are ideal for exploring and there is no need to cross a dangerous road. Meleto is also large enough that there's no need to worry that your children might disturb the other guests. Our sons (born in 1994 and 1997) are both bilingual and always happy to have other children to play with. Every family with children who have spent their holidays in Meleto during the past few years have all either returned or rebooked; under pressure from the children, but certainly not against their will.

Personal Atmosphere: The owners of Meleto have taken great care to preserve a typical mixture of an imposing aristocratic country manor and a Tuscan fattoria which is still used for agriculture. In this way, Meleto is more than a sterile vacation complex, run by some anonymous corporation. On the contrary, it is place in which the family has been living for centuries. Meleto's personal and individual character has been helped by the many regular guests who have been returning for years. They have become household friends and continue to pass the tip onto friends. Meleto offers both sociability and tranquillity. Meet new people in the common areas or retreat into your own individual realm. The property is so spacious that every body will be able to find his or her own solitary space.

Running in Tuscany: Have you ever been running in Tuscany? The rolling hills and mild climate provide perfect training grounds throughout the year. Even during July and August, the mornings and evenings offer sufficient room to enjoy the Tuscan landscape in a very different way. A medieval pilgrimage route leads past Meleto: via Francigena. It is little traveled, a bit hilly, and unpaved. It takes you from the front door past pines and olives, vineyards, crops of sunflowers, fields and forests. Should you prefer a flat surface to run on, it is possible to traverse the Elsa Valley beneath the hill, from which you can admire Meleto from below. For conditioned runners, it is possible to combine both routes without having to spend much time on asphalt roads. The landlady is a runner herself and will be more than happy to show you where to go. Don't forget your running shoes!

More Details

Charlotte Tacke (landlady on site)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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Bettwäsche, Handtücher (nicht für den Swimmingpool) und Geschirrtücher sind im Preis inbegriffen. Frische Handtücher werden wöchentlich zur Verfügung gestellt.

Bedding, bath towels (not including pool towels) and kitchen towels are included in price .

La literie, les serviettes (mais pas pour la piscine) et les torchons sont compris dans le prix.


Castelfiorentino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • keine Haustiere bitte nehmen Sie Rücksicht auf andere Gäste der Pool ist geöffnet vom 1. Mai bis 15. Oktober
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A pool may be used (15 m x 7 m) in which one can really swim. It is also suitable for children under supervision. Cots for small children and other children's items are available upon request and availability. Please make a quick inquiry if you need children's items.


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Casa Frantoio
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Bottrop, Germany

Liebevoll restauriertes Adelsgut

  • 5 of 5

14 Tage haben wir in dieser geräumigen und liebevoll restaurierten Ferienwohnung verbracht. Die Villa Meleto war uns Ausgangspunkt für die Erkundung der Umgebung, Siena, Pisa, Florenz, Volterra etc. sind schnell erreicht. Sie bot uns aber auch absolut ruhige Tage der Entspannung. Hervorzuheben sind die absolut hilfreichen und charmanten Besitzer, die jederzeit mit Rat und Tat behilfreich waren und uns die richtigen Tips gegeben haben.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rundum gelungener Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt und konnten wunderbar entspannen. Das Anwesen ist traumhaft schön und weitläufig. Obwohl alle Fewos belegt waren, konnte jeder für sich sein und seine Ruhe finden. Besondere Highlights sind die herrschaftliche Parkanlage und der schöne Pool, der nicht nur zum Plantschen, sondern auch zum Schwimmen und Tauchen gross genug ist.

Villa Meleto ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für die typischen Ausflugsorte der Toscana und gleichzeitig für ruhige Abende im Garten mit Glühwürmchen. Wenn man aktiv sein möchte, kann man schöne Touren zu Fuss oder mit dem Rad unternehmen.

Insbesondere ganz herzlichen Dank an Frau Tacke für ihre unkomplizierte und hilfsbereite Art! Sie stand uns oft mit hilfreichen Tipps, Rat und Tat zur Seite.

Für uns war das ein sehr gelungener und runder Urlaub!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie sich bei uns wohlgefühlt haben. Zufriedene Urlauber sind für uns der beste Ansporn. Herzliche Grüße
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Toller Urlaub in fantastischem Ambiente!

  • 5 of 5

Unser Urlaub war schon im Mai 2010. Leider musste ich feststellen, dass meine erste Bewertung nicht vorhanden ist.

Unser Aufenthalt war wunderschön. Leider begann er mit einer Autopanne, bei der uns Charlotte sofort zu Hilfe geeilt ist, um zu übersetzen. Sie ist wirklich sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Man erhält auch tolle Tipps für einen Ausflug nach Florenz. Alle unsere Ausflüge in der Toskana waren sehr schön. Die Lage des Anwesens ist prima für alle möglichen Städtetouren geeignet.

Unser Appartement (casa frantoio) war sehr groß und hatte einen hübschen kleinen Garten für sich allein. In diesem konnte man toll frühstücken. Es war alles sehr sauber und top gepflegt.

Der Pool ist groß und unsere Kinder hatten einen Riesenspaß darin. Es hat auch schöne Liegen und Sonnenschirme und einen tollen Ausblick am Pool.

Überhaupt ist die ganze Anlage einfach fantastisch und mit viel Liebe renoviert.

Freunde von uns waren auch schon dort und fanden es einfach Klasse.

Also nur zu empfehlen.

Wie gesagt, es tut mir leid, dass meine erste Bewertung sofort nach unserem Aufenthalt irgendwie nicht mehr da ist, oder nie gespeichert wurde.

Viele Grüße hiermit an Charlotte Tacke und wir denken noch oft und gerne an die wunderschöne Zeit bei Ihnen zurück (selbst nach fast 4 Jahren).

Familie Hirsch

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten zu Dritt eine Woche in dieser riesigen und schönen Ferienwohnung. Als Ausgangspunkt für viele Städtetouren haben wir den Standort genutzt, aber auch in langen Spaziergängen und "authentischen" Restaurants und Bars die Toskana fernab des Tourismus erlebt. Highlight für unseren 3 jährigen Sohn war natürlich der superschöne Pool. Vielen Dank und vielleicht sieht man sich mal wieder.


  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Florence, Pisa
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Madonna d. Tosse mit gutem Lebensmittelsortiment
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Empoli Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Pizzeria (Geheimtipp - gut und günstig)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Fattoria's location is ideal for those visiting Tuscany; Siena, Pisa and Volterra are all 50 km away. There are also a number of small towns nearby with plenty of Tuscan charm: Vinci, Certaldo Alto, San Gimignano, San Miniato and Empoli. The beaches of the Mediterranean are less than an hour's drive away. Should you prefer to relax and enjoy Tuscany’s landscapes, then you may wish to walk, hike or mountain bike along the via Francigena which was once one of medieval Europe's most important pilgrimage routes. Via Francigena leads right past Fattoria di Meleto. It goes without saying that one may simply relax in a deck chair or sit at a set table and enjoy the view of Tuscany's hills. A large supermarket in Castelfiorentino along with a number of local weekly markets will cover all of your shopping needs. A number of discount airlines offer inexpensive flights to Pisa. Meleto is 3/4 of an hour away.

Other Activities: running, outdoor chess in the garden, bicycle rentals in Castelfiorentino

Golf: There are two golf clubs in the area around Meleto. The Fontevivo Golf Club (San Miniato) is located about 10 km away. It has a small, 9-hole, 62 par course. A bit further (about 30 km), you'll arrive at the Castelfalfi Golf & Country Club (18 holes, 73 Par). Additional information about facilities, location or e-mail addresses, can be found on the internet, under the names of the respective clubs. We are, of course, happy to help our guests with reservations, concrete inquiries, etc.