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Charming old mill restored in the Chianti Classico

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Rural house, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7

Update June 2017: Now with a new and fully working adsl line! The internet is now finally consistent, also good for those that need to work while here.

Have you ever dreamt to spend your holidays in the Tuscan country-side in a romantic, cosy house on a river? Your dream has come true!

Casa Carlotta is an old house, a mill, completely restored, preserving its original image with a warm and cosy atmosphere where the old and the new perfectly meet. It is the ideal place to spend both a relaxing and cultural holiday.

Casa Carlotta is a two-storey house: on the ground floor there is a living-room with a fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen (equipped with all the modern comforts) a toilet and another smaller living-room, in addition to a terrace where it is possible to relax. There is also a garden equipped with tables, chairs and check-chairs where guests can have their meals or relax surrounded by the Tuscan countryside. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with private bathroom and shower and a living-room/studio with a sofa-bed. Guests can enjoy a private terrace overlooking a river, a paradise for reading and relax. The outdoor area also features a barbecue grill and a dining table to enjoy the outdoors while cooking a typical Tuscan product on the grill. The house has a music system with a wide classical music collection. The house has a new wifi system - now fully working.

As per beds, you can count on two bedrooms with double beds, another room (studio) with a french bed (in between a double and a single) and a sofa bed in the second living room (which can work as a forth bedroom), for a total of 7 places. In addition we also have one baby cot for guests use (if needed).

The house is extremely fresh even during summer months (it is not unusual to sleep with a blanket even during August).

The house is situated in an old, quiet village called Ponte agli Stolli, in the famous area of Chianti Classico (10 km from Greve), a strategic point to reach the most famous Tuscan cities such as Firenze, Siena and Arezzo. It is the ideal place to spend both a relaxing and cultural holiday. The house is in the middle of nature, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The site is of untouched nature, very panoramic/romantic and charming. Walking distance to the house (200 meters) there are a grocery shops, a bar and a restaurant/pizzeria (extremely good and value for money, only open on saturdays and sundays). The house is very close to Greve in Chianti (around 10 Km, around 10\15 minutes), Florence (35 minutes by train or car), Arezzo (40 minutes by train or car), Siena and San Gimignano (1 hr by car). Nearby the house there are horse riding facilities (1km) and a swimming pool (1km). The house overlook a small river that forms some natural pools where (in the right conditions) it is possible to swim.

The neighborhoods offer wonderful walking itineraries and wine tasting experiences. There are some nice market places close to the house: Greve, Panzano, Arezzo with its antiques market.

Upon request, we can arrange cooking lessons with an English speaking cook who will teach you to prepare a delicious Tuscan lunch or dinner.

The prices include taxes, bed-linen, towels, the consumption of water, gas and power and final cleaning. Expenses for heating will be charged separately (on consumption - to be paid at check-out - no overcharge applied).

At arrival we ask for a deposit of €200 against possible damages and/or losses. This deposit will be refunded at departure, expenses caused by damages or losses may be deducted.

More Details

Owner
Luca C
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

Amenities

Ponte Agli Stolli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Study - 3rd bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Second living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
The house overlook a small river where it is possible to swim (no danger). Nearby the house there are horse riding facilities (1km) and a swimming pool (1km).

Reviews

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Charming old mill restored in the Chianti Classico
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Lincoln, NE
5

Lovely, peaceful and well located for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We are two couples celebrating our wedding anniversaries. We used Casa Carlotta as a jumping off point for day trips throughout Tuscany and were pleased to return each night to a cozy place where we could discuss our collective experiences. Comfortable beds, quaint decor, pleasant outdoor seating for wine tasting and chatting. We couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, ON
5

Charming villa

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay in all regards. Charmingly decorated with home touches throughout, my wife and two daughters had a great stay here. A well equipped kitchen made it easy to have breakfast and dinner if we wanted to. Very strong internet signal. Close to the Chianti region and many wineries and close to Florence where we went twice. The beach area at Viareggio was totally different than any other area we saw in Tuscany. Lucca is also great to visit. Thanks to Luca and Laura for welcoming us to their home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A very special place in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

A great base from which to explore the area - and also perfect for staying 'at home' and relaxing. We felt as if we were in a very rural area - but had easy access to the local shop - and short drive to town / facilities and more major roads.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

truly unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

avoid hustle of florence and day trip there as well as chianti and siena. very friendly local people and 'enchanted' frogs at night ;-)

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
5

Wonderful Tuscan experience

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most peaceful and unique accommodations we've ever stayed in. We hope to return and next time will stay longer. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scarborough, Queensland, Australia
4

Great country retreat

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for seven weeks and enjoyed seeing the seasons change in Tuscany and the weather go from rain and more rain to lovely bright sunny days in the last couple of weeks.

The house is part of an old mill and is very rustic - Watching the waterfall under the house during the flooding rains was very interesting.

It's in a great position to drive around Tuscany and further afield if you have the time. A fifteen minute drive down to the station at Figline Valdarno allows you to catch the train into Florence (thirty minutes) or other destinations in Tuscany and throughout Italy.

Ponte Agli Stolli is a friendly little village and we enjoyed meeting the locals and practising our Italian.

A couple of things to be aware of if you're booking this property - the wifi connection is very poor and we found we needed to drive to Figline to use emails and Internet. Another shock was the cost of the gas when calculated at the end of our stay. This wouldn't be a problem in summer, but it's a significant expense in cold weather.

Also, there is a small shop in the village for daily essentials at reasonable prices but at Figline there's an excellent supermarket. On Saturdays and Sundays there's a pizza restaurant in the village which is fun to go to.

We enjoyed our seven weeks in Tuscany and Ponte agli Stolli was a good base for us

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Florence
Car: necessary

The house is situated in an old, quiet village called Ponte agli Stolli, in the famous area of Chianti Classico (10 km from Greve), a strategic point to reach the most famous Tuscan cities such as Firenze, Siena and Arezzo. It is the ideal place to spend both a relaxing and cultural holiday.

The neighborhoods offer wonderful walking itineraries to those who feel the need of leaving aside the frenzy of modern life and of plunging into a dimension out of space and time, characterized by an harmonious relation between Man and Nature, the same that has inspired many famous artists who have lived or visited Tuscany.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All prices are for up to 4 people. For 5 and 6 people please add 15 euro per extra person per day.

The prices include taxes, bed-linen, towels, the consumption of water, gas and power.
Final cleaning not included (€50). Expenses for heating will be charged separately (on consumption).
At arrival we ask for a deposit of €150 against possible damages and/or losses. This deposit will be refunded at departure, expenses caused by damages or losses may be deducted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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