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Ms. Catina Cecioni

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian

Ancient farmhouse near Florence with pool, enchanted spot, artists retreat - Stalletta

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Metropolitan City of Florence Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Four accommodations, all different, all cosy

Castellare is an ancient building on the high hills that surround Florence (just 20km away). It is set on top of a private hill, invisible from the public street, and completely surrounded by nature. We offer just two accommodations this year, for we have opened an art etching laboratory too. Houses are even more warm and inspiring. The Stalla is our larger one, and is displayed on two floors. Upstairs two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom; downstairs a big open space with a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room area. The Stalla house is perfect for a family or a small group of friends. In restructuring it we tried to maintain its medieval flavour, so you will find an original stone floor and family pieces of furniture. And lots of art pieces, from well known artists we work with. Music, films and books are at your disposal for more inspiration. Outside the living room door there is a private garden with table and chairs for romantic outside dinner.

the Art possibility: Castellare Art is a new laboratory we have just opened in the Castellare location. We offer a unique service for the Artists, just out of Florence. They can come with loved ones in a holiday facility, in a magical and inspiring location, and at the same time, in the same spot, have maestro Lorenzo Bencini, art printer, realize their etchings in the most wonderful way. Individual seminars for professionals are also held, for a unique insight on the art of etching print.

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Details for Stalletta 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

The Stalletta is a part of the Castellare property, a little cosy nest for two people. It's a semi-detached house, with a bedroom, a living room with a kitchenette, and a spacious bathroom. There is a little private garden with table and chairs of wood. The Stalletta house is on the ground floor, and has a big glass door that opens on the garden. In summer it's wonderful to leave it open and to feel the garden like an extension of the living room, with the colours and the perfumes of nature becoming part of the house. Castellare is completely surrounded by woods, with the luxury of being remote and private, and yet so close the the Florence city centre. in times where every space of nature is becoming assaulted by building needs, Castellare is a unique oasis, that gives the guests a feeling of being out of time and space. The care used for furniture and decoration also help the spirit to unwind and be inspired.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ms. Catina Cecioni (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, italian


based on 6 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

A lovely peaceful place in the Tuscan hills with easy access to Florence

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with the welcome and hospitality! Catina our bi-lingual host also has a wealth of local and Florentine knowledge which helps if you want to take part in local life as well as see the city! Stalletta, the 1 bedroom part of the old house we had, is self-contained and has its own small terrace not overlooked by other guests where you can enjoy both sun and shade. Just lovely! Just what we wanted!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Traumhaft idyllisch und sehr erholsam *********************

  • 5 of 5

Wer eine absolute Anti-Stress-Oase mit typischem toskanischen Flair sucht, ist hier zu 100% richtig!! Wir waren 8 Tage in der mit viel Liebe eingerichteten, gepflegten und sauberen Ferienwohnung "Stalletta" untergebracht und es ist alles vorhanden was man braucht.

Wir wurden von Catina der Vermieterin herzlichst empfangen und bekamen sehr viele Tipps für typisch toskanische Restaurants, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und zu Unternehmungen in der Umgebung (ausführliche Mappe liegt am Esstisch). Catina steht jederzeit für Rat zur Verfügung und man schließt sie sofort ins Herz!

Im Vorfeld sollte man sich über die genaue Lage informieren, da die meisten Navis die Adresse nicht finden.

Wir werden sicher wieder kommen und können es zu 100% weiterempfehlen!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Florence in May

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. amazing location. Catina and her husband are wonderful.

within a half hour you are in Florence. i would recomend this place to everybody.

Mike and Ella Sullivan Gorinchem The Netherlands.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Sehr empfehlenswert **************

  • 5 of 5

Sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, freundliche Atmosphäre. Wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen und gut aufgehoben.

Das Ferienhaus ist sehr gepfelgt und sauber, liebevoll und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Es befindet sich mitten im Wald in sehr ruhiger Lage.

Freizeitmöglichkeiten: wandern, schwimmen, Ausflüge nach Florenz, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Arezzo.

Ideal für Familien mit Kindern, (Liebes)Paare jeden Alters :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Una estancia inolvidable

  • 5 of 5

Acabamos de volver a España y ya echamos de menos la casa. El lugar es de ensueño, rodeado de boques frondosos y apartado de la muchedumbre pero a la vez a 25 min. de Florencia. Estuvimos en Stalleta, una casita pequeña pero con todo lo necesario para hacer nuestra estancia agradable. Hasta tiene barbacoa!! También para la alegría de los más pequeños y de los grandes hay piscina, situada entre el grupo de casitas y rodeado por bosque y arboles frutales. Para los aficionados al running de montaña esto es un paraíso. Existen muchas rutas para poder adentrarte en los bosques y con un poco de suerte cruzarte con algún ciervo, conejos, perdices y demás animales como me ocurrió a mi. Catina es la anfitriona y se desvive por sus huéspedes, tiene detalles que hace que te sientas como de su familia y su tiramisú es de escándalo!!! Recomiendo este lugar a todo el que quiera visitar la Toscana.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Naaldwijk, Holland

Schitterende ervaring

  • 4 of 5

Wat een schitterende omgeving en prachtige vakantiewoning. Een middeleeuws huis, aangepast voor toeristen om er heerlijk in te verblijven. De eigenaresse was bijzonder aardig en gastvrij. Uit eigen moestijn verzorgde ze de verblijvers verse biologische groenten. Heel comfortabel huisje met een huiselijke sfeer. Alles aanwezig wat je nodig hebt, en meer. We komen hier zeker nog een keer terug!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Firenze, Amerigo Vespucci.
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Firenze Sud
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Castellare farmhouse is set in private woods between the tiny villages of Doccia and Fornello, fractions of Molino del Piano, Pontassieve county, in the Florence province. Although it's in a very private spot, it takes minutes to arrive to the closes restaurant and grocery store, and less than a half an hour to get in the centre of Florence. There's also a very convenient train station, in Sieci, 6 km away from Castellare. In a short drive you can get there, park your car safely and for free, and take a commuter train to the centre of Florence. It only takes 15 minutes, and trains are very frequent. There are two horse riding places within a ten minute drive, two golf course within a 25 minute drive, and tennis camps in Molino del Piano. All major cities of Tuscany are within an hour drive, and you could even go to the beach, swim in the sea and come back in a morning.

Other Activities: Wine tasting! food! Florence! peace....


Rates & Availability

Santa Brigida Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April - September
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Writers and Artists retreat
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season 2016
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

The price is all inclusive, so there will be no surprise fees added. Linen and towels are inclusive and so are utilities. A 50% deposit is required at the moment of reservation, and the balance can be settled directly upon arrival.
Please enquire for low season possibilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Metropolitan City of Florence Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is spacious and functional.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The Stalletta bedroom is a regular size room, with a full double bed, and an antique wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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