- english, french, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Holiday Home
I searched high and low for a place in tuscany which was in the countryside but close to a town, which was close to an airport, and which was child friendly. This place was one of the only places I found, and it was PERFECT. We stayed with our 18 month old toddler, no need to chase him round all the time as the apartment is spacious, step-free (apart from the entrance door where there are a couple of low steps), the garden is amazing with a play area, a fenced-off pool (which he LOVED) (and so did we). Sonia and her family made us feel so welcome, helped with any enquiries, provided fans in the heat wave, guided us to local restaurants and parking. Sonia even gave me some paracetemol when I had a bad shoulder :)
Even with a toddler we were able to go visit places like Greve in Chianti, Volterra, San Gimigniano and Florence, the apartment is so close within driving distance to so many amazing places to see. We popped to the local Co-op for supplies, and ended up cooking in the apartment as much as we ate out.
Also worth mentioning that there is excellent sound proofing, there was a family staying in the other property for some of our stay, sound-wise we couldn't tell the difference from when it had been empty.
Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Extremely Pleased with the Accomodations
We stayed for 6 nights in the first week of September. We rented the two bedroom apartment. The apartment was cozy but well equipped with everyday needs. They have a very nice lawn and play area outside which our daughter enjoyed a lot.
Sonia is a wonderful host and was very helpful in terms of making our stay comfortable. She went out of the way to pick up my wife and daughter from nearby village when our car needed a jump start and we were waiting for the tow truck. She was always enthusiastic about helping us and also suggested places to visit during the stay. There were also everyday items like oil, salt,milk,even fruit juice etc in the kitchen and a basket of goodies on the kitchen table when we first arrived.
The place is located between two towns of San Casciano and Mercatale and is close to (driving wise) restaurants and grocery shopping. Also the location good for day trips as many Tuscan towns like Florence, Siena, Pisa are within an hour to hour and a half.
The only problems we faced were some communication issues because of the English-Italian conversion. We also had difficulty finding the place initially because the translation from Italian to English did not go perfectly in the directions to the property. The last but not the least was some mosquito trouble.
Overall it was a wonderful stay and Sonia is a great host. We would definitely recommend her place .
Great location to visit a lot of little town around. Nice appartement for two couple. the wi-fi is weak but work. To me, as a clean freak, the floor need a good wash and the sofa to be replace.
Such a dream come true!
I could not say more positive things about staying at Mughetto, Sonia was so gracious and the place was just what I imagined staying in Tuscany. We were close to many cities for day trips, she helped set up a golf game at a nearby course, we found a small wonderful restaurant for dinner less than a km away. Sonia showed us places to go on maps she had for us at the house, we took her advice and had wonderful day trips to Firenze and Siena. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful just about sums up the location. Would stay here again in a heartbeat, thank you so much Sonia and family!! Grazie, Grazie!!
Lovely quiet and relaxing hillside apartment
Only viable if you have a car due to it's off the beaten track location. A great CO-OP is a couple of miles away in the nearby town. The apartment has a good kitchen though no oven. Two great bedrooms and two really nice bathrooms with showers. There was one working TV with predominaantly Italian channels. No air conditioning but the apartment stayed comfortable. The wi-fi signal was weak forcing us to find a better signal outside at times. The small above ground swimming pool was clean but too cold for us to brave. A shame because the weather was hot and the view and ambience enchanting. Sonia is charming and helpful and can communicate adequately in English. Overall a very clean and enjoyable place to stay. My one gripe was being charged 3 euros to use the tumble dryer on top of 3 euros to use the washing machine. Very hapy with the value over all though. A heated pool would have made it 5 stars for me.
Well-situated, comfortable apartment
Perfect place for day trips in Tuscany. Apart from Florence, which is why we chose this location, we also visited Pisa, Lucca (lovely), San Gimignano (a must!) and Siena.
Il Mughetto is a very clean and spacious apartment on the ground floor: two bedrooms, two bathrooms (a big plus for our family of five), kitchen, sitting room and a small private patio, not to mention the huge garden with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The only minor inconvenience is the wifi, it only works from the bedroom next to the kitchen.
The owners, Sonia and Sauro, are very kind and welcoming. We would not hesitate to return!
From the A1 exit at Firenze Impruneta, take the highway to Siena (right immediately after the toll) and exit at S. Casciano Val di Pesa, continue to the village of san Casciano, pass straight to the two roundabouts, after the Agip petrol station, turn left, follow signs for Mercatale, from this point go along 2.4 kilometers and turn on the menubar in via Perseto, after 200 meters of dirt road, the first gate on the left. 43.641231, 11.211033 point gps
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
From the house it is possible to take a walk by foot, by bike or to go on horseback. You can also stop at the farmhouses, visit their cellars and taste typical products.
Village festivals are set in the whole Chianti area, with arts and crafts exhibitions.
Easily reachable, at only 15 kms, Florence will fascinate you with its bridges that not only are link ways, but also monuments. From them you can admire this historical and cultural town with a singolar view.
Sonia and Sauro wait for you in every period of the year and they will be glad to propose you itineraries and events. They will also offer you a welcome basket for a rich breakfast.