|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Tuscan villa in the countryside, a short walk from the old town of Stia, a characteristic medieval village. Villa situated in quiet and panoramic position, with all the amenities. Ability to make cooking lessons (on request), or simply to have a cook for a typical Tuscan dinner in the villa (must try!)
Entering from the automatic gate, an elegant road with cypresses will lead you to our Tuscan Villa.
In front of the house there’s a large terrace where you have a beautiful outdoor dining area. There are also several trees around that keep the terrace fresh and shady in hot summer days.
The pool is located in a panoramic position. There are chairs, tables and umbrellas in sufficient quantity for the whole group.
“Il Cuculo” is a 3 storey Villa. The living room is on the ground floor and it’s really spacious and full of light.. Here you find a fire place, a HDMI1 TV, player and a SATELLITE TV.
There are 2 kitchens in the Villa, furnished with all modern facilities: refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, electrical oven, wood over for pizza and a washing machine.
The kitchen is equipped for everything you need for cooking: plates, glasses and pottery in large quantity.
On the 1st floor you find 5 bedrooms which can be reached by a beautiful internal staircase or an external one from the garden terrace.
The master room has a private balcony and 3 arched windows. It is about 40 squared meters so we can add also another double bed (sofa bed).
On the first floor there are two more double rooms and a single room.
There is one more bedroom on the first floor with a fold out double bed, but it’s a walk-trough room if you want to reach the second floor you have to pass it.
On the 2nd floor there’s a mansard room with both a single bed and a double bed. This can be also changed in two single beds on request (so 3 beds here). There is also an ensuite-toilet with shower here.
The 4 toilets are all tiled with coloured Italian ceramics (1 toilet on the ground floor, 1 toilet with shower on the 1st floor, 1 bathroom on the 1st floor and 1 toilet with shower on the second floor).
So there are 380 squared meters inside the Villa and 1000 squared meter outside.
14 beds available.
I was born and growth in Stia and I know Casentino and Tuscany very well. I like travelling and know new people and new cities.
LUCIA DALLE MACCHIE purchased this villa in 2005
The villa was bought in 2005. We built the swimming pool and started to rent to people from all over the world: Italy, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Brasil...
I like getting to know my guests and give them suggestions about what to see, what to taste, restaurants to try... I want my guests feel well and feel like home. I want them to get all they can get from my beautiful valley
We were a big family, 9 adults, staying at il Cuculo in the beginning of June - and it was exactly like in the pictures. There was lots of space and nice rooms, clean sheets and towels (beds were kind of hard but you got used to it during the week). Nice to have many bathrooms, so the mornings were not a hassle. The kitchen was well equipped but the appliances were quite old.
The pool and the surroundings were perfect. It was like in a dream to have a morning swim surrounded by lavenders and olives. And it was nice to be waken up by the rooster ;)
Lucia was a good host and speaks good English.
Stia is a picturesque old village but really traditional in respecting the Tuscan schedules. Shops are closed from 12 to 4 in the afternoon and restaurants only serve food during traditional lunch and diner times. As it is a small town the grocery prices are not as cheap as in bigger cities in Italy, and the choices are limited too.
As Stia is in the mountains it was a little bit chillier than other places, at least in the beginning of June when the temperatures were under 25 degrees (celsius).
There are nice places to visit nearby like the castle of Poppi.
What really surprised us was the mountain roads. Even though it is only 50 km from Florence, the last 30 kilometers take over a half an hour because you have to drive up and down on a serpentine road. All in all it takes an hour 15 minutes to Florence. So I would not recommend this house if you are planning to do excursions to other places in Tuscany. There are mountain roads to go where ever you're driving.
Wir sind mit einer Gruppe von 8 Erwachsenen, 4 Kindern und einem kleinen Hund für zwei Wochen in der "Kuckucksvilla" gewesen. Das Haus hat eine gute Ausstattung, schöne Lage und einen tollen Pool. Zu Fuß lässt sich das kleine Städchen Stia direkt von der Villa erreichen mit allen nötigen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, für den täglichen Bedarf. Florenz ist zwar nur 50 Kilometer entfernt, man braucht aber durch die Berge mehr als eine Stunde. Insgesamt war es sehr erholsamer Urlaub mit einigen kulturellen Abstechern in die Umgebung. Genau wie wir es uns vorgestellt hatten. Vielen Dank nochmal an unsere tollen Gastgeber.
P.S. der Pizzaofen (mit Holzfeuerung) ist der Hammer.
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Woche mit unserer Großfamilie ( 2 Familien mit Kindern mit den Großeltern insgesamt 13 Personen). Das Haus bietet ausreichend Platz für so viele Menschen, es gibt sehr viele Ecken und Winkel in denen sich auch Teile einer Gesellschaft zurück ziehen können. Das Haus ist gut gepflegt und sauber, die Küche biete alle notwendigen Utensilien. Der Pool ist groß und es gibt viele Liegen.
Besonders ist allerdings die große Herzlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft der Vermieter Familie zu erwähnen! Das war traumhaft! Ebenso unglaublich war der Kochservice! Durch die Köchin Adriana wurde uns jeden Abend ein fantastisches 4 Dinner Menü aus der toskanischen Küche serviert. Absolut empfehlenswert!!
We spent a wonderful week in your villa. Thank you for your attention and care. We will recommend this villa to our friends and family. We enjoyed it a lot. We hope to come again!
Take care, the Landa family from Israel.
Hi Lucia We had a great stay at Villa Il Cuculo. A wonderful house in a beautiful environment. Vincenzo amended a wonderful pizza supper for us, and we enjoyed his restaurant as well. We went to Siena, Arezzo and Firenze and to your wonderful National Forest. The food, the weather and the pool are fabulous. And of course the Vino Rosso, Vino Bianco and Limoncello. From Ottawa, Canada.
Our family, three generations, coming from France: Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice and Chambéry spent a very pleasant week in Villa il Cuculo (cuckoo).The house is nice and spacious, situated in a park with beautiful trees and flowers. From the large swimming pool you will be able to admire the landscape. We had a delicious Tuscany meal at home. From Stia you can easily reach Firenze, Arezzo , La Verna… Lucia will welcome you and give you all information to have the best stay in Stia and Tuscany.
Numerous restaurants and pizzerias within walking distance from the villa, cities such as Arezzo and Florence are only 50 km away
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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