Two-story farmhouse with four bedrooms for 10 people
- english, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pool area is fab with plenty sun beds and chairs . The host is easily contacted and gave us a couple of good recommendations for restaurants. Property is well equipped and the netflix on the TV was a big hit for the kids.
Picturesque villa in the Tuscan hills
Gorgeous views in a quiet and picturesque hillside setting just outside Castiglion Fiorentino. We loved the pool, the breakfast nook and surrounding olive groves. Perfect location far enough from town for quiet relaxation but close enough to Cortona and even Montepulciano for fun day trips. Perfect size for 4 adults and 2 kids. Would definitely recommend!
Great location, incredible views, big swimming pool
This lovely old farmhouse is surrounded by hectares of olive groves & woodland with panoramic views across rural Tuscany featuring beautiful sunrises & sunsets. It’s hidden away up an incline off the road terminating in the small village of Ristonchia, so no through traffic makes it secluded and peaceful. A standout feature of the farmhouse is its generously sized pool which is well kept by a maintenance man and a pool cleaning robot. It isn’t heated so was a bit cold on some days in September. The shallow end is perfect for children and less confident swimmers, while the very deep end is lovely for diving & floating.
There’s lots of indoor & outdoor space including dining room, two lounge areas and outside eating area. Calling the farmhouse “ideal for 10 people” is perhaps a bit of a stretch. It could accommodate two families with children with its two double rooms (one with a cot), two twin rooms (with quite small beds) and two bathrooms. The beds aren’t the most comfortable (the four poster is split into two single mattresses). The kitchen and downstairs bathroom are a little dated and we missed having a kettle. The upstairs bathroom was very nice but the bath could do with a shower screen.
We were met by the non-English speaking maintenance man, who came daily to tend to the pool; we were otherwise given complete privacy. The host lives away so we did not meet him in person, but he was available and responsive by WhatsApp.
Being in the middle of the countryside there are plenty of creepy crawlies around. The small lizards and butterflies are fascinating to watch. We rescued a few frogs from the pool. We did find a couple of scorpions indoors but the only creatures that really bothered us were wasps who were trying to nest in one of the parasols by the pool and pestered us constantly. The host was responsive in trying to deal with the problem.
The nearest town is Castiglion Fiorentino which is a walled town with narrow streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and a museum. We particularly recommend Ristorante Da Muzzicone for truffles & steak. There are also nearby wine producers offering tours and wine tasting. Nestled in the middle of Tuscany, you’re well placed to explore the walled towns of Arezzo to the North and Cortona to the South and drive through the scenic Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia. Siena and Florence also within fairly easy reach and Lake Trasimeno and Assisi are just across the border in Umbria.
Lovely relaxing holiday.
A Truly Wonderful Holiday
We had a wonderful stay from the moment we arrived and were met by Vincenzo's mother - Maria, who welcomed us and showed us around, to the moment we reluctantly left 4 weeks later.
The house is situated high in the hills, the location and views are incredible. The house itself is a true renovated Tuscan farmhouse, with some original features retained and was a delight to stay in.
Many days spent relaxing by the pool, which is kept in pristine condition by Duoro, who visits daily very early in the morning so as not to disturb anyone. Duoro was also on hand to keep us supplied with local wine and to immediately sort out any minor issues.
We had Raffaella, a local lady, come to the house twice to cook us traditional Tuscan food; a wonderful experience and shouldn't be missed.
Many evenings we drove into the nearby town of Castiglion Foirentino, walking through the narrow streets and calling into the bars and we had a memorable meal at Da Muzzicone.
Vincenzo is a great host and always responded quickly to any questions we had and suggested places for us to visit. We would definitely highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Tuscany.
A perfect villa for a large family
Our first time in Italy and what a first impression. Vincezo's Villa is gorgeous. Spacious well equipped and clean. The views are stunning and the pool was well used. In all we spent 10 days here and can honestly say it's one of the best holidays I've had. Cortona and Assisi are a must to visit, along with Florence, although take the toll road to the tram stop just north of Florence and tram in, so much easier.
WOW! Amazing Holiday!!!
We spent 2 fantastic weeks here with our large family, and would have happily stayed longer! The views from the Villa were breathtakingly beautiful - to wake up and see that every morning was a blessing. Olive groves, countryside and sky - so much sky!! The Villa was very comfortable, well equipped and full of Rustic Charm, and came with Wi-Fi and Netflix.
Vincenzo was a very attentive and helpful owner, who was available at any time and responded immediately to any enquiries. His mother met us at the Villa and was lovely, we were provided with a sample of their beautiful Extra Extra virgin Olive oil, which was INCREDIBLE and some local wine which was also delicious. The Pool is as amazing as the photos suggest - we spent every day diving and cooling off in there - very well maintained. Amenities, local supermarkets and restaurants are just a short drive away - we had some lovely meals in Castiglion Fiorentino with amazing views over looking the hills and town below - oh and the Gelato is simply SCRUMMY!!!!
Would certainly recommend and would love to return for another amazing adventure - thank you Vincenzo!
1800 farmhouse, panoramic location, 1 km away from Ristonchia, Castiglion Fiorentino's hamlet. It is surrounded by woods and olive groves, immersed in the silence of Valdichiana's hills.