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Beautiful Self Catering Apartments in farmhouse with Pool - Il Forno (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

Description

Figline Valdarno Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartments in Figline Valdarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location , Spectacular Views, 3kms from Lively Medieval Town of Figline Valdarno

4 beautiful apartments in farmhouse set on 14 acres of olive grove, each with private shaded verandas perfect for dining "al Fresco"(sleeps 16+2) boasts a large infinity pool with its lovely gardens ,positioned so that the wonderful view can be enjoyed in the sunshine from early morning to sunset also a large communal panoramic terrace. Superb private position above the medieval town of Figline Valdarno,

Details for Il Forno (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Il Forno (The Wood Oven).

This apartment was the original 'farmer’s' kitchen, the original wood oven is still present.

Ideal for a family of 4-5 persons (put up bed for child under 12 years).

Ground floor – dining/living area with kitchen, staircase leading to first floor.

First floor - two bedrooms and one shower room.

Double bedroom with four poster bed (space for an additional bed available).

Twin bedroom.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Enza corbo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2016
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About Enza corbo

Enza is an Italian born midwife who returned to Florence from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. Her husband Paolo is a Florentine photographer and together they live in one wing of the main house with their two children enjoying a traditional Italian family lifestyle.

During Summer Enza takes advantage of the home grown produce to create preserves and sauces and of course, in Autumn, everyone helps with producing Olive Oil from the groves surrounding their house.

Enza corbo purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Enza corbo chose Metropolitan City of Florence

In 1998 Paolo and Enza Carlini fell in love with a large farmhouse set on 14 acres of land, in a beautiful position above the 13th century town of Figline Valdarno with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside.

They slowly and carefully restored the house preserving the original character and charm, deciding to name the property after the numerous Mulberry trees that surround the house. The grounds offer privacy and plenty of opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the italian countryside with enjoyable walks through fields and wooded copse. However you are still only 10 minutes from the centre of Figline, and it's charming Piazza, modern amenities and frequent rail service to both Florence and Rome.

What makes this apartment unique

Though peaceful and rural, I Gelsi is within easy reach of many of the Medieval towns and cities of Tuscany and makes a superb base for touring this wonderful region.

I Gelsi boasts a large infinity pool which is positioned so that the wonderful view of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed in sunshine from early in the morning to sunset.

A substantial brick built, rustic barbecue, located away from the apartments to prevent smoke nuisance, is available for everyone to use and perhaps try out "Bistecca alla Fiorentina".

Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Il Forno (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Fantastic !!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay ! Lovely location and hosts. Very clean beautiful large pool , hard to leave to go sight seeing. Highly recommend and would love to return !

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely stay at I gelsi

  • 5 of 5

Super accommodation in lovely location. Everything we needed for our family to experience a very enjoyable few days near Florence. Appreciated helpful information provided by Enzo and Paulo.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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A fabulous place to stay with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a 6 night stay at Il Forno with our two daughters and had a great time. The apartment is one of four alongside the owner's property, set in a rural location in the hills. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and maintained and exceeded our expectations. There was an outside area with dining table and chairs and a couple of deckchairs for al fresco dining and relaxing. There is the use of a shared pool (again this was beautifully maintained) which offers fabulous views over the opposite hills and is a great place to relax. A welcome pack of bread, milk, jam, tea bags, butter and a bottle of wine was provided on arrival, saving an immediate dash to the local supermarket.The owners, Enza and Paolo, were very welcoming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable - they are also a wealth of information on the surrounding area being able to provide suggestions for visits. If you don't want to drive into Florence, there is a regular train service from the nearby town into Florence, taking around 25 minutes. The apartment is well located to take advantage of the many beautiful towns and villages Tuscany has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending this property, in fact we hope to be able to return ourselves in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
firenze peretola , pisa or bologna
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
figline valdarno
Nearest Ferry
197 Kilometres
Piombino
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Golf Club Ugolini
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
figline valdarno
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
incisa
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
locanda casanuova
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
pistoia
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery course can be organized. By prior arrangement painting holiday for min 8 persons. Paolo, my husband, being a native and an experienced photographer can take you on a Photo safari!

Coast/Beach:

1hr 30 mins Versilglia. 2h Cinqueterre in Liguria.

Travel:

Distance from the airport to Figline Valdarno: Florence 48km. Pisa 130km, Rome 256km. Use of car recommended but many guests have stayed without.

Distances:

The house is located in a beautiful part of Tuscany bordering the famous Chianti area and just a few miles from the main highway from Milan to Rome. We are located in a central position making it a convenient base. Figline Valdarno (3km) Florence (25km), Siena (50km), Arezzo (54km), Volterra (98km), San Gimignano (75km), Castellina in Chianti (38km), Certaldo (65km) and many other beautiful medieval Tuscan villages. Roma, Arezzo and Florence frequent direct trains.

Further Details:

Supermarket 5 mins drive, offers many local produce, excellent meat and fresh fish. Lively working medieval walled town of Figline Valdarno just a 5 min drive offers weekly open markets, frequent weekend "fiesta's" organised by the locals. In Figline you will find all amenities, shops, boutiques, restaurant and bars, banks and pharmacies. 20 mins drive to nearest outlet " The Mall".

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Rates & Availability

Figline Valdarno Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$90
 
 
Rate 5
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$137
 
 
LOW
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
 
 
MID
Apr 11 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$116
 
 
HIGH
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$142
 
 
SEPTEMBER
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$121
 
 
WINTER
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$137
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of 50% is payable at the time of booking. balance 30 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday but can be flexible. Bookings of minimum of 7 days prefered in high season. Check in 5pm. If guests arrive before and the apartment is not ready they are welcome to leave suitcases with us. Check out 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per apartment per night. We provide you with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, milk, bottled water and a bottle of Tuscan wine to get you started and to welcome you to I Gelsi.
Discounts for long lets especially mid and low season.From the 1st may 2012 the Town of Figline Valdarno has imposed an accommodations tax,.
The tax for our property is euro 1.50 per person over 12 yrs, per night, to a maximum of 7 following nights, reduced 50% in mid/low season.
Extra bed €10 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Figline Valdarno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom queensize four poster bed space for extra bed. Second bedroom twin.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Each apartment has a TV, wireless internet, are furnished and fully equipped, bedlinen and towels are provided and changed weekly. More frequently if requested. All kitchens have marble or tiled based work tops, fridge with small freezer, microwave and gas hob. Each shower room is tastefully furnished with marble flooring, toilet, bidet and spacious showers. All apartments have shaded private terraces, perfect for eating alfresco. Il Porcile (The original Pigsty) has been restored and transformed into a communal Laundry area available for all guests. We have full central heating. Air-conditioning is not required as the stone walls keep the apartments cool, however fans are provided. Outside: The guests have the use of the private swimming pool with sun loungers and chairs (pool area 14x7metres) The pool and its large surrounding garden is fenced, with a gate that cannot be opened by a small child. Gardens with herbs outside each apartment. The vast mature gardens consist of flowers, shrubs, a variety roses, herbs, lawns and pergolas. You can find secluded private places to read sit and contemplate, a picnic can be organised in the olive groves that surround the property. Games room with books,games, ping pong table,Paolo and I are in the process of organizing more play areas around the property.

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