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Secluded Villa With Spectacular Views, 8 Hectares, Pool & Local Cities Access

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa With Spectacular Views Set In Its Own Large Grounds Within 40 Minutes Of Florence And Lucca

The house was completely renovated in the late 1990's. An last (2016) year underwent a significant make-over. Set in its own grounds of 8 hectares on the top of the Montalbano hills. Easy airport access 40 minutes to Florence, 50 minutes to Pisa . The house sleeps 8/9 comfortably, and has all the conveniences that you would expect, wifi, air conditioning a well equipped kitchen and a wonderful loggia with a large seating area and dining area. Set in 8 hectares of secluded grounds with a private pool and spectacular views over the valley below the house is secluded and yet within very easy striking distance of many local cities.

Patrick O'Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Patrick O'Brien

in 1993 we bought the land and a ruin and set about rebuilding a house in the character and style of the farmhouse that had been there before.

We have created a family home and a place that we love coming back to year after year. The house is very comfortable and furnished as a home rather then as a rental proposition. The house underwent a makeover last year 2016.

Over the past decade have let the house very little chiefly because we have used it over large chunks of the summer.

From 2015 we will be letting the house for a few months each year.

Patrick O'Brien purchased this farmhouse in 1992

Why Patrick O'Brien chose Pistoia Area

we have always loved this part of the world and the location of this house ticked many boxes

very easy access to two airports

proximity to many cities

close to golf and tennis

and yet the house is isolated and tranquil with incredible views over the valley floor

What makes this farmhouse unique

Spectacular views over the valley


Casalguidi Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • bathroom 1 - ensuite to bedroom 1, shower, bath, wc, washbasin bathroom 2 - bath, shower, wc, washbasin bathroom 3 shower, wc, washbasin All bathrooms are white tiled with terracotta floors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 - double with ensuite bathroom and a/c bedroom 2 - double bedroom 3 - twin with a/c bedroom 4 - twin bedroom 5 - overflow single bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There are two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms that can be converted to doubles if required One of the Double bedrooms and one of the twin bedrooms are air-conditioned the other two bedrooms have fans Outside: the house is situated at the top of hill overlooking the valley that leads to Florence, the Montalbano hills are principally mature chestnut, pine and oak woodland but they also contain the most northern Chianti DOCG vineyards in Tuscany. The house used to be surrounded by a working farm until the 1950's when it was abandoned and only restored in the late 1990's. It is is in a secluded position at the end of a track and sits on its own surrounded by 8 hectares of grounds. Some of the terraces have been put back and a few olive trees planted. At the back of the house there is a large loggia with stunning views over the valley floor which during the spring to autumn serves as a sitting area with two 3-seater sofas and and chairs and a dining area that seats 10 The pool (11mx5m) is surrounded by a large tiled sun deck and is completely fenced in with a lockable gate for added safety There is a gas BBQ adjacent to the loggia Utility Room: second fridge freezer laundry room, ironing board etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning twice a week or more often by arrangement Linen and bathroom towels and pool towels provided


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Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

A national cycling team base themselves at San Baronto (10 minutes from the house) and the region provides excellent and extensive cycling

There is a good tennis club in Casalguidi (10 mins down the hill) with 2 clay and 1 synthetic courts. Coaching in English is available.


The Italian Riviera is 1 hour and 15 minutes away by car although there are many other beaches a similar distance away but driving further south. the biggest resort area is:

Forte dei Marmi where there are excellent restaurants and clubs on the beach and all kinds of shopping


A car is essential for this villa and there are numerous rental firms at both Pisa and Florence airport

Florence airport 35 minutes

Florence railway station 40 minutes

Pisa airport 50 minutes

Pistoia railway station 15 minutes - trains to Florence / Pisa

I have often driven from the UK to the House and the distance is approximately 1400 kms from Calais


San Baronto -4.4 kms - 8 minutes

Casalguidi - 5kms - 9 minutes

Montecatini - 15kms - 30 minutes

Pistoia -9 kms - 14 minutes

Lucca - 34kms - 35 minutes

Florence - centre 45 mins

Sienna - 109 kms - 1 hour 30 minutes

San Gimignano - 89 kms - 1 hour 15 mins

Pisa centre -70 kms - 60 minutes

Forte dei Marmi - 80 kms - 60 minutes

Further Details:

Shopping - there is a supermarket in Casalguidi and a large supermarket in Pistoia

there are excellent markets in Pistoia

Clothes shopping - Florence or the out of town fashion outlet discount stores [Prada, Gucci, D&G, Todds, etc]


Rates & Availability

Casalguidi Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 5
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

Booking Notes:
Payment 25% on booking, 75% 1 month before
Deposit 200 euros on arrival

Changeover Day:
the changeover date is normally a Saturday but may be changeable by arrangement
On the day of departure it would be appreciated if guests could vacate the house by 11.00a.m Arrival in the early afternoon ideally after 1.30 p.m. earlier by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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