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Large luxurious private villa in Tuscany with private pool and grounds

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 8,180 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms: main house sleeps 10, all en suite; annex sleeps 3

Valle was originally a traditional Tuscan farmhouse which has been lovingly restored and furnished with the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Much care has been taken to recreate the building's original features including the typical wooden beamed ceiling and terracotta floors. It sleeps a maximum of 13 people.

The grounds are fully enclosed and access is via remote-controlled gates.

The accommodation is divided between the main house and the smaller annex which was once the hayloft. Both buildings have their own separate kitchens and living areas. The main house also offers a large dining room and sun room with pool table. In between these two buildings runs an open terrace with swimming pool (7m x 12m), sun terrace with loungers and umbrellas, and a jacuzzi tub (cold water). Adjacent to this pool area is a shady gazebo with dining table and chairs and the charcoal barbecue area with two fridges. Various other sitting areas and tables by the pool and to the rear of the main house

The estate: This villa is part of the historical Villa Saletta estate which once belonged to the noble Riccardi family and remains an important part of local heritage. In total, there are more than 20 old farmhouses on the Villa Saletta estate, mostly dating back to the 1800s. Each one is unique and individual in size and location and each has its own story to tell. Only three of these farmhouses have been restored and are now available for rental, each with its own private grounds and pool and attentive staff.

A week is not enough to sample the variety of reasonably-priced restaurants in the area. An extensive list of restaurants is provided together with a full information pack about the house, the area and services available.

As for all our rental properties, the house offers full air conditioning or central heating (according to season) throughout, free WiFi Internet access, VOIP telephone, daily cleaning (2 hours per day, 6 days per week), all linen, bath towels and pool towels.

Main building: Ground floor: Large kitchen with breakfast area, fully equipped with oven, microwave, two dishwashers, large fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, fruit juicer, tableware and cooking equipment. Utility room with additional fridge/freezer and some storage space, laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Sun room, opening onto the swimming pool area, furnished with comfortable armchairs, billiards table, satellite TV. Dining room seating 12 people. Large drawing room with open fireplace, comfortable sofas and armchairs, satellite TV (mainly news channels in different languages) and DVD, Bose docking station. There is a selection of books, CDs and DVDs for guests to use.

First floor: Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (bath and shower); one twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath only); stairs to tower (split level) with master bedroom accessed via the large bathroom with double shower and bath.

Annex building: Ground floor: Small sitting area with sofa and satellite TV. Fully equipped kitchen (oven/microwave, gas hob, fridge-freezer, kettle, filter coffee machine) with breakfast table and chairs. Bathroom with shower.

First floor: One small double bedroom and one small single bedroom, bathroom with shower only.


Well-tended garden, lawns and flower beds. Comfortable garden furniture. Ample parking within the grounds. Pool can be heated upon advance request and payment of a surcharge.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenni Bird
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had the most perfect vacation at villa Valle. The villa was everything we could expect and more. Each of our guests were speechless at the quality of the accomodations. One brother-in-law describes it as being on a movie set.

All in all, this vacation was very special for all of us because of the makeup of the group. Before we left, we all viewed it as one of those once in a lifetime experiences. The villa provided the perfect setting for us to thoroughly enjoy each other's company as well as memories that will endure.
Sep 2012
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Palaia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 8180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Free Wifi
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Bath with hand-held shower attachment
    Annex bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Annex bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Pool bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest WC - toilet , Ground Floor in entrance foyer
  • We provide an initial complimentary supply of high quality bath products in all bathrooms.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ensuite bathroom with bath only
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with bath only
    Master bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with bath and double shower
    Annex bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Annex bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • 'Extra large double beds' measure 180cm width x 200cm length. Bedrooms 1-4 are on first floor, master bedroom is located in the 'tower' part, access first to the bathroom then the bedroom with a further flight of stairs. Beds are fixed singles or doubles as specified and cannot be altered or moved. All bedrooms have fully independent air conditioning or heating subject to season. All bedrooms have own hair dryer. Bathrobes and disposable slippers provided. Cot available.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
A list of contacts for private services including private chef, tour guides, babysitter, etc. is provided, together with full and extensive information pack. Cot with linen and high chair available upon advance request, no extra charge. Housekeeper 2 hours per day 6 days per week included in rental. We provide all linens, towels for bathrooms and pool towels. All sheets and towels changed on Saturdays. We provide an initial complimentary stock of detergents, tea, coffee, milk, fruit juice, bread and butter and estate wine.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Pisa Galileo Galilei
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
San Gervasio, Colleoli,Palaia, Capannoli, Peccioli
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This beautiful villa is immersed in the peaceful Tuscan countryside yet only 1km from all day-to-day essentials including supermarket, butcher, baker, chemist and takeaway pizza, in the centre of Forcoli. The valley location is a real sun-trap with the surrounding trees giving a sense of seclusion and being close to nature.

Forcoli is a central, well-placed base for easy day-trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra, Siena and the coast, most of which can be reached by car in less than an hour. The main cities can also be reached by train from nearby Pontedera.

Neighbouring villages such as Palaia, Peccioli, Terricciola, Lajatico and San Miniato offer a wealth of restaurants, stunning countryside, places of historical interest and colourful festivals to explore. The whole area is relatively untouched by the usual flow of tourists experienced in the better-known Chianti area, so you can get a genuine feel for the local community.

Other Activities: Wine, olive oil and truffle production and tasting, Poggianti shirt outlet. Peccioli dinosaur park

Golf: The Castelfalfi golf course, only 20 minutes away by car, has only recently been re-opened after renovation works. It offers a 9-hole course, an 18-hole course, and a driving range in a stunning and challenging setting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31
Stay tax $1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

Security deposit of 500 euros required in cash upon arrival.
Local tourist tax applies.
Prices are inclusive of heating (October-April) or air conditioning (May-September), electricity and gas, Wi-Fi internet connection, regular garden and pool maintenance, cleaning (2 hours per day, 6 days per week) and weekly linen change (Saturdays only).
Pool heating is not included, must be requested in advance and is subject to additional payment of 250 euros per week.
Changeover day flexible during low season.
Pets are not permitted.
Smoking inside the house is not permitted.

The maximum capacity (13) of the villa must not be exceeded.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.