For a relaxing holiday in the magic country of Tuscany
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At a glance
The main house 'Casa Vecchia' is a very old farm, dated around 1200, on the road which goes from Belforte to the sea. Casa Vecchia is exposed to the south, between the forest and the valley of the cultivated fields surrounded by tranquillity and nature. We are not far from Belforte, only 300 meters on foot, along the panoramic and characteristic old footpath. The other way to reach the village is the dirt road (800 meters) by car. The farm is located along the route of migratory birds; wild animals, common to the area, can frequently be seen. Our family lives in this agricultural farm and practices traditional agriculture according to biological criteria. We produce cereals, corn, sunflowers and olive oil.
Bedroom 1 :
1 Single Bed
Bedroom 2 : 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Bathroom 1 : Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, BidetKitchen includes: Microwave, Dishwasher, 4 Ring Stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Freezer
Casa Vecchia has the following outside: Terrace, Barbecue, Terrace, Veranda, Garden, Child's Swing, Barbecue. There are 6 garden chair(s) and 4 beach chair(s) available.
Il Ciliegio has the following outside: Child's Swing, Barbecue, Garden, Terrace, Balcony. There are 8 garden chair(s) and 6 beach chair(s) available.
Important notes on accommodation
Casa Vecchia prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 October 2013 - 20 December 2013||€ 450.00||4|
|21 December 2013 - 6 January 2014||€ 700.00||4|
Notes on prices
To confirm your reservation we require a deposit of 30% by bank transferIl Ciliegio
A not refundable 30% security deposit is required on booking confirmation.
Accommodation in Radicondoli, Tuscany
About the area
Nearest skiing: Monte Amiata , 110 Kilometres
How to get there
Nearest AIRPORT - Florence: 90 Kilometres
Nearest FERRY - Piombino to reach Isola d'Elba: 80 Kilometres
Nearest TRAIN - Poggibonsi : 35 Kilometres
Nearest MOTORWAY - ColleVal d'Elsa: 25 Kilometres
Nearest BEACH - Follonica: 60 Kilometres
Nearest BARPUB - Casole d'Elsa: 19 Kilometres
Nearest SKI - Monte Amiata : 110 Kilometres
Nearest RESTAURANT - Belforte: 800 Metres
Location Information: La Ripa is a farm in the peaceful and relaxing country of Tuscany, near a typical village called Belforte (300 mt), originated around the year 1000 as a fortified castle. It is a ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the heart of Tuscany, nearby the main towns of art.
Reviewed by: Phil M., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 11 October 2013
Date of stay: September 2013
"Home not ready upon arrival"
This is a tough review for me to write. I will start off with the positives. Mr. Graziano or Graziano as he will tell you, his mother’s sister Francesca and his help are wonderful people. It is an operating farm/agri property and there is a bit of off road driving to get to the property. The views are fantastic and the property has wifi, LCD TVs, a DVD player, microwave (find in Italy believe it or not), dishwasher, decent sized refrigerator, two family rooms, two bathrooms, two bedrooms and a washer. The unit is tiled and sound travels very easily including when you use the upstairs restroom. So, it’s perfect for families, a couple or people very comfortable with each other. Light sleepers will be challenged with the acoustics and the early morning meowing by cats. The unit also has a number of screens so you can leave windows open. The pool is clean and is really all yours to use! It is a great place to relax and a good value for what it has to offer. The figs were ripe on the tree and were a treat! The challenges: 1. There are a number of cats you need to wade through and while cats usually aren’t a problem, I think people feed them and so they come around begging incessantly. This can be annoying. They also will try to get in the place so be careful! 2. I worked through Vacasol who works with a local broker who is supposed to work with the local owner. See problems below. 3. It turned out that Graziano had the wrong dates for our arrival and departure. He had no idea we were showing up and the negotiated time. We arrived and the place was not ready for us to take possession and we arrived 3 days after the original start date and this was communicated months in advance (our booking dates were 28 Sep – 5 Oct and we planned to arrive 1 Oct). We had to go running into Rosia (which has a nice coop you cannot miss) for a few hours. That was fine as we needed groceries but missing a booking can be a disaster. This is primarily the reason for my rating. I have to write this and suggest others if it happened to write as well. Graziano felt horrible (mortified were his words) and I hope this is only a one time occurrence but I cannot tell if this was his issue or a communication gap between Vacasol and the local company and himself. Bottom line: Nothing is worse when you have paid and drive in later to find they don’t expect you and you are in a rural area with limited to no options.
Reviewed by: Rick C., United Kingdom
Reviewed: 22 April 2013
Date of stay: April 2013
Graziano made us very welcome with coffee and cake on arrival. The apartment was very clean, and spacious for 2 adults and 2 kids sharing good sized bedrooms, with a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable dining and lounge area. Lovely views from the garden and surrounds and although I didn't get to see any wild boar, there were plenty of cats and a friendly dog wandering around. Short steep walk to nearby village of Belforte although we didn't try the pizza restaurant here or in Radicondoli as they were bit deserted in the off season. Well located for days out in Sienna, Florence and the very many scenic medieval hill towns and sites of interest nearby. We very much enjoyed our stay and even though it was a bit unseasonably chilly for much of the week we still managed a couple of days sunbathing. The pool wasn't available till May but I can imagine they would be very nice sun traps in warmer weather. All in all, a very nice place to stay, run by friendly people at a reasonable price in a lovely area - would definitely recommend if you're looking for bit of peace and quiet in the countryside.
Reviewed by: The Wiffholts, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 26 July 2010
Date of stay: July 2010
"A relaxing holiday in a beatiful spot near Sienna"
We rented Casa Vecchia for 2 weeks in July -- When we arrived we found the house is better than it looks in the photos and it is everything that was described. Graziano was a wonderful host and received us with an espresso. The house is nice, very cool with a well equipped kitchen. The pool is not very big but big enough with amazing views!! The area to relax by the pool is a very pleasant place to sit at. The main terrace is in the sun at the end of the day but there is a possibility of using another terrace or moving your chair underneath the trees. The steep walk to Belforte is do-able, even with a three year old and the espresso at the local bar, La Mura is excellent and very cheap. it is a brilliant location to get to know the Sienna area, including San Gimignano and the "Fumoles" (thermal activity), Volterra and Massa Maritima (all within max. 1 hour drive). A larger supermarket is a 30 minute drive away. All villages and towns close to Belforte are beautiful and worth a visit including Radicondoli. The luxury of having a dishwasher and washing machine is wonderful. For us a wonderful holiday, to a place to come back to. It is hot in the region in July but since the house is at 500 mtr high you can still sleep well and find a cool spot during the hot afternoon. Well worth staying at Casa Vecchia, we would come back, maybe in during a different time of the year -- hopefully we will see the wild bore then!!
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: Dexter, United Kingdom
Reviewed: 8 July 2008
Date of stay: June 2008
"Already stayed here twice!"
We've stayed here 2 years running & will definatley be returning. The description is very accurate & alot of the amenities are new. We found the apartment very clean & well maintained. The village is a short but steep walk away but I definatley think a car is required unless you plan to spend all your time at the pool. The village has a restaurant, pizzeria, cafe & a small shop with basic groceries - but you need to go in the morning if you want fresh bread. The place itself is magical. The view is spectacular & there is no visible road & only a handful of houses in the distance. If you can get out of bed between 5am & 6am you will be sure to see wild boar & deer rumaging in the field infront of the swimming pool! The owner is very nice, friendly & very helpful. Definatley a place where you will want to return again & again!
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, pet friendly, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children and romantic getaway
Reviewed by: corina d., Netherlands
Reviewed: 1 October 2011
Date of stay: September 2011
Graziano is a very friendly man, the house was clean and spacious. there were enough towels and bedlinnen. We would have liked some more knifes and so on. Having an dishwasher and washingmachine is very nice. Graziano is willing to tell you were you can find the nice places and restaurants, but it would be handy if there was more information in the hous, like for example a map of the area and numbers of doctors and other relevent information, or maybe a sort of guestbook where people can ad usefull information and tips about the area. To the restaurant in the village is a steep clime and we must admitt mostly we went by car, the trip was worth making, good food and reasonable prices. The house is a good starting point to trips to, San Gimiano, Florence, Siena and Col d'val de Elsa. We would certainly recomend this place and we would like to return one day.
Recommended for: Sightseeing
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Property Ref IT6975
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This HomeAway network property has advertised with us since February 2012.