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Exclusive Medieval Watchtower with Pool - Child-friendly Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Child-friendly Cottage

The independent wing of a Medieval watch-tower complex, La Casina makes an ideal base from which to sightsee in Florence and the rest of Tuscany. The property includes one double and one twin bedroom, bathroom, shower room, sitting room and new fully equipped kitchen with wood burner, a courtyard dining area and outside seating in the olive grove with views of Florence. Child-friendly equipment available, plus an optional extra double room available on request.


About the property

Watchtower

A unique historic building converted by an avant-garde architect, Torre di Sopra is an architectural marvel with pool conveniently located 20 minutes drive from the centre of Florence and within easy access for sightseeing in the rest of Tuscany. A uniquely contemporary take on an original Medieval watch-tower complex. The main tower property includes 3 double and 2 twin bedrooms, 4 en-suite bathrooms, sitting room with open fireplace, dining room, kitchen and external sitting and dining areas under the loggia and pergola. The garden has views over surrounding olive groves and Florence in the distance. Fenced salt-water pool (summer 2016). Maximum occupancy is 11.


Owner
Camilla Field
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Camilla Field

The daughter of leading Italian architect father and English mother who restored this house during our childhood, I am so pleased to open up our family home to visitors wanting a truly authentic and exclusive taste of Tuscany.

Camilla Field purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Camilla Field chose Florentine Hills

Our childhood home.

What makes this cottage unique

An exceptional historic building and exclusive national monument, The Torre offers a unique mix of modern architecture and interiors within a genuine medieval structure. It is an inspirational setting for sightseeing and relaxing in Tuscany and conveniently situated for direct and fast access to motorway links.

Available Rentals

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Notes

During the winter season we charge an additional fee of €300.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Child-friendly Cottage in Bagno A Ripoli in Florence Area

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

West Sussex, England
4

An historic retreat with beautiful views of Tuscany

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in the cottage, which is attached to the historic watchtower. Surrounded by lovely gardens and an olive grove, the property is in an excellent location - close to Florence and other places of interest, such as Siena. If you want to relax at the property, there's a great, new pool, though we didn't get a chance to try it out because the weather was unsettled during our stay. Jane, whose family owns the property, was on site and was very welcoming but discreet. She was also kind enough to give us a tour of the fascinating watchtower, and we hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Torre Di Sopra- a little gem

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little gem of a place, very close to Florence with easy access by car and bus. We stayed in La Casina, and was very comfortable with all amenities. Sitting outside on the lovely couch with big pillows, sipping a glass of wine watching the Tuscan sunset over the olive grove and hills was breathtaking. Nearby village of Antella has wonderful coffee at Jolly Cafe.Highly recommend this lovely place

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

PERFECT!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights (Husband, Wife and two teenagers) and used it as our home base for exploring Tuscany. It was perfect! Historic Buildings. Beautiful Gardens. Easy Access to Public Transport. Sweeping Views. Gracious Hosts. Fully Equipped Kitchen. Quaint Towns. We spent two days in Florence, one day in Pisa, one day in Maranello (Ferrari factory and museum - 17 year old son) and two days exploring the local area. Home cooked dinners using veges and herbs from the gardens on the grounds. Wine on the terrace area at sunset. It was a great way to immerse ourselves into the Tuscan lifestyle. I would highly recommend this property. Thanks for being a part of our incredible trip to Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bergen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
4

Romantic Location

  • 4 of 5

The welcome we had from the housekeeper was hart warming. We had a wonderful time here.

The location is just 10 min outside of Florence, therefore you can relax around the house to see the sun set over Florence. Around the house are enough chairs and tables. We enjoyed the breakfast outside en the sunset.

In short this place is ideal for relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An ideal Tuscan vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Casina was absolutely wonderful!

Watching the sunset over the Tuscan hills from the loggia with a glass of wine was priceless! The accommodations were delightful and perfectly suited our family of four. The caretaker was very helpful upon our arrival providing us with essential provisions including fresh tomatoes, potatoes and basil from the garden and giving us directions to the surrounding area. La Casina made a lovely home base to return to after tiring yet enjoyable day trips throughout Tuscany.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Destination.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing residential property that over looks Florence with a great fresh vegetable patch to feed from and a super helpful concierge. There's no where else I'd rather be when visiting Florence. 5 Stars.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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