|Space||914 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Casa Luca is a beautifully restored old farm house with beamed ceilings and white washed walls. All the living area is on one level. It has a spacious, comfortable and light living/dining room with two big sofas and a big table, an open fireplace, a very generous dining area with 6 places and an open, bright and very well equipped kitchen. Leading off from the dining and living area through three large double glass doors there is a big terrace and beautiful garden with an outdoor eating area for 6 people with wonderful views into the valley and the surrounding countryside.
'Podere Fulignano' is a beautiful old farm house complex which has been lovingly restored. It is situated in the middle of a 300 year old olive grove.
The charming houses, which are covered by wines and wisteria, are full of character with excellent quality furnishings and up-market fittings. Beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and hand painted tiles are found throughout them.
'Podere Fulignano' is perfect for both big groups and families who love to spent some time together but also like to enjoy their privacy as well. It is set in 50 acres of ground and the three independent cottages are far enough apart to guarantee peaceful privacy if needed.
Campagnatico, the next village is only three minutes by car from the farm.
It is the ideal place for anybody wishing to get away from it all and to relax and experience real Tuscan life without having to use the car every day. The huge pool, beautiful garden and great views make it a perfect stay for everyone.
Golf Information: 3 different 18 holes Golf Courses located within 50 km from the property, open all the year: “Golf Club Toscana - Il Pelagone” (35 km), “Golf Club Punta Ala” (about 35 km), Golf Club Monte Argentario (50 km)
'Il Pelagone' is 18 holes, 5.920m, and PAR 71-SSS 70, with many facilities: training field, putting green, pro shop, hire cart, golf bags and trolley, bar, swimming-pool, volley, baby-sitting. During winter is closed on Wednesday.
'Punta Ala', opened in 1964, is 18 holes, 6.168m, PAR 72-SSS 72, with driving range, golf-cars, pro-shop, golf trolley, bar, restaurant and spectacular views all around. Open everyday.
'Monte Argentario' is a spectacular Course on the half island of Monte Argentario between the pitoresque villages of Porto Ercole and Porto Santo Stefano.
Nearest Airports to the property: Florence Airport - 130 km - approx. 1,5 hours car drive or 2 hours by bus.
Pisa Airport - 170 km - approx. 1,5 hours car drive or 2 hours by train.
Rome Airport - 180 km - approx. 2 hours car drive or 2,5 hours by train.
Ciao,, my husband Thomas and I bought Podere Fulignano almost 20 years ago. By then we both worked in the media business and were a bit tired of its superficialty. The southern Tuscany and its rurality fascinated and insired us. Since the very first day we consistently renovated, renewed, changed and improved and we still do :)
Mel purchased this farmhouse in 1995
We absolutely fell in love with this place from the very first second we saw it. For us it was like an old stage out of a film or an opera scene. We both felt the peace and the quietness and decided within one hour to buy it. The southern part of Tuscany is still so unspoilt and there are little tourists. The locals became close friends over the past years and treat us and our guests like close friends. And all major cities such as Rome Pisa Siena and Florence are within 1:30 hours reach and even the sea is only 30 minutes away. It's absolutely perfect for us and so say our guests and fiends.
For us and our friends and guests Podere Fulignano is the most peaceful spot on earth. It is heavenly quiet with clean air and no light pollution and therefore many shooting stars in the starry sky. You can listen to the fantastic nature - nightingales and crickets and fireflies. Enjoy the wonderful nature with its fantastic wild life - porcupines, wild boar, deer etc. Visit the unspoilt medieval villages of Tuscany.
Danke liebe Mel und Thomas für die tolle Woche in zwei eurer schönen Häuser!
Es war herrlich friedlich und entspannt und für uns sechs, die dem Berliner Arbeits- und Stadtstress mal entfliehen wollten einfach perfekt. Wir haben viel gekocht (Kompliment - haben selten eine so gute Küchenausstattung in einem Ferienhaus gehabt), unendlich viel gelesen und geschlafen und haben immerhin an zwei Tagen Ausflüge ans Meer und nach Siena gemacht. Eurer sensationeller Pool mit seinen fast olympischen Ausmassen hat uns von den anderen eigentlich geplanten Ausflügen abgehalten. Die Sundowner mit AperolSpritz waren herrlich! Einzig und allein die Mücken, wie von dir ja schon angekündigt, haben uns das Leben manchmal etwas schwer gemacht, aber dank rechtzeitiger Autanbesprenkelung haben wir auch das gut in den Griff bekommen.
Was habt ihr euch da ein wundervolles kleines Paradies geschaffen. Wir kommen sicher wieder!
Ben und Tamara, Ingo und Claudia, Deniz und Bella
ARRIVAL TIME is 4pm or earlier on request.
DEPARTURE should not be later than 10am.
RATES INCLUDE: Electricity, gas, firewood, all house linen and kitchenware, initial cleaning.
NOT INCLUDED: Central heating
HEATING (if required): Euros 15 per day.
FINAL CLEANING: Euro 150
I just wanted to write and let you know we had an amazing holiday in Campagnatico.
Your property is truly stunning… the villa was incredible, the views to die for, the pool was great, we really couldn’t fault anything. We said all week that’s its truly a 5 star self catering villa experience!
We managed to fit a lot in, but relax at the same time, with trips to Siena, the beach, but also some days by the pool, and many a night spent in the small street and nice bars and restaurants of Campagnatico (Locanda del Glicine was incredible food!)
We even saw some new kittens being born near the back of Casa Roberta, so next time you are there you may see some news faces.
Luciano and his wife were very friendly too, and I don’t think we would have changed a thing about our holiday (well, maybe a little less rain on some days!)
Thanks very much for all your help and advice, and for letting us use Casa Roberta. I'm sure we will be back!
Thanks and regards
Phil, Nerys, Ben & Laura
Already the arrival is an experience coming through a big gate and driving down on gravel through a steep alley of cypress trees. You arrive at a beautyfully maintained and cultured property with 4 houses (3 are for rent) in the old Tuscan style with open masonery work. At the bottom of the hill is the naturally shaped, large pool surrounded by a wooden deck with enough umbrellas and lounge beds for everyone. It is a great place to hang out large parts of the day. The common area with the large table, the pizza oven and the big grill is great place to meet the other families which gives you the choice to be with other people or stay by your yourself in front of your house. Casa Enrico (Luca) in which we stayed has a beautyful view into the distance over hilly landscape. There are wonderful restaurants in the neighbouring villages such as La Rimessa in Montorsaio which we enjoyed particularly for their fantastic Bistecca Fiorentina.
Although the property is not right by the ocean it only takes 30 min to get to the beach. North of Marina di Grosseto are a number of different bagnios where one can rent beach beds with umbrellas. We had a great time at Fiumara Beach which was recommended to us by the owners.
All in all my wife and I with our three children enjoyed our stay at Casa Enrico so much that we will be back next year.
My stay in Casa Luciano at 'Podere Fulignano' was perfect in every way...Everything I needed was provided for in the stylish apartment, the well equipped clean kitchen and comfortable bed made me feel at home right away.
The very large pool was heaven to swim in everyday and the breathtaking views across the olive groves and beautifully kept garden made me feel as though I were in paradise every moment I was holidaying there.
I hope to come back and visit again many times and would recommend this exquisite place to everyone I know. It is close to historical towns and beautiful beaches as well as delicious restaurants...everything you need for a perfect holiday can be found at Podere Fulignano.
Mel this was really an idyllic week away - even the weather was perfect. The house was so comfortable - especially the beds - and very well equipped - especially the kitchen - the shower was also great. Sitting on the terrace in the evening looking over the green valley was delightful. Hardly any mosquitoes - and the pool was stunning - we so enjoyed our stay. Daniella was so caring and helpful. Our trips to Siena, Montalchino and Castigliano and of course to San Giminiano were out of this world. Yes we would definitely recommend Villa Luca - well done you have done a super job in getting the complex to a very high standard - we had a truly memorable hols. Peter and Pippa and girls.
It was a perfect two weeks at Fugligmano, Campagnatico! The farm's location, the hilltop villages, the fabulous food, the wine, and the people, so friendly! We loved the Casa Enrico. It was perfect for us. The housekeeper, Daniela, was very responsive and friendly, the whole property is enchanting, and we enjoyed your wonderful pool! It was nice that we had our own private apartment with patio and furniture for relaxing and taking in the wonderful scenery. But, we also liked having neighbors in the other apartments to share our daily adventures and recommendations with around the pool or at the clothes line.
We enjoyed meeting new friends from Britain, Austrailia, Germany, and of course the very friendly and helpful Italians there at the farm, in "our" village Campgnatico, and all around Tuscany. The location was ideal. We flew into Roma and spent the weekend there seeing the sights going and coming. We went to Florence, an easy drive, for an overnight & siteseeing.
But most of all, we loved our early Tuscan mornings having cappuccino (machine provided in our apartment!) on our patio, taking a road trip to discover a new hilltop village, winery, sculpture garden, seaside castle or charming tattitoria for a nice lunch before siesta.
We will be back!
It was our second stay, we love the location! From the terrace of Casa Enrico you can overlook the Tuscan hills, surrounded by olive trees, oleander and jasmine. The pool is wonderful and huge. For the children there is a trampoline, a large lawn for playing football and a rope slide. And for the parents: You are in the middle of a wine region, Siena, Montalcino and Grosseto are nearby and also many great restaurants. The beaches of Maremma are just half an hour away! Last but not least: Mel and Thomas are wonderful hosts, helpful and supportive! We will definitely come back!