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BUCA DELLE FATE 8 sleeps, Exclusivity of Emma Villas, Offices open 7/7 days

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Built in the early 20th century as a farmhouse, part of an old farm in the area, Buca delle Fate is now a private country house, hospitable and convenient for travelling around, ideal for a holiday lived at a slow quiet pace, dedicated to nature and sport. Renovated according to the dictates of local tradition, with rustic rooms in classic Tuscan style, the house has a spacious common area that stretches outside to the pergola and a beautiful garden, cloaked by the silver of a thick clump of olive trees that border the property. Located in the Valdarno, between the ridge of the Pratomagno and the neighbouring region of Chianti, halfway between Florence and Arezzo and just a few kilometres from the A1 Motorway of the Sun, Buca delle Fate (Hole of the Fairies) owes its name to the geography of the place in which it is located. We are in the middle of one of the most beautiful and alluring landscapes of the valley, characterized by the presence of the so called balze (crags), rock erosions formed as a result of the drying up of a large lake that covered the valley of the Arno, and which many believe were portrayed in the backgrounds of the paintings of the great Leonardo da Vinci. The balze offer beautiful scenarios at sunset, when the shadows creep into the cracks cut into the steep walls, which here are called buche (holes), and which legend wants inhabited by fairies. From the Setteponti road, the old road between Arezzo and Vallombrosa along which the property is located, wind numerous CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) routes that allow you to explore on foot or by mountain bike the whole area of the balze, dotted with a large number of rural buildings and Romanesque churches, with a rich past in history and art, such as the famous basilica of Gropina which dominates the borgo of Loro Ciuffenna, ranked among the most beautiful villages in Italy. NB: About 50 m from the house is an annex where the owners live who could be a useful point of reference for the guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed.

Useful Information

Your Emma Villas Customer service is CRISTINA GIANNINI and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


The house has two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor opens, through a French window from the outside pergola, directly into the open-plan living area with a cosy sitting room, dining area and spacious kitchen. A single bedroom communicating with a double bedroom and sharing an ensuite bathroom with shower complete this floor. Both ground floor bedrooms have direct access to the garden via French windows. From the living room a stone staircase leads up to the first floor where, around a hallway, we come to a single bedroom (with direct access to a terrace with seating area), a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and two bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower and tub. And, finally, the laundry is to be found outside in a wooden structure next to the main entrance.


The house is set in an estate of about 8000 square metres, most of which destined to the cultivation of olive trees that produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil. The fully fenced-in garden surrounding the house is characterized by areas of lawn bounded by borders of Mediterranean herbs and dotted here and there by olive trees, rose bushes and oleanders and by many fruit trees such as peaches, plums, walnuts, apples and apricots. At the guests' disposal is also a vegetable garden, cultivated by the owner, for them to help themselves to seasonal vegetables. A large pergola in front of the kitchen, framed by passionflower vines and climbing roses, has been set up as a relaxation area with sofa and armchairs and table for outdoor dining, with a built-in barbecue just a short distance away. At the back, a second pergola enveloped by fragrant climbing wisteria is the perfect spot for relaxing in the silence of the countryside. Just past the entrance gate to the property is the parking area, about 50 m from the house.

Swimming Pool

The pool, open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October, is located in the centre of the garden, at a slightly higher level than the house which is a few metres away and is reached along a flight of five steps. The attractive bean-shaped pool, with stone border and PVC lining, has an area of 40 sq m and Roman steps on one side. It is equipped with a cold-water shower and lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding garden. The purification system is chlorine. The sunbathing area, wood and stone along the perimeter and lawn dotted with olive trees in the surrounding area, is provided with sunbeds, an umbrella and a wooden gazebo furnished with armchairs and a hammock. Another pool, available to the guests but not for their exclusive use, is located about 50 m from the house, near the annex where the owners live. This rectangular pool measures 12 x 6 m with the depth varying from 1.20 m to 1.70 m. It also has an outdoor cold-water shower and a large sunbathing area planted with grass.


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More Details
Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

Property Manager
Emma Villas
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Terranuova Bracciolini in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - with shower
    Bathroom 2 - with shower
    Bathroom 3 - 1 with shower and tub. En-suite bathroom: 1
  • (2 with shower, 1 with shower and tub. En-suite bathrooms: 1)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - twin
  • (2 doubles, 2 singles, 1 twin)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
stereo with CD player juicer mixer baby cot mosquito screens (except for the French windows) fans


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful from the inside and the outside. It was very clean, it has a nice kitchen and lots of room to sleep and to spend your time when inside. Although there are 8 beds I wouldn’t recommend to stay with more than 6 persons (if all adult couples). One single bedroom has no door and another single bedroom cannot be accessed without walking through another bedroom. Maybe they can be used by small kids but I prefer bedrooms with some privacy. The beds themselves are not the best I have slept on. The mattresses are pretty hard.

The garden is really nice! You will have no problem spending time outside when the weather is good. The pool is clean and it is larger than I expected. You can also use the larger pool which is a little downhill next to the house of the owners. Our only problem with the garden were the mosquitos. In late afternoon and during the evening they become active and we had to wear long trousers or had to stay inside. The area around the house mainly consist of trees and there are just a few houses, none of which are close. It is a very quiet piece of land.

The owners are very friendly. They live on the same property a little downhill and you will have complete privacy during your stay, also in the garden and around the pool. You will only see them from a distance when they leave the house because to access the road you must use the very back of the garden.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 600,00€

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