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Modern luxury in enchanting, breathtaking hilltop location

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury open plan apartment with contemporary decor

CASTELFALFI

This is quintessential Tuscany. Nestled in the rolling hills between Florence, Pisa and Siena, the 800 year old hilltop village of Castelfalfi sits in an 1100 hectares estate of charming, un-spoilt countryside. This is an enchanting, evocative and serene location offering hospitality, good cuisine, a prestigious golf course and a host of sporting and other activities, all surrounded by nature, centuries-old traditions, a timeless landscape and the best in Tuscan culture and relaxation. Recently lovingly restored, the ancient hamlet of Castalfalfi represents everything that is authentic Tuscany but with all the modern conveniences. And Florence, Siena and Lucca are each less than an hour’s drive away, Pisa some 40 minutes and the famous towers of San Gimignano only 25 minutes.

THE APARTMENT

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom generously proportioned open plan apartment is situated on the 1st floor of Terrazza 1, Via Castello in the very centre of Castelfalfi with glorious un-spoilt views of the surrounding countryside. The accommodation is presented over two floors with an internal area of 100 square metres and an outside space (loggia) of 9 square metres. TV, wifi, heating and air conditioning are all available and are included in the rental price. The apartment is newly decorated and furnished in a contemporary style and has a very light, airy ambience.

Also the apartment comes with free access to a private outdoor swimming pool (photos 11 and 12) complete with sun loungers, umbrellas and breathtaking country views. Open seasonally from late May to late September, this is shared with around 15 other apartment owners. (This is much quieter and more secluded than the large swimming pool complex mentioned below).

Lower Floor

o Entrance to Hallway with stairs to upper level;

o Utility area with Miele washer/ dryer and washing area;

o Bedroom 1 (4.9m x 3.4m) with double bed, side tables and lamps and spacious built in wardrobes. Adjacent travertine marble Bathroom (3.6m x 1.6m) with rain shower, toilet, wash basin, bidet and heated towel rail;

o Bedroom 2 (4.9m x 3.4m) with twin single beds, side table and lamp and spacious built in wardrobes. Includes 3rd foldaway bed to accomodate 5th person to sleep. Adjacent travertine marble Bathroom (3.6m x 1.6m) with rain shower, toilet, wash basin, bidet and heated towel rail.

Upper floor

o Open plan Living, Kitchen and Dining area (8.9m x 4.9m):

o Large L-shaped sofa, glass coffee table, TV with stand, hanging egg chair;

o Fully equipped kitchen (including fridge, freezer and dishwasher) with island and two high stools;

o Glass dining table with 6 dining chairs;

o Loggia (1.8m x 4.9m)

o Wooden dining table with four chairs and coffee table

o Bathroom with toilet, rain shower and wash basin

Amenities

o TV, DVD player

o Wifi

o Easily adjustable heating and air conditioning system

o Once a week maid service (if requested)

o 6 person dinner setting including a range of plates, bowls, cups and saucers and cutlery along with wine, water and beer glasses;

o A range of kitchen equipment including: toaster, kettle, filter coffee maker, Moka Express coffee maker, cafetiere, saucepans and bakeware, teapot, cutting boards, jugs, decanters, tea towels, general kitchen utensils;

o Duvets, pillows, bed linens, towels;

o Hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, microwave, iron and ironing board;

o Fire extinguishers.

NEARBY

Within 100-200 metres of the apartment:

• A main swimming pool complex consisting of 4 outdoor pools including a children's paddling pool (photos 19 & 20). The changing rooms are clean, modern and well equipped. Open seasonally from late May to late September. Please note: there are per person fees payable for entrance to the pool area as well as for the renting of sun loungers, umbrellas and towels. Rates available on request;

• Alongside the main pool area is the luxury Wellness & Beauty spa/sauna/gym and café/bar. Please note: there are per person fees payable for entrance and use of the spa, sauna and gym. Rates available on request. Open seasonally from late May to late September. The spa offers a range of treatments including massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing and more;

• In Via Castello directly below the apartment are shops and boutiques offering local food, wine and oil, pharmacy products and local artisan crafts as well as clothes/ shoes fashion, leather goods and more;

• The excellent and informal family trattoria, bar & pizzeria Il Rosmarino (photos 23 & 24). Outside and indoor dining available. The pizza from the wood-burning oven is to die for! Serves lunch and dinner 6 days a week. The adjacent café is open 7 days a week.

• Situated on the ground floor of the 800 year old castle, La Rocca is a modern fine dining experience in a traditional and authentic Tuscan setting (photos 21 & 22). Outside and indoor dining available. The restaurant’s terrace enjoys panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside and is the perfect place for a peaceful, intimate dinner. The restaurant is led by Michele Rinaldi, a chef who achieved his first Michelin star at the age of 27.

• The new 5-star hotel Il Castelfalfi has an Italian fine dining restaurant La Via Del Sale and the Ecru bar open all day and evening.

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

The following sports and activities are locally available. These are subject to availability and may be booked and paid for directly through Castelfalfi's Concierge Service or local hotels.

• Castelfalfi boasts two golf courses which are regarded the best and most challenging that Tuscany has to offer (green fees available on request - closed Mondays):

o 18 hole Mountain Course – Par 72

o 9 hole Lake Course – Par 37

• Swimming

• Mountain biking

• Hiking

• Spa, sauna and gym

• Horseback riding

• Organised tastings of local wine, olive oil and food

• Rosso Toscano cookery school

• Truffle and mushroom hunting

• Wild boar hunting (seasonal)

TRAVEL TIMES

• By car:

o Central Florence – 1 hour, 10 minutes

o Florence Airport – 1 hour

o Pisa – 40 minutes

o Pisa Airport – 40 minutes

o Siena – 1 hour, 10 minutes

o San Gimignano – 25 minutes

o Lucca – 1 hour

o Livorno – 1 hour

• By train:

o Florence – 1 hour (take train from Castelfiorentino, 20 minutes away by car)

More Details

Owner
Chris
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
On site
Nearest Golf
0.2 Kilometres
On site
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Castelfiorentino
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
On site
Nearest Beach
63 Kilometres
Livorno
Car: recommended

ATM is situated in the Hotel Tabaccaia (200 metres away)

Dry cleaning services and other services are available at the Hotel Tabaccaia

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castelfalfi in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Both 3.6m x 1.6m Travertine marble throughout
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Side tables with lights, built in wardrobes, chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single side table & light; built-in wardrobes; chair
  • Each bedroom is 4.9m x 3.4m
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Once a week maid service is included Easily adjustable heating and air conditioning system TV DVD player Wifi

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Modern luxury in enchanting, breathtaking hilltop location
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning Property however........

  • 1 of 5

This was not an inexpensive property to stay at and our booking was made approx 1 year in advance of our trip so its not as if it was a last minute booking and we were not expected!. We are seasoned VRBO and HomeAway vacationers and have to put in print this is the first property where we have felt very short-changed indeed. Upon arrival, it was noticed that there was a complete absence of basic domestic requirements such as toilet rolls (there were none in any of the WCs/bathrooms), there was no laundry detergent, the duvet on the Master bedroom bed had no cover on it and there was not so much as one tea towel or kitchen towel available. Only a very limited supply of toilet roll, kitchen roll and ONE tea towel was delivered to us by a member of the Sales Team when I asked for them. I followed this up again with the property owner by email who thanked me for my candour and left matters at that. So, short-changed and highly dissatisfied - that is a brief summary of how we felt upon departure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kilby family 7 day holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! This apartment was amazing, beautifully presented with everything in it that you would need and more. Such a relaxing place with stunning views and filled with light. Great position too with the deli and gelattaria underneath, two superb restaurants and four pools. Couldn't have asked for anything more. The owner was more than helpful in all our enquiries and also the hotel linked to the apartments were really helpful if we needed assistance with directions etc. We will be returning

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teri, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the apartment. Castelfalfi truly is one of those 'hidden gems' that lives up to the billing! Best wishes and hope to see you again soon! Chris
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5

Beautiful , spacious apartment, lovely town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very roomy and definitely enough space for my 4 year old to run around and explore. Apartment is modern, clean and very well kept.

The swimming pool is lovely and private. There is also the option of using the hotel swimming pool which is nice.

The locals are very friendly and there is a wine shop just conveniently below the apartment.

Highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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MAGNIFICENT NEW APARTMENT IDEALLY SITUATED

  • 4 of 5

SITUATED IN AN ANCIENT MEDIEVAL VILLAGE CLOSE THE BIG TOWN AS PISA FIRENZE AND SIENNA.PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL PLUS 3 OTHER BIG SWIMMING POOLS.DREAM PLACE IN THE TUSCANY HILL THAT 'S HAPINESS

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fabrice. Many thanks for your thoughts. I'm so glad you enjoyed Castelfalfi!!
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5

Idyllic Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in at this flat for 10 nights in August 2014 and loved it! The accommodation was beautiful and had everything we needed. The flat was very clean and felt more like home than a rental. The owners did a lovely job at furnishing it. Most holiday flats we stayed at previously felt like a holiday rental, in other words, they had very basic furniture and cutlery. Where this flat feels like the owners kitted it out as if it wasn't intended to be a holiday rental.

My husband and I were a bit concerned that our children, 6 & 7 at the time, were going to be bored but they had a blast. We went to the pool everyday and played with a few of the other children. There were often live bands at the pool complex in the evening which we all enjoyed.

We went on a number of day trip to Italian cities/villages in the area and found some lovely places to eat.

We would certainly recommend this place and in fact have just booked a long weekend this May.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful apartment in a stunning location. My family and I had a wonderful time here. All the facilities you could ever need and the perfect base to explore this amazing region. We will without doubt be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time in Castelfalfi
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Castelfalfi, Florence Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
21 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£880
for 5 nights
£1,232
 
 
Mid Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,847
for 7 nights
£1,847
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£880
for 5 nights
£1,232
 
 
Mid Season
24 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,847
for 7 nights
£1,847
 
 
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,199
for 7 nights
£2,199
 
 
Mid Season
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,847
for 7 nights
£1,847
 
 
Low Season
20 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£880
for 5 nights
£1,232
 
 
Mid Season
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,847
for 7 nights
£1,847
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,320
for 5 nights
£1,847
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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