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Country house apt: pool, free wifi, family friendly, terrace, garden, laundry - Apt Il Portico (4+1 beds) - pool, free wifi, terrace, free loundry



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Apartment in a stone countryhouse on isolated hill, nature, relax

Apartment La Favilla is one of the 3 apartments of guest house La Favilletta, an ancient 17th century farmhouse in stone, located in the Valdarno Region just 18 km far from Florence. It is on the top of a hill in an incredibly panoramic position with olives trees and vineyards all around, urrounded by a peaceful atmosphere with amazing panoramic views over the hills.

Apartment La Favilla is situated at the first floor of the main building and can host 7 people, or 8 with an extra bed.

Before entering a small balcony where you can sit outdoors.

As you enter the front door you have a big living room with fireplace and tv from the living room you reach a well equipped kitchen.

Then a corridor to the 4 bedrooms: two double, a double with separated beds and a single room.

Rooms are spacious, comfortable and cosy and have beautiful panoramic windows over the Valdarno valley. There are 2 bathrooms with shower. The apartment has been restored with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings and decorated with typical italian furnitures. Outside a tiled private terrace to stay outside during the beautiful season.

The advantage of this house is that is isolated and silent but, at the same time, really close to Florence and within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo and the Chianti region.

Visit our site www.lafavilletta.eu to havemore informations and pictures

Guest have access to all the facilities of the apartment that is private and independent. The terrace too is private. There are other facilities that are shared with other hosts of the holiday house such as: the pool (that is open from end of may to the half of september), and the pool garden with a gazebo coverad area with table and chairs for refreshing durning the summer; another huge garden where it is possible to play, rest and where there is a barbecue area too. The washing machine is shared and the parking too.

Florence is close to the house (only 20 km). Pisa, Liucca, Arezzo, Siena, San Gimignano are close as well and all reachable in a day trip.

Only five km far from the house you can visit the famous Outlet store The Mall in wich you can find the most important Brands and Griffes such as Gucci, Armani, Prada, Ferragamo, and many others.

The Valdisieve and the Valdarno areas are still quiet unknown and not turistic but really full of attractions: wine road of chianti Rufina e Pomino, monastery of Vallombrosa (12° century), Poppi (village with artisan of cast iron) and ZOO for the children, Park of Casentino's forests, the small medieval village of Pelago and his wandeful nearby, the forest of La Consuma (around 1000 mt high), the medieval city of Arezzo, and much more. There are many many walking path too for trekking lovers.

A car is stronlgy suggested for a more comfortable stay

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse Apt Il Portico (4+1 beds) - pool, free wifi, terrace, free loundry, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This apartment is situated at the ground floor of the main farmhouse building

As you enter the front door in glass and cast iron you have a living room with a sofa bed that can be used by one person, from the living room an open door to a spacious and well equipped kitchen with large semicircular window. There is one double bedroom and another double with twin beds (that can be combined). Rooms have beautiful panoramic windows over the Vallombrosa valley and florentines hills. Then, a large bathroom with shower.

The apartment has been recently restored, there are terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. Outside a tiled private terrace with beautiful views over the Arno valley and with table and chairs where you can organize pleasant outdoors dinners.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

My name is Bernardo and i managed my holiday house since 2008. I try to do my best ro respect the essence of Tuscany style n the decoration of apartments and outside. I give tips for eating and do things in the surrounding area during the stay.

I like to know people from all over.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Trés accessible avec une moto La Favilletta ou nous avons été acceuillis par Bernardo de manière trés sympathique et en Français, la maison "Il Potico" est parfaitement équipée. Nous avons passé une semaine dans cet environnement exceptionnel, une vraie carte postale de la Toscane dans les vignes et les oliviers. La terrasse avec cette vue magnifique, l'isolement, le calme et la sérénité des lieux permettent un repos de qualité. La piscine trés agréable avec une vue et une propreté irréprochable. La Favilletta est en fait proche de tout, des commerces, gare à 5kms, Florence à 20mn et les villes incontournables de Sienne, Lucca. La Favilletta recommendable en toute confiance.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
Aug 2012
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From the Owner

This property was buyed by my grandfather in 1975 when i was only for. It is a haouse of the seventeenth century. First a place for parayes, then a farmhouse with animals, barn, ecc ecc. It took a long time to restore the first floor (apartment La Favilla), that was the one in wich me and my family lived during the seventies and eighties. In 1996 we restored the barn that now is the apartment il fienile (2+2) that is 10 meters far from the main building. In 2006 we restored for the secnd time Apartment Il Portico that is at the ground floor, under apartment La Favilla. So i have many memories of this house when i was a kid, memories of the many party we make in this house 20 years ago. Now things have changed as this house has more and more became my job. But is very beutiful to give other people the opportunity to stay in a so beloved place

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : galileo galilei Florence at 21 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village of Torri at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 95 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf club ugolino25 at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontassieve at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Entrance/exit Florence south at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Village of Rosano at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone (Pt) at 115 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio (versilia beach) at 130 Kilometres Car: recommended

Holiday house La Favilletta is situated in an isolated countryside but only 20 km far form Florence art treasures.

In the village of Torri (1 km far form the house), you find a grocery store, restaurant and a bus station, while in the villages of Pontassieve: supermarket, restaurants, banks and all the principles services, including the train stations with many connections with the central station in Florence (5 min walking distance from the Duomo).

Close to Rignano sull'Arno and Leccio (6 km far from the hosue) you can find huge and important outlet centres such as The Mall, Fashion Valley and others: Dolce e Gabbana, Fendi, Celine and many others important brands

We are very close (8 km) from the wine road of Chianti Rufina and Pomino, full of wine producers where you can make some wine tasting. This area is green, with a wonderful nature. You have many country churches all around and many interesting villages to visit: Pelago, Borselli, Reggello, Incisa.

Trakking paths are also available at La Consuma, Monte Giovi, Santa Brigida


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
medium #2
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
low season
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
easter holiday
15 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
medium season
23 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
high season
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
medium season 2
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
christmas holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Int he price are: final cleanings, linens and towels, water and electricity consumption, free wifi, laundry, parking, use of the pool, bikes

Heating during the winter is not in the price and payable upon consumption (1,5 euro per m3). Is possible to determine the consumption with a meter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The benefits of this holiday house are first of all the position. High, on a top of the hill the house gives the opportunity to enjoy unique views from everywhere and especially from private terraces. There are many services, most of them are free: wifi, parking, pool, laundry (shared), parking, barbecue, bikes. Our area is not very exploited and is still very authentic with many attractions. The garden is big with and the property give the chance to have a good privacy, even in the high season

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 65 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom are spacious and with amazing panoramic view from the windows. In the living room there is a double sofa bed, in case 2 peoples would like to join the others, even if this is basically an apartment for 4 people.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • We have fans and mosquitos net in each room.

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