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Country house apt: pool, free wifi, family friendly, terrace, garden, laundry - Apartment La Favilla (7+1 beds) - pool, free wifi, private terrace



Updated: 06-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 Apartment La Favilla (7+1 beds) - pool, free wifi, private terrace, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This is the biggest apartment of the farmhouse, situated at the first floor of the main house, is completely independent.

The entrance door is on a large sitting/dinning room with fireplace. Door to a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, kettle, mokas, microwave and electric oven.

To the right of the living room there is a corridor that leads to the four large bedrooms: two double bedrooms, one double with separated beds and one single room (with the possibility of an extra bed, two baby cots are available too). There are two bathrooms with shower.

The apartment is tastefully furnished and feature the typical elements of a rustic Tuscan style, such as terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. The rooms, spacious and comfortables, all have windows overlooking the Arno River or Florentine hills and green spaces.

Outside the house there is a large terrace with furnitures for eating out of doors during the summer, enjoying the shared barbecu

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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Guestbook comments from the manager

After a few weeks of city-based travel we were looking for a rural holiday house and this place was perfect. La Favilletta is divided into three or four self-contained dwellings, each with its own outdoor area where you can set out your lunch or dinner and enjoy the views over the lovely valley. There were only two of us (mother and daughter), so the two-bedroom 'Il Portico' suited us perfectly. Both bedrooms were generous in size and had a lot of space to empty our packs and hang up our wrinkled clothes for the week; there is also a shared washing machine and drying racks we made good use of. We were in the change-over between seasons and on a few evenings we opted to turn on the central heating which made the whole house very cosy. (There is an extra charge if you choose to use the heating but it's metered so you can keep track of it.) Bernardo Dionisio, whose family owns La Favilletta, was an efficient and friendly young manager and our experience of renting Il Portico went well from start to finish. We also thought it was very economical compared to other places we stayed in in Italy.

What we really loved was the huge marble-topped kitchen/dining area where we spread out and cooked up a storm. The kitchen was very well-appointed with a lot of equipment you wouldn't usually expect in a holiday rental, and previous guests had left a range of seasonings and other things that made it a bit cheaper for us to get going (Australians - think coast house).

La Favilletta is in a hilltop location above the town of Pontasieve on the junction of the Sieve and Arno Rivers, and it is a good base to get into Florence for sightseeing. From Pontasieve station it is a short train trip to the central station of Florence, 20 km away, and if you start early enough in the morning you can park your car in free municipal parking near the train station. (NB If you drive your car into Florence you may face a fine, as other Tripadviser reviewers have recently reported in reviews of car hire in Italy - check it out if you want to drive in.) La Favilletta includes the use of bicycles and bike locks, so don't neglect the option of walks and rides in the surrounding countryside.
Apr 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning views, very well equipped villa

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the dark having followed Bernardo's directions from Pisa, and awoke to stunning views and the perfect location. Maria cooked us a feast on the first night with wine supplied by the farmer who worked the vineyards and Olive groves around the house. The house was well equipped for our every needs including mosquito nets, fresh smelling towels and everything you should ever need in the kitchen.

Highly recommended and a trip to Florence, Siena, San Gimingnano, Volterra, Pisa and so much more easy and accessible by car andtrain. The owner couldn't be nicer if he tried and there is so much room on the property.

A wonderful time and just hoping we will be able to get back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een heerlijk huis op een wonderschone plek. A wonderful place on a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Het appartement was heerlijk ruim en goed geschikt voor ons gezelschap van zes personen.

De tuin leek wel een park, met overal zitjes en natuurlijk het heerlijke -schone- zwembad. En wat was het uitzicht geweldig!

Binnen was het huis goed schoon, de keuken voorzien van goede spullen, de woon/eetkamer sfeervol ingericht.

We moesten wel even wennen aan de afstand naar de gewone weg: zeker vijf minuten hobbelen in de auto en dan zeker 10 minuten naar de supermarkt in Rignano of Pontassieve. Maar daardoor was het ook erg rustig in La Favilletta. 's Avonds thuiskomen en dan een vos in de stralen van ons autolicht, is geen uitzondering.

Gastheer Bernardo was zeer gastvrij en vroeg ons regelmatig of alles goed was. Als er iets niet in orde was, ging hij direct aan de slag om het te herstellen.

Voor grotere gezinnen is het grote appartement zeer geschikt. Voor kleinere gezinnen zijn de andere appartementen uitstekend.

La Favilletta is a wonderful place! We enjoyed the spacious house and wonderful garden with amazing view to the hills and the valley. The house is a bumpy five minutes away from the main road, on a very quiet spot.

Bernardo was a great host, who really wanted us to feel at home. The pool, garden and house were all clean and well taken care of. I really recommend the big apartment and the two smaller ones.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 - 21 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
low seson#2
22 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
low season
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
15 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
medium 3
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 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.

In the price: final cleanings, electricity and water consumption, internet wifi, wahsing machine (shared with other gusts), parking, 4 bikes, use of the pool

Heating is not in the price and cos 1 euro per cube meter. Is payable upon consumption

Not in the price: heating, when necessary is payable upon consumption (1,5 euro per m 3)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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


  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

  • 110 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 2 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Rooms are comfortable and large, all with panoramic windows over the river Arno, over mountains, or over the house garden. There are cotto floor and beamed ceiling. We furnish linens, towels, warm blankets.


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


  • Self-catering


  • We have fans and mosquitos net in each room. Wi fi free internet connection

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