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Beautiful country house 6km from the ancient walls of Florence town - Rustico della Certosa

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Rustico della Certosa

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 6 Km from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the Rustico della Certosa is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night, immersed in the green countryside of Florence. The rooms are very cozy and a great deal of attention to details was paid. The stile is the tipical Tuscany stile (floor made by Impruneta cotto, oak-beamed ceiling, etc..). The 5 bedrooms are tastefully furnished, inspired by the major historic events of the surrounding areas. There are a big dining room and a big living room with a fireplace. In the dining room there is also a cupboard furnished by all necessary to testing the Italian wine (Professional testing glasses, decanter, information about the most famous Tuscany wine cellars). The garden is a true oasis where you can relax on the sun chair, have lunch or play with the swing!


About the property

Certosa Country House

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, immersed in the green of countryside of Tuscany, The Certosa Country House is only 6 Km from the ancient walls of downtown Florence. The house is immersed in the quiteness of the contryside but in the same time is 3 kms away from the the 'Impruneta' highway exit, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Chianti Region and the centre of Florence!

The History: For the past few centuries, The Rustico della Certosa was a simple building created to welcome peasants working on the surrounding hills. During the 1980's the house was completely renovated, paying close attention not to remove or alter those unique elements that call to mind its rustic past (the ancient exposed wood beams, the original cotto floors from Impruneta).

From the 2005 year we restored three beautifull, fully indipendent units:

The Rustico della Certosa apartment. The biggest portion of the house: a fully indipendent apartment of 200 squared metres house!5BD 3BA

The Rustichetto della Certosa apartment. A fully indipendent apartment of 95 squared metres house. 3BD 2BA

The Rustichino della Certosa apartment. A fully indipendent apartment of 50 squared metres house. 1BD 1BA

All the three apartments has a private garden area with a table, chairs and umbrella. The garden is a true oasis where you can have lunch or dinner ouside or relax during the day.

POSITION

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence, only 6 Km from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the Rustico della Certosa is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night, immersed in the green countryside of Florence. The Rustico della Certosa is located by the 'Certosa' highway exit, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany!

During the day it is possible to visit the countless works of art of Florence, but to also organize short day-trips in the most famouse tuscany sites.

The country house has a very strategic position. For example it's near the four Tuscany UNESCO heritage sites:

1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car);

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

ONLY 400 METRES AWAY FROM THE PROPERTY THERE IS A WODERFULL POOL IMMERSED IN THE TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE: DAILY TICKET 5 EUROS!

OUR TWO NEW SERVICES:

1. MINIVAN RENTAL WITH MY BROTHER MARCO DRIVER.

STARTING FROM THE 2011 WE OFFER TO OUR GUEST THAT DON'T WANT TO RENT A CAR, A WEEKLY CAR SERVICE WITH A DRIVER (MY BROTHER). MY BROTHER MARCO HAS A RENTAL DRIVER LICENCE AND A MINIVAN (A CAR WITH 9 PLACES: 8 PERSONS AND THE DRIVER). WE CAN DO A VERY COMPETITIVE PRICE FOR OUR GUEST!!

2. FRESH VEGETABLES FROM OUR VEGETABLE GARDEN.

STARTING FROM 2013 WE HAVE A WONDERFULL VEGETABLE GARDEN ONLY 300 METRES FROM THE PROPERTY: OUR GUEST CAN TASTE OUR FRESH VEGETABLES DIRECTLY FROM OUR GARDEN!!

More Details

Property Manager
Alessandro Berni
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Alessandro Berni

My name is Alessandro - live in Florence. I manage my properties (I own 4 total) with my wife Arianna and my brother Enrico to the best of our abilities. We are extremely helpful in preparations for your stay, as well as while you will on site. We provide all the information on places to eat and to shop and to visit our special city. We work to assure that our house will be your home away from home and visit Florence as only a Florentine person can do!

Why Alessandro Berni chose Chianti

The location is great! Infact the house is near the five Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Lucca (60 minutes away from the property by car);

5.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car).

The house is wonderfull and very spacious....the ancient exposed wood beams, and the original cotto floors from Impruneta: you'll taste the unique Tuscany style!

What makes this house unique

Taking the dog for a morning walk around our wonderfull tuscany hill through fields of olive trees and vineyards. From our property you can walk and see the wonderfull sightsee of the historic city centre of Florence!

Available Rentals

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Notes

Price is per property per weeks for 6 persons, all included linen and towels, also the cleaning at the end. The price per week for the extra person is € 75. 10% discount rate from the second week rental.
Heating/Air conditioning not included.
FREE PRIVATE PARKING PLACE for our guests. Deposit payment required at the reservation.
Check-in time from 4 p.m.. Check-out within 10 a.m..


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Impruneta in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , The bath is for babies
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Calcio Storico - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Festa dell'Uva - 2 Single Bed , It's possible on request the large double bed
    Maggio Musicale - 1 Large Double Bed
    Palio di Siena - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Carnevale - 1 Double Bed
  • The 5 bedrooms are inspired by the major historic events of the surrounding areas.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Testing wine cupboard in the dining room with professional testing glasses, decanter for old wine testing, white wine fridge, and other professional instruments to testing the Italian wine. Library in the living room with many itineraries and place descriptions, maps, address of the recommended restaurants, wine cellars and museum in the Florence area.

Reviews

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Rustico della Certosa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

viaje a la Toscana

  • 5 of 5

Para nosotros han sido unos días inolvidables. Todo en nuestro viaje por la Toscana, nos salió redondo, casa incluida. "Cuando el año está de huevos, hasta los pollos los ponen". La relación calidad/precio de la casa es la mejor que hemos conocido nunca. En la cocina había más menaje que en mi casa. No faltaba de nada. La atencion de Ariana exquisita, y las indicaciones de la web para llegar son clarísimas, no hay forma de perderse. He recomendado la casa a varios amigos, por que se que me lo van a agradecer.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simi Valley
4

Ideal for family

  • 4 of 5

We were two families, parents between ages 38-42, two children age 7 and two at age 4 and a Nana at 70. We all had a great time here. The house was clean, and the yard gave the kids lots of room to run around. Alessandro was very responsive via-email while booking and very helpful but cell phone does not have VM so beware. The price was great compared to all the other locations we scouted. A couple of downside to the place, not enough for us to not re-book here as once we made the request it was handled immediately.

The owners lovely parents live downstair and they have a dog. On a couple of occasions we had to step around dog poop that was still left out. And the walk way is dark once it gets to be night time so beware. A couple of nights the little children were still up at 10 or 11 clock at night and yelling or screaming outside, so if you have children who are light sleepers beware, other then that it was very quiet, after the children heads to bed.

The kitchen is well stocked with supplies, the coffee drip pot is very slow but will do the job. They were very kind in brining us a bigger expresso stove top and a new drip but that drip was equally slow.

We did not have heating but we didn't notice as it was warm that week. However, the day of our departure we did not have hot water, but with two phone calls it was resolved. Like I said, Alessandro is very responsive and helpful and these things really wouldn't deter us from rebooking with him. And one last thing, we actually never met Alessandro himself, he never came to meet us, we were passed off to parents, brothers, and other family members. I think in our stay we saw 3 different people. All were very helpful and really sweet, and if you are looking for a great place this is it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found more gracious hosts. The location was perfect for trips into Florence and the Tuscan countryside. We spent two weeks and could have spent more time. The apartment was comfortable and had everything we needed. We ate our breakfast on the terrace daily. The road up to the farmhouse was narrow but my husband soon became an accomplished "Italian driver"!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warren, MI USA
5

This villa was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The villa was HUGE! We had seven adults staying here and had ample space, bedrooms were bigger than our bedrooms at home, the rooms were tastefully decorated, everything worked as it should. The road leading up to the villa is really narrow and winding, which was an issue for our 9 passenger van we rented, but we found that to be true in lots of places in Italy. The proximity to Florence was about 7 km, and the Autostrada entrance was at the bottom of the hill, making easy access to Sienna, Pisa, etc. The owner took really good care of us. He was there when we needed him and even helped us get a parking ticket paid (oops!) Thanks again for a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grenoble France
4

Nice place for Florence visit

  • 4 of 5

The house is very close to Florence for visit and big garden is nice for children. We rent the 12 people flat and the surface is great, large living room.

House location is recommended for mountain biking, you can find nice track in Chianti area.

Good bootle wine are ready in the flat, with normal pricing. Owners are very kind.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2007
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Montech France
5

A lovely place

  • 5 of 5

One warm place with adorable hosts, peace, tranquility and charm are keywords to define Certosa.

A magnificent place where we can cross(spend) holidays in the heart of a resplandissante

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
'Amerigo Vespucci' Florence airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
'Latino' bar
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Ugolino golf club
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
'Santa Maria Novella' Florence rail station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Rome-Milan A1 Motorway
Car: recommended

Located atop the hill of the ancient Certosa abbey of Florence only 6km from the ancient walls of downtown Florence, the 'Rustico della Certosa' house is the ideal lodging for those who wish to visit the city during the day, and relax by night, immersed in the green countryside of Florence. The 'Rustico della Certosa' house is located 3 kms away from the 'Impruneta' highway exit, in a strategic position to visit the wonderful hills of Tuscany! During the day it is possible to visit the countless works of art of Florence, but to also organize short day-trips in the luxuriant Chianti countryside (The Rustico is in the Chianti Putto region).

400 metres away from the property there is a wonderfull pool immersed in the green: daily ticket 5 euros.

The house is also near the four Tuscany Unesco heritage sites:

1.Towers of Sangiminiano (30 minutes away from the property by car);

2.Historic centre of Siena (45 minutes away from the property by car);

3.Piazza del Duomo of Pisa (50 minutes away from the property by car);

4.Historic centre of Florence (10-15 minutes away from the property by car).

Golf: There is Golf Club near the house. The distance form the house is 12 Kms.

The address is:

Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino via Chiantigiana, 3

50015 Grassina - Firenze

tel. 0039055 2301009 fax 0039055 2301141

info@golfugolino.it

Description: Ugolino is a natural course designed and built in 1934 in the Chianti hills and it exploits at best the natural characteristics of the Tuscan landscape: the cypress trees and olive trees, the slopes that curve and follow the magnificent scenery, the small greens which are often very well-defended. N° of hole: 18

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