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VILLA/FARMHOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF TUSCAN HILLS BETWEEN FLORENCE, SIENA AND PISA - IL MONTE

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
2 VILLAS 2 FARMHOUSES 4 APARTMENTS EACH ONE WITH HIS POOL GARDEN AND BARBECUE

Centrally located at the point where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, you can find the Tenuta di Ghizzano, which stretches for about 360 hectares among the gentle Pisan hills.

Our villa and farmhouses, built at the end of the 19th century, have been restored maintaining the original structure, but they are all fully equipped with modern comforts such as, satelite TV. and Wi-Fi Internet.

They are Situated in the middle of the countryside, among wheat fields, olive trees, vineyards, buzzards, pheasants, bee-eaters and roe-deers. Even if every farmhouse has it's own unique style, each of them have a swimming pool, a barbecue and a large garden. 

Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop.

Within a ten minute drive you can find Peccioli, where there are some excellent restaurants, reviewed on TripAdvisor, banks, supermarkets, a chemist and butchers. You are only 30 minutes by car to reach Volterra and San Gimignano, while it takes about an hour to reach the most well-known cultural cities such as Lucca, Siena, Florence and Pisa. As a local would say, you are within 'shooting distance' of every main historical attraction!

Wine and extra-virgin olive oil have always been produced here, since 1370, which you are invited to taste in our ancient historical cellar or in our beautiful Italian Style Garden.

Our farming method is completely organic; that’s why you can still find rich and diversified local vegetation and animals that make the environment even more perfect.

We look forward to welcoming you!

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1) ANIMAL WATCHING:

Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer.

The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose.

You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food.

During the breeding season - July and August - females make a high whistle to attract males and males roar and flash their white rump. However males may also roar or make low grunting noises when alarmed. During the rut, bucks will spread out and females move between them. At this time of year one can see fallow deer ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together.

In early fall roe deer males mate and they chase the females.

You can see the roe deer primarily at dusk, they live in the woods and they may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. In June females usually give birth to two spotted fawns of opposite sexes.

It's up to you what time of the year you choose to meet them.

At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions.

We are willing to take you on a guided trip around the natural habitat and the fields that tells us about the peasants culture and the history of the little village. During thistrip, there will be an optional stop to taste the specialities cultivated on our farm and the surrounding area.

2) WINE AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING

We are willing to make you taste the exceptional wines that we produce and that we export all over the world. They have been highly rated from all the major wine magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Gambero Rosso.

The other traditional product of the family is the extravirgin organic olive oil, that you can taste with our wine.

The olive pressing is a cold and continuous cycle pressing within 24 hours from harvest ; we obtain a really fresh and flavoured oil.

3) MASSAGE

There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to relaxing massage. It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.

SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT THE AGRITURISM

The agriturism has 2 VILLA , 2 FARMHOUSES AND 4 APARTMENTS , all located in the middle of the hills, 5 or 10 minutes walkIing from the Ghizzano Village, through olive trees. Initially, its belonged to the farmer, and thus the name “The Colonial House”. It is usual for such a house to be located at one side or in the centre of a field called “podere”. The “Podere” was a piece of land given by the owner to the peasant : the crop was divided among them in equal parts. This system was very common in the late Middle Ages and was called “Mezzadria”.

the houses were built on one side of the of land (podere). This allowed people to get to the main road easier and allowed easy access of the crop wagons to get to the market.

It was our grand grandfather who, by the middle of the 19th century, built these houses and named the places after the patron saint of the crops. Thus came to life “Casa poderale Il Monte & Santa Giulia”. Casa Poderale' San Prospero' .The Gamekeeper''s house : today called Casa Guardia . VILLA GORGO who was the huning house of my grandfather, who has the noble title of 'COUNT' ,today called Villa gorgo. 4 beutifull houses eachone with his own swimmingpool and his own garden.

In order to protect and highlight the beauty of the landscape where these houses are, we did our best to preserve the original features of the structure. The beautiful landscape that you can see from the windows is still rich of wildlife that you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area. Biking, riding & bird watching are the other exciting sports that you may practice in this 'piece of Eden'.

SOME MORE NOTICE ABOUT THE ESTATE

The estate currently extends over approximately 865 acres with 45 acres of vineyards, 50 acres of olive groves, 370 acres of cereals, 370 acres of wood and poplars groves. The woods are still rich of wildlife: hawks, buzzards, bee eaters, pheasants, hares and roes the t you can appreciate having long walks along the paths crossing the whole area.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse IL MONTE, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Il Monte is an independent first floor apartment of a restored old farmhouse, ideal to host 10 people. The name 'Il Monte', means THE MOUNT because of its location, on the top of a gentle hill from where you can enjoy a stunning panorama. It has got a living room with a big fire place, 5 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, all furnished with traditional Tuscan furniture, 4 bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, with dishwasher and a ventilated oven. In the restored stable on the ground floor, there is a table tennis, and on the other side the washing machine that you may use under request. There is a large garden all around the house and olive groves. From the swimming pool, that is 12x6 metres, you can reach an inkling of the sea. There is a well -equipped area to eat outside with a barbecue.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Is a family property, we arrive in this area in 1370. from this moment olive oil and wine become our production. In 1950 the 'mezzadria' finsh and all the peasnt people migrate in tows to work in the industry so these houses was abandoned.

So we begin to rent tese houses and to welcome people for hoildays. me and my sister Lisa we are the more comunicative of the family , cause she live in florence , is me that welcome and take care of you when you arrive in Ghizzano.

I speak english good, franch really well, and spanish I understand quite all and I can speak only a little, I'm studying deutsch. I like langueges cause I love to know people coming from others country. I think that in that way you can travel staying at home. In 2010 me and a group of owners we foud an association called BELLAPECCIOLI to welcome people in the best way and create a quality path, ivolving local reastaurant, craftsmen, shops with typical products, museum and parks, so that you can move in the area with a kind of invisible guide, which will help you to appreciate the best aspect of Valdera.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

4 Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful and fantastic holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family stayed in the Camino after a wonderful stay at Francesca's BB. The accomodation was wonderful and ideally located for travelling around the area. We made the most of the good sized pool and lovely garden on the days we wanted to just chill out. The time of year we were there we were able to pick figs and pears from the tree in the garden to eat. The facilities were more than sufficient and we made good use of the BBQ. Francesca the owner and Lara one of the very gracious members of staff looked after us well and were able to answer any questions we had. There are may vineyards and winery's to visit as well as lots of small little villages with local produce to buy. We had a wonderful meal at Palo's, (Francesca can direct you.). I would recommend this accomodation for anyone who wants a chill out holiday or as we did a combination of chilling and visiting Seina, Pisa, Florence, San Gimignano and many of the little villages and towns around Ghizzano .including Ghizzano itelf.

Thank you Francesca for a wonderful time.

Wanda and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

Summer 2009 will be the fifth consecutive year that we will spend two weeks at Il Monte, Ghizzano. We love the house and it is by popular vote of all five family members that we are returning yet again.

The house is spacious, elegant but simply furnished. There is a picturesque shaded outdoor eating area with fabulous views where we enjoy most meals. The pool is large and impeccably maintained with (again) great views of the surrounding countryside.

The area is populated by vineyards and olive groves and the house is on a hill top surveying these - the house is set away from the road and is blissfully quiet. The local village, Ghizzano, is walking distance and has an amazing bakery and an excellent general shop which sells most provisions. There are also weekly food markets in various of the local towns and villages. The wine produced by Tenuta di Ghizzano (the vineyard surround the house) is top quality and can be bought in the village.

Pisa, Florence, Volterra and many more sightseeing destinations are within easy reach although the charms of Il Monte have kept our sightseeing trips relatively limited.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

a wondrfull place unet the sun of tuscany

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado 9 inolvidables dias en esta maravillosa y típica casa toscana, rodeados de unas estupendas vistas y con todo tipo de comodidades.

Ha sido un placer el trato que nos ha dado Francesca, la propietaria en nuestra estancia allí, indicandonos cosas para ver, reservandonos sitios estupendos para comer, etc.

Realmente para volver.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

ferme typique de Toscane très agréablement aménagé

  • 4 of 5

Nous y avons passé 2 semaines de parfaites vacances, entre farniente et visites. Lieu très calme et reposant car isolé des grandes villes (voiture indispensable). Propriétaires et personnels très accueillant et sympatiques, nous avons apprécié leurs idées de sorties et leurs conseils judicieux.

Un grand merci pour ces vacances.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
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Location

From the Owner

In 1998 governement give some money to restore ancient houses so one by one we restore them . Today we have 4 houses: 1 luxury villa GORGO, 'VILLA GOROGO' 1 villa 'CASA GUARDIA' 1 beautifull really big house diveded in two apartments:' IL MONTE' and 'SANTA GIULIA', and 1 house diveded in two littele apartments : ' CAMINO' and 'SAN ROSPERO'

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pisa, Galileo Galilei at 47 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 1KM at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 47 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 20KM at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pontedera at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Pontedera at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : MARINA DI VECCHIANO, TIRRENIA at 47 Kilometres Car: necessary

A few minutes walking from the property you can find the village.

Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop.

Within a ten minute drive you can find Peccioli, where there are some excellent restaurants, reviewed on TripAdvisor, banks, supermarkets, a chemist and butchers. You are only 30 minutes by car to reach Volterra and San Gimignano, while it takes about an hour to reach the most well-known cultural cities such as Lucca, Siena, Florence and Pisa. As a local would say, you are within 'shooting distance' of every main historical attraction!

Wine and extra-virgin olive oil have always been produced here, since 1370, which you are invited to taste in our ancient historical cellar or in our beautiful Italian Style Garden.

Our farming method is completely organic; that’s why you can still find rich and diversified local vegetation and animals that make the environment even more perfect.

We look forward to welcoming you!

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

1) ANIMAL WATCHING:

Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer.

The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose.

You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food.

During the breeding season - July and August - females make a high whistle to attract males and males roar and flash their white rump. However males may also roar or make low grunting noises when alarmed. During the rut, bucks will spread out and females move between them. At this time of year one can see fallow deer ungrouped compared to the rest of the year when they try to stay together.

In early fall roe deer males mate and they chase the females.

You can see the roe deer primarily at dusk, they live in the woods and they may venture into grasslands and sparse forests. In June females usually give birth to two spotted fawns of opposite sexes.

It's up to you what time of the year you choose to meet them.

At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions.

We are willing to take you on a guided trip around the natural habitat and the fields that tells us about the peasants culture and the history of the little village. During thistrip, there will be an optional stop to taste the specialities cultivated on our farm and the surrounding area.

2) WINE AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL TASTING

We are willing to make you taste the exceptional wines that we produce and that we export all over the world. They have been highly rated from all the major wine magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Gambero Rosso.

The other traditional product of the family is the extravirgin organic olive oil, that you can taste with our wine.

The olive pressing is a cold and continuous cycle pressing within 24 hours from harvest ; we obtain a really fresh and flavoured oil.

3) MASSAGE

There is a nice and comfortable room dedicated exclusively to relaxing massage. It's usually recommended to enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and regenerating hour and also as a relief from various functional unbalances.

Other Activities of the area:

cooking lessons, multi-axis airplane,trikes, motor paragliding,horse riding,tennis,golf,cycling.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
25 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£505
for 2 nights
From
£210
£925
 
 
middle season
23 Dec 2016 - 9 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£444
for 2 nights
£1,345
 
 
Low Season
10 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
£925
 
 
Middle Season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£625
for 3 nights
£1,345
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,682
for 7 nights
£1,682
 
 
Middle Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£444
for 2 nights
£1,345
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
£925
 
 
Middle Season
23 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£444
for 2 nights
£1,345
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £252
Final cleaning £84

to confirm the reservation we need a deposit:
THE DEPOSIT: the 30% of the total rate, to give one month before your arrival. In case of last minute it will be the 50% of the total rate.
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE :
final cleaning
pets
washing machine : 5€ each
add bed
CAUTION MONEY:
CANCELLATIONS:
Up to three weeks before arrival, we ca

30% to book
The rest at your arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

CASA GUARDIA is really quiet,private garden private pool, the kintchen is open on the big garden, where I love pick up the cherrys directly from the tree in printemps, and the fig in autumn.Really confortable for a group , a big family, or two little family, ground floor two bedrooms and first floor othes two bedrooms. CAMINO is really romantic, perfect for a couple ; SAN PROSPERO is really practical and really illuminated, I 've lived there for a period, really nice for a little family, the garden is commun to both apartments, is really big and the pool is really qiuet and private. IL MONTE is really big and confortable i usually use to have dinner with my friends in the winter time, when I have no guests cause is really confortable and the kincken is really well equipped; SANTA GIULA is romantic and usefull for a family I like to stay in the little terrace and listen the birds singing. Both have a marvellous view from the swimming pool, during the clear days the view can arrive till the see, wonderfull!! The garden is really big one side can be a game park for children and the othe side a relaxing space for adults.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, spacious
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, spacious
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, spacious
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bidet
  • They are big and comfortable, shining, with panoramic view. inside you can find: the towels in terry cloth or cotton, white and coloured, and the soap.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, old style bedroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, old style bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, old style bedroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, old style bedroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, old style bedroom
  • They are all furnished with pieces of the end of the XIX Century, they have coloured walls, they are spacious, there is a stunning view from all the windows. All the lights are old style chandeliers. The light blue double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers (1mtrx0.5mtr), 1 wardrobe (1.80hx1mtrx0.5mtr), 2 night-tables, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. The yellow-orange double bedroom: 1 large double bed in iron work, 1chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-tables, 2 chairs. The green double bedroom with 2 twins bed, 2 armchairs, 1 wardrobe, 1 night-table between the 2 beds. The green double bedroom with 1 large double bed in iron work, 1 chest of drawers, 1 wardrobe, 2 night-table, 2 chairs. The yellow double bedroom: is upstairs with its 'en-suite’ bathroom, double bed & 1 single bed, all in iron work, 1 big circular table, 1 big wardrobe with drawers, 1 night-table, 2 chairs, 1 armchair. All the sheets are in cotton or flex & hand embroidered.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • Ghizzano, the little medieval village, reachable on foot from all of our farmhouses, has everything you may need: a bakery, a grocery store, a local club and an Italian clothes shop. EXTRA SERVICES 1)BREAKFAST : local ham and cheese, handmade cakes, fresh fuit,juice fruit , coffe tea milk chocolate ,soya milk, rice milk, breakfast for food intolerances 2)DINNER OR LUNCH food km 0, tipical tuscan food 3) ANIMAL WATCHING: Our purpose is to bring you closer to the wonders of nature and to our great variety of animals, such as deer and roe deer. The project 'Animal Watching' was created with this purpose. You will be guided through the woods In the quiet of the sunset and dawn. with binoculars we will observe the open space where deer and roe deer come out of the woods in search for food. At the end of this full immersion into the green, experts will be happy to answer your questions. 4)WINE AND EXTRAVIRGIN ORGANIC OLIV OIL TASTING IN THE ANCIENT CELLAR 5)RELAXING MASSAGE

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