Apartments and Cottage in Reggello, Tuscany, Italy - Superb Location at foot of Pratomagno Mountains
Set in a small hamlet with spectacular views into the beautiful Pratomagno Mountains, the property includes an old stone house 'La Villetta', and a separate cottage 'La Capanna'. La Villetta may be used as 2 fully self-contained apartments, or as a single unit. Both buildings have recently been renovated so as to retain a traditional Tuscan character, and all 3 units have air conditioning and all necessary domestic facilities: fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc. There is a large garden with flowers, lawns, pergolas and BBQ’s. The property is near the country town of Reggello, about 35km south-east of Florence, in the direction of Arezzo (about 50km). This is classic rural Tuscany - old stone buildings and lines of cypress trees scattered amongst olive groves, and vineyards. The mountains offer superb scenic walks, and there is easy access by rail or motorway to Florence, Arezzo, Siena and beyond. The nearby village has excellent restaurants, bars and shops.
Details for holiday cottage La Capanna, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom
La Capanna was recently converted from an old agricultural building.
As with the main house all traditional Tuscan materials were used.
The living/dining room has a superb view into the mountains and has a large fully equipped kitchen area.
It also contains a good double sofa-bed.
The master bedroom has a large double bed and a second bedroom has 2 single beds.
The large bathroom contains a shower, WC, bidet and hand basin.
About the Owner
I'm Gwyn Pritchard, a professional composer (classical) and a professor of composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. My wife Claudia is a singer and singing teacher. We are currently in our sixties and getting younger every year!!
Italy is obviously a passion, which is why we bought our property there. However, we love travel, not only to our Italian retreat or for concerts of my music in various countries, but also (when time and circumstances permit) to India, the far east and other far-off corners of the globe.
Other passions we share include painting and sculpture, the theatre, good wine, 'cycling and above all each other people's company.
We have two adult daughters - one a composer like her father, the other an actress (who you may well have seen on the TV).
From the Owner
“We chose La Villetta when we were looking for a place near Florence where we had many friends and so visited the area often. When we saw the stunning setting of the property we had no doubt it was the place for us, especially as it is ideally located for easy access to everywhere we wanted to visit. When the neighbouring house, La Capanna, came on the market we bought it both to guarantee the continued privacy and tranquility of La Villetta and also to enjoy it's extensive garden.”
Activity and Interests
The sea is easy to reach by train or motorway e.g. Marina di Pisa or Viaréggio or Castiglioncello (120 to 150km) but the coast west of Florence can get very busy. We recommend a longer journey to Marina di Alberese (a nature reserve, so no shops etc.) just south of Grosseto (about 200km).
Nearest airports are: Florence 40km (very few flights), Pisa 127km (best option) or Bologna 141km. Car hire is recommended but not essential. For getting about locally there are 2 mountain bikes for the use of visitors.
The nearest village is Cascia at about 1km, and the small town of Reggello is 2km. Figline Valdarno (shopping, market and station) and Incisa (motorway) are both about 8km.
The local countryside is superb for walking. Other activities available locally include swimming, horse riding and fishing. There are plenty of shops close by for all basic necessities, including a modern supermarket, a chemist, banks and several restaurants. There is a local market on Saturdays. Excellent wines can be bought directly from local producers. For people interested in finding a real bargain in the world of ‘haute couture’ a nearby shopping centre called The Mall is home to the factory outlets of Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, and other top designer labels. Not far away there is a similar Prada outlet.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£50|
All prices are for 2 people per apartment in the main house or in the cottage. For all additional people there is a surcharge of £21 per person per week to cover the increased utility costs. Use of sheets and towels is charged at £8 per person per week. A payment of one third is payable at the time of booking, and the remaining amount should be paid 8 weeks before the first day of the booked period.
Changeover days are usually Saturday in peak season but are always negotiable when necessary.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds, but payments may in some cases be accepted in euros.
There is a 10% discount for all 2-week bookings, and also for 2 apartments for 1 week. Negotiable discounts are available for last-minute and long period bookings.
One third at the time of booking, the rest eight weeks before arrival.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
From the Owner
“We never cease to be amazed by the sheer beauty of the mountains behind the property, especially the ever-changing light on the trees, which we can enjoy whilst sitting or dining in the large garden. The mountains offer some of the best walking in Tuscany, but for anyone who wants less strenuous activity there are numerous artistic and architectural delights locally, or excellent restaurants serving delicious local fare. The wines and oils from this area are world renown.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Hob ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Music Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: A large garden shed, shared by both buildings, contains a freezer and washing machine. Both La Villetta and La Capanna have air conditioning and central heating. Each unit has a radio/CD player, a range of books for all ages (including some guide books), and a few games. A cleaning service is available, and a local cook will prepare a five course dinner including wine for 30 euros. All 3 units are 'No Smoking'. Guests may smoke in the garden. Outside: The extensive garden has trees, shrubs, lawns, flowering plants, herbs for cooking, BBQ’s, pergolas, sun loungers and plenty of places to sunbathe, sit in the shade or eat outdoors. Much of the garden is not overlooked by any other property.