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Villa La FAGIANAIA with Private Tuscan CHEF, Apartments and Bed&Breakfast

People20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Accomodations in 15th Century VILLA - Peaceful Quiet Location, Breathtaking view, sleeps 2-20

This is the perfect property for year round holidays, restful tuscan vacations or as a base for exploring Tuscany. La Fagianaia offers accomodation in 3 apartments with 2 bedrooms each, such as in 3 bedrooms with private bathroom and breakfast service. We provide meals and breakfast also in apartment accomodation, if you require ! Francesca is the most hospitable person and will bend over backwards to make your Italian vacation memorable. She is a master in the kitchen and will serve you the best food you have ever had. She also offers cooking lessons if you are interested in taking some of her flavours home to your kitchen. You can have a relaxing day by the pool or go exploring by the day, Lucca and Vinci are both within thirty minutes of La Fagianaia. You can also hop on the train and be in Florence in 45 minutes. It is also close to other popular destinations in Tuscany such as Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano.

More Details

Owner
francesca
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian, Serbian
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About francesca

Love gardening, horse riding and dogs. I am a professional cook

English spoken, graduated in San Francisco a long time ago.

I love the sun, warm temperature and Summer. Live in this lovely '500 century Tuscan villa in the country, with my husband, a lot of sun, peace and silence, away from all - we are happy.

francesca purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why francesca chose Buggiano

Relaxing sunny days, exploring Tuscany, Florence art, elegant Lucca, Pisa, Chianti and Montecarlo wine tours nearby, and of course.. F O O D ..Tuscan food with private Chef, if you wish !

What makes this farmhouse unique

Away from all... few minutes drive from the village, restaurant, bar and all facilities

Guestbook comments from the owner

Impressive location. Travelling is my life. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Review Submitted: February 16, 2010. Date of stay: September 2009.

Francesca and her husband are wonderful hosts. We arrived early and felt welcomed straight away. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and the surroundings maintained - they presented as advertised, the building has the feel of a farmhouse but the amenities are modern - we were two couples and had plenty of room and never felt like we were "roughing it". The views were breathtaking. Francesca offered (at booking time) to cook for us on our first evening and we accepted - one of our best decisions. The meal was exquisite, the atmosphere incredible - beautifully presented on their covered porch overlooking the valley with views of a church perched on a hillside and all lit up. We booked for another evening - this was quintessential Tuscany - Sorry for putting that much pressure on you Francesca.
Jul 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Buggiano in Province of Pistoia

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Pets are accepted previous confirmation of owner.
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: There is central heating (included in the rate). We also offer free washing machine facilities and wood to burn. WI-FI Internet for free. Two maid services provided for 1 week bookings. Outside: The shared swimming pool (12m x 4.5m) offers scenic views over Montecatini and the countryside. There are sunbeds and comfortable arm chairs. The garden is spacious and has patios with table and chairs and barbecues.

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Villa La FAGIANAIA with Private Tuscan CHEF, Apartments and Bed&Breakfast
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
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Fantastic Tuscan holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is really a fabulous find!!! I would go back in a heartbeat. It's perfectly positioned between Pisa and Florence and a 15 min drive to Lucca. As a family of 6 we spent 7 days here and it was wonderful. The villa is authentically Tuscan and is simply lovely!! Francesca and Leonardo really make this place though as they are so passionate about what they do. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. Francesca is a fantastic cook and I would certainly recommend eating at the Villa at least once!! Francesca managed to impress my super fussy family twice, and well the meal is excellent value for money. Try the home made wine, it's to die for!! They are equally as happy to provide you with recommendations of what restuarants to try in the area, we really couldn't fault their hospitality. The road up to the villa is steep and not for the nervous driver but please DO NOT let this put you off as you really will be missing out!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful mountain retreat - close to attractions

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of five in search of a genuine Tuscan experience - and that is precisely what we got. Francesca and Leonardo are fantastic hosts - when it came to leave it felt like we were leaving old friends behind. The five of us stayed in a two bed apartment (parents in one room, three daughters in another) facing the pool and vistas, which also had its own alfresco dining area. The rooms were lovingly furnished, clean and there was a big living area and kitchenette - which suited our needs perfectly. The real draw of this place is however not only its wonderful views and location (c.20 mins from Lucca, c.40 mins from Florence) but Francesca's cooking and personality and how she and Leonardo work together to make you feel so at home. We were on a loose B&B sort of arrangement (you won't need too much for lunch afterwards!) but chose to also take advantage of Francesca's undoubted culinary skills most evenings - often whiling the night away with other guests and copious amounts of Chianti and Leo's homemade Limón cello. If you simply want a place to relax, but also act as the perfect base for exploring this is it - and you have the advantage of not having to drive anywhere for dinner at night and simply slip from the dinner table into the pool or bed. The food and accommodation are both of high quality (Francesca provided a comprehensive menu from which we chose our evening meals for the night) - but do not expect the clinical lines of a boutique style hotel (e.g. some of the sunbeds have seen better days, the pool side could do with a TLC, and finding light switches and electrical sockets can be fun). Other reviewers have commented on the road leading up from Colle to the property and, while not long, it is narrow and steep in places, so if you don’t embrace that as part of the adventure, then you may be happier staying somewhere else. This holiday is all about you as a guest in what is effectively Francesca's and Leonardo's home - if that appeals to you, then you will not be disappointed - you will love the welcome you receive when you get there. We hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best retreat we have ever found ,easy access to Florence ,Lucca and many other delights .

As for the food well what can we say absolutely fabulous Francesca prepared two meals for us and we would recommend you sample her fantastic Italian cuisine some of the best food we have ever eaten already planning our return

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A welcoming, peaceful retreat in a beautiful part of Italy. The owners are lovely and do everything they can to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Francesca's cooking is amazing as is her personality - always smiling!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Zoo di Pistoia
Gambrinus Music Cafe
Grotta Giusti Resort, Golf & Spa
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Pisa and Florence
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Colle di Buggiano
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Monsummano Terme
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Borgo a Buggiano
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Montecatini Terme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Colle di Buggiano
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Viareggio
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Francesca offers cookery courses (ask for details and prices !)You can book for lunch or dinner, and also for Bed-n-Breakfast service!

Perfect for walking in the forest/paths

Travel:

Pisa airport is 45 minutes driving, Florence 40 minutes from here, very well served with train. Car is essential.

Distances:

Montecatini is 7 km from the villa, Lucca is 25 km (20 min driving). Closest beach (Vecchiano) is 40 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There are several restaurants nearby.

Monsummano Therms offers "Grotta Giusti" Natural Spa. Resort... thermal waters, specific therapeutic qualities, health and beauty Spa experience...

Also, Montecatini Terme Spas is 10 minutes drive.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Buggiano, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
30 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£105
for 1 night
From
£105
£701
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-high season
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay
£125
for 1 night
£877
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
£1,227
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-high season
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
£964
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£100
for 1 night
£701
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
29 Sep 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£75
for 1 night
£526
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Year's Eve
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£219
for 1 night
From
£219
 
 
Epifania
2 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£175
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£526
for 2 nights
From
£263
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

RATES NOTES :
Prices shown are meant per ONE apartment, example : "MAIALAIA" apartment with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 persons plus 2 single beds if required
APARTMENTS are 2
BED-and-BREAKFAST bedrooms are 3
For a total of 7 BEDROOMS


BOOKING NOTES :
Please ask us for apartment "Piccola Cozzile" it's not shown but it's available with 1 bedroom, please enquiry for detailed informations.


Changeover Day:
Renting apartment Saturday is preferred of exchanging day, but also we are very flexible. Renting bed-and-breakfast any day is accepted as exchanging day

Notes on prices:
Unit 1 are "Colle" and "Maialaia"
Colle has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Maialaia has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Unit not shown is "Cozzile"
Cozzile has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - sleeps 5, kitchinette, terrace

Accomodation "Clelia" has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, terrace
Also there is possibility to have apartment with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Please ask for rates and informations regarding these accommodations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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