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Beautiful Self Catering Apartments in farmhouse with Pool - Il Forno (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Nov-2016
Apartments in Figline Valdarno, Florence, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Location , Spectacular Views, 3kms from Lively Medieval Town of Figline Valdarno

4 beautiful apartments in farmhouse set on 14 acres of olive grove, each with private shaded verandas perfect for dining "al Fresco"(sleeps 16+2) boasts a large infinity pool with its lovely gardens ,positioned so that the wonderful view can be enjoyed in the sunshine from early morning to sunset also a large communal panoramic terrace. Superb private position above the medieval town of Figline Valdarno,

Details for holiday apartment Il Forno (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Il Forno (The Wood Oven).

This apartment was the original 'farmer’s' kitchen, the original wood oven is still present.

Ideal for a family of 4-5 persons (put up bed for child under 12 years).

Ground floor – dining/living area with kitchen, staircase leading to first floor.

First floor - two bedrooms and one shower room.

Double bedroom with four poster bed (space for an additional bed available).

Twin bedroom.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Enza is an Italian born midwife who returned to Florence from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s. Her husband Paolo is a Florentine photographer and together they live in one wing of the main house with their two children enjoying a traditional Italian family lifestyle.

During Summer Enza takes advantage of the home grown produce to create preserves and sauces and of course, in Autumn, everyone helps with producing Olive Oil from the groves surrounding their house.

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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

3 Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic !!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay ! Lovely location and hosts. Very clean beautiful large pool , hard to leave to go sight seeing. Highly recommend and would love to return !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay at I gelsi

  • 5 of 5

Super accommodation in lovely location. Everything we needed for our family to experience a very enjoyable few days near Florence. Appreciated helpful information provided by Enzo and Paulo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A fabulous place to stay with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a 6 night stay at Il Forno with our two daughters and had a great time. The apartment is one of four alongside the owner's property, set in a rural location in the hills. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and maintained and exceeded our expectations. There was an outside area with dining table and chairs and a couple of deckchairs for al fresco dining and relaxing. There is the use of a shared pool (again this was beautifully maintained) which offers fabulous views over the opposite hills and is a great place to relax. A welcome pack of bread, milk, jam, tea bags, butter and a bottle of wine was provided on arrival, saving an immediate dash to the local supermarket.The owners, Enza and Paolo, were very welcoming and went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable - they are also a wealth of information on the surrounding area being able to provide suggestions for visits. If you don't want to drive into Florence, there is a regular train service from the nearby town into Florence, taking around 25 minutes. The apartment is well located to take advantage of the many beautiful towns and villages Tuscany has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending this property, in fact we hope to be able to return ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

In 1998 Paolo and Enza Carlini fell in love with a large farmhouse set on 14 acres of land, in a beautiful position above the 13th century town of Figline Valdarno with stunning views of the Tuscan countryside. They slowly and carefully restored the house preserving the original character and charm, deciding to name the property after the numerous Mulberry trees that surround the house. The grounds offer privacy and plenty of opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the italian countryside with enjoyable walks through fields and wooded copse. However you are still only 10 minutes from the centre of Figline, and it's charming Piazza, modern amenities and frequent rail service to both Florence and Rome.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : firenze peretola , pisa or bologna at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : figline valdarno at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Piombino at 197 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Ugolini at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : figline valdarno at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : incisa at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : locanda casanuova at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : pistoia at 74 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Cookery course can be organized. By prior arrangement painting holiday for min 8 persons. Paolo, my husband, being a native and an experienced photographer can take you on a Photo safari!

Coast/Beach:

1hr 30 mins Versilglia. 2h Cinqueterre in Liguria.

Travel:

Distance from the airport to Figline Valdarno: Florence 48km. Pisa 130km, Rome 256km. Use of car recommended but many guests have stayed without.

Distances:

The house is located in a beautiful part of Tuscany bordering the famous Chianti area and just a few miles from the main highway from Milan to Rome. We are located in a central position making it a convenient base. Figline Valdarno (3km) Florence (25km), Siena (50km), Arezzo (54km), Volterra (98km), San Gimignano (75km), Castellina in Chianti (38km), Certaldo (65km) and many other beautiful medieval Tuscan villages. Roma, Arezzo and Florence frequent direct trains.

Further Details:

Supermarket 5 mins drive, offers many local produce, excellent meat and fresh fish. Lively working medieval walled town of Figline Valdarno just a 5 min drive offers weekly open markets, frequent weekend "fiesta's" organised by the locals. In Figline you will find all amenities, shops, boutiques, restaurant and bars, banks and pharmacies. 20 mins drive to nearest outlet " The Mall".

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£142
for 2 nights
From
£71
 
 
Rate 5
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£327
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
 
LOW
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£142
for 2 nights
From
£71
 
 
MID
11 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
 
 
HIGH
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£791
for 7 nights
From
£113
 
 
SEPTEMBER
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£385
for 4 nights
From
£96
 
 
WINTER
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£213
for 3 nights
From
£71
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£109
for 1 night
From
£109
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of 50% is payable at the time of booking. balance 30 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday but can be flexible. Bookings of minimum of 7 days prefered in high season. Check in 5pm. If guests arrive before and the apartment is not ready they are welcome to leave suitcases with us. Check out 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per apartment per night. We provide you with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, bread, milk, bottled water and a bottle of Tuscan wine to get you started and to welcome you to I Gelsi.
Discounts for long lets especially mid and low season.From the 1st may 2012 the Town of Figline Valdarno has imposed an accommodations tax,.
The tax for our property is euro 1.50 per person over 12 yrs, per night, to a maximum of 7 following nights, reduced 50% in mid/low season.
Extra bed €10 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Though peaceful and rural, I Gelsi is within easy reach of many of the Medieval towns and cities of Tuscany and makes a superb base for touring this wonderful region. I Gelsi boasts a large infinity pool which is positioned so that the wonderful view of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed in sunshine from early in the morning to sunset. A substantial brick built, rustic barbecue, located away from the apartments to prevent smoke nuisance, is available for everyone to use and perhaps try out "Bistecca alla Fiorentina".

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Master bedroom queensize four poster bed space for extra bed. Second bedroom twin.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Each apartment has a TV, wireless internet, are furnished and fully equipped, bedlinen and towels are provided and changed weekly. More frequently if requested. All kitchens have marble or tiled based work tops, fridge with small freezer, microwave and gas hob. Each shower room is tastefully furnished with marble flooring, toilet, bidet and spacious showers. All apartments have shaded private terraces, perfect for eating alfresco. Il Porcile (The original Pigsty) has been restored and transformed into a communal Laundry area available for all guests. We have full central heating. Air-conditioning is not required as the stone walls keep the apartments cool, however fans are provided. Outside: The guests have the use of the private swimming pool with sun loungers and chairs (pool area 14x7metres) The pool and its large surrounding garden is fenced, with a gate that cannot be opened by a small child. Gardens with herbs outside each apartment. The vast mature gardens consist of flowers, shrubs, a variety roses, herbs, lawns and pergolas. You can find secluded private places to read sit and contemplate, a picnic can be organised in the olive groves that surround the property. Games room with books,games, ping pong table,Paolo and I are in the process of organizing more play areas around the property.

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