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Charming Villa from ancient Farmhouse, with private Pool and Stunning views



Updated: 07-Jun-2016
Valpiana 35 km from Florance. 12 pers. Surrounded by Olives & Vines at a peaceful location (Londa Tuscany) by a national park

Valpiana, the largest house of our estate, was originally a farmhouse and it dates back to 1645. It has been recently renovated (2007) keeping its original structure. It lies on a plateau at 470 mt of altitude and is surrounded by a vineyard and olive grooves, enjoying stunning views on each side, in a very unspoiled environment. On the ground floor is the hall with its original stone floor, one bathroom, the kitchen with wood oven, the big living room with its spectacular, huge fire place and the large dining room. Upstairs are all the bedrooms, very spacious and lightful and two bathrooms modern and functional. All the rooms have their original wooden ceilings while the floors have partly been renovated, using the original material, Terracotta. Three of the sleeping rooms have double beds and it is possible two connect two singelbeds for having an extra double bed.

The house is surrounded by the very big and well cared, fenced garden provided with outside furniture, barbecue, swing and the pool (7 mt of diameter).

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Buongiorno, we are Tommaso and Nanette, we live in the barn nearby Valpiana and we take care of the Villa with its surroundings.

Valpiana was originally an old farmhouse, since 1645 in our family. In the past, even 24 people lived here and worked in the vineyard and in the fields around the house. A few years ago we transformed Valpiana into a holiday-house, saving the original Tuscan atmosphere, while offering all the essential comforts.

We are a friendly family with two children, olive groves, oil-milll, vineyard and small winery. We do everything in an organic way out of respect for the nature and the next generations. Tommaso is a wine and olive oil expert and Nanet is the one with green fingers. We both speak English.

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Speaks English, German, Italian, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

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June 2014

We had wonderfull days at Valpiana. We visit Borgo san Lorenzo, Florance and Rimini. We ate well, drank well and enjoying beautiful environment. Thank you for your warm welcome and making us feel at home.

Anna, Flipe, Henkka, Sari, baby Lulu, Amster, Fikka & Fay, Gracia & Tack.

from Brazil, Finland and Russia

2-9 June, 2014

When we arrived, this place appeared even more beautiful than we expected! It is was paradise and perfect place for our family to relaxe and forget about the normal working live. The kids espacially enjoyed the time playing in the open garden, bere feted in the grass. Thank you for the toys that were surplied, they appreciated.

The Valpiana wine has certainly been one of the highlights, we would've loved to bring back boxes with us. There are many, many beatiful and lovely thinks abouth thids place, but most importantly a HUGE THANK YOU, for making our stay the most amazing holiday.

We hope to come back again soon!

Family Michael, Malaysia

12-19 April, 2014

Our time @ Valpiana has been realy special, a time for friends from various places (England- America) to come together and enjoy this marvelous place, views and sunny garden, way up and down hill, and so much excellent home coming. We have been spoiled by the warm weather and almost each evening , BBQ, eating outside has been idyllic.

Inbetween some city trip, a dinner @ Il Collonello (5 minutes from here) highly rated! Many beautiful lasting memories created here. Thank you Nanette and Tommaso for making our stay so relaxing and welcoming here in Londa, we loved it!

Fam. Wymarks & friends and baby Eli.

June 21-28, 2014

We had a great time in Beautiful Valpiana. It was so nice to be here that we just sat in the garden, read books and the children swam and played outside.

Sun was shining almost every day, this vacation was PERFECT, thank you!

Fam. Vaisma & Friends from Finland

July 2013

We enjoyed a wonderfull 2 weeks vacation here. What a beatifull house and surroundings. We loved seeing all the different animals, the butteflies, salamanders & wild boors. Weather always good, enjoying the lovely huge garden, we swom a lot in the pool. We went to Poppi, Florance, Arezzo, waterfalls San Godenzo and local markets.

Definitly be back here!

Fam.Timmerman, Netherlands

"Here with family for my 40th Birthday celebration. For 6 months I had thought of nothing else, so was very worried that it might not live up to expectation - no need to worry !!

For two weeks it has been like living in a dream. Stunning surroundings, beautiful garden and pool and the house wraps its arms around you as soon as you walk through the doors." (Holly Migden, England)

"We have fallen in love with Valpiana! The house is just wonderful, the views spectacular and Londa is a delight. Wonderful house, tastefully restored in keeping with Tuscan traditions, it was a pleasure to stay here!" (Jo Randall, September)
Jan 2011
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8 Reviews

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Perfect family get away

  • 5 of 5

Valpiana is an amazing place to stay; the location is perfect for exploring Tuscany by car and train; it is easily accessibly from airports; and the setting is incredible. The farmhouse has everything you need to accommodate a large party (we were 9 getting together for a family celebration) and is clean and comfortable. You can easily explore the surrounding area or just stay at the villa and relax all week! Tommaso and Nanette were fantastic hosts, incredibly welcoming and kind. I would definitely recommend Valpiana, and will be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Our Italian home, sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Diary,

We all have our little dreams that hopefully become true some day! Our awesome little family, with little Aribellissima, lovely Annely and amazing Elario has fullfilled one of our biggest and bravest adventures in 2014!

Valpiana became our home on the very moment we arrived. A proper home goes hand in hand with laughter, happy feelings and good friends! Fortunately enough, we found lifelong happy friends from the neighbouring barn, to whom we hope to see again already on "saturday".

These two months in Valpiana were like a dream! We have written an unforgetable chapter to our memories... by seeing our little Aribellissima`s first 17 steps, by learning to love our neighbours (something new to estonians), by loading our "batteries" with vitamine-D, by running in the forest, by harvesting grapes, seeing nature and animals (especially the 3 musketeers, the dogs - Dorothy, Agatha and Luna). As well as by laughing and eating with Tommaso, Nanette, Gioconda and Casimiro... but mostly by being together as a family on an adventure!

It can not be put in words! You can feel the energy inside us and see it on our faces, as we walk here, back in Tallinn.. but in our hearts, still in Valpiana.


A., mini-A. and e.


  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Valpiana is truly relaxing even if there is nothing to do. All we did all day long was drinking wine, chill, had family quality time, picking cherries and strawberries, sitting by the pool, enjoying the cool weather, BBQ etc. The road to Valpiana was narrow and it was my first time driving on the left side of the car. Everything was opposite but after seeing Valpiana, it was all worth it. The town of Londa was really small but friendly people. I still very much prefer the people in Londa compared to Rome or Venice. People just say hi and smile at you by the streets while in Rome and Venice, we are just so used to getting the “No” treatment. It seemed that although language is a barrier, but the people in Londa still find ways to help you happily with smiley faces. Nanette and family were one of the most accommodating families we have met. Nanette teaches us about the herbs around the wonderful house and used them as well in our cooking. Almost everything around the house has a purpose-medication..food..spices…aroma…

Nanette kids were friendly too. It was a surprise that her lil girl could speak good English and she too taught us about herbs around the house.

My son and I were sick the moment we arrived Italy (probably due to change of weather) and Nanette gave us their cough syrups (really sorry didn't had the time to replace them!). I have to say that the only place I love staying during our 2 weeks stay in Italy was Valpiana. My folks and kids enjoyed the place. My kids were running around the place freely. I did not really enjoy Rome and venice. Probably because we keep on encountering unfriendly and rude people (not everyone!), got a ticket for doing right, very hot and crowd everywhere and probably almost ruined our holiday mood.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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I really recommend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Valpiana with our friend family. There was four adults and five children (age 14, 13, 9, 8, 6) of us. The house was really nice old stone house in between the wine yards. View was wonderful. It was great to wake up in the morning, open the windows and look at all the nice Tuscany hills and down to valley. Life was very peaceful all the time. Nanette and Tommaso is a brilliant couple with wonderful kids and kind dogs. Nanette and Tommaso helped us very kindly, if we needed any advices or whatever. We had so great time that we did not move quite much. Children swam and we brought good food ( for example great meat from the butler) from Londa village and had a good barbeque parties almost every night. Thank you for the relaxing vacation! I really recommed the place to everyone. (Only notice that the pool is 120 cm deep, so little children can´t swim there without adults.)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

For the first time, we decided to go on vacation, all the family at once, a big family of 11 (9 adults and two teenagers). The highlight of our trip was definitely where we had chosen to stay, the lovely house kept by Nanette and Tommaso.

The house is a real beauty with it's ancestral charm. We were worried that it would be cold inside, because both the walls and floors are made of stone, but it was never a problem. Every bed is provided with a most comfortable duvet. Plus there are a couple stoves in the house if it gets chilly. The living room's fireplace is very impressive. I have never seen anything like it. We had lots of fun playing card at night in front of the fire.

The two bathrooms are modern, very clean and functional, both with a shower, and one has a washing machine. We were pleased to find racks in the yard for our laundry.

Although the kitchen looks small, it was never a problem to be at least two people cooking together. It was equipped with everything we needed, including big cooking pots, which was perfect for a large group.

The garden is lovely. The large table was one of our favourite gathering spots. There are also four lounging chairs to relax in the sun. My favourite part was the herb garden. Nanette kindly gave us a tour so we could recognize each herb. There are lots, even laurel, which in Canada I had never even seen fresh!

As for the parking space, we had two vey large vans and the space was plentiful.

We had a stunning view of the surrounding mountains, and of course, of the vineyard. We found it very pleasant to have a walk around, either up through the to vineyard, or by the olive grove. Walking to the village is a good walk, very feasable, but the return can be harder since it's like climbing a mountain! Londa has grocery shops, pharmacy, bank...

We were the luckiest people on earth to get the chance to help with the harvest of the grapes; it was one of my dad's dream. It was a wonderful experience and we love that we got to share this with Nanette and Tommaso. They are honestly the kindest!

We also got to visit the family's Olive oil mill in Londa. It was a quite interesting tour and we had lots of fun!

A short drive away, we loved the Castle of Poppi. Another highlight is that you can take the train from Contea (10 min drive) straight to Florence, at walking distance of the Duomo.

I would highly recommend staying at Valpiana. Everybody loved it! We were so kindly welcomed and we would love to go back someday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Relaxing Tuscan Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to this lovely Tuscan Villa and we were not disappointed. The owners Tommaso and Nanette warmly welcomed us back with homemade jam and a bottle of their outstanding organic wine. Set in beautiful gardens and next to the vineyard Valpiana is a large traditional style old farmhouse which has been tastefully restored and decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped but I must say we chose to eat out every night . Londa the small town down the road has good restaurants that all offer reasonably priced menu's with great pasta and meat dishes . ( fabulous pizza's too ) Further down from Londa is Contea where it is easy to catch the train to Florence where there are further opportunities to dine out and visit outstanding museums and of course fantastic shops. However you may find it difficult to leave the beauty of Valpiana as we did and prefer to chill by the pool and take in the gorgeous views whilst sipping on a small glass of something!

I would recommend Valpiana to anyone who wants to have a true relaxing Tuscan experience. Here's hoping for another visit soon .

Jo & Bob

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

It's located in a central position between three beautiful regions from Tuscany, like Montagna Fiorentina, Casentino and Mugello, Florence is only 35 km away. The house and surrounding have a very relax atmosphere and is located in a peaceful green environment at the border of a National Park. Many of our guests fell in love with Valpiana and enjoied much the offered hospitality and the possibility to make a wine and olive oil tour and taste.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bologna 110km, Pisa 130km, Florance 55km at 55 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Londa at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Muggelo at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Contea-Londa at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Scarperia at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Il colonnello, da Fischio at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : In winter time, Campigna at 40 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

we can organize wine and olive oil tours .

We can offer as well professional WINE TASTINGS AT LOCATION Valpiana.

In high season we offer once a week for our guests a free visit to the traditional olive oil mill in Londa (english spoken)

You van visit aswell our wine-cellar.

When you have a celebration or special event during your holiday we can organize that, contact us for more information.

For some guests it may be reassurance that the hostess speaks, fluent Englisch, Dutch, Italian and sufficient German.


The Coast is 120 km away, 1.30 hour driving.


The nearest airports are: Florence at 35 km. and Pisa at 130 km or Bologna at 120km.


Londa 3,5 km

Florence 35 km

Lucca 115 km

Pisa 130 km

Arezzo 82 km

Siena 103 km

San Gimignano 85 km

Bologna 120 km

Further Details:

Londa, the nearest village has everything you need for daily life: a very good butcher for meat to barbecue, 3 small supermarkets, a bank, a post office, a pharmacy, a baker's, a greengrocer's , 3 restaurants and other retail shops. People are everywhere very friendly and welcoming. Barberino di Mugello race course is just 30 km away. The part of the Tuscany where Valpiana is situated, is famous for its Etruscan settlements and for its historical medieval towns and castles. There is always something interesting to see.

Things to do with children: 1) Visit Poppi's mediaeval castle ore zoo in the Casentino, eat in the restaurant in front of the castle. 2) go grocery shopping at" Il Forteto " between Dicomano and Vicchio if you want to taste the genuine food of the area like local cheeses, bread and meat. Let the children play in there playground and visit Forteto cow stables 3)Order a take-away pizza at Pizzeria Fischio in Londa or at resdtaurant Il Colonnello (1 km far) and eat in Valpiana lovely garden

4) Go fishing in Londa pretty lake an let the children play in the river before the lake. The river is very clean and picturesque.

5) take them to Florence by train from the nearest station Contea, an exciting not expensive experience (35 mins to Florence center.) Visit 'La Specola' in Florence, children love it and after that walk to the best icecream place near by ponte alle Grazzia njam njam.

What adults like to do: Lie in the sun in the sunny garden, by the pool. Barbecue and cook with the herbs from the herb garden. Drive to the nearest designers' outlets (famous Italian brands). Visit cities like Florence, Arezzo, Pisa, Lucca, Siena and San Giminiano and spend a day on the beach at Forte dei Marmi. Visiting an old monastery, an Italian opera, go to a Fiorentino football match, watch a motor race at the famous circuit from Barberino.

Nature Walking, Jogging & adventourous bike rides. Visit a Museum, local markets and use the fireplace, do WINE TASTINGS


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Wonderful June
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sunny summer
2 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Harvest Period
10 Sep 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter time
19 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter holidays
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £22
Refundable Damage Deposit £314
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:

Look for more information abouth the house, the environment, our ecological products (like wines, extra vergine olive oil, herbs) and many more pictures on our web-site. www.fattoriasanleolino.com

Changeover Day:
The change-over day is on saturday (outside the high season we can be more flexible)
Contact us to check out the possibilities.

Notes on prices:
Prices include: bed linen, shower towel set, gas to cook, water and final cleaning. Wifi = Free, water in the house drinkable.
Electricity, tourist tax (fire wood/pellets) are not included.
Damage deposit: € 350,- is requested at arrival.

DISCOUNT: 10% is applied on the 2nd week, 15% on the 3th and 25% for a month.

In consultation a small group/couple discount!

More info, pictures and bio products on our WEB SITE!

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From the Owner

Valpiana lies at the border of the National Park Casentino Forest. It's a green and peaceful little paradise. It's on the flat top of a hill, overlooking the charming vilage of Londa and its lake. The view is really beautiful everywhere you look. Valpiana is very sunny and for this reason it is a perfect spot for growing vines, olives, fruit trees and to enjoy a large beautiful garden with a pool you don't have to share! This big house is pitoresque and appreciated for its embracing atmosphere, privacy, pleasant coolness during warm days and childfriendliness. Its position is ideal to make day trips to the famous Tuscan towns and to enjoy Nature in a relaxed or sportive way. The host(ess) are happy to give you tips for your needs and trips! They can organize wine tastings, cookery,etc.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Disabled bathroom ,with special toilet, shower and basin
  • 3 Bathrooms with basin, toilet and shower. A washing machine is in one of the bathrooms there is a hairdryer..


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 1 double bed. Bedroom 2: 1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 toddler bed /cot Bedroom 3: 1 double bed. Bedroom 4: 2 single beds Bedroom 5: 2 single beds (can be connected into a double bed) bedroom 6: 1 single bed


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Valpiana is a typical very spacious Tuscan farmhouse on two floors. From the large entrance hall still boasting the original stone floor, you enter the kitchen, the sitting room and the dining room. A stone staircase leads upstairs to a beautiful airy room which gives access to the six bedrooms and the bathrooms. Valpiana offers parking space for at leas 3 cars. The beautifull garden is huge, private and very well mantained. There is a large green lawn, great diversity of plants, flowers, fruit trees and herbs for cooking. There are 2 outsite showers, one of these has sun heated hot water The pool is open from half May, until third week of September !!! Outside: Garden furniture like deck chairs, sun strecher, sun umbrella, barbecue and hammock are provided. The above ground private pool is diameter 7 mtrs wide and 120 cms deep and has been installed in a fenced area (with a lockable gate) of the large sunny private garden. Dogs are allowed on the property From the house Valpiana walks can be made in the surrounding beautiful nature. For water sports, like canoeing, sailing and surfing and watercycling we suggest a visit to the beautifull Lake Bilancino 30 km. far. Adventure visitors can also take a dip in one of the waterfalls, like the particular beautiful waterfall in San Godenzo. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A shower towelset of 3 towels and one set bedlinen a person is included in the rental price. Extra: Against expenses guests can get a change of bed linen during the holiday. Pool towels can be rented on request. Other: In the living room is also a wood burning stove. Armchairs and a sofa in front of the fireplace. The furniture also includes a wine-bookcase, writing table, sideboard with T.V and radio-CD. Valpiana is very well equipped for accommodating toddlers/babies

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