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Fiesole Florence Countryside Farmhouse 3 Apartments With Large Shared Pool - INDEPENDENT APARTMENT

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Sep-2016
3 Farmhouses in Fiesole Nr. Florence City, Tuscany, Italy - Peaceful Rural Atmosphere Among Olive Groves With Panoramic Views On Fiesole And Florence

This beautiful 19th century country home, recently restored, is part of the “ Fattoria Il Leccio” lived and owned by the Passigli family for four generations. It sits on top of a hill overlooking the Valle del Mugnone, a gorgeous valley that offers panoramic views of gently slopping hills cultivated with well-tended olive groves as well as views of the town of Fiesole and the city of Florence. Giovanni Boccaccio in his 13th Century Decameron, locates some of his stories in this valley. The large shared pool, not visible from the house and surrounded by vegetation is salt treated. Personal transportation is advised. Private car service can be provided at additional cost. A few minutes away from the house there is the Fiesole/Caldine train station, with free parking, where the train reaches the Santa Maria Novella Central Station in Florence in 12 minutes. Caldine has also buses to Florence, a supermarket as well as post office and bank. It also has doctor and ambulance service. Please contact us for further details. FROM MAY 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH 20% DISCOUNT ON LISTED PRICES FOR ONLY 2 PEOPLE IN THE SAME BEDROOM

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Details for holiday farmhouse INDEPENDENT APARTMENT, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

In Tuscan countryside 15 minutes from Florence Independent Apartment finely restored and furnished on two levels. On the first floor there are 2 air conditioned double bedrooms (1 double bed and two singles), 1 smaller room/studio with a sofa bed and 2 bathrooms, both with shower, one of which with bathtub. Living, dining, kitchen and a WC with washing/drying machine are on the ground floor that opens on an exclusive garden. The access from the main road as well as the car park are independent. Washer drier in the apartment.Personal transportation is advised.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and our two children live on the property. My wife and I are professionals, she is a retired business administrator and I’m a Pianist and a Professor of Piano at the Conservatory of Ferrara. Our son and

daughter,as well as managing the farm, are both University students.

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Italian

1 Reviews

5
based on 1 holidaymaker reviews

Wiltshire
5

Superb hosts

  • 5 of 5

We booked this apartment last minute to use as a base for a visit to Florence and the surrounding area.

Even before we arrived our hosts were doing their best to make our stay as pleasant as possible by arranging a DVD player for us to use in the apartment even though it wasn't advertised as having one.

Nothing was too much trouble for Andrea, Lorenzo and their family. They made us extremely welcome and made sure everything was as you would expect it to be.

The farmhouse was in an excellent location about 1km from Caldine station which is just a short train ride from the central Florence railway station. This makes it a superb base for exploring Florence while at the same time having the peace of the countryside in the mornings and evenings.

The apartment was excellent, very clean and comfortable and Andrea was always attentive making sure that no problems disturbed our enjoyment of the holiday.

As other guests have mentioned Andrea is an exceptional musician and we were also lucky enough to hear him playing while we were at the property. Lorenzo too is a charming young man explaining his aspirations for the farm and giving us some of his own organic produce to sample during the stay.

Overall these apartments are run by a very welcoming and kind family. Their hospitality was a delight to experience and I wouldn't have the slightest hesitation in recommending them to others looking for a holiday in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I inherited this property. The vacation rentals help subsidize our Agricultural firm 'Fattoria Il Leccio' that produces top quality olive oil.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Amerigo Vespucci Firenze at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Caldine at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Livorno at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Ugolino at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fiesole Caldine at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Caldine Ristorante Mario at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Abetone at 80 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viareggio/Forte dei Marmi at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

In November share our olive harvest, as we pick the olives and bring them to the pressing with a taste of one of the best freshly squeezed olive oil in the world, on the traditional "Fettunta", the Tuscan toast with a light scent of garlic.

From November to March enjoy visiting the Renaissance Art in Florence in low season, with no crouds.

Also, from October to April attend the numerous cultural events in Florence, with special focus on the high level international chamber music series of Amici della Musica in Florence, created and organized by our family since the 1920's. Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday, and we can provide programs, reservations and tickets beforehand.

Coast/Beach:

Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi beach 90 minutes drive, 5 Terre 2 hours drive, Castiglion della Pescaia 2 hours drive.

Travel:

Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence 30 minutes drive.

Personal transportation recommended.

Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa 90 minutes drive, 1 hour train ride from Florence Central Station S.M.N.

Distances:

Caldine 5 minutes drive (12 minutes walk downhill and 20 minutes walk uphill)

Fiesole 10 minutes drive

Florence 15 minutes drive

Siena 90 minutes drive

San Gimignano 60 minutes drive

Pisa 90 minutes drive

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£135
£886
 
 
high
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£624
for 4 nights
From
£156
£1,055
 
 
low
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£886
 
 
medium
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£443
for 3 nights
From
£148
£970
 
 
high
10 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£780
for 5 nights
From
£156
£1,139
 
 
medium
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£443
for 3 nights
From
£148
£970
 
 
low
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£886
 
 
high
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£624
for 4 nights
From
£156
£1,097
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£152
£1,012
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% as downpayment for reservation. The rest of payment can be settled at arrival. If you cancel before 60 days from reservation you receive a 50% refund. If it's less than 60 days we keep the whole down payment. However, if we are able to rent the same period to somebody else, we are glad to refund the whole amount.FROM OCTOBER 15th TO MAY 15th 20% DISCOUNT ON LISTED PRICES FOR ONLY 2 PEOPLE IN THE SAME BEDROOM

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturdays, but other arrival/departure days are also accepted

Notes on prices:
Elegant Suite:900/1350 Euro/week
Independent Apartment:850/1250 Euro/week
Hayloft:1100 Euro/week
20% discount for only 2 people in same bedroom.
30% as downpayment for reservation. The rest can be settled at arrival. Cancellations before 60 days from reservation receive a 50% refund. Less than 60 days no refund. However, if we are able to rent the same period to somebody else, we are glad to refund whole amount.
2 Euro/day tax for each person over 8 years old for the first 10 days of stay

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Peaceful country stay overlooking one of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany and enjoying a refreshing swim in the pool after spending a morning or afternoon immersed in the beauty of the Renaissance that is found in Florence or other nearby towns like Siena, Pisa, Lucca and many more. As well as tasting one of the world’s top quality olive oils.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 110 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

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