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Guest house | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Stone House surrounded by green a few kilometers from Florence.
Thanks to an altitude of approximately 600 m. above sea level you can enjoy a climate never too hot, you can relax in the shade of an old chestnut maybe reading immersed in the silence of the countryside and enjoy the view of the mountains of the Apennines Tuscan. It is ideal also for those who prefer to visit the nearby towns of art museums and ancient churches. For those who choose the holiday as an opportunity to do sports can go horseback riding, playing golf, walking trails, fishing, windsurfing and sailing or take in the nearby Lake of Bilancino.
First floor apartment of approx. 70, which can accommodate up to 4 people with kitchen, living room TV, double bed and a loft with two beds, bathroom with shower
Tuscan style furniture to meet all needs of our guests and make it more pleasant vacation in Tuscany.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bilancino 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 30 km, Nearest railway: Florence 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Polcanto hamlet of Borgo San Lorenzo is located in a strategic position between Florence, city of art with enviable beauties from around the world and the Mugello land rich in scenery filled with nature and atmosphere.
The typical Tuscan cuisine is rich in simple and genuine tastes like bread, extra virgin olive oil, wine and venison
Borgo San Lorenzo
18 Km you will reach the historic centre of Florence.
Borgo San Lorenzo has public tennis courts, and a convenient train and bus service to Florence. Bicycles can be rented in Borgo, as well as horses for country trekking 20 minutes away in Barberino. Besides being a thriving agricultural community, the Mugello area is rich in cultural heritage. Giotto's and Fra Angelico's birthplace, Vicchio, is about 5 kilometres away with a delightful little museum.
Just an hour's drive you can reach the zone of Chianti, Siena, San Gimignano or Pisa and Lucca
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2 Jun 2014
"Vacanza con famiglia in un luogo incantevole"
La casa è situata in cima ad un colle da cui si gode di una vista a dir poco magnifica. Pace e tranquillità incredibili. Gli appartamenti sono spaziosi, pulitissimi. Cristina e Luca ti fanno sentire… More
28 Sep 2012
"Superb unspoilt Tuscany away from the crowds"
Once we found it (see below), this really was the most fantastic place to stay. It is so quiet and peaceful - no tourist honeypots around here, and yet we could drive to the outskirts of Florence in around 20 minutes (getting to the centre was another matter). Be aware though, that there is no air conditioning, and a car is essential. The accomodation was beautifully decorated, and the garden was delightful. The surrounding area is full of little tracks and footpaths to explore (not all on the map), with chestnut woods and hay fields to walk through rather than olive groves and vineyards. The nearby towns are not at all touristy, although they are worth a visit. The village of Polcanto has a little store, and a bar only.
The tricky bit was finding it, so here are some notes we took. Follow the instructions to Polcanto. Go up into the village, and opposite the shop/bar go steeply uphill out of the village. This road winds and climbs up, and after four kilometres (it feels like more), you begin to come out of the woods. At around this point, you will see a tall, square concrete building, which we thought was an electricity sub station. A few hundred yards after this, there is an unmarked gravel drive off to the right. It drops down left below the first house after about 100metres to I Castagni dei Medici Caterina. There is a sign on the gatepost. It would be wise to check that you have Cristinas' mobile number, and dont' rely on google maps or asking the locals - they certainly didn't work for us!
Anyway, have a great time, but don't tell too many of your friends, we want to keep it quiet!
29 Jul 2011
"Perfect vacation in Tuscany"
If you are looking for a peaceful vacation in an idyllic setting, this is the place for you. The grounds are beautiful and extremely well-maintained. The vistas and lush vegetation are breathtaking. T… More
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