Casa Laura is an independent apartment in a restored farmhouse Agriturismo la Magione that is situated on an agricultural estate on a hilltop at about 300 meters above sea level. It offers a wonderful panorama of the surrounding countryside with fields, olive groves, vineyards and woodlands. The gardens and the swimming pool are set inside the olive grove next to the farmhouse. The house is divided into three apartments, one of which is rented year round and the other occupied by the owner and his wife and daughter.
Our apartment has its own totally independent access and it has a private and furnished garden area with large umbrellas and other amenities. There is an equipped playground for children near the pool, and in order to ensure their safety, the pool and playground are accessed from a small gate and are fenced in. The 11 x 13 meter pool is shared with the owner.
The typical Tuscan town of Quercegrossa is only 2 kms away with all facilities, shops and restaurants. The position is ideal for those who want to visit the historical locations and cities of Tuscany, with Florence at 56 kms, Siena at 6 kms, and Lucca and Pisa at 140 kms. San Gimignano and Monteriggioni are close by and Volterra is a 30 minute drive from Quercegrossa. The hamlet of Badesse is also at 4 kms and it too offers, bar, restaurant, and pizza place.
Private entrance to the apartment is into the open plan living/dining room with one wall occupied by the modern kitchen which is fully equipped with gas range, electric oven, fridge with freezer, washing machine, American Coffee machine and tea kettle. To one side of the kitchen is the living/dining room with comfortable seating and sofa.
Through the kitchen is a short hallway with three doors. At the end of the hall is the door to the double bedroom with antique wardrobe and matching wrought iron double bed. To the left in the hall is the door to the twin bedded room, and across the hall is the door to the complete bathroom with shower stall.
As the apartment develops entirely on the ground floor, it is suitable for people in wheelchairs. There is Satellite TV, DVD player and WI-FI in the living area. A Mountain bike is available for guest use, and there is a baby cot. The owner speaks English and is willing to assist guests with visits to the most famous wineries of the Chianti Classico Region and he can also provide directions and maps for hiking and trekking in the area.
The estate produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil that can be purchased there and the owners have recently started cultivating saffron and have planted a series of trees micotized with truffles. These productions will start in the next couple of years.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Follonica,Castiglione della Pescaia 100 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence, Pisa 80 km, Nearest railway: Sienna/Florence 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Tuscany is setted in the mid north Italy, is a perfect place that mix history, culture, nature and sports. The most important italian city are in this region: Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Volterra and hundreds of little medieval towns. The coast side is reach of wanderfull beaches and islands wich compose the "Arcipelago Toscano" and the mountain side the "Appenini" mountains are just few hours from here. This region is full of rivers and spa centre and due to the several presence of Valleys the weather is very temperate. You will discover in this place the heart of Italy.
The medieval walls of Monteriggioni. The castle is a typical example of a fortified village right in the heart of Tuscany a few km away from Siena, San Gimignano, Colle Val d'Elsa and Castellina in Chianti.
Chianti region is of course known the world over for its wine, so make sure to visit one of the many vineyards. The landscape is stunning, typically gently hilly covered in vineyards and olive groves. For those wanting a taste of the city, Florence and Sienna are nearby, or experience the rustic hamlets and villas.
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