Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
'Malavigione' is an authentic Tuscan stone farmhouse dating back to the seventeenth century located in an unspoilt region of Tuscany, between Florence and Arezzo. Entirely private on 50 acres, 740m above sea level, surrounded by centuries old chestnut trees, terraces with fruit and nut trees, olive grove, wildlife and rose gardens. The property also enjoys breathtaking views over the Arno valley with the Chianti mountain range in the background.
The interior of the house. The house has been fully restored and renovated in the traditional style, using antique tiles on the floors and roof and wooden beams for the ceilings. Wherever possible, environmentally friendly building materials have been used, including organic paint. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas range and electric oven, large refrigerator/freezer, coffee machine, toaster, kettle etc. Facilities: Fridge Freezer, Washing machine, Iron, Hair dryer, Central gas heating, Barbecue, Mosquito nets on windows.
Hot Tub available
Gas central heating is very expensive for country houses but this can be heated with a wood burning boiler , Wood for 1 week would cost about 15 euro. Gas central heating is available at cost.
This link takes you to our nearest neighbour, an agriturismo , which is about 300m below us:
http://www.odina.it/ (there are more photos)
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment and a seperate shower cubicle.
There is a second W.C.
|Further details outdoors|
There is plenty of seating for al fresco eating; table and chairs immediately outside the house and also a veranda behind the cottage (see photos ).
This link takes you to our nearest neighbour which is about 300m below us:
The Tuscany region
Arezzo is not to be missed an has a beautiful medieval centre.
Our property is in the border of Florence and Arezzo regions and is equidistant to both cities.
Although our address is Loro Ciuffenna, we are closer to Castelfranco di Sopra
Rich in history and medieval military architecture Loro Ciuffenna, near Arezzo, counts about 5000 inhabitants. In town you can visit Palazzo Venturi, the museum dedicated to local artist Venturino Venturi, or go to the nearby charming church of San Pietro a Gropina.
Loro Ciuffenna is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, thanks to the unique and peaceful landscapes. Loro Ciuffenna lies between the River Arno (towards Arezzo) and the hills that form that prelude the mountain of Pratomagno. All around the "Balze" (crags), superb natural formations of clay and sand up to a hundred meters high, which also characterize the area near the town of Castelfranco. The stone houses built overlooking the gorge of the river Ciuffenna, cobblestone, dark and winding streets, the old bridge, warn that the Middle Ages have left deep scars in Loro Ciuffenna.
Crossing the bridge of Loro Ciuffena, you will be in front of the Clock Gate (Porta dell'Orologio), leading to the heart of the urban core. Here's a main road, stretched from east to west and culminating with a second gate, where it is concentrated in the vitality of the town and from which you can reach all parts of Loro Ciuffenna. Among the buildings that is worth admiring is the church of Santa Maria Assunta, mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1275, that preserves a valuable golden background polyptych, which represents a Madonna and Saints, made early in the fifteenth century by Bicci di Lorenzo. In the area there are many churches, all of Romanesque origin but enriched, inside, with works dating from various periods, ranging from Gothic to Baroque.
Do not miss the church of St Maria in Faeto and St Biagio al Borro, but also the sanctuary of the Madonna of Humility (1604), with many seventeenth-century works of art. Anyway the churches built along the ancient Via Clodia are the true queens of the zone, precious witnesses of pilgrimages and inexhaustible devotion: the beautiful church of St Giustino, and the special St Peter in the village of Gropina, one of the most incredible churches of all Tuscany.
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8 Oct 2014
"Great place to stay."
Great place, especially when laying in the hot tub at night with a glass of wine watching the stars!Its a good 10 minute hill climb in a car to get to though, don't go in a car that is low to the… More
29 Sep 2014
"Absolutely lovely location BUT"
This is a gorgeous house in a beautiful wild garden. The garden is semi- wild which is right because there are there is a mixture of plants which have been planted and wild flowers which really add to… More
4 Aug 2014
"WONDERFUL LOCATION WITH STUNNING SCENERY"
It was such a delight to spend a week in this lovely old house, which is very comfortable and suited our needs. The grounds are wonderful; a fantastic garden to explore with different eating areas, a… More
8 Jul 2014
"A beautiful house in a beautiful location"
Staying at Malavigione, you can truly 'get away from it all', and the house had a traditional Tuscan feel to it. Up a flight of garden steps is the private swimming pool, and there's al… More
19 Jun 2014
Malavigione was the most perfect location for us. We felt relaxed and rested in the peace and beauty of this place. This home has everything you could need. Alex , the owner, made our first trip to I… More
22 Aug 2012
"a wonderful quiet and peaceful place. ideal to get the real toscany feeling"
the huge property offers lots of great views, flowers and fruit trees with lavender everywhere. children get fascinated all day long by discovering the nature and it's little animals. the old farm house is beautifully furnished and renovated. the view from the pool to the valley is amazing.
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