Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This villa, which appears like something out of a children's fairytale, is situated in a rather strategic position, that is, within the golden triangle of Florence, Siena and Pisa.
In ancient times the villa and surrounding estate belonged to the Riccardi family, bankers of the Medici. The villa and estate are testament to centuries of Tuscan history.
While witness to the changing politics of the region over hundreds of years, the villa has always maintained the local respect for the land and provided work and shelter to countless generations.
The structure has been recently completely renovated and improved, both inside and out, with the construction of a beautiful new garden and swimming pool (12m x 7m,it is open from mid-April to early October) . Soft colors have been used to enhance the exterior and blend well with the surrounding grounds and woods; inside, the atmosphere is one of luxurious elegance, decorated using rich and refined colors and fabrics.
The villa is immersed in the greenery and peace that the Tuscan countryside is famous for. At the same time, it is close to the conveniences found in town. In fact, traveling down a beautiful tree-lined road, one arrives at the first village just a kilometer away, while at a distance of 5 km there is the small characteristic town of Palaia, with its narrow streets, small shops and beautiful view of the valley.
Decorative plants with brightly colored flowers have been used for the newly designed garden, where they brighten and liven the atmosphere.
The large heated pool and hydro-massage offer guests the possibility to enjoy swimming or a relaxing bath: at the edge of the pool, terraced landscaping provides for a lovely sundeck where one can take in the warm Tuscan sun and enjoy the lovely panorama.
The grounds are also host to an area equipped for outdoor dining with a barbeque, table and chairs – the perfect spot for a cheerful meal among family and friends.
The interior of the villa is characterized by a warm and welcoming atmosphere: drapes, dark wooden furniture, large comfortable beds and comfortable couches. All the furnishings have been chosen with care and taste, offering up a harmonious mix of traditional comfort and modern practicality.
The ceilings are original: on the ground floor we find vaulted ceilings in the area that was once the cellar, whereas the upper floors display sloping wooden ceilings.
The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with .modern appliances, a dishwasher and all the necessary items that a holiday chef might need to feel at home.
The bathrooms are showcases of modern design, with carefully selected fixtures that render them particularly pleasant and functional.
Closest shops and supermarket: Forcoli 1 km
Closest Tow: Pisa 40km
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Further details indoors|
Casolare is a house of 320sqm, fondly known as “the Hanzel and Gretel house”, was once a favourite country retreat for the Count of the Villa Saletta estate. The property is surrounded by woodland making it feel wonderfully private and secluded and yet it is only 1km from the nearest town.
Today the property has been lovingly restored and transformed into a luxurious but homely fully furnished villa. Sleeps maximum 6 people.
Main level - Ground Floor
Kitchen with breakfast bar, fully equipped with oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, freezer, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, fruit juicer, all tableware and cooking equipment.
Dining room opening onto a patio area, dining table seats 8 people.
Drawing room with open fireplace, flat screen satellite TV and DVD, ipod and Bose music system, computer with internet connection (with additional guest computer) and comfortable sofas and armchairs.
One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower only)
One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower only)
Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
In the bathrooms you will find hairdryers.
Upstairs - Firts Floor
Master bedroom and ensuite bathroom with large bath and shower
What is included in your rental price:
• Cleaning pre-arrival and post-departure • Meet and greet by local member of staff •Daily cleaning Monday to Friday: 1 hour per day • Complete change of all sheets and towels every Saturday (a full spare set of bathroom towels is provided each week) • Air conditioning (May to end of September) • Central heating (October to end of April) • All gas, electricity and water • Pool cleaning and maintenance (pool open from mid-April to early October) and garden maintenance twice weekly • Initial kitchen stock (includes estate-produced red wine, fruit juice, water, milk, bread, tea, coffee, butter, condiments and starter supply of detergents for washing machine and dishwasher) • 2 sets of tablecloths with napkins • Initial supply of complimentary bath products in all bathrooms • Pool towels for maximum number of guests • Cot with bedding and highchair (please request in advance) • Bathrobes, slippers and hairdryers all bedrooms • Free wifi internet connection (computer available upon request) • VOIP telephone – excessive use will be charged for Television with satellite connection (mainly news channels) and DVD player • Bose docking station for iPod (iPod available upon request) • A selection of books and DVDs are provided • Comprehensive information pack containing list of restaurants, places to visit, details about the house, etc. • Emergency contact 24/7
What is NOT included in your rental price:
• Security deposit 500 Euro
• Heated Pool €200 per week (MUST be requested at least one week prior to arrival – please note that pools cannot be covered at night so water temperature will not reach higher than an average of 26°C).
• Local tax Euro1/person/day
Check-in/Check-out (Saturday to Saturday)
• Check-in between 5-8pm
• Check-out before 10am
A Booking Fee of 30.00€ is to be added to the rental price.