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Cosy Farmhouse in the Florentine hills

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Outdoor swimming pool

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Poggio agli Asini (Donkey Hill) is a rustic farmhouse located in the green hills of Tuscany, only 20 minutes by car (or by train) from the city of Florence.

The main activity is the cultivation of olive trees that give an excellent extra virgin olive oil, also used to dress the dishes of our regional cuisine.

The farmhouse is located in Fontisterni nearby Pelago, 3 km far from the railway station of S. Ellero with very frequent trains to Florence and Arezzo (every 30 minutes).

Fontisterni is a small village located on a ledge on the right bank of the river Vicano near Donnini, 235 m above sea level.

The farm is located on a hill from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Vallombrosa-Saltino, a pleasant holiday resort on the mountains, famous for its Benedictine Abbey and its beautiful forest reserve of silver fir and beech.Panoramic view of Secchieta Mountains (1500 asl). Fontisterni boasts the origin of the Tuscan branch of a nobile family become imperial in the XIX century : the Bonaparte family.

The farmhouse, of about 300 sqm with private garden and outdoor pool, can host from 2 up to 12 people and it is possible to rent the house for sole use.

4 bedrooms and one self-catering studio apartment, each named with the name of an Italian donkey breed to underline the interest for the species “donkeys” from which the farmhouse takes its name.

- The Amiatina room offers traditional furnishings, an enamelled brass double bed embellished with floral motifs, parquet flooring and windows with mosquito nets. Bathroom with walk-in shower (outside the room).

- The Pantesca-room is an air conditioned suite with parquet flooring, sofa and armchairs. The bathroom offers wooden and wrought iron fittings and a whirlpool tub .

- The Asinara room is an air conditioned double with a traditional style wardrobe and wooden bed. Bathroom ensuite with walk-in shower.

- Martina Franca is a studio flat which is completely open plan. It includes a double bed, kitchen, dining table for 4-6 people, and a bathroom which is accessible to guests with special needs.

- The Ragusana room has independent access, parquet flooring and Tuscan style furnishing, with an engraved wooden double bed and a traditional style wardrobe. Bathroom ensuite with walk-in shower.

The property has a large garden with tables and chairs for outdoor dining.

Available the outdoor swimming pool (open from June to September)

Available the free Wi-Fi connection.

Available the BBQ-set and pizza oven

Wine tasting with croutons and mixed Tuscan appetizer

We offer a wide list of Tuscan wines as well as our home.

Available the table tennis

Typical tuscan products on sale

Free parking

Among the sports to suggest :

Hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, golf.

Just 8 minutes by car you can reach the famous Outlet "The Mall" located in Leccio di Reggello, offering the best fashion brands at discounted prices.

A few hundred metres from the farm there is a spring from the Vicano di S. Ellero creek, ideal for bathing and swimming.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Firenze - Arno river 27 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Amerigo Vespucci Florence 54 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella Florence 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Tuscany region

The municipalities of Pelago and Rufina develop east of Florence, from 15 km from the city center. In this area has been traced and reported a dense network of hiking trails stretching for 195 km (realized with the support of the Union of Valdisieve and Valdarno town halls)

New paths allow to cross a country rich in historical settlements spread across a variety of environments that start from the valley of the Arno and Sieve, go from the hills covered with vineyards and olive groves to the woods of oak and chestnut Pomino and Pouches to climb up to Consuma forests.

Suitable for an average hiker, the trails are passable on horseback or mountain bike.

Other activities to recommend:

Hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, golf. Wine tastings. Go for chestnuts or mushrooms in Tosi (ca 4 km).

The nearest horse riding center is located about 4 km away.

Just 8 minutes by car you can reach the famous Outlet "The Mall" located in Leccio di Reggello, offering the best fashion brands at discounted prices.

A few hundred meters from the estate there is a pool of the river Vicano of Sant'Ellero where you can bathe and swim.

Pelago

The farmhouse is located in Fontisterni, 3 km far from the railway station of S. Ellero with very frequent trains to Florence and Arezzo (every 30 minutes).

The mountain of Vallombrosa is 9 km away and it is also near the Pratomagno.

Fontisterni is a small village located on a ledge on the right bank of the river Vicano near Donnini, 235 m above sea level.

You can reach it following the main road SS 69 Valdarno, and taking the asphalted deviation from S. Ellero railway station.

Long time ago, right next to the farmhouse, people were passing on the Cassia Vetus, an important road to the ancient Rome.

The farm is located on a hill from where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Vallombrosa-Saltino, a pleasant holiday resort on the mountains, famous for its Benedictine Abbey and its beautiful forest reserve of silver fir and beech.

A quiet small city where you can find everything you may need : restaurants (also for fresh fish on Friday), pizzerias, markets, wineries.

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