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Cozy Farmhouse in the florentine hills

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

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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

The Farmhouse “Poggio agli asini” (Donkey Hill) is a farm offering overnight stay with half-board possibility, and is located in the green hills of Tuscany, only 20 minutes by car (or by train) from the city of Florence.

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).

The owners take personally and passionately care of cultivating the land of the farm, whose olive trees produce the excellent extra virgin olive oil used to dress the offered dishes.

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 ideal holiday for those who are looking for a piece of paradise in the countryside, a relaxing weekend based on tradition and typical Tuscan cuisine.

While walking or riding a mountain bike in the surrounding area you can easily see roe deer, pheasants and other wild game.

The farmhouse can host from 2 up to 12 people and it is possible to rent the house for sole use or book some rooms with the bed and breakfast treatment!

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 “camera Amiatina” 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.The bathroom includes a walk-in shower.

Martina Franca is a single-room apartment 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.The bathroom includes walk-in shower.

The property has a large yard as well as beautiful common garden with tables and chairs for outdoor dining.

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

Available the free Wi-Fi connection.

Available the breakfast on demand

Available the BBQ-set

On request we can prepare brunch or full dinners

We offer a wide selection of wines from Tuscany in addition to our house wine.

Available the table tennis

Typical tuscan products on sale

Free parking

The owner Benedetta registered to Shiatsu Operators Professional Association with twenty years of experience, will offer a welcome shiatsu treatment to all guests asking for it.

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

About this location

The Tuscany region

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).

In twenty minutes by car you can easily reach Florence south area and in less than half an hour you will be in the heart of the famous city of art.

You can spend your time in the common rooms planning your visits and tours, or just relax in the sun by the large swimming pool surrounded by the greenery of our olive groves, admiring the view of the wonderful mountains of Vallombrosa and Secchieta (1500 m asl).

While walking or riding a mountain bike in the surrounding area you can easily see roe deer, pheasants and other wild game. Two pairs of buzzards nest just close to the farm.

A few hundred meters from the farm there is a natural pool of rare beauty, in the river Vicano of S. Ellero, where you can bath and even swim: there the salmonids reproduce and you may see fresh water crabs and shrimps, or be flown over by the beautiful blue dragonflies.

Among the sports to suggest:

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

Pelago

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.

Among the organized activities to suggest :

Bike-& vespa tours

Wine tours

Wine tasting tours

Various types of organized trips to Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, San Galgano , Assisi and Cortona

We can reserve for you your favorite florentine Museum, to avoid the line

Going for shopping : Shoppers will be able to visit the outlets signed in the area. The Mall is the most famous shopping center nearby and you will find famous brands; Fashion Valley; Fashion Groove

For those who want to move by car, the area is full of hidden treasures of artistic and historical significance, as well as natural beauty. We will be glad to guide you through the history of our territory

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19 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic views from the pool and house, plenty of space"

Lovely away from it all converted farmhouse with nice amount of space, great bedrooms and lovely outside space and pool with amazing views across the hills. Great for a large group. Tricky to find but… More

Dear Guest,
we really appreciate you had a nice and comfortable stay at our property. We struggle to offer a good holiday and provide everything we think you may need.
Thanks for your feedback, we will improve for sure the driving directions to our farm.
Luisa - Back Office

25 Jul 2014

5/5

"Hidden gem, with a truly unbelievable view."

We are three young couples (4 of which are doctors) - who couldn't have wished for a more perfect tuscan retreat. Huge beautifully decorated tuscan farmhouse in a picturesque setting.Could easily… More

Dear guest,
we are really pleased you had a comfortable stay at our property and that you appreciated our help.
We take care of our guests and struggle to let them feel as better as possible.
We hope to welcome you in the future and to offer you a personalized treatment as special guest. Thanks again
Luisa - Back office

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    • Spanish
    • German
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