Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The holiday house is located 300 metres from San Casciano in Val di Pesa centre. Facing the open country from a dominant position, it offers the comforts of a town life and the beauty of the Chianti landscape opening on hills with vineyards and olive trees. There are no building in front and down the hill, while the house back faces our car park and other village buildings.
The holiday house is an old detached building restored in 2006 and is finely furnished in Tuscan country style.
The house is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy the village life and move away (even without a car) to visit Florence, Siena and other tourist places. There is a frequent, cheap and fast coach service to and from Florence historic centre that is just 16km away. Coach service connects San Casciano also to Siena and other Chianti country villages.
The house is not isolated in the country but at few steps from the village centre, so you can enjoy city life, go shopping or go to restaurants without using a car, there are several good restaurants and groceries within easy walking distance.
In front of the house, just outside the kitchen, there is a terrace with a 4 seats table under a gazebo where you can have your breakfasts or relax facing the sunset.
The rented house has got its own broadband Internet access, it is unmetered and it is included into rental price, an Ethernet & Wi-Fi b/g/n router is present. The wireless connection covers all the house and part of the garden, you can easily turn it off with a button.
Two parking spaces are at your disposal in the car park inside the property, few meters on the back of the house.
We live in a farmer's house 15 metres beside the rented vacation home and we are at your disposal for any information and travel tip. We are able to speak English and French. Inside the house you will find some travel books and magazines in English about Tuscany and Florence.
For more detailed information please send us a message and we will give you the address of our web site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Livorno 83 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 31 km, Nearest railway: Florence's Firenze Santa Maria Novella 18 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Two bathrooms with showers, one at ground floor, one at first floor.
Two bedrooms: the main one with double bed, wardrobe and a chest of drawers; the other with two desks, a wardrobe and stairs leading to a sleeping loft with two twin beds (can be joined on request).
The kitchen is fully equipped for long stays, we had guests staying for several months. Bed linens and towels are included and changed weekly.
In March 2009 we have installed an air conditioning system in both the bedrooms. Wi-Fi b/g/n modem/router available since April 2012.
The two floors have a separate modern heating system that stops when it reaches the desired temperature, so you'll just heat what you need.
We have our own website with more house and village details and photos. Please contact us and we will send you the address or just look for it in search engines (Il Visciolo Florence). We will neither use your e-mail address for unsolicited messages nor give it to others.
|Further details outdoors|
A private car park, inside the property, has two parking spaces at your disposal. In front of the house there is a terrace with a gazebo, a table, 4 chairs and 2 wood deckchairs. A stone barbecue is just outside the kitchen.
The garden is on a hill with many olive trees (from which we produce extra virgin oil), is not fenced and is shared with the owners' farmhouse.
Garden is shared with the owners of the house. Owners live in a villa on same property, English spoken.
Change over day is Saturday except for low season and last minute rentals. Minimum booking is 4 days during low season, 6 days in middle season, 7 days during high season (refer to price list for details). Minimum stay at your choice (you can pay a week and stay less).
Not suitable for children under 7 years old, except babies under 1 and half.
The Tuscany region
Visitors to Tuscany come for many reasons. Many come in search of fine art, others to explore the extraordinary countryside. Gourmets and wine buffs descend on Tuscany to enjoy the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine. Walkers enjoy the mountain paths, cyclists the rolling hills, summer vacationers the sea coast and islands. Students come to learn the beautiful Italian language and culture.
There are many things to be seen and done in Tuscany, the main difficulty is to choose where to start from. Certainly most should start with Florence, then continue on to Siena and Pisa. The roll call of città d'arte, cities of art, is daunting: Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano and Lucca are all striking.
From our house is easy to reach all those places because San Casciano is just 3 km from a dual carriageway that connects Siena to Florence and then to A1 motorway. You could visit the most attractive Tuscan cities and charming country villages while enjoying the village life.
San Casciano Val di Pesa
San Casciano in Val di Pesa is situated to the south of Florence, surrounded by the neighbouring Comuni (Municipalities) of Scandicci and Impruneta (to the north), Greve in Chianti (to the east), Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (to the south) and Montespertoli (to the west). In the past it was called "San Casciano a Decimo" because it stood on the tenth milestone of the Roman road from Florence.
San Casciano and Chianti offers a lot of tourist attractions during the whole year, like food festivals, local markets and art exhibitions. Every Monday there is a market in the main village's square. The village has got many shops, a big COOP supermarket (750 metres from the house) and many good restaurants that our guests can reach in less than 5 minutes' walk. To reach the village centre you do not have to get a car as the house is just 350 metres far from it.
There is a public swimming pool, recently opened, at less than 2 Km from the property (called Piscina del Chianti).
Reaching Florence is very easy, the coach terminal is 650 metres from the house and the trip lasts 30 minutes ending in the centre of Florence, opposite the railway station and 500 metres from the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo). To reach Siena by bus you will have to change in Poggibonsi.
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26 Dec 2013
"We miss it already!"
A gorgeous home situated on an olive grove and overlooking a breathtaking view of the rolling Tuscan countryside. All of this and within easy walking distance of many wonderful restaurants and one gre… More
26 Dec 2013
"Simply wonderful property in ideal location!"
I spent two weeks at Il Visciolo in late August / early September 2013, together with my wife and our 22-year-old son. We struck it lucky in every possible way! Il Visciolo is a simply wonderful old p… More
24 Dec 2013
A warm welcome by the owners. The house was clean, tidy and spacious. At walking distance to the centre of the charming town. Good secure parking facility. Firenze can be visited by local bus transpor… More
22 Dec 2013
We spent a week in October 2013 at Il Visciolo enjoying the wonderful hospitality of Flora and Alessandro. The villa is exactly as it is portrayed on the Villa's website. Fully self contained, sp… More
1 Aug 2013
"Best choice made whilst on a 3 month European trip!!"
Absolutely thrilled with our choice to stay here!! We have stayed in many 'well recommended' places, only to find the descriptions such as walking distance, amenities, helpfulness of hosts t… More
27 Jul 2013
"IDEAL SELF CONTAINED HOUSE FOR YOUR TUSCANY HOLIDAY"
Great location in quiet village, away from tourist route, but only a 2 euro bus fare and 35 minute trip into Florence. Wonderful hosts who live nearby who assisted with any information or help if and… More
Thank you very much for your appreciation. Regarding water, after your departure we noticed that the water heater in the bathroom had the control knob set to the minimum, that is why you experienced a less hot water. You just had to rotate the control knob to increase the temperature on your needs. We agree that the TV is not among the big ones, being a screen size 21" with a 4:3 aspect ratio. But we think that a bigger one would not fit with the rural style of the house.
23 Dec 2012
"Excellent accommodation, location & professional friendly booking"
A superb property reconstructed by the owners Flora and Alessandro with loving attention to detail and use of original materials, .We loved this villa, and plan to return as soon as we can. Everything… More
13 Nov 2012
"I cannot think of any place I would rather stay for another week in Tuscany!"
The house comfortable, well furnished, has a wonderful view and a restful ambiance. Flora is a charming 'hostess'. The location is convenient to some of the most beautiful countyside one ca… More
6 Sep 2012
"Villa and location perfect for our needs."
We were looking for accommodation that had a peaceful outlook but easy access to amenities and travel - this was perfect! The house is extremely well equiped and comfortable and the view over the Tuscan countryside from the terrace is lovely. Flora is an excellent host who goes out of her way to ensure guests get the most from their holiday. San Casciano is a very pleasant little town where you can find good shops and restaurants within easy walking distance of the villa. The nearby Coop, deli and a shop sellIng fresh pasta were excellent! We did not want to drive and used buses to visit Florence, San Giminagno, and Siena with no problems at all. We had a fantastic holiday!
18 Jan 2012
"great location, lovely place"
travelled with husband, grown up son and sons girlfriend. easy to reach by flying to pisa then pick up hire car. straightforward drive. san casciano is lovely area. can walk into town from the house in the evenings and have a great meal at one of the lovely restaurants. the local coop is a short walk away so you can pick up meats, olives and cheeses and have lunch sat in the lovely garden patio area. views are amazing. owners friendly and helpful. easy to reach florence, pisa and surrounding areas. worth a visit to natural sulphur hot springs - bit of a drive away, but fantastic. take a picnic. would definately recommend a stay here and we will hopefully go again. only thing that would improve it for us would have been a hot tub in the garden and an extra sofa in lounge.
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