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IL FOCOLARE Casale SanFrediano

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 66 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

I'l Foccolare is located in the grounds of the Casale San Frediano estate. It's set in a typical Tuscan landscape characterised by hills with olive trees and mediterranean Cipress trees. It is on the limits of the three provinces: Florence, Pisa and Siena.

San Gimignano is only few kilometres away. Casale San Frediano has a private swimming pool ( maximum depth 1,00 m, open from 01/05 to 30/09, or longer if weather permits), outside space, barbecue, Sat TV, and parking. There are many paths for walks by foot or for mountain-bikes. The area is enclosed by forest where it is possible to see a wealth of Tuscan wildlife (pheasants, hares, roes, wild boars, hawks, squirrels).

Casale San Frediano is accessed from an unmade road which has some pot holes and bumps. This makes it unsuitable for cars with low ground clearance, for example, sports cars.

IL FOCOLARE, is a very spacious apartment situated at the first floor with its own independent entrance. It comprises a kitchen with 4 ring hob, electric oven and fridge with freezer, log-fire, spacious living room, with TV sat and DVD player, double sofa bed; double bedroom, a single bedroom with 2 single beds and 2 bathrooms with showers. There is a washing machine and iron available for guests.

Outside is a gazebo furnished with table, chairs and barbecue for eating 'al fresco'.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marina di Cecina 66 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pisa / Firenze 65 km, Nearest railway: Castelfiorentino 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, 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, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A Cot and high chair is available on request, please tell us in advance.

Shared washing machine for use of the guests.

Each unit has an information folder with details of the house and the surrounding area.

The property is non-smoking, no pets allowed without consent of owner.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is surrounded by a wood solarium, with lounge chairs. Around the pool there are tables, chairs, a pergola with table, chairs and barbecue. Beyond the gardens there are olive groves and woodland .

Pool is only 1 metre deep (3 feet 3 inches) but is unsupervised and unfenced so not suitable for unaccompanied non swimmers or young children.

Further details

All Linen is provided .

Change of linen once a week

Bookings: Minimum stay 5 nights during low season, minimum 1 week during high

The Tuscany region

Tuscany is steeped in history with many beautiful towns and cities to visit. Nearby Florence (about an hour's drive or by rail from nearby Poggibonsi or Certaldo) is home to the world famous Uffizi museum, The Duomo and 'Ponte Vecchio' bridge. This former capital of Italy is packed with historic buildings and beautiful statues can be found in many of the open squares.

Historic Siena is home to the 'Palio' horse race every July and is less than an hours drive. You can stroll through the winding cobbled streets taking in the fabulous atmosphere this historic town has to offer. There are many designer shops, restaraunts and public gardens to enjoy.

The area is famous for its wines - amongst the best are Chianti and the DOCG 'Vernaccia di San Gimignano' white wine.

The Tuscan countryside is beautiful and the changing light has inspired painters over the ages. The climate is warm throughout the spring and autumn - summers are hotter but are tempered by cooling light breezes.

San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its famous stone towers look over the cobbled streets and paths that wind through the centre of this charming Tuscan town. There is ample parking and exploring the squares and gardens within the city walls reveals small shops selling local food specialities and wines. There are regular festivals and further information and photos can be found on the San Gimignano Official Website at; www.sangimignano.com

The medieval town of Volterra is equally close by. Sitting high on a hill overlooking Casale San Frediano, this charming Etruscan and medieval town was a film set for the recent hit 'New Moon' - the second of the Twighlight Trilogy. There are many beautiful shops selling local 'Alabaster' and the views towards the coast are simply breathtaking.

Montaione, in the historical centre Palazzo Pretorio, the panoramic view, the Roman cistern, S. Regolo Church. In the centre there is a gorgeous balcony for admiring the famous Tuscan hills!.

S. Vivaldo cloister. Dozens of little churches called "Italian Jerusalem" which represent a reproduction of jerusalem during Christ's life.

Certaldo. It's Giovanni Boccaccio's native town. In the oldtown, placed on a higher level than the new, you can visit the poet's home with the library where there are all the editions and all the translations of the "Decameron". In "Certaldo Alto" You can visit the Palazzo Pretorio with Benozzo's frescos. In July You can't miss "Mercantia" a theatre festival.

Vinci - Leonardo's native village. Here You can visit the "Leonardiano museum", in the beautiful castle of Conti Guidi, which represents one of the wider and original collections of engines and models of the inventive, technologist engineer Leonardo; and the house of the maestro in Anchiano and the "Leonardiana Library".(half a day about 35/40km.)

Montelupo, Fiorentino, Capital of ceramics and Terracotta.

Montespertoli. the city of wine. The week between the last Sunday of May and first of June there is a great wine festival. Here You can visit the Church of S. Andrea, the "pieve di S. Piero in Mercato" and the museum of Sacred Art; the Poppiano Castle (Conti Guicciardini), the Montegufoni Caste and the Sonnino Castle.

Colle Val d'Elsa, where Arnolfo di Cambio was born. The Village Colle Alta is a typical medieval village. Here you can admire the ruins of 12th -13th century fortifications. Very interesting to visit is Palazzo Campana, Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Pretorio with the Museo Archeologico Bandinelli and works of Arnolfo di Cambio. The Museo Archeologico collects archeological finds of a necropolis of Monteriggioni.

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5 Sep 2014

4/5

"Nice place to stay with minor trade offs"

We had a great time at this apartment since everything was very clean and all nessecary equipment was available. The pool was refreshing and we had a nice barbecue. Some minor improvement suggestions … More

Thank you for your review, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I was very disappointed to hear that you had unscheduled visits from the agency. They had been given clear instructions that any viewing of the property had to take place on Saturday mornings when guests had departed and the property was being prepared for new guests. This would avoid any intrusion to guests. The agency have clearly disregarded this instruction and I was not aware of it until you kindly pointed it out to me. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this caused and I will be contacting the agency regarding this. I recognise that the property is accessed by a fairly long gravel road. This is not uncommon in this area and unfortunately we are not allowed to use any other road surfacing material. The road is maintained annually but the gravel surface is bumpy in places. Overall though I noted that you had a great time and I am grateful that you have taken the time to write such a good review.
Best Wishes
Steve

3 Sep 2014

5/5

"un havre de paix"

Nous avons passe un agréable séjour . La maison est vraiment magnifique et très bien aménagée . Les paysages sont très jolis. L endroit est calme très reposant. La piscine est un grand plus pou… More

Merci pour votre avis, j'ai été très heureux d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre séjour et trouvé que l'appartement correspond à vos attentes. J'ai hâte de vous accueillir à nouveau dans l'avenir.
Cordialement
Steve

21 Jul 2013

5/5

"Beautiful peaceful property"

Il Focolare was fantastic. The apartment had everything and more that we could have wanted. The property has stunning views from every window. It was very hot whilst we were there and having the po… More

24 Jun 2013

4/5

"Very attractive and peaceful place to stay - but close enough to all the main towns."

Quite spacious, a good place to relax at. Situated in a hollow, so don't expect great views. Would definitely return.… More

8 Mar 2013

5/5

"Absolutely perfect"

I have stayed in San Gim previously and so knew how beautiful the area is. I was certainly not disappointed with Il Focolare; the location is beautiful, as it is set within a small olive grove, which … More

Thank you for your kind comments about your stay in I'l Focolare. We have invested in refurbishing the house this year to make it ready for welcoming guests. I'm pleased to hear that you had such a good stay upon your return to the area and that you were happy with our customer service. I hope to welcome you again soon.

Best wishes

Steve

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Calendar last updated:23 Nov 2014

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