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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 and Ethernet modem/router available, Internet is not metered, you'll have a full 8Mbit ADSL at your exclusive use.
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.
|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, four chairs and two wood deckchairs. It is just in front of the kitchen so it's perfect for dining outdoor. 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 stated in the prices table, while minimum stay is at your choice (you can rent a week and stay less). During High and Mid-season we rent on a weekly basis, you can book any nights multiple of seven, change over day remains Saturday. We are usually completely flexible during Low Season (November to March included).
Sometimes we can be flexible for last minute bookings. Just ask. :-)
Not suitable for children under 7 years old, except babies under one-and-half.
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 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.