Castelfranco di Sopra: House
- 5 BDR
- 3 BR
- Sleeps 11
Villa Valentini, a charming 16th century farmhouse of about 250 sqm, is set in the foothills of the Pratomagno mountain range south-east of Florence and surrounded by acres of well maintained terraced olive groves.
It commands sweeping views over the Val d'Arno and a countryside dotted with farmhouses, villages and bell towers - a perfect area for long rambles.
The interior is comfortable in a rustic style, complete with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors with air-conditioned bedrooms.
A shaded pergola on a terrace below the house has been fitted with a large stone table, chairs and a barbeque for al fresco dining.
The outdoor pool, all-weather tennis court and a second pergola are set to one side of the house next to a barn, all with wonderful views.
Lower ground floor:
Large sitting room leading to a dining area with a fireplace and old stone walls and to a well-equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Microwave, Kettle, Mixer, Toaster. TV in front of the dining area.
1. Air conditioned double/ twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.
2. Air conditioned double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
Upper ground floor:
Large sitting room with an open fireplace, TV with DVD and books.
3. Air conditioned double bedroom.
4. Air conditioned bedroom with three single beds.
5. Air conditioned double/ twin bedroom with independent entrance/exit.
Common bathroom with shower.
Nice balcony with view over the garden between the bedroom nr 5 and the sitting room.
An informal garden set within 15 acres of private olive groves, fruit orchards and vines.
The big swimming pool is set about 10 mt from the villa, next to a little pool house with a changing room and shower.
The tennis court overlooks the pool - and the view and it is provided free.
Facilities at your disposal
Taxes, utilities and final cleaning included
Bed linen and towels provided.
Courtesy set provided.
Detergents (for washing machine and dishwasher) provided
Daily maid service (on demand)
Baby cot and high chair provided free
Hair dryers (3)
Wood oven / Built-in barbeque
Laundry room (washing machine / Iron and ironing board), behind the house.
Two non-satellite TVs, one with DVD
Central heating (extra charge)
Two working fireplaces
Free Wireless ADSL internet connection
Mobile telephone provided (extra charge for outgoing phone calls)
Dinner on demand (Private chef)
Midway between Florence and Arezzo as the crow flies, both about 45 minutes’ drive, amid typically Tuscan scenery.
A place where art blends with the gentle hills, the color of the olive groves and the shapes of the cliffs.
Close to Siena, Florence and Arezzo, a world of art, history and traditions.
-- The closest Train station is Figline Valdarno, only 30 minutes to reach Florence (frequent trips during the day). You can park your car free at the Figline station and proceed by train to reach the centre of Florence.
This location is an ideal point of departure to visit most of the local territory or to quickly reach the famous regional cities or Chianti territory like : Montevarchi (19 km), Rignano sull'Arno (21 km), Vallombrosa (22 km), Greve in Chianti (28 km), Florence (40 km), San Casciano in Val di Pesa (46 km), Arezzo (40 km), Siena (68 km), San Gimignano (82 km), San Miniato (80 km), Volterra (104 km), Castiglioncello (152 km).
A nice location where everything is at your fingertips : bar, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, dancing, night clubs, banks, jewellers, beauty centers, hair stylists, supermarkets, pharmacies.
Pian di Scò, 3km, offer a large selection of shops, bars and restaurants..