Castelfranco di Sopra: House
- 5 BDR
- 3 BA
- Sleeps 11
avg €350 EUR/night
Villa Valentini, a charming well restored farmhouse of about 250 sqm dated back to the 16th century, is set in the foothills of the Pratomagno mountain range at south-east of Florence and surrounded by acres of well maintained olive groves.
It commands breathtaking views over the Valdarno and a countryside dotted with farmhouses, villages and bell towers - a perfect area for long walking.
The interior is comfortable in a rustic style, complete with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors and the elegant bedrooms, all air-conditioned.
A shaded pergola on a terrace below the house has been fitted with a large stone table, chairs and a barbeque for outdoor dining.
The outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court available all year round and a second pergola are located to one side of the house overlooking the amazing tuscan countryside.
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.
All the bedrooms are air conditioned.
1. Double/ twin room with en-suite bathroom with shower.
2. Double room with en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
Upper ground floor:
Large sitting room with an open fireplace, TV with DVD and books.
3. Double room.
4. Triple room with extra baby cot
5. Double/ twin room 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, available all year round, overlooking the pool and the view.
Midway between Florence and Arezzo as the crow flies, both about 45 minutes’ drive, amid typically Tuscan scenery.
Close to Siena, Florence and Arezzo, a world of art, history and traditions.
The closest Train station is Figline Valdarno, only 30 minutes away from 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.
Pian di Scò, 3km away, offers a large selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
A nice location where everything is at your fingertips : bar, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, dancing, night clubs, banks, jewellers, beauty centers, hair stylists, supermarkets, pharmacies.
Wonderful walking trails in the nearby Pratomagno hills and Casentino, and a short drive across the Valdarno brings you into the Chianti region.
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 : Reggello (9 km), Montevarchi (19 km), Rignano sull'Arno (21 km), Vallombrosa (22 km), Greve in Chianti (28 km), Florence (40 km), Arezzo (40 km), San Casciano in Val di Pesa (46 km), Siena (68 km), San Gimignano (82 km), San Miniato (80 km), Cortona (90 km), Volterra (104 km).
To the beach : Marina di Pisa (133 km), Castiglioncello (152 km).
ACTIVITIES TO SUGGEST :
Wine tasting (we are in the area well known as aretine Chianti)
Riding stables at San Giovenale, in Reggello away 20 minutes.
Stables / Farm TirNaNog in Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)
Paragliding and Hang Gliding in Reggello
18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, Grassina, about 30 minutes.
Shopping at The Mall Outlet or Valdichiana Outlet
Worth visiting the Abbey of Vallombrosa