This charming period farmhouse is a country family retreat, the perfect place to relax and unwind with the treasures of Florence on your doorstep.
The courtyard, terraces and loggia provide unparalleled outside living areas with stunning views.
Set on a beautiful peaceful hillside 18 km from Florence, the traditional farmhouse has been meticulously restored by its owners, retaining its original stone arches, beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. The well furnished and equipped main house is cool, with two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom, plus 3 bathrooms. There is a double sofa bed in the mezzanine tv room.
Oriental fabrics and pastel colours define the large, airy living areas, opening onto the terraces surrounding the house. The courtyard, pergola, terraces and loggia provide unparalleled outside living and dining areas with stunning views. Surrounded by pretty gardens and terraced grounds (6 hectares), the house has a lovely 12 m pool. Very comfortable and child-friendly, basic daily help included and cooking can be arranged as required.
Zugang für Gäste
The whole house.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I can help with any aspect of your stay. Just ask. After nearly 30 years in Italy I have a lot of contacts and local information that may be of help and interest.
Weitere wichtige Infos
On a hillside opposite the Medici villa at Artimino, the house is 20 minutes by car West of Florence, although you may decide that the easiest way to visit is by train (12 minutes from Lastra a Signa station to the centre of Florence). Siena, Lucca, Volterra, as well as the smaller Renaissance and medieval towns, are all within easy reach.
Besides tourism, an interesting part of any stay is the discovery of the highly regarded local wine, Carmignano, with the estates providing tours and tastings, (the owners can arrange visits to the best local estate).
There is excellent walking from the house as well as riding and tennis courts close by.
Essential groceries can be bought at the village shop, which is also the local bakery, 1km from the house. There are good local markets and a very good supermarket, even by Italian standards, in Lastra a Signa. The food market in Florence is certainly worth visiting. Guides and local information are available for guests at the house.
The drive up to the house is very steep!
The house is beautifully furnished and maintained so I expect it to be looked after.
Sono inglese e vivo a Firenze dal 1988. Ho 3 figli e oltre a loro e il lavoro, il mio principale interesse è la lettura. Mi piace anche moltissimo viaggiare, visitare mostre e andare a concerti. Posso essere invisibile come host come di aiuto nel pianificare il viaggio se vorrete - decidete voi.