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Bettina Röhrig

Member since: 1999
Speaks English, German, Italian

Charming, elegant chalet apartment with pool! Florence and Siena both 35 km away - Torre

1 Review
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Florence Area - Villa Della Torre

Apartments for 2+1 or 4+1; garden and pool with an amazing view!

Ville Della Torre is an immense historical estate. It is located on a hill, surrounded by nature, in the most coveted region of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. The beautiful apartments have charm and atmosphere, and were decorated carefully. In the romantic garden, in front of the house, lie green, tended lawns. Rosemary and lavender bushes surround the path to the pool. The pool has a stunning location, even from the water the view rises from beyond the hills of the Chianti region to the famous San Gimignano. Enjoy your holiday in this large villa. What you need is this fantastic view. You can walk to the closest restaurant. The closest city, Certaldo, has a railway station well connected to Florence and Siena. Please, ask for the link to our website for more information. Thank you very much!

The location of this hill is exceptional. From the garden, you can see the vineyards, the olive groves and above the large mountain ranges to the famous, San Gimignano towers. The valley has a scarce beauty. The old tower dates from 1000. The villa and annex buildings originate in the middle of the 18th century and were built in a time of great prosperity. It had the following details: enormous walls, high ceiling bedrooms, decorated wooden ceilings, and friezes and frescos in some of the living rooms.

Not too long ago, the house was used as a summer home by a family from Florence, and has now been transformed into diverse apartments for guests. Each room was designed in harmony with its former elegance, and at the same time, each offers modern comfort for guests. In this estate, privacy can be enjoyed. The apartments are distributed throughout a 900-m² space and each apartment has its own open-air space. The beautiful outdoor seating is in the large garden under the old oak tree, on the terrace or on the small patio at the rear of the villa. The lovely garden is located on the south side of the villa. Rosemary and lavender bushes surround the path to the pool. The ample and elegant pool has an excellent location, on a plateau with an English lawn, on top of the valley. Here, from the pool you can enjoy the charming landscape of the most beautiful valleys in Chianti. This is a fantastic panorama, maybe even unbeatable! The park and the pool feature romantic night lighting. It may sound exaggerated, but we want to say it: from here, you can feel the surface of the globe.

Villa Della Torre is an active agricultural estate; the farm cultivates the surrounding land. Guests can take long walks through the surrounding olive groves and vineyards, as well sample hotel products and purchase them. The estate organises free wine tastings in nearby wine cellars. The recently awarded wine, Super Toscano, and the extracted olive oil are excellent. There is a typical Tuscany restaurant just a short walking distance away (800 m), a small grocery shop, as well as the oldest church in the area. If you like to walk, you should bring a flashlight because the path to the restaurant is not illuminated. Near the villa, there is a great variety of small trattorias and speciality restaurants. Each night, you can try a different restaurant (we can offer you suggestions in this area). A grocery shop, butcher shop, pharmacy, post office, cashpoint, a nice place to eat breakfast, and a large supermarket are two kilometres away. All of the necessary shops and various restaurants are located in Certaldo, which is 7 km away (with a beautiful historic centre).

Villa Della Torre is an ideal starting point to explore Tuscany, located in the heart of Chianti, from which Florence and Siena are quickly reached. Both cities can be reached without a car because the Certaldo railway station is only 7 km away; there is not much traffic in the city centre nor is it difficult to find parking. You can park the car in Certaldo park (there is free parking behind the railway station) and take the railway towards Florence-Siena, whether it be north (direct railway to Florence, changing in Empoli) or south (Siena). During the week, trains pass regularly at intervals of approximately 1.5-2 hours. The train ride is 50 minutes. In Florence, the train stops at the main station, which is located in the city centre; it is a short route from the Santa Maria Novella railway station to the cathedral. In Siena, the railway station is about 3 km from the centre, and from there, you can take a bus that brings you uphill to the old town. The journey to the sea is approximately 1 hour. In a beautiful, illustrated book, a publication about this house appeared: Casa Italiana / Charming houses in Italy for sale, renovation, decoration, from Thomas Drexel, DVA Verlag, Stuttgart Munich 2003.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Torre, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

It features one bedroom with a high ceiling, shelving, a desk and a double bed (can be converted into a double bedroom), a kitchen with a small oven, and a bathroom (shower). Torre is located in the impressive medieval tower. The apartment is very well decorated with simple rural style antique furniture. The tower living room ceiling height gives a touch of classic atmosphere. Torre is located on the first floor of the villa. It boasts garden views. Please, ask for the link to our website for more information and pictures of the apartment. Thank you very much!
Bettina Röhrig (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Speaks English, German, Italian

About Bettina Röhrig

Please, ask for the link to our website for more information. Thank you very much!

Why Bettina Röhrig chose Florence Area

Various 18th-century villa apartments with a tower that dates from 1000. When renovating the apartments, the preservation of the individual and authentic character was achieved. It features excellent lodging in the countryside, and a perfect location for day tours, and visiting the centre of Tuscany.

What makes this apartment unique

The estate is located halfway between Florence and Siena (35 km). You can arrive at both cities without problems, even without a car, because the Certaldo railway station is only 7 km away. There is a typical Tuscany restaurant just a short walking distance away (800 m), a small grocery shop, as well as the oldest church in the area.

Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

Torre
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Romantisch!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Sommer 2009 hier und es war alles ganz traumhaft schön - herrliche Pflanzen, ein verträumtes Zuhause, ganz, ganz ruhig. Danke, Dodo.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Fiano
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Ugolino Golf Club, Florence
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Certaldo
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Tavarnelle
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Fiano
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Pisa

Please take the following into account: Google maps only provides an approximate location. There is a typical Tuscany restaurant just a short walking distance away (800 m), a small grocery shop, as well as the oldest church in the area. If you like to walk, you should bring a flashlight because the path to the restaurant is not illuminated. Near the villa, there is a great variety of small trattorias and speciality restaurants. Each night, you can try a different restaurant (we can offer you suggestions in this area). A grocery shop, butcher shop, pharmacy, post office, cashpoint, a nice place to eat breakfast, and a large supermarket are two kilometres away. All of the necessary shops and various restaurants are located in Certaldo, which is 7 km away (with a beautiful historic centre). Villa Della Torre is an ideal starting point to explore Tuscany, located in the heart of Chianti, from which Florence and Siena are quickly reached. Both cities can be reached without a car because the Certaldo railway station is only 7 km away; there is not much traffic in the city centre nor is it difficult to find parking. You can park the car in Certaldo Park (there is free parking behind the railway station) and take the train towards Florence-Siena, whether it be north (direct train to Florence, changing in Empoli) or south (Siena).

During the week, the trains pass regularly in intervals of approximately 1.5 - 2 hour. The train ride lasts 50 minutes. In Florence, the train stops at the main station, which is located in the city centre; it is a short route from the Santa Maria Novella railway station to the cathedral. In Siena, the railway station is about 3 km from the centre, and from there, you can take a bus that will bring you uphill to the historical centre. The journey to the sea is about 1 hour. Other activities: mountain biking, horseback riding (10 km), Ugolino Golf Club (40 km), and hot air balloon rides.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Certaldo, Val d'Elsa

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
29 May 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£768
for 7 nights
£768
 
 
Low season
25 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£666
for 7 nights
£666
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

Rent includes: bed, bath and kitchen linens, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, additional bed (in the Terrazza apartment), wine and oil tasting at the winery, pool cleaning service, visitor`s tax. Rent does not include: security deposit, heating, wood for fireplace, air conditioning, additional beds (in Le Volte, Cortile and Caminetto), final cleaning.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Florence Area in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • One bedroom with a double bed
Entertainment:
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Torre apartment is located in the 1000-year-old villa tower. All of the apartments are equipped with Wi-Fi internet connection, a kitchen with a small oven, refrigerator, water heater, toaster, coffee machine, hair dryer, mobile fans in the bedrooms, and a mini safe. A shared washer and ironer are located in the pool house. Satellite television and a telephone are located only in the villa lobby and are accessible to all guests. A large Grand Piano lies on the second floor living room. Each apartment has outdoor seating, and there is an elegant pool in the garden with amazing views, a barbecue and a car park on the same property.

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