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Chateau-Country House "Torre Estate": Florence Metro and Chianti Region

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Built in the 1200s, Master Quarters 220 sq meters, 2 Suites, 4 hectares of parc

Florence Metropolitan Area Chateau - Country House "Torre Estate": Photos and Description

Really unique, beautiful estate (for security reasons, name will be disclosed upon completion of the reservation) the Tower itself was originally a watchtower dated to the medieval period, XIII Century, Florentine Republic, situated in a unique dominant and panoramic position, on the hills East-South East of Florence, in the Northern edge of the Chianti Region (denomination DOC Chianti Rufina), with a wide open view over the Florentine and Chianti hills, at only 15 km from downtown Florence, circa one kilometer from a nice village with stores, bank, post office and cafes and circa 5 kilometers from the train station (free parking) with frequent trains that take you downtown, to the very heart of Florence, in ~20 minutes for 3 EUR, 10 km from Highways to Rome, Milan, Venice and to the Mediterranean Sea.

The tower is at an elevation of 150 meters, ~450 ft. That, ventilation and 3 ft walls keep the living quarters at a comfortable temperature during the Summer!

The Estate original building (the Tower itself) and successive additions encompass ~420 sq meters of living space (~4200 sq ft) and ~4.5 hectares (~11 acres) of land: woodland, terraced olive trees, gardens, terraces, balconies, tenuous trails and yards.

Approximately 220 sq meters (~2200 sq ft) constitute the Master Quarters ("la Casa Padronale"). They have been renovated, are in great conditions, up to code and yet feature many characteristics of the traditional Tuscan architecture. They encompass the East and South additions and the ground floor of the Tower itself (refer to the Listing pictures). The other two areas, the Guest Quarters ("Il Fienile") and the Tower itself ("La Torre") are not rented, though exceptions may be agreed upon. HENCE, WE MAY EASILY ACCOMMODATE SIX, EIGHT+ GUESTS.

The Tower complex is reached from Via della Torre via a ~200 meters private dirt road in-bedded in Mediterranean vegetation. Yards, stone terraces, balconies, flowers as well as herbs gardens (you are welcome to both), fruit trees and 160 terraced mature olive trees complete the scenario. Approximately 4000 sq meters (~40,000 sq ft) of the land around the Tower complex are fenced. The front area of the Master Quarters themselves and the East Terraces, are independently fenced. The Guest Quarters ("il Fienile") on the West side of the Tower are further fenced and have their independent entrance, yard and terraces.

Presence of pets will be considered, let's discuss it - First priority is to maintain the habitable space itself free of allergens, particles and odors so as to give due consideration to travelers with allergies, etc.

In summary, so as to living space, the complex is articulated over three independent Quarters, the Master Quarters ("la Casa Padronale"), the Guest Quarters ("il Fienile") and the Tower itself ("la Torre"). This Listing refers to the Master Quarters (~220 square meters). For larger parties extra guests may be hosted in the Master Quarters themselves (by deploying sofa beds) or in the Guest Quarters ("il Fienile"), for an extra per-diem charge.

Master Quarters ("la Casa Padronale"): As we said, they encompass the entire ground floor of the Tower and South and East additions. They consist of two independent Suites (the Master Suite and the Guests Suite) each with a bathroom-en-suite. The Master Suite has independent entrances over the North and the East Terraces as well as an independent balcony. Living room and formal dining room with large panoramic windows and exits towards the South and West terraces, a fireplace, a really fully equipped kitchen, a day area with table chairs and a sofa, a greenhouse (with wet bar, table and chairs) and terraces on the East, South and West sides complete this rather unique layout.

For completeness of the record, a word about "il Fienile" and "La Torre" itself.

"il Fienile": Approximately 80 sq meters, on the ground floor of the West side addition, with an independent entrance, terrace and yard. Originally used by staff or guests, it consists of a lovely living/dining room area with fireplace and library, kitchen, bathroom and large lofted bedroom.

“la Torre": it is the third independent Quarter with independent entrance to the second floor of the tower structure itself through an exterior stairway. Over approximately 120 sq. meters, it comprises a monumental dining room with fireplace, kitchen, bedroom with bathroom-en-suite, plus a guests bathroom at the entry level (second floor of the Tower itself). On the second level (third floor of the Tower), there is an open space of ~50 square meters (~500 square feet) used as study, living room, bedroom or all of the above. From this level a stairway leads to the terrace of the Tower (fourth floor of the Tower), with absolutely astounding panoramic views of the Chianti-Florentine Hills.

(A final word of clarification. The property is listed with an Occupancy of 4 persons for the Master Quarters - there is in reality the option to host at least 4 extra persons, in the same party, for an extra fee. We furnish this service by deploying extra beds in the Master Quarters or by making available the Guest Quarters ("il Fienile"). We need to discuss this option as appropriate.)

There are three independent heating and hot water systems, i.e., three furnaces, with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) independent meters. Hence your gas consumption may be metered "by you" and billed at cost. This consumption is typically nominal/minimal for hot water heating and moderate for heating in the cooler winter months (we are talking about a Mediterranean winter season).

Water comes from two wells, fed by a spring water source within the property, up the hill, delivery powered by autoclave.

Mineral water is available free of charge 24/7 at a fountain in the Village - sparkling water at 0.15 EUR/liter !

Looking forward to share Torre Estate with you

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Miscellaneous Information Property and Area

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LOCATION

Property address is on GPS. Detailed directions wil be sent in a timely fashion. We are located ~25 km from Florence airport, ~15 km from Florence downtown, ~5 km from railway station and ~1 km from village, 10 km from Highway to Rome and Venice ~3 and ~2 hours driving respectively, Bilancino Lake less than 1 hour driving.

PARKING

Parking is outside the gate, on the private “rotunda” at the end of the private dirt road leading to and ending at the Tower.

INTERNET & TELEPHONE

Wi Fi, “Casa Alta", good download/upload speeds, may stream on your device. Download WhatsApp or Skype on your cell for free phone calls via VoIP (internet.)

Good cell signal reception of most US and European carriers

INTERCOM

Intercom at the gate, gate opener control in kitchen, though when I visit I leave the gate unlocked

TRANSPORTATION

To and from Florence - bus - approximately 40 minutes, three stops, a few EUR ticket, leaves from the Village square and arrives in Florence Beccaria

To and from Florence - taxi - approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic, 15 km, 25-30 EUR one way - various taxi companies, "taxi 4390" one of them - +39 055-4390 - check with company, site or phone, to book a ride

Florence to Village - Uber! - usual mode of contacting them, approximately 50 EUR black car, 15 km, ~30 minutes depending on traffic

To and from Florence - train - Railway station a few km from the Village - free parking - Frequent trains will leave you downtown Florence, Stazione di Santa Maria Novella -  20 to 30 minutes ride depending on train - 2-3 EUR fare - google Ferrovie dello Stato TreniItalia or call them for schedule/fares +39 89 20 21

WINERIES

We are on the Northern edge of the Chianti Region, “Chianti Rufina” DOC, - so wineries all around - and real Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil!

MAINTENANCE

Call us, 24/7, at the telephone numbers that will be furnished in the Welcome Package. The Property Management Team is ready for you!

RAINY (or at-home) DAYS

Enjoy the property, buy cheeses, real Tuscan cold-cuts and breads not to mention local Chianti wines in the Coop store in the village or in nearby wineries - then sit in the greenhouse or in the dining room to enjoy a stunning view of natural grandiosity - Or try the East and South terraces for a Tuscan (home-made?) terrace dinner. Let the experience reverberate inside you to catalyze peace of mind! 

FIREPLACE

Fireplace pictures are in the listing - there is a small trunk with firewood logs, near the fireplace in the Living Room, re-stocked by the groundskeeper, extra charge applies as per Listing.

GRILLING

small briquettes/firewood grill

GROCERIES

The "famous" Coop store in the nearby Village, ~1 km away - parking available - staples, groceries, Tuscan prosciutto and cheeses, dairy, breads, good selection of wines, mostly Chianti, liquors, etc. - friendly staff - Two butcher shops (I much prefer the one in the Square) and a bakery with delicious breads, croissants and various pizzas.

HIKING

hiking throughout the 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of property and beyond. Tenuous hiking trails.

KITCHEN

Fully equipped kitchen, 5 gas burners, oven, frig and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker (both range-top espresso and dripper), electric kettle, toaster, etc.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in the vicinity are numerous, all interesting, with excellent authentic Tuscan cuisine and extremely reasonably priced - not “touristy”, the real stuff - try their house wine or indulge by choosing a premium bottle of Chianti - a list of my preferred places will be sent to you

LAUNDRY

Washer is available, as well as clothes racks to dry the wash.

POOL

Olympic Swimming pool in Pontassieve

DETAILED, EXTENSIVE INFORMATION WILL BE E-MAILED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL - WE REMAIN AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTION YOU MIGHT HAVE

More Details

Owner
Gil
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Gil

I am a hard working professional, multicultural multilingual experienced traveler and sailor.

The profession and in general Life are full of challenges and tension. In my mind this property catalyzes peace and introspection, excellent karma if i may dare to say.

Gil purchased this chateau / country house in 2016

Why Gil chose Pontassieve

In a few words,

Florence with all its museums, churches, shopping, restaurants, services, attractions,

Chianti Region,

all major touristic attractions of Tuscany, e.g., Siena, Montepulciano, San Sepolcro,

charme, uniqueness, space, land, environment,

proximity to train/highway/air links.

More explicitly, the Estate represents the "best of both worlds", the beauty and peace of the Chianti hillsides and the metro/artistic/alive ambiance of Florence.

The property is 15 km from downtown Florence, in the Northern Hills of the Chianti Region with stunning views of the Tuscan hills and the Arno River Valley, hence wonderful evenings on one of the terraced spaces or balconies, sipping Chianti wine over cheeses, breads, prosciutto, salame, bresaola, etc., a myriad of items from the Tuscan culinary tradition, excellent crusty breads, all bought at the local Coop store, in the Village one kilometer away. Or in one of the many wineries of the Chianti region.

And another day or evening, a more metropolitan, "cultural", urban experience in Florence, downtown Florence a gunshot away, less than ~15 km, excellent train connection as well, railway station at 3 kilometers with free parking space. Visiting museums, shopping, a gourmet meal after an aperitif in world renowned bars and restaurants.

That much for location, a duality if you will, to pick and choose one of the faces of the properties depending on your mood and desire.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

A Chianti, Tuscan Hills experience at its fullest. Yet 15 km from Florence, 25 km from Florence Airport or 20 minutes train ride to downtown Florence. 3 hours drive to Rome, 2 hours drive to Bologna and to the Mediterranean Sea, 1 hour drive to Bilancino Lake.

A multi-faceted experience, or one only depending on your desire. A country-life experience in the Tuscan Hills, or a tranquil base for day trips to Florence and Chianti wineries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

llpack <******@gmail.com>

To gil 29 Sep at 1:52 PM



Good evening Gil,



Thank you for your note. We have had a wonderful day in Florence. Getting to know the area. Going to tour the Uffizi and a few cathedrals. We took the train and found our way back in the dark with no problems. Your chateau is beautiful, we love our accommodations. We are already not looking forward to leaving. Also when we got here Bruno & Mauro were wonderful .

Regards,

Janice & Lynn

Sent from my iPad
Oct 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Pontassieve in Metropolitan City of Florence

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - Easy to accommodate extra guests, ask Owner - Only toilet paper in toilets please. All other items in trash. House on septic system - Free WiFi
  • - Inside items, e.g., furniture, towels, appliances, keep inside please - Use appliances for their intended use. - Always use screen in fireplaces
  • - Do not leave fires unattended - Free mineral water fountain in the Village Square - Check in time to be agreed upon - House Manual emailed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Quarters Guest Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Master Quarters Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , independent exit to Master Suite balcony - original flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Quarters Guest Suite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , bathroom-en-suite setup, plenty of closet space
    Master Quarters Master Suite Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , also has a seating area, independent 2nd entrance, balcony
  • Both Suites in the Master Quarters ("Casa Padronale"), namely the Master Suite and the Guest Suite, have a bathroom-en-suite setup. The Master Suite has two extra independent entrances, one through a series of French doors ceiling-high, along an entire wall that open towards the Main (front, east) Terrace and Court Yard, with wood shutters on the inside, and the second one an entrance through its private balcony. The private balcony has stunning views of the Valley and the Chianti region and obviously access to the Front Terrace itself. Original Tuscan architecture. Comfortable spring mattresses in generous Queen beds, 100 % cotton linens and towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeper during stay: typically she is available for extra cleaning and extra change of linen & towels, feel free to make arrangements with her as you see it fit and pay her directly - or let me know and i will do it for you Home cooked meals: check for availability prior to booking Chauffeur/baby-sitting: check for availability prior to booking Tuscan Cooking classes: check for availability prior to booking "Bilancino" Lake 25 miles (38 km) away, easy to reach Town swimming pool in the town of Pontassieve, 6 miles (10 km) away, 50 meters pool, winter and summer Piscina di Pontassieve Rari Nantes Florentia Centro Natatorio Comunale Via di Rosano, 50065 Pontassieve (FI) +39 055 8314595 Catholic Church in the Village itself, 1 km from the Tower. The "Sinagoga and Museo Ebraico di Firenze" are an old and important representation of Jewish culture in Italy. Located near piazza Massimo d"Azeglio in downtown Florence, in via Farini 6.

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Fantastic experience in Toscana

  • 5 of 5

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we had a wonderful time, an unique experience at the Torre itself, surrounding Chianti wineries and the city of Florence.

Excellent restaurant a few miles away on the evening of the arrival date, after dinner, a visit to the Coop store, in the village a mile away or so, very nice boutique store with excellent tuscan products, chianti wines, etc.

The next day we spent the morining touring the chianti hills and then around noon time we took the train, a 20 minutes ride to downtown Florence.. Back in the evening for tuscan dinner cooked in the very well equipped Torre kitchen, gas burners, etc. We ate in the formal dining room, with exceptional views of the valley for miles and miles - then to the living room, fire place on and sipping grappa, italian version of schnapps,french marc, etc., from the coop. Hundreds of boooks in the libraries, perusing was nice.

The beds were very comfortable, each bedroom with its bath, we did not turn on the cenrtal heat, no real need for it

Check in was uneventful with very friendly property manager, Torre was impecably clean and everything was as presented in the listing,

the email interaction with the owner very pleasant as well and his document sent to us by email all encompassing and very useful for our entire trip in italy

we will be back, for alonger period of time!"

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Bellissimo! A Tuscan home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

This “castle” has a rustic elegance, and beautifully equipped kitchen and property! A secluded spot with gorgeous views from all the terraces; fresh herbs in the garden! Idyllic! The quaint village of Molino del Piano serves all needs. Train to Florence from Sieci is fast, frequent and cheap, but you must have a good car to reach the castle perch! Gil, our host, was helpful and welcoming, speaking English so fluently, and suggesting many excellent, authentic restaurants! Bravo!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute staying at the Torre Casalta. It was so much fun for us. The owner was wonderful in helping us with anything we needed 24/7 he was available. Beautiful setting and very comfortable. We can't say enough! Thanks Gil!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pleasure, Janice & Lynn!
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5

Wonderful place. I wish I could spend the rest of my life there!

  • 5 of 5

It was the most tranquil place I have been for a long time. Staying in a castle older than my country is amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dante should have been so lucky ...

  • 5 of 5

What an extraordinary little villa in the hills outside of Florence. We felt like royalty. The house is an exquisite labyrinth of large and small rooms, nooks and corners, balconies, patios, windows and doorways giving out at curious angles to breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. All's accustomed and ceremonious, well appointed, modern when it needs to be, but with all the atmosphere and taste of old Italy. The privacy is absolute. This is a kingdom unto itself. We'll be going back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff it was a pleasure to meet both you and Karen, so glad that my short stay at the Tower matched your's, looking forward to a repeat, perfect, magic match of dates so as to be able to see you again both, soon, til then happy sailing with starred skies, Gilberto
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Torre Casalta - perfect for our Tuscany Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented Torre Casalta for 17 days and used it as a base for our Tuscany Vacation. This is a perfect place if you like being away from cities, yet it is convenient to the train to Florence and places beyond. The torre had a well equipped kitchen, comfortable two bedrooms and two bathrooms and reliable wifi, a necessity for us. We loved the isolation and the ability to hike. We saw deer, pheasant, boar, multiple songbirds and many other animals. The property is surrounded by beautiful farms with vineyards and olive trees. Dinners on the stone patios and beautiful sunsets were lovely. We highly recommend this place and we are planning a return visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Firenze International Airport Amerigo Vespucci
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Village main square typical Italian Caffe'-Bar
Nearest Ferry
115 Kilometres
Mediterranean Sea, to Sardinia, Corsica, Elba
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Four 18-holes courses in a radius of 10 km
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Railway Station - 20 min train-ride to Florence
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Highways - to Rome Florence Bologna Venice & Milan
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Village square - many superb ones within 10 km
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Abetone, Tuscan Appenines Resort
Nearest Beach
115 Kilometres
Mediterranean Sea beaches, by highway
Car: necessary

The Tower itself, "la Torre" (and yes, it has a name, we will disclose it privately if you complete the reservation, so as to allow you to refer to your history books!) was built in 1255 AD.

The complex consists of three independent Quarters, only one is being rented, the "Casa Padronale" (Master Quarters). HENCE EXTRA GUESTS MAY BE EASILY ACCOMMODATED (see below). The Master Quarters ("la Casa Padronale") spans over ~220 sq. meters (~2200 sq. feet) with two independent Suites each with bathroom-en-suite configuration. The Estate itself encompasses ~4.5 hectares (~11 acres) of land.

The property is on the hills of the Arno River, East-South East of Florence, Northern edge of the Chianti Region ("Chianti Rufina"). Originally, in the XIII Century, a Watchtower. It has the beauty of those hills, with olive, oak, cypress, pine trees and a stunning view of the Chianti Region to miles and miles away. And it is 15 km from Florence.

The Torre Estate allows to experience the life of a "Tuscan chateau", firewood places, home cooked dinners, relaxing in the yard and terraces sipping Chianti wine, or walking or hiking in the property and enjoying beautiful sunsets. And all of this, a gunshot from Florence!

Not to mention the many little restaurants, osterias, trattorias within a 5 kms radius, with typical Tuscan Cuisine, at extremely reasonable prices. Further, the property being located on the Northern edge of the Chianti Region, puts some of the most prestigious wineries well within reach and allows for unique day trips, tours, excursions and wine shopping.

Or a visit to one of the most famous outlet shopping mall, the "Mall" in via Europa 8, Leccio - a half-hour drive or so to indulge in brand-names shopping, e.g., Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Balenciaga, Burberry, Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Pomellato, Pucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino & Zegna -the whole "Gucci Pucci Fiorucci" gamma!

Alternatively, the “Torre Estate” experience may be taken as a "trip to Florence", without its congestion, traffic and cost. A ~ 4-5 kilometers easy drive to the railway train station, with ample free parking, will get you in ~20 minutes by (frequent) train ride to the downtown Florence Train Station, ~2-3 EUR fare. Spend the day in Florence, with all it has to offer in terms of its arts, performances, museums, shopping, sightseeing, tours, boutiques, restaurants and then back to the Torre after or for dinner. Or drive to Florence, ~10 miles (~15 km) by car.

In conclusion, you may experience a mix of the beauty of the Tuscan Hills and the City of Florence in its splendor. It will make for a memorable vacation.

The complex consists of the Torre proper and its two additions. It develops over three independent Quarters. While at this stage only the MASGER QUARTERS are AVAILABLE FOR RENT, EXTRA GUESTS MAY BE EASILY ACCOMODATED for an extra per diem fee.

The Master Quarters ("la Casa Padronale") consist of two independent Suites each with its own bathroom, (two sofa-beds for three extra guests may be deployed, extra charge as per Listing), living room, formal dining room, fully equipped kitchen, day room sofa' and table/chairs, greenhouse (Jardin d'Hiver) with wet bar and table/chairs, over an area of ~2200 sq ft (~220 sq meters). Completed by panoramic views, many terraces and balconies, outside table and chairs, fireplace, grill, washing machine, internet-WiFi, TV and much more.

The Guest Quarters ("il Fienile") consist of a bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room with fireplace and kitchen, over an area of ~ 800+ sq ft (~80+ sq meters). We may discuss if interested its rental as well.

Finally the Tower itself ("la Torre"), extending over two floors, second and third floors of the construction itself, plus the terrace at the top, kitchen, dining room, fireplace, bedroom suite with bathroom-en-suite and an extra bathroom for guests on one level, large open space living/bed room on the second level, terrace on the third level, over an area of ~1200 sq feet (~120 sq meters), not available for rental at present.

If this property so far attracts you and you are considering a stay, feel free to contact me with any questions, clarifications or concerns – we are proud of the Estate and we are happy to share it and discuss it with others.

TOURS

Chianti Wineries, Florence, Siena, all of Tuscany

RESTAURANTS (detailed list will be sent upon completion of reservation)

Artemide Restaurant (my preferred one)

vis di Galiga 21

Pontassieve (FI)

Torre al Sasso Ristorante e Pizzeria

via Montetrini 51

strada provinciale Molino del Piano

Molino del Piano

La Bottega a Rosano, (excellent for lunches)

via Primo Maggio, 10

Localita Rosano (Rignano sull'Arno)

GROCERIES - SUPERMARKETS

The "Coop" chain in Tuscany is a regional institution - 1 km away, small but fully stocked, groceries, produce, wines, sandwiches made to order with Tuscan bread or pizza and Tuscan cheeses, prosciutto, etc., - very nice staf

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Pontassieve, Tuscany

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Spring 2018 Rates
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£237
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£79
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£88
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Summer shoulder 2018 rate
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£228
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Summer 2018 Rates
1 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
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£237
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Fall-Winter 2018 Rates
3 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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£228
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Christmas-NewYear 2018 Rates
23 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
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£342
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3 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£237
for 2 nights
From
£79
From
£88
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring 2019 Rates
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£237
for 2 nights
From
£79
From
£88
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2019 Rates
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£342
for 3 nights
From
£88
From
£96
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£245
for 2 nights
From
£83
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning/sanitation fee £70.13
Pet Fee £87.66
firewood trunk, one load £8.77
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.14

Rental fee includes 4 persons. For the convenience of our Guests, 2 or more extra guests may be hosted, extra fee applies, on a sofa bed in the Master Quarters or by granting access to the independent Guest Quarters on the West Side of the complex. Check with Owner as/if appropriate.

You will receive a detailed document with extensive information about the property and the area, to include directions, transportation, restaurants, activities, etc.

Extra housekeeping service during stay may be arranged.
Meal(s) preparation may be arranged as well.

Check-in check-out times. Meet and Greet person is the local housekeeper, that lives in the village down the hill, or the Property Manager. Check-in time is after 3 pm, we prefer one hour window to be agreed upon. Property address is on GPS.
Checkout time is prior to 10 am. Obviously we are prepared to take into due consideration specific needs that deviate from these guidelines.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas consumption is not included in fee: it will be billed separately based on metered consumption, at cost. you will be reading the meter. LPG charges for hot water only are nominal/minimal and typically are waved during the Summer.

Firewood is in trunk near fireplace: there is a 30 EUR charge per trunk should you need extra firewood, groundskeeper's labor charge at cost. Honor system.

Deposit is to cover for damage beyond reasonable wear and tear, as well as extra charges left unpaid, e.g., firewood, LPG. Reimbursement is on automatic pilot, handled by the booking site. Please do contact me should you believe anything should be withheld from the deposit - We do believe in an "honor system". So far we never had to withhold any amount.

Do not leave children unattended in the terraces.

Our goal is to make your (precious) vacation time as pleasant as it should be and make your Torre Casalta experience memorable. We will take into due consideration any special needs.

The Torre Casalta Management Team

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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