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Beautifully Renovated 1700 Tuscan Villa, Pool, Park

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
14
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday cottage in Castelfranco di Sotto

The villa, dating back to the 1700s, has been recently renovated.

One wall of the fascinating villa is almost entirely made of glass with a gorgeously furnished open space salon,with a spectacular gourmet kitchen, a dining table, and an elegant lounge area.

Climbing a modern staircase to the first floor you’ll find an indoor balcony area with stunning views of the countryside and a dining area.

On the ground floor is the Aquamarine Room, with two single beds that can be joined into a double bed and en-suite bathroom. Next door is the double Sand Room with a wide door giving directly out into the courtyard for prams or a wheelchair. Adjoining is a beautiful en-suite bathroom.

Entering the back entrance of the villa you will climb the original stone staircase to the Orange Room with a double bed, a wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

To the right is the romantic Lavender Room with an enchanting double canopy bed and en-suite bathroom.

The kitchen, is fully equipped with table and chairs, fridge, freezer, stove, fan oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee percolator, pots and pans, crockery, etc..

Finally the Ivy Room has a unique bunk bed, two separate single beds and a gorgeous wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

All the bedrooms and the kitchen upstairs have modern centralized air-conditioning, heating and mosquito nets. Wireless internet is available in the villa and gardens. There is also a laundry room with a washing machine and drier.

On request the guests of Villa Gourmet can enjoy the treat of a freshly made breakfast or tailored gourmet meals.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Stefano Barghini
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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Why Stefano Barghini chose Pisa area

Villa Gourmet, dating back to the 18th century, can accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 elegant and modern rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The villa,with private pool,is the ideal place not only for lovers of Italian food and wine, but also for tourists who are passionate about nature and the Tuscan countryside. It is located in the village of Orentano,just 5 km from the Pisa-Florence motorway,is happily within reach of innumerable places of interest whether historic,artistic,or gastronomic.Villa Gourmet is owned and cared for by a local Tuscan Chef.Upon arriving at Villa Gourmet you are indeed irresistibly caught under the spell and beauty of the surrounding countryside and the feeling of utter peace and quiet it conveys. In the ample villa’s gardens you’ll find a brand new 12x6m. pool, pleasantly filled with salt water (therefore free of chlorine). The pool is surrounded by the precious local Santafiora stone with natural non-slip qualities. Through the stone you can feel the warmth of the Tuscan sun under the soles of your feet. Beside the pool there are deck chairs and a warm outdoor shower, as well as a bathroom, with a wc and yet another shower, which can also be used as changing room. There is also a pleasant covered outside eating and cooking area with a barbecue and a traditional wood oven (to be used with the owner)to bake pizza and bread. Next to the pool you’ll find also a unique outdoor lounge, to enjoy warm summer evenings, and a playground for small children. There is ample space to park several cars. Your family pets are also welcome at Villa Gourmet.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Beautifully Renovated 1700 Tuscan Villa, Pool, Park
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
5

The Perfect Family and Friends Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a trip! There were eight of us celebrating--60th birthday, 40th wedding anniversary and graduation from college! Villa Gourmet surpassed our expectations--nice, very clean and comfortable bedrooms, enough bathrooms for everyone. The two bedrooms downstairs are connected making it perfect for a family with younger children. Non smoking home which was wonderful for my family! Kitchen was huge and accommodated all of us easily. Lovely large pool area with seating and umbrellas.

We enjoyed that it was away from the hustle and bustle. Lots of birds and animals, lovely natural setting, peaceful and quiet. But close enough for day trips to the coast, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, and Montecatini, once you have mastered driving the roundabouts. Although most all of the roads in Florence are under construction. Make sure you have good walking shoes!

Our host, Stephano, was so welcoming and available via text or phone for any questions regarding recycling and what restaurants to visit. A must is a local restaurant Galeno 3 km from Villa Gourmet owned by the son of his butcher friend. They specialize in venison and wild boar. Delicious! Karaoke on Sunday and Wednesday nights too! The owner doesn't speak English but when he sings Italian Opera~~to die for~~Another restaurant in Oretano is Da Benito's, quite famous for its steak fiorentina, so make a reservation well in advance.

Another must see is Montecantini Alto--a small village reached by funicular, a wooden cable train built in the 1890's to top of mountain. The restaurants (Cafe Guisti), shops and view!!! Lerici is a beautiful coastal town where you can also catch a boat to Cinque Terra. Lucca, with its roman wall and piazzas, in a must see too. Fabulous shops (Gong, a favorite with us, whose owner is from Del Mar, CA) and gelato and cafes.

The airport at Pisa is quite convenient and a good jumping off place to other cities throughout Europe when your visit to Tuscany has ended. We will be returning to Villa Gourmet again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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4

Des supers vacances dans une villa TOP !!!

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions 6 adultes et 6 enfants. Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances magnifique dans cette villa qui est TOP ! La villa est très belle, bien équipée, avec des belles chambres et des salle de bain en suffisance. La villa se trouve dans une grande propriété avec une jolie piscine où les enfants ont pu s'amuser toute la semaine comme des fous. Je recommande vivement cette location.

Seul petit bémol, au vu de cet été 2015 très chaud, il n'y a pas la climatisation dans les chambres au rez-de-chaussé et manque une plaque de cuisson et de la vaisselle à la cuisine d'été qui est à côté de la piscine.

Sinon une super villa pour des super vacances.

A RECOMMANDER vivement.

Salutations

Didier

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Splendida casa in Toscana

  • 5 of 5

Villa Gourmet, una villa bellissima, curata in tutti i particolari, eravamo quattro coppie con figli e abbiamo passato un capodanno spettacolare, deliziati dal cenone preparato dal superlativo chef Fabrizio. La casa è grande e accogliente, le camere tutte dotate di bagno privato. La cucina fornita e attrezzata per preparare cene di ogni tipo, una sera abbiamo anche utilizzato il forno a legna presente in cucina per fare le pizze! Il giardino esterno è molto curato, noi lo abbiamo visto in inverno e già ci è sembrato bellissimo, in primavera ed estate deve essere davvero una meraviglia.... I proprietari Stefano e Fabrizio sono gentili e disponibili, Fabrizio alla partenza ci ha anche addolcito con degli squisiti bignè alla crema tiepidi cucinati in quel momento! Una vacanza perfetta per chi ama la campagna e la cucina. La piscina illuminata di sera, le vetrate enormi della casa e il cammino acceso con albero di Natale hanno creato una atmosfera unica. Ritorneremo sicuramente.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Pisa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Castelfranco di Sotto, Valdarno Inferiore

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 3 nights
From
£361
£2,527
 
 
Xmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,408
for 5 nights
From
£482
£3,372
 
 
Low 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Low-Med 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
Med 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
High 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,643
for 7 nights
£4,643
 
 
Med 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
Low 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Comics 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 3 nights
From
£592
£4,141
 
 
Low 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Xmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,408
for 5 nights
From
£482
£3,372
 
 
Low 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Low-Med 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
Med 2018
26 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
High 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,648
for 7 nights
£4,648
 
 
Med 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
Low 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Comics 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 3 nights
From
£592
£4,141
 
 
Low 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Xmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,408
for 5 nights
From
£482
£3,372
 
 
Low 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,088
for 3 nights
From
£363
£2,538
 
 
Low-Med 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,958
for 7 nights
£2,958
 
 
Med 2019
25 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
High 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,648
for 7 nights
£4,648
 
 
Med 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,372
for 7 nights
£3,372
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Castelfranco di Sotto in Tuscany

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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