If you're a couple seeking a cosy hideaway then look no further than Val di Prulli. This is a restored stone-built cottage crammed with rustic charm. Exposed brickwork, latticed windows and a traditional beamed ceiling adorn the atmospheric kitchen-diner, while the bedroom, too, has several fetching wooden features characteristic of Tuscan homes.
You'll fall in love with the exterior with its stone portico, topped with terracotta tiles. Here, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of rural Tuscany from the furnished terrace, which provides wonderful views across the Valdarno, the valley of the river Arno, and the encircling hills. Where to eat? Choose from either this delightful terrace or beneath the pergola by the private pool. The pool is a delightful spot of its own with superb views across the countryside; this charming quarter could become a real focus of your holiday.
Table and chairs, fully-equipped kitchen, main entrance.
Double bed (cannot be converted to a twin), wardrobe, chest of drawers.
Shower, sink, WC.
Val di Prulli is the ideal choice if you are a couple seeking a cosy villa and a convenient base from which to explore the countryside (Florence and Siena are within easy driving distance). The delightful age-old exterior belies the smart decorative touches and modern fittings inside. The terrace is a special spot where you can bookend the day with breakfast and dinner, perhaps whiling away the time in between around the grounds, either in the private pool or playing bocce (Italian bowls).
One bedroom, one bathroom, en-suite. Val di Prulli is located on a property with several houses – the owner lives in the main one. A small airfield is close by from where there is some aircraft noise at weekends. There is also a road close by, but it cannot be seen from the property.
The pool is a short walk from the cottage, past the main house and down a short flight of stone steps. The pool is fenced and entered by internal corner steps. The owners may make occasional use of the pool but they try to ensure guests have as much privacy as possible. Pool size: 10mx5m, 1.2m-1.5m deep. Open mid-May to September, weather permitting.