3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Holiday by family or group welcome pet free WiFi
Tuscany Country Holiday Villa
Loredana or Massimo Minesi
- English, Italian
About Loredana or Massimo Minesi
Hi we are the Minesi-Leoncini family (Loredana the hostess daughter Marta the granddaughter Miae Massimo the host). Vallacchi is the original name of the house is ours since 1989. Massimo and Loredana first lived in the province of Milan. Since 2000 we have received guests after renovating most of the building. We are convinced of the particularity of Vallacchi above all for its simplicity that allows everyone to definitely spend a pleasant stay here in the Tuscan countryside.
Loredana or Massimo Minesi purchased this Farmhouse in 1989
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We want to offer to our guests a place, where they can live a time of balance and harmony with the surrounding nature and its colours - together with us and our animals in a rural environment. Vallacchi is not a hotel; it is a bed and breakfast country house, in which a family lives. But into this house we invite you heartily. We would be pleased to have dinner with us for taste the cuisine of Loredana, the excellent food and cooking in Tuscany/Italy traditions using the finest natural/ organic ingredients, accompanied by fine Chianti wine, which this marvellous land offers. We organize in cooperation with some of our partners, also, cooking classes, cooking lessons or cooking courses and wine testing.You find the farmhouse between Montaione and S.Miniato, in the Egola valley in front of the Romanic Parish Church 'a thousand years old' of 'S.Giovanni a Corazzano' in the middle of the Tuscany. The sea, the beach, the coast of the Etruscans in about one hour by car and even the famous Cinque Terre in Liguria, or Arezzo, Cortona and Pienza can be reached in about an hour and a half of road. The apartment of the farmhouse are clean and comfortable to spend holidays in the authentic Tuscan atmosphere, a prerogative that many agriturismo/agritursmi of Tuscany, was lost, having been transformed into luxury hotel/hotels. From 2008 on the farmhouse is operating a plant photovoltaic that makes us independent for the production of electricity and allows our guests to spend holidays in harmony with nature. For an unforgettable holidays/vacation in Tuscany with good food, delicious Chianti wine, nice olive oil and precious truffle choose the Tuscany region here in 'Vallacchi' an holiday country house rental in the magnificent scenery of the Tuscan Countryside in one of the most nice, historical and important region of the Italy. Hope to see you once. Up to then? Have a good time!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - play football only where indicated by the ownerplay football only where indicated by the owner
Pets allowed - it is necessary to ask the owner for permission it is necessary to ask the owner for permission
No smoking - it is possible to smoke only outside the apartmentit is possible to smoke only outside the apartment
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Farm House in Tuscany
Overall loved the quiet off the beaten path Tuscany experience. Loredana and Massimo were very welcoming and helpful. My only criticism was the property was listed as having 2 bathrooms and we only had ONE for 5 adults. Not what I was expecting
Beautiful, quiet, clean
We had a fantastic week here. The accommodation was very clean and spacious, and the house nice and cool, with a lovely swimming pool, swings and slide for the children. Car is a must, with several pretty towns close by, easy to get to Pisa, and Florence by train. Very friendly hosts.
A lovely get 'away from it all' countryside stay!
The apartment is part of a secluded house off a rough track about 45 minutes drive from Pisa airport. It is ideally situated for visits to all the main attractions - Florence, Siena and Pisa which can easily be reached by car or by taking the train at Castelfiorentino (cheap parking, regular services, reasonably priced). Lots of lovely smaller villages and towns all within about 45 mins radius of the property.
The apartment was spacious and cool. Rooms were simply furnished, but with plenty of towels and linen. Showers worked great, plenty of hot water and good pressure with access to washing machine when needed. No radio or TV so great opportunity to catch up on reading/relaxing. Internet was freely available and although not superfast, was appreciated to keep in touch with family, etc.
Cooking was by gas hob or oven only (no microwave, no kettle) but we made some delicious meals using local produce thanks to a good size fridge and freezer for food and drink from the local Coop and PAMS supermarket, or local Montaione market on Friday mornings (all about 10-15 mins drive away). Also found some good resturants in Montaione but none within walking distance - so a car is essential really.
Minesi and Massimo are lovely people, friendly, very helpful and informative, funny and willing to help with any request (e.g. borrowing a hair drier, how to light the oven!, etc.) The grounds of the house are gorgeous, lots of seating areas, pool side, under a shady tree or canopy, outside the aparment, always somewhere to sit and relax and we used the table tennis table everyday - as if we hadn't done enough exercise every day with all the sight seeing.
A great location from which to explore all aspects of the Tuscan countryside. It's run by lovely, generous hearted people and we would thorough recommend if you are looking to 'escape' and don't mind travelling to explore this lovely part of Tuscany.
Perfect getaway in Tuscany
If you are looking for a quite, nice, welcoming house in a friendly, beautiful environment, and if you would like to depart from it with the feeling that you have not been on holidays but rather visiting some old friends, this house is the right choice. We have to thank Massimo and Loredana for the lovely time we spent there at the beginning of July. Their friendliness and all the attentions they had for me and my family (four children) contributed to make of these holidays in Tuscany a really nice experience.
Do not look for luxuries in Villa Vallacchi, the house is simple as it should be, respecting perfectly the atmosphere of an old modest farmhouse. Havind said this, the house has all you need, starting with the thick walls that keep the summer heat away and ending up with the nice swimming pool built in the garden. Green surroundings make the building fit perfectly in this beautiful countryside.
A number of interesting visiting places are to be found at not more than one hour ride: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Pisa, San Miniato, Vinci and so on, so the location is almost ideal if Tuscany is your target.
Another tip, ask Loredana at least once to cook for you.
This is a fantastic place to experience the real Tuscany. Loredana and Massimo were wonderful hosts and were very welcoming. It was very hot during our 2 weeks so the large pool was a godsend.The typical Tuscan house was large and cool. The village was a short walk across the fields with a nice little bar and pizzeria. A 10 to 15min drive to the nearest supermarket at Montaione was convenient.
We had excursions to Florence, San Gimignano, Certaldo and Castelfiorentino (great market) all with their differing attractions. Many days were spent either at the villa or close to it, exploring the local area. The wildlife was very interesting, especially when coming back at night! If you've never come accross glow worms, wild boar, little owls, deer and porcupines in your back garden, this is the place for you. This was our third visit to Tuscany - this villa was the best of them, and was very reasonably priced compared to many others.
Williams Family, Wales