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bedrooms: 2

bathrooms: 2

available for: 4 to 6 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Colle di Sotto
Location address: Montelupo Fiorentino - Florence   Show on map
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Il Colle di Sotto is an attractive villa situated at the top of a hillside with panoramic views over the valley below. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, yet only 3km from the FI-PI-LI highway. The town of Montelupo Fiorentino famed for its ceramic production is only 3km away. Also the cities of Florence at 15km and Pisa at 45km are also within easy reach.
There is a beautiful infinity swimming pool a few metres away from the villa with steps and a path leading down to it. The pool has a hydro massage section in one corner and internal steps lead down into the main pool. The area around the pool is paved and is furnished with sun loungers and chairs. There is a covered gazebo providing welcome shade from the heat of the day.

 


The front door to this split level villa opens directly into the kitchen with its terracotta tiled floors and traditional high beamed and tiled ceiling. The feature arched window above the entrance door allows light to flood into the building giving a spacious airy feel to the property.



The well equipped kitchen has an oven with gas hobs, a microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer section and a washing machine. There are mosquito screens in the kitchen and dining area.


To the left hand side of the kitchen a door leads into bedroom one. This room has terracotta tiled flooring and a beamed and tiled ceiling. There is a double bed with iron bed frame, a large wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with shower.


To the right of the stairs, steps lead down to the second bedroom with a bathroom with shower next door. The bedroom has a double bed with wrought iron bed frame and an exposed brickwork feature wall. Clever treatment of the area under the stairs has made the most of the space for storage. Double French doors open out to the rear of the property with fantastic views over the countryside.



A tiled staircase with iron handrail leads from the kitchen up to the lounge area. This is a comfortably furnished area with sofas, one of which is a double sofabed arranged around the large feature open fireplace.



There is a TV with some satellite channels, a DVD player and CD system.
Internet WI-FI available in the villa for free. Please bring your own laptop.



Outside there is a terrace area, furnished with dining table and chairs. There is a very large sunshade which can be opened as required when dining 'al fresco'.



To the left of the property is a covered parking area for two cars. The nearest railway station is Montelupo Fiorentino (about 5 km away) which is well connected to Pisa, Siena and Florence.
Small pets are welcome to stay at Colle di Sotto.  If you wish to bring a pet, please contact us with the type of animal, how many and its breed BEFORE a booking is made. Dogs must be kept on a leash (the garden is unfenced) and are allowed to all the public areas with the strict exception of the swimming pool area. Owners are reminded that it is their responsibility to maintain the good condition of the house and gardens when they bring a pet with them. An extra charge must be paid directly on arrival.

A lovely villa ideal for families. A cot and a highchair are available at the property. Ask for them when booking.

There are ceiling fans in both bedrooms and in the mezzanine floor.

Pool Info


The villa has a beautiful infinity swimming pool a few metres away from the property with steps and a path leading down to it. The pool has a hydro massage section in one corner and internal steps but no handrail lead down into the main pool. The area surrounding the pool is paved and furnished with sun loungers and chairs. There is also a wooden gazebo providing welcome shade during the heat of the day.



The pool measures 10.5 metres by 7.5 metres. The massage zone is 2 metres in diameter. At the shallowest end the depth is 1.2 metres increasing to 1.4 metres. The pool is open from the middle of May until the end of September. The pool can be lit at night. Pool towels are provided.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 100 sqm
  • Sofabed double
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (open)
  • Furnished terrace
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Alarm System
  • 1 baby cot
  • 1 highchair
  • American coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • Small dogs allowed
  • Barbecue
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - The pool is 10.5x7.5 metres. The massage zone is 2 metres in diameter. The pool is open from mid May until end of September (weather permitting). - The pool is 10.5x7.5 metres. The massage zone is 2 metres in diameter. The pool is open from mid May until end of September (weather permitting).
  • Hydro massage pool - the pool has a hydro massage section in one corner.
  • Mid week clean - available on request
  • Cook on request - available on request
  • Local tourist guide - daily excursions can be organized on request.
  • Taxi - a private transfers service is available on request.
  • Railways - The nearest railway station is Montelupo-Capraia only 5 km away. Or for more frequent trains Empoli 5 minutes drive away.
  • Babysitter - available on request.
  • Other services - museum bookings service available on request.
  • Parking - covered parking for 2 cars.
  • Wine Tastings - available on request
  • Local Leisure - ballooning, walks, mountain bikes, golf, tennis, Shiatzu massages.
  • Mountain-bike rental on site - 2 bikes are available for an extra cost
  • Distances - Florence 15 km, Vinci 10 km, San Miniato 15 km, San Gimignano 23 km, Pisa 45 km, Volterra 35 km, Siena 50 km, Monteriggioni 45 km.
  • Approach road - 200 mt of unpaved road in good condition.

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 300 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: 1 small dog allowed at €100 per week.
    Fire wood, First basket is free and then 7 Euros per basket theafter
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 300 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night some exemptions apply
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: 1 small dog allowed at €100 per week.
    Fire wood, First basket is free and then 7 Euros per basket theafter
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Merlijn
Young couple
Noordwijk, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: September 2014
Pros Hartelijk ontvangst en er stond een fles wijn en vers fruit klaar. Prachtig huis met wijds uitzicht, met oog voor detail ingericht en voorzien van alles wat je maar nodig zou kunnen hebben. Heerlijk zwembad met veel privacy. Veel ruimte tot je beschikking, omdat je ook verder naar beneden kunt lopen de olijfboomgaard in (heerlijke ochtendwandeling met onze hond). De gastvrouw heeft ons ook nog verrast met Tiramisu die erg lekker was.
Cons Voor ons was het geen probleem, maar het pad naar het huis toe zou door de fikse kuilen en keien voor sommige auto's lastig kunnen zijn. Ik had kookles voor 2 personen aangevraagd en dat zou € 90 p.p. kosten, bij aankomst bleek het € 120 p.p. te zijn. Dat vond ik op zijn zachts gezegd teleurstellend.
Local attractions Lucca is authentiek en niet al te toeristisch (lees: druk). Tenuta San Vito (restaurant) in Montelupo Fiorentino is een echte aanrader. Hooggelegen en dus prachtig uitzicht. Als je rond zonsondergang daar heen rijd met het mooie licht is ook de rit er naar toe de moeite waard. Heerlijk gegeten incl de San Vito wijn en olijfolie, tegen een zacht prijsje.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

22.09.2014
Apologies for any confusion - the cost of the cooking class per person is €90. The price of €120 was quoted when a request was made for a cooking class for one but to serve two people to eat. The price for that would be €120. Hope that helps.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Lübeck, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
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Reinhard
Family with older children
Wiesen, Austria

Review date:
Stay: July 2014
Pros Schönes gepflegtes Anwesen mit traumhaften Pool in schöner Lage.
Local attractions Montelupo - Eisdiele am Europaplatz
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Anonymous
Family with older children
London, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros A very good location, close to transport links and other amenities. Il Colle di Sotto is a very well converted barn with all the comforts you could want and a beautiful swimming pool into the bargain! A most relaxing home.
Local attractions Florence, Lucca, Vinci
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Nicole
Young couple
Stevenage, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Loved the decor and the setting was beautiful - surrounded by olive groves.
The optional extras - such as the starter pack, having a meal cooked for us one night and the cooking course - were of excellent quality and value for money.
Cons I didn't realise that there was another house on the site and that we would not be totally by ourselves - in the end this didn't spoil anything but would have been good to know. The pool was quite cold - not sure if a pool cover would help with that. But then again I am only too happy to lie back on the sun loungers so again this wasn't a big problem. We couldn't quite figure out how to get the tv working but to be fair we didn't try that hard - but perhaps some instructions on how to pick up local channels may help.
Local attractions We went to San Vito for wine tasting, which was a really great afternoon out - but do be prepared that it is a long drive up a winding road (we got a bit worried that we'd missed it!). If you like Leonardo da Vinci, the museum of his scientific endeavours and his birthplace are very close in nearby Vinci. I loved the 'ceramics' walk in Montelupo, which took us right up on to the hilltop with stunning views, and it felt very private too. If you just want to lie back and relax and unwind, as we did, then really, why leave the villa much - I can absolutely recommend the cooking course and the cooked dinner.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

26.06.2014
The owner's house is on the same estate but the pool and gardens are private to the rental villa.
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Anonymous
Family with young children
MARCQ en BAROEUL, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros La villa, la piscine, l'accueil de la propriétaire qui est une personne charmante
Local attractions Florence, Montelupo est agréable également
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Sarah
Family with older children
Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros Position, Pool, well equipped kitchen. Especially impressed with Franchesca the very friendly and helpful owner, nothing was too much trouble. Looking forward to the family Tiramisu recipe :D
Local attractions L'Oro in Bocca (best pizza ever) Antica Trattoria del Turbone (lovely traditional food)
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Thierry
Family with older children
Saint Pierre du Perray, France

Review date:
Stay: August 2012
Pros La piscine,la décoration, l accueil
Cons Rien de spécial
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Neil
Hexham, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? accomodation, weather and the area. We had a great time. The pool was brilliant
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    excellent just as described
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? Not really but would have liked to have been able to BBQ and get rid of the wasps to eat outside more
Do you have any other comments?
Neil Kirkbride
United Kingdom
August 2009
 

Nearest town

The nearest town is Montelupo Fiorentino which is 3km from the villa. Here you will find a choice of restaurants, supermarket, grocers, bank, pharmacy and a post office. The town of Montelupo Fiorentino is famous for its high quality painted ceramics. Every year around the 22nd to the 30th June (please check dates beforehand) there is a ceramics festival with the town's inhabitants dressing in period costume. The Castle of Montelupo is the remains of a castle on top of a hill overlooking the town, The Palazzo Pretorio at the foot of the castle houses the ceramics museum inside there are also some 15th century frescoes. The Frescobaldi tower of Montelupo was originally built to control the river traffic and now houses a museum.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 15.00 - 19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 15.00 - 19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
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- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
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- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 31km - 0h 31m
Aeroporto Pisa: 60km - 0h 44m
Aeroporto Bologna: 120km - 1h 18m

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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

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