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bedrooms: 2

bathroom: 1

available for: 4 to 5 people

Pool type: Private Pool

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Località Solata - Bucine (Arezzo)
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Il Pratino di Solata
Location address: Località Solata - Bucine (Arezzo)   Show on map
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Il Pratino di Solata is a lovely single storey cottage situated on the border of Chianti and Valdarno; both regions are famed for their beautiful countryside and great wines. It is an ideal base for exploring the region with Arezzo and Cortona 40 minutes away and even Florence and Siena can easily be reached within 60 to 90 minutes.



The swimming pool is located in the large attractive garden of the villa; poolside, there are plenty of sun loungers and chairs to relax on, and also a covered gazebo which provides shade during the hottest part of the day.

The entrance opens directly into the spacious lounge, this is a very light and airy room with windows and large glass doors on three sides that open onto the terrace which surrounds the property. There are three steps down into the lounge from the main door but the remaining doors have no steps to access the outside.


The lounge is furnished in a country style with sofa and armchairs arranged in front of the open brick fireplace. Here is where you will find the TV and DVD player. To one side of the room is a traditional wooden dining table and six chairs.
The kitchen is through an archway to the left of the lounge and again this is a very light room with windows on two sides. There are fitted units along two walls with a dishwasher, a large free standing fridge freezer, gas hobs and microwave oven, please note that there is no conventional oven but there is a separate grill. A breakfast table with bench seating is also provided.

The two bedrooms and family bathroom are also located off the lounge. The master bedroom has a wrought iron double bed and views over the garden. Next door the second bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a further single bed and again the window has views over the garden. The shared family bathroom has a full sized bath with hand held shower, a WC, bidet and basin.



Outside there is a large spacious mature garden planted with Mediterranean trees and shrubs. There are wonderful views over the surrounded countryside with its olive groves and wooded hillsides.

There is a covered terrace directly outside the lounge furnished with table and chairs, close by is a barbecue and wood fired pizza oven, perfect for cooking those ‘al fresco’ meals. There are several covered gazebos dotted around the garden, all of which are furnished with sun loungers and tables and chairs.




The large mature garden has a selection of covered areas to sit and relax in whilst enjoy the view over the surrounding countryside.

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The attractive pool is an unusual figure of eight shape and has a combination of decking and paved areas surrounding it. There are plenty of sun loungers and tables and chairs to relax on and there is a covered gazebo next to the pool where you can escape to during the heat of the day.



The pool measures nine and a half metres by six metres and has a constant depth of one metre twenty centimetres with ladder access at one end. The pool is open from May until October each year.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 120 sqm
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • Barbecue
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Stereo
  • CD player
  • Video player
  • Fire place (open)
  • Mosquito screens in every room
  • Furnished pergola
  • Pets welcome
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Toddler friendly property
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - The pool is 9.5 metres by 6 metres and has a constant depth of 1.20 with ladder access at one end. The pool is open from May until October (weather permitting). - The pool is 9.5 metres by 6 metres and has a constant depth of 1.20 with ladder access at one end. The pool is open from May until October (weather permitting).
  • Mountain-bike rental on site - 3 mountain bikes are available. 
  • Railways - Montevarchi, 20km away
  • Distances - Siena 36km, Arezzo 36km, Florence 66km, Greve in Chianti 50km, Castellina in Chianti 63km, San Gimignano 85km, Pisa 150km, Rome 240km.
  • Approach road - 3.5km of windy country unpaved road

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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 200 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 or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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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 200 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 or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
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/
Tony
Family with young children
Addlestone, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Location, solitude, lovely garden, the place is better than the pictures on the website, very friendly and relaxed owner. Everything was clean and worked. Great restaurants close by and not too far to travel if you want to go sightseeing. Kids loved the pool, which is a constant depth and we enjoyed BBQ meals on the patio. Sun all day due to the elevated location. We will definitely go back there soon.
Cons Nothing. The only thing we will change for next time is the type of car to deal with the road up to the villa. We had a Mercedes E-Class estate and it managed ok but a rear wheel drive is not ideal and we will specify a 4x4 from Maggiore, who were excellent.
Local attractions Sienna - good restaurants in the main Piazza. We have left a list of good local restaurants at the Villa. PS if you get there on a Saturday, make sure you shop first as by the time I had found the local Co-op it was closed on Sunday. Thankfully the owner is very generous with the starter pack, including two bottles of wine.
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Anonymous
Young couple
Syren, Luxembourg

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Ruhige Lage, Pool, Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft der Besitzer
Local attractions Siena, Florenz, Arezzo
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Leipzig, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2014
Pros Das Grundstück ist sehr groß und nicht einsehbar. Das Haus ist gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Der Pool war für unsere vierköpfige Familie mehr als ausreichend, wenn auch ein wenig flach. Wir haben uns rundrum wohlgefühlt.
Cons Die letzten 3,5 km zum Haus sind, auch mit einem normalen PKW beschwerlich (steile Serpentinen auf Schotterwegen).
Local attractions Ristorante Belvedere in Monte San Savino (leckeres Essen und toller Blick über toscanische Hügel, aber nicht ganz preiswert)
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Augsburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Ruhige Lage. Schöner Pool und großer Garten.
Cons Die Anfahrt zum Haus über den Feld- und Waldweg.
Local attractions Siena.
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Alexander
Family with older children
Radebeul, Germany

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros gepflegtes Grundstück, fantastische Aussicht, komfortabel
Cons Lärmbelästigung Sonntag vor 8:00Uhr durch Traktor
Local attractions Osteria di Duddova
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Sven
Family with older children
Wittenberg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Die Abgeschiedenheit und völlige Ruhe. Weiterhin war das Haus sehr gut ausgestattet. Der Pool war stets eine schöne Abkühlung.
Cons Die Anfahrt ist schon sehr schwierig, besonders wenn man ein tiefergelegtes Auto wie wir haben. Die letzten 4 km gab es nur einen Feldweg und 16 Serpentinkurven um den auf dem Berg gelegenen Ort Solata zu erreichen. Aber das haben wir dann gern in Kauf genommen.
Local attractions Piesa Rom Florenz Arezzo Siena Empfehlenswert ist derkleine Ort Monte Bichini, hier gibt es ein kleines Restaurant und leckere Erfrischungsgetränke, auch bei 42°C.
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Linda
Family with young children
Lille (Wechelderzande), Belgium

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros De foto's zijn realistisch. Het comfort is zoals beschreven. het is een uitstekende ligging om uit te rusten en kan gecombineerd worden met enkele activiteiten zoals wandelen in een natuurlijke en rustige omgeving.
Het propere zwembad was zeer aangenaam. Alles is er aanwezig tot zelfs fietsen.
Cons De klim naar het afgelegen Solata was bij aankomst een grote verrassing. Na enkele afdalingen en opnieuw beklimmingen (met de wagen) viel dit mee. Doordat het zo hoog gelegen is planning van activiteiten en eten niet zo evident. Tegenover de rust die we ervaren hebben moet iets tegenover staan.
Local attractions Firenze, Sienna zijn bezienswaardigheden die zeer goed te doen zijn vanuit Solata. Ook de prachtige Chianti route is aan te bevelen. Als je sportief wil fietsen is dit ook een aanrader.
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Werner
Young couple
Binningen, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Das gesamte Ambiente und die Ausstattung des Anwesens war wunderbar. Die Fernsicht, Ruhe, der Erholungswert waren einzigartig .
Die Erreichbarkeit der grösseren Kulturstätten war problemlos und angenehm .
Cons Die Dusche im Badezimmer wies leider etwas wenig Druck und Zeitspielraum auf => ab 22 Uhr war das Duschen nicht mehr möglich => KEIN Wasser mehr ( auch wenn man den ganzen Tag nicht im Haus war ), es wurde abgestellt !! Der Zufahrtsweg zum Haus ist gut machbar, mit sicherlich den meisten Autotypen => eine befestigtere Strasse ( geteert ) , wäre sicherlich von grossem Nutzen
Local attractions Wir waren nur einmal auswärts Essen , hatten ansonsten selber gekocht => Küche war super ausgestattet .
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Anonymous
Young couple
Loughton, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Everything - spotlessly clean, tastefully and comfortably decorated and very private
Cons Nothing
Local attractions Nerbone Di Greve, Piazza Matteotti, Greve in Chianti
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Vera
Adult family group
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: May 2013
Pros Het is een prachtig huis, voorzien van alle comfort, in een prachtige omgeving. Privacy en rust zijn twee hele grote pluspunten.
Cons De locatie is het pluspunt maar ook een minpunt. Het gaat niet alleen om ruim drie kilometer onverharde weg maar deze weg loopt ook behoorlijk stijl omhoog. Dat maakt dat je s'avonds niet lekker ergens op een terras blijft zitten omdat je, in het donker nog 16 haarspeldbochten moet nemen. Dit huis is fantastisch voor gezinnen en mensen die in de avond geen behoefte hebben aan stadse reuring.
Local attractions Siena is fantastisch en niet te missen!
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Anonymous
Family with young children
Gouda, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2012
Pros Il Pratino di Solata is prachtig gelegen, mooie tuin, met verschillende terrassen, mooi zwembad, groot koel huis. Alles is aanwezig, zelfs 2 fietsen.
Cons De laatse km naar het huis zijn lastiger (vooral als je auto laag ligt) maar de beloning is de prachtige rustige ligging.
Local attractions De omgeving van het huis is prachtig. Wij zijn er dan ook elke dag opuit getrokken om Sienna, Florence, Arezzo, San Gimignano, Montepulciano te bekijken. Dit alles is ca 45-60min rijden. Vergeet La Bottega in Volpaia niet, heerlijk eten, prachtige omgeving.
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Ralf
Solo traveller
Hamburg, Germany

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros Uns erwartete ein Top-Lage, ein sehr gepflegtes Haus und ein sehr netter Eigentümer
Local attractions Arezzo, Siena und Cartona haben besonders begeistert
10

Nearest town

The nearest town is Ambra which is 6km away. This has 2 greengroceries, a butcher, a newsagent, a pharmacy, out let shoes shops and a market on Tuesdays. Bucine is 7km away and this has a bank, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, newsagents, coop supermarket and a market on Wednesdays.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
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?
available on request

- Is there Internet in the villa?
no internet 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: 85km - 1h 22m
Aeroporto Perugia: 113km - 1h 39m
Aeroporto Pisa: 145km - 1h 59m

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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.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
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