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Il Cardellino at La Colombaia, Cerreto Guidi - Florence

1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 people In Resort with Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Il Cardellino is a ground floor villa located on the edge of the main building of La Colombaia. It faces to the side of the property which provides it with some privacy. Outside the villa is a small paved terrace which has a table and chairs to dine al fresco. Shade is provided from the nearby, tall pine trees.

Inside is an open plan room with the original Tuscan villa ceiling of terracotta tiles and wooden beams. It is a bright room with a wooden dining table and four chairs in the centre. A comfortable double sofa and a sideboard complete the furnishings.

To the back of the room is a squared arch which leads into the tiny kitchen. It is adequately equipped and has limited work space but is perfect to provide simple meals for 2 people. It includes electric hobs and a small fridge with internal icebox.

The large double bedroom with a terracotta floor is to the right of the living area. It is furnished with a beautiful iron bed, double door wardrobe and matching bedside tables. The view from the window is of the side garden and little terrace. En-suite is a brightly coloured bathroom with shower.

Il Cardellino faces the approach road of the villa however this is a small, country road with only occasional passing cars. It cannot be easily seen due to the perimeter hedge around the property.
It's neighbour is Il Pettirosso, whose terrace can be seen.

La Colombaia is a restored farm building divided into three sections which house a total of 9 villas and a reception. Care has been taken to create a simple but well maintained property in the heart of Tuscany with easy access to Cerreto Guidi, Vinci the birth town of Leonardo da Vinci and San Miniato, a town renowned for white truffles.

To one side of the property there is a large pool in full sun. It looks out to the pretty views that lay beyond the estate. To one side are three gazebos with barbeques for communal use. Next to the villas is a large, terracotta paved terrace furnished with tables and chairs.

Also on the property there is a vegetable garden which guests can use, and a bird cage with doves, from which the property gets it name. Near La Colombaia there are other villas however the gardens have plenty of privacy due to the hedges that surround the perimeter. The reception is manned for most of the day so there is often someone available for assistance should it be required.

The large pool is located in the perfectly manicured garden, a short distance away from the buildings. It is surrounded by a large terracotta sun deck with a shower on one side. There are many sun beds along one side facing the views over the boundary hedge.

Next to the pool is a large lawn with three furnished gazebos for communal use. From these areas of the property the views of the Tuscan hills covered with vineyards, stone villages and estates are pretty.
The pool is chlorine cleansed and has iron steps to enter. It is 7x14 metres and 11 to 1.2 metres deep. It's open from May to October, weather permitting. On request pool towels can be supplied for an extra cost.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Internet WI-FI hotspot
Furnished terrace
TV - terrestrial
Moka espresso maker
Note: there is no oven
Pets welcome
No smoking
Barbecue Onsite
Maid service available for extra charge
A communal washing machine, paid for as used
Wine tastings onsite
Cook on request - extra cost
Swimming pool - 7x14mtrs, 1.1-1.2 mtrs deep. Open May to October, weather permitting
Parking - plenty of space available on site
Approach road - paved, last 500mtrs narrow

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 0 Euro payable only in Euro. This 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.

What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check in is from 16:00 - 19:00.
Checkout by: 10:00

Is there Internet in the villa?
Free WI-FI available in communal areas

Weekly linen, tea and bathroom towels: included - provided by local supplier

Heating, if used: Included

Final clean:included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax: 1,00 Euro per person, per night for the first 6 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at concierge@to-tuscany.com

What is a pre arrival shopping service?
In some villas, it is possible to have a Pre arrival shopping service. The availability of the service is noted in the villa description. To help you through the first day or two of your holiday, owners can do a small shop before your arrival so that you do not have to go immediately to find a supermarket. By contacting your To Tuscany villa specialist in advance and providing them with a shopping list you will find the items in your villa on arrival. Please note that the service cannot be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice before arrival.​

Villa rates

2018 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
07 Apr - 28 Jul 2018
783 US Dollar
28 Jul - 08 Sep 2018
837 US Dollar
08 Sep - 20 Oct 2018
783 US Dollar
20 Oct - 15 Dec 2018
702 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
837 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 12 Jan 2019
837 US Dollar
12 Jan - 13 Apr 2019
702 US Dollar
13 Apr - 27 Apr 2019
837 US Dollar
27 Apr - 27 Jul 2019
783 US Dollar
27 Jul - 07 Sep 2019
837 US Dollar
07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019
783 US Dollar
19 Oct - 14 Dec 2019
702 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
837 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 44km - 0h 43m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 55km - 0h 46m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 134km - 1h 31m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Vinci: 5km - 0h 09m
  • San Miniato: 14km - 0h 22m
  • Altopascio : 24km - 0h 33m
Cerretto Guidi is the nearest town, it has a supermarket and some restaurants. It's about 2km away. The nearest large town is Vinci. It is the birth town of Leonardo da Vinci. It's a pretty town with all amenities, which include a range of shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, post office, bank and petrol stations. There is also a selection of restaurants in Vinci.
The owners recommend the restaurants Adriano and Le Grotte d'Arno in Cerreto Guidi.

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Guest reviews: Il Cardellino at La Colombaia <div class='textCenter'>8,7/ 10</div>Score from 2 reviews - Excellent (2 Client reviews)

September 2016
Mature couple
RENNES, France RENNES, France
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