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La Fornace, San Casciano in Val di Pesa - Florence

1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 guests Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Unique, stylish and made for two, La Fornace is far from your conventional Tuscan villa. In a previous life, it was a small industrial building with kilns; now the intriguingly modest exterior opens on to a light-filled modern interior of glass, metal and distinctive furnishings. This is the place to come if you want something different. In the process, you gain a lovely private pool, terrace and Jacuzzi in secluded grounds that overlook vineyards, as well as an excellent base for visiting Florence, San Gimignano and Siena – the Florence-Siena highway is only a few kilometres to the east. The villa also has easy access to roads into Chianti’s heartland.

Everything has been cleverly and carefully thought through here, from the dramatic living-kitchen-dining room, with its feature staircase to the original kilns below, to the garden, edged by elegant pine trees and cypresses, which can be lit at night. You will find plenty of good places to eat locally, but they may not beat an al-fresco dinner in your own private paradise.

Ground Floor

Lounge-Kitchen-Diner

Sofa, five armchairs, two sideboards, bookshelves, dining area, bench seating, fully equipped kitchenette, fireplace, stairs to lower floor with original furnace ovens, main entrance, door to terrace.

Bedroom 
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, chair.

Bathroom
Double shower, twin sinks, WC.

Our Thoughts
We challenge you to find anywhere quite as original as La Fornace. For somewhere so well positioned for day trips to a good number of Tuscany’s cultural highlights, it is amazingly secluded and peaceful. So much so, you may spot a wild boar crossing the bottom of the garden in the late afternoon. We love this villa’s style: eating indoors or out will be memorable. As, perhaps, will be enjoying a fine glass of Chianti in the Jacuzzi while the sun goes down.

Notes
One bedroom. One bathroom. The heating of the Jacuzzi is included in the rental, but air-conditioning is charged by usage. If you are bringing pets, please travel with your own pet blankets to cover the chairs. Please note that the layout of this villa makes it unsuitable for young children.

Pool
The substantial pool, which can be lit at night, is set within a large paved terrace equipped with sun loungers. The water is accessed by ladder steps.
Pool size: 9m x 4m. Open from April through October, weather permitting.


Facilities

Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Internet
Air-conditioning in the bedrooms
Washing Machine Inhouse
Hot tub
Ceiling fans in every bedroom
Flat screen TV
TV - Sat Astra Free View
iPod docking stereo
DVD player (Euro)
Fire place (open)
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Furnished terrace
Furnished loggia
Pets welcome
Barbecue
Kettle
Oven
Toaster
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ping-pong table onsite
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost

Additional information

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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 200 Euro or equivalent in your own currency. 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.

Approach road: Unpaved road in good condition

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

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

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

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Info about children: Property layout not suitable for young children

Optional extra costs: - Air-conditioning is charged for use.
- Pets are charged 50 Euro per animal per week

Concierge Service
Sometimes the villa is all that you need, but if you’re tempted by the culture, excitement and activity Tuscany has to offer, then the To Tuscany free Concierge Service could be for you. Working alongside our local hand-picked partners and professionals, your concierge is there to ensure you have experiences to remember. At the time of booking or any time prior to arrival at your villa, your concierge will be happy to discuss any additional requirements to help make your stay extra special. This can include anything from organising a pre-arrival shopping service to booking a personal chef for a special meal.

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2018
  • 2019
Date range
7 night price
22 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1742 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 25 Oct - 10 Nov. Save 262 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
1607 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 10 Nov - 17 Nov. Save 242 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
1539 US Dollar
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
1553 US Dollar
05 Jan - 27 Apr 2019
1620 US Dollar
27 Apr - 01 Jun 2019
1762 US Dollar
01 Jun - 22 Jun 2019
2282 US Dollar
22 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
3092 US Dollar
24 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
2282 US Dollar
21 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
1762 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
1620 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
1553 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Ground
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Terrace

Villa location

 
How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 40km - 0h 36m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 79km - 1h 04m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 123km - 1h 22m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Montespertoli: 13km - 0h 18m
  • Montefioralle: 17km - 0h 33m
  • Certaldo: 19km - 0h 28m
Tavernelle Val di Pesa is a large town 7 km from La Fornace. This town has all amenities such as supermarket, several restaurants, pharmacy, banks, post office and petrol station. Closer to the property is San Pancrazio, which is only 3km away.

 More options
Airport
Station
Golf Club
Restaurant
Attraction
Town
Tennis
Horse riding
Beach

Guest reviews: La Fornace <div class='textCenter'>9,1/ 10</div>Score from 21 reviews - Excellent (21 Client reviews)

Nicholas
July 2018
Mature couple
Dorney, United Kingdom Dorney, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
7/10
Have stayed here many times in recent years for the solitude and wonderful area. We feel things have become a little 'tired' (such as same cracked cups as last year, shower door not closing properly, need new outdoor seat cushions etc)) and the place could use a little attention to detail. Still a terrific little villa.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:25.08.2018
Thank you so much for your feedback - it is really helpful. The owner confirms the cushions and cups have now been changed. The shower door has been checked by the housekeeper and is closing well.

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adults (ages 16 +)

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