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La Fornace, San Casciano in Val di Pesa - Florence

1 bedroom 1 bathroom 2 people 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


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.

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

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.

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. The final few hundred metres of the approach road are unpaved but in good condition. Please note that the layout of this villa makes it unsuitable for young children.

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.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
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
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.

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
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
23 Jun - 25 Aug 2018
2957 US Dollar
25 Aug - 22 Sep 2018
2147 US Dollar
22 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
1742 US Dollar *
15% discount available between 29 Sep - 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
2019 Prices per villa
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
2167 US Dollar
22 Jun - 24 Aug 2019
2984 US Dollar
24 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
2167 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?


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.

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Guest reviews: La Fornace <div class='textCenter'>9,1/ 10</div>Score from 20 reviews - Excellent (20 Client reviews)

June 2018
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