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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


Sofa, five armchairs, two sideboards, bookshelves, dining area, bench seating, fully equipped kitchenette, open 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, washing machine.

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. Please note that the layout of this villa makes it unsuitable for young children. The property is not fenced or pet-secured. It is possible for guests to walk to the nearest town over the fields. The internet is accessed via a dongle, which allows for 20GB of usage per month.
Air conditioning is available in the bedrooms.
Mosquito Screens In Bedrooms

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.


Dog Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Dining Area
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Hot tub
Ceiling fans in every bedroom
Flat screen TV
TV - Sat Astra Free View
iPod docking stereo
DVD player (Euro)
Fire place (open)
Furnished terrace
Furnished loggia
Mosquito screens
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ping-pong table onsite
Maid service available for extra charge
Private Chef- extra cost
This is a privately owned villa. Owners of privately owned villas are not permitted to carry out services for guests. Services such as linen, towels and cleaning are arranged by To Tuscany and carried out by our local partners.

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €200 or equivalent in your own currency, cash payment is required on arrival. You should be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay.

Approach road: Unpaved, uneven, high clearance vehicle recommended

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

Heating, if used: by consumption

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 7 nights, some exemptions apply.

Children: No infants or children under 6 years.

Optional extra costs: - Air-conditioning is charged for use.

Parking: Private, onsite parking

Dogs: 7 € daily charge per pet

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

  • 2019
  • 2020
Date range
7 night price
24 Aug - 21 Sep 2019
21 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
€1,762 *
10% discount available between 28 Sep - 05 Oct. Save €177 US Dollar
15% discount available between 19 Oct - 26 Oct. Save €265 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2020
04 Jan - 25 Apr 2020
25 Apr - 30 May 2020
30 May - 20 Jun 2020
20 Jun - 22 Aug 2020
22 Aug - 19 Sep 2020
19 Sep - 07 Nov 2020
07 Nov - 19 Dec 2020
19 Dec - 02 Jan 2021

Layout (90 sqm)

Ground floor

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.

Guest reviews: La Fornace <div class='textCenter'>9,2/ 10</div>Score from 23 reviews - Excellent (23 Client reviews)

September 2019
Mature couple
Nantes, France Nantes, France
Guest villa score
Very nice place with friendly people(winn)

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