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La Sassolina, Montaione - Florence

4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 8 people Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

Once a schoolhouse, La Sassolina has been thoughtfully converted into charming classic accommodation. The property is suitable for a range of guests, from a multi-generation family to a group of friends, but will be especially popular with young families, who will love its ground-floor aspect and the fact that the private pool has a special shallow end that little kids can splash about in. Located in the hamlet of Iano, La Sassolina is perfect for those seeking to simply enjoy local life. The village has a grocery shop, restaurant and bar, while the town of Montaione, with its churches and adjacent castles, is just a short drive away. The property is also ideal for day trips to Pisa, Siena and the wider Chianti region.

While the villa is based on the ground floor, a small elevated reading room creates a mezzanine effect above the spacious living areas (a gate will stop little ones advancing up the stairs). La Sassolina is furnished luxuriously with antique pieces and the bedrooms in particular have an opulent feel, including iron-framed beds and decorative wall flourishes. There may be some debate about who gets the dramatic four-poster but there is some consolation for those losing out, because several bedrooms offer views across the countryside. Outside, the furnished terrace offers a shady place to lounge and dine, perhaps from the nearby barbecue, or you may prefer the romantic gazebo by the pool during the day (close to which is a table football table that will divert restless children while you linger over lunch).

Ground Floor


Two sofas, two armchairs, display cabinet, fireplace, stairs leading to reading room.

Dining room
Table and chairs, settee, door leading to garden.

Reading room

Fully equipped, table and chairs.

Utility room
Fully equipped.

Bedroom 1
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair.

Bedroom 2
Twin beds (can be converted into double), wardrobe, chair, storage box.

Bedroom 3
Four-poster double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe, chest of drawers, blanket box.

Bedroom 4
Twin beds (can be converted into double), chair, two small cabinets.

Bathroom 1
Shower, sink, WC.

Bathroom 2
Shower, sink, WC.

Bathroom 3
Shower, sink WC.

Bathroom 4
Shower, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
This luxurious, spacious and well-equipped villa locates you in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms at either end of the property, the design makes it ideal for a group or two families holidaying together. The terraces are perfect for al fresco dining and provide ample room for children to play under light supervision. The diminutive but charming elevated reading room with its exposed beams provides a serene bolt-hole where you can truly switch off from the modern world.

Four bedrooms. Four bathrooms. Pets are not welcome during high season. Air-conditioning and heating are charged by consumption, please contact your agent when booking for more information.

The large pool is at the rear of the villa, up a short flight of steps, and is bounded on two sides by hedges, with views towards Volterra on one side. There is a separate adjacent shallow pool for young children.  The pool area has two paved terraces, one set with sun loungers and parasols and the other dominated by a gazebo furnished with a table and chairs. The main pool is entered via internal steps and the shallow pool by metal ladder steps. The pool area is fenced and has an entry gate but it is not child or pet secure.
Pool size: Main pool - 9m x 5m, 1.2m deep. Childrens pool - 60cm deep. Open from mid April through October, weather permitting.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
2 furnished terraces
Pizza oven
TV - Sat Astra Free View
Fire place (open)
Flat screen TV
DVD player (Euro)
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Mosquito screens
Cook on request - extra cost
Night safe
Cooking Courses
Alarm System
Small dogs allowed

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 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: 9.30

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

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

Baby cot: 2 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 2 available on request, no extra cost

Optional extra costs: Air conditioning is charged by consumption.
Heating if used is charged by consumption.

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
4239 US Dollar
25 Aug - 22 Sep 2018
3564 US Dollar
22 Sep - 22 Dec 2018
2619 US Dollar
22 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
3564 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
3591 US Dollar
05 Jan - 25 May 2019
2646 US Dollar
25 May - 29 Jun 2019
3321 US Dollar
29 Jun - 31 Aug 2019
4266 US Dollar
31 Aug - 28 Sep 2019
3591 US Dollar
28 Sep - 21 Dec 2019
2646 US Dollar
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
3591 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room
Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 59km - 0h 53m
  • Florence Airport: 61km - 1h 07m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 150km - 1h 58m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Volterra: 19km - 0h 31m
  • San Gimignano: 20km - 0h 29m
  • Lajatico: 20km - 0h 30m
The nearest grocery shop, bar and restaurant can be found in the village of Lano which is only 150 mtrs from the villa and within easy walking distance. A wider range of amienities including a supermarket, bank and pharmacy can be found in Montaione10km away. Here guests can discover several churchs and nearby castles to visit. There is also a wide selection of bars and restaurants to choose from.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: La Sassolina <div class='textCenter'>8,5/ 10</div>Score from 2 reviews - Excellent (2 Client reviews)

May 2018
Family with young children
Hämeenlinna, Finland Hämeenlinna, Finland
Guest villa score
We were staying at La Sassolina with a group of 3 families including 6 adults and 4 under 4 years old children. We liked villa very much and owners were very kind, helpful and available all the time. Sights from the villa were awesome and the village Iano is very charming. Near by restaurants (few hundred meters from villa) and minimarket were positive surprise. Villa's yard and pool area were perfect for us because they were fenced so juniors could play outside without having an adult behind their back every second. There was also lots of stuff for the kids outside including a sandbox! Weather was only con for us because the house was very cold from inside when outside temperatures were under 20'C. We didn't use any heating though. After all the villa was perfect and we would absolutely stay there again!
To Tuscany team comments for this review:24.05.2018
OWNER COMMENT: Thank you very much for the nice things you wrote you have been a perfect group of people really good and you left the house in perfect condition !!! I really hope to see you again one day !! Manuela

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