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Le Balze

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Le Balze
bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 2

available for: 6 people

villa: Private Pool

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Le Balze
Location address: Terranuova Bracciolini - Arezzo   Show on map Show on map
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Le Balze is a restored barn which has been carefully restructured into a lovely modern Tuscan villa. It is surrounded by a large pretty garden, well manicured and protected by a hedge. It has views of the surrounding fields, forest covered hills and the famous balze mud cliffs. There is a vegetable garden where guests can pick their own seasonal veggies and fruit.
A gentle slope with some steps leads down to the pool area. It is in full sun with several umbrellas and a gazebo for shade. The nearby hedges protect it from the refreshing breeze. The sunbeds with their comfortable cushions are perfect for relaxing.
To either side of the villa there are loggias. The first loggia is enclosed and surrounded by windows, a winter garden,  which can be fully opened during warm sunny days. It is furnished with sofas and overlooks the pool area. While the loggia on the other side is near the barbeque and is furnished with a glass and iron table with chairs to dine outdoors.
Going inside there is a large lounge with a big fireplace surrounded by grey stone for the cooler nights. In the room there is plenty of space. Light is provided from the double wood and glass doors which lead to the garden, and from the single door that leads out to the closed loggia (winter garden)  with the sofas and wood stove. In one corner of the lounge is a huge flat screen TV.
To the back of the lounge and passing an arch on either side of the back wall there is the spacious kitchen. Some windows provide light. Along the back wall there is the kitchen unit which is well equipped with gas hobs, an oven, dishwasher and fridge with separate freezer. Work space is provided by a wooden kitchen island in the centre of the room.
To the other side of this room there is the large wooden dining table which can comfortably seat 8 people. On the well stocked sideboard there is a TV. Completing the floor is a bathroom with shower. Wooden beams are seen throughout the villa.
At the top of the stairs there is a bedroom immediately to the right. It's a lovely room with a warm wooden floor and huge windows looking out to the orchard to the back of the villa and onto the hills beyond. The room is spacious with a double bed and a wardrobe. It has a TV.
Two further steps lead into a hall off which there is a large bathroom with shower and a bathtub with hand held shower. To the left is a second bedroom which has a Juliet balcony. It is furnished with a beautiful curtained, four poster double bed, an armchair and a large wardrobe. The wooden floor has a pretty rug on it. There is a TV in the room.
The final bedroom is across the landing. This is the master bedroom. It has tradition Tuscan barn windows shaded by terracotta tiles. The lovely wooden floor is enhanced by the pretty ceiling of terracotta tiles and large beams. To one side is a flat screen TV and an armchair. The wardrobe is a walk-in wardrobe separated from the sleeping area by a wall behind the bed. This room has direct access to the shared bathroom on the floor.
There is a road that goes past the villa, this is a quiet country road and there is little traffic. The property and garden is fenced.

Bicycles are available at no extra cost.

All double beds measure 160 x 200cm.

The double beds cannot be made into twins.
Air-conditioning, if used is charged at 20 Euros per day.

The owner will extend the pool availability for late season bookings if requested.

Pool Info

The crystal pool is located in the sunny garden and is protected by a thick hedge. It is surrounded by a well maintained lawn with an outdoor shower to one side while there is a pretty gazebo shading a couple of sunbeds to the other side. Next to the pool is a ping pong table.
The paved deck has a couple of umbrellas and several comfortable wooden sunbeds. It is the perfect place to relax with a glass of Tuscan wine while soaking up the warm sun. The pool is 12x6 metres and 1.2-2.5 metres deep. It has roman steps to enter on one side with a diving board at the deep end. It's open from May to September, weather permitting.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 170 sqm
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Furnished loggia
  • Barbecue
  • Ping-pong table
  • TV Sat (news only)
  • CD player
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • MP3 player
  • Fire place (open)
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hairdryer
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Mosquito screens in bedrooms
  • No smoking
  • Air-conditioning
  • Baby cot
  • Pool towels provided
  • No pets allowed
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 12x6 mtrs, 1.2-2.5mtrs deep. Open from May to September, weather permitting
  • Leisure - wine and olive oil tasting, biking, walking
  • Tennis - 6km away in Terranuova Bracciolini
  • Horse riding - Il Circolo Ippico Tir Na Nog - www.tirnanog.eu/Il-maneggio.html
  • Golf - Ugolino Golf Club 55km away, or Valdichiana Golf Club 60km away
  • Babysitter - book in advance
  • Cook on request - book in advance, AmArti - amartilovedesign@gmail.com
  • House Maid - service provided by local supplier - book in advance
  • Railways - San Giovanni Valdarno 7km
  • Other services - the nearest bus stop is 1.2km away
  • Approach road - all paved
  • Distances - Loro Ciuffenna 6km, Reggello 20km, Gaiole in Chianti 30km, Radda in Chianti 30km, Arezzo 45km, Florence 60km, Siena 65km,  Pisa 150km

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7 Night Villa Price in US Dollar for up to 6 people - Price is NOT per head

 

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 450 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.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • 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: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Air-conditioning, if used is charged at 20 Euros per day.

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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 450 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.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • 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: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • Optional extra costs: Air-conditioning, if used is charged at 20 Euros per day.
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers after their stay at the villa. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For more information and our reviews policy please click here
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Keith
Young couple
Co Dublin , Ireland, Republic of

Stay: May 2017
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Uwe
Family with young children
Stuttgart, Germany

Stay: August 2016
Etwas zu abgelegen

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Anonymous
Mature couple
Ostfildern, Germany

Stay: September 2016
Highligts von Le Balze sind das übergroße Grundstück und der große Pool. Weiter ist die Küche positiv hervorzuheben. Das Gebäude selbst ist elegant eingerichtet. Da wir nur zu zweit waren, haben wir nur das große Schlafzimmer genutzt. Hier wären zum Schutz gegen Stechmücken Fliegengitter an den Fenstern wünschenswert.
Local attractions Idealer Ausgangspunkt um die Toscana zu erkunden. Einzelne Orte hervorzuheben, wäre Eulen nach Athen zu tragen. Aufgrund der leicht gebirgigen Gegend sowie der kleinen Straßen ideal für das Cabrio.

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Mark
Family with older children
Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

Stay: July 2016
We stayed at La Balze for five weeks.During that time our children joined at various times . We loved the Villa and location. This was our first visit to Tuscany and won't be our last. There were two very minor issues during our long stay and they were resolved quickly and the owners couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The villa is as description and as previous reviews have said there is now a lovely 'conservatory' area. The air conditioning isn't quite as described with payment being made by whole day ( and from what I could tell for a minimum of a week) it was expensive and we decided to go without. This was ok most days but some evenings were very hot. The house is cool and generally during the day AC wasn't needed. Expectionally well equipped the house made a super base from which to base our holiday. Mosquitos were a bit of a pain (as with anywhere in Italy the time of year) and the mosquito nets on the windows are actually net curtains which are semi successful. A super villa , lovely owners and a wonderful place to stay.

Hint -only issue was that we found it difficult to book retaurants. Often they are closed during the day, phone reception is not great and by the time they answer the phone in the evening they are fully booked (we were there during Peak holiday time). Better to pop in before going out a day or two before and book in person.
Local attractions We visited a wide range of places, quiet and not too touristy; Cortona, Poppi, Arezzo. Bit busier; Lucca, Montepulciano Very busy; Florence, st Gimignano, Venice and Siena. Favourite -Siena There is a restaurant next door but this was closed for a couple of weeks during our stay. We did visit and it was good. Favourite restaurant by far was La Posta Del poeta, five minute drive away and super food. We paid 25euros each for the set tasting menu we went twice and had 8/9 courses for that price, chef passionate about his food and he went out of his way to cater for special diets.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:

01.09.2016
Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you had a good time. Apologies for the confusion with the air conditioning. Air-conditioning, if used is charged at 20 Euros per day.
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Anonymous
Family with older children
Rottweil, Germany

Stay: August 2015
Pool, Garten, Nähe zur Osteria: sehr gutes Essen !! Freundlicher Service
Local attractions Osteria direkt gegenüber; Ristorante La Torre in Loro Ciuffenna, Heiße Thermen in San Filippo, Arezzo,

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Tanja
Family with older children
Nidderau, Germany

Stay: August 2015
Die Lage des Hauses, die schöne Einrichtung & der saubere Pool.

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Wilfried
Family with older children
Remscheid, Germany

Stay: July 2015
Das Haus ist sehr gut ausgestattet, Sauberkeit und Größe des Pools super. Tolles Grundstück mit einem Gemüse- und Obstgarten, der von den Gästen genutzt werden darf. Tolle Sache.
Von den zwei Terrassen wurde eine zum Wintergarten umgebaut. Es ließen sich allerdings nur zwei Türen problemlos öffnen, schade. Vielleicht sollten die Inernet-Bilder entsprechend aktualisiert werden. Die Stühle auf der offenen Terrasse waren sehr unbequem.
Local attractions Arrezzo, Florenz, Pisa, Siena und Lucca.

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

05.08.2016
The owner has informed us that there is a new veranda on the terrace made of windows and iron. It's possible to open it completely during day and night.
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Klaus
Family with older children
Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany

Stay: July 2015
Wir wurden sehr herzlich und liebevoll empfangen. Das Haus hat ein sehr schönes Ambiente, besonders hervorzuheben ist der wunderschöne Pool.
Lara und David haben sich schon freundschaftlich um uns gekümmert. Als wir sie brauchten waren sie sofort zur Stelle.


Local attractions Die Osteria L'Casolare gleich um die Ecke hat uns außergewöhnlich gut gefallen. Das mittelalterliche Örtchen San Gimignano sollte man unbedingt neben Florenz und Siena gesehen haben.

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Kirsten
Family with older children
41470, Germany

Stay: June 2015
Wunderschöner Garten mit einem tollen Pool. Das Haus war sehr gut ausgestattet. Der Empfang gestaltete sich sehr herzlich.
Die Klimaanlage war sehr teuer, was uns seitens der Vermieter jedoch erst am letzten Tag bei Schlüsselübergabe gesagt wurde. Sollte man sich für den Gebrauch einer Klimananlage entscheiden, dann lieber vorab den Preis abklären.
Local attractions Il casolare, das ist das Restaurant in direkter Nachbarschaft. Arezzo hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten (Supermarkt) in Terra braccilione. Die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele in der Toscana sind allerdings meistens 1 Stunde Fahrzeit entfernt.

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

16.07.2015
As in the villa description, 'Optional extra costs: Air-conditioning is available and charged by consumption.'
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Angela
Adult family group
Warrington, United Kingdom

Stay: May 2015
The accommodation overall was excellent with three good size bedrooms. a large kitchen and eating area, a comfortable lounge and warm and sunny day room. The pool and area was lovely with picturesque views across the valley. It's in a reasonable spot for getting out and sightseeing.
There are only two bathrooms which for 6 adults means a bit of queuing in the morning but this is only a minor point.
Local attractions There are many places to visit and you won't be disappointed by any of them. On this trip we visited San Gimignano which is lovely to wander its narrow streets for the day taking time to sit and eat lunch while people walk by. There are many good eating places but our favorite is Ristorante Badia a Coltibuono at Gaiole in Chianti (SI). The food is excellent with spectacular views across the chianti countryside.
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Els
Family with older children
Zaandam, Netherlands

Stay: May 2015
De ruime opzet, en de bedden. Prima ingerichte keuken. Ruim voldoende handdoeken en keukenlinnen. De snelle reactie om wat kleinigheden te herstellen.
Uitgebreid welkom met een drankje en een hapje. Lekkere ligbedden bij het zwembad.

Een heerlijk diner klaar gemaakt door de chef.
Douche gelegenheid. De douche deuren sloten niet helemaal goed zodat het voor de douchecabine ook nat werd. Geen ruimte om shampoo ed neer te zetten.
Wij vonden de stoelen bij de buitentafel niet comfortabel.
Local attractions Het restaurant naast de vakantiewoning. Florence en Sienna

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To Tuscany team comments for this review:

22.05.2015
Thank you for your review. There is a variety of outdoor seating. The issue with the shower door was corrected quickly.
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Nearest town

There are three towns all within the same distance from the villa. These three are Terranuova Bracciolini, San Giovanni Valdarno and Loro Ciuffenna, they are all approximately 6km away and have all amenities. However, about 3.5km from the villa is Penna which has a small grocery shop. And the nearest restaurant is Il Pettirosso which is about 4km away.

FAQ

- 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

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a Welcome Hamper? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a Welcome Hamper can be provided (service provided by local supplier). To order a Welcome Hamper please login into your account and place the order for one Welcome Hamper

- 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.​

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 71km - 0h 51m
Aeroporto Perugia: 125km - 1h 26m
Aeroporto Pisa: 130km - 1h 28m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there to do for children in the area?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in the area near the villa?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

 
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