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Le Balze, Terranuova Bracciolini - Arezzo and Cortona

3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 6 guests Private Pool 4 - Very good - Very good 4

High in the hills of eastern Tuscany, this converted barn and its grounds score strongly when it comes to comfort and spaciousness. Its substantial private pool is the first thing you’ll see on entering the gates: it sits in the middle of a large, hedged lawn, complete with a romantic cabana to one side and Roman steps to enter the water. Le Balze itself commands a small rise above the pool, looking out over surrounding wooded hilltops. The grounds wrap around the building, including a vegetable garden and young orchard – you are welcome to produce from both. And this open-handedness extends to the interior, where bedrooms and living spaces alike are generous. The accommodation will suit families or friends – you’ll find plenty of spaces for being together or enjoying some down time, whether that’s around the pool, in the lounge, conservatory or loggia.

Arezzo, Florence and Siena are all accessible for day trips from here but don’t forget the smaller delights of, for example, Loro Ciuffenna, just up the road, and Chianti’s hilltop villages, across the Arno valley.

Ground Floor

Lounge

Two sofas, coffee table, pouffe, sideboard, fireplace, door to conservatory, double doors to garden.

Conservatory
Sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, dining table and chairs.

Kitchen-Diner
Fully equipped kitchen, dining table and chairs, sideboard.

Bathroom 
Shower, sink, WC.

Laundry room 
Washing machine

First Floor

Bedroom 1

Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, TV, armchair, mosquito screens.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), TV, wardrobe, armchair, double doors to Juliet balcony, mosquito screen.

En-suite Bathroom
Bath with handheld shower, shower, sink, WC, bidet.

Bedroom 3
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, side table, TV, mosquito screen.

En-suite Bathroom
Shower, sink, WC, bidet.

Private Pool:
Length: 12 metres
Width: 6 metres
Depth: 1.2 - 2,5 metres
Entrance: Roman steps
Opening times: May to September
(Opening times may be extended on request, please check with your agent when booking.)
Fenced:  No
Furnished: Shower, sunloungers and parasols 
Cleansed: Salt
Distance from villa: 35 metres


Facilities

Flexible dates
Air-conditioning
Internet
Washing Machine
Infant bed/chair
Kitchen
Dishes/Utensils
Fridge/ Freezer
Bed linen and towels
Lounge
TV
Stove top
No pets
Microwave
Terrace
No smoking
Mosquito screens
Pool towels
Barbecue
Fire place
Filter coffee maker
Espresso maker
Dishwasher
Oven
Hairdryer

Villa rates

  • 2024
  • 2025
Date range
7 night price
18 May - 06 Jul 2024
$3,429
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2024
$4,583
24 Aug - 28 Sep 2024
$3,429
28 Sep - 09 Nov 2024
$2,660
09 Nov - 21 Dec 2024
$2,660
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2024
$3,429
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2025
$3,773
04 Jan - 22 Mar 2025
$2,923
22 Mar - 17 May 2025
$2,923
17 May - 05 Jul 2025
$3,773
05 Jul - 23 Aug 2025
$5,042
23 Aug - 27 Sep 2025
$3,773
27 Sep - 08 Nov 2025
$2,923
08 Nov - 20 Dec 2025
$2,923
20 Dec - 03 Jan 2026
$3,773

Local charges

Tourist tax: included in the rental price

Charged based on usage: Heating Villa, Air Conditioning

Arrival guide

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. 

Approach road: Paved

Parking: Private, onsite parking


Layout (170 sqm)

Ground floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Terrace
Terrace
Dining Room
First floor
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom

Villa location

The nearest airports:
  • Airport Florence: 71km - 0h 51m
  • Airport Perugia: 125km - 1h 26m
  • Airport Pisa: 130km - 1h 28m
The nearest local amenities:
  • Penna: 3km - 0h 04m
  • San Giovanni Valdorno: 6km - 0h 09m
  • Loro Ciuffenna: 6km - 0h 10m
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.

Guest reviews: Le Balze

4,2/5 Score from 7 reviews - Very good (7 Client reviews)
Anonymous
September 2023
Group of friends
Midhurst, Canada Midhurst, Canada
Guest villa score
4/5
We had a wonderful stay at Le Balze! The location was remote (what we were looking for) and central to many destinations within Tuscany. The pool area was beautiful and there were many other spots on the property to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather. Renters should know that garbage bags, soaps, kitchen essentials are not provided to so you will need to purchase when you get groceries. Also, it was not recommended that you drink the tap water so water bottles also had to be purchased (2 were provided in the fridge as well as a bottle of prosecco!). We utilized the outdoor BBQ as well as the pizza oven - that was great experience!

Nikola, the property manager was very helpful, provided lots of information about the property and also booked us a reservation at the restaurant next door (do not miss the opportunity to have dinner there! Very authentic, delicious, and service was wonderful!).

We did have some issues with sink drainage but Nikola was quick to respond and was able to resolve the drainage in the shower.
Local attractions We enjoyed day trips to Montelpuciano, San Gimignano, Siena and Firenze and our meal next door was fantastic!
To Tuscany team comments for this review:
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at Le Balze. We're thrilled that you had a wonderful time in our remote yet central Tuscany location and enjoyed the beautiful pool area and outdoor amenities. We apologise for the missing essentials, as typically they are provided, and we'll work on ensuring they are available in the future. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable experience.

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Duration nights

Any size

Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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$2,660 to $4,583

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