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Le Balze, Terranuova Bracciolini - Arezzo

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 people Private Pool 4,5 - Excellent - Excellent 4,5

High in the hills of eastern Tuscany, this converted barn and its grounds score strongly when it comes to comfort, seclusion 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


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

Sofa, two armchairs, coffee table, wood-burning stove.

Fully equipped kitchen, dining table and chairs, sideboard.

Bathroom 1
Shower, sink, WC.

First Floor

Bedroom 1

Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), walk-in wardrobe, armchair.

Bedroom 2
Four-poster double bed (cannot be converted to twins), wardrobe, armchair, double doors to Juliet balcony.

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

Bathroom 2
Bath with handheld shower, shower, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
Whether you’re active or inactive, Le Balze (named after the curious local rock formations that fascinated Leonardo da Vinci), is likely to appeal. Its substantial pool is a real draw; the large gardens are great for energetic children or lazy adults; or jump on the villa’s mountain bikes to explore locally or play a game of ping-pong near the pool. You certainly don’t need to go far to be happy: previous guests have raved about the osteria just a few minutes away, as well as options a little further down the road. Le Balze is also a good choice for low-season visits, with its warm conservatory, lounge and welcoming kitchen-diner.

Three bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Some bicycles are available at no extra cost. Air-conditioning, if used is charged per day, please check with your agent when booking. The owner may extend the pool’s availability for late-season bookings if you ask.

The substantial pool has a diving board and ladder steps at the deep end, and Roman internal steps at the shallow end. The surrounding paved terrace has sunloungers and two large umbrellas. There is an outdoor shower and a nearby cabana on the lawn gives further shade. Pool size: 12m x 6m, 1.2m-2.5m deep. Open from May through September, weather permitting. Opening times may be extended on request, please check with your agent when booking.


Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
No pets allowed
No smoking
Mosquito screens in bedrooms
Pool towels provided
Maid service available for extra charge
Ping-pong table onsite
Furnished loggia
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
MP3 player
Fire place (open)
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Cook on request - extra cost
Ironing board

Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Click here to request flexible dates

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 500 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

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.

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
02 Jun - 07 Jul 2018
2869 US Dollar
07 Jul - 25 Aug 2018
3827 US Dollar
25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018
2869 US Dollar
15 Sep - 10 Nov 2018
2228 US Dollar
10 Nov - 15 Dec 2018
2228 US Dollar
15 Dec - 29 Dec 2018
2228 US Dollar
2019 Prices per villa
Date range
7 night price
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2019
2248 US Dollar
05 Jan - 23 Mar 2019
2248 US Dollar
23 Mar - 01 Jun 2019
2248 US Dollar
01 Jun - 06 Jul 2019
2896 US Dollar
06 Jul - 24 Aug 2019
3868 US Dollar
24 Aug - 14 Sep 2019
2896 US Dollar
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
2248 US Dollar
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
2248 US Dollar
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
2248 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 71km - 0h 51m
  • Aeroporto Perugia: 125km - 1h 26m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 130km - 1h 28m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Gaiole in Chianti: 29km - 0h 38m
  • Vallombrosa: 31km - 0h 44m
  • Radda in Chianti: 32km - 0h 44m
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.

 More options
Golf Club
Horse riding

Guest reviews: Le Balze <div class='textCenter'>9,2/ 10</div>Score from 6 reviews - Excellent (6 Client reviews)

August 2017
Adult family group
Lincoln, United Kingdom Lincoln, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
On arrival at Le Balze we were met by David who was very friendly and upon guiding us around the villa it became quickly evident that Le Balze was everything we had expected from the details and photos provided in the To Tuscany website. The house and furnishings are lovely and most comfortable. The garden and surrounding landscape are beautiful, and the swimming pool (and associated furniture) are fantastic - the best I have had to date in a private rental.

This was a beautiful and relaxing holiday, a perfect balance of visiting beautiful places and chilling out in perfect surroundings.

The pre-checkout inspection was undertaken by Sandra who was charming and a pleasure to meet.

This was our first holiday with To Tuscany, and it won't be the last!

Many thanks.
Local attractions Obviously, a car is essential for getting around. Then again, that is the case for most of Tuscany. We found that the location of Le Balze, relatively close to autostrade A1, was very good for visiting most places. Places visited, and all beautiful, were: Siena - marvellous, especially the views from the torre. San Gimignano - magnificent. Gaiole in Chianti Castell Brolio - Took the classic tour at this fantastic winery. Bought several reds. Can't wait for Christmas!! Cortona - Views from the top of the village (at sunset) are wonderful. Firenze - Went on the train from San Giovanni Valdarno, easy. Loro Ciuffenna - My favourite local village. Unspoilt Italy. Just loved sitting outside drinking with the locals. Restaurants: My favourites were in Loro Ciuffenna - Ristorante Pizzeria Va Pensiero and Ristorante La Torre. The restaurant next to the villa, Osteria l'Casolare, is also very good and, of course, very convenient. We had a wonderful evening there with the owners - charming people.

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adults (ages 16 +)

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infants (ages <2 yr)

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