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Le Balze, Terranuova Bracciolini - Arezzo

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 6 guests Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 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

Lounge

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

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

Kitchen-Diner
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.

Notes
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.

Mosquito Screens In Bedrooms

Pool
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.


Facilities

Air-conditioning
Internet
Washing Machine Inhouse
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
No dogs allowed
No smoking
Mosquito screens
Pool towels provided
Maid service available for extra charge
Ping-pong table onsite
Furnished loggia
Barbecue
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
MP3 player
Fire place (open)
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Kettle
Dishwasher
Oven
Hairdryer
Iron
Ironing board
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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €500 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: Paved

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: included in the rental price

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.

Parking: Private, onsite parking

Concierge Service
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What client's have to say about our concierge service: 
Excellent concierge service!! Valentina Petri's recommendations and her eagerness to help with great advises were priceless. She responded super quickly to all our questions and her suggestions were highly appreciated.
Source: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/to-tuscany.com

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2019
  • 2020
Date range
7 night price
14 Sep - 09 Nov 2019
$2,248
09 Nov - 14 Dec 2019
$2,248
14 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
$2,248
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2020
$2,268
Date range
7 night price
04 Jan - 21 Mar 2020
$2,268
21 Mar - 30 May 2020
$2,268
30 May - 04 Jul 2020
$2,923
04 Jul - 22 Aug 2020
$3,908
22 Aug - 12 Sep 2020
$2,923
12 Sep - 07 Nov 2020
$2,268
07 Nov - 19 Dec 2020
$2,268
19 Dec - 02 Jan 2021
$2,268

Layout (170 sqm)

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

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.

Guest reviews: Le Balze <div class='textCenter'>9,5/ 10</div>Score from 10 reviews - Superb (10 Client reviews)

Leszek
July 2019
Family with older children
Opole, Poland Opole, Poland
Guest villa score
10/10
Would you like to translate?
Jeżeli ktoś ceni sobie spokój i możliwość wypadów na zwiedzanie Toskanii to jest to rewelacyjne miejsce.
Local attractions Przed willa jest osteria uważam, że jedzenie jest bardzo dobre, polecam.

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Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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