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Valecchio, Pontassieve - Florence

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

Valecchio is a spacious villa for six sharing, a super place to bring together friends or family for a memory-making holiday. Not only does it have a homely feel, it is also truly flexible, split between a main villa and a semi-detached apartment, so might just present the perfect solution if you’re travelling with grandparents or older children.
From the moment you step into the open-plan living area in the main lounge, with its herringbone-pattern terracotta tiles, beamed ceilings and exposed sections of stone wall, you will begin to appreciate the villa’s truly authentic Tuscan vibe.

The initial warm impression, created by the stone facade, which is part-painted in striking yellows and blues, is enhanced inside by the soft colours in the décor and the well-chosen antique-style furniture. The lounge is oriented to take in the rural views, with furniture positioned to overlook an utValecchioterly bucolic landscape, framed by a valley and mountains and enhanced by a babbling brook. Outside, the huge garden can feel like your own private nature reserve, with mature trees, shrubs and the enchanting remnants of an 11th-century mill. You can choose from two furnished terraces for dinner: one covered by a gazebo; another outside the attached apartment. Both have superlative views, as does the private pool. From here on the raised pool terrace, the scene is truly spectacular, a panorama of mighty wooded hills tumbling into the valley below.

Main house

Ground floor

Raised Ground Floor

Lounge-Kitchen-Diner

Table and chairs, two armchairs, coffee table, side table, fully-equipped kitchen, stairs to lower-ground floor.

Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 1

Two twin beds (cannot be converted into a double), bureau, chair, door to garden.

Bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), wardrobe, occasional table, two chairs, door to garden.

Apartment

Kitchen-Diner

Table, two easy chairs, basically equipped kitchenette.

Bedroom
Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), closet, chair, stool, shelving unit, doors to garden.

Bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Our Thoughts
Valecchio has a comfy, warm and welcoming feel. You will be charmed by stylish touches such as the exposed sections of stone and the antique bedstead with its padded headboard. The views of the Chianti countryside are simply stunning, even from the properties, thanks to generously-sized windows. We love the well-tended garden, too, with its mature cypress trees and outbuildings mantled in foliage. Should you wish to explore the countryside you will find the popular town of Rufina just a short drive away. But if you’re dining at home, feel free to top up your larder from the vegetables and fruit growing in the garden.

Notes
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms. The owner and two family members occupy both floors of the main house and have their own private entrance. The property is not fenced. A complementary welcome buffet is provided on arrival.
Parking - available on site

Pool
The pool is 80m away from the property but within the garden. It is entered by steps and handrail at either end; the owner and family will not use the pool while guests are staying. Poolside features include sun loungers, parasols and a small fridge. Pool size: 7m x 14m, 1.2-1.5m deep. Open May to September, weather permitting.


Facilities

Dog Friendly
Flexible dates
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
2 furnished terraces
Barbecue
Flat screen TV
TV - Sat Astra Free View
DVD player (Euro)
CD player
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Kettle
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Toaster
Iron
Ironing board
Cook on request - extra cost
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens
Electric fans
Cooking Courses
Ping-pong table onsite
No smoking
Maid service available for extra charge
A communal washing machine, paid for as used
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   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €300 payable only in Euro  cash is required on arrival. You should be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay.

Approach road: Unpaved, even

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: Heating if used is charged by consumption.
Washing machine on site for guests to use with an additional charge.

Parking: Private, onsite parking

Dogs: stay for free

Concierge Service
Sometimes the villa is all that you need, but if you’re tempted by the culture, excitement and activity Tuscany has to offer, then the To Tuscany free Concierge Service could be for you. Working alongside our local hand-picked partners and professionals, your concierge is there to ensure you have experiences to remember. At the time of booking or any time prior to arrival at your villa, your concierge will be happy to discuss any additional requirements to help make your stay extra special. This can include anything from organising a pre-arrival shopping service to booking a personal chef for a special meal.

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


Villa rates

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Date range
7 night price
28 Sep - 21 Dec 2019
$1,310
21 Dec - 28 Dec 2019
$2,086
Date range
7 night price
28 Dec - 04 Jan 2020
$3,341
04 Jan - 11 Apr 2020
$1,377
11 Apr - 18 Apr 2020
$2,187
18 Apr - 30 May 2020
$1,809
30 May - 27 Jun 2020
$2,187
27 Jun - 29 Aug 2020
$3,341
29 Aug - 26 Sep 2020
$1,991
26 Sep - 19 Dec 2020
$1,377
19 Dec - 02 Jan 2021
$2,187

Layout (205 sqm)

Ground floor
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom
Dining Room
Cottage ground floor
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Cottage first floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 59km - 1h 08m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 112km - 1h 43m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 119km - 1h 44m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Borgo San Lorenzo: 25km - 0h 43m
  • Fiesole: 31km - 0h 54m
  • Vallombrosa: 32km - 0h 58m
The nearest grocery shop, supermarket, pharmacy and bank can be found in Rufina, 7km away. Rufina is a popular town that boasts some beautiful religious archeticture in the form of several churchs and the castle Castiglioni. There are several popular bars and restaurants to frequent. “Il Colognolo” comes highly recommended by the owners of Valecchio.

Guest reviews: Valecchio <div class='textCenter'>9,8/ 10</div>Score from 13 reviews - Superb (13 Client reviews)

Rolf
September 2019
Family with older children
Willich, Germany Willich, Germany
Guest villa score
10/10
Would you like to translate?
Die Lage, die Ausstattung sowie die Betreuung sind einzigartig. Es ist ein kleines Paradies, aus dem man nicht mehr fort möchte.

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Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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