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Valecchio, Pontassieve - Florence and Chianti

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

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 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.

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. 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.


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 3
Double bed (cannot be converted into a twin), closet, chair, stool, shelving unit, doors to garden.

Bathroom
Shower, sink, WC.

Notes
The owner and two family members occupy both floors of the main house and have their own private entrance. 

Pool
(The owner and family will not use the pool while guests are staying.)
Length: 14 metres
Width: 7 metres
Depth: 1.2 to 1.5 metres
Entrance: Metal ladder
Opening times: May to September
Fenced: No
Furnished: Sunloungers, parasols and a small fridge
Cleansed: Chlorine
Distance from villa: 80 metres


Facilities

Dog Friendly
Internet
Pool towels
Infant bed/chair
Terrace
Kitchen
Dishes/Utensils
Fridge/ Freezer
Bed linen and towels
Lounge
TV
Stove top
Barbecue
Filter coffee maker
Espresso maker
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Hairdryer
Mosquito screens
Fans
No smoking
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.

Villa rates

  • 2023
Date range
7 night price
07 Jan - 25 Mar 2023
$1,897
25 Mar - 27 May 2023
$2,133
27 May - 01 Jul 2023
$2,342
01 Jul - 26 Aug 2023
$3,578
26 Aug - 30 Sep 2023
$2,342
30 Sep - 11 Nov 2023
$2,133
11 Nov - 16 Dec 2023
$1,897
16 Dec - 30 Dec 2023
$2,342

House rules

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

Tourist tax: included in the rental price

Dog up to 30kg: stay for free

Charged based on usage: Heating Villa

Arrival guide

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

Approach road: Unpaved, even

Parking: Private, onsite parking


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 9,3/10 Score from 6 reviews - Excellent (6 Client reviews)

Paul
October 2022
Adult family group
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Guest villa score
8/10
The villa is in a beautiful location, at the end of a long, windy, and very bumpy track. You really need to get a car with good suspension and be prepared to take 20 minutes each way just to get to the main road. It's full of Tuscan rustic charm and reasonably well appointed, although some of the appliances are a bit dated. The hosts are friendly and welcoming, and were very helpful in getting us settled in, especially in overcoming some initial gremlins in the water supply. The large villa, with the two bedrooms, is separate from where the hosts live, and has the larger kitchen/dining/living area. The small add-on is in the basement of the main house where the hosts live, and is quite spacious and comfortable. We stayed in October, so the swimming pool was not open and can't comment on that, but the surroundings look nice.
Local attractions The nearby Colognole wine makers is a great place for a wine tasting, and restaurant, but you have to book ahead.The restaurant Il Ritrovo in nearby Rufina was a good local place to try. The mediaeval villages in the Arno valley to the east, and the mountainous Mugello region, to the north, are worth a visit.
To Tuscany team comments for this review:
Thank you for leaving a review for your stay at Valecchio. The Tuscan country roads can take some time to get used to, therefore we recommend taking it slow and, if need be, approaching difficult sections in first gear. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the stunning surroundings, and look forwards to welcoming you back to Tuscany in the future.

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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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