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Valecchio, Pontassieve - Florence

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

Valecchio is a wonderful traditional Tuscan villa split between a semi-detached apartment and an independent cottage. Valecchio boasts magnificent views of the forest covered hills and valley below and is the ideal holiday home for a family or friends. The popular town of Rufina is only 7km away.

The wonderful, well maintained swimming pool is approximately eighty metres away across the lovely mature garden. The pool terrace is furnished with sun loungers and parasols and offers breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the hills and vineyards. Guests can use vegetables and fruit from the vegetable garden.

There are two furnished terraces available for guests to dine alfresco. The first is covered by a gazebo and is situated close to the cottage. The second is directly outside the attached apartment. Both have been furnished with tables and chairs for dining alfresco and afford fantastic views.

Entry to the wonderful restored cottage is through a pretty covered indoor 'loggia' directly into a wonderful open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner on the higher level. There are terracotta tiles throughout this floor and a marvelous ceiling with original wooden beams. The kitchen area is very spacious and is equipped with an oven, gas hobs,  and an under counter fridge with small icebox. In the room is  a lovely wooden dining table with seating for everyone.

The lounge area has been furnished with comfortable armchairs that face the window. The windows in the room offer some of the most glorious views of the valley and nearby hills. The owners have tried to leave the original elements, and have created a very pleasant room to spent time together. A flight of stairs near the entrance lead down to the lower leveland bedrooms.

At the bottom of the stairs on the lower level and to the right is a bathroom with shower. One of the bedroomsIt is furnished with two single beds, an antique chest of drawers and a pretty chair. Throughout the floor are modern Terracotta tiles and original wooden beams on the ceiling. There is a door in this room into the garden with lovely views of the woodlands.

Next to the twin room is a double bedroom. This bright and airy room has been furnished with a double bed with a lovely padded headboard in soft colors, an antique wardrobe, two wooden chairs and a table. A big glass door opens out onto the garden and has great views over the olive groves. By use of natural elements and colors this room has a comfy feel.

From a furnished terrace with lovely views around and some steps up you will reach the semi-detached apartment. Entry is directly into an open-plan kitchen and diner. The kitchenette is equipped with twin electric hobs and an under counter fridge. The kitchenette is only suitable for the preparation of light snacks and refreshments.There is a very special opening to the bedroom and parts of the old walls are still visible. Light enters the room by the big glass doors.

Access to the bathroom with shower is from the eating area.Directly ahead through a unique archway is the bedroom. This bright spacious room is furnished with a double bed with antique headboard, an armchair and a wooden unit with a television on top. To the right is a walk-in closet. French doors open out onto the gardens.

The owner and two family members occupy both floors of the main house. They have their own private entrance and will not use the pool during guests stay.

The property is not fenced and therefore not pet secure.

A welcome buffet is provided for free on the day of arrival.

Pets are welcome.

The use of electricity is included in the rental price
Heating if used is charged by consumption.

Washing machine on site for guests to use with an additional charge.

The well maintained swimming pool is situated approximately eighty metres away from the villa in the pretty garden. The pool terrace is slightly raised and boasts spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains. You can hear a stream nearby, and the mill from the 11th Century is still visible in the garden.

The pool is chlorine cleansed and measures 7x14 metres with a varying depth of 1.20 – 1.50 metres and is available from May to September, weather permitting. The terrace is furnished with ample sun loungers and parasols making this the perfect spot to unwind and relax. There is a small fridge by the pool for guests’ convenience.


Pet Friendly
Flexible dates
2 furnished terraces
Flat screen TV
TV Sat
DVD player (Euro)
CD player
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Ironing board
Baby cot
Cook on request - extra cost
Mosquito screens
Electric fans
Cooking Courses
Ping-pong table onsite
Pets welcome
No smoking
Maid service available for extra charge
A communal washing machine, paid for as used
Swimming pool – Chlorine cleansed pool measuring 7x14 metres with a depth of 1.20 – 1.50 metres. Open from May to September, weather permitting.
Parking – On site
Approach road – 2.7km unpaved road in good condition

Additional information

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

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is 300 Euro payable only in Euro. 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.

Approach road – 2.7km unpaved road in good condition

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

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

Concierge Service
If you would like suggestions and tips regarding different activities you can do during your stay please contact our concierge service at

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
28 Apr - 02 Jun 2018
1701 US Dollar
02 Jun - 30 Jun 2018
2066 US Dollar
30 Jun - 01 Sep 2018
3146 US Dollar
01 Sep - 29 Sep 2018
1877 US Dollar
29 Sep - 29 Dec 2018
1296 US Dollar

What's the villa like inside?

Dining Room
Cottage Ground
Cottage First
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

Guest reviews: Valecchio <div class='textCenter'>10/ 10</div>Score from 4 reviews - Superb (4 Client reviews)

August 2017
Family with young children
Paris, France Paris, France
Guest villa score
Would you like to translate?
Un lieu magique
Un souvenir inoubliable,une magnifique villa confortable, très bien équipée au milieu des paysages splendides .
Le calme absolu, la piscine très agréable entourée des collines boisées,avec des chaises longues confortables.
Pleins de jeux pour les enfants:
ping pong,babyfoot etc...
Les nuits étoilées sublimes .
La propriétaire habite à côté ,avec une présence acceuillante , discrète généreuse et attentionnée.
Nous avons envie d'y retournér.

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adults (ages 16 +)

children (ages 2 - 15)

infants (ages <2 yr)

7 nights from
1296 to 3146 US Dollar

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