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Overview

Bedrooms:
4
Bathrooms:
3
Sleeps:
8
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

3 Full baths

Description from manager

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Built in the early 20th century as a farmhouse, Buca delle Fate is now a private country house, hospitable and ideal for a holiday lived at a slow quiet pace. Renovated according to the dictates of local tradition, the house has a spacious common area that stretches outside to the pergola and a beautiful garden, cloaked by the silver of a thick clump of olive trees that border the property. Located in the Valdarno, halfway between Florence and Arezzo and just a few kilometres from the A1 Motorway of the Sun, Buca delle Fate (Hole of the Fairies) owes its name to the geography of the place in which it is located. We are in the middle of one of the most beautiful and alluring landscapes of the valley, characterized by the presence of the so called balze (crags), rock erosions formed as a result of the drying up of a large lake that covered the valley of the Arno, and which many believe were portrayed in the backgrounds of the paintings of the great Leonardo da Vinci. The balze offer beautiful scenarios at sunset, when the shadows creep into the cracks cut into the steep walls, which here are called buche (holes), and which legend wants inhabited by fairies. From the Setteponti road, the old road between Arezzo and Vallombrosa along which the property is located, wind numerous CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) routes that allow you to explore on foot or by mountain bike the whole area of the balze with a rich past in history and art, such as the famous basilica of Gropina which dominates the borgo of Loro Ciuffenna, ranked among the most beautiful villages in Italy. NB: About 50 m from the house is an annex where the owners live who could be a useful point of reference for the guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed.

Your Emma Villas Customer service is CRISTINA GIANNINI and you can reach her for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.

BUCA DELLE FATE HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior

The house has two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor opens, directly into the open-plan living area with a cosy sitting room, dining area and spacious kitchen. A single bedroom communicating with a double bedroom and sharing an ensuite bathroom with shower complete this floor. Both ground floor bedrooms have direct access to the garden via French windows. From the living room a stone staircase leads up to the first floor where, around a hallway, we come to a single bedroom (with direct access to a terrace with seating area), a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and two bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower and tub. And, finally, the laundry is to be found outside in a wooden structure next to the main entrance.

Park

The house is set in an estate of about 8000 square metres, most of which destined to the cultivation of olive trees that produce an excellent extra virgin olive oil. The fully fenced-in garden is characterized by areas of lawn bounded by borders of Mediterranean herbs and dotted by many fruit trees. At guests' disposal is also a vegetable garden for them to help themselves to seasonal vegetables. A large pergola in front of the kitchen has been set up as a relaxation area with sofa and armchairs and table for outdoor dining, with a kitchen and a built-in barbecue at short distance. At the back, a second pergola is the perfect spot for relaxing in the silence of the countryside. Just past the entrance gate to the property is the parking area, about 50 m from the house.

Swimming Pool

The pool, open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October, is located in the centre of the garden, at a slightly higher level than the house and is reached along a flight of five steps. The attractive pool, with stone border and PVC lining, has an area of 40 sq m and Roman steps on one side. It is equipped with a cold-water shower and lighting both inside the pool and in the surrounding garden. The purification system is chlorine. The sunbathing area, wood and stone along the perimeter and lawn dotted with olive trees around, is provided with sunbeds, umbrellas and a wooden gazebo furnished with armchairs. Another pool, available to the guests but not for their exclusive use, is located about 50 m from the house, near the annex where the owners live. This rectangular pool measures 12x6m with the depth varying from 1.20m to 1.70m. It also has an outdoor cold-water shower and a large sunbathing area planted with grass.

Pets

On request, small sized

Handicap

No

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4864829

About the area

The house is located in a convenient geographical position, thanks to which connections to the many places of historical, artistic and gastronomic interest are insured by an excellent road system. The motorway is a few minutes away, as is the Chianti route which passes through many picturesque villages along the way to Siena and Florence. The house is easily accessible from the airports in the region, first and foremost that of Florence, just a few kilometres away. It is also served by two railway stations that connect directly with the major cities thus avoiding the problem of parking. Leisure activities and shopping malls are close at hand in the nearby towns of Loro Ciuffenna and Montevarchi. And finally, for those who do not want to miss the exciting experience of quality shopping, the house is located within walking distance of many outlets with important labels such as The Mall, Dolce e Gabbana, Prada. Half an hour from Florence, finally, is the other major outlet of Barberino del Mugello.

Getting around

Airport: Florence 74km, Pisa 135km, Bologna 159km, Rome Fiumicino 271kmTrain station: San Giovanni Valdarno 13km, Montevarchi 11km Highways: A1 exit Valdarno 12.5kmShops and services: Montemarciano 2km (coffee bar), Loro Ciuffenna 4km Beaches: Tyrrhenian sea: Castiglione della Pescaia 154km, Punta Ala 174km Access roads: 300m of close and unpaved road Attractions within 100km: Florence 55km, Siena 64km, Arezzo 46km, Gaiole in Chianti (32km), Greve in Chianti 35km, Radda in Chianti 36km, Montepulciano 77km, Pienza 85km, Cortona 86km, San Gimignano 98km

Interaction with guest

The price includes: water gas for kitchen use internet wi-fi connection initial and final cleaning weekly linen pool and park maintenance The price does not include: electricity (on consumption up to date market prices) extra cleaning when animals are present (€ 30,00 per animal per week) Security deposit (to be paid on site and refundable at the departure) On Request extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour/cleaner) extra linen (€ 10,00 per person) heating (on consumption using up to date market prices) firewood (€ 30,00/100 kg)

Manager profile

Emma Villas S.r.l.
Years listed:
5

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian

About the manager

We are an Italian Incoming Tour Operator, working in the prestigious villa weekly rental sector in many areas of Italy. Our philosophy A little less than a decade has passed since we began our business to which we have consistently devoted passion, dedication and immense effort, paid back in full b...

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Golf
  • Horse riding

Bathrooms

  • 3 Full baths

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