Barberino Val d`Elsa (Florence)
The farmhouse is located on the green hills south of Florence, in an area of Tuscany particularly rich in castles, ancient parish churches, villas belonging to important Florentine families and small less-renowned but nevertheless interesting museums.
As the many finds unearthed during several archaeological excavations demonstrate, the Etruscan settled in the area of the villa, where they founded various towns. In the Middle Ages this part of Florence countryside grew in importance thanks to the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage route that connected northern Europe to Rome. The area, like most of eastern Tuscany, was then involved in the war between Florence and Siena, which ended with the triumph of the Florentine Republic.
The ancient farmhouse is a 17th-century building situated at the centre of an estate that includes an olive grove, a vineyard and a small lake. The private swimming pool (12x6 m; depth: 1.20-2 m) exclusively reserved to guests lies in the English garden that surrounds the building. A pergola is furnished with table and chairs for guests to have their meal in the open air. The barbecue equipment is in the garden.
The farmhouse is just a few dozen kilometres from Florence historic centre and its important monuments. Siena, San Gimignano, Certaldo, Vinci and Colle Val d'Elsa are within short driving distance.
In case of need, guests can contact the owners of the farmhouse, who live nearby and will be glad to help them.
The two-storey building is divided into four apartments; in total, it can accommodate 15 guests in 1 single bedroom, 6 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom and has 8 bathrooms. The luminous rooms have terracotta-tiled floors and beamed ceilings and are furnished in the traditional Tuscan rustic style.
The apartment on the ground floor (4 beds) composes of kitchen/living room and two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower.
A second apartment on the ground floor (2 beds) composes of kitchen, dining room, living room with a double bed and two bathrooms. The living room with double bed and one of the bathrooms are on the loft.
On the ground floor is also a room with French-size bed, private bathroom and a closed veranda.
On the first is the largest of the two apartments (7 beds), which consists of kitchen, living room with fireplace, dining room, a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, two double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom with shower and a single bedroom.
The balcony that leads to the apartment on the first floor enjoys a beautiful view of the surrounding hills.
Facilities and Services
The farmhouse comes with swimming pool, barbecue, air conditioning, working fireplace, Internet connection, table-tennis table, five-a-side-football pitch, oven, microwave oven, cot bed and covered private car parking place.
Cooking lessons, lunches and dinners are organised upon request.
A cook and a breakfast service are available upon request.
Possibilty of purchasing the produce of the farm.
A restaurant is 3 kilometres from the farmhouse.
Shops and services of any kind are 4 kilometres from the estate.
A golf club is 27 kilometres from the property.
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