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Tranquil Countryside Villa and Guest House in the Land of the Medici

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San Godenzo house description

Transport yourself to the Italian countryside, at Casa Poggio Al Sere, sipping a glass of Chianti while watching the setting Tuscan sun, slowly seep into the shadow of Mount Falterona at the foot of the Apennines Mountains. This exquisite experience can be yours. Come and stay at our home at Poggio Al Sere. Awaiting you is your own impeccably furnished Tuscan farm house that comfortably sleeps four persons in the Main house and 2 persons in the charming guest cottage attached to the main house. Either choice, you will sleep well, far away from the maddening crowd, as the sounds of nature will lull you to sleep at night and the songs of the birds will awaken you every morning.

The entire villa was completely and lovingly restored by its owners over a period of several years. There are three possibilities for rental. First option, is the Main House which can accommodate up to a family of four. It includes a master bedroom with a queen sized bed, and two smaller bedrooms with single beds. It has a beautiful spacious bathroom with bath tub and shower. We have a laundry room, with an American washer and dryer has another toilet and shower available. The living room is complete with the original fireplace, original hand chiseled stone walls and high beamed ceilings. The large gourmet styled kitchen is completely and well equipped with free standing Italian version Wolf range stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. It is furnished with marble granite counter tops and beautiful chestnut cabinetry. The entire main house is furnished with antique furniture and has a grand piano for your playing pleasure.
The second rental option is the charming and cozy cottage with its private entrance situated below the main house, in the garden. This is a perfect choice for a couple or a party of two wishing a smaller space. It has a lovely living room/sleeping area complete with a wood burning stove. The bathroom is large, complete with its own washing machine, shower and bidet. The dining room area has a lovely round oak table that seats 4, and the kitchen is fully equipped and complete with a dishwasher, microwave and gas stove. All the rooms are beautifully furnished with hand crafted furniture and all the airy rooms have chestnut beams, stone walls, and face the garden.
The third rental option is renting the whole property,which can accommodate up to six people. It is perfect for an extended family, needing more space, yet privacy.
Surrounding the guest house is a spacious garden with flowers, fruit and cypress trees, herbs and vegetable garden. A romantic bubbling fountain with lovely areas for sitting, reading, writing or painting is at your doorstep. Spend your days relaxing, leisurely swinging gently in the hammock or lying reading in the garden swing. There is also a swimming pool for your use and pleasure after a long day of sightseeing. We have more pictures of the property if you would like to see them. Just let us know and we will send them along.

A car is a necessity to explore all the surrounding areas.
We are 10 minutes by car from the nearest train station, in Dicomano, where there are daily trains to Florence and other Italian hill towns.

With either choice, the property is perfect for a weeks stay or for a sabbatical, whether one spends their time traveling and sightseeing or painting and writing.

We are located on the top of a mountain that overlooks beautiful scenic valleys and mountains of the Mugello. The area is filled with interesting wildlife and wild flowers, seasonal berries, all for your exploration and enjoyment. There are many country roads for hiking and biking right outside your door. We also have a telescope for nightly star gazing, since we are so lucky to have no light pollution here on the mountain.

Poggio Al Sere, is remarkable for its magic and tranquility. From the first mornings light to the stunning sunsets, it is perfect for a relaxing vacation, whereby one can sit, read, paint or write or just meditate in the stillness of the day. It is a bit of paradise.
Come and visit us !

Poggio Al Sere is located between the towns of Dicomano and San Godenzo off the state highway 67, near the little village of Corella. It is in the territory known as The Mugello, an area in northern Tuscany, 40 kilometers north of Florence. The area of Mugello is a wide, green valley crossed in parts by the Sieve River, one of the major rivers that flow into the Arno River, Tuscany's principal river.

The Mugello is marked off in the north by the Tuscan-Emilia Romagna Apennines, in the south by the Monte Giovi peak and by Monte Senario and Monte Calvano in the west. The Mugello is striking because of its natural beauty and the diversity found in its landscape, which goes from rolling plains, to hills and to mountains. Mugello offers many interesting things to see and do which will please those who love nature and sports as well as those who are interested in the arts and culture of the area.

Keywords: Villa, Guest House, cottage

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            School aged children are welcome...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Main House Master bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Main House bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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          • Main House Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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          • Guest Cottage: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen Sized, Orthopedic Sleep Sofa...moreless

          • Extra Twin Roll-a-way twin bed is available. Guest House sofa bed is an orthopedic mattress and very comfortable...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Main House master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Main House bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Guest Cottage Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            This bathroom also has a washing machine ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Surrounding the farm house is a spacious garden with flowers, fruit and cypress trees, herbs and vegetables. A romantic bubbling fountain with lovely areas for sitting, reading, writing or painting is at your doorstep. Spend your days relaxing, leisurely swinging gently in the hammock or lying reading in the garden swing. There is also a swimming pool for your use and pleasure after a long day of sightseeing. We are located on the top of a mountain that overlooks beautiful scenic valleys and mountains of the Mugello. The area is filled with interesting wildlife and wild flowers, seasonal berries, all for your exploration and enjoyment. There are many country roads for hiking and biking right outside your door. We also have a telescope for nightly star gazing, since we are so lucky to have no light pollution here on the mountain. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                We have an extensive library (over 100) of videos and DVDs for your viewing pleasure....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    We are located on a small, promontory. There are beautiful vistas in a 360 degree view. Mountains on the back of the property, valley below and rolling hillsides, dotted with olive trees....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Each dining room seats up to 6 persons....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Natural air conditioning. The whole villa is constructed from stone, so it is naturally cool inside in the summer. All the windows are screened. No mosquitoes!!...moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    We have ethernet connection in the whole house...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    There is a clothes dryer in the main house that can be used if needed. There is also a clothes line outside....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    In the Main House there are two fireplaces....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    Satellite coverage in the whole house...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens and blankets are provided. There are also extra pillows if needed. Everything is provided for your comfort....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    We have a cell phone available or you can bring your own....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Parking is available on the property....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Washer is in the guest cottage is built in, under the counter in the bathroom. In the main house there is an American sized washer in the laundry room....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have a satellite wifi for your use with your computer or phone, in the whole house...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    Guest cottage...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We have an expresso machine, a Moka ( Italian coffee maker and a french press....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Each kitchen is fully equipped with cooking and baking utensils....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Both kitchens, upstairs and down are fully equipped with all kitchen utensils for you to make delicious Italian specialties....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Each kitchen has its own dishwasher...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Our kitchens are fully equipped with stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Each kitchen has its own microwave oven....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    The pantry is stocked with basic items for your convenience....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Each kitchen has its own large refrigerator with freezer....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Wolf type gourmet range in the Main House. In the guest cottage we have a gas stove top and electric oven....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                       

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                      €500-€700/week
                      There is €80 Euro cleaning fee. Utilities are included
                      Deposit is 50% of the total rent. Balanced paid upon arrival in Euros.
                      Credit Cards and personal Checks accepted. All rents paid in Euros.
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                      Location

                      Among the principal attractions the Mugello has to offer are:

                      • Mugello Race Circuit - located in Scarperia, it is one of the most famous international motorcycle race circuits,

                      • Bilancino Lake - located in Barberino di Mugello, the lake offers areas for swimming as well as for water sports such as canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. It is about 30 mins by car from the house

                      • Sport Fishing Lakes - several lakes for fishing are located across the territory,

                      • Medicean Villas and Castles - The area of the Mugello is a very interesting and historical area. It is known as the land of the Medici’s. There are many villas and castles that belonged to the Medici family and to the Renaissance era as the family traced its roots back to the Mugello. For example, there is the Park and Villa Demidoff in Vaglia, the Palazzo dei Vicari (Vicar Palace) in Scarperia, and the Villa di Cafaggiolo in Barberino di Mugello.

                      * Famous Designer Outlet shopping center in Barberino di Mugello

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: Italy is a country full of incredible landscapes and The Mugello is one of its best kept secrets, which makes it a memorable vacation in this amazing countryside. I am delighted to be able to offer a comfortable and beautiful guest house to my guests. My husband and I chose to restore this guesthouse, attached our the main house as if we were going to live there ourselves. It is important to us that what we offer to ourselves we would offer to others. Every amenity and comfort is well thought out and we make sure that the guesthouse is clean and in excellent condition at all times. I take pride in meeting the needs of my traveling friends while helping to make their stay in The Mugello a memorable one. As I am a teacher, I enjoy imparting my years of experience through giving suggestions on food, wine and day trips to other Italian cities close by. It is important to me to put the needs and comfort of my guests first and I am honored to say that 'Our house is your house !'

                      Why the Owner Chose San Godenzo:
                      It was the light and the energy of this amazing landscape that caught my heart and took my breath away. I knew at that moment I had to live here! When I first stepped onto this property in 1999, I fell in love with the LAND and all of its treasures. Since then, we have lovingly restored every inch of the house and the surrounding areas. On this property is our home and we look forward to sharing our villa with our traveling friends. We hope you will be one of them!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      I love the peace and tranquility of The Mugello most of all. I also love the golden light and how is plays upon the trees and the mountains, especially at twilight time. The sunsets we have are glorious. I love how we have no light pollution and how at night we sleep so well with only the crickets and the breeze to lull us to sleep. The animal life is amazing. In one day, you can see deer, wild boar, rabbits, and pheasants, literally all in the meadows at once. Additionally, there are farms nearby with cows in the meadows and lambs in the fields. Giant cypress tress and pines surround the house and in the summer, the warm smell of cypress and pine is unforgettable. Nearby, there is hiking and mountain biking. We have bikes for your use. There is the famous racetrack in Scarperia for racing fanatics. There are water sports at a nearby lake plus great shopping for designer clothes at the famous Barbarino Outlet Shopping center. Historically, there are lots to see and learn about. Visit where Giotto was born and Dante spent his exile. In addition, there are the fabulous castles of the Medici’s that one can visit. Finally, yet importantly, there is the food and wine. This area is famous for its wine and gastronomic specialties. Chianti wine is made in this region and there are wonderful wine tasting experiences awaiting you. Come and join us in this magical bit of paradise.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Enter into the Living Room of this comfortable cottage. Stays cool in the summer

                        Enter into the Living Room of this comfortable cottage. Stays cool in the summer

                      • Enjoy a lovely dinner and a glass of wine in the Dining Room.

                        Enjoy a lovely dinner and a glass of wine in the Dining Room.

                      • Large and well appointed bathroom includes washing machine

                        Large and well appointed bathroom includes washing machine

                      • A private patio awaits your morning coffee, or a romantic dinner 'a fresco'

                        A private patio awaits your morning coffee, or a romantic dinner 'a fresco'

                      • Rock away your cares or swing gently with a good book

                        Rock away your cares or swing gently with a good book

                      • Laze away the days, gently swinging, or enjoy a quiet conversation with a friend

                        Laze away the days, gently swinging, or enjoy a quiet conversation with a friend

                      • Retro style fridge,stone sink and dishwasher. Chestnut cabinets,main house

                        Retro style fridge,stone sink and dishwasher. Chestnut cabinets,main house

                      • Marble top bathroom sink - main house

                        Marble top bathroom sink - main house

                      • Entrance to Main house with Grand Piano

                        Entrance to Main house with Grand Piano

                      • Master bedroom - main house

                        Master bedroom - main house

                      • Living room in the Main house

                        Living room in the Main house

                      • Bedroom - main house

                        Bedroom - main house

                      • The living room converts into a comfortable bedroom to assure sweet dreams

                        The living room converts into a comfortable bedroom to assure sweet dreams

                      • Fully equipped kitchen- marble granite counter tops and chestnut wood cabinetry.

                        Fully equipped kitchen- marble granite counter tops and chestnut wood cabinetry.

                      • The entrance to the cottage, view of garden and fountain.

                        The entrance to the cottage, view of garden and fountain.

                      • After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a refreshing swim !

                        After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a refreshing swim !

                      • In the afternoon, sit and enjoy a cool drink overlooking the lovely garden

                        In the afternoon, sit and enjoy a cool drink overlooking the lovely garden

                      • Water gently flows from the Grecian jug. Can you hear the music?

                        Water gently flows from the Grecian jug. Can you hear the music?

                      • Large family country kitchen with Wolf range Italian style. Granite counter tops

                        Large family country kitchen with Wolf range Italian style. Granite counter tops

                      • Master bathroom with shower and large bathtub, toilet and bidet

                        Master bathroom with shower and large bathtub, toilet and bidet

                      • Bedroom - main house

                        Bedroom - main house

                      • Master bedroom - main house

                        Master bedroom - main house

                      • Laundry Room- American washer and dyer in the Main house with half bath

                        Laundry Room- American washer and dyer in the Main house with half bath

                      • Enjoy the Tuscan sun on the patio

                        Enjoy the Tuscan sun on the patio

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                      4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Member since: 2002
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 05/25/2013
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