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Home in Serene Setting Among Acres of Orchards, Near Florence.

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Stunning views and fresh, mosquito-free climate in hills surrounding Florence

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Last updated: 11/30/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Borgo San Lorenzo chateau / country house description

Escape to our newly remodeled home among acres of orchards and grazing fields overlooking Vicchio in the Mugello Valley, 40 minutes from Florence.

Our home, or La Prunetina, is a haven of peace in the splendid Tuscan countryside and is an optimal point of departure to visit cities like Florence and Siena or the popular thermal baths of Monte Catini. The Mugello Valley itself is known for its art, wine and oil production, its beef and dairy products, and our surrounding forests are plentiful in funghi, wild boar, hare, blackberries and chestnuts. There are many museums, castles, markets, vineyards and exquisite dining options to entertain the art and food lover. Directly outside our gate there are wonderful trails to explore on foot, horseback or mountain bike.

La Prunetina was lovingly restored in 2009 and maintains its original farmhouse charm while having completely modern amenities and technology inside. This home was originally built in the 17C to house two families and has since been opened to create one 1,500sq. ft home consisting of 4 spacious bedrooms, a generous American sized and equipped kitchen, living room, utility room and 2 bathrooms. Our spacious yard affords open views to the Apennini ridges beyond and the sound of the nearby stream. Two patios and hammocks welcome you to enjoy your morning café, meals and free time outdoors. Our barbeque and 17C pizza oven will tempt those of you who are adventurous and like to cook by fire.

Keeping the building green has been very important to us and we are proud to state that many measures have been taken to make this happen: solar heating, compost bins, water-based paints, and roofing and stucco that both cool and heat the home naturally and most efficiently. A 15x120 foot vegetable patch and 30-tree orchard allows us to grow and consume some our own produce throughout the year.


Keywords: Farmhouse, Country Cottage, Chateau, Home, Vicchio, Florence

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Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • White Room: 1 king

            downstairs, view of valley and mountains, spacious...moreless

          • Sunset Room: 1 double

            downstairs, single or double, view of valley and mountains...moreless

          • Lavender Room

            upstairs, morning light, garden view, spacious...moreless

          • Sienna Red Room: 2 twin/ single

            upstairs, beds can be joined, view of garden and fields...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

            spacious and wonderful view from shower...moreless

          • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            spacious, view of garden and fields...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Apple TV, 46' LED HD TV screen, sound system, filtered drinking water, American-style and equipped kitchen, two shaded patios with views, orchards, trampoline, hammock, sandbox, hiking trails, Roman towers....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Game Console

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    plus espresso machine...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    spacious and fully stocked with quality appliances and utensils...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    modern convection with timer...moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Sunset rise and sunset patios (2). Both spacious and covered or partially covered with fantastic views! ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Acres of land for which to enjoy, explore and use...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      $300/night. 4 NIGHT MINIMUM allowed during non-summer months only
                      April 6 - June 1. $1,500/week
                      June 1 - September 28. $1,600/week
                      September 28 - November 17. $1,500/week
                      Additional $ 75 for parties with 5+ adults 
                      Heating fee is charged from April 1 - May 15 and October 1 - November 17
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/30/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      wine tasting, regional food festivals, chestnut - mushroom -truffle - berry hunting all outside of front gate, local cultural festivals

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1964

                      About the owner: The property we are renting is our home, not a rental and we believe you will see and feel the difference when you are here. In 2009 we lovingly restored this farmhouse that has been in my husband's family for the past 3 generations. We welcome you here and hope you will enjoy your stay in the serene environment of Monte Giovi. Benvenuti!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Stunning views and fresh, mosquito-free climate in hills surrounding Florence

                        Stunning views and fresh, mosquito-free climate in hills surrounding Florence

                      • Stunning views from patios

                        Stunning views from patios

                      • Modern, American size and equipped kitchen

                        Modern, American size and equipped kitchen

                      • Lavender Room

                        Lavender Room

                      • Siena Red Room

                        Siena Red Room

                      • View From Downstairs Shower

                        View From Downstairs Shower

                      • Downstairs bathroom

                        Downstairs bathroom

                      • Sunset patio. For guests a night of wine tasting with wine sommelier and chef

                        Sunset patio. For guests a night of wine tasting with wine sommelier and chef

                      • Home grown farm. Something is always in season

                        Home grown farm. Something is always in season

                      • Hammock time

                        Hammock time

                      • La Prunetina surrounded by acres of orchards and grazing land

                        La Prunetina surrounded by acres of orchards and grazing land

                      • Throughout the house old and new stand side by side

                        Throughout the house old and new stand side by side

                      • Lavender Room

                        Lavender Room

                      • White Room with King Size, Tempur-pedic mattress

                        White Room with King Size, Tempur-pedic mattress

                      • Entry way and part of living room

                        Entry way and part of living room

                      • Roman-style shower

                        Roman-style shower

                      • Spacious Upstairs Bathroom

                        Spacious Upstairs Bathroom

                      • View from Kitchen Terrace

                        View from Kitchen Terrace

                      • 16 C pizza oven for the adventurous

                        16 C pizza oven for the adventurous

                      • Our furry friends

                        Our furry friends

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, November 30, 2014

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                      4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/30/14
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 80%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/30/2014
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