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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: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • 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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Feb 7 - Apr 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$190
$1,300
Spring
Apr 4 - May 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$190
$1,300
Summer
May 31 - Sep 19, 2015
4 night min stay
$190
$1,300
Special Price
Jul 4 - Jul 17, 2015
14 night min stay

$2,200
flat fee
Fall/Winter
Sep 20 - Apr 3, 2016
4 night min stay
$190
$1,300
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$190
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Owner and renter will arrange a fully refundable €500 security deposit, to be received approximately 1 week rental and returned approximately 1 week after rental.


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Calendar

Last updated: 03/27/2015
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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

Links to more information:

 

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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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 87%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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