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Fabulous Tuscan Farmhouse with Spectacular Views

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Last updated: 06/26/2013

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Londa farmhouse description

This beautifully restored and spacious Tuscan farmhouse close to Florence, has terracotta floors, original beams and traditional local furniture, and lies on 8 acres of wild flower-covered meadows. Enjoying spectacular views, the house is private and secluded. There are walnut, fig, apricot and cherry trees and a profusion of lavender, rosemary and thyme.

The main house has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms all with showers, 4 large living rooms including fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. An additional double bedroom with ensuite shower is available at extra cost.

Close to the house is a 12m x 6m swimming pool with shade provided by cherry and walnut trees. There is a magnificently covered dining terrace with spectacular views of the Sieve Valley. A portable barbecue is provided.

The nearest village is Londa, 10 minutes by car. It has a variety of shops, bank, and two excellent restaurants. Florence is just 1 hour by car or train from the local station.

Keywords: Private Tuscan Farmhouse

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have 2 cots for children up to 3 years of age...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

            Leads directly off the master bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 king

            Available at extra cost ...moreless

          • All the beds are of the highest quality with new firm mattresses and soft pillows. Sheets, towels and face cloths are 100% cotton. Extra blankets and comforters are available. All bedrooms have wardrobes and chest-of-drawers, bedside tables and lights. There are fly screens in every room to prevent entering insects at night and outside shutters to keep the rooms cool during the day. Bedroom 4, the smaller twin bedroom leads directly off the master bedroom so it is ideal for small children. Bedroom 5 is an optional extra but will not be let if you do take it. We have 2 children's cots, high chairs and baby toys for the house and the pool....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            Accessed by spiral staircase...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            On the ground floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Ensuite to the extra bedroom...moreless

          • All bathrooms are modern, fully tiled and clean. There is an ample supply of hot water and good water pressure. Shower and bath mats are provided as well as hand soap and tissues....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            We can provide and/or organise everything from a simple Tuscan meal prepared for your arrival to a full-blown feast for a special occasion....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything you should need to prepare those special Tuscan meals....moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining al fresco on our large covered terrace or there is a formal dining room if the weather is inclement. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            You will find everything you should need - years of client feedback ensure that we have overlooked nothing!...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Several sizes of French press and Italian coffee makers...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Whirlpool ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas hob...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is plenty of shaded area to park and turn around....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Well furnished with books and games for all ages...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            100% cotton towels and pool towels are provided...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Fully automatic with quick wash cycle...moreless

          • Heating:

            Extra charge for central heating...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed linens are provided ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • We can advise on and arrange for you to enjoy a wide variety of amenities and activities/events to enhance your holiday. If you would like more information on any of these, please contact us via email or telephone. Shopping • First Night Survival Kit. When you arrive, you will find the necessary grocery items for your first night/breakfast. • Basic Groceries. We will stock the refrigerator and food cupboard with the basic items to get you started. Cooking • Evening Meal. We will provide a simple Tuscan meal with wines for your first night. • Special Event. A local cook/chef will come to the house to prepare for you everything from a simple meal to a banquet for a special occasion. Cleaning. • Maid service. We can arrange for extra cleaning to meet your requirements. • Extra towels/bed linens. Transportation • Airport pick-up. A car is essential at L'Olmo....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                CD player plus selection of CDs, classical and jazz....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Good selection of DVDs and Videos for all ages....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                There is English Sky TV - free channels only....moreless

              • Toys:

                Good selection of childrens' toys and games....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Ping Pong Table
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Italian cell phone available for local calls only....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free wi-fi available in the kitchen...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Laptop computer can be rented....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    The pool is 12m x 6m and is ideal for children and serious lap swimmers to enjoy equally....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Available for hire on Lake Bilancino - 45 mins away....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Close to 8 acres of meadows and woods to explore...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Magnificent covered terrace for outside dining...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Poggio di Medici golf course is 40 mins drive...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        L'Olmo is a typical Tuscan farmhouse in a rural location. The views are spectacular....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Hunting
                      • Golf
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hiking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Ruins
                      • Hunting Small Game
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,750
                      Mid Season
                      Sep 6 - Sep 12, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,500
                      Low Season
                      Oct 4 - Oct 25, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £1,250

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Prices are in UK pounds per week. Discount offered for 2-week bookings. The main house sleeps 8 adults/children plus 2 babies (2 cots provided at no extra cost). There is another double bedroom with ensuite bathroom which can be rented for a small additional charge - please enquire. There is a £500 returnable security deposit. Rental can be paid in US dollars and euro on request.


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                      Location

                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Florence
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Livorno
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Contea/Londa
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A1 Autostrada
                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Rimini
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Londa
                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Poggio dei Medici
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Londa

                      Car: Necessary

                      L'Olmo is located in the most beautiful part of Tuscany, known as Mugello/Val di Sieve. Close to Florence it is also ideally placed to visit other famous Tuscan towns such as Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca and Arezzo. This area was chosen by the Medici family for their summer homes and to grow wine and olives. There are so many famous places to visit in this area that one could spend a month here and not see everything. Our guests typically enjoy the peace and tranquility of the house and gardens, the 12m x 6m private pool, walking the in woods locally, visiting the wide variety of Tuscan restaurants within easy access, visiting local wineries and learning about the local Chianti wines and the best olive oil in Italy, finding all their shopping needs in the local village, visiting the myriad of local fairs and markets, sightseeing in large and famous Tuscan towns but also exploring the smaller and less well-known villages within easy driving distance, enjoying the warm welcome extended to visitors by the local people.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: We bought L'Olmo in 2000 as a holiday home and we now love to share it with family, friends and anyone else who loves Tuscany and wants to experience its unique friendliness and culture. We still spend the winter in England where we have our main home, family and friends but we love the summers in the Mugello. Our daughter, Lizzy, got married here in 2008 and we couldn't have chosen a more beautiful location for her special day.

                      Why the Owner Chose Londa:
                      We fell in love with the Mugello area of Tuscany and in particular our local village of Londa while spending holidays here in the late 1990s. What clinched it for us was the welcome we were given by the local people who have all become great friends.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                      A stunning location with spectacular views across the Sieve valley. Private and secluded without being remote. Friendly local village with great facilities and shopping. Proximity to Florence and ease of reaching other important Tuscan towns.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: italian, english

                      Links to more information:

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                      Photos

                      • L'Olmo - Front View

                        L'Olmo - Front View

                      • Dining Room

                        Dining Room

                      • Library

                        Library

                      • Double Bedroom

                        Double Bedroom

                      • Second twin bedroom

                        Second twin bedroom

                      • Covered Dining Terrace

                        Covered Dining Terrace

                      • The pool and spectacular views

                        The pool and spectacular views

                      • Views over the house

                        Views over the house

                      • Tuscan Sitting Room

                        Tuscan Sitting Room

                      • Farmhouse Kitchen

                        Farmhouse Kitchen

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Twin Bedroom

                        Twin Bedroom

                      • Bathroom

                        Bathroom

                      • Swimming Pool

                        Swimming Pool

                      • The View

                        The View

                      • Extra Bedroom

                        Extra Bedroom

                      VRBO #72446

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

                      £1,250 - £1,750 per week (GBP)
                      8

                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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