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Fabulous Tuscan Farmhouse with Spectacular Views

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Last updated: 03/09/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only permitted outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


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


  • 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


  • 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

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


  • Books:

    Well stocked library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Good selection of board games for all ages...moreless

  • Music Library:

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

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

    Radio and CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    26 inch Sony TV plus DVD player and VCR....moreless

  • Toys:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Computer Available:

    Laptop computer can be rented....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Extra charge for central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens are provided ...moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

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

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Fully automatic with quick wash cycle...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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


  • 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

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full service for 10 + people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Whirlpool ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Brand new Smeg Electric oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Magnificent covered terrace for outside dining...moreless

  • Golf:

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

  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

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



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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

Low Season
Sep 26 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
  • Taxes Not included


The above rates are for the main house only sleeping 8 people. There is another ensuite double bedroom which can be rented for a small additional cost thus sleeping a total of 10 people (plus babies!!) - please enquire for the rates.

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Poggio dei Medici
5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1 Autostrada
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
80 Miles
Nearest Beach

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: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • L'Olmo - Front View

    L'Olmo - Front View

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Extra Bedroom

    Extra Bedroom

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Swimming Pool

    Swimming Pool

  • Views over the house

    Views over the house

  • Sunset from the Terrace

    Sunset from the Terrace

  • Tuscan Sitting Room

    Tuscan Sitting Room

  • Farmhouse Kitchen

    Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Library


  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Second twin bedroom

    Second twin bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • The pool and spectacular views

    The pool and spectacular views

  • Covered Dining Terrace

    Covered Dining Terrace

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