Fabulous Tuscan Farmhouse with Spectacular Views
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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, washing machine, tumble dryer and telephone. 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 45 minutes to 1 hour by car or train from the local station.
Keywords: Private Tuscan Farmhouse
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
King size beds (1) There is a king bed in the extra bedroom which is available at additional cost. This bed can also be made up as twins., Queen size Beds (1) There is a Queen bed in the master bedroom., Double Beds (1) There is a standard double bed in the second bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) There are two twin rooms with 3 foot single beds., Child Beds (1) An extra single bed can be placed in the twin rooms at additional cost., Baby Cribs (1) Two cots (cribs) are available at no extra cost. All bedding is included...morecollapse
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Washing Machine
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Fitness Center
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Small Game
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
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 6 m 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 lass well-known villages within easy driving distance, enjoying the warm welcome extended to visitors by the local people....morecollapse
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Tuscan Dream house
Tuscan Dream house
We spent a fabulous week at this old world Villa, with 6 of our friends. It is spacious, homey and clean. All the comforts of home. We would travel each day to the surrounding towns to sightsee, and each night return with wine and cheese and bread to share our experiences around the farm house kitchen table. We enjoyed the spectacular views from our rooms, especially of the twinkling lights in Florence off in the distance. We picked fresh figs from the tree outside our doorstep, enjoyed the antics of the sheep that came to graze on the lawn, and marveled at the stars in the clear sky each night . This is a peaceful and charming place to enjoy the real Tuscany,away from the hectic pace of the City. The drive up the mountain, with beautiful views of the valley below , is an adventure, but it didn't deter us from coming and going each day. Martyn and Margaret, the owners, are on property, speak English ( a real plus) and are very gracious and helpful in suggesting places to dine and what to see. Our favorite meal during our 2 weeks in Italy was at a small restaurant that Martyn recommended. They were always prompt in replying to our e mails and answered all our questions before we booked our stay. If you are looking to experience quiet life in Tuscany, this is the place to be. We hope to be able to go back again soon.
- Guest Cookie plus 7
- Date of stay 09/25/10
- Review Submitted 04/06/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
My wife and I and seven family members as young as 11 had a wonderful week at L'Olmo. The Lewis' were perfect--they were there when you needed help and guidance, but otherwise very unobtrusive. The house was beautifull restored, the accommodations were outstanding, and the scenery was breathtaking. Far beyond our expectations. We enjoy cooking, so we particularly appreciated the very modern kitchen; and having a washer and dryer was very important with the large group. The grandchildren swam every day after the Tuscany sightseeing, and that was very important to our total enjoyment. They also enjoyed table tennis. Three of the family work so we had a laptop computer. Even though we were in the country, we were able to get internet reception in the kitchen much of the day. The week was superb.
- Guest Bob Davies
- Date of stay 07/12/09
- Review Submitted 07/12/09
What an incredible 7 days spent in Tuscany and at L’Olmo. Our hosts Margaret and Martyn were wonderful. They provided such good assistance with things to do, places to see, and restaurants to eat at. When we forgot to pick up some Basil from the market one day, Margaret was quick to the rescue with some from her thriving garden, along with some vegetables for dinner. There are so many brochures and books in the house it took the better part of an afternoon to review them all. The house couldn’t have been better. Plenty of room for everyone, both inside and out. The pool was so refreshing after hiking the trails around the property. Be sure to find the Chestnut forest – we even picked up a few porcupine barbs along the way. We all couldn’t believe we were staying in a 500 year old villa! We made day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Florence. Very convenient to them all. Be sure to take the train to Florence – its so convenient. Be sure to buy your ticket from the Tobacchi shop in Londa when you’re picking up your groceries and you’ll be set. Our most favorite part of the drive up to the house was passing through the farm and driving between the house and barn. The owners would peek out from the doorway, waving to welcome us back. The kids got a kick out of seeing the cows and chickens in the road. We had such a great time that there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think with envy of our week at L’Olmo and the wonderful memories of a trip of a lifetime. Hopefully only one of many to come!
- Guest Ed and Diana1
- Date of stay 09/07/07
- Review Submitted 09/07/07
It has been 6 weeks since I left L'Olmo and it still feels like a dream. The house was amazing. Martyn and Margaret are very hospitable and friendly. The house and grounds were impeccably clean and inviting.There was more than enough room for our families(10 people), the kids enjoyed exploring the land, ping- pong and the pool. The drive up the mountain was a bit daunting, but not a problem at all. We enjoyed the house, cooking in the well equipped kitchen, eating and drinking on the porch and hiking the trails. Day trips to other cities was easy to navigate(with a map).Plenty of resource material and maps in the house.I would recommend the house without any reservations at all and would go back today if I could. If I close my eyes I can still smell the fresh lavender.....
- Guest Kathleen9
- Date of stay 08/28/07
- Review Submitted 08/28/07
2013 Rental Rates - in GB Pounds Dates Main House Only(8) With Extra Bedroom(10) 27 April - 25 May £1,000 £1,200 25 May - 6 July £1,200 £1,500 6 July - 20 July £1,500 £2,000 20 July - 31 Aug £2,000 £2,500 31 Aug - 28 Sept £1,500 £2,000 28 Sept - 26 Oct £1,200 £1,500
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- Nearest Airport: Florence at 20 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Livorno at 50 Miles
- Nearest Train: Contea/Londa at 5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: A1 Autostrada at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Rimini at 50 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Londa at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Poggio dei Medici at 15 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Londa at 3 Miles
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.
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L'Olmo - Front View
Second twin bedroom
Tuscan Sitting Room
Covered Dining Terrace
The pool and spectacular views
Views over the house
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