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Escape into rustic Chianti Rufina and enjoy the timeless pleasures of Tuscany - less than 30 min from Florence! This small group of buildings was once part of the first line of defences of Renaissance Florence. Now on a working vineyard, they have been converted to create an attractive villa and apartments. Situated in a prestigious Florentine estate which produces an impressive Chianti, there is a panoramic hilltop castle within walking distance. Florence is an easy train ride away, saving the headache of city parking. For 2 people, you can choose between Cipresso, a mini apartment with kitchenette, or Alba and Vista, which both have full kitchens and separate bedroom. If you are travelling in a group of up to 4, select the tab for Villa, the converted barn with two spacious panoramic terraces, two double bedrooms and bathrooms. For larger groups, up to 7, select Antica & Cipresso. Alternatively, groups of up to 13 can rent the whole Borgo. All apartments have their own private terrace with views across the valley.
Approach Road: Please note that there is a 1km rough, farm road to approach the property. The surface of the road is in loose stone and not tarmac. Most of our guests arrive in small hire cars without problems. Ask us for more information if you are concerned.
Alba: Pontassieve in Valdisieve Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 91933ha
Alba is a well-equipped holiday apartment for two people. Furnished in a fresh but traditional style, it consists of a kitchen-living area, bedroom and bathroom. The furnishing and walls are in natural, modern style. You enter the kitchen-living area via the private terrace with views of a medieval watch tower, olive trees and distant hills. Garden furniture makes the terrace an ideal place for meals. The kitchen-living area has four ring gas hob, hood, electric oven, large fridge and dishwasher. An antique walnut table seats up to 8. There is a comfortable sofa. The bedroom is light and airy with a large wardrobe and a traditional barn window with beautiful views. The bathroom is contemporary with designer fittings and Italian stone tiles and has a shower unit and separate bathtub. The pretty window above the bathtub looks onto olive trees and distant hills.
Clean, bright and airy, the main bedroom has the distinctive criss-cross window design so characteristic of barns in Tuscany. South facing, it has great views across the valley. Totally private, it is not overlooked....moreless
All rates include bed and bath linens and final cleaning.
Air conditioning is available in this apartment. When opting to use aircon, electricity consumption is payable according to start/end meter readings applying the electricity supplier's own rates.
A 40% deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance payable on or before arrival.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The 2 main airports in Tuscany (Pisa and Florence) are easily accessible . Short breaks are feasible all year round! You'll know you have made an escape from routine, though, when you drive down the winding approach road. You pass through vineyards with a historic castle and our property above you in the distance. You are now in the Nipozzano estate of the noble Florentine family of Frescobaldi. From your apartment, a pleasant walk, with superb views, will take you up to the castle. There the wine is aged in the historic cellars and you can taste and buy all Frescobaldi wines. Numerous other panoramic walks dot the area (the historic monastery of Vallombrosa is not far either). For renaissance culture, we are near Florence and Arezzo. Regular trains from Pontassieve station (5 minutes away) to central Florence take only 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, designer outlet discounts from Gucci, YSL, Todds etc are to be found at the Mall, outside Leccio, 15 minutes away.