BEAUTIFUL, MODERN 3 BED/BATH PROPERTY, RECENTLY UPDATED BUT RETAINED TUSCAN STYLE. BREATH-TAKING VIEWS.
This is quintessential Tuscany. Nestled in the rolling hills between Florence, Pisa and Siena, the 800 year old hilltop village of Castelfalfi sits in an 1100 hectares estate of charming, un-spoilt countryside. This is an enchanting, evocative and serene location offering hospitality, good cuisine, a prestigious golf course and a host of sporting and other activities, all surrounded by nature, centuries-old traditions, a timeless landscape and the best in Tuscan culture and relaxation. Recently lovingly restored, the ancient hamlet of Castelfalfi represents everything that is authentic Tuscany but with all the modern conveniences. Florence, Siena and Lucca are each less than an hour’s drive away. Pisa some 40 minutes and the famous towers of San Gimignano only 25 minutes.
The house is directly adjacent to the castle with 3 bedrooms, 3 en suite bathrooms and is a generously proportioned house with glorious un-spoilt views of the surrounding countryside. This villa has some of the best views within Castelfalfi. The accommodation is presented to a high standard, over three floors within a well proportioned internal area and an outside terrace with barbecue and hot tub area. The house has a TV, wifi, heating and air conditioning which are included in the rental price.
o Entrance to living area and two steps down to dining and kitchen area with stairs to upper level;
o Fully equipped modern kitchen including large American style fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and expresso machine.
o Glass dining table with 8 dining chairs;
o Bedroom 1 - two steps down into bedroom area. Twin beds, side tables with lamps and built in wardrobes. En suite travertine marble bathroom with rain shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail.
o Bedroom 2 - with king size bed with side lamps and built in wardrobes. En suite travertine marble bathroom with rain shower, toilet, wash basin, and heated towel rail.
o Bedroom 3 - with double size bed with side tables and lamps and built in wardrobes. En suite travertine marble bathroom with rain shower, toilet, wash basin, and heated towel rail.
o Dining table with chairs
o Hot tub
o TV, DVD player, Blue tooth speaker
o Easily adjustable heating and air conditioning system
o Once a week maid service (if requested at an additional cost)
o 6 person dinner setting including a range of plates, bowls, cups and saucers and cutlery along with wine, water and beer glasses;
o A range of kitchen equipment including: toaster, kettle, filter coffee maker, express coffee maker, saucepans and bakeware, cutting boards, jugs, tea towels, general kitchen utensils;
o Duvets, pillows, bed linens, towels;
o Hair dryer, microwave, iron and ironing board;
Within a short walking distance from the house:
o The main swimming pool area, consisting of 4 pools including a children's paddling pool. Sun loungers, umbrellas and towels are available for a small fee. The changing rooms are clean, modern and well equipped;
o Alongside the main pool area is the luxury Wellness & Beauty spa/ gym and café/bar. Access to the gym is free. The spa offers a range of treatments including massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing and more;
o In Via Castello there are shops and boutiques offering local food, wine and oil, pharmacy products and local artisan crafts as well as clothes, shoes fashion, leather goods and more;
o. The excellent and informal family trattoria, bar and pizzeria Il Rosmarino. The pizza from the wood-burning oven is to die for! Serves lunch and dinner 6 days a week. The adjacent café is open 7 days a week.
o. Situated on the ground floor of the 800 year old castle, La Rocca is a modern fine dining experience in a traditional and authentic Tuscan setting. The restaurant’s terrace enjoys panoramic views of the Tuscan countryside and is the perfect place for a peaceful, intimate dinner. The restaurant is led by Michele Rinaldi, a chef who achieved his first Michelin star at the age of 27.
The resort also has a four and five star hotel and spa which offers some additional, all year, dining and with in-door and out-door pools.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
o Golf (closed Mondays)
o 18 hole Mountain Course – Par 72
o 9 hole Lake Course – Par 37
o. Mountain biking
o. Spa, sauna and gym
o. Horseback riding
o. Organised tastings of local wine, olive oil and food
o. Rosso Toscano cookery school
o. Truffle and mushroom hunting
• Wild boar hunting (seasonal)
o San Gimignano – 25 minutes
o Pisa and Airport – 40 minutes
o Florence Airport – 1 hour
o Lucca – 1 hour
o Livorno – 1 hour
o Central Florence – 1 hour, 10 minutes
o Siena – 1 hour, 10 minutes
o Florence – 1 hour (take train from Castelfiorentino, 20 minutes away by car)