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Charming Tuscan Farmhouse
My 12-year old daughter and I stayed at La Padronale, one of about 5 apartments at Molino le Gualchiere, a farm near Arezzo, for a week with my sister and her family. Our unit was in the upstairs of what I assume is the old farmhouse. There are 3 very spacious bedrooms, 1 with a king bed, 1 with a queen bed and 1 with two twin beds. The king room had a private bathroom. There is another full bathroom near the twin room, and the queen room had a sink and small shower (but oddly no toilet). The kitchen is spacious and we found that it was well equipped after exploring all the cabinets. There is a gas range and a dishwasher, as well as the original stone sink and a small modern sink. The only drawbacks in the kitchen were poor lighting and not enough glasses for anything but wine. The living and dining area was spacious and comfortable; there were two large sofas in the living room. All the floors are tiled. The unit was very clean when we arrived, but there is no daily servicing. There is no air conditioning, but the heavy shutters and thick stone walls kept the house cool during the heat of the day, and we could let the cool evening breeze into the house with screened windows and the large door at the terrace. We spent most of our time on the terrace, where there was a seating area with wood chairs and a dining table and chairs, both in the shade. The property has a nice pool that was very clean and is shared by all the guests. There are laundry facilities available to guests. The property manager, Claudia, is there every morning and to greet newly arriving guests. She was very helpful and made restaurant reservations for us, as well as providing information about the area, such as where to catch the train into Florence (a 37m ride on the express service). The complex is in the river valley outside Loro Ciuffenna, down a long windy one-lane driveway. Loro Ciuffenna is a small town spanning a gorge over the river with a few good restaurants and little shops selling food, wine, bread, gelato, etc. There is a market in the old part of town on Monday mornings. The new part of town has a small supermarket, gas stations, etc. This is a great location for exploring Tuscany, being only 15 min off the Autostrada between Arezzo and Florence; Chianti is about 20 minutes away, Siena is an hour drive, and Florence is a quick train ride. We really enjoyed our stay at La Padronale and would recommend it for an authentic Tuscan country experience.
Thanks for your kind and sincere comment about our place. We really appeciate that and we will surely consider it to improve our service where needed! Of course we're glad that you enjoy your stay , we always do our best to make it happen!!
Our property located 2 minutes drive from the quaint village of Loro Ciuffenna, is less than an hour drive from the most beautiful art cities of Tuscany for those who love cultural holidays, from Chianti to the best food and wine tastings and from the area of Pratomagno for those who love hiking and natural landscapes. Our structure offers the possibility of organizing guided tours, mountain biking or walking tours or relaxing moments in our sauna with the possibility of Thai massage.