Il Nido Del Picchio
Il Nido del Picchio is part of a beautiful, privately owned 15th century hamlet located in the olive clad hills that overlook Florence. The old stone farmhouse has just been restored and converted by its young and gifted owner who is an architect into a magical home ideal for a couple wanting to enjoy the experience of living in a 500 year old farmhouse but just a few minutes from the city of Florence.
A very pretty stone terrace with a shaded dining and seating area, enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding hills leads into the sophisticated interior with lots of living space with a mixture of modern and antique furnishings. There is a small but well equipped kitchen and stylish en-suite bathrooms. The swimming pool is shared with la Limonaia, a small but charming home for two persons, set on a lawned terrace with views of the Duomo and the centre of Florence. As this is part of the hamlet and you don’t have a private pool, Il Nido does not offer the privacy of some of our other properties but if you are looking for a base from which to visit Florence and the rest of Tuscany, with restaurant within walking distance and the possibility of using public transport to see the city, this is about as good as it gets.
Max Occupancy: 4
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Internet Connection
- Fully Air-conditioned villa
- Satellite Tv
- Shared Pool
- Washing Machine
Il Nido del Picchio is set within 32 acres of private olive groves, in the hills just south east of Florence, offering a stunning view Florence skylline. A restaurant famous for its typical Tuscan food and fantastic terrace overlooking the city, called "Trattoria la Gargotta" is about 500 metres from the villa. Bagno a Ripoli 2km/1 mile offers a selection of bars, shops and restaurants with a weekly market on Wednesday. A large shopping centre at Gavinana, 1.5km/1 mile. Florence city centre can be easily reached by bus, about 8km/5 miles, with an array of sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo not to mention the Duomo. Further afield is Impruneta, 19km/12 miles, which also boasts a good selection of shops and a weekly market.
Kitchen with open space dining area on the graden/patio level. Living room with sofas armchairs and satellite TV with Sky channels. Master bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and double sink.
[Up to 12 stone steps] Master double bedroom with stunning views overlooking Florence with ensuite openspace bathroom with shower and separate WC room.
A paved shaded terrace furnished for al fresco dining, lies just outside from the kitchen, and a seating area perfect for admiring the stunning and breathtaking views of the River Arno and Florence, picture perfect within a walled and gated garden. The shared swimming pool, 8 x 12 meters/26 x 38 feet, sits on a lower terrace overlooking Florence, about 100m/330 feet from the house and it is reachable through a stone staircase.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful caretaker, who speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian and lives in nearby. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Fixed barbecue. Washing Machine. Satellite TV [Sky Channels]. DVD. iPod docking station. Air conditioning in the bedrooms and living room. Central heating. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Burglar alarm.
Horse riding about 500yards/meters. Tennis courts at Ponte a Ema, 2km/1 miles. 18-hole golf course Poggio Ugolino at Impruneta, 10km/6 miles.
Kettle. Toaster. Mixer. Iron and ironing board. 2 Hair dryers. Nespresso coffee maker. Orange squeezer.
The shared swimming pool, 8 x 12 meters/26 x 38 feet, has a depth of 1.5-2.5m/5-8 feet, with steps for entry/exit and sits on a lower terrace overlooking Florence, about 100m/330 feet from the house and it is reachable through a stone staircase.
The swimming pool is shared with guests of another villa in our selection "La Limonaia" that sleeps two people.
On Sunday the pool is accessible from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm only.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.