La Fornacina is set in the hills south east of Florence below a charming village offering plenty of shops and restaurants all within easy reach. It’s located on a beautiful hillside, at the end of a private road offering total privacy. The main house is set at the top with a large garden with well kept lawns that lead to the two independent guest houses and to the large swimming pool enjoying sweeping views of the beautiful countryside. What is different to this property to the average Tuscan property is the amount of outside living offered. The main house has two loggias, one for dining the other for relaxing. Then each of the guest houses has a large loggia offering the same comfort and there is a sixth loggia for the pool. The layout of the property offers privacy to those that want to share the emotions of visiting Tuscany with friends or family, but then also need/expect privacy. The main house has the main kitchen and dining room, the style of the interior is sophisticated and comfortable, but this is a house that one lives outside, where one can enjoy the stunning views in comfort and in the much needed shade for the hot summer months. Even though it’s so near to the village and restaurants, a cook can be arranged for those that don't want to cook after spending a long day visiting Tuscany or are just too lazy to be dragged away from the pool.
Max Occupancy: 16
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
In a pretty, rural area midway between Florence and Arezzo, both under one hour’s drive. The nearest shops and bar are at Reggello, 2km/1 mile, with a further selection at Pian di Scò, 10km/6 miles, with a supermarket and a variety of shops. Keen walkers will enjoy the Pratomagno hills near the Vallombrosa Abbey, and the protected Casentino area. Across the Valdarno to the west is the Chianti wine-producing region; perhaps the best place to begin is Gaiole, under one hour’s drive, with a tasting session at the cooperativo. Incisa Valdarno, 15 minutes, offers a range of designer factory outlets, as Leccio about 5km/3 miles and Figline about 20 minutes' drive.
Main house/Ground floor
Entrance hall. Living room with fireplace. A large well equipped kitchen with fireplace. Dining room with fireplace. Second sitting room. WC.
Master air-conditioned double bedroom [king size] with an ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Study.
Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
First guest house
Living room. Dining room with a kitchenette leading out to a loggia for al fresco dining and seating area, with a wood oven and barbecue. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Second guest house
Living/dining room with a kitchenette leading out to a loggia for al fresco dining and seating area, with a wood oven and barbecue. Twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
The fenced garden with lush green lawns gently slopes down to the private salt water swimming pool, 7 x 14 meters/22 x 45 feet, with hydro massage enjoying breathtaking views of the Pratomagno range with a pergola for shade. The main house has a vine covered pergola ideal for al fresco meals, while the independent guest houses each have a pergola of their own. Pool house with a fridge, changing room, two showers and a WC lies nearby.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful caretaker, who speaks English and lives onsite. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Two fixed barbecues. One portable barbecue. Two wood ovens. Washing machine. Several TV’s in the main house and one in each guest house. Satellite TV [Sky channels] in the main house only. Three DVD’s and two videos. Several CD players. Ping pong table. Mosquito screens on all the windows of the main house, except for the second floor, and the bedrooms of the first guest house only. Several air conditioned bedrooms in the main house and first guest house only. Several portable fans. Central heating. Three working fireplaces. Wireless internet connection [computer not provided]. Intruder alarm.
Tennis 5 minutes away at Reggello. Riding stables at San Giovenale, 15 minutes. 18-hole golf at the Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, Grassina, 40 minutes.
Kettle. Toaster. Mixer. Iron and ironing board. Several hair dryers. Moka and filtered coffee machines.
The private salt water swimming pool, 7 x 14 meters/22 x 45 feet, with hydro massage has a constant depth of 1.6m/5 feet with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
One cot/crib. One highchair.
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.