Tucked against a protected forest area, Le Casaline is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse in the classic Tuscan style. The chestnut beams, handmade terracotta ceilings and floors and the enormous stone fireplace all hail back to an era of honest craftsmanship. The furnishings have been chosen to match and contrast, from soft couches and kilims to contemporary lighting and thoroughly modern fittings in the kitchen, air-conditioned double bedrooms. Broad glassed doors lead to a wisteria-draped pergola that serves as an outdoor dining area, and to a loggia furnishing for lounging in the shade. The windows overlook a landscape of forested hills and open pastures, with the illuminated bell tower of the neighboring village in full view at night. Below the house, a swimming pool is set into a stone terrace at the base of the garden.
Max Occupancy: 8
Tuscany Coast and Maremma, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
Le Casaline borders on the Monterufoli forest reserve, home to an endangered breed of wild pony, as well as wild boar, porcupine, deer, fox and other wildlife. The reserve is at the heart of the Collini Metallifere, the gentle, mineral-rich hills set in the middle of a rough square formed by Etruscan Volterra to the north, coastal Castagneto Carducci to the west, medieval Massa Marittima to the south and the magnificent Abbey of San Galgano to the east, all within 30-40 minutes’ drive of the property. Closer at hand is Serrazzano, 1.5km/1 mile, a tiny hilltop village with a bank, a pharmacy, a butcher, an old church and a weekly market. A restaurant, well known for its roast wild boar and home-made pasta, is just 3 km/2 miles away. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy driving along the Strada del Vino Costa degli Etruschi, an itinerary that includes many of the Super Tuscan vineyards - begin at Bolgheri, 45 minutes.
Entrance hall with an archway leading to the sitting room. TV room. Second sitting room with a fireplace and dining area. Well equipped kitchen with French doors leading out to a vine-covered pergola for dining. Air-conditioned double bedroom [US King size]. Bathroom with shower. WC. Laundry room. Loggia furnished with sofas and table.
Up 12 terracotta steps. Air conditioned master double bedroom [US King size] and ensuite marble bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom [US King size] and twin bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower.
The farmhouse is set within a 60-acre estate of pastures, olive groves and chestnut woods which borders on the Monterufoli forest reserve. The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, is set on a paved terrace below the house with a pergola for shade, overlooking the pastures and woods laced with sun loungers and an umbrella.
Assistance is provided by a caretaker who speaks a little English and lives at about 1.5km/1 mile from the property. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Microwave. Wood/pizza oven. Portable barbeque. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Flat screen satellite TV (Sky Channels) with DVD/video. CD player. Three working fireplaces. Air-conditioned double bedrooms. Mosquito nets on some windows. Central heating. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line.
Tennis courts and thermal spa at Venturina, 38km/24 miles. Golf course at Follonica, 48km/30 miles. Riding stables, 12km/7 miles. The nearest beaches are at Cecina, about 25km/16 miles.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster.Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, has a depth of 1.2-2m/4-6.5 feet with a ladder and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib
Prices & live Availability
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