Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | South of Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Shared pool | Heated pool | Air conditioning |
La Treggiaia is a lovely little restored barn with air-conditioned bedrooms, terracotta floors and high, beamed ceilings. It sits on a promontory some distance below the walled village of Castelfranco di Sopra in the Val d'Arno, and enjoys views of the valley on all sides. The swimming pool and tennis court are shared with the owners who live in a villa nearby, but the garden and its comfortable loggia are entirely private. Perfect for two couples or a family with children, La Treggiaia's location in the Val d'Arno offers easy access to sights ranging from monasteries to markets, which can be reached by car or on foot along the many walking trails.
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Midway between Florence and Arezzo, both 45 minutes. The nearest shops are at Castelfranco di Sopra or San Giovanni Valdarno, both 4km/3 miles. To the east is the Pratomagno range and the Vallombrosa Abbey, 25 minutes. The Monti del Chianti to the west mark the boundary of the Classico region; a pretty road leads through Cavriglia to Gaiole, the closest of the Chianti villages, 40 minutes. For a change of pace, Incisa, 30 minutes, offers a cluster of designer factory outlets. Arezzo and Florence are both reached in an hour.
Advise: This house is not recommended for Disabled
Large room with a sitting area with a fireplace, a large dining table and a well-equipped kitchen area leading out to the lawn and pool terrace.
[Up a spiral staircase]
Air conditioned twin bedroom. Air conditioned large double bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Very pretty and private lawned garden bordered by tall trees. The large pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 40 feet, which is shared with the owners has a hydromassage outlet with a submerged seat. The property unfolds on a hillside, with the shared tennis court with gym equipment set below La Treggiaia - and out of earshot - and the owner's house 300m/yards above.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful owner, who lives in a separate house on the grounds. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Barbeque. Washing machine. Satellite TV [No Sky channels] with DVD. Cassette player. Air conditioning in all bedrooms. Central heating. Working fireplace. Mobile telephone provided. Internet access through a USB key [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, under 1 hour; Pisa, 1 hour 40 minutes. Railway station [free parking and a direct line to Florence] at Figline Valdarno, 10 minutes. Motorway exit at Valdarno, 12km/7.5 miles to the property’s steep white access road. Parking for two cars.
Single tennis court at Castelfranco di Sopra, a larger club at Montevarchi, 15 minutes. Riding stables within 10 minutes. 18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, Grassina, about 40 minutes.
Filter coffee maker. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The large shared pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 40 feet, has a depth of 1.20-2.50m/4-8.5 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two cribs/cots and one high chair.