Two-story farmhouse with four bedrooms for 10 people
- english, italian
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Quiet peaceful quaint farmhouse
This place was everything I imagined it would be! Peaceful quiet setting with beautiful views. Close enough to visit other places and still return in the evenings. Could t have selected a better location to spend our week in Tuscany!
This place was everything that I had hoped for. Such a beautiful well kept spot! Plenty of space for all. Vincienzo was always so helpful with any questions. Raffaella, the local cook, and her son (Vincienzo's recommendation) prepared 2 dinners for us that were amazing. The near by towns were lovely. I would recommend this place to anyone and would love to go back!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pool area is fab with plenty sun beds and chairs . The host is easily contacted and gave us a couple of good recommendations for restaurants. Property is well equipped and the netflix on the TV was a big hit for the kids.
Picturesque villa in the Tuscan hills
Gorgeous views in a quiet and picturesque hillside setting just outside Castiglion Fiorentino. We loved the pool, the breakfast nook and surrounding olive groves. Perfect location far enough from town for quiet relaxation but close enough to Cortona and even Montepulciano for fun day trips. Perfect size for 4 adults and 2 kids. Would definitely recommend!
Great location, incredible views, big swimming pool
This lovely old farmhouse is surrounded by hectares of olive groves & woodland with panoramic views across rural Tuscany featuring beautiful sunrises & sunsets. It’s hidden away up an incline off the road terminating in the small village of Ristonchia, so no through traffic makes it secluded and peaceful. A standout feature of the farmhouse is its generously sized pool which is well kept by a maintenance man and a pool cleaning robot. It isn’t heated so was a bit cold on some days in September. The shallow end is perfect for children and less confident swimmers, while the very deep end is lovely for diving & floating.
There’s lots of indoor & outdoor space including dining room, two lounge areas and outside eating area. Calling the farmhouse “ideal for 10 people” is perhaps a bit of a stretch. It could accommodate two families with children with its two double rooms (one with a cot), two twin rooms (with quite small beds) and two bathrooms. The beds aren’t the most comfortable (the four poster is split into two single mattresses). The kitchen and downstairs bathroom are a little dated and we missed having a kettle. The upstairs bathroom was very nice but the bath could do with a shower screen.
We were met by the non-English speaking maintenance man, who came daily to tend to the pool; we were otherwise given complete privacy. The host lives away so we did not meet him in person, but he was available and responsive by WhatsApp.
Being in the middle of the countryside there are plenty of creepy crawlies around. The small lizards and butterflies are fascinating to watch. We rescued a few frogs from the pool. We did find a couple of scorpions indoors but the only creatures that really bothered us were wasps who were trying to nest in one of the parasols by the pool and pestered us constantly. The host was responsive in trying to deal with the problem.
The nearest town is Castiglion Fiorentino which is a walled town with narrow streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and a museum. We particularly recommend Ristorante Da Muzzicone for truffles & steak. There are also nearby wine producers offering tours and wine tasting. Nestled in the middle of Tuscany, you’re well placed to explore the walled towns of Arezzo to the North and Cortona to the South and drive through the scenic Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia. Siena and Florence also within fairly easy reach and Lake Trasimeno and Assisi are just across the border in Umbria.
Lovely relaxing holiday.
A Truly Wonderful Holiday
We had a wonderful stay from the moment we arrived and were met by Vincenzo's mother - Maria, who welcomed us and showed us around, to the moment we reluctantly left 4 weeks later.
The house is situated high in the hills, the location and views are incredible. The house itself is a true renovated Tuscan farmhouse, with some original features retained and was a delight to stay in.
Many days spent relaxing by the pool, which is kept in pristine condition by Duoro, who visits daily very early in the morning so as not to disturb anyone. Duoro was also on hand to keep us supplied with local wine and to immediately sort out any minor issues.
We had Raffaella, a local lady, come to the house twice to cook us traditional Tuscan food; a wonderful experience and shouldn't be missed.
Many evenings we drove into the nearby town of Castiglion Foirentino, walking through the narrow streets and calling into the bars and we had a memorable meal at Da Muzzicone.
Vincenzo is a great host and always responded quickly to any questions we had and suggested places for us to visit. We would definitely highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Tuscany.
1800 farmhouse, panoramic location, 1 km away from Ristonchia, Castiglion Fiorentino's hamlet. It is surrounded by woods and olive groves, immersed in the silence of Valdichiana's hills.