Il Bellini is a country farmhouse close to a local village, sleeps 12+4 in 4 apartments
Il Bellini is a lovely farmhouse that sits on a hillside just above Castelfranco di Sopra and has pretty views to the Pratomagno hills behind, and the village below. The house originally a country farm, has been lovingly restored by its owners using traditional materials including chestnut beams and terracotta floors. The décor and furnishings reflect the talents of the owner who has combined rich colours, traditional features and modern touches to create truly stylish interiors that suit this lovely house perfectly. The house has 5 apartments, all stylishly furnished with high quality fixtures and fittings. Two are on the first floor and three are on the ground floor.
It is a perfect base, for exploring the tiny mountain villages nearby or the wonderful renaissance cities of Florence (50 mins), and Arezzo (40 mins) all of which are within easy reach.
2017 Prices (in € euros per week)
|2 Jan - 21 May|
23 Sept - 19 May/18
20 May - 10 June|
9 Sept - 23 Sept
10 June - 8 July|
26 Aug - 9 Sept
|8 July - 26 Aug|
Scaletta - €325|
Cantina - €325
Orcaia - €450
Pozzo - €490
Il Bellini is in a country location and yet minutes
from the centre of Castelfranco di Sopra, which has a central piazza and
several shops, restaurants and bars. The house has a large garden and
children’s play area and pool with lovely views.
From Castelfranco you can wind along the hillside or up into the mountains behind to discover tiny mountain villages or head down into the valley below to explore the main towns of San Giovanni birthplace of the painter Massacio.
Il Bellini is a perfect setting if you want a country location within easy access of shops and bars.
A first floor apartment for 2 with a spacious living room / kitchen, one double bedroom with antique Tuscan iron bed, 1 bathroom with shower.
A ground floor apartment. Small but perfect for 2 people. It has a kitchen / living room with sofa bed, 1 double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
A ground floor apartment with lovely rich colours, terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. It has a kitchen, 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom, bathroom with shower.
Ground floor apartment with a large kitchen / dining room with sofa bed and great decor. It also has a lovely fireplace at the same height as the worktop. It has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with showers. The decor here is based on creamy neautral colours with cream doors and very simple stylish furnishings with highlights of colour as in the striped chair covers in the kitchen. It has traditional features of beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.
There is a very large garden with a shared pool and a children's paly area. Each apartment had an outdoor area for dining "al fresco" with a table and chairs. The surrounding countryside is olive groves and vineyards. It is just a short walk into the local village, which has several local shops.
Shared Pool (20 May - 23 Sept)
Use of washing machine (charged)
WI FI in communal areas
Children’s play area
Sale of Wine & Olive oil
Breakfast on request
Cookery lessons on request using products produced on the farm
and fresh items from the vegetable patch
Arrival is between 5 - 7pm
Departure is by 10 am
Dogs allowed - extra charge - €25
Local village - 1km
Loro Ciuffenna -11km
San Giovanni Valdarno - 9km
Local train station - 9km
(with fast trains into Florence)
Figline Valdarno - 11km
Florence - 43km
Arezzo - 45km
Siena - 69km
Spa town - 52km