Villa Falco is a large farmhouse on a country estate close to Siena, sleeps 16+6
Villa Falco is one of a number of pretty stone
farmhouses on a large country estate in the rolling Tuscan countryside
near Siena (20 mins). From the farmhouse there are beautiful views over
the gentle hills and tiny local hilltop villages that make up this
magical landscape. It is within easy reach of the renaissance cities of
Florence (just over 1hr) and Arezzo (30 mins). If you are looking for a
relaxing holiday amongst pretty
scenery then Villa Falco is the perfect
choice, and with the estate winery just along the road you can also
savour some fine wines - what better way to spend a holiday!
|4 Jan - 4 April
18 April - 16 May
19 Sept - 28 Dec
|4 April - 18
16 May – 19 Sept
29 Dec – 9 Jan/21
Rental: Weekly, Sat - Sat, 3 nights min in April, May, Sept, Oct
Prices include: Free wine tasting at local winery (10km), electricity, gas, linen and towels (changed weekly), final cleaning.
Not included: Obligatory cleaning 3 hrs per day, 3 days per week @ €15 per hour, air con metered - €0.45 per KW, heating - metered -€0.45 per KW (average €130 per day), extra bed, baby cot - €50 per week, high chair - €25 per week, extra cleaning - €15 per hour,
cook service - €35 per person, buffet breakfast €15 per person, first grocery shop - €20 plus cost of the food.
Local Tourist Tax: €1.50 per day per person over 10 years of age for the first 4 days. Payable in cash on arrival.
Security Deposit: €500 is payable in cash (euros) on arrival and will be held and refunded on departure.
This pretty country estate dates back to the 12th century when it
belonged to the powerful Medici family. Steeped in history, it was the
site of a castle built in 1134, which once belonged to the state of
Florence and was used to protect the Ambra valley. The original castle
was destroyed in 1554 by a joint Sienese, French army. The castle, which
replaced it in the 18th century, was later converted into the fabulous
Villa that stands here today. It is surrounded by rolling, Tuscan
countryside dotted with hilltop villages and country farms creating
magical picture postcard views, reminiscent of renaissance paintings.
Villa Falco is situated in the Ambra valley within easy reach of Siena (19km), Florence (68km) and Arezzo (38km).
The estate also has a winery producing top quality wines. Winemaking in the family goes back a long way, In fact, as far back as 1245, when Friar Giovanni Carpini was sent to China by the Pope with the gift of a rare Tuscan vine rootstock.
Villa Falco is in the “Leopoldine” style. Only 50 of them exist in the whole of Tuscany. They were commissioned by the Grand Duke of Tuscany – Leopold II. This and a sister farmhouse are located just along the road from the main estate and have fabulous open views over the surrounding countryside.
This pretty stone farmhouse, which has a tower room, sits on its own and has pretty open views over the rolling Tuscan countryside. The furnishings are in traditional Florentine silk fabrics, original paintings and antique pieces make this house unique. The villa is on two floors and has an adjacent cottage
This is an elegantly furnished villa . The owner
has used classic Florentine fabrics in many bedrooms giving an elegant
feel to the décor. There is an entrance hall, spacious living room, TV
room with satellite TV, kitchen with oven and hob, dishwasher, large
fridge and open fireplace. To the rear of the villa is a large elegant
dining room with access to the garden and pool through French doors.
Also on the ground floor are 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
The spacious first floor of the villa has 4 elegant double bedrooms and 1
twin bedroom. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers.
A pretty tower with 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath.
Sleeps 6 (ideal for children) The cottage is on two floors, is simply furnished and has one bathroom. It is ideal as a playroom or additional accommodation for older children. It is not suitable for adult guests.
Sitting room / games room, bathroom with shower.
Two adjoining rooms with 6 single beds.
Large outside Barbecue
Private pool (10 x 5mts) with sun loungers - 1 May - 30 Sept
Covered patio (54 sq mts) with very large marble table & chairs
Washing machine in the villa
Cook on request
TV with VCR, DVD player (pal)
DVD, Hi Fi stereo
Screens on all windows
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Wine and Olive oil produced on the estate is available for sale
Facilities on the estate include (some are charged):
Horse riding, hire of mountain bikes, tennis, winery visits, walks around the estate, baby sitting service
Arrival is between 4pm –7pm
Departure by 10am
No animals allowed
Local village with bar/grocer’s 2.5km
Rapolano Terme 14km with 2 spas
Lake Trasimeno 62km