About This Listing
The holidays apartment is located at Bilancino Lake in the heart of the green Mugello Valley in Tuscany. It’s a land rich of history, culture, traditions, food and lots of outdoors activities.
The accommodation is part of our home, that was a typical farmer’s house dating back to 15th century. We carefully restored it over the years with patience and passion to bring it back to its country and rural splendor by using original materials as wood, cotto and serena stone.
The apartment is located on the first floor and has its private entrance and heating. It has a fully equipped kitchenette with oven and dishwasher, a large sitting room, one double bedroom, one twin and bathroom.. A nice panoramic and relaxing area with barbecue is at your disposal, as well as a parking lot. Included in the price you have linens (towels and sheets), Wi-Fi connection and Sat-TV. If you need children’s accessories, just ask.
The house has a stunning view over the lake and Mugello area, and is immersed into a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
In addition it’s strategically located since you can reach main towns of the area, such as Barberino di Mugello, San Piero a Sieve and Scarperia in about 10 minutes driving. The Mugello Circuit is about 15 minutes far. For shopping lovers the Barberino Designer Outlet is about 5 minutes driving.
You can reach Florence by car in about 30 minutes or easily by train from San Piero a Sieve. Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Chianti and Valdorcia are less than an hour and a half driving distance.
Other Things to Note
The apartment is located in a very quiet area, if you’re too loud and noisy you may disturb the other people.
Your pets are welcome, and they can stay in the fenced area outside the apartment.
There are no specific rules to respect, except those given by the common sense of self-regulation and the environment around you. Among those rules please keep the surrounding and outside areas clean, dole out water since comes from the private spring, don’t throw any solid waste into the bathroom and kitchen drains.
Please don’t smoke inside the apartment.
We had a wonderful ten days in Simona's house. The accommodation is clean and comfortable with all the facilities and equipment that you could need. We were there with our 6-month-old son and Simona also very kindly provided a cot, high chair, baby bath and bouncer which made our first family holiday much easier. The views from the house are stunning and on a sunny day (which unfortunately we didn't have enough of!) it is delightful sitting in the little shaded garden looking down on the lake. While we cooked at home most evenings there are lots of very nice restaurants to choose from nearby and Simona is only too happy to make recommendations. You will need a car as the house is quite isolated but day trips to Florence, Siena, Chiante, Lucca and Pisa are all very doable. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet retreat in the Tuscan countryside.
great location -- great view --
Loved the garden overlooking the lake
Host Simona and family everything you could ask for
Cheers and thanks for everything
Simona made us feel very welcome and supplied a cot and highchair for our 7 month old daughter. She is always happy to help and lives close by which is a real advantage if you need some advice for restaurants etc.
The property is very clean and well renovated. The kitchen is well laid out and even has a dishwasher so you can happily prepare meals (even for a baby).
The central heating is also good and keeps the rooms warm enough even for a 7 month old :)
Would definitely recommend staying here.
The road is a little rough getting up to the house, but everything after that was perfect! The apartment was spotless, and a huge kitchen if you're up for cooking some local cuisine on holidays. Simona's recommendation for dinner "Teatro dei Medici" was our best meal of the trip.
Simona and her family were wonderful hosts. The house is located in a picture-like environment. The appartment was clean, comfortable, well equipped. It was quiet and we enjoyed the fresh air. For a family with two kids it was a perfect place. We stayed there for a week and highly recommend it to everyone.
El apartamento esta en óptimas condiciones como se muestra en la página excelente estancia. Gracias Simona
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About the Host, Simona
Nata, cresciuta e scappata da Firenze. Da cinque anni ho scelto il verde Mugello come casa per la mia famiglia. La pace del Lago di Bilancino e la quiete della natura sono un toccasana per l’anima, anche nelle giornate più buie, soprattutto se il tuo vicino di casa è un picchio verde. La mia vita qui è un ritorno alla vita di una volta, una riscoperta delle tradizioni della cultura contadina e dei prodotti della sua terra.
My name is Simona, I was born, raised and then escaped from Florence. I chose the green Mugello Valley to start my family: the silence of Bilancino Lake and the peaceful atmosphere of nature are the perfect panacea for any bad day, especially if your neighbour is a green woodpecker.
My life here in Mugello is slow and took me back to my farmers’ Tuscan roots, discovering the beauty of simple life and handmade products.