lovely farm- apartment (Fox)

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via di Luiano, Mercatale in Val di Pesa, Tuscany 50020, Italy

The Space

A few kilometers from Florence, you will find this unique property, which belonged to ancient noble Family Corsini, nestled among the olive trees in the green Chianti, restored with local stone, extracted mostly during the burglary, for the construction of the vineyard, in different periods, with effect from 1980. Portions of the farm have been converted into four comfortable, bright apartments. Each apartment has double bedroom, kitchen and private bathroom is equipped with air conditioning. Each apartment has been given a name: (Roe-Horse-rooster-Fox) The pool, whose waters are treated exclusively with sea salt, is the setting for quiet relaxing view. On request, you can use the well-equipped gym and a relaxing sauna. Inviting the context of trees along the road for a stroll, gently caressed by the sun peeking between the foliage. The place, geographically in the heart of Chianti, allows to reach the nearby cities of Florence and Siena, in a few minutes, and the opportunity to visit the museums and the art of these historic cities. From here, you can go to San Gimignano, famous for its 15 towers, or along the Wine Route, from Greve in Chianti, Radda, Panzano, Castellina and many other countries of the wonderful Chianti. The site, called: Farm duck, it is far from the center of Florence, about twenty minutes. The bus, which during peak hours, every half an hour, has a stop 800 meters from Farm duck. Each apartment is provided of what is needed to prepare your own meals. Nearby, you can buy all the best to satisfy their taste buds. In the square in Mercatale, you will find every day, fresh bread, in the three bakeries, open on Sunday morning, provided also, of appetizing delicacies Tuscan (freshly baked pastries, meats and cheeses from the area). Also on Sunday morning until thirteen, in the village of San Casciano, you will find a supermarket open to supplies of all kinds. On the barbecue outside, guests can cook vegetables and meats of all kinds. And it's possible to rent the main house call (PINE) with three bedrooms, two bathrooms with bath tub and shower, living room, kitchen. You can taste the wines and olive oil, produced on the farm. On request, you can order lunch or dinner, you can enjoy in the lounge or by the pool in the evenings under the stars.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $712 /week
Monthly Price: $2705 /month
Security Deposit: $285
Cleaning Fee: $64
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Soggiorno bellissimo presso Francesco e Enzo! Ci siamo sentiti come a casa, sono tutti simpaticissimi e molto accoglienti. Torneremo subito.

    April 2014
  • While visiting Italy for 3 weeks, my wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Podere Papera. Although we also visited Florence, Rome and Venice- Podere Papera was by far the highlight of our trip. Francesco and his family are simply wonderful people. The farm and amenities were all that could have been hoped for and the location for visiting Florence and Chianti is probably second to none. With their help we were able to rent a scooter and cruise around the hills of Chianti for 4 days... I have traveled much of the world and this was one of the best experiences of my life. Although the farm is easy to find, we did manage to get lost on our way in and not only did they launch a search party, but they also brought us in after and we all had dinner together. It will be a life goal to return to Podere Papera.

    March 2014
    Francesco &  Enzo
    Response from Francesco & Enzo:

    Thanks Megan and Jason, thank you very much for your review, but what makes us very happy to know that you've been good, here with us.
    See you soon
    Enzo, Francis and Soili

    March 2014
  • We stayed here on our honeymoon. It is a beautiful place with every detail of the grounds being perfect. We didn't see much of Enzo or Francesco, and we spent much time driving around Chianti, wine tasting and eating. The apartment was true to the photo's and very comfortable. Check-in was easy and no complaints at all. The pool was cool and the days were not warm enough to get in, but it looked very inviting and we enjoyed sitting outside and taking in the view.

    I would stay here again, the attention to detail with the landscaping and craftsmanship of the property is exceptional and I enjoy thinking about what it must be like to live in a place like that. Hard work, but so lovely!

    One of our favorite winery's in Chianti was Principe Corsini just down the road. Great Wines!

    September 2013
  • Thank you Francesco and Enzo for a wonderful vacation. The appartment was clean and comfortable and the swimming pool and BBQ facilities were excellent. Your home made red wine, olive oil and figs fresh off the tree were wonderful. The nearby village of Mercatale is a 5 min drive for a supermarket run. We only left the farm for a couple of days to go to Siena and Grieve sur Chianti, both of which were stunning. We'll be back, and probably stay in the big house next time!

    September 2013
  • Una esperienza spettacolare! Io e il mio fidanzato abbiamo passato li 3 giorni meravigliosi, non potevamo essere piu' felici. Tutto e' pulito, arredato benissimo, piscina bella e grande, 4 cani dolcissimi, e Francesco (il proprietario) ci ha fatti sentire subito a casa.
    Non possiamo consigliare questo posto abbastanza.

    In English:
    What a wonderful place! My boyfriend and I had 3 amazing days relaxing by the pool and exploring the countryside. I recommend this place to families and couples alike, it is really lovely.
    The owner, Francesco, is incredibly hospitable and always in a good mood...his wine is also delicious!

    August 2013
  • Really perfect place. Excellent position of 20 min drive to Florence with all the experience of rural Toscana.Hosts are perfect also.
    Only thing they must improve is to secure internet better access.

    August 2013
  • We stayed here when attending a wedding at the nearby Castillo di Gabbiano. The lovely farm apartment is just that, in a beautiful, peaceful location within easy reach of Pisa & Florence.

    The Hosts were very accommodating with our last minute extra guest requests.

    It was only a flying visit, but we hope to return at some point in the future.

    July 2013
  • My wife and 1 year old son enjoyed our stay very much! The pool is amazing, the property is out of a postcard. It's close to town for shopping convenience and if your interested in visiting vineyards you won't be disappointed. Will def stay here again next time we come. Thank you very much!!!

    July 2013
  • I would recommend this place in a heart beat. Beautiful property, with amazing views. Francesco and Enzo are greats hosts. Even with a language barrier, they were great. We arrived late by bus (Sita) and he took me on his scooter to Mercatale (about 5mins) to get groceries since we didn't have a car rented. The pool and sun beds are great if you want to have a relaxing day by the pool, and ask for some of their house Wine, it was great, and super cheap at 4 euro a bottle. The only thing i would have changed is next time I will rent a car, if you really want to enjoy the area. There aren't many restaurants within walking distance.

    July 2013
  • This place is superb. Really nice farm in the middle of the chianti countryside. Fresh olive oil and wine from the farm over a bbq in the evening...hosts are welcoming and friendly although if you dont speak italian it is maybe best to do a bit of research on the area first.

    July 2013
    Francesco &  Enzo
    Response from Francesco & Enzo:

    Grazie Kevin, per le belle parole che hai scritto su di noi.
    Grazie di cuore, da noi tutti.

    July 2013
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Ciao a tutti, siamo Francesco ed Enzo, siamo due fratelli ed insieme ci occupiamo della gestione di una carrozzeria e di questo podere.
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