About this listing
Restored Farmhouse Set In The Tuscan Wine Valleys With Authentic Pizza Oven
Quiet, Spacious And Full Of Italian Charm For Families And Friendly Get-aways. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms).
Casa Franci is an authentically restored 3-bedroomed Italian farmhouse situated in the heart of Tuscany, centered between Florence, Sienna and Arezzo. It is an excellent base for exploring the region. The property sleeps 6 and is a traditional rustic stone building with oak beams and exudes Tuscan charm and character. The house comprises 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin room; there are 3 bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. A fully equipped traditional Italian kitchen with spacious dining room, lounge and den/TV room. There is also a large covered terrace, for al fresco dining. The property is set in rural surroundings providing complete privacy, with stunning views of the Chianti hills and farmland below the Abbey of Cennina. Within the grounds, there are lovely grass lawns, a pizza oven and BBQ patio. A second house is situated in the property grounds; this is retained by the owner for his personal use, but is rarely occupied during rental periods.
The house itself is very spacious and full of Italian character. The restored building and tranquil setting make it an ideal holiday home that can accommodate a large family, a two family holiday or even a group of friends looking to have a relaxing break away from city living. The kitchen is fully equipped and the living area is equipped for dinner parties or relaxing evenings. The terrace allows for al fresco dining and a place for shade during a day in the Tuscan sun. The den area has comfy sofas and a TV/DVD player which is ideal for family downtime. Each bedroom is very spacious and there is storage space for clothing in each room. The bathrooms are a classic continental style and the hot water is constantly available. Mobile signal is available.
The property location is fairly remote. There is one rustic farm road that leads to the property. We do recommend that guests use a rental car to get around as the property is a great base for exploring the local area. Parking is available right next to the farmhouse. This property is not recommended for wheel chair users.
The property is set in 2 acres of beautiful gardens which are ideal for walks and provide privacy when relaxing and sunbathing, very safe for any family with young ones and pets. Within the grounds there is a pizza oven and a barbeque. In addition, a superb open air pool, complete with three large pools, excellent restaurant, cafe, deli, food shop and wine merchants, is just a five minute drive away in the village of Capanole.
Interaction with Guests
Katie and I will not be present during your stay. We have a maintenance man called Alfio who will take care of you - prepare your Italian! We also have contacts in Florence who can assist with a rental car but we are very contactable via email, mobile or (website hidden),
Between Florence, Arezzo and Siena
Pisa, Florence or Perugia
Nearest train station
Montevarchi – direct from Florence or Rome
Activities (Please email us for further information and recommended companies with regard to the activities):
Hiking and Walking
The surrounding area is beautiful. Enjoy walks in the stunning setting either independently or with a local guide
Enjoy one of many equestrian centers in the region. Horseback wine tasting is a must!
Casa Franci is located in the heart of the wine region with numerous tours to choose from
Cycle tours are available throughout the region
Visit one of the local spa’s for relaxation and beauty treatments, as well as the natural spa at Rapolano
Music and Culture
There are numerous theatres, festivals and operas throughout the area
Sport - Football
Enjoy watching Serie A’s Fiorentina and Siena - the local teams
Art and City Tours
Casa Franci is close to so many beautiful cities. Guided excursions available to make the most of the delights on offer
There are some of Italy’s finest restaurants within close proximity, including a must try L’Antico Portale in Capanole (the owner’s favourite)
Golf and Tennis
Available throughout Tuscany
Available in WInter in Northern Tuscany
Italy is renowned for its fashion. Factory outlets stocking Prada and many of Italy’s finest designer brands are available within close proximity in nearby Montevarchi
We recommend you rent a car during your stay at Casa Franci, this allows you to explore the beautiful surroundings and exciting activities the region has to offer. Please ask us for advice on rental comanies
Leave no trace. The one thing we ask is to please remove all your rubbish and leave the property as you found it. There are large waste bins near the main road and we ask you to please remove your rubbish regularly and especially when you leave. Thank you!
The remote farmhouse was exactly as described! We just returned from a beautiful week enjoying the Tuscan countryside. The house was clean and had everything we needed to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We were able to easily travel by car to different places around the area. There is a small pathway to the house that is a bit difficult to access but the house is so charming and the property is so fabulous it made the bumpy drive in worth it.
We used the covered porch and outside grill to have wonderful meals and family card games. At first we thought that not having wifi would be a challenge but we realized that it made our family time so much more enjoyable.
We were greeted by Alfi who came to give us the keys and show us around. It was easy to check in and out and Andy always was quick with any questions we had.
I would highly recommend this charming farmhouse for a relaxing and quiet getaway. A total 5 star experience! We made so many beautiful family memories.
We have just returned from a fantastic week in Tuscany staying at Andy's remote restored farmhouse. Everything was as described except for there being more enclosed land than we expected and the welcome opportunity to turn right at the end of the lane and walk almost immediately through fields of vines on a wide path.
There are good trips in every direction from here and so it was nicely situated for our first visit to rural Tuscany.
We were amazed at the incredible value of this property rental and would certainly recommend to others.
We had an amazing time.The house is perfect.Big,spacious.clean with all the things you need in order to have awesome holidays.The house is located in a forest and the location is unbelievably beautiful and very quiet...!!!
Andy and Monica are amazing hosts.They gave us information's about everything and for whatever we asked them,they gave us an answer.We highly recommend place and if we ever visit Tuscany again,now we know where we are going to stay...!!!
About the Host, Andy
Hi there. My girlfriend Katie and I would like to welcome you to our profile. We have a charming restored Tuscan farmhouse situated in the Chianti region to share with you, the property is ideal for family and friendly getaways. We both love Italy for its food, its people and the countryside... All adding to the perfect lifestyle! We are more than happy to share information on the area and hope you will come and join us.
We also run 3 cottages situated on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon in the UK, these will be added to the listings very soon.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Andy and Katie