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Apartment 2 "La Lilla" (The Lilac) Sleeps 2/5
This apartment is located on the top floor, with an enchanting view of the Villa of Tower to Cona on oneside, and a beautiful view of the Valdarno from the other and it is reached by a love staircaise.
Apartment 2- "La Lilla" (The Lilac)- Sleeps 2/5
This apartment is located on the top floor, with an enchanting view of the Villa of Tower to Cona on one
side, and a beautiful view of the Valdarno from the other.
The apartment is reached by a lovely terraced staircase with flowers cascading from the rocks on one side and antique red roof tiles on the other.
There is a lovely private lawn area with chaise lounges and a sun umbrella for relaxing in the evenings, with a peaceful view over the countryside and an old brick hay barn.
There is also a covered outdoor dining area with a table and chairs with barbecue, for "al fresco" meals with friends and family.
This apartment is composed of two bedrooms, the master bedroom with an iron capoletto beaten painted bed (matrimonial or queen size), dresser and night tables , and a 900 year old closet.
The second bedroom has three beds, two of which can be adjoined to make a matrimonial or queen size. There is also an antique wardrobe closet in this room and a dresser, night tables with bedside lamps and two windows with shutters .
A folding bed is available.
The bathrooms are fully modernized.
The main bathroom has a sink, toilet and bidet, a large bathtub with shower and a washing machine.
The small second bathroom has a sink and toilet.
The sitting room has a television, leather sofa and two armchairs, two sideboards, built in bookshelves, and a quaint antique stove for cold winter days.
There is a large crystal and beaten iron dining table which seats eight.
The modern kitchen has all the comforts you need, including cooking equipment, a dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, gas stove and oven, microwave, kettle and toaster.
There is private parking.
"Villa La Pietra Grezza " ( The Raw Stone Villa) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18 km far from Florence.
Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very near to the many cultural sites in Tuscany - such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa.
The farmhouse, completely restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the adjoining Bisticci Castle (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above.
The house is surrounded by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay.
Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in this relaxing natural environment.
“Villa La Pietra Grezza ” let two apartments “The Lilac” and “ Ancient Fireplace” for short-term, mid-term, long-term rentals
The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with televisions, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and centralized heating. Internet ADSL wi-fi available.
Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious large house divided in two apartments, each with their own private covered area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering plants.
The owner, Alberto, is conveniently there to offer assistance from directions to the nearest market, to informing you of upcoming events in the near by towns.
The apartments are comfortably furnished, with bed linens provided, towels for both kitchen and bath, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. Cot on request.
Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water.
Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when renting by the month.
Dogs are accepted if well behaved.
In the downstairs office there are phone, fax and photocopier services available for guests.
Guests of the apartment Lilla have access to a private garden equipped with deck chairs, umbrella and barbecue, and a gazebo with table and chairs.
The house is surrounded by a large garden equipped with tables, chairs and hammock, by a cypress grove fenced with a large kennel for the free dog sitting and from a grove, ensuring guests a pleasant stay and a complete rest.
Interaction with Guests
I manage to be both extremely helpful and caring of my guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey. I knows the region well, justifiably love my home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keep the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim.
Where We Are:
La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea level in the region of Tuscany known as Chianti Valdarno,
south of Florence. The house is about 18 km from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km
from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains, 67 km from Siena and San Gimignano, 45 km from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa. It is easily reached from the A1 motorway (you will find the map on our website) and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region. Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches. In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence and Arezzo. There is a swimming pool 2 km away and a private riding school 5 km, Tennis Club 8 km, 9 hole golf course 9 km, and an 18 hole course 25 km.
The outlet The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most prestigious brands outlets.
In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence and Arezzo.
We are km.19, 3 from the Airport of Florence, and for those who arrive by car, recommended, we have a large car park on the property
Other Things to Note
How to reach La Pietra Grezza
Exit motorway A1 at FIRENZE SUD, go on the connection road and go out on right for Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.
At Cellai go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals ).
Exit motorway A1 at INCISA, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right ( for Florence), cross the Arno river and go on right on SP1 road for Burchio, Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.
At Cellai go on left for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals).
Pets are allowed and smoking is permitted.
damage deposit € 200
CHECK IN: from 4.00 to 9.00 p.m.
CHECK OUT: before 11.00 a.m
From Dec 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Best thing about La Pietra Grezza is the owner, Alberto himself. He was always ready to help and solve whatever problems we might have had. The apartment itself is as described in the pictures and in text. There is also a big garden. The place is also dog friendly. We have made lots of nice walks to the hills, where you can see dears and wild boars. You can take a walk to Chianti side of the hills as well. We had a long term stay, and there was enough of everything to support us. Only the weather could have been nicer, but that you never know.
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About the Host, Alberto
I am 70 years old and from 13 years I manage Villa La Pietra Grezza with my wife Donatella, taking care of my Guests with grace and courtesy, as if they were members of the Family.
I knows the region well, justifiably love my home and the Tuscan countryside, and tirelessly keep the spacious and beautiful grounds in trim.
We are always available to offer assistance and information about both shops, supermarkets and restaurants, the festivals and events in place in nearby towns.
I manage to be both extremely helpful and caring of my guests and property, without ever being invasive and nosey.