This historic farm residence sits nestled into the hillside and enjoys breathtaking views over the Valdarno (Arno valley). The main house dates back to the 1700s and many of its original features are still present including grand fireplaces, antique terracotta and pietra serena floorings, oak beamed ceilings, cloistered external terraces and the olive press on the ground floor. The house has more than 200 sqm of floor area and it is located at the first floor, where the main living quarters where (as was traditional in such rural dwellings), providing three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as one dining room and two living rooms.
Aro...und the house, the terraced gardens and grounds cover a total of 20 hectares with organic olive groves and the other half providing woodland and arable land. The house is surrounded by aromatic lavender and rosemary bushes. In the main panoramic garden there is a private swimming pool with Jacuzzi area and sunbeds.
The property enjoys absolute tranquillity but is also within easy reach (less than ten minutes) of a range of services and restaurants in the small town of Castelfranco di Sopra. The motorway exit of the A1 and the mainline railway station at Figline are also only 12 km from the property allowing quick access in under 45 minutes into Florence and 30 minutes to Arezzo.
This huge 3-bedrooms apartment features:
- a kitchen (well equipped) with a fireplace
- a dining room
- a salon with sofa, TV and books
- a large salon with sofas and the grand fireplace
- a terrace outside where you can eat & relax "al fresco"
- two bedrooms with double beds, one of which has a private terrace with an incredible view
- a bedroom with two single beds
- two bathrooms (one has a bathtub, both have showers)
And of course all the outdoor garden area around the house and the swimming pool!
The house is really a traditional one, and retains all the characteristics of a typical Tuscan country house; rooms are very large, floors and ceiling are the original ones and the furniture is mostly hand-made and antique. The house is surrounded by aromatic lavender and rosemary bushes. Staying at Casa Querceto is the real Tuscan-style experience!
Enjoy the place, the sights, the history, the local attractions, the food and the wine at your own pace and treat yourself to the best local products! Have a perfect relaxing break soaking up the sun in this wonderful part of the country!Read more
Farmhouse with pvt pool, terraces, stunning view Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany, Italy
Additional Location Information
Valdarno valley, the area between Florence, Chianti and Arezzo is famous for its wine, its oil and nice food, like "fiorentina" steak. Its rolling hills are covered with olive groves and vineyards, it has extensive woodlands and beautiful restored historical buildings, including many castles and abbeys. All these features contribute to its charm and serene country atmosphere but it is in easy reach of towns such as Arezzo, Florence and Siena. The Pratomagno mountain we are on is called "the paradise of hikers"...
Nearest village/shops/supermarket: Castelfranco di Sopra, 4km
Nearest airports: Florence (FLR) and Pisa (PSA)
Nearest train station: Figline Valdarno
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
AvailableUnavailableLast updated: March 11, 2014◀▶
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Left on 03/09/2014 for a stay in May 2013 | Daniel
We can't forget our two week long stay at Casa Querceto! The house is very old but the apartment was well equipped, and plenty big enough for the five of us. The pool was great, and there was also a large garden where we were able to use a BBQ. The terrace looking south was the stand out feature for us as we sat out there most evenings. Simone is an excellent manager who manages to be both helpful and discreet, which I think is a perfect balance. On the first night they offered to cook for us, it was easily one of the best meals we have had, and the price was very reasonable. You need a car to stay here, the windy road up was a challenge the first time but after that it was fine. This is the perfect place if you are looking for somewhere to relax or for a base to explore Tuscany, we did both and had a brilliant holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this place, it is original and charming and the perfect Tuscan retreat.
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