Country Farmhouse Surrounded by Tuscan Hills - Proceno - Bracciano
For travelers searching for an authentic countryside experience, this Tuscany farmhouse is your home away from home. Located in the countryside of southern Tuscany/northern Lazio, this accommodation is surrounded by wooded hills, olive orchards, and vineyards. Adjacent to the property is a nature reserve, and the seaside at Maremma is a scenic hour and a half drive away. Farm holidays in Tuscany are perfect for the nature lover who wishes to ramble outdoors and enjoy the panoramas and natural setting of this protected rural area.
Newly renovated in 2000, the estate is comprised of a farmhouse with two apartments, Bracciano and Lo Studio, and a guesthouse, Barberini. The area is surrounded by many large fruit, nut, and cypress trees, and the guest house sits 70 m away from a farmhouse in the same style. A large herb garden is conveniently located nearby. Between the two buildings, surrounded by lawn and garden, is the swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth of 1.2 â€“ 1.9 m, open beginning of May until end of September). The pool area is equipped with chaise lounges and umbrellas, a gas-fired barbeque, and lights for evening use.
(155 m2) Ground Floor: The Bracciano apartment is located on the ground floor. The spacious living room is well decorated, has a very comfortable seating area, and a large fireplace. A stairway leads to a balcony and the first floor. Also accessible from the living room is a spacious master bedroom with a queen-sized bed (latex mattress) and double doors opening out onto a terrace. The ensuite bathroom is furnished with an extra large bathtub, shower, bidet, sink, and WC. The spacious kitchen has a large extending table which can seat up to six. The kitchen is well equipped with a large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, 5-burner gas range, oven, toaster, electric barbecue, and coffee maker. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility pantry area containing a clothes washer and dryer.
First Floor: Up the stairs and off the balcony of the living room is a second bedroom with a queen-sized bed (latex mattress). In addition, a small bed can be located on the entrance balcony. The nearby bathroom is equipped with shower, bidet, WC, and sink. From the first floor there is direct access to a terrace on the East side of the villa. An outside stairway provides access to a covered terrace on the South side and a partially covered terrace on the East side. Guests can choose to enjoy sun or shade at any time of day all year round. The Bracciano apartment has radiant floor heating on the ground floor and central heating on the first floor.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Firewood Available: 5 Euro per basket
* Mountain Bikes Available: 25 Euro per day
* Airport Transfers Available: Upon request
* Chauffeur Available: Upon request
* Housekeeping Available: Upon request
* Baby bed and highchair available upon request but there are no linens for the baby bed.
Additional amenities include: welcome basket, iron and board, outside area - shared, housekeeping available - extra cost, walk to town, heating - partial house, firewood available - extra cost, cd, fireplace - indoor, wheelchair accessible - inside home, outside dining, independent villa, balcony/terrace, window screens - whole house, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private, american coffee maker.TripAdvisor property ID 2027016...Read more
Left on 06/26/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 26, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
Our trip to Italy was a gift to our children for graduations from university and medical school. Our stay at the villa was certainly a memorable part of our Italy experience as it was where we felt the most relaxed and peaceful.
All in all it was the most beautiful and amazing travel experience we have ever had as a family and staying at the villa was a significant part of that.
The property was in a beautiful location with views from every window, door, terrace. It was furnished with everything we needed and then some...such as a great stereo with CD's. Music is always such a mood setter and memory maker.
Our villa could not have been better and was even beyond what we had hoped.
The views... the swimming pool setting...the shower-
In general, it was just a most beautiful place. You could tell the owners put a great deal of thought in providing every amenity. Quality workmanship, appliances, furnishings, window treatments...lots of wonderful attention to detail. I wish I could personally thank them!
Wow--that's a hard one...maybe the helpful "red book" with local and regional info could have had more English. Unfortunately, we could not interpret some of what appeared to be interesting information.
Reasonable proximity to all the areas we wished to travel. Easy access to day trips--- even going to Rome for a day trip by train from Orvieto.
Left on 07/31/2008 for a stay in July 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2008Stayed Jul 2008
This is the nicest house we have ever rented in the 15 years we have been going to Italy. It is in a quiet, somewhat remote corner of northern Lazio/Southern Tuscany and is absolutely peaceful. Lovely views abound, with hardly a road to be seen or heard. The house is well appointed with nearly every imaginable accoutrement, and the swimming pool area is glorious. We would go back in a heartbeat.
It's hard to pick a single thing. The house was lovingly and carefully reconstructed a few years ago, and it has modern electricity and plumbing. The appliances are top of the line and include a large refrigerator, clothes dryer and microwave oven. There is ample indoor lighting, including at the beds. There are many comfortable eating areas, indoors but most especially outdoors on the gorgeous patios. The grounds are beautifully planted with fruit trees, flowering shrubs, fragrant lavender and an herb garden.
The ONLY drawback is part of what makes this place so wonderful. The access is via a very rutted farm access road and took us, on average, a bone-jarring seven minutes to negotiate at speeds about reaching those of an oxcart. The result is that we didn't just pop down to Proceno, the nearby village, three times a day as we might have done from other locations. We ate many meals at the villa, since little could surpass the views and the the atmosphere.
We have been to Italy numerous times, so we didn't care about proximity to major tourist draws. We love exploring minor hill towns and random villages. Proceno, the nearby village, fills every basic need grocer, panificio, pizzeria bar, macelleria, etc. and further, has a lovely castle that dominates the town's skyline. The restaurant has a very nice restaurant that serves dinner in a beautiful outdoor garden when the weather is fine.
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