Galleria di BrolioCastiglion Fiorentino, Toscana
at 7 km
Airport of Firenze
at 100 km
Highway A1 Monte San Savino
at 15 km
Hospital of Fratta
at 8 km
Ancient farmhouse amidst olive groves and vineyards, private swimming pool, Wi-Fi access and large outdoor area. A few kilometers from Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo province.
Ancient farmhouse of peasant origins. Galleria di Brolio is an ancient stone farmhouse which origins are dated back to 1800. It is placed between two of the most important centers of Valdichiana, Castiglion Fiorentino and Foiano, and today is part of the farm of the owners. The farmhouse is only a few km away from the two towns where you can find, besides monuments and sites of artistic interest, shops, restaurants and all kind of service. The house takes its name from the Galleria di Brolio, a canal still operating today, located on the edge of the olive grove and part of the old canal built between 1932 and 1940 to improve the outflow of waters towards the Arno, already contemplated by engineer Vittorio Fossombroni for the reclamation of the valley at the end of the 18th century.
Woods, vineyards and olive groves. The farmhouse is placed on the edge of a 20 ha wood with oaks and pines used as a hunting reserve for the repopulation of animals which live here in the utmost of freedom and often happen to see hares and pheasants run into the olive grove, vineyard, and even in the meadow of the house. On ground floor an apartment occasionally used by the owners, besides the cellar and a shed for the farm agricultural tools, whereas the first floor is reserved to the guests. Furnishing is nice and comfortable and perfectly matches the characteristics of the house. Not far away, beyond the wood, passes the railway line which connects the center of Italy with the main cities of the peninsula (Firenze, Bologna, Roma, Milano).
The swimming pool surrounded by olive trees. A few meters from the house, amidst olives, there is a beautiful swimming pool (size m. 11x5, depth m. 1,10-1,40), completely fenced and for the exclusive use of the guests with an equipped gazebo. At their disposal also a large porch equipped for outdoor meals, with barbecue and wood burning oven. The owner, on request, will prepare typical Tuscan dinners and pizza in the oven.
FIRST FLOOR: with access through private internal staircase, wide living-sitting room with sofas, ancient big fireplace and Satellite TV, kitchen-dining room, two double bedrooms each with private bathroom with shower, double bedroom with single added bed, twin bedroom with single added bed and bathroom with shower.
EQUIPMENT: fridge with freezer, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, moka coffee maker, filter coffee maker, lemon squeezer, bread maker machine, barbecue, wood burning oven, washing machine (available on request), fans (4), highchair, hairdryer in all bathrooms, iron and ironing board.
Private pool is open from 01/05 to 30/09.
Wi-Fi Internet access.
Property cleaned and supplied with bed linen and bathroom towels with weekly change.
One baby bed (for children up to 3 years) on request at time of booking.
Electricity, hot and cold water.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Breakage deposit Euro 250 (payable in cash on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay).
Obligatory final cleaning Euro 120.
Heating Euro 5 per m3 (if used).
Swimming towels available on request on payment of Euro 3 each.
Small size pets are welcome on payment of 5 each per day.
Wood for fireplace Euro 15 each 100 kg (if used).
Large property with great outdoor area
This is a great house for both relaxing by the pool and exploring Tuscany/Umbria. A lot of nice scenery and cities are within 1-2 hour driving distance. The property is large and quiet. The kitchen has all you need, and there are 4 large bedrooms. Only negative is that it is not on ground floor, so when dining outside on the porch, you need to carry everything down and up the stairs. The owners came by most evenings, and always did their best to insure everything was ok. Their hospitality exceeded all expectations and had us taste their own produced wine and olive oil, and even some great meals. We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommended.
Un petit coin de paradis en Toscane
L’accueil, la gentillesse, la disponibilité des propriétaires, la beauté des lieux et la proximité de belles villes sont les moments forts de ces vacances!!!
Peaceful location but good facilities within reasonable driving distance. An extremely friendly and hospitable host. Clean and comfortable courtyard and pool area.