"La Casa", a fully equiped free standing made-over farmhouse is the ideal location for a restful vacation surrounded by nature, close to the numerous festivals and cultural activities Tuscany has to offer. Available all year-round. Minimum stay 1 week. Rates seasonal. Ideal for sabbaticals in low and mid season. Close to the house there is another farmhouse "Il Fienile" (sleeps 4) also listed in Airbnb. Both houses have complete privacy and share the swimming pool.
La Casa is a fully renovated, over 100 year-old charming stone farmhouse surrounded by olive trees. The thick outer walls – measuring over 40 cm – keep the house cool in the summer and cozy in the winter.
The interior is furnished in a comfortable, pleasant style and has all modern conveniences. The living/dining area (26 m2) features original chestnut beam and terracotta ceilings. Three French windows open out onto the south and west-facing terraces surrounding the house, edged by olive trees. The large teak outdoor table with six chairs is located under a large sun shade. In the late afternoon, you can sit in the shade of the olive trees. The terrace extends sideways (south-west) into a lounge corner with parasol. A wonderful place to enjoy your meals with family and friends, read a book or simply sit back and enjoy the lovely view of the village and the surrounding hillsides.
The dining room leads up into the new, fully-equipped modern kitchen fitted with an induction stove, convection oven and dishwasher (among other things). The ground floor features a bathroom with shower, washbasin and toilet, a large pantry, washing machine and spacious entrance hall.
On the top floor, there are two spacious south-facing bedrooms (one double, one twin) with a wonderful view. The third bedroom is a large double with French windows opening onto a private south-west facing terrace. All bedrooms have wardrobes and all windows and outside doors are fitted with insect screens. Inside or outdoor shutters are fitted throughout. This floor has a bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and a double washbasin, as well as a separate toilet with washbasin.
La Casa also features a permanent exhibition of original artwork (paintings, still life studies and prints) by Italian artist
La Casa (sleeps 6) is particularly suitable for sabbaticals in low and mid seasons, and available at reduced rates (minimum stay 3 weeks). La Casa is spacious and equipped with all modern amenities, including underfloor heating, providing the perfect location to recharge and seek inspiration in the Tuscan countryside.
From La Casa the guests have access to a big terrace surrounding the house on the east, south and west side, with outdoor table, chairs, deckchairs and a hammock. Right next to the terrace is the path leading to the pool, in the midst of a terraced olive grove.
The tiled terraces, olive trees, the swimming pool a scant 50 metres away, offer numerous shaded hideaways or spots to bask in the sunshine, depending on your mood.
In May/June, as night begins to fall, the countless fireflies transform the hillsides into a fairy-tale land of twinkling lights
There is a separate parking place for two cars.
Interaction with guests
The hosts speak English, French, German, Dutch and Italian.
Other things to note
The property, named "Boschi", is located about 2 km uphill from the Valdottavo town square, following a winding road through the olive terraces. The narrow paved road leading up is wide enough for a single car, there are numerous areas where you can pull in to let others pass. Please drive slowly and use your horn near blind corners. The road is only used by (very friendly) local traffic. A brief section of the road is dirt track (about 400 meters), the final section leading up to the houses is paved to allow easy driving access to the homes. The location and view are well worth the 5 minute uphill drive!