This used to be the farmer?s home and is placed at the first floor.
The old rural structure has been maintained in the large equipped kitchen (which now works also as living-room) with its ancient fire-place wich is still perfectly working. Very bright unit with a wonderful vista on the surrounding hills. Two bedrooms, one with double and one wit three single beds. Living-room with arm-chair and sofa seating two, convertible into a single bed. Brick walls. Bathroom with shower. Outdoor private area with table and chairs. Private washing-machine, microwave oven, fridge, Sat TV, phone, independent heating, iron and relative board.
Overall Property Description:
The property is composed by a large villa and a farmhouse, sharing the pool, surrounded by a beautiful botanic park.
This noble villa in Tuscany is residence to the heirs of Della Nave every summer and has been in their family for 200 years.
Villa's construction from the 18th century is still evident; during the years it has been modified but always maintaining its original character.
250 metres above sea level at Pratomagno's declivity, in the heart of Tuscany, the villa is part of the ancient Cicogna castle.
Three comfortable rental apartments have been constructed from the ancient farm of this Villa in Tuscany.
The geographical position of the villa is ideal for visiting the famous 'cities of art' in Tuscany: Florence (40km), Siena (60km), Arezzo (25 km), Cortona (40km) and San Gimignano (40km).
There is a common room (size 80 sqm) available for the renters: dining room with fireplace, with kitchen (size 20 sqm) and bathroom, where 50 people can be accommodated and can dine together.
the farmhouse has been thoroughly renovated and all of its apartments are comfortable and luminous and have separate entrance and a private outdoor area with table and chairs.
The recently restructured apartments maintain the typical Tuscan country spirit and style and are fully furnished: color TV sat, washing machine, fridge, heating, bath with shower, kitchens (or cooking area). Some apartments have a chimney and all are furnished with rustic Tuscan style and according to the architectural surroundings.
Swimming-pool 12x6, depth 1.1, open from june to September, kept lighted every evening, with deck-chairs, tables and garden umbrellas, outdoor hot and cold shower .
BOTANIC PARK (Private Garden)
The Parco Della Nave was built in the second half of the 1800s and became part of the "landscape" gardens founded in Italy from the late 1700s to the late 1800s , a century in which this widespread style of garden was known as the "English" or "Naturalistic" style.
This was a period of diffusion and an area of interest for the Collectionists when several species of exotic plants where used.
During this period it was the fashion to create “Gardens of acclimatization" for exotic plants and Della Nave Garden is a typical example of this; with its interesting and rare botanic collection including 700 forest trees and 120 species covering a 32.000 metre area.
The various characteristics of the different species of trees create a wonderful sight/scene for all seasons throughout the year. During Autumn in particular there is the golden yellow Gingko Biloba, originating from China, the iridescent red of the
Taxodium Disticum from North America and the brilliant green of the Japanese Criptomerie. The Sequoia from North America and the Lemon trees from Libano and Marocco never fail to create a stir. The tree pictured in the photograph (Sequoiadendron Giganteum B.) is taller than 35 metres, has a 5.20 metre circumference, is over one hundred years old and is one of the “monumental trees of Italy?
INTERNET connection (not Adsl) is available in the reception.
Fees Due at Check in:
Check-in : between 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Check-out: between 8.00am to 10.00am
Refundable security deposit: 200 euro per apartment, on arrival
Above prices include:
final cleaning, electricity, gas (kitchen), hot and cold water
Use of the swimming pool (only in daylight from the 1st June to the 30th September )
Access to the Botanic park, respecting their rules and conditions
Private parking (not staffed)
Colour TV Sat
Private washing machine
Above prices exclude Heating, charged according to usage as follows:
euro 0.90 / h for Valcellino apartments
euro 0,90 / mc for Villa apartments
euro 4,5 / mc for the Cottage Rosa (propane gas)
Animals: Allowed only on request
Botanic Park - Conditions:
1) access is free for the farm' s guests
2) The opening hours are from 9am to sunset
3) Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult
4) In the park it is absolutely forbidden to :
a - to swim or fish in the lake
b - to start fires or smoke
c - to have picnics
d - to leave any litter or rubbish
e - to pick flowers, branches,leaves mushrooms etc.
f - to play with ball, to run after
g - to climb the trees
h - to get in with any locomotion craft
i - to have not appropriate manners or to disturb the others guests