Two-Bedrooms Apartment - Podere Torricella
REF - 1623
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Description Podere Torricella is a small hamlet located on a hill among olive groves and vineyards. The property is only 18 km from the centre of Florence, and represents an ideal base from which to reach the most important artistic cities of Tuscany, such as Pisa, Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Volterra and Vinci.
The central tower dates back to 1200, whilst the main body - all ochre walls and higgledy-piggledy roofs - has had more than three centuries to acquire the grace of old age. Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, Podere Torricella is part of an active farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa (all of which can be purchased). Wine tastings and visits to the cellars can be arranged on the property, and next door to Torricella is a charming typical restaurant owned by the same family, where local specialities are served
(Two photos of the restaurant are available in the photo-gallery here above).
Three years of labour went into the conversion of the rambling old farmhouse into 10 beautiful and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments, renovated throughout according to Tuscan tradition, have a clean, fresh country look but are immaculate rather than -rustic- as the attention to detail, both aesthetic and practical , is scrupulous. Handsome ornamental -Montelupo- plates, beamed ceilings and hand-wrought bedsteads complete the simple but exquisite picture and modern luxury is added in the form of satellite television and phones (outgoing calls only).
Two-Bedrooms Apartment (4+2 people)- 65 sq.m: Two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds, WC/shower (It's possible to reserve also an apartment with 2nd WC/shower), living room with kitchen units and double sofa bed, with independent heating. Kitchen units (very well equipped) with 4 burners and refrigerator (by request we can provide a kettle, toaster, American coffee machine).
There is also one oom apartment with facilities for the disabled.
The apartment is equipped with satellite television and telephone.
There are all sorts of facilities available on site (Barbecue, table tennis, mountain bike hire, tutored tastings of farm produce) for those times when you're not using the 7 x 14 metre swimming pool, and nearby are a tennis court and horse-riding facilities.
Swimming pool: the pool at Podere Torricella (7m x 14m) is 1.5 m deep at the shallow end and 1.8 m at the deep end. It is unsupervised.
Mountain biking: there are bikes available for hire at Podere Torricella. The cost is Euro 6 for a day.
Tennis Table: there is a tennis table available for a communal use, free of any charge.
Baby sitting is available.
The cot for children is available, free of charge.
Podere Torricella is a working farm estate. We are very proud of the food items that we produce here such as Chianti wine, Vin Santo, Grappa, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
It is possible for guests to book guided tasting of the farm's products and to buy them to take home.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Check-in: 3-7 pm
Check-out: by 9:30 am
Refundable security deposit: 150,00 Euro
Prices include: water, electricity, and gas for cooking, weekly cleaning and change of linen.
Prices exclude: Heating - Euro 10/day - telephone - Euro 0,21 rate for units, extra change of sheets and towels --- Euro 6 /set.
For rentals of a Two-Bedroms Apartment with 2 bathrooms (WC/shower) will be required a different weekly price. Please send us an e-mail for further details.
NotesOther facilities with in easy reach:
Horse riding: It is possible to go horse riding at the riding centre Horse World, which is situated on the same road as Podere Torricella, about 200 m. away.
Tennis Club : the nearest tennis club is in Cerbaia, is not necessary to be a member for reserve a tennis court.
Banks: The nearest bank (Banca Toscana)is in Cerbaia (2 km) and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.20 and 14.45-15.45. The bancomat (cash dispensers) accepts Visa/MasterCard and Cirrus.
Post Office: The nearest post office is in Cerbaia and is open Mon-Fri 8.15-13.30 and Saturday 8.15-12.30.
Food Shops: In Cerbaia there is a small supermarket, the Margherita - Conad, which is open from Monday to Saturday from 08.00 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 20.00. It is closed on Wednesday afternoon and on Sunday. In Montagnana(2 km) there is a small general store which is open on Sunday morning during the summer period.
Chemist: The nearest chemist is in Cerbaia and is open 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00.
Restaurant: a wide selection of restaurants and pizzerias in the neighbourhood:
Petrol : The nearest petrol station is in Montagnana, where is the TAMOIL petrol garage (24 hour service).
Buses: There is a SITA bus service from Cerbaia with buses going to Florence . Please remember to buy your ticket beforehand and validate the ticket on the bus. Ticket may be bought from the bar in the piazza in Cerbaia.
ContactAddress: (Montespertoli - Florence - Italy)
Reservation PolicyAt Reservation: a confirmation deposit of 30%of the total amount will be required by credit card or wire transfer.
60 days before the arrival : The balance will be required by credit card or wire transfer.
Credit cards accepted: Visa & Mastercard.
Cancellation PolicyCANCELLATION POLICY:
Bookings may be cancelled at any time via email or fax - the initial confirmation deposit is automatically forfeited by cancelling.
If the cancelled period is subsequently rebooked by another party will be refunded the forfeited deposit, less any bank charges incurred.
a.. If the guest communicates the Cancellation between 60 - 51 days prior to
arrival a cancellation fee of 50% of the entire amount will be applied.
b.. If the guest fails to arrive and he communicates the failure to arrive
between 50 - 30 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee of 70% of the entire amount will be applied.
c.. If the guest fails to arrive and he communicates the failure to arrive between 29 -0 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee of 100% of the entire amount will be applied.
d.. If the guest fails to arrive, and does not communicate in advance via
fax or e-mail, or phone the failure to arrive, a full charge (100%) will be applied.