Arcata, Badia Agnano

Sleeps 2

A spacious ground floor apartment behind a welcoming arch

Property summary

Sleeps 2

1 double bedroom, 2 shower rooms, 1 of which ensuite and 1 double sofa bed

Location: Arezzo and Cortona

This property rents from Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Restaurants, bars and shops in Badia Agnano 1.5 km and Pieva a Presciano 3 km

  • Horse stables in walking distance and tennis courts 2 km

  • Ambra and Bucine 7 km, Arezzo 25 km, Siena 35 km, Florence 60 km

  • Fast train from Montevarchi 16 km. with connections to Florence, Rome and Milan
  • Arcata is a ground floor apartment in a large farmhouse that now offers a couple or small family a great place to holiday in Tuscany, but in earlier centuries was quite likely home to those who fed the clerics of the mighty St. Mary's Abbey in nearby Badia Agnano. In spaces that once would have housed the farmstead's livestock and supplies, the current owners, in a 10-year restoration project, remained faithful to original layouts and created a generous apartment that now allow guests to stretch limbs and step away from the stresses of modern life.

    This apartment, like the other two on the estate, has an individual outdoor eating area and easy access to the spacious pool area whose sun loungers, umbrellas, tables and night lighting make it a popular spot day and night. The surrounding hectares, once cultivated in grain, are now planted with olive and walnut trees, some strung with hammocks to make the most of a shaded afternoon snooze. The owner, who lives with her family on the top floor of the farmhouse, is an excellent resource. And at this property there are many 'extra' possibilities - horse stables you can walk to, cooking lessons and meals done by a lovely Italian, tours and transport to corners you've yet to discover, outlet shopping, and bike rentals for those who would tour Tuscany in a slower lane.

    Accommodation

    Entrance to this apartment is through the arched entryway directly into a generous sitting room with sofa, armchairs, a wood stove and an extra double sofa bed. Up a couple of steps to the right is a double bedroom with wrought iron bedstead, desk, wardrobe and ensuite shower room and an independent access to the side garden down a short jasmine-covered staircase. Also off the sitting room is access to a 2nd shower room and a large eat-in kitchen with view to the pool.

    Local area

    Once the territory of powerful feudal lords, the fertile valley of the Ambra River lies central to the Florence, Siena and Arezzo triangle; not surprisingly, throughout the Middle Ages it was land to be fought over and frequently traded hands - until the formidable Medici family did away with its influence and relegated it to the role of Florentine breadbasket. For this the modern tourist can be thankful; the protected land and buildings seen today are not that removed from the Tuscan countryside seen in ancient frescos. There are many good restaurants and lively festivals in the charming towns and villages nearby, and with the famous tips of the triangle - Siena, Arezzo, Florence - all within easy driving distance, Arcata is easily one of the most comfortable and well placed holiday spots you could find.

    Features

    Air conditioning
    1 portable unit available on request - Extra
    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Shared Webber BBQ available
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    Italian coffee maker
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra beds
    1 double sofa bed on premises and 1 single bed available on request
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    Portable fan
    Final cleaning included
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished patio and gardens
    Hair dryer
    1 in the apartment
    Heating
    Central heating (extra) and wood stove
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    On 1 kitchen window and 1 bedroom window
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet - better by windows, but even reaches the pool area
    Iron and Ironing board
    In the shared laundry room
    Kettle
    Microwave
    Available on request
    Mobile phone coverage
    Generally good throughout the property
    Music
    CD/radio
    Oven
    Pets welcome
    Small dogs permitted on request
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    In Badia Agnano, 2 km.
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong table in the garden
    Swimming pool
    Shared pool - dim: 7x15 m, depth: 1.20-2.20 m, with steps in the shallow end and over edge ladder in the deep end. Diving board & sunbeds and umbrellas, tables and chairs on flagstone surround.
    Television
    Satellite TV
    Tennis court
    Nearby, in Bucine, 7 km.
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Can be organized on request
    Washing machine
    In shared laundry room
    Table
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    Reviews

    Mrs. A.L. and family, Poland
    Date of stay: 25 July 2015

    Stayed at Stalla and Arcata together with another family and our children. The estate is beautiful, comfortable with high standard and very nice interior. Great pool and possibilities for relaxation or do sports if you prefer that. Cooked our food but also went to nearby villages to visit trattorias, restaurants and Osterias. The owner is an energetic wonderful lady always ready to help out to make the stay as pleasant as possible. Really recommend this location and especially if you go with friends or family but there is enough space even if there are other families around. Great location to visit Siena, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Florence etc. Just perfect vacation!!

    Mrs. D.C. and family, Switzerland
    Date of stay: 13 September 2014

    We thoroughly enjoyed a 2 week stay in this beautifully restored farmhouse. The house was tastefully and carefully refurbished; a nice combination of antique and modern. We enjoyed relaxing by the large swimming pool; from our location we started out on various bike tours and sightseeing tours by car. Our friendly host was very helpful by giving us directions, tips and restaurant recommendations. We hope to return for another stay; we definitely recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet, comfortable and luxurious accommodation in the midst of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

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