1 double bedroom and 1 shower room. 1 sofa bed suitable for a child
Location: Central Tuscany
Saturday to Saturday only in High season, minimum 5 days in mid, and minimum of three days in low season.
Noce is a converted little house by a Tuscan farm, with a village within walking distance, a swimming pool at the bottom of the garden, and well placed to explore central Tuscany, Siena, Chianti, Monterriggioni and more; these are just a few of the reasons so many of our clients choose to stay in Noce. Set on a small working farm, this small, converted hay barn has its own private patio, overlooking the farm's land.
Being close to a village is a wonderful experience: you are in your own little parcel of countryside but a brief walk will take you into Casole d'Elsa, which boasts several cafes and restaurants, a couple of grocery stores, and even a couple of tiny art galleries for resident artists. Walk up for breakfast, then buy some fresh produce and wander home for a fresh lunch and spend the afternoon by the pool; it's a real Tuscan delight.
This sweet detached cottage, whose front door facing the field allows for extra privacy, has a furnished garden patio set in the shade of an olive tree. The arched doorway leads into a large kitchen/dining-room with sofa and corner fireplace, while a short corridor leading off the living area accesses both a double bedroom and a shower room. The views over the Chianti hills are stunning and the walk to the pool set amongst olive trees and grapevines is always enticing. A perfect accommodation for a couple seeking authentic Tuscany.
At the front of the farm, a path leads down to the large swimming pool, all within a gentle, evocative framework of vineyards and olive trees.
With a wide, travertine-tiled surround, and plenty of sun loungers, the swimming pool is a soft ochre colour, blending comfortably with the olive groves and vineyards. Set in a delightful position down the hillside from the farm, it has extensive and beautiful views across to the Chianti hills.
Should you wish to venture further afield, San Gimignano with its famous towers is half an hour's drive away, Siena is under an hour, all through landscape that seems lifted straight out of a renaissance fresco.
The vineyard in some of the photos has been uprooted and may be replaced - in2017 it was still under discussion.
We stayed at Noce for two weeks in September 2015 and have to say this is the most wonderful little house. Its a bit like a tardis - tiny from the outside but huge on the inside. We had a very warm greeting on arrival from Elvira and she presented us with a bottle of their own Agresto Wine - make sure your buy more, its delicious !! The facilities are all spot on and had everything you need including a toaster and kettle which is very rare to find in an Italian self catering property. Really pretty gardens with a fantastic swimming pool and lots of loungers to use. The hill top town of Casole D'Elsa is only a 15 minute walk away and is well worth a visit, There are a couple of restaurants that are a must to eat at - the best one is Caffe Casolini. They only do a set menu. 4 courses with soup, pasta, meat and then dessert. Live Jazz on a Thursday. Food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is very chilled. There is also a pizzeria 5 minutes away from the house called La Stagione. Very tasty pizzas !! Not a lot of inside tables so make sure you book. Volterra, San Gimignano and Siena are all approx 30 minutes drive away. Make sure you visit Noce as its the most wonderful holiday home to visit.
Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had! Noce and Elvira were lovely - she made sure any little hiccups were sorted out immediately and we sampled a bottle of their home made wine! Caffe Casolina was wonderful- so much so we went twice! The English chef/owner was very welcoming and even came to say goodbye to us on our last night when we ate there.
The area was beautiful! We discovered the local grocery shop just outside the village so there were not any problems shopping on the Saturday of arrival. Thanks for the email support and suggestions. I have recommended the accommodation and website to many of my friends since we came back!
Lovely location, well managed property, nice pool. Walk into the town via country paths or main roads with lots of activities, bars, restaurants. Takes about 20 minutes. The family who own the farm invited all guests for pizza and wine - lovely of them. Stone baked pizza followed by far too much cake, lovely chat. The house is small but gives some privacy, with the patio facing away from the main buildings and overlooking the vineyard. Nice hill towns an easy drive away. Just a chilled, lovely holiday. Invitation to Tuscany also very attentive, easy e-mail contact with real people and great advice and help - we arrived later than usual time and they sorted with the owners for us. Tuscany is just great. Wine, olive oil, fabulous food, great places. If you have never been, go. Just two of you? Go here!
Had a wonderful stay at this property. Signora Dal Porta was absolutely terrific in making us welcome and making sure we had everything we needed. The location was ideal with magnificent views on the property. It was a short walk into Casole d'Elsa, an absolutely delightful little village perched high on a hill with terrific places for a coffee and a wonderful restaurant.
This cottage was ideal in so many ways...beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, a shared pool where we generally the only swimmers, easy walk to the superb local town with a quality restaurant/café and shops. The accommodation was simple and very comfortable. We hope to return! The owner even brought us apricot pie on Sunday evening!