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How to Choose your perfect property

Properties in Tuscany come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, while we like all of them, finding the perfect holiday home is an art with which we can help you. All of our agents visit the properties, (you can find our contact details here) so if you ring us or email us we will give you first-hand personal advice, but there are some things worth considering before you ring:

  1. Village homesDo you want to be near a village or town, able to walk to restaurants and shops, or is perfect privacy more your thing? Italian villages are friendly places with enjoyable local shopping and often excellent little restaurants, but sometimes you might just want some peace and quiet!

    For an example of a great property near a friendly village, look at Agriturismo Elvira, while perfect privacy might be Podere Cerreto.

  2. Are you travelling with children? Would you like there to be other families around so your children can make friends?

    Tignano is a great place for children to make friends

  3. Brogino, Private villa in TuscanyDo you want the classic Tuscan experience or are you willing to go exploring a little, off the beaten track?

    For a classic and beautiful Tuscan farmhouse, you can’t go wrong with Brogino, while for unexplored areas try the Garfagnana area in the north, in a property like Mulino

  4. Is total relax and luxury your thing? Would you like us to find you a cook or maid service? Ask us about the best houses in which to feel pampered and totally cared for. And remember, when you book with us you get our free concierge service, so we can find all sorts of extra services for your stay, from chauffeurs, to maids, cooks, wine-tasting trips or personal shoppers.

    For an example of a great full service house, look at Podere Mandrie – it’s also right next to an 18 hole golf course for the more energetic!

  5. On a more practical note, make a note of how many bedrooms you will need and whether they should be doubles or twins.
  6. Do any of your party have trouble with steps – would you like a house with ground floor bedrooms?
  7. Would you like to come early in the season and need a heated pool?
  8. Are there any particular cities or museums you want to visit?
  9. Is wireless internet access a must or will you relish the cyber-silence and hear the real twittering of birds?
  10. Is a swimming pool on your wish list? Would you prefer a fenced pool? Do you mind sharing?
  11. All these questions will make it easier for our agents to match you with the perfect Tuscan property and help us ensure your holiday is perfect!