The Hay Loft 6

Agriturismo for 6 on an Italian wine estate

Nice little touches

  • While you're surrounded by vineyards on the estate, a short walk will take you to a train station and you can be in the centre of Florence within 30 minutes.

This apartment for 6 is on a Tuscan winery just south of Florence. The original farmhouse and annexes have been converted into apartments that allow you to experience Tuscan life, surrounded by the vines that produce the estate's excellent wine.

All the apartments have been decorated with care and verve by the Laura, the matriarch of the family; the Hay Loft is on the old space that used to store hay and still has the large aerated windows that used to keep the hay ventilated. Now glazed, they give a wonderful dappled light to the living room and the bedrooms.

There are several outdoor areas to enjoy supper or an aperitivo in the garden, as well as a large covered barn for communal eating or cooking on an open fire.

Accommodation

This charming apartment is situated in an old hay barn, reached by a flight of external stone steps. The light and airy open plan living-dining room has beautiful large characteristic brick lattice windows and traditional Tuscan high beamed ceilings, reflecting its former life. Tucked just off the dining area is a small but well equipped kitchen with all modern conveniences, perfect for preparing meals.

The furnishings are wonderfully eclectic, with an old carpenters bench now used as the side board and lamps crafted from old agricultural tools.

Three well-sized bedrooms have large floor to ceiling lattice windows, two of which corner the house, overlooking the surrounding vineyards and catching both the morning and evening sun. These two bedrooms share a central bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has a bathroom en suite.

Features

Villa Details

  • Shared pool
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Insect screens

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms with shower
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker (italian moka)
  • Oven
  • Microwave

Amenities

  • Baby bed and high chair on request
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Television
  • Shared barbecue area

What's included

  • Air conditioning included

Extras on request

  • Extra bed for a child under 12 can be requested - 40 euro a week.
  • Catering - meals delivered to your apartment
  • Trekking with private local guide
  • Donkey rides on the farm's tame donkeys
  • Heating 10 euro a day

Outdoors

  • Shared pool 15 x 7.5 metres

Nearby

  • Restaurants and shops within walking distance in pontassieve
  • Public tennis courts in pontassieve
  • Closest golf course 20 minutes drive away.

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Reviews

“ Dan's visit ”

I visited this little wine estate in May 2021 so we have no reviews yet - these are my impressions. As always, my main focus on a first visit is on the owners and the caretakers - they will be the people looking after you when you visit so much rests on their shoulders. I met both caretakers and the owner, they couldn't have been more charming so I'm confident you'll be well looked after here. The estate has 8 apartments, we have listed three to start with, our favourites. This one, the "Wine Lover" has disabled facilities so I thought it would be a great addition.

The buildings are surrounded by vineyards that are run by the little estate, producing their own wine. THe swimming pool is set higher up the hill than the buildings so you get great views across the Arno valley towards the Chianti hills. You can walk - or drive - down to the local train station and get into the centre of Florence in under 30 minutes, which is a lovely way to explore the city and then come back to your pool and spacious apartment.

Dan Wrightson staying in The Wine Lover . May 2021

Where is The Hay Loft ?

Getting here

  • Florence Airport 40 mins drive or 1hr 20 by public transport
  • Pisa Airport: 1hr 20 mins
  • Perugia Airport 1hr 50 mins
  • Closest Train Station Pontassieve 2kms away

Around The Hay Loft

This old wine estate is on a slope above the town of Pontassieve, which can be reached via a path in about 10 minutes. From Pontassieve you can easily reach Florence by train, making a perfect spot to relax in the countryside but with easy access to the galleries, museums and restaurants of Florence.

You can also easily explore Chianti by car - or via an organized wine-tasting tour so nobody has to drive. Arezzo is not far south and can also be reached by train or car.

Nearby

  • Walk into Pontassieve 1.5 kms with Restaurants and Shops
  • Train into Florence from Pontassieve 30 mins every 30 mins
  • Greve in Chianti and wineries 50 mins
  • Siena 1hr 15 mins

From € 161 per day

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Booking Notes

  • Final cleaning costs 22 euro per person to be paid on site
  • Heating 10 euro per day if required

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

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