Guardiolo 6

Luxury Tuscan Folly for 6 with A/C and Pool : Peccioli

Nice little touches

  • This is a charmingly unusual house, once a folly for the original estate owner. It's a place to feel you are getting away from it all.

Good to know

  • We need at least a week's notice to heat the pool

Guardiolo is an unusual Swiss-style cottage, recently in the Sunday Times' "30 Best European Villas" list, once a country folly for the Count that owned the estate. It has been lovingly restored and furnished with high quality fixtures and fittings. Much care has been taken to maintain the original style and feel of the property whilst adding all modern necessities to guarantee absolute comfort. It sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

The grounds are fully enclosed and access is via remote-controlled gates.


The house is set in beautiful evergreen oak woods (Quercus Ilex) in a magical setting.

The accommodation is divided over three floors:

the ground floor has two bedrooms, the middle floor has the large living room, welcoming kitchen and dining room leading to a side terrace for al fresco dining and the top floor has the Master bedroom and bathroom.

On a lower level in front of the house is the swimming pool (7m x 12m) with own indoor shower, sun terrace, loungers and umbrellas. Also by this pool area is the charcoal barbecue area with two fridges and further tables with chairs.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms

Kitchen equipment

  • Coffee Maker (American And Italian)
  • Dishwasher
  • Barbecue
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Dvd Player
  • Bose Music System
  • Washing Machine
  • Baby Bed And High Chair

What's included

  • Air Conditioning Included
  • Pool Towels Bathrobes And Slippers Per Person
  • Mid-Week Cleaning Two Hours A Day Included. Extra Available At 30€ An Hour
  • Final Cleaning Included


  • Catering And Cooking Lessons On Request
  • Extra Linen Change On Request, 300€ For The Whole House
  • Central Heating Costs 150€ Day
  • Heating The Pool Costs 300€ Per Week And Must Be Requested At Least A Week Before Your Arrival Date


  • Swimming Pool - Can Be Heated (With Prior Warning). 12 X 6 Metres, Between 1.2 And 1.7 Metres Deep.

Nearby Activities


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Where is Guardiolo ?

Getting here

  • Pisa Airport: 30 mins
  • Florence Airport: under 1hr
  • Rome Airport: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Closest Train Station Pontedera 20 mins

Around Guardiolo

The villa is well-placed to reach all the most famous tourist sights of Tuscany, with San Gimignano 40 minutes away, Florence and Lucca just over an hour, Pisa barely 30 minutes and Siena around an hour and twenty minutes.

For wine-lovers, the famous area of Bolgheri which produces the Super Tuscans is under an hour away, Chianti just an hour. Closer by, the estate that surrounds Guardiolo produce excellent wines too.

The hills that surround Guardiolo are dotted with hill towns, churches and ancient sites - starting with the little village of Palaia with its circular castle at its heart - or a strange temple to 'Minerva Medica' hidden in a nearby forest. For those who love exploring on foot, the area is criss-crossed with footpaths and old, unpaved tracks, often leading to excellent wineries or old castles.

Nearby Activities

  • Closest Village is Forcoli, with restaurants and simple shops
  • San Gimignano & Volterra 45 mins drive
  • Tower of Pisa 45 mins
  • Florence 1hr
  • Chianti 1 hr
  • Siena 1hr 30 mins
  • Bolgheri Super Tuscan Wine area 1 hr.

Sleeps: 6
From € 571 per day


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How to book

Is Guardiolo perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

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.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Central Heating is available from October to April at 150€ a day
  • Heating the pool costs 300€ per week and must be requested at least a week before your arrival date
  • Extra linen change on request, 300€ for the whole house