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.
Noce is the perfect choice for solo or two-person travel. Private, well-maintained, with very hospital owners. Location is breathtaking, and super convenient for day trips to Siena, Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Make sure to make time for an afternoon by the pool!Ms. M.R., USA staying in Noce . Sep 2010
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!Mrs. J. R. and family, U.K., staying in Noce .
After a long hot journey by motorcycle we arrived to an extremely friendly welcome. We were low on fuel and the owner very kindly offered go to the local garage with a jerry can. This was the start of a perfect stay. We found our time at Noce very relaxing. The owners respected our privacy but we knew they were there and happy to help had we needed anything. This is an idyllic holiday destination.Mr. F.B. and family, UK staying in Noce . Dec 2011
My wife and I stayed at Noce for one week for our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. The Italian owners are so friendly and warm, the cottage is cosy but has everything you need. The location is wonderful, right by Volterra and San Gimignano with Sienna an easy journey by car. The local village (which is walkable) is gorgeous and boasts stunning views and an excellent local restaurant. The cottage is surrounded by a vineyard and olive grove - the owners provide you with thier own olive oil and red wine both of which are superb. The views are wonderful, a great swimming pool and BBQ, basically everything you need. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any couple who are looking for a romantic getaway in the tuscan countryside.Mr. J.S. and family, UK staying in Noce . Nov 2011
Agresto is a beautiful little haven set amongst a vinegard and olive trees with amazing views over the valley. The owners were lovely (although they don't speak English), and pretty much left us to it apart from the odd 'hello' when we saw them which was perfect for us. The pool area was beautiful and we had the fantastic terrace a few steps from Noce all to ourselves. Noce was perfect for us as a couple wanting some privacey. It was small but provided everything we needed. The walk to the beautiful old town of Casole d'Elsa is about 20 minutes but well worth the hike! All in all we had a fabulous time there and would certainly go back.Mrs. D.H. and family, UK staying in Noce . Sep 2011
The setting and amenities, particularly the pool, were fantastic. Watching the stars at night sitting by the pool was unforgettable. We hit a very hot spell so had to adapt plans to visit lots of places but Il Noce is very convenient for all the main sights. Casole is about 20 minutes walk, a torch is needed at night, but worth visiting as it was quite lively in the evening. The cottage was small but had everything we needed. It was comfortable with a lovely shaded area for eating outside. The Italian owner was extremely friendly but perhaps we need to learn some Italian for next time!Mrs. S.Y. and family, UK staying in Noce . Feb 2011
Cannot fault our stay in the cottage. Had everything one could want. Very comfortable, very clean and beautiful views. We loved it! The owners were delightful and very friendly. Doesn't get much better when you get home made baking while having a swim! No air conditioning, but with the thick stone walls and shade, we didn't miss it, and it was hot weather! Pool is wonderful and we loved the quiet, quaint village of Casole d'elsa. Wifi was also good, bed comfortable! I will be coming back!Mrs. S.K. and family, NZ staying in Noce . Feb 2014
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!Mrs. J.R. and family, UK staying in Noce . Jun 2014
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.Jane, UK staying in Noce . Dec 2015
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!Paul, Glasgow, UK staying in Noce . Dec 2015
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.Mr. and Mrs. K.M, Australia staying in Noce . Feb 2015
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!Mr. and Mrs. H.T, UK staying in Noce . Dec 2015
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.
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