" Villa La Pietra Grezza" ( The Raw Stone) is situated in the medieval hamlet of Bisticci, in a panoramic position among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in the Chianti Valdarno area, 18km far from Florence.
Easily reached from highway A1, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside, while at the same time being very near to the many cultural sites in Tuscany - such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Lucca and Pisa.
The farmhouse, completely restored in recent years, was once the mansion of the Hunting-Keeper of the adjoining Bisticci Castle (1450), and is surrounded by olive groves and a forest of chestnut trees, with cypress trees towering above. The house is surrounded by large gardens, ensuring a peaceful and pleasant stay. Solitude and privacy is guaranteed in this relaxing natural environment.
“ La Pietra Grezza B & B offers 1 bedroom to 3 ( or 2) beds in an apartment with every comfort, includes bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils, crockery and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board .
Nice decor and large outdoor areas for guests to make their stay pleasant and relaxing.
In detail provides for a max. 3 people:
- A large room with three beds (two pushed together) with raised wooden Tuscan furniture and early twentieth century and two windows with shutters. It 'a baby cot available
- Large private bathroom with sanitary porcelain gray (sink, bidet, toilet and large bathtub with shower) and washing machine;
- Use of Kitchen, dining room, living room;
- TV, internet ADSL wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine;
- large equipped garden with gazebo and barbecue;
- swimming pool at 2 Km.;
- riding school at 5 Km.;
- Tennis Club at 8 Km;
- 9 hole courses at 9 Km;
- 18 hole courses at 25 km;
- You also have the opportunity of making pleasure excursions and walks in the neighbouring woods;
- Stillness and privacy guaranteed by a calm and peaceful neighbourhood , caring and respectful of its natural environment and surroundings.
The owner let also two apartments, “The Lilac” and “ Ancient Fireplace”, for short-term, mid-term, long-term rentals.
The apartments, in characteristic Tuscan country style, have cotto tile floors, beamed ceilings and are completely furnished with televisions, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer and centralized heating. Only 18km from Florence, and a simple drive down the hill to the small village of Cellai, this lovely rural estate consists of a gracious large house divided into two apartments, each with their own private covered area for outdoor dining , surrounded by terra cotta pots of beautiful flowering plants.
The apartments are comfortably furnished with, dish and cooking utensils, vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron. Centralized heating but to autonomous management with production of warm water. There is also a washing machine and drying racks in each apartment..
Internet ADSL wifi available. Cradle on request.
Electricity and gas are included when renting by the week, and are pro rated by consumption when renting by the month.
Dogs are accepted if well behaved.
In the downstairs office there are phone, fax and photocopier services available for guests.
PayPal payments are accepted.
Apartment 1- "Antico Camino" (Ancient Fireplace)- Sleeps 2/4
A typical, Tuscan farmhouse, there is an old threshing floor in stone in front of the entryway, with a lovely patio area with covered gazebo, table and chairs for outdoor dining, a barbecue, and chaise lounges with a large umbrella for afternoons spent relaxing in the garden. The apartment consists of two large bedrooms, a master bedroom with matrimonial (queen size) bed with the walls restored with ancient colours, and the other containing two beautifully ornate twin beds ( unit able ), dating to over 800 years old. Both bedrooms have wardrobe closets made approximately 100- 150 years ago and views overlooking the valley below. The living area has a double sofa-bed, television, easy chair, and a round table with chairs ideal for games. The bathroom is fully modernized and consists of a sink, bidet and toilet, a shower with water massage, locker and closet with washing machine. The dining room has an old stone fireplace and original stone sink under the window, adding to the charm of this charming home. There is an oval rosewood table, seating 6/8, along with a lovely Tuscan cabinet. The kitchen is completely furnished with a table and furniture which is wooden, with marble ledges. There is a ventilated gas oven and stove, refrigerator with freezer, toaster, microwave and dishwasher.
The garden, from the opposite side of the threshing floor, is composed of a vast lawn with fruit trees.
There is private parking.
Apartment 2- "La Lilla" (The Lilac)- Sleeps 2/ 5
This apartment is located on the top floor, with an enchanting view of the Villa of Tower to Cona on one side, and a beautiful view of the Valdarno from the other.
The apartment is reached by a lovely terraced staircase with flowers cascading from the rocks on one side and antique red roof tiles on the other. There is a lovely private lawn area with chaise lounges and a sun umbrella for relaxing in the evenings, with a peaceful view over the countryside and an old brick hay barn. There is also a covered outdoor dining area with a table and chairs with barbecue, for "al fresco" meals with friends and family.
This apartment is composed of two bedrooms, the master bedroom with an iron capoletto beaten painted bed (matrimonial or queen size), dresser and night tables , and a 900 year old closet. The second bedroom has three beds, two of which can be adjoined to make a matrimonial or queen size. There is also an antique wardrobe closet in this room and a dresser and night tables with bedside lamps.
The bathrooms are fully modernized. The main bathroom has a sink, toilet and bidet, a large bathtub with shower and a washing machine. The small second bathroom has a sink and toilet.
The sitting room has a television, leather sofa and two armchairs, two sideboards, built in bookshelves, and a quaint antique stove for cold winter days. There is a large crystal and beaten iron dining table which seats eight.
The modern kitchen has all the comforts you need, including cooking equipment, a dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, gas stove and oven, Kettle, microwave and toaster.
There is private parking.
B & B prices range from 70 € to 85 € for double bed room for night, from 95 € to 110 € for triple bed room for night, double bed room for one person from 42 € to 50 € for night, additional bed 25 € for night.
Breakfast and heating ( from September 29 to March 30) included.
Short term rentals (up to 4 days) from € 80 to € 140 per apartment per day depending on season and number of guests.
Price of apartments range from 470 € to 850 € weekly, all included, depending on season and number of Guests;
from 950 € to 1400 € monthly, plus utilities, depending on season, apartment and duration.
30% deposit required at the time of booking (either by bank draft or PayPal – No CHEQUE) and the balance due two weeks before arrival by bank draft or PayPal or in cash at the time of your arrival at la Pietra Grezza ( there are no credit card services)
Damage deposit € 200 for weekly and monthly rentals.
Where We Are:
La Pietra Grezza is located 400 meters above sea level in the region of Tuscany known as Chianti Valdarno, south of Florence. The house is about 18 km from Florence, 19 km from Florence Airport- Peretola, 35 km from National Park of Casentinesi Forests and Falterona Mountains, 67 km from Siena and San Gimignano, 45 km from Arezzo, and 79 km from Pisa. It is easily reached from the A1 motorway (you will find the map on our website) and is an ideal location for those who want to spend a relaxing and pleasant holiday, but at the same time want easy access to the most beautiful historic towns in the region. Around Bisticci there are many old churches ( the "Pieve di San Pietro a Cascia" with the Masaccio Museum of Sacred Art) and castles (Sanmezzano Castle) and the famous Etruscan road (the Seven Bridges Road) which begins near Rignano sull'Arno. Along this road you will see some of the most lovely Tuscan landscapes, along with seven Romanic churches.
In Cellai (a drive down the hill) you can catch a bus to and from Florence and Arezzo.
The outlet The Mall, in the Leccio locality, is only 8 km away. The centre now hosts the most prestigious brands outlets.
How to reach La Pietra Grezza
Exit motorway A1 at FIRENZE SUD, go on the connection road and go out on right for Bagno a Ripoli. Go on SP1 road for Bagno a Ripoli, San Donato in Collina, Troghi, Cellai.
At Cellai go on right for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals ).
Exit motorway A1 at INCISA, go on left for Incisa, take the first on the right, cross the Arno river and go on right on SP1 road for Burchio, Palazzolo, Le Valli, Cellai.
At Cellai go on left for Bisticci and La Pietra Grezza ( there are the signals).
Check in : 4,00 – 9,00 p.m. Check Out : before 11,00 a.m.
For more photos and further information please have a look at our website: http://www.lapietragrezza.com