Abbadia Isola, Tuscany
From £1,575 per week
Charming stone-built Tuscan farm house, restored to a high standard, situated between Siena and Florence, ideal for exploring the Chianti region.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Casa Sofia is an old, stone-built Tuscan farm building restored to a high standard. The house is located in a rural setting, only a short walk from the charming village of Abbadia Isola where there is a restaurant and wine bar. Add to this some great walks on your doorstep and many of the main sights within a short drive and you have a perfect holiday home. The medieval walled town of Monteriggioni is only 2 kilometres away and can be seen from your garden. Siena can be reached in 20 minutes and Florence in just under an hour.
Located about 150m off a country road Casa Sofia has been restored to a high level with lovely outdoor spaces. Upon arrival at the house, there is a covered porch where table and chairs provide one of the outdoor dining areas. Upon entry there is a comfortable living room with a dining table. The living room has plasma screen Sat TV (basic news channels), DVD player, CD player and video player. From here two steps lead to the well-equipped kitchen, complete with oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and hobs. To the rear of the house, there is a utility room where there is a washing machine.
Also from the living room, there is a corridor leading to the two double bedrooms and bathroom with shower. From the dining room stairs lead to a second sitting area which has a sofa bed and would be ideal for a third person, it is open onto the living area below. On the first floor, there is the second bathroom with bathtub.
Positioned about 20m from the house is the lovely pool, surrounded by grass. Here there is a second outdoor dining space with a barbecue.
Casa Sofia is in an ideal location to explore this wonderful area. By foot, one can easily reach the village of Abbadia Isola where there is an excellent restaurant and wine bar. Also, there are several walks from the house. By car, the fascinating and beautiful village of Monteriggioni is only a couple of minutes away (you can also reach it on foot if you’re feeling energetic). Florence, Siena and the Chianti region are all within 30 minutes drive. The combination of stylish interiors, a lovely garden and wonderful location makes Casa Sofia ideal for those of you looking to relax and explore the heart of Tuscany.
30/04 — 27/05
17/09 — 07/10
28/05 — 24/06
20/08 — 16/09
25/06 — 19/08
Security deposit: €150
Low season prices on request
Additional pricing notes: Heating extra in low season.
Tourist tax: €1.50 per person per day, max. of 3 days (payable locally). Not applicable to children under 12yrs.
Tim & Sandra Mills, Sunbury-on-Thames
The villa was beautiful, very clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. Gorgeous location – easy journey to Monteriggioni, Siena and Florence. Really enjoyed our stay. The villa was just as described, the pool was bliss, the scenery was beautiful.
Robert Thomas, Aberaeron
Great peaceful location close to two villages and all we needed was close at hand. A super holiday in great accommodation and we will use your company again when travelling to this area.
David Armstrong, Guildford
Excellent. One of the nicest villas we have rented. Standard of accomodation and design was exceptionally high. Perfect (location)... not too close to anywhere busy but not too far that you were completely isolated. Good base to explore Tuscany. Very nice touch to have someone visit us early in our stay and to have an option to contact someone who was local and spoke English had any emergency arisen. We were very pleased with using Essential Italy. It came from a recommendation from friends and we can see why.