Stalla 197

Badia Agnano between Arezzo and Siena

A generous farmhouse apartment perfect for a small family

Stalla is a ground floor apartment in a large farmhouse that now offers a couple or small family a great place to holiday in Tuscany, but in earlier centuries was quite likely part of the home of those who fed the clerics of the mighty St. Mary's Abbey in nearby Badia Agnano. In spaces that once would have housed the farmstead's livestock and supplies, the current owners, in a 10-year restoration project, remained faithful to original layouts and created a generous apartment that now allow guests to stretch limbs and step away from the stresses of modern life.

This apartment, like the other two on the estate, has an individual outdoor eating area and easy access to the spacious pool area whose sun loungers, umbrellas, tables and night lighting make it a popular spot day and night. The surrounding hectares, once cultivated in grain, are now planted with olive and walnut trees, some strung with hammocks to make the most of a shaded afternoon snooze. The owner, who lives with her family on the top floor of the farmhouse, is an excellent resource. And at this property there are many 'extra' possibilities - horse stables you can walk to, cooking lessons and meals done by a lovely Italian, tours and transport to corners you've yet to discover, outlet shopping, and bike rentals for those who would tour Tuscany in a slower lane.

Nice little touches

  • The owner lives on the premises and is very helpful in organizing excursions and extras.
  • While guests share the large gardens, every apartment has its own dining patio.

Good to know

  • Though indoor WiFi is better by windows, it even reaches the pool area.
  • The twin bedroom is considerable smaller than the double bedroom and ideal for children.

Accommodation

Stalla is an apartment with two entrances - one facing the pool and leading into the large kitchen/dining area and another from the side into the sitting room. The kitchen has attractive cupboards, a glass-topped table seating 8 in small armchairs. Off the dining area is a small twin bedroom with a wardrobe that utilizes a shower room off the sitting area. The sitting room, an extension of the dining area, has two sofas that can be used as single beds and an extra small sofa. Two steps up off this room is a roomy double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Review:

From M.B. family from UK, guests August 2018 “We loved Stalla! It exceeded our expectations in every respect and was very good value. It is in such a lovely setting and seemed more spacious than in the pictures. We also appreciated the high standard of fittings and good quality bed linen. The kitchen and large dining table were fantastic as we cooked most evenings. There was a "proper", clean pool, which we all enjoyed. Anne Marie was fabulous and an amazingly kind and knowledgeable host, recommending the antiques market in Arezzo, which was fascinating, and giving very useful tips for our day trip to Florence. We were due to be terribly early on our arrival day, so stopped for lunch in Civitella, which is stunning, but not mentioned in our guidebooks. We were so pleased we'd not missed out on seeing it. The day out we all loved most was to the Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Quite a long journey but it had been my favourite place when I went 30 years ago, when staying in an Invitation to Tuscany property with my own parents. It was wonderful to take my family and find they loved it too. from the stunning frescoes and marquetry to the delicious wine and olive oil. Such a peaceful spot. We had a fabulous time and want to come back to Tuscany soon, possibly with my sisters and their families if we can find a time when we can all make it. Thank you so much for your personal attention in helping us choose a property and with all the details of the booking. It made such a difference. We hope to book with you again. I would certainly recommend Invitation to Tuscany very highly to anyone."

Features

Villa Type

  • Villas with pools
  • Family villas
  • Pets welcome
  • Shared pool

Villa Details

  • Shared pool
  • Wifi internet
  • Small dogs permitted on prior request
  • Central heating (extra)

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 ensuite bathroom with bathtub
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 hair dryer
  • Insect screen on bedroom windows

Kitchen equipment

  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Italian coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Microwave available on request

Amenities

  • Satellite tv
  • Dvd player
  • Cd player/radio
  • Woodstove
  • 2 single sofa beds in living area
  • Portable fan available on request
  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • Washing machine in the shared laundry room
  • Iron and ironing board in the shared laundry room

Outdoors

  • Shared pool - dim: 7x15 m, depth: 1.20-2.20 m, with diving board
  • Furnished private patio and shared gardens
  • Shared webber bbq available
  • Ping pong table in the garden
  • Hammocks strung in the garden

Nearby

  • Tennis court in nearby bucine 7 km
  • Horse stables in walking distance
  • Bike rentals can be arranged

What's included

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool towels provided

Extras on request

  • Heating: extra on consumption
  • Portable a/c unit available on request
  • Arrival groceries available on request
  • Catering available on request
  • Cooking lessons available on request
  • Extra cleaning available on request
  • Transport and tours can be organized

Photos

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Where is Stalla?

Getting here

  • Florence airport 1 hr
  • Pisa airport 1 hr 45 mins
  • Rome fiumicino airport 3 hrs
  • Fast train from montevarchi 16 km. with connections to florence, rome and milan
  • Restaurants, bars and shops in badia agnano 1.5 km and pieva a presciano 3 km.
  • Supermarkets in ambra and bucine 7 km
  • Arezzo 25 km, and siena 35 km
  • Florence 60 km.

Around Stalla

Once the territory of powerful feudal lords, the fertile valley of the Ambra River lies central to the Florence, Siena and Arezzo triangle; not surprisingly, throughout the Middle Ages it was land to be fought over and frequently traded hands - until the formidable Medici family did away with its influence and relegated it to the role of Florentine breadbasket. For this the modern tourist can be thankful; the protected land and buildings seen today are not that removed from the Tuscan countryside seen in ancient frescos. There are many good restaurants and lively festivals in the charming towns and villages nearby, and with the famous tips of the triangle - Siena, Arezzo, Florence - all within easy driving distance, Stalla is easily one of the most comfortable and well placed holiday spots you could find. For more detailed information, see the main Valdambra Local Info page.

From € 111 per day

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