|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Il Prugnolo is situated in Tuscany, in the Chianti area,between the villages of San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Mercatale in Val di Pesa. This charming zone has always been covered by vineyards and olive-groves producing valued wines and oils.
Little villages, parish churches and castles of great cultural and historical interest, make the most of this countryside.
The holiday house 'Il Prugnolo' is an ex rural building which is constituted by a barn and a farmhouse, dating 1500. Until 1960 or so, it was entrusted to Prince Corsini's peasants. In 2007 it was wholly restructured but it maintains its ancient features: the floors, the ceilings and the Impruneta's brick vaults.
This spot of Chianti is situated on a fascinating hill at 310 meters above sea level. Conti and Guidi family runs the holiday house 'Il Prugnolo' and welcoms its guests at their arrival.
I could not say more positive things about staying at Mughetto, Sonia was so gracious and the place was just what I imagined staying in Tuscany. We were close to many cities for day trips, she helped set up a golf game at a nearby course, we found a small wonderful restaurant for dinner less than a km away. Sonia showed us places to go on maps she had for us at the house, we took her advice and had wonderful day trips to Firenze and Siena. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful just about sums up the location. Would stay here again in a heartbeat, thank you so much Sonia and family!! Grazie, Grazie!!
Perfect place for day trips in Tuscany. Apart from Florence, which is why we chose this location, we also visited Pisa, Lucca (lovely), San Gimignano (a must!) and Siena.
Il Mughetto is a very clean and spacious apartment on the ground floor: two bedrooms, two bathrooms (a big plus for our family of five), kitchen, sitting room and a small private patio, not to mention the huge garden with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The only minor inconvenience is the wifi, it only works from the bedroom next to the kitchen.
The owners, Sonia and Sauro, are very kind and welcoming. We would not hesitate to return!
Only viable if you have a car due to it's off the beaten track location. A great CO-OP is a couple of miles away in the nearby town. The apartment has a good kitchen though no oven. Two great bedrooms and two really nice bathrooms with showers. There was one working TV with predominaantly Italian channels. No air conditioning but the apartment stayed comfortable. The wi-fi signal was weak forcing us to find a better signal outside at times. The small above ground swimming pool was clean but too cold for us to brave. A shame because the weather was hot and the view and ambience enchanting. Sonia is charming and helpful and can communicate adequately in English. Overall a very clean and enjoyable place to stay. My one gripe was being charged 3 euros to use the tumble dryer on top of 3 euros to use the washing machine. Very hapy with the value over all though. A heated pool would have made it 5 stars for me.
Sonia was a great host! We booked at last minute with her and the communication and process was very easy. She make us felt like we were home.
The apartment itself had everything we needed and was clean.
Location is excellent, 15 minutes from Florence, 30 minutes from Sienne and also perfect for driving around Tuscany. Restaurants near San Casciano gave us the best meals from our entire trip. Good to be away from the crowds of big cities.
Would stay there again!
The house has an excellent location - only 15 min from Florence by car, in a wonderful place with great Tuscan views.
The house is totally independent, rather spacy, clean, with everything you can need (except for dishwasher).
Very big garden with olive trees, thick green grass, a pool and children's playground which is very convenient.
Right across the road there is a tenuta were you can buy good chianti classico wine and olive oil directly from a producer.
The owners are very nice and helpful people.
I would recommend this place for families with children. However all the others will definitely enjoy it here.
Had a great stay in Sonia's place in San Casciano. Good location for day trips to some of Tuscany's most famous highlights. Comfortable apartment to stay in, clean and neat with enough privacy and a great view from the garden. Very silent too which was great after having been in noisy Rome for 6 days! Sonia was very welcoming and friendly - immediately pointing out where we could do necessary shopping and where the good restaurants are.
Only remarks we'd make is that there is no oven (not that it was promised in the description but would have been nice to have one) and that the garden is on the eastside of a hill which effectively meant that the sun was gone from the garden by 18.00 during the season we were there (mid-September). Once gone it immediately became a bit chilly! Not too big of a deal but if the garden were directed towards west we could have enjoyed more of the nice evenings outside.
But definitely no big complaints - we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to other couples.
From the A1 exit at Firenze Impruneta, take the highway to Siena (right immediately after the toll) and exit at S. Casciano Val di Pesa, continue to the village of san Casciano, pass straight to the two roundabouts, after the Agip petrol station, turn left, follow signs for Mercatale, from this point go along 2.4 kilometers and turn on the menubar in via Perseto, after 200 meters of dirt road, the first gate on the left. 43.641231, 11.211033 point gps
SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES
From the house it is possible to take a walk by foot, by bike or to go on horseback. You can also stop at the farmhouses, visit their cellars and taste typical products.
Village festivals are set in the whole Chianti area, with arts and crafts exhibitions.
Easily reachable, at only 15 kms, Florence will fascinate you with its bridges that not only are link ways, but also monuments. From them you can admire this historical and cultural town with a singolar view.
Sonia and Sauro wait for you in every period of the year and they will be glad to propose you itineraries and events. They will also offer you a welcome basket for a rich breakfast.