check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Farmhouse with 3 Bedrooms, Swimming Pool, Gardens, Unique View


Property Details

Updated: Aug 7, 2016
Terraces, Garden, Stunning View! Very Peaceful, Nearest Town 4km, Florence 45

Casa Querceto is an historic farm complex that sits nestled into the hillside slopes of Pratomagno mountains, among olive groves and wooks, and enjoys majestic, breathtaking views over the whole Valdarno valley, far up to the first Chianti hills. It is just 50' from Florence, 45' from Arezzo and just 5' from the nearest town, Castelfranco di Sopra.

The main building dates back to the 1700s and many of its original features are still present including grand fireplaces, antique terracotta and pietra serena floorings, oak beamed ceilings, cloistered external terraces and the olive press on the ground floor; the furniture is mostly hand-made and antique. The house is surrounded by aromatic lavender and rosemary bushes. This is not a country hotel in disguise: staying at Casa Querceto is the real Tuscan-style experience!

Casa Querceto is a huge 200sqm apartment that occupies the whole first floor of the main building, and it features:

- a kitchen (well equipped) with a fireplace

- a dining room

- a salon with sofas, TV and books

- a very large salon with sofas and a large traditional fireplace

- a terrace outside where you can eat & relax 'al fresco'

- two bedrooms with double beds, one of which has a private terrace with an incredible view

- a bedroom with two single beds

- two bathrooms (one has a bathtub, both have showers)

- one or two single beds can be added

This house can sleep 6/8 persons

(It can be rented together with another 2 bedrooms house in the same property, sleeping up to a total of 10/12 persons. The two houses share the swimming pool. Price shown is for the rental of Casa Querceto only; if you want to rent the other one too please make an inquiry.)

The swimming pool is approx. 15x5 meters and it is equipped with sunbeds and parasol.

Do not miss our Tuscan dinners, homemade by us only with fresh and local products, and the vegetables from our garden! On request are available too: food & wine tastings, personal chef service, Shiatsu therapy massage.

Enjoy the place, the sights, the history, the local attractions, the food and the wine at your own pace and treat yourself to the best local products! Have a perfect relaxing break soaking up the sun in this wonderful part of the country!

(Owner and housekeeper live in the property, in independent apartments with separate entrances; swimming pool and garden are for guests' private use only)

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello folks! I am Simone, a friend of the owner (mr.Graziano, a retired famous journalist), and I am helping him to keep and rent his beautiful house. I am the one that will reply to your emails and welcome you here on your arrival! I will be happy to help you have a wonderful holiday in Tuscan, giving you all the informations you may need. Please do not hesitate to ask me! See you soon :)

Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian, Un peu de Francais

3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews


Old world charm, quiet location, central Tuscany

  • 5 of 5

A charming villa set amongst olive, nut and fruit trees. Within an hour of most major spots such as Florence, Sienna, San Gimagnamo (a bit further) Badia coltibuono etc.

Very roomy and ideal for 3 couples. Well equipped with all basic needs with swimming pool very relaxing on hot days. Approach is a touch rough, but take it slow and no issues. Grand vista over the valley etc. Highly recommended for a rustic stay for a week or more. Great value

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful house with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house situated high in the mountains with stunning views. The interior is fantastic and the pool area is nice. The only thing we were missing was a nice outdoor terass with a big dinner table. Service was excellent and the couple that runs the place made us a wonderful dinner for a reasonable price very nice one night. You need a strong car to get up and down the hills but it is lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

my family and i had an absolutely fantastic holiday here and defenitely recommend the House and the environment

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Torben, thank you very much for staying with us! Hope to see you again! All the best
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


From the Owner

This is a very special place. We are 400mt asl, on the slopes of the Pratomagno mountain (also called 'the paradise of hikers'), with a really stunning view overlooking the whole Valdarno valley, surrounded by oak woods and olive groves, in a wonderful setting... just imagine the silence, birds singing, the chirping of cicadas in the hot tuscan summer... enjoying all this on the shady terrace of a real ancient farmhouse, where you can smell the typical scent of the houses of this kind, the chestnut wood beams on the roof, the stone walls heated by the sun, of rosemary and lavender bushes, the old cellar where the old olive stone mill is yet...

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Florence FLR at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in Castelfranco di Sopra at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : San Giovanni Valdarno at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 main motorway at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : in Castelfranco di Sopra at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Valdarno valley, the area between Florence, Chianti and Arezzo is famous for its oil, its wine and great food, like 'fiorentina' steak. Its rolling hills are covered with olive groves and vineyards, it has plenty of beautiful restored historical buildings, including many castles and abbeys; and it is close to the National Park of the Casentino Forest. All these features contribute to its charm and serene country atmosphere but it is in easy reach of towns such as Arezzo, Florence and Siena.

The area is safe and quiet, very peaceful, rich in historical attractions; perfect location for walking and mountain-bike. SPA town, Rapolano Terme, is 30 minutes away. Nearest village (Castelfranco) with many small shops and a supermarket is 4 km away! 'The Mall', one of the biggest outlet in Italy, is just 20 km from here.

Podere Casarotta will be your luxurious, comfortable and relaxing starting point for visiting Tuscany! Whatever you are looking for: art, history, culture, parks and nature, wine and food routes, or just perfect relax, you will find them all at hand!


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
XMAS & N.Y.Eve
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
APRIL 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
MAY 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check in: after 5pm, Check out: within 9am


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Email Owner
Updated: Aug 7, 2016
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


From the Owner

The highlight of the place is its position: it is 'on its own' but at the same time you can go everywhere in a while: the nice and tiny Castelfranco di Sopra is just 4 km away, the big towns of Valdarno (San Giovanni, Montevarchi, Figline) and the A1 motorway toll at a 10'-15' drive! Florence is just 45', Arezzo 30' and Siena 1 hour. Staying here will allow you to choose every day between a complete relax and visiting the best of Tuscany very easily.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Casa Querceto Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, bidet
  • Casa Querceto Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Casa Querceto Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Casa Querceto Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Casa Querceto Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Check in after 5pm - Check out within 9.30am (can be flexible, please ask)

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car