Bosco Ai Frati

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Parking Space

Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, oaks and chestnut trees, Bosco Ai Frati offers the ideal scenery to enjoy a Tuscan glass of wine whilst lounging in a shaded sitting area. Enchanting outdoor spaces wrap their way around this beautifully renovated Tuscan farmhouse. Be it the careful balance of character features and modern facilities or the secluded countryside setting; there is an air of complete relaxation that shrouds the entire property.

Spread over three floors, the villa's interiors have been carefully restored, with terracotta floors, exposed beams and traditional decor, all highlighted in the bright, generously sized rooms. There are six bedrooms, accommodating twelve guests, with spacious living areas where you can enjoy time together. 

On the villa’s ground floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, social dining room and spacious living room. The kitchen opens out to an al-fresco dining space, elegantly incorporating the interior and exterior spaces. The central marble table in the kitchen offers space to enjoy a handful of in-house cooking experiences with a private chef. Or why not partake in a cooking class, pasta-making and ancient grain bread-making classes, for example. With a wine cooler in the pantry, refreshments are always on hand, making your stay in Tuscany as special as you could imagine. As you walk through the living room, the villa's traditional architecture becomes evident, with exposed beams, terracotta tiles and a huge fireplace. With the doors open, sunlight bounces around the room, and you can curl up on the sofas, reading a book or switching on the TV, awarding yourself a well-deserved rest! There is also a recreation room with a full-size pool table, perfect for some fun and games with your loved ones.

There are five bedrooms on the first floor, with a sixth double bedroom located on the lower ground floor accessed via the courtyard. Lovingly furnished, the bedrooms have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay, with glorious countryside views and air conditioning. There are four en-suite bathrooms and one bathroom for the remaining rooms to share. The first floor also has another living room with a cosy open fireplace and space to rest and restore. 

Outside there are many charming spots in which to relax. Whether you are gathered around the dining table, sharing a bottle of chilled wine on the covered terrace by the pool, or enjoying a moment of calm as you read a book in the garden, every corner offers another idyllic hideaway. 

Bosco Ai Frati is the perfect blend of character and comfort and was once owned by the famous Medici family. The surrounding 1500-acre estate stretches across two valleys and is an organic farm and a certified white truffle hunting ground. 

Florence is just 30km away, so it is a must-visit during your stay. There is plenty to do and see here, so you could visit this glorious city several times. Or if you fancy a quieter day trip, head to Fiesole just outside of Florence. Unknown by many, this small town hides a wealth of surprises: the massive stones that make up the Etruscan walls, the remains of Roman baths, and the Roman amphitheatre that still serves as a stage for summer events. The small city centre is home to a wide range of historical sites, churches and parks where visitors can spend some time escaping from the hustle and bustle of Florence.

Please note that Bosco Ai Frati is actually located in the region of Tuscany but is very close to the Chianti border. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Due to the property's many steps and terraced levels, children should not be left unsupervised.
  • Due to the stunning rural location of this property, we recommend hiring a car to be able to explore.
  • Please note that the bedroom on the lower ground floor is accessed via the courtyard.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Smart TV Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Heating Ceiling Fans Parking Space

Villa Interiors (660m2)

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with Nespresso machine, oven, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge and freezer
- Dining room with table seating 12 guests 
- Living room with sofas and decorational fireplace
- Games room with a pool table

First Floor

- Small living room with a fireplace and smart TV
- Bedroom with 2 single beds, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds and air-conditioning
- Bathroom with shower and WC
- 2 x bedrooms with double beds, air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms with showers and WCs

Lower ground floor (accessed via the courtyard)

- Bedroom with double bed, private access to the gardens, air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds (15,000m2)

- Private pool (depth: 1.5m), fenced, open from approximately April to October
- Sun loungers 
- Alfresco dining terrace
- 4-acre gardens 
- Lounge areas
- Weber Propane BBQ Grill (1 propane gas tank included)
- Wood oven
- Parking 

Facilities

- WiFi
- Air-conditioning 
- Heating 
- Smart TV
- Sonos Bluetooth Music system
- DVD
- CD player
- Hairdryers
- Iron and ironing board
- Pool table
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Dryer 
- Safe

Location

About the surrounding area of Bosco Ai Frati
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located 30km from Florence, this fully staffed villa is a short drive from Tuscany’s artistic and cultural hubs while being ideally positioned in the wonderfully secluded countryside. Four acres of vibrant gardens surround the villa, planted with centuries-old oaks and chestnut trees, Mediterranean flowers and aromatic shrubs. Bordering the villa grounds, the estate boasts acres of Sunflower filled landscapes, painting the Schifanoia valley in yellow. 

Florence has a vast range of eateries to suit all tastes, and whether you fancy fine dining, street food or a traditional meal in a rustic trattoria, you can find it all close by. The streets also have atmospheric bars where you can sit al-fresco and chat the night away over a glass of local wine or a cocktail. Or perhaps you have more of a sweet tooth and would love to wander the pretty streets while enjoying gelato.

Known for its Renaissance art and architecture, it will come as no surprise that the city of Florence is filled with the most impressive palaces, churches, museums and art galleries. There are so many that it is difficult to fit everything into one visit, so head out early to beat the queues if you are planning on a busy itinerary. Some key attractions are The Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo’s statue of David, located in the incredible Galleria dell’Accademia and the former Medici palaces, The Palazzo Vecchio and The Palazzo Pitti. These vast galleries and Grand Duchal Palace will each take half a day or more to visit as there is so much to see and do!

Siena, Pienza, Chianti, Lucca and Pisa are all conveniently reachable in under two hours drive from the villa, so you can link your trip with another city or take a day trip to one or two of these beautiful places. 

Please note that Bosco Ai Frati is actually located in the region of Tuscany but is very close to the Chianti border. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(35km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

(82km)

Nearest Village San Piero a Sieve

(3km)

Nearest Train Station San Piero a Sieve

(5km)

Nearest City Florence

(30km)

Nearest Bar/Pub San Piero a Sieve

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket San Piero a Sieve

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant San Piero a Sieve

(3km)

Nearest Golf Poggio dei Medici

(5km)

Nearest Beach Viareggio

(120km)

Region

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti and Arezzo region is a captivating destination that effortlessly combines the rustic charm of the Italian countryside with rich historical heritage. This enchanting area is renowned for its rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and quaint villages, making it a haven for travellers seeking an authentic taste of Italy.

Tuscany
With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With acres of gardens and a private swimming pool, this charming holiday home is a brilliant place to visit for families with children. There is a recreation room with a full-size pool table that older children will love and a second cosy living area on the first floor that can become a den for your little ones to make their own. Fully staffed, Bosco Ai Frati offers a holiday for everyone in the family, with prepared breakfasts and an in-house chef that can guide you all through how to make fresh pasta, pizza and bread – something that will delight kids and adults alike.

Just a thirty-minute drive from the villa, Florence is a beautiful place to visit with slightly older children who can learn so much from the historical sights and artworks and enjoy the sophistication of dining al-fresco in a pretty piazza.

For families with younger children, we recommend exploring the city by horse and carriage ride with a knowledgeable driver. You can all sit back and relax as the kids learn about the local monuments and enjoy travelling by carriage through the ancient streets; you might even learn something new yourselves.

The creativity of Leonardo Davinci and his feats of engineering are on display throughout the city for children to discover. This makes the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum great for a family day out. At the museum, you can see reproductions of dozens of Da Vinci’s machines, like his flying machines and early versions of tanks. Children are allowed to touch everything at the museum, and workshops are held to teach more to curious young scientists! 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly museum
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Truffle hunting available
  • Private tours available
  • Private Running coach available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Housekeeping (6 days a week)
- Welcome basket with wine 
- Chef's Breakfast buffet (6 days a week)
- Concierge service

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Pasta Making Cooking Class
- Pizza and Bread Making Cooking Class
- Private Truffle Hunting Experience
- Wildlife Safari Tours
- Private Yoga and Pilates
- Private Running Coach
- In-villa Massage
- E-bike/Bike Rentals
- Wine Tasting Tours 
- Cultural and Historical Tours of Tuscany
- Transfers to/from Villa
- Golfing
- Fly Fishing on-site
- Kids Tours

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and daily housekeeping included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes, and mid-week change included.
Energy costs included? Yes, and A/C included.
Heating costs included? Extra €600 per week, payable locally.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €250 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-April to mid-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool towels included? Yes, and mid-week change included.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £12,451
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £13,488
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £14,526
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £15,563
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 £16,601
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £15,563
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £14,526
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 £12,451
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 £14,526
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £12,451
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £14,526
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 £12,451
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £13,488
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 £14,526
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £15,563
May 31st 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 £16,601
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £15,563
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 £14,526

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €13,545
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €14,674
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €15,803
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €16,932
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 €18,060
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €16,932
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €15,803
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 €13,545
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 €15,803
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €13,545
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €15,803
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 €13,545
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €14,674
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 €15,803
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €16,932
May 31st 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 €18,060
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €16,932
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 €15,803

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $14,645
Apr 20th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $15,865
May 4th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $17,085
May 25th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $18,306
Jun 1st 2024 - Aug 10th 2024 $19,526
Aug 10th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $18,306
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $17,085
Sep 7th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024 $14,645
Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 2nd 2024 $17,085
Nov 2nd 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $14,645
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $17,085
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 19th 2025 $14,645
Apr 19th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $15,865
May 3rd 2025 - May 24th 2025 $17,085
May 24th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $18,306
May 31st 2025 - Aug 9th 2025 $19,526
Aug 9th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $18,306
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 2nd 2025 $17,085

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • One of the best experiences we have had

    on 28/09/2023

    The whole family came and we all loved it. The privacy, the beautiful grounds, the pool, many bedrooms with bathrooms for each of us, the fantastic breakfasts cooked every morning by Rita... This was a dream vacation location. Federica who was our contact and checked us in and out was a wealth of information and helped us with activities and questions. Such nice people that took care of us. The house is just beautiful and comfortable and very clean. The small towns nearby were fun to explore and we met the nicest people who run the businesses. We would stay here again and again. Our daughter asked if she could have her wedding here. Highly recommended.

  • Great attention to detail

    on 24/08/2023

    My husband and I stayed at Bosco Ai Frati for two weeks in July. We selected this house because we were looking for a villa with daily housekeeping close to Florence. The villa is so beautiful with such a great attention to details. Beautiful large outdoor pool. Great service and food. We also liked all the activities available. We ended up doing the Truffle Hunting Tour and the visit to Bosco ai Frati. Everything was great and we would definitely go back.

  • This Villa was spectacular

    on 04/07/2023

    It was impressively restored and immaculately clean. We had a lovely time and the breakfast provided was outstanding. I would love to return.

  • Beautiful spot

    on 09/06/2023

    The villa is in a very beautiful spot, very comfortable. The breakfast service is outstanding, Rita brings lot’s of goodies for the mornings. Federica, the manager can get you reservations at best local places and tours. We had a fantastic family vacation at the villa.

  • 10/10 Would recommend

    on 07/06/2023

    My family and I stayed in one of the lovely apartments. The hosts were very friendly and extremely responsive, as well very flexible and accommodating with the check-in and check-out. The apartment exceeded our expectations. Overall a great apartment in a beautiful area with lots to see and great restaurants close by.

  • Super

    on 21/05/2023

    Everything was super! You can feel like at home

  • Fabulous villa

    on 13/05/2023

    This is a beautiful villa within distance of Florence, Siena and Lucca. The setting is delightful and we arranged to watch some truffle hunting whilst we were there. A bonus for us as one of the dogs was a Hungarian vizsla as well as a Lagotto Romagnolo. Everything was to a high standard and they couldn’t do enough for us. We paid for a chef to come in and cook a few meals for us which was excellent. All the staff were delightful and very professional. We highly recommend it and hope we have the opportunity to go back.

  • The best way to vacation in Northern Tuscany

    on 12/12/2022

    If you truly want to understand food, culture and living in northern Tuscany, Bosco Ai Frati is where you begin. The villa had all of the character, amenities, views and service to make your stay truly unique within this region. Dinners in the villa were exceptional and worth the experience. We mixed our travel between visiting amazing local towns and restaurants that you would never find online to day trips to Florence, Venice and Siena, all within easy driving distance of the villa. Very happy to have had this experience with my family.

  • This place feels authentic. I would definitely go back.

    on 05/12/2022

    I spent a week here in May of 2022 with my family and two young kids and had a wonderful time staying at Bosco Ai Frati. The farmhouse has been renovated to a level you don't often find in rental homes. Bedrooms and bathrooms are beautiful and very comfortable. The daily maid service was excellent as the kitchen, pool and bedrooms were always clean and organized. Breakfast buffet was also very good. We booked the villa with a three dinners package which was nice so we didn't have to worry about cooking or going out all the time. Chef's Marta was great and always went the extra mile to make sure we were having a good time. She was even able to prepare some dishes for the kids. This place feels authentic. I would definitely go back.

  • Truly a magical place in Tuscany

    on 09/09/2022

    Truly a magical place in Tuscany, and an amazing vacation from every aspect! We will most definitely return. Authentically, quintessential Tuscany. The food, the fabulous chef, the views, and conveniently located just a 40 minutes drive from Florence. We couldn’t have picked a better spot. Staying in this fabulously renovated Tuscan Villa complete with luxury furnishings made us feel as if in a home away from home.

  • Experience of a lifetime

    on 01/08/2022

    We spent 3 weeks at the villa and had the experience of a lifetime there. We were a large group with several small children and they did so much to make the house kid friendly for us. The views from backyard are breathtaking and the whole property is exactly what you would imagine when you picture a Tuscan villa. The villa felt secluded yet was only a 5 minute drive to a nice town with great restaurants and gelato. You are also less than an hours drive to Florence and 1-2 hours away from several cities in Tuscany such as Livorno and Pisa, so day trips are a breeze to plan and enjoy.

    The staff were fantastic, especially our private chef Marta who was absolutely smashing. Her food was delicious and she was very accommodating to several specific diets including a vegetarian, a diabetic, and 4 small kids. The house was kept clean and there was no request too small for us to make that wasn't immediately addressed. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great way to enjoy a summer in Tuscany!

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