Villa Majolica

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Sleeps: 10 - 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

With beautiful valley views, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and forested hills, Villa Majolica is a gem of a Tuscan villa in a wonderful spot for exploring this region, perfectly located only half an hour west of Florence.

In a hilltop rural setting, historic Villa Majolica has been thoughtfully restored with such characterful features alongside modern conveniences. Admire the original terracotta floors and exposed wood beams, allowing you to soak up the traditional Tuscan ambience whilst being surrounded by charming décor and such comfortable furnishings. The owner’s attention to detail is second to none as well – look out for works of art and so many pretty touches across this two-storey home.

When not gazing at the views from the upper terrace or through the kitchen’s arched window, head to the swimming pool to appreciate this special setting amongst the flowers or prepare Tuscan feasts to dine beneath the shaded terrace. If you feel like heading out, the medieval hilltop town of Montelupo Fiorentino is only ten minutes by car with its welcoming restaurants, cafes and shops whilst historic Empoli is also a short drive away.

A little further afield, visit the art galleries of Florence, the Renaissance architecture of Lucca and the vineyards of idyllic Chianti villages whilst picture-perfect San Gimignano can be reached in under an hour.

Siena is also waiting to be explored for the perfect day out or perhaps you would simply prefer to spend your time hiking, cycling or horse-riding through the glorious Tuscan landscapes that this part of Italy is so famous for.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is rented as one villa but please note it is composed of two separate apartments which are connected via an internal door.
  • Guests can also request a rate to rent just one of the apartments during the low season only (in which case the other apartment may also be rented out at the same time) – please enquire for rates.
  • Villa Majolica is on the same estate as neighbouring cottage, Villa Bobolino. For larger groups or events, both houses can be rented together – see Villa Majolica and Villa Bobolino
  • During high season it is only possible to rent this villa as part of the larger 17-person estate: Villa Majolica and Villa Bobolino
  • Please note that whilst this villa comfortably sleeps 11 guests, one guest will be sleeping on the single bed located in a walk-through room between the two floors.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Ceiling Fans

Villa Interiors

Please note that this villa is composed of two separate apartments connected via an interior door.

Main Floor

-    2 x living rooms
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, blender and coffee maker.
-    Master bedroom with queen-size double bed, separate dressing room and en suite bathroom with shower
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with shower
-    Guest WC

Mid-Level (between main and first floor, walk-through room)

-    Bedroom with single bed

First Floor

-    2 x living rooms with fireplace
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, blender and coffee maker. Doors lead out to terrace
-    Master bedroom with queen-size double bed and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with queen-size double bed
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bathroom with shower
-    Guest WC


Outside Grounds

-   Salt-water swimming pool (3m x 8m, max depth: 1.4m). Open approximately May to September
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Barbecue
-    Swing and hammock
-    Automatic gate
-    Parking
-    Jacuzzi area


Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Ceiling fans
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    CD player
-    Washing machine
-    Ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Majolica
Easy By Train <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the Tuscan hills west of Florence, Villa Majolica sits on a hilltop with glorious valley views, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forested hills.

The small medieval town of Montelupo Fiorentino is only 4km away, famed for being one of the most important centres for Italian pottery during the Renaissance era. Enjoy its wonderful cuisine in restaurants and local agriturismi, many making the most of produce from nearby farms – Pan Bistugio is a specific speciality, accompanied of course by local Chianti wine.

There are many superb walking trails across this part of Tuscany and beyond as well as cycling, horse-riding opportunities and golf, either in the 9-hole Golf Club Montelupo just a short drive away or the much-loved Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino just south of Florence.

The town of Empoli (7km) is close by with its rich heritage whilst the picture-perfect village of San Miniato (20km) is a joy to explore with charming lanes, a beautiful church and grand square. This region is also known for its white truffles – if staying in the autumn or winter months, truffle-hunting excursions can be arranged or simply enjoy the delicacy in local restaurants and markets.

San Gimignano (37km), Volterra (56km) and Certaldo (25km) are three of many other glorious places to visit during your time in Tuscany or head towards the iconic Chianti villages and wineries of Greve, Radda and Castellina in Chianti, all within an hour by car.

A day out in Florence is also a must – why not leave the car behind and hop on a train from the local station around 5km away. Discover its artistic treasures in the city’s museums and galleries, dine out in excellent restaurants, ride the carousel on Piazza della Repubblica and soak up the enchanting ambience as you admire Florence’s breathtaking architecture.

Siena (67km) can also be reached for a fine day out, as can Pisa (60km) and the gorgeous walled town of Lucca (60km), whilst the birthplace of Vinci is only a 20-minute drive away. You could even spend time by the Versilia coast with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi around 80 to 90km by car or drive as far as the romantic Golfo dei Poeti and La Spezia (132km), the gateway to the Cinque Terre National Park.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence Airport

(26km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa Airport

(57km)

Nearest Village Montelupo Fiorentino

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Montelupo Fiorentino

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Montelupo Fiorentino

(4km)

Nearest Town Empoli

(7km)

Nearest City Florence

(32km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Montelupo/Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino

(7km/35km)

Region

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

The choice of places to visit in Florence can be overwhelming. Start off by viewing the city from above, from Piazzale Michelangelo or from the top of the cathedral dome. Taking in the main artistic sites can be balanced with a trip to the magnificent Boboli gardens for a stroll or picnic. After a morning admiring artworks at the Uffizi gallery, the promise of a generous helping of creamy gelato in a cone or large bowl of fresh pasta at a local trattoria cannot fail to delight children of all ages.

In Pistoia, 48km away, you can also find the Giardino Zoologico di Pistoia, a 7-hectare zoo with more than 400 animals. Thanks to its size and the importance of its conservation activities, this park has become one of the main zoological institutions in Italy. This zoo provides many activities your kids will love such as a fun scavenger hunt, meeting the penguins and seeing the Jurassic world in 3D! 

Just under an hour away there is the delightful Pinocchio Park. Pinocchio’s roots are in fact in Collodi, 52km away, as the author, Carlo Lorenzini, lived here as a child. At this park you can take a walk through the story of Pinocchio in a beautiful garden and there are many exciting activities such as the puppet theatre and play and learn workshops. This park promises to be a charming day out for youngsters!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

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
- Babysitting / childcare services


Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra cleaning
- Linen/towel change
- Bike rental
- Daily change of towels and linen
- Extra firewood
- Baby sitter
- Wellness and beauty treatments
- Guided tours
- Cooking classes
- Private chef
- Private driver
- Yoga classes
- Horse riding
- Personal trainer
- Photoshoot service
- Truffle hunting
- Golf & Tennis
- Dog grooming services
- Mountain bike and quad bike excursions

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!

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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

Event information

Both Villa Majolica & Villa Bobolino can be rented together exclusively for events - see Villa Majolica and Villa Bobolino.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €700 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Late check-in is possible at an extra cost of €50 per hour.
Departure time By 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally (€6/m3). One basket of firewood is provided, additional baskets are €7 each, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes. Changed weekly.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €300, payable locally on arrival. Mid-week cleaning is 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.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Well behaved pets are on request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €100 per pet per week will apply (payable locally). Dogs must be on a leash in all public areas as well as the garden but they are not permitted in the pool area.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. 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 A cot and highchair are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that whilst this villa comfortably sleeps 11 guests, one guest will be sleeping on the single bed located in a walk-through room between the two floors.
Other Ts and Cs Guests can also request a rate to rent just one of the apartments during the low season only (in which case the other apartment may also be rented out at the same time) – please enquire for rates.
Other Ts and Cs During high season it is only possible to rent this villa as part of the larger 17-person estate: Villa Majolica and Bobolino.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £3,563
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 £4,072
Apr 29th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £5,700
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £4,072
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 £3,563
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £4,072
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,563
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £4,072
Apr 27th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £5,700

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €3,763
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 €4,300
Apr 29th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €6,020
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €4,300
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 €3,763
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €4,300
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,763
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €4,300
Apr 27th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €6,020

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $4,146
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 29th 2023 $4,739
Apr 29th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $6,634
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $4,739
Oct 28th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023 $4,146
Dec 23rd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $4,739
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,146
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $4,739
Apr 27th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $6,634

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.

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