Villa Le Fauci

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Villa Le Fauci is a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse with a unique design, converted into a luxury holiday rental in one of the lesser known areas of Tuscany, away from all the crowds yet still within a short drive to Volterra and San Gimignano. Here you are surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and golden fields of wheat that patchwork the landscape, where wild boar, foxes and deer roam freely.

This loving restoration has stayed loyal to the villa’s past, maintaining the original terracotta tiles, gorgeous chestnut wood beams and interior stone walls, whilst adding lavish modern furnishings and the large infinity pool to create the perfect marriage of old and new.

It's not just the wonderful open-plan living and dining spaces and four fine en suite bedrooms that will impress you here. Climb up the narrow spiral staircase at the very top and be rewarded with the most wonderful Tuscan views from your very own little lounge above the roof of the house.

Outside, there are some beautiful spots for al-fresco dining or simply enjoying a glass of local wine as you gaze at the lovely landscapes around you. The swimming pool is also inviting with its whirlpool feature and there’s even a little children’s area for youngsters to splash around.

There’s a little village with an authentic restaurant the owner recommends just 1.5km away and typical local shops a little further. For a morning out exploring, head to the historic and enchanting towns of Volterra and San Gimignano or visit the idyllic village of San Miniato. Pisa, Florence and Siena are also perfectly positioned for amazing days out as are a wealth of pretty villages, medieval towns and undulating Tuscan countryside.

Indeed, this region has forever been a place of rest, and was where the Knights Templar would come to soothe mind, body and soul during the time of the Crusades. Come follow this tradition with friends or family, and experience this timeless area of peace and relaxation, steeped in ancient history.

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What you should know…

  • The spiral staircase leading up to the small panoramic lounge at very top of the house is narrow and steep - small children will need to be supervised.
  • If travelling with family or friends, the owner's sister villa, Villa Dania, is around a five-minute drive away whilst Villa Edoardo is 15 minutes by car.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Wheelchair Access Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with dining table, sofas and armchairs
- Lounge enhanced by an original rustic fireplace surrounded by sofas and armchairs
- Bathroom (equipped for disabled)
- Double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower

First Floor

- Mezzanine-style hallway
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (extra single bed available)

Top Floor (via narrow spiral stairs)

- Lounge area with 360° panoramic view of the hilly landscape

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (15x6m, depth: 1.3-1.4m) with Roman steps and a hydro-massage zone, open approximately from end-April to end-October
- Mini pool for children, Dimensions 5x2 m, Depth: 0.4 m
- Solarium with sun beds, chairs and small tables
- Wrought iron sheltered gazebo with sofas and armchairs
- Covered car park
- BBQ area 

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning
- Hairdryers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Le Fauci
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Situated where the provinces of Pisa, Siena and Florence meet, the villa is just a short distance from the well preserved historical towns of Volterra and San Gimignano.

Set in the countryside with just a neighbouring agriturismo next door, the local village is around 1.5km away via a country lane passing olive groves and vineyards (it is walking distance if you don’t mind the lack of pavement, otherwise a couple of minutes in the car). Here you will find a restaurant recommended by the owner for its authentic Tuscan cuisine and locally produced wines as well as a small café-bar.

There are a couple of useful shops and a pharmacy in the next village whilst the nearest supermarket can be found around a 15-minute drive away.

There are lots of Tuscany’s most beautiful towns and villages to explore close by. Start off in Volterra (24km), a charming medieval town with Renaissance architecture as well as a fascinating Etruscan history. The famous San Gimignano (36km) is also a delight and much loved by tourists with its enchanting lanes and many towers.

San Miniato (36km) is also known to be one of Tuscany’s prettiest villages, perhaps combined with a trip to Leonardo da Vinci’s birthplace in Vinci (56km) or a trip to the picturesque and historic town of Empoli (51km) in the Arno valley.

The artistic delights of both Florence (81km) and Siena (75km) can also be reached by car for the most wonderful day out, admiring the incredible Tuscan landscapes as you drive through the surrounding countryside.

There is also so much to see in the charming city of Pisa (52km), not just its leaning tower, or head even further north to the gorgeous walled town of Lucca (55km) with its incredible Renaissance architecture and beauty.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence Airport

(80km)

Nearest Village

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Shop In the next local village

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Peccioli

(10km)

Nearest Town Volterra

(24km)

Nearest City Pisa

(52km)

Nearest Beach North of Livorno

(58km)

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

Spend quality time with family in this rural part of central Tuscany yet still within striking distance to idyllic villages, historic towns and artistic cities.

There are many treks and mountain bike trails in the surrounding area and just 5km away is a horse-riding centre, a superb way to discover the local landscapes.

Lovers of history may enjoy the archaeological museum in nearby Pecciolo or visit the Parco Preistorico just outside the town. Pecciolo Avventura is a good spot for climbing adventures for children with a variety of courses depending on your height.  

Head to Volterra to discover all about the Etruscan heritage of this area or learn about the early life of Leonardo da Vinci in his birthplace, the village of Vinci.

Of course there are all sorts of wonderful museums, gardens and sights in Pisa, Florence and Siena for a brilliant day out.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Changing mat
  • Potty
  • Stair gates
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Booster seat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)
  • Baby Proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Playground
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Complimentary Wine-Tasting Included

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
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Complimentary visit to wine cellar and wine-tasting (for stays of minimum of 4 nights)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome dinner
- Breakfast
- Private chef
- Cooking classes

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

If you searching for a secluded wedding venue for a small group of cherished family and friends, have a look at this beautiful villa, sensitively restored to include all modern comforts. It’s situated in a tranquil area of Tuscany, where the famous Knights Templar came to rest their bodies and souls during the Crusades. The peaceful surrounding countryside is filled with olive groves, vineyards and fields of wheat, all essential ingredients for a rustic Italian wedding. The pretty villa gardens and pool are lined with iconic cypresses and there is a particularly pretty gazebo by the pool where a select party can enjoy celebrating with fine Tuscan food and wine.

Wedding Reception
Up to 30 guests could be seated for a reception in the villa gardens or inside the villa. Up to 10 people could be seated for an intimate reception under the gazebo by the pool. There are other seating options in the villa’s agriturismo areas next door to the villa.

Dancing can take place inside the villa with music continuing until 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony could take place in the villa grounds.

There is a chapel in the medieval town 5km from the villa.

A civil ceremony would be possible at the local town hall 8km from the villa.

The owners can provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 11 people can sleep at the villa and 13 guests could stay at Villa Dania, a short drive away.

Up to 42 additional guests could stay in the owner's neighbouring agriturismo across eight apartments, if available at the time of booking.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can suggest a wedding planner or the clients may provide their own.

The venue is happy to help organise event extras with the clients.

Catering
The venue can provide all catering on-site with many options available, can provide the client with external options or the client may provide their own caterer. 

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 €400 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.
Energy costs included? Yes (except air-conditioning - see below).
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-April to end-September. Flexible during any other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Heating costs included? Extra €4,50 per unit/cubic meter, payable locally.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Other Ts and Cs Air conditioning not included €0,45 per kw, payable locally.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Minimum stay 7 nights from mid-April to end-September or 4 nights at other times.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-April to end-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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - £3,719
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £2,550 £3,230 £3,719
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 £3,452 £4,456 £5,492
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 £3,185 £3,701 £4,636
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - £6,853
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - £4,636
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - £6,853
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - £7,356
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - £8,465
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - £7,356
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - £6,853
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - £4,636
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £3,185 £3,701 £4,636
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 £4,313 £5,216 £6,853
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 27th 2023 £3,185 £3,701 £4,636

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - €4,069
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €2,790 €3,470 €4,069
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 €3,777 €4,781 €6,009
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 €3,485 €4,001 €5,072
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - €7,498
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - €5,072
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - €7,498
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - €8,049
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - €9,262
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - €8,049
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - €7,498
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - €5,072
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €3,485 €4,001 €5,072
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 €4,719 €5,622 €7,498
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 27th 2023 €3,485 €4,001 €5,072

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 - - $4,769
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $3,270 $3,949 $4,769
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 $4,426 $5,430 $7,043
Jan 8th 2022 - Apr 16th 2022 $4,084 $4,600 $5,944
Apr 16th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 - - $8,787
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 30th 2022 - - $5,944
Apr 30th 2022 - Jun 11th 2022 - - $8,787
Jun 11th 2022 - Jun 25th 2022 - - $9,433
Jun 25th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - $10,855
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 10th 2022 - - $9,433
Sep 10th 2022 - Sep 24th 2022 - - $8,787
Sep 24th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 - - $5,944
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $4,084 $4,600 $5,944
Dec 17th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 $5,531 $6,434 $8,787
Jan 7th 2023 - Mar 27th 2023 $4,084 $4,600 $5,944

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.

Owner Profile

Owner Name
Francesco

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The place is really unique and I are in love right away! I designed the villa and chose all the materials and furnishings, and the result has been wonderful.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The villa belonged in antiquity, like many others in this area to a noble family and being on the Via Francigena was also the destination of the Templars who stayed there before leaving for the Holy Land.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
If you can call illustrious, I had the sole importer of Coca Cola for Mexico, lived in a beautiful villa in Acapulco, had immense property and said he had 12,000 employees. The coach of  (Benetton Rugby Treviso) lived in South Africa. The president of the University of New York and finally a well-known Russian patron who always made me see the photos that depicted him with famous people like, Bush etc. etc.

What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
An English family had four dogs and they were very much in love them to the point of chedermi shoes (for dogs) to be able to swim in the pool. A Texan wanted to land a helicopter in the garden of the villa to go to Florence to buy a pair of Gucci shoes!

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? There are so many beautiful things to see in addition to the area which is beautiful. There are several museums: Museum dell'Icone Russe, Etruscan Museum, Museum of civilization, zoological museum, For children there is an interesting Prehistoric Park, a museum of Whales, and finally we are in the area where the tenor Andrea Bocelli (with whom I went to school) and who lives every year in the wonderful scenery of the (Theatre of Silence) performs in another Concerto with major international celebrities of music.
Really eat? Our area is very well served by countless typical restaurants; amongst these, I can make mention of one in particular which is easily accessible on foot (500 mt), and where Paolo (owner and passionate cook) will make you taste typical Tuscan cuisine with his truly exclusive dishes, and will suggest to you which of the excellent, local wines to accompany your meal, all expertly produced by his own company.

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Reviews

  • Large and very well furnished

    Posted by Julie on 21/08/2019

    The villa is very large and very well furnished. Each room has its own bathroom. The pool is beautiful and very clean. Everything is in a fenced garden and in the countryside. At night you only see stars and fireflies. For a fine dinner, an agriturismo and restaurants are nearby.

  • Everything about the house is just perfect

    Posted by Ruth on 24/07/2019

    Francesco was an amazing host and everything about the house is just perfect. The location is good, the house stunning, every single room adorable and all amenities available. We spent 5 days and most of the time indoors as the weather was not great and the house is so warm and cosy so we loved every minute of our stay. Thanks Francesco for everything, we will be back!

  • Quiet and wonderful surroundings

    Posted by Karl Reninger on 26/06/2019

    Friendly and helpful owners. Quiet and wonderful surroundings, ideally placed for day trips to most of the interesting places in Tuscany.

  • Lovely & Peaceful

    Posted by George on 13/07/2018

    Fabulous villa. Peaceful. The pool was the highlight of the holiday and having a couple of little children the effective fencing surrounding it, was most reassuring. we enjoyed day after day of al fresco living. Lovely peaceful surrounding countryside and walks. Do not miss the opportunity to eat the most sumptuous tuscan food at the very informal restaurant at the end of the road (bear left). Great accommodation. Kitchen was though a little small for a large group. The owner and his wife could not have been more kind and friendly. I was astonished even to find the BBQ had been cleaned on the first morning when we came down .

  • Nice villa!

    Posted by D.W on 16/06/2018

    The Villa was all we hoped for, and the owner, was very helpful

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