Who we are
Settefrati Farm is a stone structured farmhouse dating back to the 17th century, originally a convent.
It is roomy and preserves many of its original features like the white washed walls, the beams, the fireplaces and the terracotta floors. Situated on the Chianti hills, in a rich landscape of olive groves, vineyards and cypresses the house is in a quiet place but not isolated and the little village of Montaione is only 1.5 km away.
A lovely little rural village with craft shops, supermarkets, banks, pharmacy, doctors, petrol stations and excellent restaurants and pizzeria some of which only a few minutes walk.
The location of the accomodation is well reached in 40 minutes both from the Pisa International and Florence Airports along the main Florence-Pisa-Livorno road.
Thanks to the central position it is near all of the most important art cities in Tuscany: Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, San Gimignano and with a one day trip even Arezzo,Montepulciano, Montalcino (famous for the fine wines Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano) and Pienza ( famous for the production of tipical cheese).
The ancient route of the Via Francigena, that in the middle ages connected Rome to Canterbury, is 1 km away and easy to walk or to horse ride. In only fifteen minutes by car you can reach Castelfiorentino, where there is a train station to Florence, Siena and Pisa. In the surroundings there are many cellars of old farms and castles where you can taste wines and local products.
The house is a two-story house: on the ground floor there is lounge with sofas anch armchairs, a dinning-room, a kitchen, a big bathroom and a bedroom. The other three bedrooms are on the second floor with another big bathroom. Still on the ground floor there are two fireplaces, one of them completely covered in handmade stone. Bedrooms are all heated with a huge pellet stove.
Internet access , television, satellite Tv, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and all small appliances are available. In front of the house there is a private garden with a beautifull gazebo and barbecue from wich you can enjoy a lovely view of the countryside.
The private swimming pool is on a little hill that overlooks the farmhouse. All around the pool lawn, trees for the shade, a large gazebo with tables, chairs, sofas, and sunbeds. In front of the house another garden with mini-football, a slide and swings for the little ones.
The products of our vegetable garden are available free of charge to all our guests which can also enjoy our “herb garden” and experience them in making dishes.
This farmhouse is the ideal for a family or a small group. It can accomodate up to 10 people.
It is a small family farm with olive groves and vineyards.
Every day the local baker delivers fresh bread and othe bakery products.
A few minutes walk their is a tennis court, a riding school and the golf course in Castelfalfi is just 2o minutes ride. If required it´s possible to rent bicycles, car, taxi (upto 9 people) and request midweek housecleaning and babysitting.
The owners will welcome you with cordiality, sympathy and discretion and you will eally feel at home.
At your arrival you will find a “welcome basket” with all the local products, fresh bread, wine, pasta, olive oil and a little handmade gift (that will remind you of us) from the daughter Lavinia who has a shop in Montaione: “Coccetti & Thè”. Here Lavinia sells her ceramic creations totally hand painted and decorated with the technique of painting on majolica of the Ceramic School of Montelupo Fiorentino, a few km away, where there is one of the most famous and ancient ceramic museum. In addition to the ceramics there are also teas, herbal teas and infusions imported directly from the countries of origin and all accessories for the preparation of tasty hot and cold drinks (teapots, infusers) and lots of special economic accessories for gifts.