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Il Piccolo Fienile

Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, Italy

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A little house with a large pool and huge panoramic views, this family villa in Tuscany is a rustic hideaway in the hills, within easy reach of amenities and close to fabulous Florence.

In brief

  • Panoramic views
  • Historic towns nearby
  • Private pool

About the villa

Just brimming with the bucolic charm of its unspoilt hillside setting, this beguilingly simple little villa comes with a superb swimming pool. Set below the house in its tiered garden, with fantastic views over rolling hills and local villages, the generously sized infinity pool is an unrivalled focal point. With a Jacuzzi corner, sun-loungers on the paved surround and an outdoor shower, it’s the perfect place to wind-down to the rural Tuscan tempo, especially as there is a portable barbecue for lunches in the leafy pergola on the poolside lawn. Beside the house, a brick-paved patio provides another shady spot for al fresco meals, complementing the villa’s country kitchen/diner, where colour-washed walls, checked fabrics and blue painted chairs are juxtaposed with a microwave, dishwasher and American fridge/freezer.
Stairs lead up from here to a mezzanine level under the roof rafters, where a cosy sitting room has a couple of sofas, a fireplace and TV; and there are two bedrooms at ground level, each with its own shower room. With its obliging owner living on site in a separate villa, Il Piccolo Fienile is just 4km from the train station in Montelupo, which is then only a 15 minute ride into the centre of Florence.

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Villa details


Lower Ground Floor

  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite

Ground Floor

  • Open plan kitchen with dining area

First Floor

  • Mezzanine living room / double sofa bed


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

Games and Sports

  • Bikes

Keeping Cool

  • Ceiling fans
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Infinity Pool

  • Saline treatment
  • 10.5m x 7.5m
  • 1.2m x 1.4m deep
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor shower
  • The pool is open from mid May to end of September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Covered parking

Service & Staffing


  • Maid service 2 hours per day 1 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

Important Information

The owners live unobtrusively next door, and their house is approximately 30 metres from Il Piccolo Fienile. There is a tourism tax of Euro 1 per person payable locally. 

CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00, Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



  • Shops and Restaurants 4km Montelupo
  • Large Co-op supermarket 4km


  • Beaches near Pisa, Livorno & Viareggio 1hr-1hr 15mins drive


  • Florence 25km
  • Pisa 57km

Train Station

  • Montelupo 4km


  • Empoli 7km
  • Florence 30km
  • Lucca 60km
  • Pisa 62km
  • Livorno 68km
About the area


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The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

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Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.