I stayed at Agriturismo Bramasole e Ginestra with my family (wife, 12 month old daughter, father and his partner) from 3rd September 2011 for two weeks.
The apartment we stayed in (L'Alloro) was one of three located on a working farm which produces great olive oil, a range of fruit jams, herbs and saffron among other things. The apartment was really spacious with three good sized bedrooms and a large living room leading through an arch to a well equipped kitchen. Since our apartment was one of the upstairs apartments, the views from all rooms were great.
Outside, there are multiple eating and resting areas, including a huge pergola and barbecue area with great views across the valley toward the mountains.The farm is free for all guests to wander, with great walks through olive groves and the surrounding countryside. The Swimming pool area has more great views and has a range of pergolas, and shady spots for relaxing. The outside space is very child friendly, with latched gates preventing child access to the olive groves and swimming pool without parents. There is a small play park in the grounds for children (if the animals don't prove too large a distraction). Cars are only allowed to park to the rear of the property, away from children playing.
There are many animals on the farm, which my daughter adored, including dogs, cats, sheep, donkeys, goats, chickens and cockerels.
The farm is located perfectly, being a short walk to the local village - Montopoli in Val d'Arno. Walking back from the village restaurant at night does require the use of a torch as there are no street lights, and it gets very dark!
From the farm, we visited places like Monteriggioni, Siena, Firenze and Viareggio with no issues at all, however a car is a must!
The hosts, Damiano and Sara, were perfect, and went out of there way to ensure that our holiday was amazing. They made us feel that the farm was our home. Damiano is an expert in art and history, and so knows all of the local sights. He has a book out called 'Slow Tuscany' which highlights some of the more unknown sights and stories of medieval Tuscany.
We left the farm feeling that we had made friends for life, and will be returning in June 2012. My daughter has returned saying 'puss cats', even to our dog!
Once again, thanks to Damiano and Sara for a great holiday.
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