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Il Metato - Nice Farm stay with amazing view

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
San Marcello Pistoiese, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany
IL METATO(60 m2: Sleeps 4) Dining/sitting room with kitchen, open fireplace restored with original bricks (20m2) + 1 double bedroom (12 m2) + 1 twin bedroom (12 m2) + a bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet, basin, hair dryer. Original wooden ceilings with exposed beams. Kitchen with electric oven, four hob stove, refrigerator, freezer, basin, kettle, toaster. Adjustable heating. Private entrance. Private garden (approx. 20 m2) connected to the apartment by a small wooden bridge, with outdoor furniture and an amazing view.One of these rooms was the farmhouse's "metato", originally used for drying chestnutsThe farmhouse is a perfectly restored villa that respects the traditional architecture of Tuscany, with antique furniture and rustic interior features selected to maintain the warm atmosphere of the past. One of the bedroom w... Read more
About the Owner, Sandro S
Languages spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 35 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2008
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 5 properties
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Carol M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

We loved this farmhouse retreat Il Gufo. (the Owl ) Tucked away high up above the thriving town of San Marcello.. Beautifully renovated building, Stunning views from the infinity pool , lovely walks to surrounding villages. The Owners ,Sandro and his wife Anna were always on hand to help make our stay as enjoyable as possible.They should be really proud...

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Thank you Carol from me and my coworker Anna for your apreciation. I hope to see you again. Sandro


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Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My husband and I and two teenage girls of 13 & 15 stayed at Il Metato, one of the four apartments at il Gufo, a converted farmhouse in the Appenine mountains. The location is wonderful, with magnificient views. The farmhouse is set deep within the woods, which come alive at night and we were surrounded by wonderful sounds of the...

Simon R
Barnet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Il Metato is a lovely, inexpensive place to stay in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The rooms are basic and the sitting room is small and a little uncomfortable for the four of us adults who went this August 2014. It wasn't really warm enough for the outside for most of the week we had and also Il Metato's outside areas...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
One of Il Metato's rooms was the farmhouse's "metato", originally used for drying chestnuts.Il Metato comprises: (60 m2: Sleeps 4) Dining/sitting room with kitchen, open fireplace restored with original bricks (20m2) + 1 double bedroom (12 m2) + 1 twin bedroom (12 m2) + a bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and basin. Original wooden ceilings with exposed beams. Kitchen with electric oven, four hob stove, refrigerator, freezer. Adjustable heating. Private entrance. Private garden (approx. 20 m2) connected to the apartment by a small wooden bridge, with outdoor furniture and an amazing view.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Jul 8, 2017 -
Aug 18, 2017
High Season
4 nights
Aug 19, 2017 -
Sep 8, 2017
Medium Season
4 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Weeks run normally from Saturday to Saturday. Booking deposit: 50% of the rent. The balance is due 4 weeks before the arrival. The payment is not refundable in case of cancellation. For people besides 4 in added bed: 35 euro. Deposit (security bond) 200 euro at your arrival: to be returned at the end of the holiday. Heating for each apartment: 5 euro per day (if requested). Also available Christmas and New Year's Eve.
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About the neighborhood
The farmhouse is a 20 minute walk from the centre of the village. There are some excellent restaurants in the local area. The most famous is said to have invented the sumptuous 'tagliata'- a fat and juicy cut of beef cooked in a special way. You can also try the restaurant with 7 taster pasta dishes, or another with inventive twists on traditional Italian cooking. Local specialities include Porcini mushrooms & wild boar- and don't foget bread, oil and wine!<BR><BR>SIGHTSEEING<BR>San Marcello-in-Pistoiese is just one of many delightful hill-top villages that are worth visiting in the region – and it's only a short walk from your apartment. There are several restaurants in San Marcello Pistoiese, 3 banks with ATMs, pubs and bars, supermarkets, interne... more
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How to get there
Airport: Pisa and Florence (1 hour): 43.5 mi
Railway: Pracchia: 6.2 mi
Ferry: Livorno: 55.9 mi
From Florence take the motorway A11 to Pisa and exit at Pistoia. From there follow the signs for Abetone and after 23 km you get to San Marcello Pistoiese. Florence is about 50 minute drive from San Marcello.<BR>San Marcello is about 1.5 hours drive from Pisa airport, which has extensive budget airline connections to the UK and car hire. We are also 1 hour drive from Florence airport and 1h45 from Bologna airport. However, the efficiency of public transport also makes it possible to stay at the farmhouse without a car although a car is recommended; there are excellent train links from Pisa airport, Florence, Lucca to Pistoia and from Bologna to Pracchia. Regular buses from Pistoia and Pracchia come to San Marcello.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 68.4 mi.
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