Fattoria Bona is a majestic Tuscan estate immersed in the lush green area that surrounds the Casentino National Park. The closest village, Chiusi della Verna is the closest to the sanctuary where Saint Francis has received the wounds. The estate offers a wide green area that includes 3 villas and a common lounge room ideal for meetings, family celebrations and cooking lessons.
The major villa has been built to be the owner’s home, so it has been tastefully decorated, offering an accommodating atmosphere like a home away from home. The typical Tuscan characteristics have been carefully maintained: the wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, the open fireplace and the apparent stone walls.
The main villa, Fattoria, 450 sqm, hosts 8 people and is composed of a large room on the ground floor that includes the various environments divided by large archways. The ground floor is accessed through a charming veranda covered with “terracotta” tiles, where many plants and flowers give a special touch for a relaxing stay.
The ground floor holds a wide living room with a comfortable sitting area, SAT TV and stereo, a library and studio with a desk table useful for reading or to navigate on the internet – you must bring your own computer, there is fast WI-FI internet connection in the whole villa. On the ground floor there is a guest bathroom with a shower box, WC and sink.
From the main living room through an archway you reach another sitting room with an open fireplace and the dining room, furnished with an antique wooden table and chairs for the whole group. Next to it you access the kitchen which is very large and fully equipped with all the necessary to make from a simple snack up to a full Tuscan menu. The kitchen is equipped with stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, a central table, double sink, and all useful cook ware and table ware.
The internal stairway leads to the first floor where are located 3 double bedrooms, each one with its own en-suite bathroom. The first bedroom is furnished with an antique decorated wooden bed and has a full bathroom equipped with a shower box, WC, sink and bidet.
The second and third bedrooms have each a wrought iron bed, a typical Tuscan handicraft that matches perfectly with the original beamed ceilings. The second bed room has an en-suite bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and sink; the third one, instead of a shower, has a bathtub with handheld shower.
A corridor leads to the “tower” where, in an intermediate level, is located the largest bathroom of the house, equipped with a shower box plus a hydro massage tub, WC, double sink and bidet. This bathroom serves the master bedroom, that is the jewel located in the tower, furnished with a comfortable double bed, an open fireplace, SAT TV and the main attraction is the angular wooden beamed ceiling.
The villa is surrounded by a covered terrace and a lovely meadow both equipped with reclining chairs where to relax and chat with friends, furnished with tables and chairs for outdoor meals. In a panoramic position close to the villa is located the large swimming pool area, equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas, overlooking the green rolling hills.
200 meters to the left and to the right hand from the main villa are located the two independent cottages, Falcone and Grillaia, both make part of the property offering the other 5 bedrooms. Falcone, the larger one is composed of two apartments each one with its own private living room, dining room and kitchen corner.
In the centre of the property close to the main villa and the pool, there is another independent house that holds a large common lounge room with a sitting area with open fireplace, dining area with complete kitchen and two guest toilettes. This room can be used for the whole group to have meals together, for a family reunion or celebrations. You can order a private dinner cooked for you in the villa, or have a cooking class prepared by the restaurant PANTA REI located close to the property.
The front of the villa Falcone with a lovely covered loggia opens to the larger apartment, with a wide living room that offers a double sofa bed. This apartment has 2 bedrooms on the first floor, one furnished with double beds and the smaller one with twin beds. The 2 bedrooms share fully equipped bathrooms with shower, WC, sink and bidet.
The back of the villa opens to the second apartment, with private terrace and a large sun umbrella that covers the outdoor dining table. The apartment has its own private living room with a second double sofa bed, dining area and kitchen corner. A small corridor connects to the bed room with a large double bed and a full bathroom with shower, WC, sink and bidet.
The bedrooms are luminous and the bathrooms are equipped with a sink, WC, bidet and shower. Both villas have been restored only one year ago, so everything is complete new, the beds, the mattresses, the bathrooms and the kitchen.
Grillaia, the other independent cottage, has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a living room with fire place.
There are several top restaurants nearby and a special PANTA REI within walking distance, whose owner can either offer dinners at your villa on a special price or cooking lessons held in the common room of this fantastic property. There are several local open air markets close by. Wednesday in Rassina and Monday in Chiusi della Verna, a cosy medieval town easily reachable from the villa.
This villa rental is close to a local train station and within a short distance to the small town of Rassina. There are mountain bikes which can be rented for trips into the nearby national park with lots of paths for hiking.
You have easy access to the local train station which will take you to Arezzo, Florence and Rome. Easy day-trips to beautiful towns with lovely historic centers like Poppi, Bibbiena, Anghiari are located within a short drive from the villa, major famous cities like Cortona and Perugia can be reached very easily.