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Le Pratola Villa

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

Per week

from 11950.00 to 21450.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Margherita Piliero

Member since Feb 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:20 days 13 hours

BFB's Overview.

It is hard to imagine a more perfect Tuscan villa escape than Le Pratola. Nestled on the top of a hill with truly amazing 360 degree views over the surrounding Chianti countryside, this classic 400-year old farmhouse has been painstakingly refurbished inside and out, with big dose of contemporary style and a keen eye on family-friendly facilities.

Beautiful ochre-washed walls are punctuated by modern art, floors are awash with tasteful travertine and furnishings are cool, contemporary and comfortable. The stunning infinity pool comes with remote controlled safety cover. Each bedroom can host a cot, multiple highchairs, a steriliser and car booster seats can be provided. Nappies, wipes, formula etc. can all be pre-ordered via the villa's endlessly helpful concierge service, which can also book restuarants, spas, attraction tickets, grocery deliveries, babysitters, housekeeping and private chefs. All that's left to do is sit back on a cushioned terrace chair and soak in the views.

If mini guests should tire of the pool, there are swings and an orchard to explore. Or, if a break from the sun is required, there's a selection of games, books, puzzles, toys and DVDs for all the family to enjoy. Older children and adults will enjoy the Bose Ipod dock, plasma TVs, games room with its pool table and table football, or burning off the side effects of the delicious Italian food in the home gym.

Accommodation Summary:
Le Pratola comprises two sitting rooms (one with a magnificent fireplace and bar area), a large kitchen, an expansive dining room, games room, gym, five double bedrooms all with ensuite facilities. All bedrooms are large enough to accommodate infant cots, whilst the courtyard bedroom has a double sofa bed and the twin room has two extra single beds. Towels, toiletries and hairdryers are available in all the rooms. All bedrooms have air-con.

Outside, there are two hectares of garden with large (12m x 6m) infinity edge swimming pool (remote controlled safety cover), surrounded by a terrace with pool furniture and towels. The outside spaces include a huge central courtyard containing a barbeque and pizza oven, a pergola covered dining terrace, and a 'bar' terrace with outdoor furniture leading from the large sitting room and overlooking the infinity edge pool.

The Italian designer kitchen comprises a gas hob, two electric ovens, two dishwashers, a large fridge, a wine fridge and it leads to the adjoining utility room with washing machine and full laundry facilities.

The villa comes with large plasma TVs and DVD players (two), Bose ipod docking station, CD player, wi-fi. A great selection of films and programmes (in English) for all the family.

Please note: The house has the benefit of air-conditioning in the bedrooms and dining area.

Location Information

The villa is set on the edge of Gaiole in Chianti, 40 km from Florence, 250km from Rome and 15km from Siena. Gaiole - 4km away - is an attractive town with banks, supermarkets and delicatessens, a chemist, restaurants and bars, hardware store, clothing stores and gift shops. Radda in Chianti is just 8kms away is a pretty hilltop town with a lovely children's play park.

Forbes named Gaiole in Chianti number one in its list of "Europe's Most Idyllic Places to Live". It is easy to understand why- the surrounding countryside is breathtaking, there are more famously beautiful cities within a 3 hour radius than you can shake a stick at, the shopping is second to none, and the region produces some of the best food and wines in the world... what more can anyone ask for?


It is actually pretty handy that there's so many great places to visit nearby as guests need all the help they can get to tear themselves away from the luxury, tranquilty and beautiful setting of the villa. Mini guests are generally big fans of the leaning tower at Pisa, the horse and cart ride around the Duomo in Florence (don't forget to put money in the mouth of the bronze boar!) and the fantastic ice cream shop in the main square at San Gimignano. Other ideas for making sight-seeing fun include the hop on, hop off river trip in Pisa and pre-buying The 'Kids Go Europe' Treasure Hunt Florence book, whilst 'The Flying Bed' is a fabulous bedtime story for younger ones and is set in Florence. Don't miss a trip to the spendidly old fashioned and charming Pinocchio Park in Collodi... little ones don't seem to mind that the puppet show is in Italian!


For a bit of mummy-friendly pampering, wassage and beauty treatments can be arranged at the villa, but for the full spa experince try one of Tuscany's 39 thermal spas known for their relaxing and theraputic properties. Amongest the best are Terme di Casciana, Terme di Montepulciano, Versilia Spa and Terme di San Filippo.

The villa's concierge service can help arrange trips to any of the above and advise on child friendly attractions... just them know what you would like to do!




Getting There:
Flying - Fly into Florence (Vespucci airport - approx. 45ks/1hr), Pisa (Galilei airport - approx. 90kms/2hrs), Perugia (San Egidio airport - approx. 1hr 40mins), Bologna (Marconi airport- 170kms/2hrs) or Rome (Fiumicino - 3hrs/Ciampino - 2.5hrs).

Car hire is recommended.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 65 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 65 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

Rates include the essential package, it is possible to upgrade to the classic or premium package. Essential Maid service 5 days a week Welcome bag full of essentials Drinks and snacks on arrival Villa Trip Book with essential local information Essential Concierge Service Classic as Essential with the addition of... Mid-week linen and towel change Buffet dinner on arrival Day-by-day itinerary Classic Concierge Service Premium as Classic with the addition of... Daily attendance from your dedicated Essenza Host Airport fast track Daily American breakfast A case of 6 bottles of local wine 1-hour photographic session at the property Premium Concierge Service

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 21 days of travelling discounted by 15%

Rates

6 Apr - 24 May 2024 : €16450 /week25 May - 28 Jun 2024 : €17950 /week29 Jun - 30 Aug 2024 : €21450 /week7 Sep - 25 Oct 2024 : €16450 /week26 Oct - 30 Dec 2024 : €11950 /week6 Apr - 24 May 2024 : £16450 /week25 May - 28 Jun 2024 : £17950 /week29 Jun - 30 Aug 2024 : £21450 /week7 Sep - 25 Oct 2024 : £16450 /week26 Oct - 30 Dec 2024 : £11950 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 65 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: EUR

Discount Notes

Rates include the essential package, it is possible to upgrade to the classic or premium package. Essential Maid service 5 days a week Welcome bag full of essentials Drinks and snacks on arrival Villa Trip Book with essential local information Essential Concierge Service Classic as Essential with the addition of... Mid-week linen and towel change Buffet dinner on arrival Day-by-day itinerary Classic Concierge Service Premium as Classic with the addition of... Daily attendance from your dedicated Essenza Host Airport fast track Daily American breakfast A case of 6 bottles of local wine 1-hour photographic session at the property Premium Concierge Service

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 21 days of travelling discounted by 15%

Who owns this place?

London based couple, Margherita (Italian heritage) & Iain bought Le Pratola as an escape from hectic city life.

Margherita

What do they love about it?

We love the sceneray, the peace, the sheer amazing beauty of Tuscany plus the delicious food, excellent wine, hundreds of places to visit, the great cycling, the challenging running routes, the surprise & delight of Italy. The list goes on.

What do the kids love about it?

The space, the pool, the woods, the cycling and walks, the pasta and pizza, the occasional museum, the film nights, playing on the computer (& ignoring the beautiful views!)

Fast Facts

Sleeps10 adults+ 3 infants in 1 x double bedroom with terrace on the ground floor. 3 x doubles and 1 x twin on the second floor all en suite with shower, 1 x double room with en suite in the annexe.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Florence (Vespucci airport - approx. 45ks/1hr), Pisa (Galilei airport - approx. 90kms/2hrs), Perugia (San Egidio airport - approx. 1hr 40mins), Bologna (Marconi airport- 170kms/2hrs).

Airport under 3 hours drive

Rome (Fiumicino - 3hrs/Ciampino - 2.5hrs)

Any Pool

The large private heated swimming pool has a remote controlled safety cover and is accessed via two gates. Pool can be heated at an additional cost to be determined at the time of booking.

Private Chef

An in-house catering service is available.

Babysitting

English speaking babysitters can be pre-booked.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Nursery Gear Provided at Le Pratola: Cots (travel), highchairs, baby bouncer, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, bed guards, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups, 2 booster seats, stroller

Indoor Toys

The villa has a range of indoor toys for little ones including bath toys, childrens books, DVDs and general books.

Games Room

There is a games room with a pool table and table football.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A Benvenuti Grocery Delivery is available upon arrival which includes local bread, fresh milk, butter, jam, tea, coffee etc. The owners can provide groceries on arrival customised to client needs (i.e. owners will send out list of 'standard' items & clients can request additional groceries -up to a maximum value) Drinks & snacks upon arrival.

Outdoor Toys

For outdoor use there are also bikes, ride-ons, buckets and spades, a paddling pool, water table and swing set, table tennis and pool table.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Poolside massages, hairdresser and spa treatments are all available and priced according to your requirements.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a large garden and terrace, parents should note that the garden is not enclosed.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

There is an on-site laptop connected to wifi for client use.

Eco-Aware

Le Pratola is as ecologically responsible as possible, therefore solar panels heat water, the underfloor heating is fueled by wood and the garden irrigation is provided by collected rainfall water.

Gym Equipment

There is a home gym at the villa.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots (travel) and highchairs available on request.

Daily Cleaning

cleaning includes daily cleaning of communal indoor & outdoor areas plus mid week clean of bathrooms & bedrooms. Towel & linen change.

Reviews

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  • My family & I stayed in this beautiful Tuscan villa (Le Pratola) for one week & I must say we had an amazing experience. We arrived to a fabulous welcome grocery pack with wine chilling in the fridge. That night dinner was prepared & served by a lovely Italian lady. Our week was very relaxing & we felt we had a true Italian experience, eating al fresco & enjoying the views as the sun was setting.I highly recommend this beautiful home for your taste of Tuscany

  • Trip of a lifetime! Spectacular views are just the beginning. Luxury accommodations, sunsets and wine by the infinity pool, andauthentic Tuscan experiences made this trip everything I imagined and more. Whether it was spending countless hours looking at the stunning countryside or simply relaxing with friends, food and wine, Le Pratola delivers all that it promises. Tons of space to be with friends or family and lots of rooms to have your privacy as well (not that you can't find that by taking a short stroll around the property!) If you are looking for a true Tuscan holiday Le Pratola is the place to be. Definitely recommend checking out the local village of Gaiole and absolutely recommend the Wine tasting tour. Only thing that could have made this vacation better was staying longer!

  • Our stay at Le Pratola was beyond exceptional and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Also, my husband rode his road bike everyday in Tuscany.......We had a really great trip and look forward to returning to Tuscany next summer

  • Thanks very much for what we all agree has been the best family holiday we have had.We have stayed in many villas over the years, but never found the attention to detail that we enjoyed at Le Pratola. The little things like travel plugs and mozzy repelent were all more than we expected, but as for what we did expect, we were blown away: the gardens, the house, the pool, the views, the cycling, the towns, the restaurants......When can we come back?

  • The villa is in an utterly stunning location, views to die for. Outside - the pool was as if from a film set, immaculately kept gardens all around. The numerous terraces and seating areas provided lots of opportunities to sit in shade or sun and enjoy a coffee or a pre dinner glass or two of something chilled. The main villa had every possible facility from gym equipment and games area to large lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen and utility area ....numerous bedrooms with en suite facilities, again all beautifully furnished and equipped. The welcome pack was much more than that really, with chilled wine, beer, water and drinks for the children and a lovely touch a basket with fresh bread, pasta and olive oil... what more could you ask for? The whole family agreed it had been a terrific holiday, maybe the best ever for most of us. Le Pratola, the villa itself and the stunning location will be hard to beat. Many thanks .... ...
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  • I knew we were in for a very special trip and it only got better as the journey progressed. We were totally enchanted by the beautiful property and the impeccably furnished villa. As each day passed, we fell more in love with Tuscany and this was in no small part due to the beauty of Le Pratola and the wonderful activities and vendors that Margo recommended to us. Each felt hand-picked and very special and truly brought Tuscany alive!

  • We are on our way home now. We had a lovely stay at your lovely home & the weather was fab. Elena was great & her food lovely

  • Breathtaking vacation. Le Pratola has everything you might imagine and more. The views of the sun setting over the Tuscan mountains by the infinity pool are breathtaking. The villa is beautifully decorated with all the amenities of home. There is something for everyone. The owner is available with any and all questions which is very comforting - she clearly wants you to enjoy your vacation. In fact it is difficult to leave Le Pratola to venture the Tuscan area because it is so peaceful. We used the Pizza oven for a pizza cook-off after our teenage boys had in house cooking lessons with Barbara - it was a perfect day. The villa was rather large for 5 of us....we won't hesitate to go back and bring some friends

  • It was, unanimously, the best vacation we have ever had and we plan on coming back in a couple of years.

  • Everyone had a most enjoyable break and we all left thinking we would love to return

  • The most fabulous two weeks, we had a fantastic time. One of the best holidays we've had in a long time

  • The Villa and your property are exceptional and the location gave us access to more attractions than we could possibly visit in a single week or even several months. The net result is our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

  • We had a wonderful holiday at Le Pratola, thank you. The villa was gorgeous, Katy was excellent and we had a great time at Silvano's vineyard! Elena is lovely and her Tiramisu was the best we have ever had! All in all a great holiday

  • A fantastic propert in a great location supported by a superb concierge service

My family & I stayed in this beautiful Tuscan villa (Le Pratola) for one week & I must say we had an amazing experience. We arrived to a fabulous welcome grocery pack with wine chilling in the fridge. That night dinner was prepared & served by a lovely Italian lady. Our week was very relaxing & we felt we had a true Italian experience, eating al fresco & enjoying the views as the sun was setting.I highly recommend this beautiful home for your taste of Tuscany

Trip of a lifetime! Spectacular views are just the beginning. Luxury accommodations, sunsets and wine by the infinity pool, andauthentic Tuscan experiences made this trip everything I imagined and more. Whether it was spending countless hours looking at the stunning countryside or simply relaxing with friends, food and wine, Le Pratola delivers all that it promises. Tons of space to be with friends or family and lots of rooms to have your privacy as well (not that you can't find that by taking a short stroll around the property!) If you are looking for a true Tuscan holiday Le Pratola is the place to be. Definitely recommend checking out the local village of Gaiole and absolutely recommend the Wine tasting tour. Only thing that could have made this vacation better was staying longer!


Our stay at Le Pratola was beyond exceptional and we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Also, my husband rode his road bike everyday in Tuscany.......We had a really great trip and look forward to returning to Tuscany next summer

Thanks very much for what we all agree has been the best family holiday we have had.

We have stayed in many villas over the years, but never found the attention to detail that we enjoyed at Le Pratola. The little things like travel plugs and mozzy repelent were all more than we expected, but as for what we did expect, we were blown away: the gardens, the house, the pool, the views, the cycling, the towns, the restaurants......

When can we come back?

The villa is in an utterly stunning location, views to die for. Outside - the pool was as if from a film set, immaculately kept gardens all around. The numerous terraces and seating areas provided lots of opportunities to sit in shade or sun and enjoy a coffee or a pre dinner glass or two of something chilled. The main villa had every possible facility from gym equipment and games area to large lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen and utility area ....numerous bedrooms with en suite facilities, again all beautifully furnished and equipped. The welcome pack was much more than that really, with chilled wine, beer, water and drinks for the children and a lovely touch a basket with fresh bread, pasta and olive oil... what more could you ask for? The whole family agreed it had been a terrific holiday, maybe the best ever for most of us. Le Pratola, the villa itself and the stunning location will be hard to beat. Many thanks .... one day we would love to come again.

I knew we were in for a very special trip and it only got better as the journey progressed. We were totally enchanted by the beautiful property and the impeccably furnished villa. As each day passed, we fell more in love with Tuscany and this was in no small part due to the beauty of Le Pratola and the wonderful activities and vendors that Margo recommended to us. Each felt hand-picked and very special and truly brought Tuscany alive!

We are on our way home now. We had a lovely stay at your lovely home & the weather was fab. Elena was great & her food lovely

Breathtaking vacation. Le Pratola has everything you might imagine and more. The views of the sun setting over the Tuscan mountains by the infinity pool are breathtaking. The villa is beautifully decorated with all the amenities of home. There is something for everyone. The owner is available with any and all questions which is very comforting - she clearly wants you to enjoy your vacation. In fact it is difficult to leave Le Pratola to venture the Tuscan area because it is so peaceful. We used the Pizza oven for a pizza cook-off after our teenage boys had in house cooking lessons with Barbara - it was a perfect day. The villa was rather large for 5 of us....we won't hesitate to go back and bring some friends

It was, unanimously, the best vacation we have ever had and we plan on coming back in a couple of years.

Everyone had a most enjoyable break and we all left thinking we would love to return

The most fabulous two weeks, we had a fantastic time. One of the best holidays we've had in a long time

The Villa and your property are exceptional and the location gave us access to more attractions than we could possibly visit in a single week or even several months. The net result is our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

We had a wonderful holiday at Le Pratola, thank you. The villa was gorgeous, Katy was excellent and we had a great time at Silvano's vineyard! Elena is lovely and her Tiramisu was the best we have ever had! All in all a great holiday

A fantastic propert in a great location supported by a superb concierge service

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*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
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