This rate includes:
-Utilities: electricity - water - gas for cooking use
- weekly linen, initial and final cleaning
- Zer0Dep Guarantee = You do not pay the security deposit on balance or on arrival and you have EuropAssistance coverage in case of accidental damage to the property during your stay (up to the maximum of € 1,500.00 and with the limitations provided).
- EuropAssistance insurance to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay = In addition to reasons or events that can objectively be documented and could not be foreseen at the time of booking, you can request a rental cancellation when you have to cancel following a positive result from Covid-19 verified by reports, affecting: the Insured Party directly and/or your family members; your Travel Companion directly.
- Stay cancellation cover due to lockdown = It protects you and your travel companions in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the Governments/competent authorities.
La Grande Quercia is a stylish Tuscan villa situated in a prestigious hillside position in the close vicinity of the historical centre of Prato. In its recent restoration high quality materials have been used such as handmade cotto pavements and the chestnut wooden floorboards for the bedrooms parquet, precious stones for the internal staircase and marble for the bathrooms. The villa has been furnished with taste by the owners whom have opted for a stylish – antique interior decor. The top point of this property is its position, in a very quite area of Prato but at the same time very easy to reach the historical centre on foot. The nature lovers can enjoy pleasant walks or bike tours via the several nature trails around the property, whereas for art lovers it is possible to reach in few kilometers by car an in twenty minutes by train the city of Florence and the most important Tuscan cultural centres like Lucca, Siena, Pisa , Forte dei Marmi and Cinque Terre. Prato is the most precious pearl in the centre of an area of exceptional artistic and landscape; is a perfect starting point to visit all of Tuscany, thanks also to its proximity to the motorway A11 (less than 10 minutes). Sports enthusiasts will find in the immediate vicinity, equestrian centres, tennis clubs and a prestigious 18-hole golf course, Le Pavoniere, designed by Arnold Palmer.
The Emma Villas Concierge Team can be reached for any emergencies, or further information you may required during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents. LA GRANDE QUERCIA HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.
The villa is on three levels. From the main entrance we have access to the ground floor composed by a spacious living room with ornamental fireplace, TV room, dining room, kitchen with dining area and a service bathroom. All the rooms on this level have direct access to the outside via the French doors. Also on the ground floor with both access from outside and inside is a veranda with its vast windows and furnished in a part as a dining area equipped with wood oven, barbecue, table with chairs and in the other part for living area. From the ground floor via a stone staircase one reaches the first floor made up of a double bedroom with corner study, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub and shower and a wardarobe, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a double bedroom with divisible bed and with en suite bathroom with shower and a twin bedroom with French beds and en suite bathroom with shower. From the first floor an internal staircase leads to the panoramic tower where there is a study with 1 single sofa bed with 1 single pull-out bed. The villa also has an underground floor which can be reached both from inside and outside and is composed of one double bedroom with one en suite bathroom with shower. Finally, a stone staircase from the kitchen leads to the laundry room and to the garage.
Air conditioning in the bedrooms on the first floor in the kitchen and in the tower.
The 3000 square meter of garden is totally covered by a well kept lawn and enriched with rosemary bushes, oleanders, olive groves, cypresses, oak and acacia trees and a variety of fruit trees like: medlar, cherry, apple, pear and pomegranate. The large “cotto” square in front of the house, from where it is possible to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view over Prato, Pistoia and Florence, is embellished by impressive lemon plants and is setting with the outdoor dining space, the sitting area and the tennis table. Right outside the veranda in placed the heated Jacuzzi for 4 persons. Near the relax area with the Jacuzzi there is the playground for kids. It is enough to over pass the main gate to have a pleasant and relaxing walk either on foot or by bike through the several nature trails which surrounds the hill behind the property.
Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
The totally fenced swimming pool area it is protected by tall green hedges and it is possible to access by a gate. The swimming pool is only 15 meters from the house and measures 12,50 meters x 6 meters with a depth which goes from a minimum of 1,10 meters until 2,10 meters and is equipped with a romaine staircase entrance totally covered by dark blue ceramic tiles. The pool’s water is purified by salt. The solarium area is paved with “cotto” pavement and it’s equipped with sun lounges, chairs, umbrella and outside shower. The pool is open from the first Saturday in April until the second Saturday in October.
Pets: On request.
We remind you that at check-in you will have to pay the tourist city tax of € 0,50 per person per day.
Extra On Request:
Changing linen € 170,00,
midweek cleaning (€ 250,00 for cleaning of rooms - bathrooms - kitchen and change of linen/towels),
heating (on consumption up to date market prices),
extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 30,00/week/animal for small size and € 70,00/week/animal for medium-large size)