Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
Carla and Franco
- english, french, italian
About Carla and Franco
The countryhouse has been owned by Franco and Carla since 1997 but it took a long time to have it restored and to change the uncultivated land into a large olive grove with more than 900 young olives , fruitrees and orchards. Franco has accomplished his dream to change an abandoned dilapidated farm into a lovely place where to enjoy life with his beloved pets, go for long walks into the woods and work hard. He loves talking with his guests and giving them suggestions about the less popular walks to appreciate the rustic atmosphere of genuine Val d'Orcia. The olive trees produce a very tasty organic extra virgin olive oil and Franco is really proud of his production and loves to have it tasted by his guests
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
La Grencaia is a wonderful house in a beautiful location.
The sheer scale of the setting created a sense of peace from the moment we arrived. This, in conjunction with the warm welcome from Franco, established the foundation for a fabulous holiday from the outset.
We wanted for nothing in all the time we were there, and everyone we encountered who was associated with La Grencaia was friendly and helpful.
The pool area offered a perfect place for the sun worshippers in our group to soak up the brilliant Tuscan rays at their leisure; whilst a number of interesting local towns were close enough for those of us less committed to relaxing in the sun to visit without lengthy journeys. In the evenings, the generous outside eating space enabled us to gather together and enjoy fabulous local wine and food long into nightfall.
For anyone looking for a perfect Tuscan holiday, there can be few better places. We look forward to revisiting La Grancaia as soon as life permits.
Fabulous week in the Val D'Orcia
La Grencaia is a beautiful property in a stunning part of Tuscany. The house and its garden set within the owners' estate far exceeded our expectations. It was ideal for an 'extended' family holiday as the layout of the property meant that the bedroom suites are extremely private but the living room and the 'farmhouse' kitchen are large enough for everyone to gather together for meals or relaxation. Admittedly, other than sleeping, we hardly spent anytime indoors as the garden (and the large dining loggia) and the pool are wonderful. The estate with its olive groves and woodlands ( with the varying wildlife which lives there) is an exciting place to explore for both adults and children. Farther afield, there are wonderful hill top towns to visit and no shortage of great restaurants within an easy driving distance.
The owners, Carla and Franco, are extremely welcoming and even prior to our visit helped us enormously by liaising with Wheelchairin Italy.com (at very short notice) and helping with the arrangements to ensure a wheelchair was waiting at the property for my husband and collected after our departure. During our stay, the gardener, Marcello, ensured the gardens and the pool were kept in perfect condition (and kept us supplied with gifts of fresh eggs, fruit and vegetables from the estate).
This was definitely one of our most memorable holidays and we would love to return.
Beautiful property; welcoming owner.
We loved La Grencaia. Franco is a wonderful host and we hope to return. The villa is isolated enough to feel very private. And the grounds and surrounding farm create a lovely setting.
Beautiful villa. Lovely hosts
This was perfect for us. The layout allowed our large group sufficient privacy. Garden and pool wee lovely. Wish we could have stayed longer.
A dream holiday home, simply stunning.
The most wonderful family holiday destination for those who like something a little different. A truly beautiful house in a dream location, we enjoyed our stay very much. Very private, very calming and extremely beautiful we came away fully relaxed...it was exactly what we wanted and needed. Franco was a great host, available when needed and never intruding. I still have a bottle of ‘house’ olive oil produced from the grove surrounding the property, given to me by Franco, and each time I use it, it takes me back and brings a smile.
It is very secluded, and a 15 minute drive from the nearest town (Montepulciano) along unmade roads, so there’s no ‘nipping’ to the shops and crickets/insects can get quite loud, but you’ll soon adjust to them!
We will return, it is without doubt the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, our only regret being we didn’t book for longer!
Beautiful Tuscan Home
Beautiful and characterful place surrounded by gorgeous garden, fields and olive trees. Lovely pool, long enough to do some proper swimming. Great views across the valley. Idyllic setting and very comfortable. We had a fabulous family holiday here. Franco gave us a great introduction to the property, and was very helpful in making suggestions of where to eat and what to do. We loved it and would definitely like to return one day. One of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in.
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