Fattoria Barbialla Nuova

Florence
Self-catering


Beauty, charm and tranquillity an hour from Florence, on a bio-sensitive farm known for Chianina cattle and white truffles

Place

8 places

Sleeps

Sleeping from 2 – 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Wind through woods to discover a world of earthy smells, apricot orchards, and neatly stacked bales of hay. As you’re ferried up the hills in Barbialla’s dusty 4×4, the views are thrilling and wide.

Set far apart, these rustic-chic farmhouse apartments are cool in summer and cosy in winter. Le Trosce (sleeps 8-10) is for one single group. Doderi’s garden includes a small house for two, and Brentina lies deep in the woods. All have access to a lovely pool. Find a fishing lake, a small farm shop, and cows on the hills – or in pristine stalls.

Join the pigs foraging in the cool shade of the woods. Head off to San Gimignano, Volterra, Florence. This part of Tuscany is less known than others, yet is every bit as beautiful. Hilltop Montaione is 8km; Palaia and Castelfiorentino are further. All have amazing farmers’ markets.

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We think you'll love

  • The all-pervading tranquillity
  • Experiencing the slow life... forage, cook, truffle hunt in the woods
  • The space and the stylish simplicity of the apartments
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You should know

  • There are a lot of insects in the summer months, but there are fly-catchers near the pools
  • The farm tracks are bumpy, but are certainly do-able
  • La Trosce has a plunge pool only

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Swimming pool open May to September.
Closed
15 December - 9 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner available on request. Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €75
Weekly price
from €525
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed €15 per person per night.
1 Apartment for 6
From €1906 beds3 bedrooms
3 Apartments for 4
From €1604 beds2 bedrooms
2 Apartments for 2
From €752 beds1 bedroom
1 Apartment for 6
From €2106 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 8
From €2908 beds4 bedrooms

Accommodation

Reviews

The remote setting, sweeping views, contact with nature will transport you to a very peaceful state. Interior spaces are full of light and space, simplicity and charm. You could spend your entire stay just walking Barbialla's nature trails, sampling goodies at the farm's shop or napping under fruit trees, but the kind staff will also help you explore the authentic Tuscan territory that surrounds.

Kate, Sawday's inspector

Barbialla is a very special place. We stayed In Doderi Alto- the upper floor of a delightful converted farmhouse high up in the Tuscan hills. All three bedrooms had ensuites and plenty of room for 6 adults though we were only 4. During our stay we saw wild boar, deer and badgers wandering about in our garden at night and at dusk. Staff were helpful friendly and knowledgeable and plainly love working there. A relaxing truly 'get away from it all' break but with great wifi if you have to stay in touch with the outside world. Accommodation was comfortably rustic but with 21c plumbing!

Vicky, Lincoln

This was our first experience of Italy and I must saw that we were off to a terrific start. Our farmhouse was huge with space to space way out in the country. It was the real Italy, the one in my dreams. Ivano and Kyra made it so easy to be there. They were beyond accommodating. Our fondest memories of our visit would be having coffee with Ivano and listening to the stories of Italy. Truffling hunting was sublime ending with wine and truffled snacks. Simply brilliant. What a great place to stay.

Pauline

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Location

The neighbourhood

There are fun, family-friendly truffle hunts and 18km of hiking trails on this wooded, 500-hectare estate, inhabited by badgers, wild boar and porcupine and with exceptional views. On the farm, check out the workings of the organic vegetable garden, fly-fish or birdwatch on the lake, and enjoy cookery courses with local chefs. Riding and golf are a short drive.

Local points of interest from Guido Manfredi

  • Taste the organic meat and products by Fattoria Barbialla Nuova in our short chain restaurant. Built in the middle of a garden center with a stunning view on Florence, Le Lune Ristorante nel Vivaio is a lovely place to dine.
  • Explore the region: there are various marked walking and hiking trails on the property. At check in, you'll receive a detailed map that shows the trails which will take you past ruins and cliffs, forests and pastures.
  • Spend a day slow-fooding it. Forage for blackberries near the lake. Take a cooking class in your own kitchen with Serenella.
  • Visiting in Autumn? Join us on a truffle hunt in the woods of Barbialla. We lead our guests on a unique experience to discover the aromatic and delectable white truffle that grows in our Truffle Reserves.
  • Once you're tired of nature and wild boar-sightings, venture out to see the famous Città d'Arte. Barbialla is located in the heart of Tuscany's Golden Triangle, so Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Florence and Livorno are all within an hour's drive.
  • Plenty of the nearby hill-towns can be visited in just an afternoon: Breathtaking San Gimignano hosts a world-famous contemporary art gallery. Volterra has Roman and Etruscan ruins within its walls. Certaldo is home to a lively Street Theater festival.

Introducing

Guido Manfredi

The property is owned by friendly Guido, but you will be welcomed by the caretakers who live on site, who are always available for guests.