THE NEST – Province of Arezzo
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
The ancient building dates back to the first 800 and was built using stone and chestnut wood; between 1997 and 1999 has been carefully and meticulously restored respecting the characteristics of this land rich of history, art and culture.
The interior is beautifully finished using original antique wooden furniture, with a room that comprehend the four old millstones where is located a sofa bed for two people and the kitchen equipped with fridge, stove and barbecue with lava stone. The sleeping area on the upper floor, finished in chestnut wood, consists of a bedroom with double bed and a bedroom with two single beds and a stylish bathroom with shower.
Outside there are two covered porches, which will let you experience your stay in close contact with nature, close to the large wood oven. Beside the wood oven there is a stone barbecue, to cook and grill any Tuscan specialties. During the winter the heating is operated by a wood stove with double combustion and forced ventilation, respecting an ancient tradition, but following the modernity, while in summer an air-conditioning allows you to have a perfect indoor temperature.
You can reach the Nest walking for about 400 meters from the picturesque village of Raggiolo, through a dirt road in the chestnut woods, or driving with a proper car for old dirt roads, along the river . Guests upon arrival and departure will be accompanied with their luggage by the owner with a jeep. For environmental characteristics, the mill is indicated especially for true connoisseurs and nature lovers in search of silence, peace and relaxation
The privacy is guaranteed by the nature that surrounds the Nest, with the exclusive use of the small park on the river and the chestnut forest surrounding the natural pool carved in the rock where it is inserted a round pool with a diameter of 5 meters with a relaxation area very private and hidden. The pool is equipped with chaise-longue inflatable. The garden, adjacent to the pool, is a place dedicated to reading a book or drink a glass of wine and in the meantime be gently enveloped by the aroma of mint, rosemary, fennel, sage and oregano.
Closest village : Raggiolo is a small pedestrian village, where there is only a food shop, a small café and a very special restaurant. You can arrange with restaurant to have both breakfast and lunch or dinner. At the village entrance there is a large free parking.
Distances : Arezzo 42 km, Siena 112 km, Firenze 70 km, Cortona 100km, Chianti area 95 km, La Verna 35 km, Camaldoli 23 km.
Amenities : Air conditioning, heating, oven, barbecue, fridge, hair dryer, pool.