casaBARTHEL is a perfect place for a vacation and an artist residency, immersed in the Tuscan landscape only twenty minutes’ from the Duomo and one hour from Siena. Come and live with us: enjoy our olive trees, the kitchen garden, the tennis court and the small swimming pool.
The TREEhouse is a romantic room immersed in the pine trees with fire place for the winter and AC for the summer. It offers a bedroom with a queen size bed, a small kitchenette with stove and fridge; a bathroom with shower, and a private outdoor terrace. And a fantastic view towards the Tuscan landscape!
And if you want to see and know more about our passion for the interior design, the arts and crafts, and antiques you should come visit our design and make shop ‘Riccardo Barthel’ in Via dei Serragli n. 234 r, in the Santo Spirito district of Florence!
At the beginning of the 1980 our family moved into the ‘Poggio Secco’ (Dry Hill) farmhouse, just outside Florence city center, in front of the Certosa dell’Ema.
The compound had a big stone villa surrounded by olive trees, a compost hub, a pigeon house, a barn, a tall cypress tree and an old German shepherd dog. Everything in the farm was placed around a large terracotta courtyard, a sort of public square.
Thirty years later the ‘Dry Hill’ is still our home and a small community that includes my mum Daniela, my brother Francesco and his wife Maria, aunt and uncle Sandra and Nanni, the 90 year old grandmother Emilia, me and my husband Andrew. We all live here sharing the same love for the countryside, its olive oil, good food and the family lifestyle!
The rent includes the use of the communal swimming pool and the tennis court; the dining porch with the BBQ and the wooden oven; dryer and washer; table tennis and football table, plus a car parking inside the property.
We are glad to interact with our guests; you will be part of our large family!
Galluzzo is a nice small village with everything you need:crocery stores and a nice farmers market open every day.
The certosa monastery is a must. Le Corbusier was there to learn!
There are public busses in Galluzzo to go to the city center and to go to Siena.
But to get to our house and to enjoy the surrounding you should come by car!
IMPORTANT!!!Hello to all my future guests! FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS 20% discount is available for entire stay! For more details contact (EMAIL HIDDEN) (when composing email type the email manually)