The Holiday Farm: Camere in Agriturismo near Pistoia in Toscana, Pistoia
The Holiday Farm
The restoration of the property was made by using the methods allowing to save the historical value of the building, but even so a complete restoration of the whole building was made under criteria of "bio civil engineering" , recreating the original style and in the same time offering every necessary comfort. The criteria strictly observed during the restoration are based on usage of ecological materials, and in this way we created an extremely relaxing and healthy setting.
In particular, the lime used for the walls, plastering and room decorating is air-permeable, window – shutters and furniture were painted with natural non-toxic varnish, and the use of iron is very limited in order to avoid electromagnetic fields. Moreover, the electrical circuit was built in a special way in order to generate the power only when requested( it can be completely switched off when no power is needed in any room) to guarantee the best relax even for the children who are often more sensitive to electromagnetic interference.
There are 3 double bedrooms, 2 single bedrooms, all of them on the 1 st floor, as well as the 3 bathrooms available. On the ground floor there is the kitchen, dining rooms and the millstone, once the "beating heart" of any mill. There are 2 old reservoirs, once used to hold the water to drive the mill, today converted in pools. It is possible to follow our wellness procedure, passing from the little pool with warm water and Jacuzzi (calidarium) to a bigger one with lukewarm water (tiepidarium) and to end up with a jump into the fresh, clean and crystal bright waters of the stream below (frigidarium).
For our guests we serve breakfast on the terrace with a lovely view of the surroundings. In the evening we serve magnificent evening meals based on the traditional Tuscan dishes that are not easy to be found elsewhere. Our idea was to create an original agritourism, so you will not find a hotel with a restaurant but rather an informal welcome with all the needed comfort and high quality products. It means you will not find a very long menu but a menu based on a daily availability of the local products depending on each season, which makes it possible for you to rediscover the long forgotten flavours.