A labor of love, the Podere Pomarancio was painstakingly restored over a 10-year period by its graphic designer and interior designer owners. Their creative and design-focused eye is obvious in the chic yet cozy interiors. The careful selected stylish furnishings and decor go very well with the historic details of the farmhouse, including exposed wooden beams and open fireplaces.
There are two living rooms, a bright and airy one on the ground floor and a second one in the former dove cot on the top floor which has cathedral ceilings, cozy seating and a home cinema. For your meals, you can choose to prepare them indoors in the well-equipped kitchen and dine in the regal dining room with a huge open fireplace or alfresco in the outdoor kitchen and dining area with a wood-fire pizza oven.
The villa has four double bedrooms among which is the dramatic master suite with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and dressing room with its own TV. All rooms and bathrooms have been individually decorated and have luxurious fixtures.
Although the farmhouse sits next to a road, little traffic goes by. Guests enjoy excellent tranquillity from the property’s outdoor living spaces, found on the other side and surrounded by a private game reserve. Gazing out at the undulating valley, from the panoramic fire pit, the outdoor living area or the pool, you may spot some deer, wild hare or foxes within the olive groves and vineyards.
The area, dotted with wine estates belonging to Florentine Noble families for centuries, offers plenty of opportunities for wine-tasting, but also cycling, hiking and even truffle-hunting in season. Gastronomically oriented guests can sate their appetite at the area’s excellent farm-to-table restaurants and cultural lovers will adore the museums of Florence or discovering the area’s charming villages, ancient monasteries and other unique sites for which Tuscany is famous.
• Sweeping views over a valley of rolling vineyards, olive groves and farmland
• Outdoor kitchen with a wood-fire pizza oven
• Covered outdoor dining area
• Covered outdoor living area with comfortable outdoor furniture
• Panoramic sitting area with fire pit
• Swimming pool (4 x 14 m) and pool terrace with sun loungers
• Dedicated private parking in front of house
• Stylish decor created by designers with antique lamps, wooden furniture and modern furnishings
• Ground floor living room with a TV and direct access outdoors
• Dining room with vast open fireplace
• Fully-equipped kitchen with top quality appliances
• 4 double bedrooms, including Master with private sitting room
• 4 Bathrooms and 1 Guest Bathroom
• Home cinema/family room
• Air conditioning in all bedrooms
• VoIP telephone for free local and international calls to US
• Kitchen with large refrigerator, ice machine, microwave, oven, dishwasher, kettle, espresso machine andAmerican coffee maker
• Outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fire pizza oven
• Outdoor firepit, wood provided
• Toiletries and hair dryers
• Satellite TV in home cinema, living room and Master bedroom
• Safety deposit box
• Baby kit
• Laundry facilities
Staff | Service included
• Cleaning on Sunday available at no extra cost
• Mid-week linen change
• Towels and pool towels changed on Monday and Thursday
Staff | Service on request
• Chef services
• Extra linen and towel changes
• Montespertoli 2 km - 5 minutes drive
• Florence 25 km - 30 minutes drive
• San Gimignano 25 km - 30 minutes drive
• Siena 40 km - 45 minutes drive
• Radda in Chianti 40 km - 50 minutes drive
• Volterra 50 km - 55 minutes drive
• Pisa 80 km - 1 hour drive
• Lucca 90 km - 1 hour and 15 min drive
• Montalcino 90 km - 1 hour and 20 min drive
• Rome 300 km - 3 hour and 20 min drive
Things to do
• Wine Tasting: Right in the surroundings there are some excellent vineyards including Castello Sonnino and Castello di Poppiano. Many more vineyards are found throughout the Chianti region.
• Chianti Villages & Historic Sites: In addition to wine tasting, the Chianti area has many delightful villages, each of them with a history of its own. Let us simply mention lesser known gems such as the romanesque church of Sant'Appiano, the Basilica of Impruneta, the fortified castle of Monteriggioni and the roofless romanesque abbey of San Galgano. And don’t miss the Saturday market in the small town of Greve.
• Olive Oil Tasting: There are several venues for olive oil tasting nearby, such as the Villa le Corti where you can arrange a guided visit of the olive mill and the historical "orciaia" where olive oil is stored.
• Cheese Tasting: Very close to the villa is the Corzano e Paterno farm where you can sample or buy fresh cheese. It can also be reached on foot along a beautiful road.
• Truffle Hunting and Lunch: If you are visiting from October to April you may be at the right time for one of Tuscany’s most unique activities. Traveling through the Val d’Egola guided by an expert and trained dogs, you’ll go in search of this prized tuber. The experience concludes with a gourmet lunch made with your finds!
• Badia a Passignano with its Abbey dated 395 A.C. and where one of the most famous Chiantis, the "Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G."by the Antinory family is produced. Wine tour in the cellars of the ancient Abbey can be organised.
• Certaldo Alto: Located only 30 minutes from the villa is this traditional hilltop Tuscan town. It has plenty of local curiosities and historic buildings which tell the story of the town. You generally park in the main square of the lower town of Certaldo and take the cable car to reach the upper medieval town.
• Radda in Chianti: A one-hour drive away is this lovely medieval town encircled by defensive walls. Its narrow streets, lined with stone buildings and towers and it also boasts beautiful views.
• Impruneta: A typical Tuscan town with tidy streets and honey-colored stone buildings bunched together,has a lovely square, 3 restaurants, and two good spots for gelato. Impruneta is famous for terracotta and ceramic production.
• The village of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino stands hilltop covered almost entirely with vineyards and at its centre signature examples of Medieval architecture: the Palazzo dei Priori and the wonderful Rocca fortress, built circa XIV century. Nine kilometres to the south of Montalcino, in a timeless rural landscape surrounded by yet more Brunello vineyards, can be found the Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
• San Gimignano: this small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena is a regional treasure. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, grown in the area.
• Florence: The city lies on the Arno River and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence continues to attract millions of tourists each year and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
• Siena: The Sienese have no doubt, their town is the most beautiful in all of Tuscany, if not all of Italy. Siena has remained a Gothic city. Renaissance, one of the major influences in Florence, hardly affected the urban development of Siena. The city unfolds around the main shell-shaped square called "Il Campo." Twice a year the famous horse race known as the "Palio" takes place here. The narrow streets are lined with old shops and small cafes, while churches and museums are real treasures of the fourteenth century.
• The seashore: the sandy beaches along the coast of Versilia at turn of the century Viareggio and fashionable Forte dei Marmi with their trendy bars, designer shopping and some of the best seafood restaurants in Italy. There are also pristine beaches and great hiking opportunities in the Maremma Nature Park.
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