Tucked away from the main road, the villa is reached via a 700-metre private lane. At the end of this, and encircled by cypresses and other mature trees, you will find the attractive two story home, complete with a typical Tuscan clay tiled roof and climbing vines. The region’s traditions are carried throughout the bright interiors which feature historic tiles, wooden beams, antiques, vintage prints and classic furnishings.
Guests can relax indoors in the comfortable living room with satellite TV, a library and a cozy fireplace. The airy dining room opens directly onto the garden as does the Tuscan style kitchen. In summer guests will be tempted to spend much of their time outdoors, either relaxing in one of the outdoor sitting areas or enjoying fresh meals in the outdoor dining area, equipped with a barbecue. Beyond this is a stretch of grass and the villa’s large fenced pool, boosting a backdrop of the rolling hills. Next to the pool is a terrace with sunbeds and umbrellas or for more privacy or shade, retreat to one of the villa’s quiet sitting areas or the solarium.
Guest accommodation is spread over the villa’s two floors and is comprised of six spacious doubles and twins, some of them with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and unique details such as gilded mirrors, crystal chandeliers and wrought iron frames or four poster beds. The two ground floor bedrooms are interconnected, making them well suited for a family with small children. The second floor bedrooms have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Your stay at this tranquil Tuscan getaway can be complemented by easy day trips from the villa. The prized vineyards of Chianti and the picturesque villages of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and San Casciano Val di Pesa are a short drive away whereas the cultural treasures of Florence and San Gimignano can be reached in under an hour.
• Private 12-hectare estate with agriculture, olive groves, cypress trees and local vegetation
• The villa is surrounded by large trees, green lawns and manicured gardens
• Adjacent to the villa is a covered pergola with a large dining table, sitting area and barbecue, next to this is a sunny sitting area
• The garden has several intimate sitting areas and there is a solarium
• The pool terrace has sun loungers and umbrellas
• Fabulous views of the Tuscan countryside can be enjoyed throughout
• The caretakers live in a separate building in the proximity of the Villa
• Comfortable living room with satellite TV, a library and fireplace
• Well equipped Tuscan style kitchen and additional laundry room
• Six bedrooms, two of which are doubles, two are twins and two can be either double or twin
• Four of the en suites have shower stalls and two both a shower and tub
• Wi-Fi throughout
• CD Player
• iPod Docking Station DVD Player
• Flat screen TV (Cable/Satellite) with CD's/DVD's library
• Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens on all windows
• Washing Machine & Dryer
• High quality towels
• Hairdryers in three bathrooms
• Central Heating
• Wireless broadband internet
Staff | Service on request
• Cook service
• Continental breakfast
• Closest commercial and private (private jets) airport Florence 35km – 35 minutes drive
• Greve in Chianti 30 km - 40 minutes
• San Gimignano 25km - 40 minutes
• Florence 40 km - 50 minutes drive
• Siena 50 km - 50 minutes
• Pisa 80 km - 1 hour 10 minutes
• Rome 300 km - 3 hours
Things to do
• San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. 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.
• Restaurants: eating out is a way of getting to know the area. Simple local trattorias rub their shoulders with more sophisticated restaurants specialised in refined cuisine. Fresh local produce allways plays the leading role.
• Local craftsmanship: hand-made terracotta pots from Impruneta, hand painted pottery from Montelupo, mouth-blown crystal glass from the neighbouring village Colle Val d'Elsa, not to mention the south bank of the Arno river in Florence where you will find a multitude of craftsmen working silver, leather, wood, glass, paper and metal.
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