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Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Breakfast Bar, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Parking, Laundry, Oven, Patio, Phone, Restaurant, Swimming Pool, TV
Description:Villa della Torre is a large, historic estate halfway between Florence and Siena (22 miles each), perched on a hilltop amidst a lush green countryside. This location is outstanding: From the garden you can enjoy stunning views of the gentle rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees leading to the extraordinary ancient towers of San Gimignano in the distance. The valley below is of rare beauty. The antique tower dates back to around the year 1000, the villa itself and the adjoining buildings to the middle of the 18th century. The massive walls, high wood-panelled ceilings, arches, wall friezes and wall frescoes, stuccoes and hand-painted ceilings in some of the rooms enhance the special atmosphere of this ancient house. Until recently used as the summer retreat for a Florentine family the villa has now been carefully divided into holiday apartments. All the original materials have been preserved or harmoniously matched with contemporary equivalents during this restoration that converted this grand Villa into different apartments. The individual rooms are designed to preserve the elegance of times past and, at the same time, provide comfort for present-day guests. nAll apartments have retained a charming ancient character due to the original antique furniture. Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors, beautiful mirrors with gold-painted baroque frames create a charming atmosphere resonant with history and art. This estate guarantees a lot of privacy: altogether the apartments occupy an area of 900 m2 and each has its own outdoor area. The lovely outdoor spots are located either in the large garden, under the old holm oaks, on a terrace or in an inner court at the rear of the villa. The beautiful classical Tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters is laid out on the south side of the villa. Rosemary and lavender bushes line the path to the large and elegant pool, which is spectacularly located on a plateau of English lawn and sits high above the valley. Even when swimming in the pool you can savour the enchanting view of one of the most beautiful Chianti valleys. The panoramic view is magnificent, maybe even unsurpassable. And to add to your pleasure, the park and the pool are romantically lit in the evening. It may sound exaggerated but we want to say it: you can feel the surface of the globe here! nLocation of the apartments: nFour apartments are located inside the villa (Torre, Affresco, Caminetto and Terrazza). Other four (Oleandri, Le Volte, Cortile and Nido) are located in adjoining buildings at the rear of the villa (not towards the garden). Two apartments (Giardino and Bellavista) are located also in adjoining buildings but are in the garden of the villa. nOutdoor areas of the apartments: nEach apartment has its own private outdoor area: Torre, Affresco and Caminetto inside the garden in front of the villa, Giardino and Bellavista just in front of the apartment located towards the garden, Terrazza has it 's own private and panoramic terrace, Oleandri, Le Volte, Cortile and Nido have their outdoor area outside the walls of the villa, in the separate inner court with well - Oleandri and Le Volte just in front of the apartment, Cortile and Nido just a few steps down (approx. 5 m distant). nVilla della Torre is an active Azienda Agricola and cultivates the neighbouring fields. You may stroll through the olive groves and vineyards surrounding the Villa and taste the Chianti wine, olive oil and superb grappa produced by the farm. The farm organises wine tastings free of charge in the nearby wine cellar, and the recently awarded Super Tuscan wine is excellent. nWhat to do in the region? nA family-owned Tuscan restaurant with a nice patio, a small alimentari (corner store) and one of the oldest churches of the region are within walking distance (approx. 800 m). Bring a torch if you like to walk as the street to the restaurant is not illuminated. In the proximity of the villa there is a great variety of small trattorias and specialty restaurants - each night you can dine in a new place (we will provide you with tips for this region). 2 km away you can find a grocery shop, a butcher, a pharmacy, post and a nice breakfast bar, a big supermarket, all necessary shops and several restaurants are in Certaldo, 7 km away. Villa della Torre is a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany: situated in the heart of Chianti, it is a short drive to Florence and Siena. nThe villa 's location only 7 km from the railway station of Certaldo is a good base to visit Florence and Siena even without a car: You can park your car in Certaldo (free parking behind the railway station) and take the train in both directions. During the week, trains to Florence/Siena and back go regularly (approx. every 1.5 or 2 hours). The train ride takes less than an hour. In Florence the train will take you to the main train station which is right in the centre of Florence - it is just a short walk from the station Santa Maria Novella to the Cathedral or the Uffizi. In Siena the railway station is located approx. 3 km from centre, and you have to take a bus to reach the old town on top of the hill. One hour of driving takes you to the sea. n nAdditional amenities include: classical tuscan garden with hand-carved stone balusters, affresco and terrazza, mobile fans in the bedrooms of the other apartments, cooker, electric kettle, satellite TV and telephone in the entrance hall of the villa (accessible to all guests), american coffee machine, air conditioning in bellavista, for communal use: washing machine and ironing facilities in the pool house, small oven, a grand concert piano in the drawing room of the upper floor of the villa, mini safe in all apartments (except nido) and an outdoor area for each apartment, private olive groves and vineyards surrounding the villa, torre, breathtaking views, mediterranean-style swimming pool with roman steps.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, DVD Player, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Internet Access, Iron, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Oven, Pets OK, Pool Table, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Basketball, Ping Pong, Soccer, Volleyball
Description:RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Podere San Giuseppe is a splendid farm immersed in the charming Tuscan hills halfway between Siena and Florence. The property, built in the last century, has been recently restored with great care by the owners keeping the original architecture but at the same time by adding every modern convenience. The property consists of three buildings: the main house, the guesthouse and a dependance. All three buildings have the typical farmhouse aspect: stone buildings with tiled floors and wooden beam ceilings, set in a property of 2c2bd acres. The big oak tree next to the main house provides a large shaded area where guests can enjoy al fresco meals washed down with a good glass of Chianti or to simply relax and enjoy the panorama. Thanks to its strategic position, just a few kilometres from the main roads, Podere San Giuseppe is the ideal spot for spending a relaxing holiday without forgoing the chance to visit Florence, Siena, Monteriggioni, Volterra, San Gimignano and above all the famous Chianti area. nPLEASE NOTE: when the property is rented in this solution no other guests will be present on site. nInterior nThe farm house is on three floors. The entrance is on the side facing the pool. On the ground floor there is a reading room, a fully equipped kitchen with large table, a room with wood oven, a delightful dining room, a bathroom suitable for the disabled, a sitting room with comfortable sofa's with fireplace and two bedrooms each with en - suite bathroom with shower. An internal stone staircase leads up from the reading room to the first floor, where there are four double bedrooms each with en - suite bathroom with shower. The beds can be divided. On the second floor, the only room accessible to guests is the laundry room. nIn a recently restored dependance, there is a living room with fireplace, coffee table and sat TV. Also at guests disposal are two splendid wooden gazebo's. nPark nThe farm is located in a 2c2bd acre park reached by a manually opening gate. The land consists of lawn and vegetation that delimits the boundaries naturally. nSwimming Pool nOpen from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday October, the pool is just a few metres from the main house. Rectangular shaped and with Jacuzzi tub, it measures 6 x 12 m and is 1,50 m. deep. The pool area is equipped with sun beds, tables, chairs and gazebos. n nAdditional amenities include: ping pong table, basketball, brick in barbecue, soccer billiard table, washer / dryer, cable / satellite TV, radio with cd reader, american coffee machine, iron and ironing board, sunbed, book online, volleyball, internet wireless fast connection, yard, satellite TV in the living room and in all bedrooms, hairdryer, moka, DVD reader, goal.
Amenities:BBQ, Central heating, Child Friendly, Freezer, Internet Access, Oven, Restaurant, Shower, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
Description:Please note these Check-in Day Requirements for this property: Apr 05 - Apr 11 : Saturday check-out required., Jun 28 - Jul 04 : Saturday check-out required., n nB3, 2-room apartment 50 m2, on the ground floor, simple and rustic furnishings: 1 double bedroom. 1 room with 2 beds. Kitchen-/living room (4 hotplates, oven, freezer). Shower/bidet/WC. Lawn. Panoramic view. Facilities: Internet (Wireless LAN [WLAN], extra).It is a former Tuscan farmhouse with 7 apartments, which belongs to an organic working farm in the middle of the typical hilly countryside of the Crete Senesi. Each appartment has got own garden equipment. Excursions by flight and by hot-air balloon ( On request payble ). Restaurant to 3km old farmhouse Staffolino, renovated, surrounded by fields. 15 km from the centre of Siena, 80 km from the centre of Firenze, 40 km from the centre of Montalcino, in a quiet position on top of a hill. For shared use: grounds, swimming pool (7 x 14 m, depth 100 - 150 cm, 31.05.-27.09.). Garden furniture, barbecue. In the house: central heating. Motor access (1 km via unmade road). Parking in the grounds. Grocers 4 km, supermarket 4 km, shopping centre 15 km, restaurant 4 km, bus stop 4 km, railway station Arbia 4 km, thermal baths 15 km. Tennis 15 km. Please note: The photograph is a typical example. n nPlease note: European properties may be subject to small additional fees at check in to comply with local ordinance.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Full kitchen, Oven, Pets OK, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, Woodburning Stove
Activities:Horseback Riding, Restaurants, Swimming
Description:Old stone farmhouse restored with the 1700 conservative policy that has left intact the charm and beauty of the past. Located between the Val d'Orcia and the hills of Chianti, the farmhouse is divided on two floors offering 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. On the first floor is accessed by an ancient stone staircase and a small porch that opens onto a spacious dining room with a Tuscan fireplace, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the ground floor a living room with stone floors which houses the living room, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and professional, fridge, barbecue. r nThe farmhouse, furnished with style and elegance, preserves the ancient terracotta floors and wooden beamed ceilings and is attached to an estate of seven hectares of land and forest, surrounded by a large private garden with swimming pool (above the ground), sun terrace with river sand, and a small natural lake. r nThanks to its superb location it is the ideal starting point to visit the Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia with its wonderful medieval towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino and from there up to and San Gimignano and the beautiful art towns of Siena, Florence and Arezzo. r nAn ideal place for a relaxing, long walks in the woods or to know the most beautiful and evocative of Tuscany. r nThe Farm, by installing a photovoltaic system and solar thermal, and rainwater collection to the wise, is almost entirely self-sufficient for its needs and that of the guests, helping to offer its guests a relaxing and totally eco-friendly vacation. r nDistances: r nThe nearest village is Sinalunga at approx. 4 Km with many shops and restaurants. At approx. 7 Km there is the medieval town of Lucignano, with ancient walls. Many other cities can be reach with ease and the distances are here Siena: km 38 / Arezz km 40 / Florence: km 102 / Pisa: Km 204 / Lucca: Km 183 / Volterra: Km 95 / Montepulcian Km 28 / Cortona: Km 34 / Rapolano Terme: Km 14 r n* Airports: Firenze 122 Km, Pisa 211 km, Roma 226 Km, Milano 457 Km r n* Train Station: Sinalunga 7 Km, Chiusi 45 km, Siena 49 Km r n* Highway: highway exit A1 Valdichiana 13,7 km r nAt guests' disposal: r nThe pool is above the ground, accessible over a sun terrace with river sand. 4x 7 mt - depth 1,20 mt. r nPets allowed only upon prior request r nLaundry service on request to pay on the spot r nExtra services: r nWine tastings r nDinner r nBreakfast r nCatering service r nWedding planner r nMaid service r nThermal Baths r nAssistance: r nThe owners live about 400 m from the villa in another house, and are in charge for welcoming the guests and help in case of any need. r nAbout 100 mt from the swimming-pool there is a stable with the owner's horses (fed up every day without disturbing the privacy of the renters). n nLighted parking area adjacent to the property, accessible by a stone staircase that connects the garden to the car park. n n125 square meters [First Floor] plus 120 square meters [Ground Floor], the 2 floors are not communicating internally, each is accessed from outside only, from an external staircase and from the garden respectively. r n r nFirst Floor: r nOpen gallery r nBedrooms: 3 (2 doubles and 1 with a double and a single bed) r nDining room r n1 bathroom with wash basin, bidet, shower and wc r n1 toilet with wash basin and wc (hairdryers are available) r nKitchenette r n r nGround Floor: r nLiving room dining room r n1 Bathroom with basin, wc and shower r nKitchen sqm. 50 with professional equipment (Dishwasher, oven) r n r nPrivate garden for the exclusive use r nPrivate parking. r n r nCD Player, Mosquito screens, Hairdryer, Baby cot, Stone BBQ, Mobile BBQ, Wood stove Firewood.
Location:Barberino di Val d'Elsa, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Dishwasher, Internet Access, Iron, Kitchenette, Laundry, Oven, Shower, Swimming Pool
Activities:Restaurants, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Description:Fattoria Quercia al Poggio was once a rural village home to a small community of farm workers consisting of around 10 families, first share croppers then dependents of the estate. Vallombrosan monks also resided here until two centuries ago. At that time, the village was truly self sufficient: shepherds, farmers and woodcutters exchanged their goods and the remainder was then sold at the market. r nToday the owners have converted the village to offer guests the chance to enjoy a truly relaxing stay immersed in the Tuscan countryside. They personally follow each phase of the wine-making process in order to achieve a quality wine, sold both locally and internationally, to satisfy lovers of a genuine Chianti Classico. r nDistances: The nearest village is San Donato (grocer, chemist, baker), 8 km away. Car essential! Supermarkets, shops and restaurants are all a short drive away. r nAt Guest 's DisposalThe property is composed by 2 main parts: the apts Cappella with pool of mts 12x22 and about 400 mt far from these, the apartments Proneta with pool of mts 7x14. r nOur staff are delighted to welcome you and provide all the assistance you may require during your stay. r nAside from the 2 stunning swimming pools, there is also a tennis court for our guests 's use (also used as a volleyball court or five-a-side football pitch). r nWe can also organize shiatsu massages, cooking and art classes. r nThe units Cappella 1, 2 and 3 each have a barbecue on the terrace and also Cappella 4 has the use of a barbecue near the outdoor space. r nThe units at the house Proneta can use the 2 barbecues in front of the house. r nDuring the week it is possible to visit the cellars and taste and purchase the estatee28099s biological products including wine, extra-virgin olive oil and Vinsanto. r nQuercia al Poggio is perfectly situated in the heart of Tuscany offering the perfect chance to visit Florence, Siena, Pisa, Chianti and the seaside. r nWI-FI Internet (available only in the area of the reception) and in the PRONETA area r nExtra Services on request and NOT included in the rental price: r nFresh bread every morning. r nWeddings and Events: The owners require an extra charge of e282ac 2000 from June to September and e282ac 1000 from October to May, both for weekly rentals and also for shorter ones, this fee is paid 100% at the reservation. n nCappella 5 (4 people/110 smq). r nThe living area of this cool, welcoming, ground-floor apartment was recently restored. r nEntry is through a glass door that opens into the spacious dining and sitting room. On the left of the kitchenette with its oven and dishwasher is the corridor that leads to the two bathrooms, one with washing machine and shower and one with bath, and to the two double bedrooms. r nOutside is a charming sun shelter and wrought-iron table where you can savour the peace of the warm summer evenings.
Location:Rapolano Terme, Italy
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Child Friendly, Dishes, Fireplace, Internet Access, Laundry, Pets OK, Restaurant, Shower, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Description:Villa Buoninsegna is a big agricultural property with 320 hectares and a few apartments (in self-catering accommodation) for spending a pleasant green holiday, in the very heart of Tuscany, just 27 km from Siena. r nOur most important cultivations are vineyards and olive-trees: our Super Tuscan Red Wines and our Olive Oil, from organic agriculture, are sold directly on the property. A wide Mediterranean forest surrounds the whole estate, where we grow also corn and sunflowers. r nThe property is named after the big XVII century Noble Villa, with a typical and noble structure, built in the centre of the borgo. r nWe decided to give a more creative touch to the wine growing introducing Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz to create together with the Sangiovese grape IGT wines that by now have given us a lot of satisfaction. The olive groves were improved as well. In 1995 we started renovating the buildings of the property. The property is divided into 4 buildings, offering a total of 21 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms: r n1 building for Le Casce unit. r n1 building for the units: Colombaia, Podere Goito, Vinsantaia, Limonaia. r n1 building (the main villa) that includes: the restaurant, La Casina Buoninsegna and villa Buoninsegna. r n1 building for Fontesole. r nDistances: r nOnly 1,5 km from the Spa and thermal Bath in Rapolano Terme (special discounts and offers for the guests). r nParking within the grounds. r nAt guests ' disposal: There is a small pool 5m x 10m deep from 1,40m to 2m as well as a larger pool, 7mx14m deep 1,50m Internet Wi-Fi Available free of charge. There is also a baby bed and barbecue for the gueste28099s use r nWashing machine: the units Podere Goito, Casina Buoninsegna e Fontesole have a washing machine in each apartment, while the other apartments have a common laundry room. r nWe finally opened our new restaurant, reserved to our guests only. It is situated at the ground floor of the Villa Buoninsegna and its peculiarity is the large dining room with frescos on the vault, facing the garden with its lemon trees collection and the alley with cypresses. r nExtra ServicesHerewith the new services reserved to our guests, only on request: r nBreakfast r nDinner r nCooking Classes r nWine Tasting r nFull Board, Half Board, Brunch, Dinner for groups: (minimum 10 guests). r nWeddings r nVilla Buoninsegna is the perfect place to celebrate an Event. The XVII century Villa , the large lemon-trees garden , the swimming pools park, will welcome our guests to celebrate with elegance, simplicity and charm your wedding or an important anniversary, in a landscape of real beauty in the true Tuscan countryside. At our restaurant we can organize a banquet with traditional Tuscan dishes, cared by our cook Simona. All the ingredients we use in our restaurant are produced on the property or in farmhouses close by. We love personalizing our menus and create the Event together with our guests, always thinking of organizing a party for friends, a moment of joy and happiness. n nonly 1,5 km from the Spa and thermal Bath in Rapolano Terme (special discounts and offers for the guests) r n r nCrete Senesi r n r nWelcome to the worlde28099s most photographed panorama! There is indeed no piece of this landscape left that has not already become a snapshot. A wide sea of clay spreads out over the countryside Southeast of Siena: one evocative, soft hill follows the other, the few forests leave space to the endless stretches of wheat fields and grassland, able to change their colours with the succession of the seasons. r n r nThe Crete Senesi are indeed a quite different world. Someone has defined them as e2809cmoonscapee2809d, but only because he hasne28099t seen them in spring, when the explosion of nature makes the fields become green waves, caressed by the wind, or in autumn, when the farmerse28099 ploughs bring the clay back to the surface, with its beautiful violet shimmer. r n r nThe Crete are, without doubt, a land of agriculture. In the first place a land of wheat and land of the shepherds. Not by chance ite28099s famous for its sheepe28099s milk cheese, unique like the unmistakable flavour of the wild herbs that give their aroma to the sheepe28099s milk. Land of olive groves that produce the fine e2809cTerre di Sienae2809d oil with guarantee of origin (Dop). And right here in the area of the Crete one of the rarest and finest white truffles of Italy can be found. r n r nIn this clayey region with its endless horizons we do not find a lot of stone. Almost everything is made of bricks and therefore made of clay: the beautiful farmhouses that stay isolated on the top of a hill, lined by high cypress trees, the magnificent monuments that mark the territory like cardinal points, from the Abbey of Monte Oliveto (spiritual headquarter of the Crete Senesi, with a marvellous cloister with 16th century frescoes by Sodoma and Signorelli) to the fortified medieval storehouse for wheat Grancia di Cuna, from the castle of San Giovanni de28099Asso to the city walls of Buonconvento. r n r nOnly around Rapolano, land of the hot springs and the travertine, stone is a protagonist. Stone and bricks meet harmoniously in Asciano, chief city of this territory centuries ago, where we can admire side by side the Sienese city walls of the 14th century, the Romanesque architecture of the Basilica of Sante28099Agata and the artistic treasures of Palazzo Corboli, a glorious medieval city palace that today houses a rich museum. n nVilla of 180 sqm r nGround floor: r ndining room, kitchen, 1 double bedroom double sofc3a0 bed. r n1 bathroom with shower. r n First floor: r n2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, living room with fireplace. r nAir conditioning available only in the bedrooms on first floor. r nPrivate outdoor area.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:BBQ, Child Friendly, Fireplace, Oven, Pets OK, Swimming Pool
Description:Casale Reggello is located in the gently rolling Tuscan hills, between the wonderful towns of Pienza and Montepulciano, just a short distance from the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni. nReggello is a single House with 8/10 beds and as its own swimming pool and surrounding park. It has an external wood oven suitable for making pizza and bread and a separate barbecue. On the ground floor there is an open living room with a delightful open fire place and a dining room wich is connects to the kitchen through a characteristic rustic arch. The bedrooms, all ensuite, are individually designed to depict the local plants and fruits: Lavender room, Pomegranate room, Rose hip room and Strawberry tree room. First floor: Lavender room (double). Pomegranate room ( double), Rose hip room ( two single beds). Ground floor : Strawberry tree room (two queen-size beds).
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, Child Friendly, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Full kitchen, Internet Access, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Shower, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, Toaster, Wireless Internet Access
Description:FOR STAYS IN MS, HSS and HS seasons: booking confirmed within the 31st of March 2015: 15% discount, from the 1st April, booking confirmed 45 days before arrival date 10% discount. n nFOR STAYS IN LS and LSS seasons: booking confirmed within the 31st of March 2015: 20% discount, from the 1st April, booking confirmed 15 days before arrival date 10% discount. n n nRecently restored, Villa Tranquilla is an exclusive ground floor villa set in a stunning panoramic position with large French doors opening directly onto the garden. The villa, newly renovated using the traditional ancient Tuscan stone, has a modern atmosphere with contemporary furnishing and finishing. n nThe paved courtyard is equipped with table and chairs for your al fresco dinners enjoying the impressive views over the valleys and hills surrounding. n nPerfectly manicured lawns and a refreshing pool with central Jacuzzi bath complete this lovely picture immersed in the absolute quiet of nature for a dream holiday you will remember for years to come. n nAccommodation: Villa Tranquilla is 90 square meters completely on the ground floor and it sleeps 6 persons in 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. n nYou enter the villa on the ground floor where you will be welcomed by a spacious living room with sofas and fireplace, dining area with large dining table and the fully equipped kitchen with cooktop, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, American coffee maker and toaster. French doors give brightness to the room and allow direct access to the garden. n nOn the same floor you will find the master double bedroom with French doors opening onto the garden and a not working fireplace. The hallway leads to the private bathroom with shower. Another hallway leads to the other 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be put together). Both bedrooms have large glass doors to the garden and bathroom with shower. n nThe Villa provides wi-fi internet connexion (hotspot or ADSL line) air conditioning and heating system throughout. Each bedroom has its own hairdryer and a washing machine is available at the property. n nGarden & Swimming pool: You access the fully fenced property through the automatic gate and enter the carefully manicured garden with velvet lawns and olive trees. The stone paved courtyard is completed by garden furniture and offers a panoramic area organized with table and chairs for your al fresco dinners. n nThe pool area is perfectly equipped with sunbeds and sun umbrellas and the pool (8 x 5m. Depth 90cm e28093 1m approx.) has an original central Jacuzzi hydromassage. n nThe extensive grounds of the villa are well lighted for you to enjoy your evenings in the open air.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, Fireplace, Internet Access, Restaurant, Smoking OK, Swimming Pool, TV, Wireless Internet Access
Description:Nice complex comprising 12 units (one is occupied by the property owners), quietly situated on the hills surrounding Arezzo. This property, dating back to the 12th century, offers a main building and some outbuildings, all of which nicely furnished in a rustic style. r nOutside guests can enjoy use of a large, well-kept, terraced garden with beautiful, fenced-in pool. r nThis property offers beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding landscape and Arezzo in the distance. r nDistances: Capolona with general stores approx. 5 km away, Arezzo (railway station with daily trains to Florence and Rome) 18 km away, Poppi 20 km, the charming town of Cortona 50 km, Siena 90 km away, Florence 95 km, Perugia 100 km away. r nAt guestse28099 disposal: large, terraced garden, shared swimming-pool (12 x 6 m e28093 min. depth 1 m e28093 max. depth 2,4 m e28093 open from 01/05 through 30/10), laundry with washing-machine (free of charge). WI-FI internet connection available (free of charge). r nParking within the grounds. r nExtra Services: 2 baby beds (upon request). Maid service by arrangement e282ac 15,- / per hour (to be paid on the spot). Upon request it is possible to organize dinners and small events in the property restaurant (available only upon request for the property guests). n n60 m2 r n1st floor (small, nice access door e28093 access via a personal furnished outdoor area): living-room with fireplace, dining area (satellite TV) and kitchen corner, bathroom with bathtub (hairdryer), bedroom with a single bed. r n2 steps up: double bedroom.
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Air Conditioning, BBQ, Balcony, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Computer Access, DVD Player, Deck, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Internet Access, Iron, Ironing Board, Jacuzzi, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster
Description:Villa Castello is a luxurious castle. It sleeps 12 people. From Villa Castello you will enjoy a charming view of the Tuscan countryside and of the Chianti valley. Villa Castello is 500 square meters (5380 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private terrace, a private garden, air conditioning (please read description below to check in which rooms the units are installed) and winter heating. n nYou will be roughly 3 km (1.8 miles) from Castelfiorentino , where you will find restaurants, the shops and public transportation. n nTo stay at Villa Castello you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge in a parking lot. n nVilla Castello is a magnificient castle of the 13th Century. It is a veritable testimony to luxury, beauty, and absolute privacy. n nThe castle stands in the heart of the world-famous Chianti Valley, just thirty minutes from Florence . This graceful country residence is located near the ancient town of Castelfiorentino and is steeped in history. Its origins date back to the early years of the 13th century when a powerful Longobard clan from the Elsa Valley chose this site for their castle, later converted into the elegant villa you can see today. The family owned the property until the 17th century. One can still see vestiges of its ancient origins in the square brick tower, with its compelling merlons jutting against the sky, and in the walls still standing erect, as if providing protection for a treasure of inestimable worth. n nThe castle was built on the Via Francigena, ancient via maestra, or main route, which joined Canterbury to Rome . The beginning of the second millennium saw this route travelled by thousands of pilgrims on their voyage to the Holy City, as Europe was crossed by a multitude of souls in search of the perduta Patria Celeste, or lost Heavenly Fatherland. This route, not only bearing testimony to the importance of medieval pilgrimages, was also a road of intense commercial exchanges, used also by armies for their movements. n nToday the castle is a marvellously exclusive villa, where one breathes an atmosphere rich with history. Finely restored to preserve its original historical and architectural characteristics, it is an ideal place for feeling in touch with the past, while at the same time enjoying all the comforts of an exclusive and noble residence. The interior is furnished with special attention being given to detail and elegance. Original and antique objects such as statues, pieces of armour and frescoes decorate the numerous large castle rooms, giving the dreamy sense of a noble dwelling. One of the first guests to stay at the villa since the renovation, the actress Julia Roberts, felt compelled to send for her favourite photographer in LA to come to take photos of her holidaying. n nThe castle 's strategic position among the surrounding gently rolling hills offers a truly one-of-a-kind panorama looking out over the vineyards, olive groves, fields and forests of Chianti. n nThe main facade opens out onto a large terraced lawn, where a stately magnolia tree and numerous vases of colourful flowers appear suspended in air and in time. In fact, the grounds of the castle are perched on top of a small hill, and here in the garden one enjoys a magnificent sense of space and freedom while taking in the panorama of the surrounding countryside. n nDescending to a lower level, on one of castle 's bastions, one arrives at the edge of the large swimming pool, just another one of the castle 's perfect spots for carefree moments of relaxation, surrounded by breathtaking views. Complementing all of this is the lovely outdoor limonaia, or conservatory, furnished as a glassed-in sitting room, where one can comfortably enjoy the fresh perfumed air of the countryside. n nTo make it a perfect location for celebrating weddings, there is also an adjoining chapel, part of the castle 's original structure. This Chapel is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew and it was restored in XVIII century. n nThe swimming pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long. The swimming pool area is equipped with deck chairs, sun loungers and an external shower. It is partly shaded by an elegant porch. The pool is open from the beginning of May until the end of September. n nThe garden is partly shaded by a gazebo, and there is a table to sit 12 guests. In the garden you will find a portable barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a broad view of the Tuscan countryside. n nThe first living room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling is vaulted. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two sofas and two armchairs. There is an impressive fireplace made of stone. The room has six arched windows with a view of the garden. n nThe ceiling of the second living room has white exposed wood beams. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two sofas and an armchair. There is an age-old and impressive fireplace. In this room you will find a satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. n nThe dining room is paved with Tuscan terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are classic, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate 12 guests. There is an age-old fireplace made of stone. From the dining room you will be able to enter the garden through two French doors. n nThe ceiling of the study has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are classic, and include some antique pieces. They include two armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of bricks. In this room you will find a personal computer with broadband Internet connection. n nThe kitchen is very well equipped, with a five-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and other small appliances. There is a table to seat ten guests. n nYou will be able to enter the first bedroom from a living room. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a Jacuzzi bathtub. n nThe half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. n nThe ceiling of the second bedroom is frescoed. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is an age-old and impressive fireplace made of stone. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony with a view of the garden through a French door. n nThe third bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). n nThe fourth bedroom has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has two windows with a view of the garden. n nThe fifth bedroom has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). n nThe first bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nThe second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nThe third bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a bathtub. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nThe fourth bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor. n nIn the laundry room you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal. n nThe third living room is paved with terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa. n nThe ceiling of the sixth bedroom is vaulted. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). There is an age-old fireplace made of stone. From the bedroom you will be able to enter a small balcony with a view of the garden through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. n nShow tourist attractions and points of interest for this holiday home. n nAdditional amenities include: charming surroundings, winter heating, view on the valley, luxury property.