Villa Ghibellini is an secluded private villa in a wonderful position in the hills close to Florence. Beautifully furnished in a tasteful mixture of Tuscan antique style with modern additions, the villa is extremely comfortable and spacious. A highlight is the beautiful covered terrace which runs the length of the villa and is the perfect spot for relaxing and dining al fresco. Adjacent to the house in the lovely garden is a private swimming pool with wonderful views of the Florentine Chianti hills beyond.
The villa itself is built on the two levels. The ground level has a light... and airy atmosphere thanks to the large windows and patio doors which open onto the lovely terrace and garden. Set out in beautiful open plan style with very tasteful furnishings and many antiques is the living area, which consists of a spacious lounge area with stone surround fireplace and settees, a dining area with table, chairs and fireplace and a well equipped kitchen with all modern appliances. On the same floor sliding glass doors lead to a lovely suite with double four poster bed and ensuite bathroom. This unusual suite is wonderfully light with large windows and patio doors leading directly out onto the garden and pool.
A stone staircase leads to a mezzanine floor and the upper level where there is a pretty double bedroom complete with ensuite shower room. A second staircase leads to the master bedroom again with ensuite shower room and there is a walk in wardrobe. Each bedroom is decorated in a unique manner in very tasteful style and both have sloping ceilings and large automated windows in the roof giving a luminous feel.
Villa Ghibellini opens onto a beautiful covered terrace which runs the length of the house and is furnished with lovely wrought iron, crystal topped table, chairs, comfy garden sofas and easy chairs. The perfect spot for dining al fresco or relaxing whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside. The beautiful gardens are very well maintained and in a sunny position adjacent to the villa is an azure swimming pool (8m x 4.5m) for a refreshing swim. From the pool, gardens and terrace there are beautiful views over the estates own olive groves and chestnut woods, with a backdrop of the Chianti hills beyond. Villa Ghibellini of course comes complete with a host of modern comforts and facilities including satellite television, Dvd player, stereo, dishwasher, and Wi Fi internet connection. Light maid service and towel change are provided mid week.
Although immersed in beautiful surrounding countryside, amazingly Villa Ghibellini is just 20 minutes drive away from the centre of the city of Florence with its gorgeous Renaissance architecture and many art treasures. Other Tuscan jewels such as Siena and San Gimignano are easily reached by car, as are the delights of the Chianti wine region. The main designer outlets are close by if you fancy a spot of shopping. Various extra facilities, such as laundry service and local chef are available on request (payable locally).Electricity costs are payable locally. Local food shops and amenities are just 5 minutes drive away in the nearby village of San Donato.
Villa Ghibellini can be rented together with another private villa, Villa Guelfi (7 persons) with its own swimming pool on the same estate, to accommodate larger parties. Both villas share the same entrance driveway into the estate enclosed via electric gate.
Ground Level: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer and dishwasher > Open plan living room with lounge area with settees and fireplace, dining area with table, chairs and fireplace > Suite with double four poster bed and ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Large covered terrace.
Mezzanine/Upper level: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Master bedroom with double bed and ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > Walk in wardrobe.
General facilities: Large garden > Large covered terrace > Swimming pool > Barbecue > Satellite television > DVD player > Fly screens > Mid week light maid service (2 hours) included > Midweek towel change > Pool towels provided > Wi Fi Internet access > Air conditioning in bedrooms* > Central heating > Electricity* > Local chef/extra maid service available on request* > Laundry service on request* > Laundry with washing machine and dryer > Parking > Olive oil available for purchase > 5 minutes drive to local shops at the village of San Donato > Florence 15 km approx
150 Kwh per week of electricity included extra consumption payable locally.
Services marked * are payable locally
Additional amenities include: oil, heating, oven: standard.Read more
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