Classic formal Italian gardens, arched stone doorways and painted ceilings, an antique swimming pool surrounded by statues, views of rolling hills and a walled medieval village. If this sounds like the ideal Italian villa vacation, this villa in Tuscany, Italy, is the choice for you. This estate surrounding this holiday villa in Tuscany includes everything it began with in the thirteenth century-- from wine cellars to a church and stables. At this Tuscany villa rental in northern Siena, you will be the master of your own domain! Spend days wandering through over five hundred acres of vineyards, olive groves, and gardens; or organize and outin...g to one of the nearby cities... including Siena and Florence. However you chose to spend your days, Tuscany will not disappoint you.
(250 hectares) This villa in Tuscany, which has been owned by the same family since the 17th century, is part of a 13th century hamlet that includes an old farmhouse, wine cellars, olive oil mills, a carpenter shop, a small church, and stables. The property contains vineyards that produce a wonderful Chianti Classico, olive trees (which produce a tasty extra virgin olive oil), hay fields, and woods. The estate offers a view of rolling hills, the walled town of Monteriggioni, and in the distance, the towers of San Gimignano. Cypress trees line the unpaved, 500 meter driveway to the villa. The private area surrounding the villa consists of an Italian garden equipped with large sunshades, wooden deck chairs, and a marble table with wrought iron chairs for eight people. The swimming pool is surrounded by classical statues, and there is a bocce court in the back garden. There is ample room for parking on the property. The friendly and hospitable owners live on the third floor of the villa (with a separate entrance), and the guardians, as well as other farmers, live on the estate. The owners' dogs have their own enclosed garden; however, they can be heard during their daily walks on the property!
Besides this villa (which can accommodate eight people), there are other properties available for rent on the same Tuscan estate. There is a farmhouse (sleeps 12) and another farmhouse (sleeps 12, or two units that sleep four and eight). The entire estate can accommodate a total of 34 people. There is ample room for parking on the property. Overall, the house is a perfect retreat for family farmhouse vacations in Italy.
(1,200 m2) Each floor is 400 m2. The faded elegance of 17th century Tuscan living is apparent throughout the villa. The dining room, the ballroom, the Empire bedroom, and the Egyptian library are decorated with frescos and original furniture.
Ground floor: The ground floor has a large sitting room with frescos, decorated ceilings, columns, and fireplaces. There is a dining room area with seating for six. French doors open into the Italian garden. There is a billiard room and a modern kitchen with a big wooden table and a view of the back garden. A door leads to a shower room and two toilets.
First floor: A cherry wood staircase leads up to the first floor, where the main entrance is located. There is a beautiful dining room decorated with frescos (seats up to 20 people), a library, and a sitting room. There are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Cardinal bedroom has a double bed, two windows, and a fireplace. The Dutch bedroom has a queen bed, two windows, and a little sitting room with a library and telephone. The Cardinal and Dutch bedrooms share a bathroom with tub, bidet, WC, and wonderful views of Monteriggioni. The Empire bedroom has a double bed with a canopy, a private sitting room, and an ensuite bathroom with tub, bidet and WC. There is also a laundry room.
Available Amenities: Swimming pool (11m x 6m x 2m; open May 1st – mid October), cleaning service 2 hours/day Mon-Sat, fax machine, filter coffee pot, Italian coffee pot, bocce court, table tennis.
Extra Services: For an extra cost, additional cleaning services and mountain bikes are available. Cooking lessons are also available (€100/person; minimum four people, maximum six). Private concerts (classical, jazz, lyrical, folk, and other music) can be arranged. Dinner services (€45/person; minimum six people; wine not included in price) are available. All extra services must be requested at the time of booking.
Please note: The villa does not have heating, so it is not available for rent in the winter months. No children under the age of 14 are allowed on the property, due to the antiques inside the villa and around the pool.
Additional amenities include: pool table, iron and board, housekeeping available - extra cost, housekeeping - included, cd, hair dryer, bike, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, window screens - whole house.
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