Villa Olivia is a large Tuscan Manor house on a lovely estate in the hills between Arezzo and Siena. Perfect for larger parties seeking peace and tranquillity, this spacious country villa retains many of its original characteristics such as oak beams, fireplaces and lovely arched windows. The private swimming pool, situated in a pretty spot in the garden in front of the villa, is surrounded by olive groves and trees creating the perfect oasis from which to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Tuscan countryside.
The villa itself is built on a slope so although on various levels connect...ed by internal stair cases, each level has a ground floor external access. The accommodation is centred around the main body of the villa which has lovely large arched windows and the two wings on either side. Villa Olivia is very spacious and comfortably furnished in simple country style with many family heirlooms and wooden beams creating a warm atmosphere of a past era.
On the ground level of the villa is a large living room with sofas, armchairs, fireplace and satellite television which opens directly onto the villas terrace overlooking the gorgeous garden and swimming pool. On the same level is a billiard room and a bathroom. On the upper floor is a large dining room and a traditional kitchen complete with fireplace. Both rooms have lovely arched windows framing a view of the grounds. At various levels and spread over the villa are a total of nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms, as well as two further little sitting rooms both with table, chairs and fireplace. On the upper floor of the central part of the villa are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom (which converts to a double on request) and a single bedroom as well as three bathrooms (one with bath the other two with shower). In the two wings are a further twin bedroom (which converts to a double on request), a bathroom, a double bedroom with ensuite shower room, a suite style bedroom with double bed, sitting area and ensuite bathroom, a bedroom with double bed with fireplace, kitchen corner and ensuite bathroom. There is a further section with access directly to the garden with a double bedroom with fireplace and ensuite shower room, a kitchen area and a bathroom.
In front of the villa there is a large paved terrace furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco, and there is a barbecue for guests use. Situated in a lovely position in the garden is a pretty swimming pool (12m x 6m). There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer available. Just 2.3 kms from Villa Olivia there is a restaurant and grocers shop, a further selection are available 4kms away and there is a larger town with supermarket and more amenities at Bucine. Villa Olivia is a great base from which to explore the area. Both Arezzo and Siena are just half an hours drive away and Florence is easily reached. The lovely villages and local vineyards of the Chianti area can be lazily explored.
Large living room with settees, armchairs, fireplace, satellite television > Billiard room with billiard table and bar corner with fridge > Bath/w.c > Dining room with 2 tables and seating > Kitchen with (cooker 6 gas rings) gas oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher > 2 Double bedrooms > 3 Twin bedrooms (which can convert to doubles on request) > Single bedroom > 2 shower w/c > 3 Bath w/c > Suite with double bed, sitting area and ensuite bath w.c. > 2 Double bedrooms with fireplace, kitchen corner and ensuite bath /w.c. (one with access directly to the garden) > Kitchen area > 2 small sitting rooms with table, chairs and fireplace
Terrace > Large garden > Barbecue > Private swimming pool > Satellite television > Laundry room with washing machine and dryer > Parking > Spacious enclosed grounds > Home cooked meals/local chef on request * > Heating* > Telephone* > Internet connection Wifi > Maid service on request* > 2.3 km to restaurant and grocers shop > 4km to nearest small town. (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
Additional amenities include: heating, oven: standard, garden: large.Read more
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