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Historic, Luxury, Rural, Village
Description from the manager
Villa del Vescovo â€“ Doccia â€“ Florence 6 Bedrooms (4 double, 2 single) â€“ Pool
Villa del Vescovo was built from the 13th till the 18th century and is a recently restored property located near the small village of Doccia, on the hills of Florence, inside the Rufina county one of the 7 defined zones for producing Chianti. The villa is on three floors and a tower in the middle of the roof. The main entrance is at the first floor from the parking area back of the house.
Ground Floor. All the rooms are connected to the garden: the kitchen is one of the highlights of the villa; completely furnished with a state of the art industrial... style gas stove, a large electric oven and with a working table in the middle. One refrigerator is in the kitchen (there is a freezer in the pantry as well as another fridge). Next to the Living Room is the main dining room with large antique walnut dining table with will seat up to 12 persons. The Living Room, which is the main gathering area of in the house, complete with fireplace, stereo system and television with satellite access. On the ground floor you will also find a powder room, the stocked pantry, staff quarter and the laundry. The chapel is on this level of the Villa, with entry from the garden. Recently has been transformed in a nice small library with a complete collection of Italian and French literature from XIX and XX century.
On the first floor, coming from outside, there is the main entry into the villa. From the hall you will find the following rooms: a second living room with fireplace, satellite TV and stereo. The master bedroom (Bishop Suite) with a king size bed, en suite bathroom with ancient tub, separate shower, his and her dressing rooms. An additional dining room with fireplace. The second bedroom (Princess Bedroom) has a french size bed and en suite bathroom with shower and a spacious closet. The third bedroom (Blue Bedroom) has a queen size bed. An additional powder/bathroom room is on this floor.
Second Floor. From the staircase you arrive at the second floor where are: the second suite (Birds Bedroom) with a queen size bed with a fantastic view on the tuscany hills. Connected to the bedroom a sitting room or a single bedroom for a child. Across the hall a lovely bathroom with antique tub with shower head. A second queen size bed, known as the Library bedroom (with English, German and Russian literature) for the two bookshelves on bothside of the window and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Tower. The tower of Villa del Vescovo is reached by climbing one flight of stairs. The Studio in the tower is a wonderful place to work, read, listen to music, or it can actually be used as a single bedroom as there is a single bed in the room. There is a terrace on this level which looks over the valleys of the southern hills of Florence. This is one of the most perfect views as there is no industry visible, only rolling hills dotted with olive groves, a few castles and farm houses. Midway up the stairs there is a wonderful bathroom, which has a large shower and a beautiful view. This bathroom can be also used as a suplementary bathroom for one of Bedroom of second floor.
The Garden. The garden with a terrace structure surrounds the house over about one hectare.The entrance in the backyard is connected with a large parking area for 6 cars. On the front there is a wide terrace faces to the valley. On one side of the house there is a plenty and fresh area, under the shadow of an old cypress, where you can dine and enjoy the view during the favorable season. From this area through the olive trees you can reach the staircase, covered by thyme, that takes you to the swimming pool. Walking down from the front terrace, you reach the fruit garden: pears, apples, figues, apricots, kakis, nuts and cherries are the protagonists of this area. Lower down you will see the vegetable garden where, according to the season, are picked the vegetables for the meals in the Villa. The swimming pool. The pool is twenty by five meters (60 by 15 feet) and is set with 15th century stones on the borders surrounded by plush manicured lawns, lavander, brooms and wild roses. Here you can enjoy your time and spend beautiful days, tanning and swimming even during the night thanks to the lighting system inside and around the pool. Depth is uniform at 1.50 meters (5 feet). A ladder in a corner makes the entrance into the water very easy. A large sun umbrella and teak sun beds with mattresses are available for 6 people. There is also a brass shower head above an antique marble shower plate, for outdoor shower.
Distances and Airport service: Molino del Piano 4 Km, Pontassieve 15 Km, Florence Center 32 Km, Florence Airport 40 Km. The Villa has a Land Rover with 7 seats or 4 seats and luggage space. Staff. The Villa house keeper is Spanish and Italian speaking. He will take care of the house, cleaning and daily maid service and can help in the kitchen at the clients disposal.Read more
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