Villa Albert is a lovely country manor house with a dark pink façade contrasting perfectly with the azure skies and green fields that surround it, a totally unspoilt panorama of rolling Tuscan hills and meadows, all part of the estate. In the grounds close to the villa is a large swimming pool the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility, and in the garden there are tables and chairs shaded by gazebos for dining al fresco. When you can tear yourself away the treasures of Southern Tuscany are easily reached by car.
The villa itself is spread over two floors, ground and firs...t, and is actually four apartments all interconnected with each other so they have the bonuses of each having a living/dining room with kitchen area and fireplace, yet there is space for the whole party to dine together both indoors and outdoors. Villa Albert, originally a country house, has been fully restored whilst retaining all the original Tuscan characteristics such as terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and pretty archways. The furnishings are all in keeping with Tuscan style with many family heirlooms and antique pieces creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The villa in total has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, One of the apartments on the ground floor is suitable for disabled guests, and extra persons can be accommodated on settees which convert to extra beds on request. All of the rooms on the ground floor have patio doors opening onto the garden and the upper floor is interconnected via an internal staircase. This beautiful villa has a lovely private swimming pool (15m x 7.5m) furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas, and there is plenty of space for relaxing and dining al fresco in the villas garden where there are gazebos with tables and chairs and a barbecue for guests use. The attentive owners have also added the modern comforts of Wifi internet connection, satellite televisions and a laundry room.
The local village with a grocers shop is 6 km away and there is a supermarket and more facilities in the larger town of San Quirico dOrcia. As the villa is just off the old Roman road that leads from Siena to Rome its a great location from which to tour the area. Its a real treat to lazily explore Montalcino and Montepulciano, renowned for their excellent wine, Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese, the many ancient spa towns, and even Siena itself, all within easy driving distance. Further south, the interesting town of Orvieto, Lake Bolsena and even Rome, are lovely day trips out.
Ground Floor: Living room with settee, fireplace, dining table and chairs and kitchen area with hob (4 gas rings), small oven (microwave/grill), fridge/freezer > Bedroom with double bed and gallery floor with single bed > Ensuite shower room with shower (suitable for disabled), basin and w.c > Communal room > Washroom with basin and w.c.
Living room with settee (which can convert to a bed on request), large fireplace, dining table and chairs and kitchen area with hob (5 gas rings) microwave/grill, fridge/freezer > 3 double bedrooms (one of which can convert to a twin on request, one of which has a gallery floor with sitting/reading area) > 3 ensuite shower rooms with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
First floor: Living room with settee (which can convert to a bed on request), fireplace, dining table and chairs and kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings), small oven and fridge > Bedroom with double and single bed and ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
Living room with fireplace, dining table and chairs and kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings) electric oven, fridge > Bedroom with double and single bed and ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c. > 2 Double bedrooms > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
Central heating* > Garden > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Laundry room with washing machine > Satellite television > Dishwasher on ground floor > Wi Fi internet connection > Parking > 3km to nearest restaurant > 6 km to grocers shop > 13 km to the town of San Quirico dOrcia. (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
Additional amenities include: oven: standard + microwave, heating, garden: large.Read more
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