Villa Talamone is a totally unique villa, in a magical position overlooking the clear blue sea of the Maremma. Originally an ancient watch tower, the villa has been fully restored and the spectacular panoramas can be enjoyed from its terraces and from the swimming pool below. A walkway leads down to the sea shore and the villas private sun deck.
This wonderful property is in such a romantically beautiful position that a James Bond movie was recently filmed here. The views of the Tuscan coastline are absolutely superb, as is the scenery all around, with the clear blue sea and azure skies co...ntrasting perfectly with lush green countryside, and lovely harbours, and fishing villages dotting the landscape.
A private road leads to the property, once you have recovered from the spectacular views you can enjoy the interior of the villa. On entering on the right hand side there is a little dining room with fireplace, table and chairs from which you access two of the villas lovely bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite). On the left of the entrance corridor there is a fully equipped kitchen and further double bedroom also with ensuite bathroom.
From the corridor steps lead to the first floor of the villa where there is a luminous lounge with gorgeous views and air conditioning. At one end is a sitting area with settees, armchairs, satellite television, Dvd player and fireplace and at the other a dining table and chairs, as well as a little kitchenette. This lovely room opens onto a terrace furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco and sunloungers, an absolutely spectacular spot for relaxing or dining al fresco whilst enjoying the magnificent sea views stretching as far as to admire the Tuscan islands of Giglio and Montecristo on the horizon.
In another wing of the villa reached via a little staircase from the small ground floor dining area, is the ancient watchtower where there is a characteristic bedroom with fireplace, four poster bed, and on the level above reached by wooden stairs a small shower room and dressing area. From here there is access to a little terrace at the top of the tower.
Close to the main villa is a lovely annex which is fully air conditioned and has a sitting room and two further double bedrooms (one with four poster bed) each with ensuite shower room.
There is plenty of space for relaxing at the villa, the panoramic terrace is a wonderful spot and from there steps lead to a further terrace area below where there is a swimming pool (6m x 4m) surrounded by wooden sun deck. Its a joy to dine alfresco and enjoy a barbecue whilst savouring the beautiful sunset. The villa even has its own walkway leading down the rocky beach and sea shore, where there is a further sun deck and from every angle there are gorgeous sea views.
The area is a popular playground for the rich and famous with gorgeous yachts moored in the harbours next to traditional fishing boats and the countryside is rich in flora and fauna, the renowned national park of the Maremma is in fact close by and can be explored on foot, horseback and bike. The town of Fonteblanda is just over 1 km away and has a variety of shops, and facilities. When you can tear yourself away there are many interesting towns to explore within easy driving distance, as well has a host of pretty beaches along the coast.
Ground floor: Little dining room with fireplace table and chairs > Double bedroom (which can convert to a twin on request) > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, basin, bidet and w.c. > Kitchen with cooker (6 gas rings), oven, fridge /freezer, dishwasher > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath / shower, basin, bidet and w.c.
First floor: Living room with dining table and chairs, settees, armchairs, fireplace, satellite television and Dvd player > Kitchenette with 2 ring hob and fridge > Panoramic terrace.
Tower wing: First floor bedroom with four poster bed and fireplace, small shower room on level above.
Annex: 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Sitting room > Air conditioning throughout annex.
General facilities: Air conditioning in lounge > Ceiling fans in bedrooms (main villa) > Swimming pool > Terraces > Washer/dryer> Heating > Barbeque > Wi Fi Internet access in main villa > Fly screens > Maid service 6 days a week > Mid week linen change > Pool towels provided > Chef and extra services available on request* > 1 km to the town of Fonteblanda. (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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