Villa Chiana villa in Tuscany, Arezzo villa, holiday in Italian villa,
Description from the manager
(Minimum of one week rental required) Minimum rental one week rental Saturday to Saturday except for urban apartments. Nestled high in the hills between the Chiana and Arno valleys, Villa Chiana has been authentically restored to an exacting standard. Once home to about thirty contadini, or peasant farmers, Villa Chiana accommodates up to 18 guests in nine bedrooms.
Private without being remote, Villa Chiana sits in the middle of over one thousand acres of vineyards, olive groves and farmland. Groceries and other essentials are a ten minutes' drive away. The house is strategically located to provide easy access in under two hours to practically every major attraction in Tuscany.
Villa Chiana is situated on six fully landscaped acres and features an 8 x 16 meter swimming pool; children's wading pool; poolhouse with shower, toilets and changing room; wood burning beehive pizza ovenand outdoor patios for al fresco dining.
The owners provide concierge service and can arrange for horseback riding, yoga, massages, cooking classes, art and wine tours and even help you plan a wedding!
Daily maid service and continental breakfast are included in the rental. Ground Floor
Main entry foyer two steps down from arched front door, containing main staircase, doors to kitchen and living room and arched door to internal courtyard (East exposure).
Four-arched living room with 3 sofas, four upholstered armchairs, round table with armchairs for 6, CD player, oriental area rugs, French doors to exterior terraces and garden (North and East exposures).
Seven steps down from living room to dining room with mahogany dining table and Tuscan upholstered chairs (seats up to 16), Oak sideboard, matching mahogany side tables, arched French doors leading to interior courtyard (North exposure).
Single step up from dining room to kitchen with pass-through, refrigerator, electric stove/4 burner gas cook top, double carrara marble sink, dishwasher, carrara marble and cherry countertops, French doors to exterior terraces/garden (North exposure).
Two steps down from dining room to hall/cantina containing oil and wine with entries to study and bedroom (West exposure).
Study with glass floor revealing 11th century foundations, upholstered armchair with ottoman, writing table with chairs, French doors leading to exterior terraces and garden (North and West exposures).
Bedroom 1 with ensuite bath (standing shower) decorated with hand painted blue ceramic tile; five steps down from entry/bath landing to main room containing large armoire, dresser, queen wrought iron canopy bed, night tables, chaise longue, oriental rug, French doors leading to semiprivate terrace with teak furniture (West exposure).
Main kitchen four steps down from main entry foyer with 1) dishwashing station containing sink, stainless steel countertop and commercial high-speed dishwasher; 2) North American style large stainless steel refrigerator/freezer; 3) utility room with washer; 4) cooking area with 90 cm wide electric oven, extra large travertine sink, travertine countertops and large peninsula with four burner gas cook top and three barstools; 5) large second cooking area with Lacanche stove (five burner gas cook top, built in pasta boiler/steamer, 120 cm electric oven), microwave oven, pantry, travertine countertop, stainless steel island; 6) washing station with stainless steel countertop and commercial double under counter refrigerator; French doors leading to herb garden/barbecue and French doors leading to interior courtyard (South and North exposures).
Family/conference room seven steps down from main kitchen containing fireplace, large cypress breakfront, sofa, upholstered armchairs, large farm table with extending leaves seating 14, satellite television, CD player, arched French doors leading to exterior dining terrace under ancient oak tree and mature bay hedge (South exposure).
Interior paved courtyard with French terracotta planters, climbing hydrangea, connecting entry foyer, large kitchen and dining room.
Second Floor Wing (up 8 steps from landing)
Bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 consisting of half bath plus full bath (bathtub with standing shower) decorated with hand painted aquamarine ceramic tile, bidet (South exposure).
Bedroom 2 with dresser, armoire, desk, two single beds* with night tables and Oriental rug, shares bath with bedroom 3 (South exposure).
Bedroom 3 with dresser, armoire, queen bed with wrought iron headboard and canopy, night tables, marble corner sink and Oriental rug, shares bath with bedroom 2 (South exposure).
Large Bedroom 4 with dresser, armoire, daybed (with extra mattress), side table, vanity, two extra long single beds*, night tables, ensuite bath (bathtub with standing shower) with hand painted burnt umber ceramic tiles (South and West exposures).
Third Floor Wing (up 8 steps from second floor)
Double door entry off stair landing into salon (former Tuscan kitchen) with oversized fireplace, upholstered armchairs, farm table, color satellite television, stone farm sink, oriental rug (East exposure).
Bedroom 5 off salon with armoire, dresser, antique queen wrought iron bed, oriental rug and ensuite bath (bathtub with standing shower) with white and rose hand painted ceramic tiles (South and East exposures).
Bedroom 6 off salon with armoire, dresser and queen bed with antique wrought iron headboard, Oriental rug (West exposure).
Bathroom off salon (across from bedroom 6) with second washer in anteroom, walk in standing shower decorated with hand painted ceramic tile in geometric pattern, bidet, oversized pedestal sink (West exposure).
Five steps down from salon to loft open at South end to dining room below, upholstered armchairs, tables, leather topped double partners' desk, oriental rugs (North and South exposures).
Small step down to bedroom 7 off loft with armoire, dresser, two antique wrought iron single beds*, night tables, oriental rug and ensuite bath (bathtub with standing shower) with oversized pedestal sink and hand painted ceramic tiles with classical Roman motifs (West exposure).
Five steps down to large Bedroom 8 off organ loft with armoire, dresser, writing desk, two antique wrought iron single beds*, night tables, oriental rug and ensuite bath with walk-in standing shower decorated with hand painted ceramic tiles in cherub design (North, East and West exposures).
Fourth Floor Wing (up 9 steps from third floor)
Large Loggia containing five arched windows with removable window frames (three fixed and two opening).
Two steps up to Bedroom 9 containing a suite of rooms: living room with large chestnut armoire, mahogany dresser and pullout queen bed, ensuite bath with standing shower and bedroom (up 7 steps) containing junior queen bed and dresser (South, East and West exposures).
North Terrace consisting of upper and lower garden with stone drywall, upper and lower paved terraces with iron breakfast table and four chairs, lounge chairs and side tables.
Paved dining terrace with vine-covered pergola, large dining table (seats 12) and small dining table (seats 4) with Western views over the Arno valley towards Florence.
Beehive brick pizza oven in stand-alone building with 3 meter diameter oven.
Raised Garden at front entry planted with apple trees, pomegranate, lavender and typical Tuscan plantings.
Fruit orchard planted with figs, cherries, apricot, facing olive grove (situated between Raised Garden and Pool).
8 x 16 meter pool (1.5 meters to 2.5 meters deep) in fully landscaped terrace surrounded by grass on three sides and on fourth side by pool house (1/2 bath and full bath with standing shower, refrigerator) and shaded terrace, exterior shower, 6 lounge chairs, umbrella, pool towels, attached children's pool with built-in bench (80 cm deep) two steps up on raised terrace, waterfall between children's and main pool with built-in bench under cascade; Western views over the Arno valley towards Florence.
6 car covered parking area with additional uncovered parking.
Additional amenities include: living room, car recommended, views, caretaker, family room, staff available, heating, crib, gardener available, dining room, video player DVD, cook available please inquire, study room, pool 8 x 16 meters....Read more
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