Villa Il Castello, whose origins date back to 13th Century, is an elegant country villa in a perfect position enjoying fabulous unspoilt views over the sweeping Chianti countryside. Surrounded by gardens with lawns and terraces, the villa has its own private swimming pool and chapel. Carefully restored to its former splendour, the villa retains the original characteristics of a historic country residence with added modern comforts to discreetly provide unique and exclusive accommodation.
Originally the residence of a noble Tuscan family, the villas interiors are spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. On the ground floor there are two large living rooms with fireplaces, comfortable settees and armchairs, a sumptuous dining room with fireplace and French windows opening onto the courtyard, a fully equipped eat in kitchen where breakfast is served, a study with computer/internet connection and a washroom with basin and w.c. On the same floor is also a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On the first floor of the villa are four more beautiful bedrooms and four bathrooms. Across the courtyard is the original 12th century tower which now forms a suite, with a lounge on the ground floor, a double bedroom and shower room on the first floor and a roof terrace.
Close to the villa is its private chapel and adjacent 'Limonaia' a casual sitting room which has beautiful arched windows and a roof terrace with a magnificent panorama. The Limonaia opens onto a large patio with table and chairs for dining al fresco. Set in a private position on its own terrace below the villa, is its private swimming pool (10m x 5m) which is surrounded by lawns and shaded on one side by a covered loggia.
Although situated in the heart of the unspoilt Chianti countryside Villa Il Castello is only 4km from the town of Castelfiorentino. Florence,Siena and San Gimignano are easily accessible. The resident caretakers live in a private apartment in a wing of the villa, they maintain and service the property, prepare breakfast, and are happy to arrange lunches, dinners, and other services on request. Dishwasher, major cooking appliances and washing machine may only be used/operated by villa staff. 300kw per week electricity included. Extra consumption is payable locally. Maximum 4 children per group accepted.
Ground Floor: Large entrance living room with sitting area with settee, armchairs and fireplace > Studio with computer and internet access > Large dining room with fireplace, table and chairs > Large lounge with fireplace, settees and armchairs > Large 'eat in' kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings and electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs > Washroom with basin and w.c > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with hydro massage bath, basin, bidet and w.c.
First Floor: Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with hydro massage bath and shower, w.c, > 2 Twin bedrooms > 2 bathrooms with bath (one hydro massage), shower, w.c > Double bedroom with fireplace, bathroom with hydro massage bath, shower, w.c, and balcony overlooking courtyard.
12th Century Tower suite: Ground floor lounge > First floor double bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Panoramic roof terrace.
Welcome dinner on arrival > Breakfast (Sundays excluded but avaiable on request) > Maid service 3 hours a day > Weekly linen change > Air conditioning > Central heating* > Satellite television > VCR and DVD player > Telephone* > Washing machine > 300 kw per week of electricity included. Extra consumption payable locally* > Large garden and grounds > Patio > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Parking > Cook on request > Chapel > Annex with lounge and roof terrace > 4km from Castelfiorentino with its shops and restaurants. *Facilities payable locally
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