Villa Elena, medieval jewel nestled in a timeless corner of Tuscany.
Situated just close to a small medieval hamlet of five buildings at the top of a hill with a long history, Villa Elena was formerly one of the many farmhouses of the estate and has just been restored, maintaining its original structure while being furnished with all of the modern comforts.
Villa in detail: The house is about 500 sq mt. and is divided on three floors, built the slope of the hill. The ground floor has a very large living room with open fire place: three sets of doors open up directly onto the surrounding garden where wooden lounging chairs are provided. The dining room, with a table comfortable for the 10 guests of the house + a few extra guests, sits between the living room and the kitchen and this too opens up onto the garden. The kitchen has a full stove with gas rings and a large electric oven, an indoor barbecue, dish washer, microwave, large fridge with freezer, American coffee machine. It also has a large table for children's meals or to be used as a working surface. The kitchen doors open onto the covered breakfast patio and the herb garden where typically Mediterranean herbs are freshly planted each year (rosemary, basil, sage…) At the ground floor there are two double bedrooms (one twin and one queen size) each with its own bathroom (both have showers, one of the bathrooms is en suite). Both of these bedrooms have doors that open directly onto the outside patio. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms (one twin and one double) both with en suite bathrooms. One bathroom has a bathtub / shower the other one has a separate tub and shower. The second and top floor has the master bedroom (double) with en suite bathroom (tub / shower) and the TV room which has a DVD player and satellite SKY TV system (i.e. movies in English, children channels, news channels). It also has a small kitchenette. The top floor has a separate and independent access via an external staircase and, thanks to the kitchenette, can be considered a independent apartment. This has proven to be quite an asset when more families rent the house together, vs. one large family with - for instance – grandparents who prefer to have some peace and quiet on some moments ! Bedroom windows have screens against uninvited flying and creeping visitors… Each bedroom has a fan for extra ventilation. The laundry room is separate but adjacent to the house and it has a washing machine as well as a dryer, a very rare feature in Italian homes where sun is considered the best dryer. Its wonderful position up high, dominating the valley and the surroundings hills, offers breathtaking panoramas, peace and tranquillity, that makes this hamlet the ideal place for an unforgettable holiday. Villa Elena is ideal for both family gatherings or holidays with friends: the house provides large and comfortable common areas while at the same time is structured in a way that everyone can find a little piece of privacy and quiet when things become too crowded ! It can hold a formal sit down dinner (which we will be happy to cater for in case of special celebration) as well as relaxed Sunday BBQ.TripAdvisor property ID 3074652...Read more
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