Extending over the ground and top floors of part of a large villa, this superior accommodation provides more than just a touch of distinctive style and class! It comprises all modern comforts, while retaining many original Tuscan design features and elegant traditional furnishings. As the owners live at the rear of the property, they can help out whenever required, but privacy is guaranteed by separate entrances and sole use of the grounds and pool. The breathtaking garden and pool area are truly out-of-this-world!
The comfort and quality levels of this accommodation are exceptional, with great attention paid to detail in the decor and the facilities of the interiors, as well as the attractiveness of the surrounding exteriors. Modern fittings and appliances have been harmoniously blended with the original structural elements, now fully restored, which include terracotta-tiled, beamed ceilings; tiled floors; white- or colour-washed walls and working, wood-burning fireplaces. In addition, the bedrooms all have electric ceiling fans for summer season use.
ACCOMODATION: The windows all have mosquito-blinds and external security-grills. There is central-heating throughout.
The Main House: A few external stairs under a porch take you up to the elegantly furnished entrance hallway, situated to one side of the house, facing the garden and away from the road. Leading off this is the kitchen, comprising a 6-seater table and all modern conveniences, including tiled worksurfaces; microwave; fridge-freezer; gas hob; gas hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, americain coffe-machine. It also features a lovely semi-circular upper window, partially framed by a dark wooden beam.
From the hallway a tiled staircase proceeds to the top floor, where the following rooms issue off the central landing: A large double bedroom with ‚Äúfour-poster‚Äù bed with white net cutains. A spacious bathroom with shower cubicle and all modern fittings. A second bathroom with a ‚Äúsit-up‚Äù bathtub plus shower and all modern fittings. A twin-bedded room, with wrought-iron bedsteads. Another large, bright double bedroom, stylishly decorated and with a big, white, fine cotton canopy above the bed.
Returning downstairs, you find another small ground-floor bathroom with shower, just off the hallway. Continuing past this, you enter the living-room, where brocaded armchairs and sofa are grouped round a coffee table, Sat.TV and corner fireplace.
From here a lovely internal brick archway with wood-framed glass doors opens into the very spacious garden room, where two large French doors, surmounted outside by climbing wisteria, access the lawns. The room comprises a 10-seater dining table, a ping-pong table and upholstered cane furniture.
The Garden Annexe: Located to one side in the back garden, just a few steps away from the main house, under the shade of a beautiful, sweet-scented lime tree, is the Annexe building, on ground-floor level only. You enter directly into the sitting area, comprising sofa and Sat.TV. Open-plan from here you access the lovely kitchen, a successful blend of modern and traditional styles, with a 4-seater table and all modern appliances. Issuing from the sitting-room is a bathroom, with shower and all modern fittings; a large double bedroom, whose double bed has white net canopy-curtains suspended from its wrought-iron frame; and a smaller, twin-bedded room.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: From the quiet country road alongside which the house stands, you enter the side garden through a private gate, exclusively for the use of guests. This path entices you into the wonderful back garden, where a spacious, manicured lawn is shaded by the leafy canopies of magnificent trees. In one secluded garden corner hangs a hamac, in another are arranged a little table and some chairs.
Proceeding down to the far end, where vines and olive trees grow right up to the edge of the garden, you will find the pizza-oven and barbeque, sheltered under a loggia-style roof. Next to this, on a raised, tiled terrace, is a lovely, wrought-iron-framed gazebo, whose 10/12-seater table is surmounted by a cream canopy.
At this point, wooden steps now beckon you down to the lower grass pool-terrace, where lawns are encircled by flowerbeds brimming with roses, rosemary, olive and Cypress trees. The tiled pool (14 x 6 meters, 1.5 deep) surround is equipped with sunloungers and sunshades and a little outbuilding houses changing-room, shower and toilet facilities, as well as a fitness-room. A separate, small jacuzzi pool is located next to the main pool. If it is not put into operation, its shallow water can be used as a paddling pool for children. Garden lights serve to illuminate the grounds and poolside area at night, if required....Read more
Villa I Girasoli is located between Cortona and Montepulciano as well as with easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence (about an hour and a half). Pisa is about two hours and Rome airports both about two and a half hours away.
The nearest village is Chianacce 3.5 km. Cortona, which is a large town boasting wonderful art and architecture as well as all modern services is 20 km.
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Nearest train station: Camucia, 18 miles Nearest airport: Perugia - Sant'Egidio, 65 miles Car is essential
7 night minimum stay Check-in day varies by time of the year
Prices include: water, gas, electricity; towels and bed linens; WI-FI internet connection.
Prices exclude: final cleaning: Euro 150.00; heating (if used): on consumption.
Extra services (upon request): extra bed: Euro 52.00 per week; baby cot and highchair: Euro 25.00 per week.
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