Villa Barcarelli - 5 star luxury villa with a pool in Tuscany, Italy.
A beautiful farm house and romantic cottage built around 1850 and nestled in the Tuscan mountains with uninterrupted panoramic views. The property is within comfortable reach of Pisa, Florence and Siena.
This beautifully renovated villa provides luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests. The main villa has six bedrooms and bathrooms. There is also a charming self-contained cottage with accommodation for two additional people. All the rooms are decorated in a Tuscan style with terracotta floors and large exposed beams. The furniture has been chosen for comfort with many traditional pieces combined with top of the range luxury beds; 600 thread Egyptian cotton sheets and summer-weight goose down duvets. All bathrooms have creamy travertine marble floors, spacious marble or granite showers and 3 include free standing designer baths.
The villa is set in gardens of cypress trees, roses, lavender, jasmine, rosemary, sage and wisteria leading to its own olive grove. Among the 100 acres of woodlands there is a private lake and many miles of footpaths and quiet picnic sites. The property has both landscaped gardens and children's play areas.
The Villa and Location
Our luxury villa is set in gardens of cypress, pine, roses, lavender, rosemary, sage and wisteria leading to a productive olive grove. Among the 100 acres of woodlands there is a private lake, many foot paths and quiet picnic sites.
The ground floor has one bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a private terrace. There is a well equipped modern kitchen and two separate spacious sitting rooms one with a large open fire place. The dining room seats 12 at oval wooden table. There are flat screen TVs, surround sound, a multi region DVD player and CD player with a connection for an ipod. A Wii is also provided.
The second floor has four bedrooms, two with showers and two with large baths and separate showers. The third floor has a bedroom with its own terrace with breathtaking views, and a private bathroom on the floor below.
The romantic cottage is ideal for couples and has a magnificent vista from its own terrace overlooking the swimming pool.
Around the villa there are many separate terraces for dining and entertaining including a Mulberry shaded garden.
A gorgeous swimming pool and outdoor area allows for complete relaxation and enjoyment in the sun. The poolside kitchen is equipped to prepare lunch/snacks for a large group. Lay back in the pool with a cool refreshing cocktail or lounge poolside under the umbrellas with a glass of wine. Underneath the pergola is a superb setting for either a romantic meal or an enjoyable gathering for the whole family. There is a spacious indoor shower, toilet and changing area with ample storage facilities.
Not many luxury villas offer such child-friendly facilities as Villa Barcarelli. We aim to give families a 5 star holiday experience whilst providing children with a safe and stimulating setting. Ensuring their holiday enjoyment is catered for, together with the entire family.
The wonderful and exciting adventure play area is located close to the pool so that parents can relax, whilst still being able to watch their children enjoying themselves. The infinity pool has a cover for safety, while sensors and lighting around the pool area provide parents with additional peace of mind.
The main sitting room has plenty of space for the whole family with large couches from which you can enjoy the large LCD television with full satellite reception. The second sitting room gives the children their own space to relax in, where they can enjoy the satellite reception on the large screen LCD television or play on the Wii or Playstation. Wirless internet through out the property....Read more
Left on 04/15/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 15, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
We spent a perfect week at this property, which combines the charm of a classic Tuscan villa with all the amenities of a luxurious modern home. The spacious, beautifully furnished villa and the adjoining guest house accommodated three families – a total of 15 people – in utmost comfort, with ample room for everyone to be occupied in their own preferred activities. We all enjoyed the villa’s private tennis courts and large swimming pool – dazzling under the Tuscan sun by day and beautifully lit at night – and the secluded grounds offered plenty of opportunities to wander off and find a favorite spot to just relax and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and neighboring mountaintop villages (a visit to Palaia being highly recommended) as well as the spectacular sunsets. We would then all regroup for meals together, which were a pleasure to prepare in the huge, exceptionally equipped kitchen and most often consumed around the massive table in the garden. Our only complaint about the truly memorable week we spent at this extraordinary property was that it passed far too quickly.
Left on 04/08/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | Tony DReviewed Apr 8, 2010Stayed Sep 2009
We dreamed of this vacation for many years and it finally came true. The Villa was absolutely gorgeous with completely renovated, spacious & clean rooms with extremely large comfortable beds. The views were amazing and the villa is located a short drive from Piza. We had alot of fun visiting Lucca & San Gimignano. The hospitality is first class and we felt relaxed and at home the minute we arrived.
Most memorable times were relaxing by the pool in ultra plush chairs and our delicious suppers outside with my wife and kids. The local wines and perfectly seasoned cusine will be remembered for a long time. We cannot wait to go back!
Left on 04/07/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | SandraReviewed Apr 7, 2010Stayed Aug 2009
We were guests at Villa Barcarelli in August of 2009 for one glorious week. The villa is exceptionally well appointed in terms of amenities. The rooms are very stylish and comfortable each with a private bath and plenty of storgae space. There are plenty of towels and bed linen. The kitchen is well stocked in terms of equipment and has a huge centre island ideal for sitting round. The games room was well utilized by our children.
The beautiful swimming pool provided daily relief from the August sun while the early evenings offered a perfect time for a game of tennis. We enjoyed many happy meals on the terraces.
The views over the valley are beautiful offering breathtaking sunsets.
Although the Villa is hard to find the privacy of the location is perfect if you are looking for an escape from normal tourist traps. This villa is ideal for a family runion.
We loved the feel of an authentic Tuscan holiday. We would suggest you order initial provisions in advance as it can take a few days to get to know the local amenities.
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