Farmhouse Rental in Tuscany, Mercatale Val di Pesa - Casa dei Frati with Cottage
Description from the manager
Originally a medieval monastery, this luxury accommodation in Tuscany has evolved over time into the current lovingly restored farmhouse. Suitable for a large group or family, this farmhouse for rent in Tuscany is located in the Chianti wine region of Italy. The choice is yours to explore the countryside, nearby villages and towns, or stay home at your luxury villa in Tuscany and relax next to the pool and whirlpool. And don't worry about grocery shopping until you're ready... when you arrive at this villa, you'll find dinner waiting, and the refrigerator stocked, so all you have to do is arrive and relax!
(10,000 m2/107,639 ft2)
This vacation rental was originally a medieval stone and brick monastery. Over time, the monastery evolved into the current farmhouse which has been renovated recently (2006). Beautiful vineyards and olive groves surround the farmhouse as well as an extensive vegetable and fruit garden, which visitors are welcome to pick from. This farmhouse has a swimming pool (15m x 7.5m), open from early May to late September, and a whirlpool (cold water, only) area furnished with sun lounges, tables, and chairs with umbrellas. Near the swimming pool is a changing room with two showers and a WC and a fitness area. Barbecue for dinner or experience an ‘al fresco’ lunch on the shaded stone patio which is furnished with a table and chairs. Access to the property is via a dirt road and there is plenty of parking within the grounds.
This two-story villa has beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings throughout.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a double sofa bed (available for an extra cost), satellite SKY TV, DVD player, and CD player. There is a dining area with a table for 12 people. There is a fully-equipped kitchen which features a microwave, oven, dishwasher. The first bedroom (up 5 steps) has a 160 cm queen-size bed, air conditioning, a fan, and screens on the window. There is a bathroom with a sink, WC and shower. There is also a study situated between the dining room and kitchen which has a double sofa bed (available for an extra cost). This room does have curtains so that it can be separated from the other rooms.
First Floor: Going up a flight of stairs, there is a living room with a fireplace, satellite TV, and PC computer with printer. The master bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC and Jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom has two 90 cm twin-beds (can be joined together) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC and Jacuzzi tub. The third bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC and shower. The fourth bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, WC and shower. There is also a separate WC. There is air conditioning on this floor.
Basement:There is a wine cellar and a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer, iron and iron board.
This dependence is situated behind the Main House with its own private entrance.
Ground Floor: There is a sitting area with chairs, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. There is air conditioning.
Loft: There is a 160 cm queen-sized bed.
Arrive & Relax: Stocked with enough food to get your group through Saturday night and Sunday, this property allows you to show up, drop your bags, and settle in without a hassle. No searching for a grocery store after that long flight, and no worrying about Sunday store closures. You can deal with the details later... after a meal and good night's sleep! Arrive & Relax provisions include:
* Welcome Dinner: Simple meal such as a pasta dish, vegetable dish, salad, fruit, bread, and wine. The meal may be served by household staff or left with heating instructions.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Chef Service: Upon request
* Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
* Laundry Service and Ironing: 12 Euros per hour
* Sofa Bed: 200 Euros per person per week
* Transfer Service: Upon request
* Air Conditioning is available in the upstairs bedrooms only
* Due to the stone steps connecting the two floors, this villa is not suitable to people with walking difficulties.
* Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours, Monday through Friday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Additional amenities include: jacuzzi tub - inside, housekeeping - included, firewood available - included, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, outside area - private, independent villa, free parking on premises, outside dining, air conditioning - partial house....Read more
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