Villa Anetta is an independant villa, built in the second half of the 18th century, is the centre of a property of over 18 acres of woods and olive groves. It is on the last western slopes of Mount Albano, approximately 250mt. above sea level. The owners have carried out an accurate and rigorous renovation using only materials recovered from the surrounding area and period while ensuring a structure which respects the norms of bio-architecture. The living areas have been renovated with a careful eye for details - antique furniture and ornaments, antique doors, prints, paintings and Persian carpets. On the other hand the house has every possible modern comfort. andltuandgtandltbandgtGround Floorandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt:andnbsp Dining room for 6 peopleandnbsp Lounge room with antique fire place, divans, card table with 4 chairs.andnbsp Well equipped kitchen for 6andnbsp Downstairs bathroom with Jacuzzi showerandnbsp Main kitchen with table for 8, fireplace and pizza ovenandnbsp Lounge room with two divans and double faced fireplace leading intoandnbsp Dining room with table for 14andnbsp TV room with double sofa bed for 2, armchair etc.andnbsp Billiard room with 2 armchairs and tableandnbsp Second downstairs bathroom with Jacuzzi showerandnbsp Small laundryandnbsp andltuandgtandltbandgtSecond Floorandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with king-size bed and bathroom with Jacuzzi hydromassage bath and shower, walk-in wardrobe, antique chest, chest of drawers, two armchairs with small tableandnbsp Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite with Jacuzzi shower, walk-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite with Jacuzzi shower, wardrobe, chest of drawers. Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with king-size bed, wardrobe, 2 chests of drawers, ensuite with Jacuzzi shower balcony reached by a spiral staircase with single bed.andnbsp Bedroom 5: Triple bedroom with 3 single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 6: with single bed, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. ***Last two bedrooms share a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower. andltuandgtandltbandgtIntermediate Floorandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt: Above the large dining room and reached by a staircase of 9 stairs, is a double bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 wardrobes, chest of drawers and desk. The bathroom is downstairs. A quiet bedroom with pleasant views. andltuandgtandltbandgtInteriorsandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt: For more than thirty years the owners have cultivated their passion for antiques and have furnished the villa with pieces acquired from antique dealers, auction sales or antique fairs. Some of the more particular pieces are the beautiful doors of the walk-in wardrobes in two of the bedrooms, the wooden 17th century plaque from a Florentine convent above the door of the larger loungeroom. Two of the bedrooms have Empire wardrobes and chests of drawers. The owners` taste is eclectic and includes some pieces of Liberty period furniture, there are many antique prints on the walls, including geographical maps of various countries, and in some of the bedrooms and lounge rooms there are chests of the C16th and C17th. Another remarkable piece is the billiard table, dating back to the early nineteen hundreds - in perfect condition. Many other pieces, more or less important, have all been chosen in the spirit of tracing our roots back to the past. Also in the garden one can find marble or stone capitals as well as old terrracotta Tuscan vases. andltuandgtandltbandgtExteriorsandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt:andnbsp The external walls of the villa are covered with typical local stone as are almost all the surrounding houses, conserving the original aspect of the building as when it was constructed more than 200 years ago. On the property there is another villa belonging to the owners and a third smaller house with its own garden and swimming pool 100mt. away from the main villa. The villa looks out over typical Tuscan countryside - hills and olive groves, woods of chestnut and oak trees - all immersed in an oasis of silence. andltuandgtandltbandgtSwimming Poolandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt: The pool, 6x12mt. and depth of 1.35mt., is exclusive to the guests of Villa Anetta. It is situated on a natural terrace a few metres below the villa level and has a wide view of the valley below.The pool is not heated. It is an overflow pool and is equipped with hydromassage, swimjets system for water treadmill and changing room with shower and WC. The night lighting of the pool and its surrounds is particularly suggestive. The cleaning system of the pool insures utmost hygene and eliminates any possible inconvenience caused by the chloride.The water is slightly saline and contains the same percentage of salt as the human eye. The pool is open from mid April to mid October (under normal climatic conditions). There is a sunbathing area with umbrellas, chairs, tables and divans. Further down to the right of the pool there is a relax area with a gazebo and chairs. There is also a small children`s corner. andltuandgtandltbandgtAccessibilityandlt/bandgtandlt/uandgt: Parking - is exclusive to the villa inside the garden and is for up to 5 cars. Access to the property is no problem as the road is asphalted.andnbsp Public transport (buses and taxis) are down in Monsummano and the train station is in Montecatini. andltbandgtThis villa can be rented as andnbsptwo different houses for two different groups for the month of April and May, 2009 and in the winter of 2010 (from 18 Dec to andnbsp8 andnbspJan 2011 from 30 Oct to 18 Dec and from 8 Jan to 27 Mar 2011)andlt/bandgt Rates for the Christmas week of 2011 9 + 2 pax: a,? andnbsp2.300 andnbspper week or a,? 550 per day 6 + 2 pax: a,? andnbsp1.500 per week or andnbspa,? 350 andnbsp per day 15 + 4 pax: a,? andnbsp3.800 per week or a,? 800 andnbspper dayandnbsp
Additional amenities include: private chef, cd, babysitter, hot springs nearby, wine tasting on estate, fly screens, maid service, heating, satellite connection, view, airconditioned, horse riding nearby, bicycles on estate....Read more
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