Villa Virginia is a private estate tucked away in the Chianti region, in the heart of Tuscany half way between between Florence and Siena. The detached villa is surrounded by 12 hectares of private ground. The house is secluded from the bituminised road and accessible only via a a 700 meters private driveway. Its isolated and dominant location on top of a hill guarantees tranquillity, privacy and a stunning view: here you will enjoy the wonderful panorama of typical Chianti countryside with its gently rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, cypresses and a Xth century castle in the distance. The domaine comprises 350 olive trees, over 100 walnut trees, a small river delineating its southern boundaries and several hectares of forest providing delicious shade in the summer.
Art lovers will be exposed to an illimited choice of interesting excurtions. Florence and Siena above all, but also a number of medieval villages as Certaldo, San Gimignano and Colle Val d'Elsa are to be found in the nearest vicinity. Food lovers will no doubt succumb to the sophisticated simplicity of Tuscan cuisine. Fine trattorias and restaurants are in less than a 10 minutes drive. The closest shop is 5 minutes distant, a supermarket can be reached in 15 minutes. Florence is just a 30 minutes drive.
Villa Virginia enchants all of its guests - as much by its outstanding location as by its well thought out interior. This villa has it all - a private, classy and even modern touch. The farmhouse house was completely renovated down to the last detail, and both the exterior and interiors have been raised to a very high standard by its owner. The property owner - a decorator - has done her work with great taste, loving care and a sharp eye. The antique Tuscan traditions are all there, but they have been even more refined by the choice of rather light colours. In all rooms the floor is laid with terracotta tiles. However, the tiles are not, as usual, of strong and dark colours but sandy and remarkably light-coloured. The roof beams on the ground floor have been painted in a light colour but left natural-coloured on the upper floor. The walls are gleaming in white, the windows and doors are shining in pale blue, some pieces of furniture have been painted in pastel tones, and the upholstery and pillows are made of creamy natural fibres. The soft pastels paint a harmonious picture and create an atmosphere of light, brightness and freshness throughout the house.
Several bedrooms are attractively furnished with four-poster beds and enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Each of the six bedrooms is adjoined by its private bathroom graciously decorated with old mirror frames and antique lamps. The upper bedrooms all have air conditioning, combining charm and tradition with contemporary comfort. The living areas are colourful and furnished with high-quality fabrics, antiques, fine custom linens and table ware. The large state-of-the-art kitchen leads onto a terrace, where a large loggia overlooking the garden and the swimming pool keeps it cool in summer and provides shade for outside dining and al fresco meals. The beautifully laid out and well-tended garden rolls gently downward from the house towards the swimming pool, which is situated among sloping green lawns and fruit trees. Near the swimming pool and around the garden and terraces, there is an abundance of outdoor furniture, teak pool furniture, wrought iron and rattan settees, benches and chairs, marble tables and sun umbrellas for shade.
Villa Virginia is a home ideal for an extended family or a large group of friends looking for spacious accommodation, comfort, privacy and fabulous views. The many indoor and outdoor places allow for total relaxation. There is plenty of room to accomodate anyone's mood, from quiet reading to socializing with friends. Even when occupied by 12 people, the house feels spacious yet cosy. Here you will enjoy a great sensation of quietness and privacy. No other sound than the crickets will trouble the overall feeling of peace.
Additional amenities include: air conditioning in every first floor bedroom, 3 fans for the ground floor, a separate small barn on the estate houses an english speaking couple that are the concierges for the guests of the farmhouse, video, fenced pool (the swimming pool area is fenced so that small children are not allowed to enter the area without an adult having to open the door to them), ironing, small tables, chairs and umbrellas, loggia, allowing many english-speaking programs to be viewed), electronic entrance gate, fly screens on the windows of each bedroom, semi-professional stove with 6 gas rings, satellite TV (sky TV, hifi, fenced area outside the house within the 12 hectares private property, fax in studio, parking for 10 cars, hp computer colour printer, telephone in many rooms, 2 refrigerators with deepfreezers, 2 solariums with teak sunbeds, 3 hair dryers....Read more
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