Bosco is a lovely stone house in a delightful elevated position on a beautiful estate in the heart of the countryside yet within walking distance of the medieval hilltop village of Monteverdi Marittima and close to the Tuscan coast and its fine beaches. Within the vast grounds of the estate is a large swimming pool and plenty of areas for relaxing and enjoying the sun and surroundings. Another highlight is the unique heated swimming pool covered with a wonderful travertine vaulted ceiling. Bosco is completely detached and has its own terrace areas, barbeque and is comfortably furnished with many artistic touches.
The estate spreads over ten hectares and is home to an amazing and internationally famous artist who lives in the main Florentine style villa. Examples of his work can be seen in a large garden on the estate, practically an open air gallery displaying bronze and travertine statues. With great care and attention the owner has transformed lovely stone houses on the estate into pretty apartments. He has personally overseen all the restorations and added many of his own artistic touches creating lovely accommodation in a simplistic and comfortable style, whilst retaining original characteristics such as exposed stone walls and adding some interesting turn of the century furnishings. Bosco is in an elevated position enjoying pretty views, completely detached it has a lovely terrace area complete with table, chairs and barbecue for dining al fresco. The house is on two levels and has beamed ceilings, cotto floors and traditional exposed stone wall features. The ground level consists of a pretty living room with sitting area with wood burning stove and settee (which converts to a double bed on request), a kitchen with fireplace/grill, and dining table and chairs, as well as a twin bedroom and a shower room. On the first floor there are a further two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with single bed and another shower room. The terrace is the perfect spot for meals al fresco and there is plenty more space in the extensive grounds and around the large swimming pool (16m x 8m) where there is a sunbathing area. There is also a unique heated covered swimming pool (9m x 3m) and a shower w/c for guests use, as well as a laundry area with washing machine (payable locally). There is also a lovely communal room containing a satellite television, and where breakfast and dinner can be served on request.Bosco is in a lovely location, surrounded by wooded countryside yet the ancient village of Monteverdi Marittimo, with its shops and restaurant is just 500m away and can be reached on foot. There are a further selection of amenities at Castagneto Carducci and the nearest lovely beaches of the Tuscan coast are less than half an hours’ drive away. There is much to see in the nearby area, including the beautiful bay of Baratti and the famous cities of San Gimignano and Volterra. Electricity is payable locally. DETAILSGround Floor : Living room with wood burning stove, settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate up to 2 extra persons), kitchen with cooker (4 electric rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer, fireplace/grill, dining table and chairs > Twin/double bedroom > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c.First Floor: Double bedroom > Single bedroom > Shower room with shower, basin and w.c. Terrace > Barbecue > Large open air swimming pool > Covered heated swimming pool > Heating by electric heaters*/wood stove > Electricity* > Laundry room washing machine* > Communal room/gallery with satellite television and w.c ideal for meetings, or dinners or breakfast served on request > Parking > Walking distance of 500m to local village with shops and restaurant > 20 km approx to sea and nearest beaches. Facilities marked * are payable locally
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