Fonte 1 is a delightful apartment one half of a lovely stone house 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. Fonte 1 has its own terrace and barbeque and is comfortably furnished with many artistic touches.
The estate itself 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 both favourite materials of the artist. With great care and attention the owner has transformed lovely stone houses on the estate into pretty apartments. He has added many of his own artistic touches creating lovely accommodation in a simplistic, unique and comfortable style, whilst retaining original characteristics such as exposed stone walls and adding some interesting turn of the century furnishings.
Fonte 1 is a beautiful apartment on two levels, one half of a gorgeous characteristic stone house. It has a delightful loggia style terrace complete with table, chairs and barbeque for dining al fresco. The ground floor consists of a lovely living area with sitting area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request) and archway leading to a kitchen area with dining table and chairs. On the same floor is a pretty double bedroom and a shower room. A travertine spiral staircase leads to a romantic double bedroom with beautiful blue ceramic arched ceiling, a work of art of the owner.
The apartments terrace is the perfect spot for meals al fresco or just for relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere. 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 a communal room on the estate containing some exhibits of the owners art work, a satellite television, and where breakfast and dinner can be served on request.
Fonte 1 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, the beautiful bay of Baratti , lovely nature parks, Etruscan ruins. The famous historic cities of San Gimignano, and Volterra are easily visited. Electricity is payable locally.
Ground Floor : Living room with settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate up to 2 extra persons) kitchen area with cooker (4 electric rings, electric oven), fridge, dining table and chairs > Double bedroom > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet, w.c.
First Floor: Double bedroom.
Covered loggia terrace > Barbecue > Large open air swimming pool > Covered heated swimming pool > Heating by electric heaters* > 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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