Historic Villa Apartment Near Florence - Villa Cavour
Description from the manager
Stay in this former 12th century convent, which is now a lovely villa apartment, and be in a great location near Florence. Travel into the city by train from Pontassieve and visit all of the wonderful historical sights. The property itself is surrounded by vine-covered pergolas, olive groves, and fruit trees as well as a vegetable garden.
(5,000 m2) The villa apartment is situated above the owner’s house, but guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps. Originally a convent for the Vallombrosian monks, this villa dates back to the year 1100. During the 1700’s the General Abbot made frequent stops and winter sojourns here while many curious visitors stopped by on their way to the nearby Abbey. The villa lies at an altitude of 400 meters and is surrounded by 5,000 square meters of fenced grounds including vine-covered pergolas, olive groves, and fruit trees, and a vegetable garden. The property overlooks the Arno Valley and the hills of Chianti. There is a shared swimming pool (10m x 20m) and parking is available for up to two cars.
Although the villa is situated above the owner’s house, guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps. There is a small chapel located on the ground floor.
Second Floor: The living room has a couch, armchairs, a fireplace, satellite TV, and a pool table. There is a dining room with a long wood table with eight chairs. The fully-equipped kitchen has a cook-top, oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher, as well as a small table with four chairs. There are four bedrooms in the villa. The first bedroom has two 110 cm large single beds and ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower. The second bedroom has a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub with handheld shower. The third bedroom has a 170 cm queen-sized bed and the fourth bedroom has two 90 cm single beds. There is a third bathroom with two sinks, a toilet, and a shower as well as a washing machine.
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.
* Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
* Babysitting: 15 Euros per hour
* A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival.
* The villa apartment is situated above the owner’s house, but guests do have a private entrance at ground level with a private staircase of 18 steps.
* The swimming pool and outdoor garden are shared with the owners.
* There is a dog that lives on the property.
* The chapel located on the ground floor of the building is not private to guests.
Additional amenities include: pool table, outside area - shared, housekeeping available - extra cost, welcome basket, fireplace - indoor, cd, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request....Read more
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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