Villa Michelle is a charming Tuscan country house situated on the edge of a tiny hamlet yet enjoying fine views of the countryside. Beautifully restored and furnished to a very high standard, the villa opens onto a lovely terrace and garden and set below the house is an inviting private swimming pool.
Villa Michelle which dates back to the 17th Century has been carefully restored with immaculate attention to detail, with original beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and stone archways all being retained. Very comfortably furnished, each room has its own personality, all being decorated in a unique manner with pastel coloured walls in the bedrooms and many antique pieces and interesting Tuscan artefacts creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout.
The living room on the ground floor of the villa is particularly inviting, with stone archways, comfortable sofas, a lovely fireplace and satellite television. The eat in kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances and has a large dining table and chairs. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and ensuite shower room which opens onto the terrace and garden, and one with a double bed and there are two more shower rooms.
On the first floor of the villa there are an additional three bedrooms, one with double bed and ensuite shower room and the other two with twin beds, as well as a further bathroom with hydro massage bath. Just off the landing is also a handy games room with card table and billiard table, and the attentive owners have added air conditioning in all of the bedrooms.
At the front of the house is a lovely covered terrace furnished with table and chairs for dining al fresco whilst enjoying the view of the garden which is filled with pots brimming with flowers and olive and cypress trees. Steps lead from the garden down to the lovely swimming pool (12m x 6m) which is fully furnished with sun loungers and is the perfect spot to relax.
Villa Michelle is excellently located in the heart of Tuscany in the area between Florence and Siena, yet the centre of the pretty ancient hamlet of Vico dElsa is only a short walk away and has a small grocers shop, bar and a restaurant. Larger hilltops towns such as San Gimignano and Certaldo are less than half an hours drive away.
Ground Floor: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings, electric oven), microwave, large fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs > Lounge with fireplace, settees, satellite television, DVD player, music centre with radio and CD player > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle basin, bidet and w.c. > 2 Shower rooms with shower cubicle basin, bidet and w.c.
First Floor: Double bedroom with ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > 2 Twin bedrooms > Bathroom with hydro massage bath, basin, bidet and w.c. > Games room with billiard table and card table.
General facilities: Central heating (included in winter period) > Garden > Terrace > Swimming pool > Wi Fi Internet access > Barbecue > Washing machine > Air conditioning in bedrooms* > electricity* (100Kw/hper week included, added consumption payable locally) > Flyscreens > Parking > Walking distance of 500m to local village with grocers shops and restaurant > Maid service and cook available on request* > Wine cellar*
*Services payable locally
Additional amenities include: oven: standard + microwave, heating, garden: large....Read more
Left on 06/30/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
It was a great experience for all of us. The local is very charmeous and we had a great view from the property. The onwer Mr. Luca and wife are very kind and well educated people.
For sure we will come back
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