Villa Lakeside is a beautiful Tuscan Manor house on an estate in the hills between Arezzo and Florence. This spacious villa is very comfortably furnished in country style and retains many of its original characteristics such as beamed ceilings creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The large private swimming pool in the garden is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoys fantastic views.
The villa has been recently renovated to a very high standard and is divided into two separate floors. The furnishings are in keeping with Tuscan tradition including some antique pieces and modern comforts of satellite tv and internet access have been added. Each floor has a large living room with inviting sitting area, cosy fireplace, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, and there are also three comfortable bedrooms and shower rooms (3 on the ground floor and two on the first)
In addition there are also two lovely annex buildings which also form part of the accommodation, one, next door to the villa can accommodate a single person (or two children), the other, by the pool, is on two levels and can accommodate up to 4 persons, each annex also has its own kitchen/dining area, bedroom and shower room and are very prettily furnished in the same country style of the villa.
Surrounding the villa are spacious gardens with lawns, where there is a large private swimming pool (16m x 8m) enjoying a beautiful view of the countryside and the wooded hills. Close to the house is a converted a hayloft where there is large dining area with fully equipped kitchen, pizza oven, barbecue and a shaded outside terrace. Perfect for preparing meals and dining al fresco together. The estate has marked wood trails, perfect for a leisurely walk and there is also a tennis court and fishing lake. Also on the estate is a lovely beauty farm with indoor swimming pool (payable locally).
Parking is in the grounds. The picturesque towns of Poppi and Bibbiena with shops and restaurants are close by and Florence and Arezzo are within an hour's drive
Note: the two apartments each have their own entrance and are not interconnected.
Also on the estate is a further private villa with pool which crented together with Villa Lakeside can accommodate larger parties (see No 54 Villa Country)
Ground Floor: Sleeps 7 (130sqm) Large living room with kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, sitting area with armchair and settee, fireplace, satellite tv > Double bedroom > Twin bedroom (which can be converted to a double on request) > Triple bedroom with double and single bed > 3 shower/w.c (1 has bath and shower).
First Floor: Sleeps 6 (120sqm) Large living room with kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, sitting area with armchairs and settee, fireplace, satellite tv > 2 double bedrooms > 1 bedroom with 2 single beds (ideal for children) > 2 shower rooms (one ensuite) each with hydromassage shower cubicle, basin, bidet and w.c. > Terrace.
Annex 1: Sleeps 1 (or 2 children) (30sqm) Studio apartment with living area with dining table and chairs, satellite television > Double bedroom with french bed (which can accommodate one adult or 2 children) > Kitchenette with cooker (5 gas rings oven), fridge, dishwasher > Shower w/c
Annex 2: Sleeps 2 + 2 (75sqm) Living room with kitchen area with cooker (5 gas rings oven), fridge, dishwasher, dining table, chairs, sitting area with settees (which convert to 2 French beds on request) fireplace and satellite tv > Double bedroom > Shower/w.c.
General facilities: Central heating* > Garden > Swimming pool > Internet Wifi access > Communal dining room with kitchen area with cooker (5 gas rings), dishwasher, w/c, CD player, washing machine, terrace with wood oven and Bbq > Parking > Tennis > Mountain bikes > Fishing lake > Beauty farm with indoor swimming pool*>Walking trails > Home grown produce available > 3km to the towns of Poppi and Bibbiena.
(Facilities marked * are payable locally)
Additional amenities include: info TV, tennis, heating, pets, independent....Read more
"Very beautiful house in a great setting with fabulous hosts"
Left on 08/11/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 11, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
The house was very well maintained and clean. The hosts were always there to help and provided for all our needs. The pool area and sitting spaces were great and the location was good - less to see than other spots in Tuscany - and very picturesque. This was a highly relaxing spot to be. Only issues were a small kitchen that did not really work for a large group.
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