Historic Villa in Tuscany with Private Pool - Villa Antico Convento
Come live in a piece of history in this former monastery, which dates back to the 13th century. The villa’s ancient stone walls and its tranquil location in the Tuscan countryside might remind you of its former life for solitude and study, but it’s much too luxurious for monks nowadays, with a private pool, gorgeous furnishings, and a terraced garden. It’s a great base for exploring Tuscany, especially Florence. With three self-sufficient floors, this villa is great for a group of friends, a few small families, or anyone who wants extra privacy.
This stone villa was once a monastery dating back to the 13th century, and has been carefully restored while maintaining its historic charm. The estate is on a hillside, with Florence visible in the distance, and is surrounded by fruit trees, olive groves, and oaks. There is a terraced garden, a private pool (12 x 5 m, open June through October), and a small pond, as well as a barbeque and covered table for al fresco dining. There is a small farm on the premises 100 meters from the villa, with horses, rabbits, and donkeys, as well as a vegetable garden whose products include tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini, lettuce, and eggplant, and are free for guests to use. The property owner lives onsite in a separate house 30 meters away from the villa.
This villa has three floors, and because of its hillside location, all three have access to the garden. The floors do not communicate internally. Each bedroom has a safe, satellite TV, and radio.
Ground Floor: This floor has a bedroom with a queen-size (150- 170 cm) bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There is a small kitchen corner with a minibar and a microwave, and access to a private terrace.
First Floor: This floor has a living area with sofas and a small office with a computer and a printer. There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first has a king-size bed (180 cm), an en suite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet, and a small kitchen corner with a minibar and a microwave. The second has a king-size bed (180 cm), an en suite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet, and a small kitchen corner with a mini bar and microwave, and a small sitting room. There is an additional bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.
Second Floor: This floor has a dining room with a fireplace. There is a small living room, and the kitchen is equipped with an oven, dishwasher, toaster, and coffee machine. There are three bedrooms on this floor. The first has a king-size bed (180 cm) with an en suite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The second has a narrow single bed best suited for a young person (80 cm). The third has a queen-size bed (150-170 cm) and an en suite guest bathroom with a toilet and sink. There is an additional bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. There is also washing machine and a dryer on this floor.
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.
* Cook Service: 30 Euros per person
* Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* The owner lives on the property in a separate house 30 meters from the villa.
* The villa’s three floors do not communicate internally, which means that they must be accessed from the outside.
* The pool is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.
Additional amenities include: firewood available - included, pool towels, housekeeping available - extra cost, fireplace - indoor, bike, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, free parking on premises, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside area - private.TripAdvisor property ID 2028771...Read more
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