Villa Leonardo is a gorgeous villa situated in wonderful position with magnificent views over the olive groves and verdant countryside towards the town of Vinci. The villa has been fully restored and retains many original characteristics including the beautiful facade with a lovely arched loggia. There are large gardens sweeping around the villa and a pretty swimming pool perfectly placed in the terraced grounds below also enjoys a fantastic panorama. The town of Vinci is close by and can be reached on foot and the villa is excellently located for visiting the main sights of Tuscany.
This beautiful villa which dates back to the 17th Century was originally a country residence and is immersed in the countryside yet within walking distance of the lovely town of Vinci, famous as the birthplace of the great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and with a good selection of amenities.
The villa itself is on two floors and has been beautifully restored retaining the lovely arched loggia at the front creating a characteristic covered terrace. The interiors are spacious and comfortably furnished in an elegant mixture of traditional classic Tuscan and modern styles. The ground floor consists of an inviting living room with stone fireplace (decorative only), comfortable settees, piano and large picture windows looking out onto the loggia, there is a lovely dining room next door to which is a fully equipped kitchen which also opens onto the rear garden. Also on this floor is a washroom with basin and w.c.
A stone staircase leads to the first floor, where there are four pretty bedrooms each with satellite television and fly screens, and three lovely bathrooms fitted with elegant marble features. Two of the bedrooms have double beds and ensuite shower rooms (one with oval bathtub, one with shower), another bedroom has twin beds, and the fourth has a double bed and a single bed, these share a large shower room. On the same floor is a studio with settees and television, ideal for relaxing or reading a book, and there is also a laundry room with a washer/dryer.
Spacious gardens with lawns sweep around the side and rear of the villa and there is a shaded area with gazebo, table and chairs and barbeque perfect for dining alfresco. In a lovely position in the terraced grounds below the garden is a gorgeous swimming pool (12m x 6m) with hydro massage corners and plenty of space around to relax.
Once you have exhausted the local delights of the picturesque little town of Vinci, there is plenty more to see in the area. Montelupo, famous for its ceramics, is close by and Florence and Pisa can be easily reached by nearby road and rail links. A little further afield is the spa town of Montecatini Terme, and trips to Lucca, Siena and San Gimignano are lovely days out.
Ground Floor: Large living room with settees, decorative fireplace, table and chairs, piano and satellite television > Dining room with table and chairs > Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings, 2 electric rings, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs > Washroom with basin and w.c. > Large covered loggia terrace.
First Floor: 2 Double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom (one with shower, one with bathtub) > Twin bedroom > Triple bedroom with double and single bed > Shower/w.c. > Studio with settees and satellite television > Laundry room with washer/dryer, ironing board.
General facilities: Central heating* > Large gardens with shaded area with gazebo and table and chairs > Barbeque > Swimming pool > Satellite televisions > Fly screens in bedrooms > DVD player > Internet WiFi > Parking > Midweek cleaning and linen change included > Breakfast on request* (payable locally, not available Sundays) > Max 4 children (less than 12 years) per booking > Walking distance of 1.3 km to the town of Vinci and selection of shops and restaurants. (Facilities marked * are payable locally)
Additional amenities include: info TV, fly screens, independent.TripAdvisor property ID 2483904...Read more
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