Behind the two grand gates lies the tranquility and relaxed elegance of this beautiful 19th century villa. It is in the Liberty style, with its high ceilings, large windows and many double doors which lead to the garden, balconies and terraces. The spaciousness of the 600 meter squared villa and its surrounding gardens allows every guest to find their own private place. Located on a small road, the sense of silence and peace are guaranteed.
The ample surrounding garden has many hedged areas in which to rest or play -- with its mature trees, shady lawn, a separate 'zen' garden with a fire-pit, and beautiful views. The private pool is the perfect place to lounge during the summer days and at night under the stars, swimming in the lit pool and garden is a must. The entire property is both walled and fenced in for your complete privacy.
On the main floor, the newly renovated property boasts a large drawing room with a wood fireplace, a dining room that seats 10, a den with a fireplace and TV, a large American-style kitchen with all the modern conveniences, marble countertops and a fireplace and a large terrace off the kitchen which is covered in wisteria and perfect for outdoor dining. The floor throughout is of the famous Impruneta terracotta tile which is very cool to the touch in the summertime.
The top floor of the villa has wood floors throughout, one guest bedroom with a queen bed, one bedroom with a single bunk bed, a bathroom with a roll-top bath, a very large yoga room with a pull out couch to sleep 2, its own separate modern kitchen and eating area for six, two balconies and a terrace looking towards the hills of San Casciano and a perfect place to view the stunning evening sunsets. In addition the large private master suite has spectacular views, a king sized bed and has a large dressing area with another single bed as well as an enormous marble bathroom with an oversized bath and walk-in shower. All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space.
On the lower level, the property has a billiard room with a large screen TV, a large artists' studio in the limonaia with a sink and a sitting area, another small kitchen and two double bedrooms and two modern and stylish bathrooms with walk-in showers. This floor leads out the the lower terraces and the barbecue area.
All of the beds are of high quality, the sheets and linens new and fresh, and throughout the house the furniture, decoration and art are stylish and of high standard. The atmosphere communicates relaxed elegance.
The spectacular location of this property is a huge bonus as one can enjoy both city activities and country delights. It is a 10 minute drive from the A1- Firenze-Certosa exit and 25 minutes from the Florence airport. The villa is a mere 20 minute drive from the walls of Florence which is steeped in history, culture, art, world-class museums, exhibits, churches and shopping. It is a 20 minute drive to Greve, the heart of Chianti with countless vineyards along the famous Chiantigiana. Siena is 45 minutes south and Lucca is 45 minutes north. For those who want to shop the designer outlets, it is an easy 25 minute drive to The Mall. The property is minutes away from world class vineyards where you can tour, sample and purchase wines, olive oils and other food products.
For those that don't wish to drive, the village of Impruneta is an easy (flat) 15 minute walk away. Impruneta has an historical Basilica with an excellent museum, a Saturday market, fabulous butchers, bakers, fresh pasta makers, a post office, a grocery store, a hardware store, cafes, news agents, banks and ATMs, restaurants, gift shops, pharmacies, a gelateria, library and many 'fornaci' (kilns) where the world famous terracotta vases, tiles and objects of art are made. Buses from Impruneta to and from Florence run hourly and taxis will take you home from Florence if you want a night out in the city.
Being on higher ground the breezes waft throughout the house which can be a welcome guest during summer. Screens are provided on every window and double door and there are fans for every bedroom. There is air conditioning in the top floor sitting area.
There is a caretaker on site who looks after the villa. Transport from the airport can be arranged.
Keywords: Family Villa, Large House with Private Pool, Elegant Accommodation, Near to Florence
The owners are an American-British couple who left England in 2006 in order to live a Mediterranean and continental lifestyle and to allow their children to explore their Tuscan roots and experience another culture. Now that they are touring Europe and America during the summer months, they wanted to open up their home so that others may completely indulge and share in the Tuscan experience.
The lifestyle of Tuscany is too good not to partake and is a place where the modern world does not encroach. With its fabulous food, world class wines, gorgeous weather, slower paced life, traditional values, friendly people, endless culture, long history and fabulous beauty -- the owners asked themselves 'What is not to like?'
The sunrises, moonrises and sunsets over the hills, clear starry nights, the morning bird song and views are spectacular to behold and absorb. The tranquil atmosphere is very special. Its location is superb. It offers the best of both town and country with stunning views every time one gets in the car to drive somewhere.
Horseback riding is minutes from villa. The charming village of Impruneta is a 15 minute walk away and has a good museum, terracota pottery foundaries, restaurants, markets, gift shops, butchers, bakers, news agent, a basilica, cafes, grocery store, hair dresser, banks and ATMs. The Ugolino Golf course is a 10 minute drive. There are vineyards and wine tastings and olive oil tastings five minutes from house and many more conveniently located throughout Chianti. Florence is a 20 minute drive. Buses available in Impruneta for transport to and from Florence. Property is a five minute drive to the famous Chaintigiana Road and Greve-in-Chianti is a 20 minute drive. Siena is a 40 minute drive south. There are wine tastings and cooking classes that can be arranged.
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|The villa rents weekly from check-in Saturday after 15:00 to check-out Saturday before 10:00 am.
$9000.00US per week.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.