The estate itself is home to an amazing and internationally famous artist who lives in the main Florentine style villa. Examples of his work can be seen in a large garden on the estate, practically an open air gallery displaying bronze and travertine statues. With great care the owner has transformed lovely stone houses on the estate into pretty apartments. He has personally overseen all the restorations and added many of his own artistic touches creating lovely accommodation in a simplistic and comfortable style. Conte, one of three semi detached apartments, is on two floors and comfortably furnished in simple Tuscan country style. The ground floor consists of a lovely living area with settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate extra persons), dining table and chairs, kitchen area, and shower room. A stone spiral staircase leads to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and a shower room. One of the bedrooms has a double bed, the second has twin beds (which can convert to a double on request) and the third has bunk beds. There is a little balcony on the first floor and in front and rear of the house at ground level are paved patios furnished with table, chairs, and sun shade perfect for dining al fresco, and there is a barbeque for guests use. There is plenty more space in the extensive grounds and around the large swimming pool (16m x 8m) where there is a sunbathing area. There is also a unique heated covered swimming pool (9m x 3m) and a shower w/c for guests use, as well as a laundry area with washing machine (payable locally). There is also a lovely communal room on the estate containing some exhibits of the owners art work, a satellite television, and where breakfast and dinner can be served on request. Conte is in a lovely location, surrounded by wooded countryside yet the ancient village of Monteverdi Marittimo, with its shops and restaurant is just 500m away and can be reached on foot. There are a further selection of amenities at Castagneto Carducci and the nearest lovely beaches of the Tuscan coast are less than half an hours' drive away. There is much to see in the nearby area, including the beautiful bay of Baratti, and the historic towns of San Gimignano and Volterra. Electricity is payable locally. DETAILS Ground Floor : Living room with settee (which converts to a double bed on request to accommodate up to 2 extra persons) kitchen area with cooker (4 gas rings, electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet, w.c. First Floor: Double bedroom > Twin/double bedroom > Bedroom with bunk beds > Shower room with shower, basin, bidet and w.c > Small balcony. Patio/Terrace > Barbecue > Large open air swimming pool > Covered heated swimming pool > Central heating* > Electricity* > Laundry room washing machine* > WiFi in some common areas > Communal room/gallery with satellite television and w.c ideal for meetings, or dinners or breakfast served on request > Parking > Walking distance of 500m to local village with shops and restaurant > 20 km approx to sea and nearest beaches. Facilities marked * are payable locally
We were very pleased to stay at Conte. The house is very nice and clean, the swimming pool also was very nice. It is a very special place with all the art items which are all over the property. Although the personel didn't speak Englisch or German, we had a nice time with these friendly people.
When we are going back tot this area, we will sure try to reservate here again.