The villa itself is built on various levels. Its entrance, where there is a pretty outside terrace, leads to the ground level hallway, and to the beautifully decorated living areas of the villa, which are spacious and extremely comfortable. There is a large modern very well equipped kitchen, a beautiful cosy lounge with fireplace, and the exquisitely furnished main living room and the adjacent dining area, both of which have patio doors leading onto the large main terrace (80sqm) complete with sun shade, table and chairs for al fresco dining, and enjoying a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. On the same floor is a pretty washroom. The first floor of the villa is equally elegant with four beautiful bedrooms each individually decorated and furnished in unique style, and three luxurious bathrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed, walk in wardrobe, and ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. There are a further two gorgeous double bedrooms, one bathroom, with bathtub and a fourth bedroom with a lovely French bed for one person and ensuite bathroom with hydro massage shower. The bathrooms are beautifully fitted with marble detailing, and three of the bedrooms have air conditioning. Villa Guelfi is surrounded by beautifully maintained landscaped gardens filled with mature trees and flowers. There are plenty of areas for relaxing in the peace and tranquillity of the lovely grounds which are bordered by the estates olive groves and chestnut woods. There is pretty gazebo with table and chairs for dining al fresco, as well as barbecue and pizza oven, and a beautiful swimming pool (14m x 8m) in a wonderful position in the grounds. Although immersed in wonderful gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside, amazingly Villa Guelfi is just 20 minutes drive away from the centre of the city of Florence with its gorgeous Renaissance architecture and many art treasures. Other Tuscan jewels such as Siena and San Gimignano are easily reached by car, as are the delights of the Chianti wine region. The main designer outlets are close by if you fancy a spot of shopping. The villa has resident caretakers who have a separate apartment underneath the house and meticulously take care of the gardens, pool and upkeep of the villa itself. Various extra facilities, such as laundry service and local chef are available on request (payable locally). Air conditioning and electricity costs are payable locally. Local food shops and amenities are just 5 minutes drive away in the nearby village of San Donato. Villa Guelfi (7 persons) can be rented together with Villa Ghibellini (6 persons) another private villa with its own swimming pool on the same estate as Villa Guelfi to accommodate larger parties. Both villas share the same entrance driveway into the estate enclosed via electric gate. DETAILS Ground Level: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher > Lounge with settees and fireplace > Main living room with settees > Dining area with table and chairs > Large panoramic terrace > Washroom with basin, w.c. Upper level: Master bedroom with double bed, walk in wardrobe and large ensuite bathroom with hydro massage tub, twin basins, bidet and w.c. > 2 Double bedrooms > Single bedroom with French bed ensuite shower room with hydro massage shower, basin, bidet and w.c.> Bathroom with bath tub, basin, bidet and w.c. General facilities: Air conditioning in 3 double bedrooms > Large garden > Patio terrace > Large panoramic terrace (80 sqm) > Swimming pool > Barbecue / pizza oven > Satellite television > DVD player > Fly screens > Wi Fi Internet access > Central heating > Electricity > extra maid service available on request* > Laundry with washing machine and dryer > Parking > Olive oil available for purchase > 5 minutes drive to local shops at the village of San Donato > Florence 15 km approx. *Services available/payable locally > All services are provided by third parties.