Tenuta Alba is the perfect starting point to explore Tuscany. Situated in the heart of Chianti, it is only a 20 minutes\' drive from Florence, 40 minutes from Siena, one hour drive from Lucca, and all of the beautiful hill towns of Chianti are within easy reach. It sleeps up to 22 people in five, brand new and elegant apartments. The closest village, Mercatale Val di Pesa, with shops and restaurants, is just five minutes away by car (2 km) or 15 minutes walking through the fields. Facilities for horseback riding are available nearby (3 km). There\'s a wide selection of restaurants within 10 minutes\' drive. The buildings were once an oil mill with an adjacent barn. In 2011 they were completely restored and converted into five elegant country units. The owners live on the property in a separate historical villa situated across the garden, 200 meters behind the villas. They are fluent in English and are happy to help guests during their stay on their property.
The property is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers, and the magical Chianti Tuscan hills. The pool is set in the middle of the olive trees. A short drive along a country lane lined with cypresses, leads to the property (600 m dirt road). All apartments have an outdoor area for al fresco dining, there is also an outdoor common area with parasol and lounges where guests can mingle together. Each accommodation has been furnished with love and care with Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors, original art and antiques, and beautiful fabrics. All of the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Amenities include satellite TV, radio, microwave/convection oven, fridge, American coffee maker, toaster, BBQ, and hair dryers. Units 1, 3, 4 & 5, are provided with a washing-dryer machine, unit 2 has only washing machine. Units 1, 2, and 3 are located in the large building - the oil mill. Units 4 and 5 are located in the smaller one the barn.
Included in the rental price: Maid service 1 hr/twice weekly, Internet, Wi-Fi, pool towels, utilities/heating included up to 50 Euro/week
Available upon request at additional cost: Grocery shopping, catered dinner from nearby restaurant
Unit 1 sleeps six guests and is located in the large building, (the former oil mill). The ground floor consists of a large, fully equipped kitchen (stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker), living room with open fireplace, and a bathroom with shower. On the first floor is a double bedroom, two twin bedrooms (beds can be converted into doubles), a bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Unit 2 sleeps six guests and is also located in the large building. The ground floor consists of the entrance in the living room (with pianoforte), an additional small living room with fireplace, and a large, fully equipped kitchen. On the first floor is a double bedroom, two twin bedrooms (beds can be converted to doubles), a bathroom with shower and a second bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Unit 3 sleeps two guests and is located in the large building. The ground floor offers a living room with fireplace, well-equipped kitchen, a twin bedrooms (beds can be converted into a double), and a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Unit 4 sleeps four guests and is located in the small building, (the former barn). The ground floor has a loggia, living room with fireplace and dining area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a small bathroom. The first floor offers a double bedroom with terrace, a twin bedroom (bed can be joined or separated), and a bathroom with shower.
Unit 5 sleeps four guests and is also located in the small building. On the ground floor is a living room, large well-equipped kitchen, and a small bathroom. On the first floor is a double bedroom, one twin bedroom (beds can be joined or separated) and a bathroom with both shower and Jacuzzi tub.
*A sofa bed for two additional guests is available for all units at an additional cost, please see Charges.