Spacious and private villa, dramatically located in the hearth of Tuscany's Chianti region, with expansive views over the olive groves, vineyards, woods and country estates, only 2 km from Mercatale Val di Pesa and 18 km from Florence. The location couldn’t be better: private, tranquil position on hillside just 15 minutes south from Florence, with easy access to the charming Chianti hill towns, at 50 minutes from Siena and 1 hour from Lucca. The building dates back approximately to one thousand years ago, in the Medieval period, and has been totally restored in 2006. It was a small monastery and evolved into a country house some century later. A typically rough dirt road (1200 meters) brings you to the villa, through vineyards, and olive groves. This fenced property consists in 2 hectares and includes a villa (530 sqm), a pool (15m x 7,50m) with Jacuzzi and a dependence (40 sqm). The lawn is bordered with roses bushes and olive trees. A stone patio where is a BBQ, provides shadow for al fresco dining at a long table for 12 people with comfortable chairs. From here some steps takes you to the fresh water pool with Jacuzzi. The area is furnished with sun beds, tables and chairs with umbrellas. Next to the pool there is a nice changing room with a bathroom with shower and a new well equipped fitness room. The villa has beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings, it is divided into two floors.
On the ground floor : entry hall, study room with double sofa bed and air conditioning, dining area with table for 12, first small but well equipped kitchen, main fully equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, oven, toaster), one double bedroom (cannot be separated) with bathroom with shower. This room is now provided with air conditioning. Living room with double sofa bed. In this room there is SKY TV SAT, DVD and CD player, one bathroom with shower.
On the first floor : spacious central living room with fireplace, TV and PC with printer, one master bedroom (cannot be separated) with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub), twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub), 2 double bedrooms (the double beds cannot be separated), each with en suite bathroom (shower), one guest bathroom.
Basement : laundry room with washing machine and dryer, iron and iron board, wine cellar.
Restrictions : due to the stone steps connecting the two floors, the villa is not suitable to people with walking difficulties.
Dependance (only upon request and owner approval)
On the ground floor : cosy living room (with sofa bed) with kitchenette and one bathroom with shower. One double bedroom upstairs. The Dependence is air conditioned.
Bed linen and bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, pool towels included. Utilities included (gas, water). Maid service 3 hours per day from Monday to Saturday included. Internet WIFI included. Air conditioning, electricity and heating not included (metered and to be paid on site - utility deposit 500€ per week upon arrival). Final cleaning main villa 250€. Final cleaning dependance 120€. Extra beds (2 sofa beds each with double bed are available in the main villa and one more in the dependance) 200€ per person per week. Baby bed 100€ per week. Pets not allowed. Security deposit main villa : 1500€ to be paid in cash on the spot. Price per week of the dependance: 1100€ (ls), 1275€ (ms), 1550€ (hs).
Swimming pool (15m x 7,50m) with Jacuzzi, sun beds and umbrellas, BBQ, changing room with a bathroom with shower, well equipped fitness room, Sky TV Sat, DVD and CD players, PC with printer, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, iron and iron board, wine cellar, air conditioning in the bedrooms and study room.
Italy, Tuscany : Mercatale Val di Pesa (shopping, restaurants, market) 5 minutes, Florence 15 minutes, Greve in Chianti 15 minutes, San Gimignano 30 minutes, Siena 50 minutes, Lucca 1 hour. Florence airport 30 minutes.