(x 10 people)
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 6 | Near San Gimignano, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Maid included |
Casa Tara is an extremely welcoming house set on a hill top enjoying sweeping views from its sun baked terraces. The old farmhouse and its barn were restored and converted into a very comfortable home set in a great location to explore the very core of Tuscany. Large French doors lead out into the garden, where a large table seating 18 in comfort sits in the shade. The swimming pool is set on a lawned terrace just below the main house next to the guest house that has a second shaded dining area. Lots of space spells bliss for large groups, you are never going to be on top of each other here. The furnishing are of a high level, the kitchen is extremely well equipped, you even have a grand piano in the living room. The bedrooms are spacious, with beautiful beamed ceilings. All in all this is a great venue for a large family reunion or for a group of friends that want to be together but with enough space to give some privacy to those needing it. There is also a private tennis court hidden in an angle of the garden.
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Casa Tara is available for larger parties. For details see Casa Tara (x 14 people) and Casa Tara (x 18 people).
Rental option notes
Please note that the guest house is closed and is not available for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
The nearby village of Ortimino, 2km/1 mile, boasts a food shop and bakery. A wider selection of shops, bars and restaurants can be found at Montespertoli, 7km/4 miles. South west lies San Gimignano, 22km/14 miles while Florence can be easily reached, about 42km/ 26 miles. Days trips include many hilltop villages in Chianti include Castellina and Greve in Chianti with Siena further afield, about 1 hours’ drive.
Main house/Ground floor
Entrance leading to the sitting room with grand piano and fireplace. Living room/dining room with fireplace leading out to a loggia for al fresco meals. Very well equipped kitchen. Second living room with fireplace. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden. Two WC’s.
Double bedroom [US Califoria King size] with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Double bedroom [US King size convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Four twin bedrooms [convertible to double US King size]. Bathroom with bath. Bathroom with shower.
Guest house/Ground floor
Living/dining room with fireplace leading out to the loggia for al fresco meals. Kitchen. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath.
Double bedroom [US King size] with French doors leading out to a paved terrace. Twin bedroom [convertible to double US King size] with access to the paved terrace through French doors. Bathroom with bath.
The very well kept terraced garden with a private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, is set on a lower terrace enjoying sweeping views of the rolling countryside. The guest house with loggia lies just across the way. Private astro-turf tennis court.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful caretaker, who speaks some English and lives offsite. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Fixed barbecue. Two washing machines. Spin dryer. Flat screen satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD/video in the main house only. CD player with iPod docking station. Football table. Portable fans and mosquito repellents in each bedroom. Central heating. Four working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line. Fax.
Airports: Florence, 50 minutes; Pisa, 1 hour 15 minutes. Railway station at Castelfiorentino; 8km/5 miles, Empoli; 25 minutes. Motorway exit at Ginestra Fiorentina, 16km/10 miles along paved roads to the property’s access road. Ample parking.
Two 18-hole golf courses; Poggio Ugolino, 36km/22 miles; Castelfalfi, 26km/16 miles. Several horse riding stable nearby.
Kettle. Toaster. Blender. Mixer. Espresso/Cappuccino machine. Filter coffer maker. Iron and ironing board. Several hairdryers.
The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/5 feet with a ladder for entry exit.
Amenities for Children
2 cot/crib. 2 highchair.