(x 18 people)
Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 11 | Bathrooms 11 | Chianti, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Hot tub | Air conditioning | Maid included | Cook included |
I Corbezzoli, a large stone farmhouse and guest house fully restored by its current owners with devotion, has been transformed into a luxury country retreat. Set at the end of a private road, perched on a hilltop with stunning views of the vineyards, olive groves and woodland of the Valdarno, south of Florence and to the east of Chianti. Furnished to a very high standard with a professional kitchen, great living areas, large air conditioned bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms, the majority with Jacuzzi baths. The extensive lawns are laced with a variety of flowers, sloping down to the fan-shaped swimming pool with a heated Jacuzzi and a paved terrace furnished for sunbathing.
Situated at the eastern edge of the Chianti wine-producing area, and midway between Florence and Arezzo, the property could not be better designed and located for a holiday that combines lazy days of dolce far niente with sightseeing in some of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany.
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I Corbezzoli is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see I Corbezzoli (x 16 people). It is also available for larger parties. Seeand I Corbezzoli (x 20 people) and I Corbezzoli (x 22 people).
Staffing and Services note
For details please see below.
In an area known for its food and wine, not to mention splendid scenery. Montegonzi, 2km/1.5 miles, has the nearest food shop although Cavriglia, 8km/5 miles, has a better selection - and an excellent restaurant. From here a beautiful road leads into Chianti - Radda-in-Chianti is a 20-minute drive. Not to be missed is the Thursday morning market at Montevarchi, 12km/8 miles. Florence and Arezzo, a beautiful city with a famous antiques market, are both reached in 45 minutes. The monasteries, castles and characteristic medieval villages in the area are interesting destinations for excursions.
Entrance hall with study. Air-conditioned sitting room with a large fireplace leading into a large, bright and airy dining/living room. Up 7 steps to the professional kitchen. Air-conditioned double bedroom with flat screen TV, fireplace and an ensuite bathroom [down 9 steps] with two sinks, a jacuzzi bath and separate shower [accessible from the outside].
Up 16 stone steps.
This floor is accessible also via an external stone staircase, 16 steps.
Sitting room with fireplace and flat screen TV leading to an air-conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with TV, fireplace and a large ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with a flat screen TV and fireplace and a large ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath.
Up 5 steps
Air-conditioned double bedroom with a flat screen TV, fireplace and a large ensuite bathroom [down 7 steps] with two sinks and a jacuzzi bath.
Up 14 stone steps
Air-conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with a flat screen TV, fireplace and a large ensuite bathroom with two sinks and a jacuzzi bath.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with flat screen TV, fireplace and jacuzzi bath and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks.
Guest House/Ground Floor
Air-conditioned double bedroom with jacuzzi bath, flat screen TV, fireplace and an ensuite bathroom [suitable for mobility restricted persons]. Air-conditioned double bedroom with flat screen TV, fireplace a large ensuite bathroom [suitable for mobility restricted persons] with two sinks and jacuzzi bath. Air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with access to a terrace, with flat screen TV, fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with hydro sauna shower.
Access to this floor is only from an external stone staircase [12 steps].
Entrance/sitting room. Air-conditioned double bedroom with flat screen TV, fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with two sinks, jacuzzi bath and separate shower. Air-conditioned double bedroom with flat screen TV, fireplace, a jacuzzi bath and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
The two houses are surrounded by a large grass lawn full of colourful blooming shrubs and natural flagstone compositions. The extensive lawn leads down towards a lovely private fan-shaped swimming pool, 14x7m/46x23 feet with a heated Jacuzzi [for up to six people] and a paved terrace for sunbathing. From here you can enjoy wonderful views of the Valdarno valley and the mountains of Pratomagno.
Assistance is provided by the very helpful English speaking caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Satellite TV (Sky Channels)with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Air-conditioning throughout . Thirteen working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line. iPod docking station.
Airports: Florence, 74km/46 miles; Pisa, 134km/83 miles. Railway station at Montevarchi-Terranuova, motorway exit Valdarno, 12km/8 miles along paved roads, with the last 2km/1mile of white road, to the property’s gates. Parking for six cars.
Tennis, horseback riding and bicycle rental within 5 minutes. 9-hole training golf course at Golf Club Le Miniere, 10 minutes; free access to villa guests. 18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, 30 minutes
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The private fan-shaped swimming pool, 14x7m/46x23 feet with a heated Jacuzzi [for up to six people] has a depth of 0.10-1.40m/0.33-4.5 feet and the steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
3 highchairs. 4 cots/cribs
Staffing and Services included in the rental
Breakfast, lunch or dinner; the flexible staff can cater for your meals, dietary requirements and meal times as required by you. The shopping, organising of the menus, laying of the table, serving, clearing of the table and cleaning of the kitchen and waiter service are included in the rental rate. Food and beverages are not included and are to be paid separately on location on presentation of receipts.
Sample menus can be obtained by contacting email@example.com
You may pre arrange your meals prior to your arrival by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and advise us accordingly. Remember that if any members have any allergies or food intolerances, you must advise us and of course if you have any personal preferences.
-07.30: Two members of staff, the cook and waiter, arrive without disturbing any guests. Laying of the table for breakfast.
- Lunch or dinner, as per your requirements
-22.30: The chef and waiter end their evening
At I Corbezzoli 6 members of staff ensure your stay runs smoothly.
- Wine is purchased at a local cantina which have a wide and sophisticated variety of wines from the Tuscany region which can organise wine-tasting. For further details please see extra services available. However guests may want to buy a different wine and may do so by themselves and inform the cook not to purchase any. All meat is bought from local organic farm. No OGM. Suffers of allergies or vegetarians can be catered for.