La Casa di Lamole
(x 4 People)
Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Chianti, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Miles and miles of vineyards, villages and forested hills are visible from La Casa di Lamole, situated on a hillside at the very centre of the Chianti Classico area. Designed to make the most of the view, this new restored tall and narrow house and its terraced garden unfold on three levels. The kitchen and dining loggia are at the lowest, allowing direct access to a private swimming pool set in a sweep of lawn edged with lavender. The sitting room, on the middle floor, offers a fireplace for cool evenings and a home theatre system for those sports events that simply cannot be missed. The two air conditioned bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, are at the top of the house, arguably with the best views of all.
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La Casa di Lamole is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see La Casa di Lamole (x 2 people).
Lamole, 5km/3 miles from the villa, is a tiny village in the heart of the Chianti Classico area consisting of a church, a bar, a small shop and a very, very good restaurant. A truly lovely 15km/9-mile drive brings you to Greve-in-Chianti where the local cooperativo offers tastings of all the area’s wines and olive oils - and, more practically, several bank, post office and pharmacy. You could spend a month touring Chianti - on foot, by bicycle or by car - without ever visiting the same village or winery twice. It’s a 45-minute run to Florence or Siena, slightly less to the famous factory outlets near Incisa Val d’Arno, slightly more to the much-photographed towers of medieval San Gimignano.
Lower ground floor
Galley kitchen with a table for six and glass doors opening to a dining loggia and the garden. Laundry room. WC.
[accessible through the main entrance, up 4 steps or from the lower ground floor, up 16 open steps] Entrance. Sitting room with a fireplace and home theatre system and French doors leading out to a paved terrace furnished for al fresco meals.
[up 15 open steps] Air conditioned double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with small bath and separate shower. Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
An impeccably maintained sloping, lawned garden with wonderful views across the hills. The private swimming pool, 5 x 8m/16 x 26 feet, is set just to the side of the villa, about 20m/yards away, with sun loungers and umbrella.
Assistance is provided by the caretaker who speaks a little English and lives about 10km/ 6miles away. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbecue. Washing machine. Satellite TV [with Sky Channels] with DVD/video home cinema. MP3 and CD player. Air conditioned bedrooms. Central heating. Safe. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, 53km/33 miles; Pisa, 103km/64 miles. Railway station at Florence, 44km/27 miles. Bus station for Florence at Panzano, 10km/6 miles. Motorway exit at Firenze-Impruneta, 34km/21 miles along paved roads until the final stretch of white road. Parking for two cars.
Tennis courts at Greve in Chianti, 15km/9 miles. Riding stables and 18-hole golf at Grassina, 28km/17 miles.
Kettle. Toaster. Espresso coffee maker. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The private swimming pool, 5 x 8m/16 x 26 feet, has a constant depth of 1m/3.2 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 cot/crib. 1 high chair.