La Villa Di Petroio
(x 12 people)
Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 6 | Near Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Heated pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
The elegant 12th century Villa sits on hillside blessed by stunning views of the rich hills near Ruffina, a famous Chianti region near to Florence. The owners of La Villa Di Petroio have found the perfect balance between the modern and the traditional. Every salvageable feature of the original building has been preserved and incorporated into an exceptionally tasteful design that offers all the practical benefits of an entirely new building. Now the centrepiece of an estate producing wine and olive oil, the Villa and its self-sufficient guest wing features bright, airy rooms with high, wood-beamed ceilings furnished in an elegant blend of antiques and contemporary pieces. Air-conditioned double bedrooms, modern bathrooms several of which ensuite make this one of our most comfortable villas to choose from. Large open plan living/dining room with a central fireplace and panoramic windows offering stunning views, a professional kitchen with a fantastic dining area has been just added the perfect setting to host a special event for up to 40 persons. A beautifully kept garden leads from the house to a secure swimming pool positioned to enjoy lovely views of rolling hills. A sense of complete tranquillity prevails at the villa, such that as time passes it becomes more and more difficult to tear yourself away. On the same 900 acre estate there is a large stone farmhouse, Il Borgo di Petroio, with its own private fenced pool that can be rented independently or with the Villa for weddings or just large family reunions.
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La Villa Di Petroio is available for larger parties. For details see La Villa Di Petroio (x 16 people).
For extra guests Il Borgo di Petroio can accommodate up to 14 people. For larger parties The Estate of Petroio consisting of La Villa di Petroio and Il Borgo di Petroio can accommodate up to 30 people. For further details please refer to the description of these.
Rental option notes
The east guest wing is not available and closed for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
On a hillside within a working 300ha/900-acre farm, which guests are free to explore at leisure. Acone Sant'Eustachio, 3km/2 miles, is the nearest village and offers shops and a good pizzeria. The town of Rufina with its wine museum is 7km/4 miles away, and the centre of Florence can be reached in 40 minutes.
Main house/Lower ground floor
Single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Laundry.
Upper ground floor
Entrance hall. Dining room. Air-conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Sitting room with glass doors opening to a loggia that connects to a private chapel. Kitchen with breakfast table for 6. Bathroom with shower.
Twin bedroom, single bedroom each with ceiling fan and an air-conditioned double bedroom sharing a large bathroom with bath and separate shower. Sitting room. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
West guest wing/Ground floor
Large, very well-equipped kitchen with table for four. WC. Sitting room with a glass door leading into the garden and entry to the main part of the villa.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an ensuite bathroom with bath and fixed shower.
East guest wing/First floor
On one level - suitable for mobility restricted persons. Air conditioning throughout. Open plan kitchen/dining room and sitting room with fireplace. WC. Four poster double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Very large open plan living/dining room for up to forty people with central fireplace. Fully fitted professional kitchen. Two WC’s. Large panoramic windows on three sides offering breathtaking views, prefect for family reunions or special celebrations.
Extensive, beautifully maintained gardens with lawns and fruit orchards set within a working farm. The very large, fenced swimming pool, 8 x 18m/26 x 58.5 feet, is set on a lawned terrace 90m/100 yards from the house, enjoying sun all day and stunning views. A shady gazebo for lounging and dining stands nearby, with a water cooler. Lovely opportunities for walking and for observing the deer that live in the estate's woodlands. The more active will enjoy the property’s private football/soccer pitch and the estate’s astro-turf tennis court.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's caretaker and his wife, who live in a separate house about 900m/850 yards up the hill. The owner lives in Florence and speaks English fluently. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Microwave. Two dishwashers. Barbeque. Washing machine. Flat screen Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD/video. Bose iPod docking station. Playstation PS3. Ping-pong and mini football tables. CD player. Air conditioning in all the double bedrooms. Portable fans in the twin and single bedrooms. Central heating. Mosquito nets on all windows. Fixed telephone line. High speed internet access via satellite [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, just over 1 hour; Pisa, 1 hour 45 minutes; Rome, about 3 hours. Railway station at Rufina, 8km/5 miles. Motorway exit at Firenze Sud, 25km/16 miles along paved but occasionally narrow roads to the property’s white drive. Self driven people carriers up to a maximum of 6 people and chauffeur driven mini buses up to a maximum of 12 people are permitted en-route from Rufina to the property. Note that this is due to local legislation. Parking for four cars.
Onsite football/soccer pitch and the Estate's astro-turf tennis court. Several riding stables in the area. Three 18-hole golf within 1 hour's drive. A path leaves Acone to climb Monte Giove (992m/3224 feet).
Toaster. Three fans. Three hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
The very large, fenced swimming pool, 8 x 18m/26 x 58.5 feet,has a depth of 1.2-2.5m/4-8 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
1 cot/crib and 1 highchair.