The Estate Of Petroio
Sleeps 30 | Bedrooms 16 | Bathrooms 15 | Near Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Set within a 900 acre estate in the hills above Rufina within easy reach of Florence; on The Estate Petroio resides two stunning residences, the elegant 12th century Villa and stone farmhouse, Borgo of Petroio. The perfect balance has been created by their owner, a professional caterer and event designer for the wealthy, preserving original features while incorporating 21st century comforts. The Villa; the centrepiece of the wine and olive oil estate; boasts two self-sufficient wings, one suitable for mobility restricted persons, very comfortably and tastefully furnished as the main house. Modern bathrooms several of which ensuite, compliment the air-conditioned bedrooms. A large open plan living/dining room with a central fireplace and panoramic windows offer breathtaking views, a professional kitchen and dining area have just been added, the perfect setting to host a special event for up to 70 persons. The Borgo; main house with guest house just along the way have lovingly been restored with a new lease of life. Like the Villa the same concept has been applied, air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, large, bright and airy living areas not to mention the all important plein air living area and al fresco dining. Not one but two large private fenced swimming pools, a football/soccer pitch and astro-turf tennis court ensure enjoyment whether it be a dip in the pool on hot summer days or a private tournament on court. For lovers of nature the estate provides extensive opportunities to wonder amongst the unspoilt countryside, a haven of peace and tranquillity.
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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.
La Villa main house/Lower ground floor
Single bedroom with ceiling fan and 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.
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 sixty 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.
Il Borgo main house/Ground floor
WC/cloakroom. Very well equipped kitchen with a professional cooker and a separate pantry. Large dining room with a dining table for 12 leading out into the garden next to the al fresco dining area. Breakfast room leads into the kitchen with a second fireplace. Large Sitting room with an open fireplace and a TV area. Laundry room.
Large air-conditioned sitting room.
First floor/South wing
Master double bedroom with air conditioning, with an open fireplace, a private terrace and an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Double bedroom with air conditioning with an en-suite bathroom with shower. A second double bedroom with air conditioning with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
First floor/North wing
Up 3 steps from the sitting room, twin bedroom [convertible to double] with air conditioning with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with air conditioning and with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Guest house/Ground floor
Kitchen with a fireplace and bread oven. Dining room with a sitting area. Both rooms lead out onto a charming terrace under a large tree. Laundry room.
Master double bedroom with a separate sitting room with a wood burning stove and a sofa bed, both rooms have air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom with shower. Twin bedroom with air conditioning and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Changing room. WC. Shower.
Extensive, beautifully maintained gardens with lawns and fruit orchards set within a working farm. Two large, fenced swimming pools, 8 x 18m/26 x 58.5 feet, set on lawned terraces 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 on the estate. 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. Ample parking.
Onsite football/soccer pitch and 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.
Two large, fenced swimming pools, 8 x 18m/26 x 58.5 feet, each has a depth of 1.2-2.5m/4-8 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
2 cots/cribs and 3 highchairs.