(x 14 people)
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 7 | Bathrooms 7 | South of Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Hot tub | Maid included |
Vaggio Savernano is a rambling three hundred-year-old farmhouse which has been restored and renovated to a very high standard. Terracotta or tiled floors and beamed ceilings set the tone for an extremely comfortable residence equipped with all the modern amenities, which make Vaggio Savernano one of our most welcoming villas. The large, air-conditioned rooms are furnished in a tasteful blend of Italian and English antiques, while ping-pong and billiards tables provide rainy-day diversions. A beautifully maintained garden of lawns, rock gardens and terraces surrounds the house and ensures complete privacy. Views of the Val d’Arno are best from the large swimming pool and pool house, where loungers and umbrellas beckon you to relax. A spacious loggia with a barbeque provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining.
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Vaggio Savernano is a stunning villa set against a sweeping hill and is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. Vaggio Savernano is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Vaggio Savernano (x 12 people).
In a pretty, rural area midway between Florence and Arezzo, both 45 minutes' drive. The nearest shops and tennis courts are at Pian di Scò, 3 km/2 miles, with a better selection at Reggello, 5km/3 miles. Keen walkers will enjoy the Pratomagno hills near the Vallombrosa Abbey, and the protected Casentino area. Across the Valdarno to the west is the Chianti wine-producing region; perhaps the best place to begin is Gaiole, 45 minutes, with a tasting session at the cooperativo. Incisa Valdarno, 15 minutes, offers a range of designer factory outlets.
Lower ground floor
Large air-conditioned living room with a billiards table and an open stone fireplace. Up three steps to an air conditioned double bedroom with an en suite bathroom a shower. An enclosed loggia leading to a large air-conditioned double bedroom with French windows leading out into the garden with an en suite bathroom with shower that is shared with the air conditioned double bedroom on the first floor of the guest house.
Upper ground floor
Well-equipped air-conditioned kitchen. Air-conditioned dining room leading out onto the large paved terrace, leading to the pool terrace or to a large loggia with a dining table and barbecue. Large air-conditioned sitting room with an open fireplace. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower. Air-conditioned twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom with a shower. WC serving the kitchen/dining rooms and living room. Down three steps to an air-conditioned twin bedroom with stairs leading down to a en suite bathroom with a shower on the lower ground floor.
Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower.
Guest house/Lower ground floor
Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with a shower and shared with the bathroom on the first floor. Enclosed loggia leading to the lower ground floor living room in the main house.
Upper ground floor
Air-conditioned master suite with a large double bed, stone fireplace and sitting area with stairs leading down to the shared ensuite bathroom on the lower ground floor.
Beautifully maintained gardens on many levels with lawns, rockeries and loggias. terracotta terraces, shaded parking and teak garden furniture, the private swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, is gated for children’s safety and has large steps that act as a shallow area. Pool with comfortable outdoor furniture and a ping pong table, changing room with WC and shower.
Assistance is provided by the property's extremely helpful English-speaking caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Barbeque. Washing machine. 50 inch flat screen satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD/video. Two 3D LED TVs with DVD. Vast collection of DVDs. CD/cassette player. Two iPod docking stations. Ping-pong and billiards tables. Fully air-conditioned. Ceiling fans in three bedrooms. Two portable fans. Central heating. Three working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line.
Airports: Florence, under 1 hour; Pisa, 1 hour 40 minutes; Rome, 2 hours 30 minutes. Railway station [free parking and a direct line to Florence] at Figline Valdarno, 15 minutes. Motorway exit at Incisa-Reggello, 15km/9 miles along paved roads to the property’s white access road. Ample parking.
Tennis 5 minutes away at Pian di Sco'. Riding stables at San Giovenale, 15 minutes. 18-hole golf at the Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, Grassina, 40 minutes.
Iron and ironing board. Two hair dryers. Kettle. Toaster. Filter coffee machine.
The private swimming pool, 7 x 14m/23 x 46 feet, has a depth of 0.5-3m/20"-9 feet with a diving board and both a ladder and steps for entry/exit. There is a gate leading up to the pool terrace to secure it from young children.
Additional notes about the property
The optional cook routinely receives excellent reviews! A reliable babysitter is also available on request.