(x 4 people)
Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 2 | Chianti, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
Set squarely in the loveliest part of Chianti and near some of its finest Classico wineries, Villa Cignano surveys the entire region from its hilltop vantage point, including Monte Amiata, the city of Siena and a sprinkling of villages and castles. Decorated in a style that is typically Tuscan in its warmth and simplicity, this beautifully restored stone farmhouse is furnished with fine local antiques and bright fabrics that set off the original terracotta floors and high beamed ceilings and air conditioned bdrooms. A long loggia stretches across the front of the house, with a dining table positioned to capture the best view. The garden slopes gently downhill to the swimming pool, where a second loggia and comfortable loungers lend themselves to afternoons of idle contemplation.
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Villa Cignano is available for larger parties. For details see Villa Cignano (x 6 people) and Villa Cignano (x 8 people) not available for the 2014 season.
Rental option notes
The lower ground floor is not available and closed for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
Tuscany's most famous area never fails to please: the landscape is spectacular, the food delicious and there is something of interest around every corner. The nearest shops are in the wee hamlet of Vagliagli, 2km/1 mile, or the pretty fortified town of Castellina-in-Chianti, 15 minutes. 15 minutes to the south is Siena with its glorious Campo. Hundreds of villages and wineries to visit on foot, by bicycle or by car, and three of Italy’s finest hill towns for excursions: Monteriggioni, 25 minutes, San Gimignano, 45 minutes, and Volterra, 1 hour.
Upper ground floor
Living/dining room with a fireplace and dining table. Well-equipped kitchen. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Air conditioned double bedroom with an extra single bed with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Large loggia facing the valley with a dining table, deck chairs and barbeque.
Lower ground floor
Accessed from the outside. Large air conditioend bedroom with a double bunk bed [two stacked double beds] and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Terraced, irrigated lawns dotted with lovely old trees slope gently down to a large pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 39 feet, with steps and an infinity edge. The pool shares its broad, paved terrace with a shady loggia and loungers.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very conscientious caretaker, who lives near the property and speaks very little English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Barbecue. Bread oven. Washing machine. Non-satellite TV with video. CD player. Ping-pong table. Working fireplace. Central heating. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Wireless ADSL internet access [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, 1 hour; Pisa, 1 hour 40 minutes. Railway station at Siena, 30 minutes. Motorway exit at San Donato, 20 minutes along paved and white roads. Shaded parking for three cars.
Tennis within 15 minutes. Riding stables 30 minutes. 18-hole golf at Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, 40 minutes away also at Golf course La Bagnaia 35 km away. Chianti is a wonderful area for walking and biking. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English).
Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The infinity-edged large pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 39 feet, has a depth of 1.2-2.5m/4-8 feet and stone steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
2 cot/cribs and 2 high chairs.
Additional notes about the property
Pets are accepted.