Villa di Bagnolo
(x 12 people)
Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 6 | Near Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Air conditioning | Maid included | Cook included |
Villa di Bagnolo is the substantial manor house of a wine and olive oil estate just outside Florence. Believed to date from the 18th century, the building has just been restored and redecorated from top to bottom, with no expense spared. A hilltop position ensures superlative views of Florence and the Tuscan countryside; for an even better look the adventurous can climb to the towers and terrace on the roof. Inside, the large, bright rooms are furnished in valuable antiques with comfortable corners for reading and relaxing. Air-conditioning in first floor bedrooms. A sweeping lawn surrounds the house, leading across to a large pool with an infinity edge and two all-weather tennis courts. The village of Impruneta is minutes away from the historic centre of Florence and a short drive from many of the famous vineyards and villages of the Chianti region.
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Villa di Bagnolo is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Villa di Bagnolo (x 6 people) and Villa di Bagnolo (x 8 people), Villa di Bagnolo (x 10 people). It is also available for larger parties. For details see Villa di Bagnolo (x 14 people).
Staffing and Services notes
For details please see below.
Located immediately south of Florence, 10km/6 miles from the centre, and just north of the Chianti Classico region. The nearest shops are at Tavarnuzze, 1.5 km/1 mile; 10 minutes further along is Impruneta, a historic pottery-making centre with two beautiful chapels housing della Robbia enamels - and several good restaurants. Greve-in-Chianti, at the centre of the wine-producing area, is a 30-minute drive, and Siena is reached in less than 1 hour.
Upper ground floor
Up 15 steps to the entrance hall. Large sitting room with fireplace and dining table. WC. Well-equipped kitchen. Glassed terrace with breakfast table. Sitting room with a 19th century pianoforte. Single bedroom. Games room.
Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. Air conditioned twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Terrace. Air conditioned double bedroom [US Olimpic Queen size] with an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi bath. Cloakroom with a security box. Air conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower and jacuzzi bath. Air conditioned large bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. Bathroom with shower. Terrace. Air conditioned double bedroom with a single bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Up 32 steps to a terrace between two towers.
Extensive, beautifully maintained and fully fenced gardens with lawns, impeccable olive groves and several terraces for lounging and dining. The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 39 feet, is set into the lawn just outside the house. A large terrace offers a dining area shaded by market umbrellas. The two all-weather tennis courts overlook Florence.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very courteous and helpful caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Microwave. Dishwasher. Barbeque. Pizza oven. Laundry facilities [for staff use only]. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD/video. CD/cassette player. Central heating. Air-conditioning in first floor bedrooms. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Fireplaces are decorative only.
Airports: Florence, 29km/18 miles; Pisa, less than 1 hour; Rome, less than 3 hours. Railway station: in Florence. A bus service to Florence stops within walking distance of the villa. Motorway exit at Firenze-Impruneta, with paved roads leading to the property’s gated drive. Parking for seven cars.
10 minutes from tennis and 18-hole golf at the Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino in Grassina, and from riding stables at Impruneta.
Toaster. Mixer. Seven hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 39 feet, has a constant depth of 1.5m/5 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
A cot, two cribs and two high chairs
Additional notes about the property
Florence's Duomo is clearly visible from the property, as are the hills of Fiesole and San Casciano.
Staffing and services
- 08.00: Two members of staff, maid and waitress, arrive via the rear entrance without disturbing any guests.
They shall commence with rearranging and tidy of the sitting room and living areas. Laying of the table for breakfast.
- 08.00 – 10.00: Preparing and serving continental breakfast.
-10.00 – 13.00: With breakfast now finished the table shall be cleared, food stored, cleaning of the kitchen, making of beds, cleaning of bathrooms.
-12.00: All members of staff leave unless lunch is required. For further details please see extra services available.
-13.00 – 15.00: Optional lunch; laying of the table, preparing and served. Please see lunch menu. Table is then cleared, kitchen is tidied and cleaned.
-18.00: Cook will commence preparation of dinner if requested.
-19.30: Aperitif with snacks. Torches, fresh flowers and candeles can be arranged for atmospheric al fresco dining. For further details please contact our email@example.com
-20.00: Dinner, if required, is served in the dining room. For further details please see dinner menu. Table is cleared (shall be cleared the following day if guests have not finished by 22.00), food stored, kitchen tidied and cleaned.
-22.00: Staff depart.
- Wine is purchased at high standard local cantina’s which have a wide variety of wines from the Tuscany region and which organises wine-tasting. For further details please see extra services available. However guests may want to buy a different wine and may do so by themselves and inform the cook not to purchase any. All meat is bought from local organic farm. No OGM. Suffers of allergies or vegetarians can be catered for. Further details with regards to pricing of meals can be found under Price and Availability.