Villa di Pile
(x 10 people)
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Chianti, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Maid included |
This beautiful late 18th century villa sits behind a pair of old gates on the edge of a tiny village just above where one of the most magnificent classical villas of Italy is found, Il Cenobbio. Set in the hills between Greve and Panzano in Chianti; the views from the house and its grounds are breathtaking, hills dotted with farmhouses, olive groves, vineyards and the Etruscan village of Panzano sitting as a silhouette against the skyline. The villa offers high ceilings which guarantee cool rooms, wonderful sitting rooms both on the ground floor and first floor, spacious bedrooms and modern bathrooms. The infinity pool is set below the villa within the gated garden surrounded by lush green lawns. The number of towns and villages to visit is too long to list; this is the heart of the Chianti Classico, one of the most beautiful spots in the world. A must is to visit the nearby "Cenobbio" where Mona Lisa was born, where allegedly the word "Chianti" was first used and more recently the film "Much ado about nothing” was filmed.
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Set in the hills south-east of Greve in Chianti, 7km/4 miles, with a good selection of bars, shops and restaurants not to forget the many enoteca’s or cantina’s for sampling local wines. The nearest restaurant being at Lamole, 2km/1 mile, very popular with the locals can also be reached by foot. Panzano lies just to the south-west of the villa, 10km/6 miles, one of the prettiest and oldest villages of the Chianti. Take the scenic route to Florence on the Via Chiantigiana, 35km/22 miles, and experience wonderful rolling countryside and magnificent views. Siena, famous for its Piazza del Campo, can be reached in about one hour.
Entrance with a large hallway. Large sitting room with fireplace and an alcove once a chapel. Dining room with an old wine press. Large kitchen with a large fireplace. Twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Bathroom with shower. Laundry room.
Large sitting room with fireplace. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower. One double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Two twin bedrooms [convertible to double]. Large bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The very large landscaped garden with flower beds, various fruit trees and well maintained lawns sweep down to the private infinity-edged swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, laced with sun loungers. Vegetable garden.
Assistance is provided by the local and very helpful caretaker, who speaks a little English and lives elsewhere. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Portable barbecue. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. iPod docking station. Central heating. Decorative fireplaces. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet access [computer not provided].
Airports: Florence, 47km/29 miles; Pisa, 87km/54 miles. Motorway/Superstrada exit: at San Donato, about 25km/16 miles, along paved roads to the property’s gated drive. Railway station: Florence, 38km/24 miles. From Greve in Chianti there is a bus service to the centre of Florence, about 7m/4 miles from the property. Parking for 5 cars.
Tennis at Greve in Chianti, about 7km/4 miles. Riding stables 20 minutes and 18-hole golf course at Grassina, about 26km/16 miles. For those that wish to explore there are many walking and biking trails.
Kettle. Toaster. Mixer. Iron and ironing board. Two hairdryers.
The swimming pool, 6x12m/19x38 feet, has a depth of 1.2-2.4m/4-8 feet with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
1 cot/crib. 1 highchair.