(x 4 people)
Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 | Near Florence, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Tennis court | Hot tub | Maid included |
Colli Fiorentini is a very pretty stone farmhouse with sweeping views of hills blanketed with vineyards and olive groves. With walls dating back to the 17th century, the house's interiors have been thoroughly modernised in a style that blends traditional elements with modern preferences for space and light. The furnishings and fittings follow the same theme, fully air condtioned combining comfort and convenience with a sprinkling of antiques. A well-kept garden with lawns leads down to a swimming pool and hot tub set on a terracotta terrace facing the sunset over the Chianti hills. Al fresco meals can be served under the large loggia positioned for the best view, where a built-in barbeque/wood oven lends itself to traditional Tuscan fare. The villa is ideally located for walking and mountain biking, within a short distance of the small village of San Vincenzo a Torri and easy reach of Florence.
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Colli Fiorentini is available at a lower rate for smaller parties. For details see Colli Fiorentini (x 2 people).
In a gently rolling landscape of fields and vineyards at the edge of a village within the Chianti Classico wine area. Two cantina's within easy reach offering wine tasting, I Lami, 400m/yards and Torigiani, 4km/3miles. The nearest shops and restaurants are in San Vincenzo a Torri, 300 meters/yards. Montelupo, with its 9-hole golf course, is 7km/4 miles away, and horseback riding is available in the hamlet of Cerbaia, 3km/2 miles. It’s a short drive to Florence, 20km/12 miles, or tram service, Villa Costanza, 5km/3 miles, duration about 10 minutes into the centre of Florence to the main train station Santa Maria Novella. San Gimignano, 30km/19 miles, Siena or Pisa, 60km/40 miles, close enough for a day's excursion.
Advise: This house is not recommended for Disabled
Spacious air conditioned living/dining room with an open fireplace leading out into the garden through large glass doors. Well-equipped kitchen. Loggia for lounging and dining with a barbeque and a lovely view across the valley.
Air conditioned sitting room on an interior balcony overlooking the living room. Nice air conditioned double bedroom. Air conditioned twin bedroom [convertible to double]. Bathroom in green marble with jacuzzi bath and shower.
A nicely maintained garden with lawns bordered by open, rolling fields. The swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet (which is open all year round), shares a terracotta terrace at the edge of the garden with a hot tub [heating included]. Outdoor shower. Play area set on a lower terrace with ping-pong table and volley ball.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's exceptionally helpful English-speaking caretaker. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Wood oven. Fixed barbecue, Fireplace. Note that the wood for these is included in the rental. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Large flat screen satellite TV [No Sky channels] with home cinema, DVD/video and Gaming system. Ping-pong table. Volley ball. Safe. Air-conditioning throughout. Central heating included. Hot Tub. Fireplace. Mobile phone provided. Wireless ADSL internet connection (computer provided]. Four mountain bikes.
Airports: Florence, 24km/15 miles; Pisa, about 1 hour. Railway station at Montelupo-Capraia, 15 minutes with free parking and direct trains to Florence, Pisa and Siena. Tram service to Florence, Villa Costanza, 10 minutes. Bus stop at San Vincenzo which takes you directly to Villa Costanza. Motorway exit at Ginestra Fiorentina, 3km/2 miles along paved roads to the property’s gates. Parking for three cars.
Tennis and horseback riding at Cerbaia, 5 minutes. 9-hole golf at Montelupo, 7km/4 miles. Three 18-hole golf courses within 30 minutes, at Vinci, 15km/9 miles, Grassina and Prato. Lake fishing, 1km/500 yards.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 5 x 10m/16 x 32 feet, has a constant depth of 1.4m/4.5 feet and steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
2 cots/cribs. 2 highchairs.