(x 4 people)
Sleeps 4 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 | Near San Gimignano, Tuscany
Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioning | Maid included |
A large and easy-going contemporary house, Villa Isabella is set in the hills between the Chianti Classico wine-producing area and the impossibly picturesque hill town of San Gimignano, only 15 minutes away. With two kitchens and air conditioning on the ground floor main house. A choice of indoor and outdoor living areas and a two-bedroom pool house, the property could not be better suited to a large group of friends or family. The villa is built into a gentle hillside and designed so that both levels have direct access from the exterior. The main living room, dining room, kitchen and barbeque area are on the lower level; upstairs, the bedrooms are clustered around a second sitting room and a kitchen that opens to a dining loggia overlooking the pool. The two buildings are nicely decorated in a warm, uncluttered style. There is plenty to do and see in the area: hill towns and wineries abound, and there is tennis, horseback riding and golf with easy driving distance.
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Villa Isabella is available for larger parties. For details see Villa Isabella (x 6 people) and Villa Isabella (x 8 people).
Rental option notes
The pool house is not available and closed for this rental option. Note that it shall not be used by anyone.
Tignano is a tiny hamlet in the Val d’Elsa, just west of Chianti Classico and set in some of Tuscany’s loveliest countryside. The nearest shops are at Barberino Val D’Elsa, 3 km/2 miles; Poggibonsi, 7 km/4 miles. The famous hill town of San Gimignano is only 20 minutes away to the west; to the east, 22km/14 miles, is Castellina-in-Chianti, a hill town with a long history of wine-making. Florence and Siena are both reached in under 1 hour.
Lower ground floor
Large room with sitting area with TV and fireplace, dining area seating 10/12 people and kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Study with TV. Terrace with barbeque and wood oven.
[accessed by an interior spiral staircase or an external staircase next to the loggia] This floor is fully air conditioned. Sitting room with TV. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Well-equipped kitchen with a table for 5-7 people opening to a dining loggia overlooking the pool terrace with a table for 10.
Sitting room. Twin bedroom (not convertible to double). Double bedroom. Large bathroom with shower that can also be accessed from the pool terrace.
A very nicely maintained garden skirted by open fields and forests. The swimming pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 40 feet, which has a diving board, is set just below the house on a grassy terrace well supplied with loungers.
Assistance is provided locally by the caretaker, who speaks English and lives about half an hour away. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Barbeque. Wood oven. Washing machine. Satellite TV (no Sky Channel). CD player. Central heating. Fireplace. Air conditioning on the ground floor. Mosquito nets in all windows. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line for local calls.
Airports: Florence, 43km/27 miles; Pisa, 88km/55 miles. Motorway exit at Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, 9km/6 miles. Railway station at Poggibonsi, 4km/3 miles. Parking for four cars.
Tennis courts in Poggibonsi, 4km/3 miles. Riding stables at Bagnano, 9km/6 miles. Beaches and more golf at Punta Ala, 122km/73 miles.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Hair dryer. Iron and ironing board.
The swimming pool, 6 x 12m/20 x 40 feet, has a depth from 1.20-2.20m/4-7 feet with a ladder for entry/exit and a diving board.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib
Additional notes about the property
Pets are not allowed