Bellevue & Orangerie
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Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Bellevue and the sister house, la Orangerie are one of Tuscany's best kept secrets with wonderful owners, extensive mature gardens with olive, chestnut and oak trees – the perfect, luxurious Tuscan destination for friends and family.
A vast terrace with al fresco dining area from where one can enjoy 360° breathtaking views of the valley and beyond and guests will relish sunset aperitifs.
Bellevue & Orangerie offers a unique solution for guests seeking a luxury rental with absolute privacy yet very close to the Renaissance city of Florence, with two salt water private pools (with size of 14 x 8 m and 3.5x8.5 m), and perfectly manicured garden designed by a very known and famous garden designer Porcinai.
The salt water pools with waterfall and views from Bellevue & Orangerie are like something from a film set, a fabulous family home for relaxed summer living.
Highly recommended but book early to avoid disappointment! However, you may well find that its well nigh impossible to draw yourselves from the beauty, luxury and charm of Bellevue & Orangerie- an exceptional and out of the ordinary property.
A luxury historic Villa dating back 11th century is one the most stunningly restored properties where precious classic, antique and modern designs and furnishings have been majestically incorporated into a property steeped in history dominating the rolling hills of Chianti, as in the past it was a Guard Tower which gives it an enviable position within striking distance of Florence and Siena with stunning panoramic bird-eye views and heaps of charm – an ideal family destination also for special events and family reunions.
Inside, one is struck by the incredible design and high standard of Bellevue & Orangerie. Furnishings and interiors are of the very highest standards with the best bathroom fittings throughout, antique and modern furniture, soft colours and all modern amenities and comforts one could wish for.
The modern kitchen is fabulous with equipped for all your needs, American fridge with ice maker, 5 flam gas, microwave and espresso machine, and a door leading out to the vaste terrace furnished with table and chairs for al fresco dining.
The Villa is furnished to the finest taste and is the perfect balance of contemporary quality and comfort without having lost their original charm. The interiors are extremely high level standard with real Biedermaier and original paintings, comfort large white sofas, handmade linen curtains, which are creating an exclusive luxury atmosphere.
With a large living rooms and a dining room and a further living room downstairs, there is ample space for guests to relax and spread out and for anyone who enjoys visiting Tuscany in the cooler months then the dining room enjoy a lovely open fireplace in addition to the heating system throughout the property.
All of the bedrooms are spacious and individually styled and furnished with exceptionally comfortable beds, top quality linens and, of course, enchanting original Biedermaier, Empire paintings and furnishings.
Visitors who appreciate beauty and history can reach the famous city of Florence, with its world-class shopping for the fashionista and outlet malls nearby representing ultra-luxury labels, in just over an hour.
For those who prefer to explore the local area the charming towns of Florence and Siena, all cities in Chianti, Arezzo, San Giminiano, Lucca, Pisa, and just 45 minute drive to Forte di Marmi and Viareggio, loved by Florentine people sea side, and much more, cannot be missed or you can simply go from village to village taking in the exquisite scenery, architecture, artistry, heritage, and of course wonderful food and wine.
If dining at home is your preference a professional cook is available on the Villa, or simply the Italian lady will cook for you the real Italian Mamma style food, like hand made pasta in 100 different ways, tiramisù, home made ice cream, delicious cakes and all what your heart wish.
A large patio provides the perfect area for outdoor dining or for simply spending an evening in the fresh air enjoying one of the spectacular sunsets that this valley offers – its picture perfect vistas appearing to be the artifice of an expert hand, in the Orangerie.
Once the sun has set, you will be left with only stars to keep you company, along with, perhaps, the humming of cicadas on summer nights; timeless and simple elements that in this marvellous setting add to the magic which dilates the senses and sharpens memory, aiding to capture a never-to-be-forgotten moment.
Ground Floor: Bellevue sleeps: 7 + 2
• Dining room with a very charming atmosphere, and the big Dining table invites you for savouring delightful meals.
• The generous living room furnished with big white sofas, beautiful hand-made white linen ,Curtains, precious Biedermaier paintings and mirrors and an opened marble fire place , goes directly to a large terrace overlooking an amazing scenery offering the view of the ancient watch-tower appreciating a breathtaking moment.
• A lovely hand-painted trompe l'œil Family room, where the eye dances over delightful touches.
• Modern and well equipped kitchen with all that occurs. American fridge, five flames, oven, microwave, espresso machine, café machine, water heater etc…
• Powder room (toilette and hand-wash).
• 4 Individually styled bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedrooms, 3 of these have air-conditioning.
• White hand-made marble Master bathroom with Jacuzzi tube.
• Jacuzzi shower bathroom.
• Portugal rose marble bathroom with hand-painted trompe l'oeils.
? Private outdoor area
? Salt water Private swimming pool (14x8m)
? Sunbeds for 10 pax
? Panoramic view terrace
? Satellite TV
? Garden & pool attendant
? Baby bed
? Air conditioning
? Mosquito nets
? Gourmet Kitchen
? No smoking House
Orangerie: sleeps: 6
On the ground floor there is a very large living room with a gallery and a fitted glass fireplace with a sand stone fire surround, well equipped kitchen, and a formal dining room also with an open fireplace.
Shower bathroom and guest toilette, a luxury suite featuring marvelous large windows overlooking the garden and pool area.
On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms, each furnished with a king sized bed, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom, between the two bedrooms is a large shared dressing room. The Master Bedroom has a large King sized bed, a writing table.
Natural light floods into the room through two enormous windows in the roof, these windows can be opened automatically.
From the Master Bedroom there is a direct access to the en-suite bathroom with a shower, bidet, loo and wash hand basin, doors open into a walk in wardrobe with a separate shoe closet.
The second bedroom, boasts a large enchanting panoramic terrace, also furnished with a large King sized bed, with two large roof windows, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, bidet, loo and wash hand basin. A door into a walk-in wardrobe. Each Bedroom has an independent stone stair case, and between each of the bedrooms is a shared dressing room, with extensive shelving and hanging space.
• Air Conditioning
• Panoramic terrace
• Salt water Swimming pool with waterfall (3.5x8.5m)
• Sunbeds for 6 pax
• Garden & pool attendant
• Satellite Television
• Wifi Internet Connection
• Washing Machine
• Tumble Dryer
• Espresso Machine
• American fridge The Limonaia provides luxury linens
• Towels & pool Towels
• Soft furnishings, etc.
• No smoking House
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze Peretola Amerigo Vespucci 30 km, Nearest railway: Santa Maria Novella 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (7), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
About this location
The Tuscany region
Bagno a Ripoli
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