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Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Villa Al Mandorlo (x 11 people) - Spotted from a distance, Villa Al Mandorlo looks exactly as a Tuscan farmhouse should, and as though it had been there forever, peaceful and solid. That image heightens as one approaches through the properties private vineyards and olive groves, emerging into a pretty lawned garden studded with old trees and potted plants.
A swimming pool, invisible from the valley, is virtually the only hint of the 21st century, and sets the tone for the interior of the building. The decoration throughout is discreetly contemporary, with a sprinkling of lovely antiques and traditional elements in every room, including the kitchen, the bedrooms and each of the six en-suite bathrooms.
Light floods though the enlarged windows and French doors that open to a terrace and a dining loggia. The views are lovely, sweeping over the famously rolling hills of the Chianti. Secluded but not remote, Villa Al Mandorlo lies within a short drive of Siena and many villages, wineries, abbeys and castles scattered throughout the area.
The Chianti Classico wine-producing region is bisected by a beautiful, winding road known as the Chiantigiana, which serves as a meandering link between Florence and Siena. Villa Al Mandorlo lies 1.5km/1 mile off this road, 20 minutes north of Siena and 1 hour south of Florence. There are countless villages, wineries and castles between the two, including Pianella, 5 minutes, which provides the nearest shops, Gaiole, 14km/9 miles, and Castellina-in-Chianti, 16km/10 miles, the latter both medieval with long histories of wine-making.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Follonica 60 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Firenze 70 km, Nearest railway: Siena 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Tuscany region
Siena: just a few miles away from the wine producing regions of Chianti and Montalcino, and from the historic towns of San Gimigniano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Monteriggioni, and San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena is ideal for artistic and gourmet tourism in all seasons.Siena is built across a range of small hills, a unique position which gives it a pleasant atmosphere of being a collection of smaller towns. Since the thirteenth century it has been divided into three terzi, arranged around the splendid Campo.
These terzi are in turn subdivided into contrade, seventeen in all, which play a hugely important role in the life of the city. If you come here in August don't miss the Palio - a horse race in the center of town. Even better Siena is just fifty minutes by bus or car from Florence.
The Chianti Classico wine-producing region is bisected by a beautiful, winding road known as the Chiantigiana, which serves as a meandering link between Florence and Siena. Villa Al Mandorlo lies 1.5km/1 mile off this road, 20 minutes north east of Siena and 1 hour south of Florence. There are countless villages, wineries and castles between the two, including Pianella, 5 minutes, which provides the nearest shops, Gaiole, 14km/9 miles, and Castellina-in-Chianti, 16km/10 miles, the latter both medieval with long histories of wine-making.
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21 Sep 2013
"A phenomenal villa, with exceptional views in the true heart of Chianti"
We have been traveling to Italy for some time and have found the perfect spot for our recent and future vacations. This well appointed villa has great views, loads of herbs and fruit on site and is lo… More
17 Jun 2013
"veramente un bel posto"
Io e mia moglie ci siamo stati con degli amici per un week end ed è stata veramente una ottima scelta. Lo spazio esterno e la vista sono impareggiabili, in particolar modo la piscina..Gli interni cu… More
19 May 2013
"A villa with a view"
The view is amazing. From every window of the house you can see the rolling hills of Chianti with its famed vines, woods and castles. The property is set in an old wine yard that surrounds a landscape… More
19 May 2013
"Un angolo di pace nel Chianti"
La prima cosa che mi ha colpito quando sono arrivata al Mandorlo e' stato il senso di pace che pervade questo angolo di Toscana, nel Chianti senese. È una quiete che curiosamente induce al mov… More
19 May 2013
"Super villa dans le chianti"
Super villa dans le chianti, a 20 minutes du centre de sienne, c'est un endroit vraiment apaisant , il y a aussi une vue magnifique de la piscine. Le propriétaire, Mme Patrizia est trest servi… More
5 May 2013
"very nice place in tuscany"
The ancient residence immersed in the Tuscan countryside, is a special and beautifull place, surrounded by an incredible landscape with vineyards and olive trees, there is also a nice pool. The house is furnished with great taste and antique furniture, is very well equipped with everything also for the children, who can play in the open air without danger. The owner, Mrs. Patrizia is really very nice and helpful for everything you need, she is also a good cook, on demand she organizes courses in traditional Italian cuisine. Everithing was perfect... will be back!
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