Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The private pool is located on a lower level at the rear of the main house. It is a large oval in shape and has internal steps leading down into the refreshing water. The paved surround has plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas.
Relaxing by the pool you have fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Due to the nature of the terrain and the number of stairs and steps at this property, it would not be suitable for those with mobility problems.
Outside there are several terraces, one at the rear of the property, one outside the kitchen and a further raised terrace which has a dining table and chairs with panoramic views across the countryside to the hilltop village of Lecchi. A staircase leads down from here to the annexe which is located underneath the raised terrace. Floor to ceiling glass doors lead into a bedroom with twin beds, tiled floors and an en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
The entrance to the house is via a hibiscus covered terrace which is furnished with dining table and chairs which are perfect for outside dining. The door opens into the kitchen which has fitted units along two walls with built in oven separate gas hobs, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
In the centre of the room is a dining table and chairs. At one end of the kitchen there are two archways, one leading to a downstairs bathroom with WC and basin, and the other leads into a utility room with a second fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer.
A door at the opposite end of the kitchen takes you through into the dining room which has a large wooden table with seating for ten and a fireplace to one end. There are bottles of wine here made from the surrounding vineyard which are available for purchase. Two archways lead through into the living area which was originally where the livestock were housed. There is a bright open study with a desk and doors opening out onto a terrace, there is a comfortably furnished lounge with armchairs arranged around an open fireplace.
A further smaller lounge is off to the right and here is where the TV and DVD player are located.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms all with terracotta tiled floors and tiled and beamed ceilings. The first bedroom is the master bedroom which has two windows a wardrobe and a double bed. There is a large ensuite bathroom with full size bath with hand held shower, a separate shower, WC, bidet and basin.
There is another door which opens onto the landing so the bathroom can be accessed from outside the bedroom. Across the hall is a twin bedroom which shares the bathroom with the master bedroom.
To the rear of the house are a further two bedrooms, both with twin beds. They share an unusually laid out bathroom which has a bath, basin and WC with a separate shower located off the bathroom in a separate room.
Both of these bedrooms have doors opening out onto a terrace which runs the across the rear of the property and has an outside sofa, armchairs and table. The smaller of the two bedrooms can only be accessed via the larger bedroom or from the outside terrace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: FLORENCE 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors||
Surrounded by a working vineyard this is a very beautiful and peaceful location, perfect for those wishing to unwind and relax, and still be close to a village.
The private pool is located on a lower level at the rear of the main house.
Outside there are several terraces, one at the rear of the property, one outside the kitchen and a further raised terrace which has a dining table and chairs with panoramic views across the countryside to the hilltop village of Lecchi. A staircase leads down from here to the annexe which is located underneath the raised terrace.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture.
Siena: Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is a beautiful walled city famous for the Palio, a horse race in the main square. It is the capital of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Gaiole in Chianti
The thriving town of Gaiole in Chianti is only 4kms away from Valtellina, where there is a selection of shops, also a supermarket, pharmacy, bank a church and a choice of bars and restaurants.
Gaiole history:After 1300 Gaiole became important not only as a market but as a tertiary city of the League of Chianti, Florence's administrative and political instrument.
Gaiole was not only an important commercial centre, but it was also important to the clergy, this is evident by the many parish churches and abbeys.
Gaiole today: The area surrounding Gaiole can easily be divided up into outings featuring the abbeys and parish churches or the castles and hamlets.
The oil and the wine found in Gaiole in Chianti today are the jewels of its agriculture and local economy.
Castello di Brolio: The Brolio Castle is truly spectacular and was so even after its neo-gothic transformation that took place in the second half of the 19th century.
The history of the Brolio Castle begins in the latter part of the 12th century. Its name is tied to the family of the Ricasoli Firidolfi who took sides with Florence against Siena. The Castle was invaded by the Sienese in 1252.
The Castle was altered and transformed over the years before the definitive 19th century version realized by Baron Bettino Ricasoli. Today you can visit the interior, the neo-Gothic Saint Jacop's Chapel, the observation deck and the palace with its beautiful tapestries.