Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Vignale was lovingly restored in 2002 taking special care to blend the new with the ancient creating an old hamlet that has apartments that have every modern convenience. The large pool sits on the crest of the hill overlooking the vineyards in the valley below and across the Chianti hills beyond.
In the valley below the hamlet flows the River Arbia, the historic dividing line between Florence and Siena. Nearby there are a host of wineries that are filled with gastronomic delights and a dizzying selection of wine shops.
The largest house at Vignale, Sangiovese is an independent terraced villa that comfortably sleeps 6 people. It is perched on the edge of the hamlet with excellent wide-open views of the vineyards below and hills across the valley.
Laundry facilities available in the house. From the lounge there are breathtaking views of the vineyards below the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
You enter the house into a huge spacious and light room that is paved with glazed terracotta tiles and has a high ceiling of wooden beams and terracotta tiles. These typical tiles and characteristic ceiling are found throughout the house.
Directly in front of you a large 8 place wood dining table. Behind the table there is a fully fitted kitchen with black marble counter tops and views over the garden and of the Chianti hills beyond.
To the right of the room there is a comfortable lounge with a stunning view of the vineyards that slope away into the valley. The lounge is graced by a big typical Tuscan fireplace.
On the left of the main room there is a short flight of steps that takes you into the spacious and airy master bedroom. The room is furnished with a king size bed. Off the room there is a large bathroom with his and hers basins, a glass enclosed shower and a bathtub.
From the master bedroom there are wooden stairs that lead up to a walkway that over looks the master bedroom. Here there is a low roofed WC and a sitting room with sofa bed and fireplace. Off this room there is a large terrace with good views.
To the right of the entrance into the main room there are stairs which lead into a corridor off which there is a twin bedroom with views of the vineyard. A second double bedroom is also accessed from the corridor; from this room there are doors that lead into the garden. At the end of the corridor there is a bathroom with shower, and laundry facilities.
Swimming pool - 5x12 mtrs and 1.45 to 2.20mtrs deep infinity pool which is open from May to September
House Maid - available on request
Mid week clean - available on request (charged)
Leisure - walks, swimming, tennis, mountain bikes
Local Leisure - cooking school, horse riding, ballooning, yachting
Private Chef - available on request
Wine Tastings - available on request
Babysitter - book in advance
Distances - Florence 40km, Siena 25km, San Gimignano 50km
Approach road - 1km good unpaved road - 500 mtrs bumby unpaved road - 500 mtrs steep good unpaved road, not suitable for sports cars or small cars that are fully loaded.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 2 outside terraces, from which you can admire the uninterrupted views. Sangiovese also has a large hidden private garden with a shaded pergola that is ideal for relaxing outdoor meals. From the garden the pool is a short walk away.
This beautiful infinity pool is perched on the edge of the hill on which the Vignale stands. It has a spectacular view of the valley below and the vine covered Chianti hills beyond.
This breathtaking spot is ideal to relax and enjoy the warm Tuscan air and sun.
The pool is 5 x 12 meters and is open from May to September.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture.
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 nearest village to Vignale is San Sano, here there is a small shop and a good restaurant, a little further away there is another village, Lecchi in Chianti, with a larger shop, bar and restaurant. 15minutes away there is the town Gaiole, which has most amenities.
Gaiole in Chianti
Situated on the road ss408, from Siena to Montevarchi.
Gaiole in Chianti owes its development to its position in the valley where an important market for the local populations was centered around the year 1000.
Its name likely comes from "gaggiolo" used to indicate a large forest.
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16 Jan 2014
"Lovely villa in a stunning location"
The villa occupies a beautiful hilltop location in a small hamlet of about 6 properties. The drive to the property is an experience, some might find it a concern, we loved it, all part of the adventur… More
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