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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

Villa Serena, built in 1700, is surrounded by over 7 hectares of woodland and olive-groves. It is situated at a height of 250 meters above sea level, on the last western slopes of Mount Albano in the Valdinievole territory between Pistoia and Lucca. This area offers all the natural and artistic beauties that distinguish the region of Tuscany but has not yet been swamped by mass tourism. The Villa has recently been elegantly and meticulously renovated exclusively using materials salvaged locally and in compliance with the rules of bio-architecture. The result is this very special refuge, with a sophisticated yet friendly atmosphere, where a surprising amount of attention has been paid to detail revealing the owners' love for antique objects and furniture that bring the past and present closer together: period doors, antique prints, Persian carpets, 16th century fireplaces and painted terracotta are perfectly balanced with all the comforts of a modern home – air conditioning in every room, mosquito screens on the windows, comfortable Waterlily patented mattresses, bio-switches, whirlpool bathtubs and showers, Wi-Fi internet connection, satellite TV and an alarm system. The outdoor areas and garden, decorated with ancient capitals, statues and antique terracotta pitchers, offer a splendid 360° view of the surrounding hills and woods, with open terraces, 2 large porticoes furnished for eating “al fresco”, areas for sitting outside and savoring the scenery and, most importantly, a sunken swimming pool (16 x 8 m) with salt water chlorination and a whirlpool area for 8 people with double jets (from below and from the sides), counter current swimming and night lighting, situated on a natural terrace offering unforgettable views. Villa Anna (see website) is 30 meters away – the outdoor area is immediately opposite – and belongs to the same owners. Villa Anna has an independent entrance and garden and is also rented to foreign guests (the 2 villas can be rented together).

GROUND FLOOR: entrance, 1 double bedroom on the right with French window onto the north veranda; on the left, 1 bathroom with whirlpool shower, large kitchen with antique fireplace (6 burners, 2 ovens, refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave, 2 toasters), dining table for 8 people and French window onto the south veranda; laundry room (washing machine); 1 central living room; 1 spacious room with living area and fireplace and an area with a large dining table seating 10, French window onto the garden. From the entrance, a two flight staircase leads up to the FIRST FLOOR: 1 spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom and large whirlpool/Turkish bath shower; 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with multipurpose whirlpool bathtub/shower including chromotherapy/ozone therapy functions (the bathroom also has a second door onto the box room for accessing the third bedroom);1 twin bedroom.

Extra costs and further information

Total final cleaning cost € 200

One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price

Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge

Domestic pets: allowed

Swimming-pool opening times (if available) Apr 13, 2013 - Oct 12, 2013

Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 800

Central heating: € 140 per week

Electricity included in the price

Air-conditioning: € per day

Other services included in the price:

Electricity consumption of up to 200 Kw per week.

Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:

Electricity consumption in excess of 200 Kw per week. Midweek linen change € 130. Extra services to be requested upon booking: cleaning service with maid: €12 per hour; driver using own car: € 30/40 per hour, using client's car € 20 per hour (a flat-rate payment can be agreed according to the type of excursion selected); babysitter: €10 per hour; hairdresser service; massage; bodyguard; grocery deliveries to the villa; chef.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Dishwasher
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms
Outdoors BBQ

The Tuscany region

History, culture, natural beauty, crystal waters, dazzling beaches...and food to die for. Italy really does have it all. From Venice's architectural jewels in the north to Puglia's sun soaked olive growths in the south, there's something for everyone in this country of infinite variety.

Whether you choose to spend your time exploring the Adriatic Coast, with its white sands and dramatic promontories, or the gentle rolling hills of Umbria, where almost every view is reminiscent of a Renaissance painting, your time in Italy will be time well spent.

And let's not forget the Italian Lakes, whose serene and ageless splendour has beguiled visitors for centuries. As has the island charm and Sicily and Sardinia, two very different yet equally enchanting holiday destinations. Last, but by no means least, is there any other city on the planet that can match Rome for its combination of ancient history and cosmopolitan style?

Prepare to relax in the most enchanting surrounds you have ever seen...

Montecatini Terme

The Italian countryside is the place to enjoy an authentic experience, to appreciate the real old traditional flavours, or just to watch life go slowly and peacefully by. The Tuscan hills, historical villages, cellars where you can taste some of the regions greatest wines. The world famous towns of Florence and Siena, as well as many other beautiful, well loved Tuscan towns like Pisa, Volterra and Montelpulciano all within a short drive.

The Chianti countryside, where you will find many of Tuscany's most charming locations, such as San Gimignano, has been a popular destination for international travellers for many years and we are delighted to welcome them all to our portfolio.

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Gemma or Heather (Property Manager Villa Parade)

  • 1 Years listed

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Dutch

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