Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Tucked away in a magical corner of Southern Tuscany, perched on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, a short distance from many sites of historical interest, and surrounded by the authentic natural wonders of the Maremma Natural Park, stands the impressive Villa Talamone, a historic Spanish tower erected to protect against the Saracen invasions. One cannot help but be impressed by the breathtaking views and the natural beauty which can be fully appreciated from every corner of the Tower. After undergoing complete restoration, the villa has become the ideal rental property for an extraordinary holiday on the Tuscan Coast. You begin to see the villa even before you arrive. It is located on private land closed off by an electronic security gate. Magnificent agave cacti align the path to the front door, creating a romantic and exotic atmosphere.
Villa Talamone was featured in the latest James Bond film entitled, “Quantum of Solace”, a sure sign of a classy accommodation!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Talamone is a wonderful villa with 4 bedrooms. On entering the front door, to the right is a dining area with fireplace, and two double bedrooms each with independent bathrooms: one with a bathtub; the other with a shower. Continuing on, along the entrance corridor and to the left of the dining room, we find a fully equipped modern kitchen. At the end of the corridor there is a third bedroom with private bath, complete with bathtub and shower.
At the end of this corridor there is a staircase which leads to the first floor. Here we find a large air conditioned living room with fireplace, where one can relish a magnificent 180° panorama. This living-room is furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas at one end, and an antique wooden dining table which can seat up to 8 people at the other. From this living-room, one has access to a splendid terrace which is divided into two areas: dining on one side and deckchairs for relaxation and sunbathing on the other. The view from the terrace is spectacular. It captures Porto S. Stefano and the hills of Mount Argentario; Talamone, with its charming walled town; the hills of the Uccellina Natural Park; as well as the islands of Giannutri, Giglio and Montecristo, a famous marine park. This idyllic location also offers its own independent walking trail that leads to the sea and also to the property's private deck, which doubles as a perfect sunbathing spot and private dock.
On returning to the open space on the ground floor, there is a small staircase which leads to the lookout tower. This, too, has been restored, and is divided into two floors. The lower level has a bedroom with fireplace; the upper level has a sitting room, dressing room, small bathroom with shower, and terrace. Amidst the greenery of the garden, a terrace has been transformed into a splendid panoramic lookout. It is the perfect place to sit and bask in the wonderful sunshine, take a dip in the swimming pool, or to enjoy the company of good friends and a glass of wine around the barbecue after sunset. From the tower a path leads down to the sea and a sunbathing deck. The villa is equipped with satellite television and Wi-Fi internet. Every window has mosquito screens and every bedroom has ceiling fans
|Further details outdoors|
Extra Services on Request (please call the office for costs):
Catering and Chef services for lunch and dinner
Extra housekeeping (€15 per hour per person)
Additional bed linens and towels
Other laundry or ironing services
Included in the Price:
Utility Bills: water, gas and electricity
Excluded from the Price:
Utility Bills: heating is an extra cost
Housekeeping: 1 person for 4 hours a day, 6 days a week
Cleaning and maintenance of the garden and swimming pool, 3 times a week
Supply and change of bedding, bath and pool towels on Saturday and Wednesday
The cost of all these services has to be paid at your arrival : € 700,00
A € 1000 security deposit is payable upon arrival in either in cash or by cheque.
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
The villa is located in the beautiful area called the "Argentario" in Southern Tuscany, near to the Maremma Natural Park. The villa offers guests spectacular views of the hills of Mount Argentario, Porto S. Stefano, the hills of the Uccellina Natural Park as well as the islands of Giannutri, Giglio and Montecristo, a famous marine park.
Distances from major International Airports
Pisa 180 km
Florence 170 km
Rome-Fiumicino 150 km
Distances from major tourist attractions
Volterra – Its alabaster, its “Balze” and its museums - 140 km
San Gimignano and its Towers - 130 km
Siena – Piazza del Campo – The Chianti wines - 100 km
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