Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The villa was an ancient historical structure going back to before the year 1200, originally the chapel "Santa Maria Church", near the burg of Casaglia. Over the centuries, the chapel was deconsecrated to become, first a watchtower, and then a place where the farmers of the surrounding countryside would hold their rural festivals and where they also kept their farming implements.
The owners have personally restored the villa, preserving the original stones, which were then used in the reconstruction; old and similar materials were used to replace what was missing.The villa, to be let for exclusive use, is surrounded by cypresses that provide shade and is especially suited for relaxation and open-air lunches and dinners in full privacy and peace.The owners personally look after the cleaning and maintenance of the pool as well as the upkeep and care of the garden.
Personalised assistance to the clients: the owners/managers, who live nearby, manage all services personally, from welcoming the guests on arrival to assisting them throughout their stay in all their needs, to the upkeep of the pool and garden, to cleaning the premises; they may also offer the following extra services on request and not included in the rent of the villa: Extra cleaning, either daily or within the week, additional linen changes, shopping service, service chef at home (all food/groceries/provisions for the meals is extra).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cecina mare 75 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aereoporto galileo galilei di pisa 85 km, Nearest railway: Poggibonsi 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Villla's interior has been renovated in the full respect of the original structure using materials typical of the area. The comfortable furnishing is in the Tuscan style.The flat can accommodate six persons. The ground floor includes: a living room/kitchen with satellite TV, sofa-bed, dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, coffeemaker, toaster and a convenient access to the garden; a double room with access to the garden; a bathroom with shower and a small storeroom with a washing machine, iron and ironing board.
A wooden stairway leads to the loft, which includes a double room, a bathroom with shower and a little dressing room.
All bedrooms are air conditioning, included a consumption of 120 kWh per week; will be charged the highest consumption.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is surrounded by cypresses that provide shade and is especially suited for relaxation and open-air lunches and dinners in full privacy and peace; the surrounding garden is equipped with tables, chairs and a cement barbecue. Behind the villa, on a hillock, is the pool for the guests' exclusive use; it is large, it has a convenient entrance ladder and it affords a view over the countryside and the towns of the Val d'Elsa.
The deck around the pool is equipped with beach umbrellas, deck chairs, a table and a hot water shower with solar heating.
The pool is open from May to October
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is a region of central Italy, is crossed by the Apennines, and is characterized by a picturesque landscape of hills, fields, castles and medieval villages. Tuscany also has a coastline with long sandy beaches, overlooked by a reputed like Viareggio.
Tuscany is a splendid example of symbiosis between art, culture, history as well as the beauty of its landscapes.Contains treasures of every age and style, from the Etruscan theatre and Roman baths at Fiesole, to the majestic Gothic buildings in the medieval town of Siena, to the exceptional art and architecture of Florence.
Cities such as Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa near towns such as Pienza, Cortona,Montalcino,Certaldo, San Gimignano and Volterra, have the ability to attract many tourists every year. To these were joined by the famous spas of Chianciano Terme, Montecatini Terme, Rapolano Terme, Bagno Vignoni and Bagni di Lucca.
In Tuscany there is a great wine production, there are produced many wines with denomination of origin including the famous Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano,Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino)
In the heart of Tuscany, atop one of the hills that dominates the Elsa Valley, stands San Gimignano,selected by UNESCO as a world heritage site; it is an ancient medieval town, heir to rich history and culture, which has preserved its historical roots, as well as its art masterpieces.
You should visit the cathedral, containing frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli and Ghirlandaio, and the Museo Civico with its collection of apothecary jars from the Spezieria di Santa Fina.
Besides its famous Vernaccia wine, San Gimignano's many shops offer the products of typical Tuscan artisans, marked by the skill and tradition handed down from father to son, from boar sausages to cheeses, from terracotta to hand-made pottery.
The town retains, almost undamaged, the architectonic features of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Originally there were 72 towers, but their number had fallen to 25 by the end of the 16th century. Today only 13 remain intact, 7 of which are set around the main square, Piazza della Cisterna.
FESTIVAL IN THE AREA
SAN GIMIGNANO - second half of July - "Ferie della messi" Medival Festival
CERTALDO - MERCANTIA - mid-July an international festival of street theater
MONTERIGGIONI - first half of July, medieval festival
POGGIBONSI - first week of October "Il Pigio" harvest feast
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10 Sep 2013
"Lovely villa with excellent pool - thoughtful owners."
Stayed for a week and wish it could have been longer. The villa was in a good location not too far from main roads for excursions. The owners had left a welcome pack which was much appreciated and lot… More
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