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Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
This beautiful farmhouse complex has recently been carefully restored with great attention to detail, so as to combine authentic architectural features and an original rustic style with all modern comforts. It consists of a large main house with annexe and an outbuilding (dependance), the converted hay barn. They are set in lovely, well-tended lawns, within a 400-hectare estate of farmland, comprising olive groves and vineyards, just outside San Gimignano. This privileged position commands superb unrestricted views of the surrounding woodland and hills and guarantees privacy and tranquillity.
Centrally heated throughout, the properties have bright, generously-sized interiors, in which many traditional Tuscan design features have been preserved, such as: wide brick archways interconnecting rooms, sloping terracotta-tiled and wood-beamed ceilings, stone or tiled floors, light painted walls, open wood-burning fireplaces and wrought-iron bedsteads. Many of the bedrooms have floor-length net curtains surrounding the beds, with bedspreads and window curtains in elegant matching fabrics. The kitchens and bathrooms have been refurbished with an eye for style and provide all requisite modern fittings and appliances.
MAIN HOUSE: 330 square metres: Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms and 1 separate toilet. From the ground-floor entrance hallway, an open, brick archway invites you into the spacious, bright dining area, with its 10-seater wooden table, chandelier and vaulted ceiling. This opens out directly into the lounge area, with its group of armchairs, original fireplace and honey-coloured tiled floor.
The kitchen is fitted with many drawers and cupboards, finished in dark wood, as well as an “island” worktable unit and a pizza/bread oven in one of the corner niches. Other equipment includes: double sink, gas hob with extractor hood, large fridgefreezer. On this ground-floor level there is also one twin-bedded room, with ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle. Proceeding up stone stairs, you access the first floor, where the landing extends into a small day-room with two large sofas, lamps and a wooden sideboard. Issuing off this are the upstairs bedrooms, as follows, all of which have ensuite bathrooms with shower: three double-bedded rooms and two twin-bedded rooms (beds can be put together). A separate toilet is also located on this upper floor.
DEPENDANCE: 64 square metres: Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (+2 extra on twin sofa-bed) with 1 bathroom and 1 separate toilet. On the ground floor is situated the living/dining area, which includes a 4/6-seater wooden table, a twin sofa-bed and a widescreen TV housed in the former open fireplace. A pretty, rustic-style kitchenette with serving-hatch leads off from here, affording lots of cupboard space, as well as modern fittings, which include: double sink, wooden worktops, tiled splashbacks, oven, gas hob, extractor hood. An open-plan wooden staircase with banister takes you up to the first-floor bedroom, providing double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower.
ANNEXE: Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom. This comprises a day-room with built-in kitchen corner; one double bedroom with small double bed (140 cms) and a bathroom with shower.
Garden & Swimming Pool:
The gravel drive extending from the property's entrance gates first runs past the “dependance” outbuilding, which is set on a raised lawn terrace, overlooking the pool terrace below. The drive then continues up to the main house, where a number of “tufo” rocks (local volcanic stone used for building) have been left on display as an eye-catching ornamental feature. There are ample shaded parking spaces nearby.
In front of the main building, the lower sun-terrace consists of a paved pool surround and lovely, well-tended lawns, where loungers and sunshades invite you to relax and take it easy! The pool itself measures 7x14 metres and has an integrated jacuzzi. The area is hedged-in for safety and shelter, but nevertheless commands spectacular unspoilt views of the neighbouring vineyards and farmland which stretch far into the distance. Next to the house, a covered-in loggia, accommodating a large wooden refectory table and with an idyllic scenic backdrop, makes a wonderful spot for outdoor dining.
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|