Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
In a fantastic location for visiting the well know sights of Tuscany, as well as discovering the smaller local villages.
The gardens wrap around three sides of the house (the fourth side has the driveway) and are mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees planted throughout. There are wonderful far reaching views across the valley below with its olive groves and vineyards, and the town of Cerreto Guidi on the hillside opposite, the road into the town is very good and it is possible to walk there.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: FLORENCE 46 km, Nearest railway: Empoli 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
With great views overlooking olive groves and vineyards, this spacious villa would suit a wide variety of families or groups wishing to holiday together. Four double bedrooms in the main house and one double bed in the cottage are only double beds and cannot be made up as twins.
Two twin bedded rooms accommodating four people of which only one can become double (both in the main house) All the rooms on the ground floor, with the exception of the study have doors opening on to the veranda. The main entrance opens into a very lovely bright and airy hall way which has an attractive tiled staircase leading up to the first floor. To the left a long hallway leads into the kitchen/diner, to the right a door leads into the study which has a wooden desk, chairs and armchair. An archway at the far end leads into the lounge.
This is a bright spacious room with two large windows along one wall and double glass doors leading out to the swimming pool. This area is furnished with several comfortable armchairs and two sofas arranged in front of the large open fireplace which is the main feature of the room. At the far end of the room separated by a single step down from the seating area is second dining table and chairs.
From here three steps lead up to the large kitchen/diner, with windows along one wall and double glass doors to the garden. Fitted cupboards are arranged in an 'L' shape with a modern wide built in oven with separate hobs above, a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave oven. There is also an island table with tiled surface that can be used for food preparation. In addition to the electric and microwave ovens there is also a wood burning oven built into the wall.
There is a traditional large wooden dining table with six chairs plus a wooden bench seat in the opposite end of the room next to the doors to the veranda. An archway on the left takes you back into the entrance hallway where there is also a downstairs bathroom with WC.
At the top of the stairs is a small seating area and a long corridor, off of which all the bedrooms are located.
On the right is the first of the double bedrooms, this is a corner room with windows on two sides through which light floods in. There is a large wooden wardrobe and a painted iron antique style double bed.
Opposite this room on the other side of the corridor is a twin bedroom, again this is a light room having both a window as well as glass double doors opening onto a 'Juliet' style balcony.
The room is furnished with the traditional wooden wardrobe and matching twin beds with attractive scrollwork headboards. In between these this bedroom and the first of the double bedrooms is a bathroom with shower and washbasin.
Next to the twin room is the second of the double bedrooms, which is simply but comfortably furnished with a double bed and large wooden wardrobe. There is also a writing desk and chair placed next to the window which has lovely views of the garden.
Adjacent to this room is the second of the twin bedrooms which has matching twin beds a triple wardrobe and views over the garden. Next door is a smaller room with a single sofa bed and built in cupboards for storage. Doors lead to a spacious bathroom with full size bath with hand held shower, basin and WC.
The final bedroom on this floor is the master bedroom suite, which as you would expect is much larger than the other rooms. There is a double bed, large wooden wardrobe with matching chest of drawers and writing desk. This is a corner bedroom with two large windows with views over the garden and the Tuscan landscape beyond. There is a modern ensuite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
The separate self contained annexe is located across the lawn, twenty metres from the main house. An outside staircase leads up to the first floor front door which opens into the small but comfortable sitting room with sofa, sideboard and TV and air conditioning unit.
This is a very bright room with double glass doors opening onto a 'Juliet' style balcony. A door on the left leads to the bathroom with shower, basin and WC, and also to the bedroom which has a double bed, large wardrobe and double glass doors opening onto a second 'Juliet' balcony, which has views across the gardens.
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is set on a terrace to one side of the house overlooking the valley below. This is a perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun in between cooling off in the pool. Should you wish to escape the midday sun you can relax under the covered veranda or retreat under one of the mature trees that are planted throughout the garden.
An attractive tree lined drive leads up to Villa Montalbano which is built on two floors with five bedrooms located in the main house. There is a sixth bedroom located in the annexe which is across the lawn, a few metres from the villa. A covered veranda wraps around two sides of the house, and there are plenty of comfortable chairs to relax in affording the opportunity to follow the rise and set of the sun or to change your view as often as you like.
Swimming pool - The pool is 10 x 5 metres and has a constant depth of 1.40 metres. The pool is open from May until September. Pool towels are provided.
7 Night Villa Price for 2011 - in GBP up to 14 people - NOT per head
Important booking info
Price: per accommodation per week
Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included
Central heating: by consumption
Final clean: included
The Tuscany region
The villa is also ideally located for those wishing to make day excursions to the larger tourist sights of Florence 35km, Pisa 48km, Bologna one and a half hours drive and Rome 3hours drive away.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany. It has almost half a million inhabitants and lies on the Arno River at the foot of the Appenines.
The cultural and physical impact of Florence is overwhelming, its museums, palaces and churches contain more art than perhaps any city in Europe. This is in a large part a result of the great explosion of artistic and architectural activity that occurred during the Renaissance (between the 13th and 15th centuries) that Florence still embodies. It annually attracts over a million tourists from everywhere in the world.
The town of Cerreto Guidi is only 2km away and here there are grocery stores where you can purchase most every day items. Larger towns with supermarkets and a larger choice of shops, banks, restaurants and hospitals can be found at Fucecchio 6km away and Empoli 10km away.
Situated only 5km from the town of Vinci, birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, where it is possible to take a tour of the museum dedicated to the famous renaissance painter and visit the house where he was born.
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