Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Villa Lindaandnbsp;is a luxurious villa that had its humble beginnings as a stone barn. Filled with character, as most of its unique features have been retained and its original materials have also been reused, this villa extends a slice of rural Tuscan life to its guests with modern comforts and amenities.andnbsp; Offering extensive views of mountains and a lake, this idyllic vacation rental is located on the hills of eastern Tuscany. The villa has an old world appeal. A part of this appeal is due to the owners retaining the ceiling made of chestnut wood and the pianelle ceiling tiles that are handmade.andnbsp; Original stone doors and windows have been retained in the structure and so have wrought iron railings and other features dating back to its ancient beginnings. However modern comforts have been added to blend in and add a casual yet comfortable feel and these include modern mattresses, heating and modern accessories including TV, internet connection, telephone, stereo, DVD and CD players that are taken for granted, as being essential for modern day living. A heated pool also adds to the luxury and comfort element in the villa.andnbsp; Inside the villa, one encounters high beamed ceilings and natural open spaces and wide windows not only filling with interiors with light but also contributing to showcasing splendid views of the surroundings. This villa is unique because its owners carefully and lovingly restored it to maintain its original and detailed features, using a hands on approach and even doing most of the actual work by themselves making it a fantastic holiday retreat.andnbsp; The villa is on a hillock and is built onandnbsp;two levels,andnbsp;each of them having ground floor access. Theandnbsp;upper levelandnbsp;is accessed through theandnbsp;main entranceandnbsp;which is close to the parking area and a front terrace. The upper level hasandnbsp;four bedroomsandnbsp;in the four corners of the floor.andnbsp; These rooms are reached through a central hallway that has a remarkable four metre high ceiling. This ceiling has been fashioned using chestnut wood and terra cotta tiles typical Tuscan building materials. Tastefully furnished with wrought iron beds or wooden hand crafted beds, comfortable mattresses and antique pieces. Each bedroom is a picture of elegance and comfort. The main area is framed by a magnificent archway and glass doors that give guests a stunning view of the lake. This view can be enjoyed while dining from theandnbsp;10 seaterandnbsp;dining table that is handmade using chestnut wood.andnbsp; Another area of this huge room has comfortable sofas and chairs with a wood burning fireplace at the other corner. Theandnbsp;kitchenandnbsp;is a state of art one and has top of the line appliances including stove top, microwave and freezer. It also has a granite work surface.andnbsp; There is aandnbsp;spacious terraceandnbsp;at the rear that is paved using stone and tiles. It can be accessed from the arched glass doors. It is furnished with wooden chairs under the shade of an old oak and serves as an ideal place for al fresco dining as well as gives grand views of the lake and the Tuscan countryside.andnbsp; It has aandnbsp;separate areaandnbsp;for barbecues. There is also a second refrigerator, a dish washer and a washing machine at the guests' disposal. An environmentally friendly swimming pool, whose shallow end is accessed through wide Roman stairs, is a nice place to spend time outdoors. It is heated using discretely placed solar panels thatandnbsp; keep the pool warm at an ambient temperature that ranges between 25 -31 C, thus making it available for guests from April through October.andnbsp; Pool furniture including comfortable wooden chairs and pool lounge chairs are available. There is ample seating on the terrace paved with stone both in the sun and in shade.andnbsp; The garden is pretty and well maintained. Comfortably housing 10, Villa Linda can also accommodate larger groups of up toandnbsp;6 additional guestsandnbsp;at a farmhouse which is part of the same property. These rooms are only available to groups accommodated at Villa Linda who may need extra rooms for visiting guests or when the group exceeds 10.andnbsp; Many activities are available within the property or close by. Some of them include walking, cycling, swimming, boating, tennis, table tennis and golf. Services at an extra charge including babysitting, cooking classes, wine tasting and wine tours are available.andnbsp; Local markets are close by and there is an excellent restaurant very close to the villa. Spending time both outside and inside Villa Linda is a pleasurable way to spend your excursion in Tuscany.andnbsp;

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Access Car not necessary
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General CD player, Telephone
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine
Other Linen provided
Outdoors BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users