This property is a country residence skilfully restored and transformed into an exclusive private retreat. From its hilltop position, the villa dominates the landscape of the Valdichiana valley, providing incomparable views. Surrounded by verdant olive trees and enriched by undulated gardens, this property offers the possibility to quickly reach the main artistic and historical sites, not only in Tuscany but also in Umbria: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi. There are two swimming pools: one indoor (heating available at extra charge) with whirlpool and sauna, the other one in the garden, next to the conservatory.
The villa was built in the typical Leopoldino style. This astonishing architectural style, which is unique to Tuscany, can be dated back to the late 18th Century. One of its main features is the colombaia, the dovecote. this property (Italian for "The Inn", reminiscent of its first endeavour), is a great year-round family home: its generous garden area invites to play games while the sheltered pool area to relax. Air conditioning adds to the comfort in those hot summer days. The views in each direction are unmatched: see Cortona nestled in its hill, La Trasimeno in Umbria while the agricultural Chiana Valley - famous for its beef - lays on your feet, its colours ever-changing according to the season. During the cooler periods of the year, the conservatory can be made up as living and dining room thus enabling you to enjoy the panorama. While the indoor pool (heated) and sauna provide welcoming distractions. Accommodation Comprises:
Ground Floor Entrance with sofa and desk Hall with living room (sofas, TV and working fireplace), bar and dining room seating up to 18 From here enter the conservatory Double bedroom with bathroom (shower) Office space with computer Indoor pool (5 x 2.5m) with sauna Bathroom with shower (conveniently located next to the indoor pool) Two guest bathrooms Ground Floor cont. Laundry room with washing machine and dryer Professional kitchen First Floor Four double bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom (two with shower only, one with Jacuzzi tub and shower attachment) Three suites with living room, double beds, each with an en suite bathroom (three with Jacuzzi tub and shower attachment, one with shower only) Second Floor (attic) Double bedroom with simple bathroom (shower) Notes: The bedrooms on the ground floor and attic are of lower standard than the other rooms Air Conditioning Barbecue Facilities CD Player Dining Area (Outdoor) DVD Player Internet Access (Wireless Broadband) Safe Sauna Swimming Pool (Heated Indoor) Swimming Pool (Indoor) Swimming Pool (Private) TV (Cable/Satellite) Washing Machine& Dryer Availability Information Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact us for further details.
Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance. Inclusions
Maid service, 3 hours from Monday to Friday. Air-conditioning up to 120 units per week. Heating up to 120 units per week. Use of the indoor pool (5 x 2.5m / 16.4 x 8.2ft) and outdoor pool (12 x 6m / 39.4 x 19.7ft). Pool heating (available for the indoor pool only). Use of the sauna. Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to. Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity). Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels and mid-week change. Final cleaning. Exclusive Direct Wine Service: An International wine making consultant with 40 years of experience will help you in making a wine selection and have the cases delivered directly to the villa without delivery costs. Wine payable locally. Extra Services
Extra maid service - available on request at EUR 20 per hour. Central heating exceeding 120 units per week. Air-conditioning exceeding 120 units per week. Telephone as per consumption. Chef service (professional service) - available from EUR 80 per person (based on a minimum of 6 guests) to include 4 courses, groceries, time to do the shopping and clearing up afterwards. Cookery class - available from EUR 110 per person (based on a minimum of 4 guests). Pre-arrival grocery shopping - available at EUR 30 (up to 8 guests) or EUR 50 (up to 10 guests) plus the cost of items.
Local restaurants within15 minutes walking distance Castiglion Fiorentino (shops and restaurants) 10km Cortona 18km Arezzo 23km Montepulciano 28km Pienza 34km Castiglione del Lago 35km Anghiari 44km Sansepolcro 50km Montalcino 53km Siena 63km Perugia 64km Florence airport 108km