This beautiful villa is situated at the heart of the Chianti Classico region, equidistant (36 kms) from both Florence and Siena. From its hilltop position, there are wonderful views over the countryside of vineyards and olive groves. Panzano in Chianti with shops and restaurants is 7 kms away, and the larger centre of Greve in Chianti, 12 kms. The property dates back to the 11th century, with part of a Romanic tower still intact. Built around a central, internal courtyard, it has been extended over the years, and is full of history and character.
It is perfect for large extended families or groups of friends, allowing for plenty of space, and independence, if required. A cooking service three times a week is available on request and cooking lessons can also be arranged. The property produces Chianti Classico wines and extra virgin olive oil, which can be purchased by guests.
The villa is surrounded by private gardens with pine trees and well maintained lawns, leading to a terraced area with private swimming pool (6 x 12 m, depth from 1.30 to 1.90 m). There is a pool house with bathroom, boules court and a small barn used as children’s games room in the summer. Under a pergola attached to the barn is a ping-pong table, and on one side is a brick barbecue and a food preparation area with sink. Although there is another property close by, Villa la Pesa is very private, with an enclosed garden and un-overlooked swimming pool area. The internal courtyard has three covered areas.
The one closest to the kitchen has a wood burning oven for cooking pizzas and bread. The second one has a huge dining table, seating up to 24 people and also has a fireplace. The third is a furnished sitting area. From the courtyard, there is a door at the base of the Romanic tower, leading to a stone vaulted room which has been turned into a home theatre. An archway in the courtyard leads out to the grounds, where there is an unrestored private chapel.
The interiors are elegantly and comfortably furnished, and original features have been retained, with exposed ceiling beams, cotto floor tiles and whitewashed walls. The downstairs living room is equipped with CD player with surround sound, and the second floor TV room has satellite TV, DVD, VCR (European format) and CD player. At this level, there is also a room with a large Swiss style billiard table.
The windows have mosquito screening and there is a telephone, Internet access and two baby cots available. There is air conditioning available in the main downstairs living room, in the master bedroom and in the two double bedrooms (with en-suite bathrooms). The owner requests that guests are careful in over use of water during the summer months, particularly when the villa is occupied to full capacity. If the supply is depleted, guests are responsible for replacement cost. Central heating during the winter months is also charged extra.
Entrance hall. Spacious living room with large glass doors opening to the garden. Another spacious room divided into three sections by columns and arches, and comprising a formal dining room, a sitting room and a breakfast room/open-plan kitchen, which opens to a terrace. The kitchen has a central island and is well equipped with, professional gas oven, gas hob, 2 electric hobs, microwave, coffee machine, food processor and toaster. From here, an archway leads to a second kitchen, with double fridge, 2 sinks, 2 wall ovens and a dishwasher. Laundry room with washing machine, dryer and ironing equipment. Utility room with another large double fridge. Guest WC. Door to wine cellar.
Very large master bedroom suite with large canopy double bed, separated from a sitting area by an archway. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower and double basins.
Landing with cushions for sitting, a piano and doors to a covered terrace overlooking the internal courtyard. 2 double bedrooms with small double (French) beds. Bathroom (shower only).
Double bedroom with French bed. TV room. Billiard room. Hallway with doors to small terrace, and a wooden staircase leading to the tower. Kitchen/dining room with gas hob, oven and fridge, leading to a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only). Double bedroom and bathroom (shower only).
Landing with sitting area. Bathroom with shower. Small laundry room with washing machine and basin. To the left of the landing are two wings: “Bellavista” and “La Vecchia Torre.”
“Bellavista” (85 sqm): Hallway leading to double bedroom. Spacious dining room. Small kitchen with gas hob, oven, fridge. Bathroom (shower).
“La Vecchia Torre” (127 sqm): Hallway, leading to a twin bedroom (can be made up as double on request). Spacious kitchen/dining room. Bathroom (shower). Living room with fireplace, and wooden steps leading to the top of the tower, with double bedroom and small en-suite bathroom (shower).
A door in the courtyard opens into a separate 92-sqm apartment, which is available to groups exceeding 16 people.
Living/dining room with kitchen area (sink and fridge) and door to the garden. Bathroom (shower) with washing machine.
Double bedroom with French bed. Twin bedroom.
Panzano in Chianti 7 kms
Greve in Chianti 12 kms
Florence 36 kms
Siena 36 kms
Pisa Airport 90 minutes drive