This ancient and beautiful stone villa sits on the side of a hill in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with superb views over the surrounding countryside. It is accessed by a road, which continues past the villa to an ancient castle and hamlet about 1 km further along. Greve in Chianti with shops, restaurants and facilities is 2 kms away and Florence is just 30 kms. Historical towns of interest, such as Certaldo and San Gimignano are easily accessible, as is the entire Chianti Classico Region and the Ugolino Golf Club near Florence.
The villa is surrounded on three sides by a hectare of carefully maintained gardens with flower beds and a variety of fruit trees. On a lower level there is a 7 x 14 meter swimming pool (depth runs from 1 to 1.80 m), surrounded by a furnished terrace, with a gazebo at one end of the pool From here, there are panoramic views over the town of Greve in Chianti below. There are several terraces outside the house furnished for dining and relaxing outdoors. These include a covered dining terrace outside the kitchen, by a herb garden with rosemary and sage bushes, and another covered loggia in the main garden, with a large dining table and a barbecue.
The interiors are furnished tastefully, in a warm, comfortable and traditional style, with many original features, including original cotto floor tiles and exposed beam ceilings. The entrance living room is elegantly furnished with antiques and equipped with satellite TV. The bedrooms on the upper levels have ceiling fans, and central heating is available during the winter months at additional cost. There is a baby cot and high chair available if requested at time of booking. The laundry room is situated in a small converted barn close to the house.
An external staircase leads up to a landing, which opens through a glass door into the entrance living room with satellite TV. Kitchen with large breakfast table and bench seating. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas hob, grill, oven, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer, and opens to a covered terrace with outdoor dining area. Formal dining room with two glass doors opening to terrace and garden. Another spacious living room divided into two sections: the first with large fireplace, and the second with stairs leading up to the mezzanine and first floor levels. A large stone archway near the fireplace opens to the entrance living room.
Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Sitting room area. Utility room. Spacious twin bedroom with ceiling fan. Double bedroom with ceiling fan and wardrobe painted with a delightful “trompe l’oeil”. Bathroom with shower. Master bedroom with double bed, ceiling fan, and ensuite bathroom. A staircase in this bedroom leads up to the tower room where there is a study.
Greve in Chianti 2 kms
Florence 30 kms
Florence airport 45 kms
Siena 45 kms
Pisa Airport 130 kms