A luxury property decorated in rustic contemporary style. Each bedroom with en-suite facilities. Full air-conditioning. Magnificent views and infinity pool. Shaded dining loggia. Cook on request. Full concierge services can be provided by staff at the Estate Office.
Lying to the northern tip of the estate, totally imeressed in private woods with a sweeping valley of olives and deep woodlands Pupillo truly is ‘the house in the woods’. Along a private tree-lined gravel road, a wrought iron gated entrance leads into a gravel driveway that swings right around the house. Finished in Tuscan stone, this is one of the very best villas that the Santo Stefano Estate now has to offer.
The old yellowy Tuscan stone exterior sets off beautifully the grey gravel driveway, the warm terracottas of the outside covered loggia veranda and the sea of greenery that encompasses the whole property. The double arched glass entrance doors open out into a totally unexpected interior. Contemporary rustic, in the latest tones and textures, cream walls and dark grey stone flooring complement washed heavy wood furniture draped in rich brown, golden yellow and sage green chenilles. Rustic yet sumptuously comfortable. Natural colours, fabrics and materials. There are also unique lighting, accessories and occasional furniture. Light and airy the ground floor is totally panoramic. The living and dining areas are divided through archways and the full glass windows leave wonderful views onto the pool and garden. To the left of the living area is a comfy sitting area with master fireplace. Two large mirrors hung behind the sofa reflect the fireplace and create an added lighting effect. More sofas sit infront of the glass fronted doors looking out onto the garden as does a pretty round table with wonderfully styled washed heavy rattan seating. Great for games, drinks or lunch. To the other side of the living area are two rectangular dining tables which can be joined to make one long table when entertaining. The glass fronted single doors lead from the dining area outside on to the gravel courtyard and woodland area and around to the loggia veranda.
Tucked away in the corner another door opens onto a modest sized yet fully equipped and beautifully furnished Tuscan kitchen. A heavy marble table with sunshine yellow legs sits in the middle of the room and a copper sink and taps with multi coloured tiled make this colourful room extremely pleasant for everyone to create in. A small utility room leads off the kitchen and a highly functional double cloakroom/staff bathroom with wonderful terracotta basins and dark green grés tiling sits off the living area. To the right of the ground floor are full two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. Both rooms have a glass garden door and so immediate access to the outside without having to pass through the living area.
Upstairs is reached by an inside terracotta staircase. The stairway walls and upstairs long hall are painted a rich green. The long corridor lined with lamps and mirrors and is reminiscent of a castle hallway. Bedrooms lead off the hallway left and right. There are in total six bedrooms on the first floor, 3 of which are full doubles with ensuite bathrooms with tub and incorporated shower, 1 twin room with ensuite bathroom with tub and incorporated shower and a master double bedroom and master twin with ensuite bathrooms both with tub and separate walk in shower. A little old fashioned with tubs maybe but very much appreciated!
The bedrooms are decorated in natural hues with four posters – slatted bases and firm mattresses - and draped back cloths, luminous, spacious and all with shuttered windows. Woodland, horizon and pool and garden views. Light fittings are retro in stainless steel and mesh as are the doors of the big solid Tuscan wardrobes. Bedside tables are in Tuscan stone. Bathrooms are finished in dark green grés tiling, terracotta basins, feature wooden ladder clothes rests or towel rests (in addition to full vertical heated towel rail radiators), glass hanging lantern lighting and spot lighting and many with electric sky lights.
Naturally all rooms of the villa are air-conditioned. A tableau green lawn sits infront of two wide arched glass fronted French windows and leads onto rose gardens with secular cypresses and olives. Beyond the rose garden, the spectacular pool offers the most dramatic waterfall drop away effect. With a spa bath at both ends of the pool, in the centre a flight of Roman steps lead down into the water. Bordered by a Tuscan stone paved solarium, this fantastically pitched pool lies right next to the valley and is then in turn itself overlooked by woodland, villa and gardens. The position takes advantage of the sun all day long. Another spectacular setting to watch the sun go down, over drinks maybe!
The south and westerly facing Loggia is perfect for shady relaxing and informal dining. Towards the west of the house off the kitchen area and just infront of the pathway down to poolside, the pretty Tuscan loggia veranda provides a wonderful space for entertaining. The loggia provides wonderful dawn and twilight views, surrounded to the rear by trees it also overlooks the garden and pool as well as deep woodland views. A perfect property for entertaining, superbly positioned, Villa Pupillo is a sophisticated venue for family reunions, celebrations, parties and professional events.
Sitting room • Kitchen • Utility room • Two double bedrooms each with shower rooms en suite
Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite • Three double bedrooms each with bathroom en suite • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath and walk-in shower • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath and walk in shower
Laundry, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Hob with five burners, Mobile Telephone
television (Satellite), CD/DVD player, Fully Air-conditioned, ADSL WiFi Internet Connection, PC (With Internet access and fax is available at Reception Office during office hours. The reception office is also Wi-Fi.
with Roman steps. Spa. Hydromassage 7 x 2.5m. Shower. Pool towels are supplied
This villa is a Saturday changeover