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Villa 19447 Tuscany (East), Italy

Sleeps: 11

Villa La Campana
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Description

This elegant villa, with cream-washed external walls, dates back to the late 16th century, when it served as the summer residence and hunting lodge of the noble Tolomei family. Its many rooms are therefore not grandiose and showy, but were designed on a more intimate, personalized scale.

Villa La Campana - villa, near Asciano in TuscanyAlthough it is a fully independent house, set in its own private grounds, with separate entrance gate and pool, it does not stand in isolation. This villa forms part of the larger, historic, farm estate ‘La Campana’, now completely restored, whose reception and holiday-apartments occupy the adjoining land. Guests at the villa are free to use all the communal facilities in these neighbouring grounds, whereas strictly no access is granted apartment guests to the villa’s gardens.

Should additional accommodation be required, the villa can also be rented in conjunction with its two-storey annexe (sleeping 6 extra people), situated directly opposite, just across the gravel courtyard. In this case, the courtyard entrance to the annexe via an external staircase would be made accessible, which at all other times remains closed.

Accommodation

Downstairs: This comprises two living-rooms, one with large fireplace, terracotta-tiled floors and wood-beamed/white-washed ceiling; three Villa La Campana - villa, near Asciano in Tuscanydining-rooms, one of whose French doors open out on to the garden at the rear; a small room with Sat.TV and DVD; a toilet with washbasin; a small kitchen and a larger, fully fitted professional kitchen, equipped with all modern appliances, which leads out into a little entrance hall. The services of a chef are available on request (extra charge). A laundry is housed at the foot of the lower staircase, in the villa’s basement area. All windows are fitted with mosquito blinds.

Upstairs: On this upper floor, reached by travertine-marble stairs, all windows are fitted with mosquito blinds. There are six bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom with hairdrier, as follows:

Twin room (beds can be moved together) with terracotta-tiled floors, whitewashed walls and ceiling and traditional darkwood furniture. Ensuite bathroom with half-bath and hand-held shower. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together) with ample wardrobe space in entrance corridor; darkwood furniture; ensuite bathroom with bathtub. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together) Villa La Campana - villa, near Asciano in Tuscanywith ample wardrobe space in entrance corridor; ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Twin room (beds cannot be moved together): adjoining dressing-room with ample wardrobe space; ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Large billiard room, with two sofas.

Issuing from here are: Double bedroom (bed cannot be divided) plus ensuite bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower. Small single bedroom with wardrobe and three steps leading up to an ensuite bathroom with shower. The spacious, bright, central landing on this top floor provides many more storage cupboards. From this landing, a second staircase, with handrail, proceeds back down to the ground-floor entrance hall.

All the upstairs bathrooms are stylishly clad with original, patterned tilework, dating from the 1930’s. All the rooms are provided with fans.

Wrought-iron gates open directly from the main country road on to the private drive that takes you up to the Villa La Campana - villa, near Asciano in Tuscanyvilla’s gravel forecourt, where there is ample informal parking space. Fencing and a second wrought-iron gate form a perimeter boundary to one side of the property, where villa guests can access the rest of the estate and share all its amenities, but where no entry to others is permitted.

Tall mature holm-oak tree border the attractive stone paths that weave across the lawns behind the villa and lead you to its lovely, secluded, private pool (with shower). Set well away from the house, this guarantees utmost privacy and tranquillity.


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