Extending over the ground and top floors of part of a large villa, this superior accommodation provides more than just a touch of distinctive style and class! It comprises all modern comforts, while retaining many original Tuscan design features and elegant traditional furnishings. As the owners live at the rear of the property, they can help out whenever required, but privacy is guaranteed by separate entrances and sole use of the grounds and pool. The breathtaking garden and pool area are truly out-of-this-world!
The comfort and quality levels of this accommodation are exceptional, with great attention paid to detail in the decor and the facilities of the interiors, as well as the attractiveness of the surrounding exteriors. Modern fittings and appliances have been harmoniously blended with the original structural elements, now fully restored, which include terracotta-tiled, beamed ceilings; tiled floors; white- or colour-washed walls and working, wood-burning fireplaces. The choice of traditional Tuscan dark-wood furniture, glass-fronted dressers and wrought-iron, canopied bedframes remains in keeping with this architectural context.
In addition, the bedrooms all have electric ceiling fans for summer season use.
For garden and nature lovers, the setting of this property is really extra-special too, enclosed as it is by lush, meticulously tended lawns.These are dotted with a whole variety of mature, shade-giving, native trees and bordered by colourful flowering plants, which also decorate the spectacular pool-terrace below. From here the extensive, unimpeded views over the fertile Val di Chiana (Chiana Valley) farmland are simply unique.
The windows all have mosquito-blinds and external security-grills. There is central-heating throughout.
The Main House: A few external stairs under a porch take you up to the elegantly furnished entrance hallway, situated to one side of the house, facing the garden and away from the road. Leading off this is the kitchen, comprising a 6-seater table and all modern conveniences, including tiled worksurfaces; microwave; fridge-freezer; gas hob; gas hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, americain coffe-machine. It also features a lovely semi-circular upper window, partially framed by a dark wooden beam.
From the hallway a tiled staircase proceeds to the top floor, where the following rooms issue off the central landing: A large double bedroom with “four-poster” bed with white net cutains. A spacious bathroom with shower cubicle and all modern fittings. A second bathroom with a “sit-up” bathtub plus shower and all modern fittings. A twin-bedded room, with wrought-iron bedsteads. Another large, bright double bedroom, stylishly decorated and with a big, white, fine cotton canopy above the bed.
Returning downstairs, you find another small ground-floor bathroom with shower, just off the hallway. Continuing past this, you enter the living-room, where brocaded armchairs and sofa are grouped round a coffee table, Sat.TV and corner fireplace.
From here a lovely internal brick archway with wood-framed glass doors opens into the very spacious garden room, where two large French doors, surmounted outside by climbing wisteria, access the lawns. The room comprises a 10-seater dining table, a ping-pong table and upholstered cane furniture.
The Garden Annexe: Located to one side in the back garden, just a few steps away from the main house, under the shade of a beautiful, sweet-scented lime tree, is the Annexe building, on ground-floor level only. You enter directly into the sitting area, comprising sofa and Sat.TV. Open-plan from here you access the lovely kitchen, a successful blend of modern and traditional styles, with a 4-seater table and all modern appliances. Issuing from the sitting-room is a bathroom, with shower and all modern fittings; a large double bedroom, whose double bed has white net canopy-curtains suspended from its wrought-iron frame; and a smaller, twin-bedded room.
The Annexe also features typically Tuscan whitewashed walls, tiled floors and sloping, beamed-and-tiled ceilings.