On a hillside of olive groves and oak trees sits a substantial farmhouse, This Villa and its lovely golden stone work blending harmoniously with the surrounding countryside. Its situation ensures sweeping views across the verdant green slopes of a hidden valley behind the medieval town of Castiglion Fiorentino, a vista to be enjoyed from the poolside, dining terraces and many areas of the flower bedecked garden.
Internally, the Villa retains the charm of yesteryear with traditional features including wood beams and terracotta tiled floors, whilst being a comfortable and welcoming home for today's guests.
The ground floor is home to the open plan kitchen/diner with living room, a cool retreat from the summer weather. Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor, with the fourth to be found in a separate 'casetta' in the garden, an ideal choice for those in the group seeking additional privacy.
Much of the time will surely be spent lounging by the pool taking in the views or enjoying a long leisurely lunch al fresco. Supplies can be bought in the small shop in Santa Cristina (2km) with further amenities to be found in Castiglion Fiorentino (7km).
For those wishing to try the local wines, the owners of Villa Cristina organise wine tastings from their own vineyards or you can cross the valley and head to the Chianti hills to sample the famous wines of the region. And finally for a change of scenery, take the train from Arezzo to Florence, a journey of about 1hr, and spend the day in the timeless and captivating Tuscan capital.
Sleeps 8 - 10
Ground floor: Kitchen/diner (dishwasher) with access to garden. Living room (TV, DVD, CD, iPod dock) with access to garden. Shower room. Laundry room (washing machine). Telephone. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally). Wi-Fi Internet access.
First floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (separate shower). Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Bedroom with 4 single beds (two of which are on a mezzanine). Shower room.
External access to:
Casetta: Twin bedroom with en suite shower room.
Outside: Terraced garden of lawn, flowerbeds, trees. In built barbecue. Dining terraces. Gazebo. Private parking.
Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps.