It is becoming more difficult to find somewhere to relax and escape for a while to a less demanding world. Such a place is Vercenni - an informal, welcoming property in a prime location right in the heart of Chianti.
The approach to Vercenni is spectacular. It is a wonderful surprise to find that the tantalising glimpse of an imposing farmhouse at the end of a long, cypress-lined drive is your holiday home! On a very large, private wooded estate, Vercenni enjoys magnificent views that stretch for miles over the neighbouring valleys, from tranquil corners of the garden, upper bedrooms, terraces, gardens and the shaded dining pergola near the pool.
The villa is comfortably furnished in Tuscan style with terracotta floors and spacious marble clad bathrooms. Thick wooden beams spread across a sitting room with a beautiful mural of the estate on a wall adjacent to the dining area and massive inglenook fireplace.
Downstairs lies a huge games room with table tennis that extends for most of the lower ground floor, an excellent 'party room' or 'den' for teenagers with access to a panoramic terrace. Here, there is also a double bedroom with bathroom and a separate large shower room and access from here to the gardens and pool area.
With tennis, playground, chemist, supermarket, bars, trattorie and pizzeria, Radda offers a range of facilities. In the evening, a favourite pastime is to visit nearby Radda for a drink (or dinner), and delicious ice-cream.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall with dining room • Sitting room • Kitchen • Two double bedrooms • Twin bedroom • Single bedroom • Two bathrooms • Attic room (with single bed, suitable for older children)
Lower Ground Floor: Master Double bedroom with bathroom/separate shower room en suite • Cloakroom • Sitting area and games room.
Outside: Pergola and barbecue by pool with a large table seating 10-12 people. Further outside dining large table and umbrella which seats 10 people at the near end of the pool, closest to the house. On the back terrace there is a table seating 6 people.
Washing Machine, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, SKY Satellite TV, DVD Player
CD Player, Telephone (payable locally), WiFi Internet Access, Insect Screens, Built-in Barbecue
10m x 8m (irregular shape), with built-in steps. The pool is open from 15 May until 16 September 2011. Outside these dates, the pool can be opened on request for an extra charge
This villa is a Saturday changeover