One of the most beautiful and elegant houses in Chianti, complete with a tennis court and a unique sloping pool, Villa Corti is the place to relax in comfort and give in to the excellent service from its resident staff.
Dating back to the 13th century, Villa Corti has a feeling of grandeur with its huge rooms and a superb collection of antiques and paintings, yet it maintains a very comfortable feel, full of character, which is just irresistible. Surrounded by 5 hectares of Tuscan countryside, vineyards and olive groves, Villa Corti has its own mature gardens, trees and an antique rose garden.
All the ground floor rooms open out onto the gardens and terrace which is ideal in the summer months. The billiard room will provide entertainment indoors whilst the large kitchen, sitting room and dining room provide ample room for all guests. Each tastefully decorated bedroom is unique and guests will love the master bedroom with its own dressing room, en suite facilities and balcony overlooking the countryside and rose planted parterre. From the huge dining room, french windows lead out to south facing terraces and the pool, overlooked by a dovecote.
The more energetic will appreciate the private astrosturf tennis court and bocce (petanque) ground and table tennis.
Villa Corti is the perfect base for discovering the rest of Tuscany although with a good restaurant within walking distance and an excellent cook service at the villa, guests will find it hard to leave.
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall Kitchen Dining room Sitting room Billiard room Cloakroom
First Floor: Double bedroom with bathroom en suite Twin bedroom can be made as double with shower room en suite Double bedroom with bathroom en suite Twin bedroom Twin bedroom Bathroom Library Single bedroom with bathroom en suite
Further Information: The discreet owner occasionally uses a self-contained apartment with its own access and not visible from the villa. The access road to the house is an unsurfaced, so careful driving is recommended. Staff live in a separate house on the estate and look after 1 dog, kept in an enclosed area.
Washing Machine, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Italian Sky Satellite TV with Sport and Cinema, Telephone, Fax, PC with ISDN Internet Access (adequate for most applications, USB key also available), DVD Player, CD Player, Stereo, Air-conditioning (in 4 bedrooms, Euro 100 per week per unit payable locally), Ceiling fans (All first floor rooms, except single bedroom which has a pedestal fan and kitchen), Heating (payable locally), Portable and built-in Barbecue, Insect Screens (on all windows except on the French doors in the downstairs sitting room/billiard room), table tennis, bocce (petanque) court, private Astroturf tennis court, full size snooker table.
Private Swimming Pool
14m x 7m, gently sloping to reach 2.3m deep. Pool Towels. The pool is open from 14 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