Villa della Pieve

OCRef#: 20592
Destination: Europe
Country/Island: Italy
Region: Tuscany - Florence
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
Week Low: $11,500
Week High: $14,000
Holiday: $14,000
Pool: Pool

Tuscany Villa 20592 is Just 30 kilometers south-east of Florence, 400 meters above sea level, on the side of a hill covered with oak and chestnut woods and olive groves, lies Tuscany Villa 20592.

It is surrounded by green countryside both environmentally intact and of great naturalistic interest, preserved by several nature reserves and protected areas, and slopes down from the ridges of the mountains at Pratomagno down towards the Arno river valley, on the opposite side from the Chianti hills.

The area is covered in precious historical and artistic artifacts that document the ancient human presence in these places, and is dotted with old villages, castles and churches.

The villa started out as a roman watchtower, and was then included in renaissance times in the property of the Guicciardini family (the noble Florentine family who also owned the church called Pieve a Pitiana, a church going back to the year 1000, with its Romanesque bell-tower and 2 wooden panels by Ghirlandaio inside, at the base of the hill where the villa stands) and was then in time converted into a farmhouse.

It has recently been subjected to a careful renovation: the interior is on several levels and the furnishings are in a refined and elegant country style which integrates effortlessly with many high-tech details, such as modern, practical bathrooms, an efficient kitchen with fireplace and the use of a barbecue, oven, dishwasher, microwave, American fridge, satellite TV, DVD/CD/MP3 player, and a broadband wi-fi internet connection.

Outside there is a garden, also on several levels, of 8000 sq.m, a nice 8x9m swimming-pool, a loggia with a fireplace for barbecues and furnished for relaxing, and large terraces, all of which dominates the church and the valley below with the view stretching out as far as the Chianti hills in the distance.

This is the kind of place that, due to the quality and depth of the panoramic view it offers, invites you to rest yourself and relax, and at the same time offers the possibility of reaching all of the more interesting sights in Tuscany in a short drive.

GROUND FLOOR: with access from an area of the garden furnished for dining outside: kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave) with wood-burning oven for barbecues, large room with dining area and living area with fireplace and access to a panoramic terrace furnished with sofas, a few steps from the kitchen lead to a laundry/pantry and to the upper floor, another stair from the living-room leads to 1 bathroom with shower and to the upper floor.

UPPER FLOOR: reading room with large fireplace (there is also access from a small loggia at street level), 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower.

Stair leading to the TOWER: master bedroom with small studio and en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Furnished loggia with barbecue.