Tuscany Villa 9175
- Air Conditioning
A 14 night minimum rental applies. See short stay exceptions below the description.
About the property
Surrounded by woods of oak and chestnut trees, at the top of a hill that dominates the valley called Valdera with Volterra in the background, stands the old medieval village of Chianni. At the edge of the village, along the road running through the village which leads to the sea (about 40 kms away), in the attractive hilly landscape typical of this area, lies this villa.
It was built in liberty style in the 1930s by noble landowners whose descendants still own it: and on the facade of the house you can still see the original designs, balustrades, terraces, window frames and many of the wrought-iron gates are still in place. The interior also has remained almost intact, with all the atmosphere and style of the 1930s: the furnishings are antique, with coats
of arms, decorations and original frescoes, enriched by precious materials and furniture.
The layout of the house has remained as it was, to avoid changing the original internal balance (and the bathrooms for this reason have been created by taking space inside the bedrooms).
On the entrance level there are some large living areas, with a pleasant frescoed veranda and a dining-room with a large fireplace and a small kitchen, but there are other living areas on the top floor (with an additional area equipped for preparing breakfast) and at the garden level (which can only be reached externally via steps from the terrace): here, with direct access to the lawn dominated by an enormous centuries-old horse-chestnut tree, they have created a large area with a table for dining outside, TV area with chairs and sofas, leading to the kitchen.
From the many windows overlooking the valley you can take in a spectacular view as far as the eye can see over a truly unique landscape, which you can also enjoy from anywhere in the garden, which has been furnished for relaxing outside, with its olive grove, large swimming-pool and a beautiful pergola for dining outside, complete with barbecue.
Not far away is Casciana Terme (7 kms) with its thermal springs and health centre, and many of the famous tuscan sightseeing towns such as Volterra and San Gimignano. Florence can be reached in less than an hour by car: this is an ideal place for trips to the art cities, for wine-tasting and for gastronomy, and nature walks. WIFI internet connection.
Entrance, with staircase leading to the upper floors, on the left is a large living-room divided into two areas with panoramic double lancet window looking towards the swimming-pool area and door leading to the garden in front of the house and internal staircase leading to the panoramic frescoed veranda, then on the right is a large room with big dining-table and kitchen with oven, dishwasher and with fireplace and access to the terrace, 1 bathroom with WC and washbasin.
Small living-room, 2 double bedrooms each with a small ensuite bathroom and open shower with shower enclosure, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with bath-tub, 1 double bedroom.
Living-room with fireplace and kitchen wardrobe with fridge, 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom with hydromassage tub, 1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with open shower with shower enclosure.
Floor at Garden Level (access only from the outside)
Large room with columns with dining table, living area and TV area, small corridors leading to 1 bathroom with open shower with shower enclosure, and kitchen (ovens, freezer, washing-machine and dishwasher, microwave) also with independent access to the garden.
- Private pool 14 x 6m
- Washing machine
- Wi-Fi internet connection
- Private garden
- Satellite TV
- Private terrace
- Private parking for 4 cars
Short stay exceptions: Rentals relating to Corporate events/wedding/films please contact the relevant Villa Getaways agent to ask the suitability of this property.