L'Uliveto

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

From £1,790 per week

Our view

In a quirky but useful layout which is ideal for friends or two families, this former village school has been thoughtfully transformed to become a luxury villa in Tuscany’s tranquil countryside.

In brief

  • Historic towns nearby
  • Beautiful views
  • Original Collection

About the villa

A sleepy little hamlet in the heart of Chianti is the setting for this charming villa. Just 7km from Siena’s feast of medieval art and architecture, it forms part of a private wine and oil estate which has been in the hands of the same family for centuries, and it still displays a distinctive trompe l’oeil painted by the owner’s ancestor. With the ground floor well-furnished for comfort and equipped with modern appliances, the villa’s attractively ‘rustic-chic’ bedrooms feature antique pieces, a big four-poster, and aptly naïve artworks.L’Uliveto is comprised of two buildings which can be open to each other for communal social space, or closed-off for privacy. Each with its own staircase and sitting room, the larger East wing has three bedrooms, a big kitchen and ten-guest dining table, and opens on to the spacious al fresco dining terrace; while the two-bedroom West wing has a small kitchen, table for four, and outdoor access to a little patio. Cook service could be added for effortless full-house catering. There are views of Siena from the villa and its gardens, and, naturally, two pergolas take their places beside the large swimming pool.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor - East side

  • Sitting room with dining area, fireplace, and access to large terrace
  • Kitchen

Ground Floor - West Side

  • Small kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and access to a small patio and shared outdorrs dining area
  • Cloakroom

First floor - East Side

  • Master double bedroom with bathroom en suite and walk in wardrobe
  • Twin bedroom with antique iron beds and large armoire
  • Double/twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Shower room

First Floor - West side

  • Double bedroom with four poster king size bed
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Bathroom

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Basic Italian Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 15m x 7m
  • 1.1m x 2.1m deep
  • Pool cover
  • Salt water chlorination
  • The pool is open from 30 April- 17 September

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Fax

Important Information


​Fewer of You?
Reduced Prices are available for smaller parties of up to 4 persons and up to 6 persons, up until the end of April and from mid-September onwards.
For 2019 bookings, enjoy our conveniently timed CV Villas flights from Gatwick to either Pisa or Rome and from Stansted to Florence, all with British Airways including luggage. Please call us for availability and current flight prices.​

CV CONTACT

An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.

FOOD HAMPERS

A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

COOKING LESSONS

Available on request at extra cost.

WINE & OIL TASTING

Wine and oil tasting (from the estate) available at €18 per person, please ask for details.

TOURS IN THE CHIANTI AREA OF SIENA

Can be arranged on request at extra cost.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Maid service 4 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

Location


Activities

  • Horseback riding, go karts, mountain bike and thermal spa resorts at Montechiaro
  • Riding 15km Bernardegna
  • Tennis courts 18km La Racchetta
  • Golf 70km Castelfalfi

Amenities

  • Shop 3km Taverne
  • Restaurant 5km Ponte A Bozzone
  • Larger shops 6km Due Ponti

Places of Interest

  • Siena 7km
  • Montalcino 30km
  • San Gimignano 40km

Airports

  • Florence 70km
  • Pisa 150km
About the area

Chianti and South of Siena

Average weather

The hills south of Florence, known as the Chianti, look like most people’s idea of ‘classic Tuscany’. Fortress towns such as Castellina and Radda look out over mile after mile of rolling, vine-clad fields, spotted with Tuscany villas. The region’s major annual festival, September’s Rassegna del Chianti Classico in Greve, celebrates the grape harvest, and signs inviting anyone on a Chianti holiday to a roadside enoteca (wine tasting canteen or shop) are a common sight. The Gothic city of Siena, south of Chianti, is the biggest hill-town of all, with a stash of Medieval art and architecture unmatched in Italy.

But Tuscany still has surprises to offer, and unknown even to many Italians. Maremma, only a two-hour drive southwest of the city of Florence is an extensive and largely undeveloped territory in stark contrast to the compact, ordered Chianti hillsides around Florence and Siena that have, until now, been the major draw for visiting wine lovers.The Maremma has great restaurants, and a treasure trove of new wineries.

Find out more about Chianti and South of Siena