Villa Michele

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

From £4,320 per week

Our view

A stylish and welcoming home in the heart of Chianti, this is a wonderful setting for a holiday with friends or family.

In brief

  • Large private pool
  • Exceptional outdoor living areas
  • Elegant interiors

About the villa

A stylish and welcoming home in the heart of Chianti, this is a wonderful setting for a holiday with friends or family. Ideal in the summer with its extensive terraced gardens, a choice of beautiful outside dining areas and a large pool, while its exceptionally comfortable and elegant interiors make it a suitable house in cooler months of the year. Ideal for an anniversary or special celebration. Cleverly combining antique pieces and furniture from their travels with the colours and relaxed country style of Tuscany, the owners of Villa Michele have created an unusually beautiful home on the edge of a rural hamlet. Each bedroom has a unique style with colour washed walls and wooden beamed ceilings. A comfortable sitting room with fireplace is wonderful in cooler months. Many love looking through the interesting books left by the owners for the benefit of guests. Experienced pianists will also appreciate the Blüthner grand piano. A welcoming kitchen with open fireplace and dining area is also the setting for delicious Tuscan meals. The large covered dining terrace above lawned terraces studded with olive trees, commands a unique view of a ruined castle against a spectacular panorama of rolling woodlands, premium Chianti vineyards and the uplands of Le Crete. A huge pool deep enough for serious swimmers and with shaded pavilion is set in the extensive lawned gardens and is in an inviting setting for ultimate relaxation. Highly recommended.


Review 

" The experience was very memorable. We’ve never stayed anywhere quite like it—a combination of the homely and welcoming with an uncontrived elegance and unique style that sets it apart from anywhere else."

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Bathroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Double bedroom (queen size)
  • Steps down to sitting room/library with French windows to loggia

First Floor

  • Master bedroom wuth 4 poster bed and bathroom en suite
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • Study/TV room

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Cot and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue
  • Pizza oven

ENTERTAINMENT

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

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Pedestal fans

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 12m x 5m
  • 1m x 3m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Bathroom amenities

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Heating (surcharge)

Important Information


Please note there are 38 wooden steps leading down to pool.


CV Representative

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit you and 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.
Please note late arrivals will be charged €10 per hour after 19:00.


Low Walls

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

Recommended

Flights

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for 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.

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 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week*
  • Towel change 1 day(s) per week*

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Cook service

* On Saturday (extra changes are available on request for an additional cost)

Location


ACtivities

  • Tennis court 15km Gaiole
  • Golf 50km

Amenities

  • Nearest shop and restaurant 4.5km Pianella

Places of Interest

  • Siena 12km
  • Gaiole 15km
  • Radda 20km
  • Florence 60km

Airports

  • Florence 90km
  • Perugia 135km
  • Pisa 150km
  • Rome 270km
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.