Villa Montefiori

Chianti and South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

From £5,813 per week

Our view

A truly exceptional luxury villa in Tuscany, this 13th century house is brimming with character and comfort. A wonderful wade-in pool and private tennis court are among the modern additions.

In brief

  • Elegant interiors
  • Shaded garden areas
  • Beautiful views

About the villa

Resident staff, cook service, huge rooms and formal rose gardens all contribute to the sense of grandeur at this historic country house. And yet the villa exudes an irresistible air of welcome, an easy tempo of relaxation, and a comfortable combination of old world charm and contemporary facilities. Almost equidistant between Florence and Siena, Montefiori stands amid five acres of vineyards and olive groves, its gardens encompassing a bocce (petanque) ground, astroturf tennis court, and the swimming pool, backed by a bank of herbs and overlooked by a tree-shaded sitting area. Beside the house, a covered terrace is furnished for al fresco dining, looking out to tranquil views and leading into the effortlessly elegant sitting room, enchanting country style dining room, and ancient vaulted billiard room. Rich fabrics, four-posters and canopied headboards feature in the six first floor bedrooms, the master suite complete with dressing room and balcony. And the house is a stroll away from a local restaurant, 8km from shops and eateries in Greve, and 35km from the medieval streets of Siena.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Cloakroom
  • Billiard room

First Floor

  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Double bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Single bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Library

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Two cots with cot sheets and highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Portable barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Basic Italian Sky satellite TV with sport and cinema
  • PC with broadband internet access
  • WiFi
  • DVD library
  • Stereo
  • CD player

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Bocce (petanque) court
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • 2 portable air conditioning units
  • Ceiling fans
  • Insect screens

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

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

PRIVATE POOL

  • 14m x 7m
  • Pool towels
  • Gently sloping to reach 2.3m deep
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

TENNIS COURT

  • Astroturf surface

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Dryer
  • Fax
  • Heating

Important 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.

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.

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 3 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week*
  • A local cook (same lady who does the house keeping) will provide 6 evening meals per week (Monday - Saturday) 3 hours per evening*

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

* This service is included in the rental (cost of food and drinks is not included and is payable locally)

Location


Amenities

  • Nearest restaurant 1km
  • Shops and restaurants 8km Greve

Places of Interest

  • Siena 35km
  • Florence 30km

Airports

  • Florence 30km
  • Pisa 95km
  • Bologna 130km
  • Rome 260km
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