Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, Italy

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With fourteen acres of private grounds and panoramic views of the Apennines, this cosy family villa in Tuscany is in prime position for Florence, Siena and the heart of Chianti wine country.

In brief

  • Panoramic views
  • Peaceful location
  • Table tennis

About the villa

The sturdy stone walls of this former farmhouse have stood since the 13th century, and the rural views the house commands are probably as tranquil now as then. But there the similarities end, for careful restoration has transformed the tower-topped building into a comfortable and characterful family villa. Furnished in traditional Tuscan style, under heavily beamed ceilings, the house is ideally flexible for families, with three of its bedrooms designed for use as a double or twin beds. The kitchen/breakfast room is complemented by a built-in barbecue and covered terrace, for al fresco dining and superb sunset views. And in spacious lawned gardens, with trees, flowering shrubs and swathes of lavender, there is table tennis, badminton and a twelve metre pool, along with a solar-heated pool shower. With a local shop 700m away, the villa is 10km from amenities in San Casciano, just 25km from fabulous sightseeing in Florence, and within 50km of Siena and San Gimignano .

Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite accessed externally

First Floor

  • Master twin bedroom (can be double) with bathroom ensuite and walk-in shower
  • Single room with independent access to landing (interconnects with Master twin room)
  • Twin bedroom (can be double)
  • Twin bedroom (can be double) with shower room en suite
  • Sitting room
  • Shower room
  • Twin bedroom

Second Floor

  • Tower sitting/single room


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue


  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • iPod dock

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis

Kitchen Essentials

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

Private Pool

  • 12m x 6m, 1.4m deep (uniform depth) with built-in steps
  • m x m
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Safe
  • Dryer
  • Insect screens
  • Dryer
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week

Important Information

Fewer of you?  Lower occupancy price applies up to 21st June and from 24th August as follows: one price 1-4 people and then price changes individually from 5 up to 12. High season (from 22 June to 19 July) we have price 1-6 and then changed individually from 7 to 12. Peak season ( from 20th July to 23rd August) just one price. Please note some bedrooms may remain closed.

Please note maximum occupancy is 12 but we only recommend 10 due to the amount of living and dining space.

Unobtrusive owner lives in a self-contained annexe with independent entrance.

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.


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


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



  • Horse riding and tennis 5km Montespertoli
  • Golf 5km dell'Ugolino


  • San Pancrazio 3km
  • La Romita 3km
  • Bargino 3.7km
  • Supermarket ‘’COOP‘’ in Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa 7 km
  • Large supermarket in San Casciano Val di Pesa 10km
  • Mini supermarket and a bar in Bargino 3.7km
  • San Casciano 8km
  • Nearest Shop Minimarketkm 850mm

Places of Interest

  • Florence 25km
  • San Gimignano 40km
  • Siena 50km
  • Lucca 87km
  • Orvieto 168km


  • Florence Airport 40km
  • Pisa Airport 77 km
About the area


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 Florence

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


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