This characteristic and wonderful apartment once used to be the villa?s stable. Vaulted brick ceilings with their original wooden beams. Rustic stone walls, brick-tiled floors. Living-room with perfectly equipped kitchenette and stone fire-place. Two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with three twin beds. Bathroom with shower. Outdoor private area with table and chairs. Private washing-machine, microwave oven, fridge.
Overall Property Description: The property is composed by a large villa and a farmhouse, sharing the pool, surrounded by a beautiful botanic park.
VILLA This noble villa in Tuscany is residence to the heirs of Della Nave every summer and has been in their family for 200 years. Villa's construction from the 18th century is still evident; during the years it has been modified but always maintaining its original character. 250 metres above sea level at Pratomagno's declivity, in the heart of Tuscany, the villa is part of the ancient Cicogna castle. Three comfortable rental apartments have been constructed from the ancient farm of this Villa in Tuscany. The geographical position of the villa is ideal for visiting the famous 'cities of art' in Tuscany: Florence (40km), Siena (60km), Arezzo (25 km), Cortona (40km) and San Gimignano (40km). There is a common room (size 80 sqm) available for the renters: dining room with fireplace, with kitchen (size 20 sqm) and bathroom, where 50 people can be accommodated and can dine together.
FARMHOUSE VALCELLINO the farmhouse has been thoroughly renovated and all of its apartments are comfortable and luminous and have separate entrance and a private outdoor area with table and chairs. The recently restructured apartments maintain the typical Tuscan country spirit and style and are fully furnished: color TV sat, washing machine, fridge, heating, bath with shower, kitchens (or cooking area). Some apartments have a chimney and all are furnished with rustic Tuscan style and according to the architectural surroundings.
SWIMMING-POOL Swimming-pool 12x6, depth 1.1, open from june to September, kept lighted every evening, with deck-chairs, tables and garden umbrellas, outdoor hot and cold shower .
BOTANIC PARK (Private Garden) The Parco Della Nave was built in the second half of the 1800s and became part of the "landscape" gardens founded in Italy from the late 1700s to the late 1800s , a century in which this widespread style of garden was known as the "English" or "Naturalistic" style. This was a period of diffusion and an area of interest for the Collectionists when several species of exotic plants where used. During this period it was the fashion to create “Gardens of acclimatization" for exotic plants and Della Nave Garden is a typical example of this; with its interesting and rare botanic collection including 700 forest trees and 120 species covering a 32.000 metre area. The various characteristics of the different species of trees create a wonderful sight/scene for all seasons throughout the year. During Autumn in particular there is the golden yellow Gingko Biloba, originating from China, the iridescent red of the Taxodium Disticum from North America and the brilliant green of the Japanese Criptomerie. The Sequoia from North America and the Lemon trees from Libano and Marocco never fail to create a stir. The tree pictured in the photograph (Sequoiadendron Giganteum B.) is taller than 35 metres, has a 5.20 metre circumference, is over one hundred years old and is one of the “monumental trees of Italy?
INTERNET connection (not Adsl) is available in the reception.
Accommodation and Amenities:
Maid Service Available
Terranuova Bracciolini, Tuscany, Italy
Villa, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 5 €150 - €150 per night
€650 - €960 per week