Tuscany Luxury vacation villa – Surrounded by extensive grounds deep in the heart of the splendid Pistoia countryside. La Verdeggiante is a beautiful, newly-built recreation of a traditional Tuscan villa. Artisan craftsmen have lovingly created every detail which gives this villa such authenticity, from the beautifully decorated, high wooden ceilings and frescoed walls to the terracotta floors, brick archways and large open fireplaces.
Ideal for larger groups, the accommodation is split between a main villa and two separate cottages, all finished to the same exacting standards. The large pool is close by with a wonderful pergola providing shade. Within the extensive idyllic gardens is an award-winning vegetable garden which provides organic produce which guests are invited to sample during their stay. A little further on, beyond the lush Mediterranean garden rich in scented shrubs and colourful flowers, lie 1500m of hiking trails which criss-cross the surrounding woodland and await exploration on foot or by bike.
In this area of Tuscany you will be spoilt for choice for things to do: from wine and oil tasting tours to horse riding; visits to some of Italy's most spectacular towns such as Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Pistoia, to days spent at the seaside along the sandy beaches of the Versilia coast. Small picturesque villages nearby often host local food fairs (sagre) and lively weekly markets. Why not treat yourself to a regenerating spa treatment at nearby Montecatini Terme or Monsummano Terme, where ancient hot-water springs will help you relax and rejuvenate.
Fabulous villa in the heart of Tuscany, only 20 or so miles from airports in Florence and Pisa, this villa is situated near the most fabulous Italian cities: Florence, Luca, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci). Easy to reach from the main autostrada, close to big shopping centres but also close to quiet rural areas where there are numerous small medieval villages famous for their good wines and olive oil. Nearby is also the seaside region of Versilia, with its famous beach resorts of Viareggio, Torre del Lago Puccini and Forte dei Marmi. Nearby is the small old town of Montecatini where there are several tennis courts, a theatre, a hippodrome and also a train station with excellent rail connections to the largest cities in Tuscany.
Whole property FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED
Large living area, (TV), open fireplace, archway and step up to
Dining room (dining for 14), wooden stairs to mezzanine with small living area.
Fully equipped stainless steel professional kitchen, French doors to covered terrace, outdoor dining facilities, large built-in BBQ.
Guest cloakroom, WC.
Stairs down to 'cave'/wine store (available for purchase).
External access only to bedroom suite comprising: double bedroom (1.60m), living room with open fireplace and 'hidden' kitchen unit, shower room, WC.
Landing/hallway with door to upper garden terrace, outdoor seating and pool.
Double bedroom (1.60m) (TV), ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m) (TV), ensuite shower room, WC.
Bedroom suite comprising: double bedroom (1.60m) (TV), living room with open fireplace and 'hidden' kitchen unit, shower room, WC.
2 independent suites on ground floor and lower ground floor, each accessed independently from the garden and each comprising:
Small living/dining area with hidden kitchen, double bedroom (1.60m) (TV), shower room (first floor suite), bathroom (ground floor suite) and WC.
External stone steps leading directly up into double bedroom (1.60m), shower room, WC, internal stairs down to lower ground floor living room/kitchen, open fireplace, door to garden and small pergola covered terrace with outdoor dining.
Note: all bedrooms have a fridge, TV & hairdryer. Where mentioned, a 'hidden kitchen' unit is an attractive, antique-style sideboard with lift up top under which is a sink (fold-down tap) and small electric hob. Grounds:
60,000m2 of woodland and parkland with 1500m of hiking trails. Private 17m x 6m pool (depth: 1.60m), subterranean dressing rooms with shower & WC facilities. Large vegetable garden, Mediterranean garden. Mountain bikes. Ample parking for several cars.
Included: 3 hours mid week maid service (daily waste/recycling collection from the villa). WiFi internet. Pool towels. Cold welcome buffet on arrival and first day breakfast basket (continental).
Extras: Additional maid service €20 per hour. Air conditioning or winter heating €455 per week. Telephone. Daily breakfasts on request. Food shopping. Cook service. Bike hire. Wine from cellar. Chianti wine tasting tours. Oil mill tours (Oct & Nov). Spa treatments and golf club discounts available for guests. Vespa & motorbike hire delivered to villa on request. Pets on request €100 per week each. A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Cantagrillo 600m
- Pistoia 10km
- Vinci 19km
- Monsummano Terme 20km
- Lucca 45km
- Florence 37km | Pisa 60km
- Florence 37km
- Pisa 60km
- Montecatini Terme 12 miles
- (trains to Florence)
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 80km
- Shops 600m
- 1500m of hiking trails within the estate
- Tennis court 2 km
- Golf club | horse riding 12 km
- Pistoia cathedral | museums | old town 7km
- Pistoia zoo 10km
- Monsummano Terme spa 13km
- Medici Villa Poggio a Caiano 17km
- Montecatini Terme spa | Old town 16km
- Pinocchio's theme park in Collodi 34km