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This stunning, Florentine hunting lodge sits within a large country estate close to the village of Impruneta, just 15 mins south of Florence. Dominating a south facing hill, it looks out across the estate's formal Italian gardens to the beautiful Chianti hills beyond. Two live-in staff ensure the smooth-running of the house, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your well-earned holiday in this tranquil setting.
Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi, one of the greatest Italian architects of the 19th century and creator of the Piazzale Michelangelo and Piazza della Liberta, this villa's facade is a gentle nod to Neo-classic architecture. Inside, its history as a country retreat and hunting lodge is evident. Large rooms allow the use of deep colours and rich fabrics and antique furnishings adorn every room, evoking the splendour of a bygone era. But the lodge has not been left in the past completely - all bedrooms are air-conditioned, there is a cinema room, huge swimming pool, Hamman and gym. The extensive grounds were designed by Pietro Porcinai and include a rock and rose garden, pond with water lilies, a feature fountain and lawns enclosed by beautifully shaped hedging.
Unmissable Florence is easily accessible, however in order to avoid the challenge of finding parking in the city, there is a bus route that runs from Impruneta to the city centre. Florence is one of Italy' s major centres of renaissance art and is a great city for walking and enjoying the sights, perhaps with a little designer shopping before relaxing in one of its many trattorie or restaurants. For the best view over Florence and the Duomo, stop off at Piazzale Michelangelo en route into the city - the Poggi building in the square was originally destined to become a museum dedicated to Michelangelo, but is now a cafe. To the south, the beautiful Chianti region and Siena are within easy driving distance.
This is the perfect location for peace and quiet - a 1km driveway through olive groves and woodland to reach the villa. But it is also so close to Florence! This has been the country residence of a wealthy and influential Tuscan family for generations and this is reflected in the quality of the house and furnishings. The grounds are beautiful and the views stunning. 15 minutes by car and you are in one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
1000m2 of accommodation
Living room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace.
Cinema room with big screen TV and fireplace.
Music room with piano and lounge area.
Dining room, French doors to terrace.
Fully equipped kitchen / breakfast room (table seats 6).
Further living room, open fireplace and French doors to terrace.
Gym, Hammam, shower room, WC.
Further living room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace, stairs to mezzanine floor:
Living room with fireplace, TV, door to small terrace, access to the staff apartment (which also has access from outside), and stairs down to kitchen.
All bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Living room / study, open fireplace.
Master double bedroom (1.80m), (TV), with walk in closet, ensuite bathroom with separate shower, WC.
This bathroom also connects to:
Twin bedroom (2 x 1m).
Twin bedroom (2 x 1m).
Bathroom with separate shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m)
Double bedroom (1.40m)
These two bedrooms share a central bathroom with separate shower, WC
Double bedroom (1.50m), ensuite bathroom, WC (can also be accessed from the hallway)
200 hectares of grounds with woodland, olive groves, large lily pond, formal garden with feature fountain. Steps down to large 16m x 8m infinity pool set on a lower garden level (Roman steps, depth: 0.40m - 2.40m). Large terrace with seating and outdoor dining. Ample parking for several cars.
Please note that due to water features, children must be supervised within the grounds.
Included: 2 live-in staff (8 hours per day, 5.5 days per week each).
Air conditioning. Change of linen and towels twice weekly.
Extras: Additional maid service €20 per hour. Professional butler and chef €350 per day. Utilities and staff costs extra in low season only on consumption.
About The Location
- Impruneta 2km
- Florence | Greve in Chianti 17km
- San Gimignano 48km
- Siena 68km
- Pisa 85km
- Florence 32 km
- Pisa 85km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 93km
- Impruneta 2km
- City centre of Florence 17km
- City sightseeing in Florence
- Tennis in Impruneta 2km
- Golf at Circolo Ugolino 9km
- Florence Duomo | Bell Tower | Palazzo Vecchio.....
- ...Ponte Vecchio | Palaces | Museo Uffizi | Palazzo Pitti 12km
- Castellina in Chianti wine estates 32km
- Villa Medicea Poggio a Caiano 35km
- Colle val d'Elsa Duomo | museums | 40km
- Monteriggioni 50km
Refundable cash security deposit of €3000.
Minimum 2 week bookings in low season; please note the low-season rate does not include utilities or staff.