Montaione Luxury villa - Casa Francigena enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves, this elegant two-storey villa has a history dating back 1,000 years to its origins as a cloister on the Via Francigena, the ancient road linking Rome and France.
Beautifully restored by its current owners, the villa offers very comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting. Two flights of stone steps lead down from the house to the large swimming pool, where you can enjoy the sun or sit in the shade of the mature trees. An attractive loggia for summer dining overlooks the extensive lawns surrounding the pool.
The nearest shops and restaurants are to be found just ten minutes from this luxury villa - in the small town of Montaione. Ideal destinations for day trips would include cities of major historic importance such as Florence, Siena and Pisa, all of which are within an hour's drive, as well as the smaller, charming hilltop towns of San Gimignano, Volterra and Certaldo.
If you are interested in history, this Montaione Luxury villa might hold extra appeal for you, positioned as it is on the old pilgrim route between Rome and Canterbury (which passed through France and Switzerland en route). You could spend much of the day relaxing in the loggia, eating together, reading, planning your next sight-seeing trip over an espresso or aperitif, or simply enjoying the view of the gardens. With its lovely lawns and a good-sized pool, this villa is ideal for families or large groups. Here, you are in the gentle undulating hills of Chianti country: vineyards and olive groves are at every turn. Your nearest village is Montaione, where you will find shops and restaurants, as well as food and local crafts markets and numerous musical events (jazz, classical) during July and August. And if you fancy spending time at the seaside, there are several resorts on the Tuscan coastline which would make a great day out.
9 air conditioned bedrooms
Dining Room with working fireplace
Small library and reading room with piano
Second dining room
Games room with billiard table.
Double/twin bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Landing with library.
3 double bedrooms (1.80m) each with ensuite shower room, WC.
1 double bedroom (1.80m), French doors to Juliet balcony ( care with children), ensuite shower room, WC.
2 twin bedrooms (2 x 0.90m) each with ensuite shower room, WC.
1 twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom WC.
Single bedroom (1.40m), ensuite shower room, WC.
Large grounds with extensive lawn area for children (due to the terraced nature of the grounds, care must be taken with children at all times). Loggia/covered terrace for outdoor dining. Gazebo. Steps down to large, 14m x 9m swimming pool (ladder), changing rooms with shower, fridge/freezer. Ample parking.
Please note: the caretaker lives in an apartment within the villa but with independent access at the rear of the property. The caretaker also has a cat. Client's privacy will be respected at all times.
Included: Maid service 2 hours per day Mon - Sat. Linen change midweek. Pool towels. Wi-Fi internet. Electricity up to 450kwh. Wine tastings tours (approx. 30 mins away).
Extras - all paid locally:
Additional maid service €15 per hour. Babysitting €15 per hour. Baby cot €50 per week. Highchair €25 per week. Additional bed €100 per week.
Chef services on request (meal orders require minimum 48 hours' notice). Airport shuttle. Chauffeur. Pre-arrival shopping. Electricity in excess of 450kwh charged by meter at €0.45 per kwh. Gas consumption by meter (kitchen, winter heating and hot water only) €6.48 per unit.
Reductions for smaller groups on request.
A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Montaione 10km
- San Gimignano 24km
- Pisa 58km
- Florence 65km
- Siena 70km
- Pisa 55km
- Florence 60km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 62km
- Montaione 10km
- Golf Club Castelfalfi 10km
- Tennis in Castelfalfi 10km
- Hiking/ Cycling
- Certaldo Medieval town 22km
- San Gimignano town or towers 24km
- Volterra Etruscan town & archaeological site 33km
- Leonardo's Museum & castle Vinci 35km
- Pisa Duomo & leaning tower 58km
- Florence 65km | Siena 70km
Please note: gas & electricity consumption (including for air-conditioning) is charged locally according to use. There will be a meter reading upon arrival (please ensure the caretaker does this with you) and at departure and the cost must be settled in cash with the caretaker.