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Villa near San Gimignano - Villa Celli is located on the outskirts of the medieval village of Montelopio, a short walking distance from the local trattoria, in a lush, verdant landscape dotted with olive groves, vines and sunflowers.
Dating from the 18th century, this former farmhouse has been restored with great attention to detail. Original features such as the terracotta floor tiles, chestnut wood beams and stone walls provide a most welcoming environment. A former dovecote now provides a tower feature at the top of the house which affords a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape.
This area is rich in history, art and culture. Volterra, Certaldo, hometown of the great poet Boccaccio, Siena and Florence all make for interesting days out; even the journey to these wonderful old towns through this beautiful landscape will be a pleasure!
You are going to be very comfortable in this elegant and spacious villa, and what a fabulous location in rural Tuscany. Some of Italy's most beautiful towns are close at hand, and the lovely Tuscan Maremma coastline with its long sandy beaches is also within easy reach for those days when you want to be by the sea. Restaurants and all your basic amenities can be found locally at Montelopio. Ideal all round.
Kitchen, doors to pergola dining terrace.
Living/dining room (TV), fireplace, doors to Pergola dining terrace.
Double/twin bedroom, ensuite walk-in shower room, WC. French doors to garden.
Shower room, WC.
2 x double/twin bedrooms, (an extra single bed can be added on request, suitable for children) with ensuite shower room, WC
Double bedroom (an extra single bed can be added on request, suitable for children) with ensuite shower room, WC.
All bedrooms have a Juliet balcony, TV, adjustable air conditioning, underfloor heating, central sound system, open fireplaces and safe.
Spiral staircase to 'tower', with lounge area, 360-degree views.
Spacious grounds with private 17m x 7m pool with hydromassage and toddlers paddling area to one end (Roman step entry, depth 0.40m (toddlers pool) to 1.5m). Outdoor dining pergola, fixed charcoal BBQ. Table tennis, slide and children's swings (use at own risk).
Included: 3 hours maid service per week. Wi-fi Internet.
Extras: Air-conditioning charged by meter (€0.45/kwh). Winter heating charged by meter (€4.50/cubic meter). Additional maid service on request. Extra mid-week linen change €15 per person. Cot & highchair €20 each per booking. Pet supplement €50 per booking. A local tourist tax may apply.
Several services on request:
Traditional Tuscan evening meal, food and wine tours,horse riding excursions,guided visits of historical towns and courses on cooking,art or the Italian language.
A Wonderful Holiday
We had a lovely two week holiday at this villa with our family. The villa is absolutely amazing. The villa was very very clean and well equipped. The pool is a good size and was cleaned every other day. The small pool for the children was lovely. The garden is large and there is plenty of space for children to play and run around. Internally the villa is a very good size and all the bedrooms and bathrooms are very well equipped and a good size. The villa owner was always very helpful and responded very quickly to phone calls and e-mails. Quality Villas have been very good at dealing with queries both before we went to Italy and during our stay.
Although the villa is in a remote location, the nearest town is a 20 minute drive away, we did not find this a problem at all.
We would highly recommend this villa and we would definitely return.
We had a lovely time at the villa
Annette from London
The villa is beautiful and as described on the site. The various outdoor sitting areas were lovely and of course the pool - which was frequently cleaned and checked on, was wonderful.
The location is very rural - although there is one unique restaurant within walking distance which is a must to visit. Because of its location a car is essential - some people may not like the villa's very rural setting.
The owners met us and showed us around and touched base at intervals through the week to ensure all was ok and responded well to problems.
We had lovely days out to Peccioli and Volterra (a free sight seeing tour was memorable) and day visit to Florence a must.
We could have done without the insect bites - repellent we used too late! And I would suggest the owners update the visitors book more - with up to date information on shops - especially supermarkets and other local restaurants .
I would have no hesitation of recommending this beautiful villa with pleasant and helpful owners for anyone looking for a luxury rural break.
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About The Location
- Montelopio di Peccioli 3km
- Peccioli 9km | Volterra 21km
- San Gimignano 29km
- Certaldo 35km
- Pisa | Lucca and the coast 51km
- Florence 74km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Livorno 60km
- Restaurant 800 metres
- Montelopio di Peccioli 3km
- Golf Club (Castelfalfi) 15km
- Holy Mountain & convent San Vivaldo 20km
- Volterra Etruscan town and archaeological site 24km
- Gambassi terme spa 30km
- San Gimignano Medieval town of towers 35km
- Certaldo Medieval town 42km
- Pisa leaning tower | Duomo 50km