Il Monte is a beautiful 15th century farmhouse perched on a terraced hilltop overlooking Florence and commanding stunning views of the city and the hills that encircle it. The estate sits in total privacy at the end of a long drive, surrounded by a pretty garden of cypress trees and paved terraces. A very tasteful blend of modern and antique furnishings highlights the old terracotta floors, fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Each of the five bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom. A choice of indoor and outdoor sitting and dining areas and a large garden within extensive grounds offer plenty of options for quiet moments and gatherings. The swimming pool is set at the edge of the garden on a terrace with loungers and umbrellas, again with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside - particularly at sunset, when the silhouette of the Ponte Vecchio can be seen arching over the Arno River.
Max Occupancy: 9
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
Wonderfully located for touring Florence and Chianti. San Romolo is a tiny hamlet with a single shop, 5 minutes' walk, and there is a nice trattoria just down the road at Villamagna, 2km/1.5 miles. It's a 15-minute drive into Florence. Bagno a Ripoli, 6km/4 miles, has supermarkets and a tennis club. Greve-in-Chianti in the wine region is 40 minutes' drive, and Siena can be reached in 1 hour.
Lower ground floor
Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Dining room with an adjacent sitting area leading out to a large loggia with a dining table. Laundry room. Single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Large sitting room with an open fireplace leading out to a furnished pergola and a paved terrace.
Upper ground floor
Twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Small room with a single bed. Twin bedroom [convertible to double] with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom [convertible to twin] with an ensuite bathroom with bath.
A very large property that includes 20ha/48 acres of gardens, woods and olive groves. The swimming pool, 6 x 10m/20 x 33 feet, is set some 130m/150 yards from the house, in front of a large loggia furnished with loungers. Wooden decking conceals the above-ground construction of the pool.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful owner, who speaks a little English (and very good French) and lives in the neighbouring house, approximately 80m/300 feet from Il Monte; she has written a book about the area and is a fountain of information. The caretakes lives in an independent apartment at the rear of the villa. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Fixed BBQ. Washing machine. Satellite TV [Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Three working fireplaces. A portable fan in each bedroom. Fixed telephone line and fax shared with owner. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Tennis available in less than 10 minutes' drive at Bagno a Ripoli, or at the golf club (18-holes) at Grassina.
Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. Iron and ironing board. Two hair dryers.
The swimming pool, 6 x 10m/20 x 33 feet, has a constant depth of 1.30m/4 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
One crib/cot. One high chair.
Prices & live Availability
No pricing and availability information for product for year 2017, but in the meantime we are more than happy to discuss any information you require regarding our villas. We can also save your details to our Pre-Booking database and contact you once we launch sales, ensuring you get priority on the villa and the period you want. Enquire here.