A more bucolic setting would be hard to find: La Magione sits on a gentle hillside at the western edge of the Chianti Classico region, off the beaten track but still within easy reach of more hill villages and wineries than you could possibly visit in a week. Lawns bordered by tall trees and olive groves ensure privacy for a villa that has been freshly restored with an emphasis on natural, local materials. Decorated in an updated Tuscan style, the one-storey house – which looks far smaller than it is - boasts large, high-ceilinged rooms with oversized glass doors opening to the garden. Each of the bedrooms has its own modern bathroom. Meals can take place around a long table in the very spacious fitted kitchen, or an even longer table outside under a pergola, where a stone barbeque challenges cooking enthusiasts to produce the perfect bistecca alla Fiorentina. There is also a choice of indoor and outdoor sitting areas, including a living room with a fireplace for cool evenings and a shady pergola facing the private, infinity-edged pool. Children are welcomed with a shallow paddling area in the pool and a play area in the garden.
Max Occupancy: 12
Villas near San Gimignano, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Maid included
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
At the western extreme of the Chianti Classico region, Sant’Appiano, two minutes from the villa by car, is a lovely hamlet that dates in part to the 10C. Hilltop Barberino Val d’Elsa, 4km/2.5 miles, offers a number of very good restaurants and a selection of shops. The village lies on a beautiful road connecting Florence and Siena, both just over 30 minutes, with views of the Colli Fiorentini on one side, the Val d’Elsa on the other. Two other hill towns, Certaldo and the more famous San Gimignano, are a short distance to the south-west.
On one level
[On one level] Sitting room with a fireplace and French doors opening to a small loggia with a sitting area. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with a long dining table and glass doors opening to the garden facing an outdoor dining area.
Accessible from the living areas and the garden: Double bedroom and twin bedroom with glass doors to the garden, both with private bathrooms with a shower or bath. Twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower and glass doors to the garden facing the swimming pool. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and glass doors opening to the garden facing the swimming pool.
First independent bedroom
Accessible from the garden only: Twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Second independent bedroom
Accessible from the garden only: Double bedroom with bathroom with shower.
Extensive level lawns bordered by olive groves and mature forests. Two large terraces lie immediately outside the house: one provides a shaded dining area with an adjacent built-in barbeque and lovely views, the other a salt water swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 39 feet, which has an attached shallow area for children. Outdoor shower. Children’s play area.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful caretaker, who speaks English and lives in a separate house elsewhere on the property. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Satellite TV [no Sky Channel] with DVD. CD player. Central heating. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Hot water is produced using solar energy.
Tennis is available at Poggibonsi. 18-hole golf within 30 minutes’ drive. This is a wonderful area for walking and biking. A selection of biking itineraries in the area is available online at www.terresienainbici.it/index_eng.asp (in English). Horseback riding, hot air balloon trips, wine tours, cooking lessons, local markets, walking trails all nearby.
Hair dryer. Professional iron and ironing board. Kettle. Mixer. Toaster. American coffee maker.
The salt water swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 39 feet, has a depth of 1-2.40m/3-7.5 feet and steps for entry/exit. The paddling area measures 3 x 2.5m/10 x 8 feet with a depth of 10-30cm/4-12 inches.
Amenities for Children
1 high chair. 1 cot/crib.
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.