La Tegolaia is a sophisticated home, blessed by its stunning location and stunning views just forty minutes from Florence. A well-kept drive leaves the country road just before the nearby village of Pelago and ends at the top of the hill where the 15th century farmhouse sits overlooking vineyards, hamlets and farmhouses dotted across the rolling hills.
This is a private home large enough to get lost in, full of antiques from various parts of the world with a charm which is hard to find. The thick stone walls and its elevated position in the hills keeps the house cool in the hot summer months but in two bedrooms that get more of the sun in the day are air conditioned. In all there are three kitchens, the main kitchen has just been refurnished offering a fantastic work space for even the most demanding cooks. There is a deep sense of beauty, of peace and of perfection. All with a touch of magic, something that only decades and decades of love and attention to even the smallest of detail can create. If you want to experience something special, immersed deep within the Tuscan Culture and countryside in comfort and style, this is as good as it can get.
A beautifully kept garden leads up the soft hill and across to the large swimming pool, set on a terrace, perfectly positioned with stunning views, enjoying sun throughout the day. In the vicinity of the pool is a large pool house: a pretty restored barn with a summer kitchen, living room and a bedroom. The gardener who tends to the stunning grounds was born in this beautiful villa, as his father and part of the magic that is clearly visible comes from this deep rooted love.
Max Occupancy: 14
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
Pelago, set in the hills to the east of Florence, 28km/18 miles, is the perfect setting to be immersed by tranquillity and stunning views. An array of shops, bars and restaurants are offered by the many hill top towns, Pelago being the closest at 2km/1 mile. Diacceto, 3km/2 miles, has a small supermarket and several shops and restaurants for you to choose from. Pontassieve, set between Pelago and Florence, 5km/3 miles boasts a large supermarket including a weekly market on Wednesdays. Frescobaldi renowned for its wines offer wine tasting, 15 minutes' away, and the Nipozzano estate, about 5 minutes’ drive, with Rufina to the north about 20 minutes’ drive. The Chianti can be explored at whimp while further afield lies Siena, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Keen walkers will enjoy the Pratomagno hills near the Vallombrosa Abbey, and the protected Casentino area.
Lower ground floor
The "cantina” set on the lower ground floor and connected with a staircase to the main kitchen, has wonderful vaulted ceilings with a large dining table, buffet table and sitting area for the hottest moments of the day.
Set on split levels.
Entrance through a cool hallway with a view to the “tinaia” (a cellar dug out of the rocks around the year 1000) and leading to a first sitting room with a large 15th century fireplace, doorway leading out to the front courtyard. Up 5 steps, dining room leading into the well equipped kitchen with a fireplace and barbecue. The newly installed kitchen gives access to an additional scullery with a fridge & freezer, and to the kid’s room with shower/bathroom down 5 steps to an air conditioned twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath. Air conditioned twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath.
The first sitting room leads into a second summer sitting room and separate library with TV, both leading out to a dining loggia for alfresco meals with a relax area ideal for aperitifs. Next to this loggia is a 2nd fully equipped kitchen used for breakfast. A third door gives access to the ground floor bathroom, with toilet and shower, ideal for easy access from the terrace.
Study with a staircase leading up to the second floor in the tower. Three double bedrooms: Double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with bath. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with two wash basins and bath. Bathroom with shower.
Master bedroom with three panoramic windows and en-suite bathroom with two wash basins and bath.
Set between the main house and the swimming pool.
Kitchenette, sitting room with fireplace leading out to a loggia with a seating area, bathroom with bath, mezzanine with double bed. Dining area beneath an oak tree.
Over 5 hectare. Cypress and olive trees are scattered throughout the immaculate, landscaped garden with sweeping lawns. Hedges and scrubs of a variety add to the charm along with breath taking views over rolling countryside dotted with farmhouses. Lawns gently slope up to the private swimming pool, 7 x 12 meters/ 22 x 38 feet, with a pergola for shade and pool house. Several outside dining and seating areas all in a tranquil atmosphere. Terrace in front of the house with dining table, wood oven, barbecue and loggia for afternoon tea.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's exceptionally helpful offsite caretaker who do not speak English. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Two dishswasher. Three ovens. Two microwave. Two coffee machines. Three fridges & freezers. Portable barbecue. Wood oven. Separate laundry room with ironing space with 2 washing machines and a spin dryer. Satellite TV with DVD. iPod docking station. Several portable fans. Central heating. Working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided]. Fixed telephone line. Two air conditioned bedrooms.
18-hole golf at the Circolo del Golf dell'Ugolino, Grassina, 40 minutes.
Kettle. American coffee maker. Gusto coffee maker. Toaster. Mixer. Iron and ironing board. Hairdryer in each bedroom.
The private swimming pool, 7 x 12/ 22 x 38 feet, with a diving board has a constant depth of 2.5m/8 feet with steps for entry and exit.
Amenities for children
2 cots/cribs. 2 highchairs.
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.