The countryside in hills that surround Florence, especially leading into the Chianti are stunningly beautiful. Terraced hills with olive groves and cypress trees dotted with medieval hamlets, farmhouses and classical villas create a magical spell that hangs in the air. That’s the setting for this much loved home, found near the small village of San Polo in Chianti on a hill top at the end of a short white road. Podere Guicciardini, named after its owners was restored just a few years ago and converted into a private home with antique terracotta floors, air-conditioned bedrooms, whitewashed beams and fitted with excellent bathrooms. The owners, avid cooks have created a very well equipped Tuscan kitchen for those that have serious intentions for creating some fantastic meals. This can be a great family home to relax in and enjoy the private swimming pool as a base in which to explore Tuscany as Florence and the Chianti.
Max Occupancy: 8
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
To the east of Impruneta, 20 minutes’ drive, sits this magnificent Medici villa. San Polo in Chianti, 3km/2 miles, home to shops, bars and restaurants along with a weekly market. For keen explorers of the arts and museums alike Florence city centre can be reached in about 30 minutes’. The nearby Via Chiantigiana takes you on the scenic route into Chianti with its many hilltop villages and towns, Panzano, Greve-in-Chianti and Castellina-in-Chianti make for interesting day trips, Siena slightly further on can be reached in just over an hour.
Openplan sitting room and dining room both with French doors leading outside. Breakfast room. Kitchen with decorative fireplace. Double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Bathroom with shower.
Sitting room with decorative fireplace. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom. Air-conditioned twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower.
Dine in one of the two loggia's; a large loggia in the courtyard with ceiling fans or the loggia accessible from either the open plan sitting/dining room or breakfast room, with views of Impruneta and overlooking the Chianti with Florence on the skyline. The private swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, lies on a lower terrace in a walled and gated garden with a pergola for shade and views over the rolling countryside and olive groves. Shower.
Assistance is provided locally by the very helpful non English speaking caretaker who lives in a separate house on the property, a second English speaking caretaker shall greet you on arrival and departure only. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Portable barbecue. Wood oven, decorative only. Washing machine. Non satellite TV with DVD. iPod docking station. Mosquito screens on all windows. Air-conditioned bedrooms on the first floor only, ground floor bedroom has a ceiling fan. Central heating. Two fireplaces, decorative only. Wireless internet connection [computer not provided].
No fixed landline telephone.
Tennis courts, gym, riding stables at Impruneta, 15km/9 miles. 18-hole golf Poggio Ugolino, 14km/9 miles.
Kettle. Toaster. Blender. Iron and ironing board. Two hairdryers.
The private salt-water swimming pool, 6 x 12m/19 x 38 feet, has a depth of 1.6-2.2m/5-7 feet with steps for entry/exit.
Amenities for Children
One highchair. One cot/crib.
Pets are not permitted. The owner has a resident cat.
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.