Tenuta Almabrada sits nestled against a hilltop, within a stroll of the Castle of Poppiano, once the centre of a vast estate just 20 km from Florence. The owners, descendants of the family that still owns the castle and estate have transformed this huge stone farmhouse into a very comfortable home, adding a huge pool that enjoys sweeping views of the countryside dotted with farmhouses, hamlets and of the nearby Castello. As its set into the top of the hill side there is a top ground floor as a lower ground floor with rooms after rooms connected by passage ways, some as in the guest house in an independent building. It’s easy to get lost in this rambling home, it’s great for large families or parties as you have different garden areas as different living spaces, perfect for those that sometimes need to find some private space while travelling in a group. There is a fantastic living room with a large open fireplace with a dining area and kitchen that acts as the hub of life in the main house. A shaded outside dining area for the summer. The lap swimming pool is set on a lawned terrace just below the farmhouse furnished with quality garden furniture enjoying memorising views, overlooking the castle. Florence is an easy drive, about 30 minutes away and, as you are on the edge of the heart of the Chianti, you have an endless number of beautiful villages and towns all within easy reach. This was the main farmhouse of the wine producing estate which still today’s produces a world famous wine, on the front of the old façade you can read quite clearly “cantina 2”. The interiors vary from contemporary cement floors, to the original terracotta floors with beamed ceilings. They have even converted the wine cellar into a gym with a billiard room and a steam room in one of the vats where wine would ferment.
Max Occupancy: 20
Villas near Florence, Tuscany
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Washing Machine
- Satellite Tv
On the western edge of the Chianti; San Quirico in Collina and San Pancrazio, respectively 2km/1 mile and 4km/3 miles, are home to the nearest shops and bars. Montespertoli, 5km/3 miles, offers a wider variety of shops bars and restaurants along with a supermarket, although the many hill top villages and towns will offer an embrassing choice when it comes to dining out. Monday is market day in San Casciano in Val Pesa. Florence can be reached in about 30 minutes' while San Gimignano, just slightly further at about 45 minutes'. The Chianti can be explored at whim with its many hill top towns and villages. Siena, Pisa and Lucca are all reachable in about an hour.
Main house Cantina 2/Upper level
Large double bedroom "Lilla" [not air conditioned] with an independent entrance from the courtyard with a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Air-conditioned Double bed room "Tramontana", with a spacious ensuite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in closet. Air-conditioned twin bedroom "Scirocco" [convertible to double], with an ensuite bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom "Ostro", with an ensuite bathroom with shower and walk in closet. Big open plan living room with library.
Large open space living room with a large fireplace [Mangiafuoco] a creation of the owner who is an artist. Dining area with a table for twenty leading into the non equipped kitchen area. Large fully-equipped kitchen perfect for breakfasts. Guest bathroom with a shower. Home theatre TV room. Large air-conditioned double bedroom "Imperor" with a changing room and an en suite bathroom with a large shower. Living area with beautiful stone floor and two art installations of the owner [Abbasso la bestemmia] and [Dolci Installazioni].
On the same level, the Old Stable, is a an indipendent apartment perfect for families, that can be accessed both from the outside and from the above-mentioned living area. This consists of a sitting area, small kitchen, air conditioned double bedroom with en-suite marble shared bathroom, which has a second door leading to an air conditioned twin bedroom.
Lower level [the old wine cellars]
Private air-conditioned suite with twin four poster beds with an independent entrance into the lower garden, with an ensuite bathroom with shower. Studio and show room of the owner. Gym and Turkish bath leading to a billiard/games room with a heated billiard table and piano. Bathroom with shower. Summer small kitchen with wood oven leading in a dining area up to 20 person with a small bathroom with shower.
Guest House [Fienile] two independent apartments
The first at the rear. On the top floor.
Large and elegant open space on two levels. The lower level has a well equipped kitchen with a beautiful dining table. Up 4 steps to the top level with a double bed and living area with a bathroom with shower.
The second is at the front on the garden level.
Living room with a small but well equipped kitchen leading out onto a shaded terrace with a dining area al fresco. Laundry room.
Double bedroom and a twin bedroom sharing a bathroom with a bath and shower.
Set on the edge of the Chianti, you cannot miss the sweeping views of the rolling countryside with vineyards and olive trees. The best view of course of the Castle of Poppiano the centrepiece to this picturesque setting. A summer kitchen on the ground floor is perfect for dining alfresco with a shaded pergola on a terrace with breath taking views. The private infinity-edge swimming pool, 4 x 20 meters/13 x 64 feet, set on a lower terrace with a shower and changing area. Games room with a heated billiards table. Turkish bath. Gym.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's very helpful English-speaking owner, who lives in Florence, and by the offsite maid. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Microwave. Two barbecues. Wood oven. Washing machine. Spin dryer. Three satellite TV's [Sky channels] with DVD. CD player. iPod docking station. Billiards table. Ping-pong table. Mosquito screens on some windows. Several portable fans. Central heating. Three working fireplaces. Wireless ADSL internet connections [computer not provided]. The majority of the bedrooms are Air-Conditioned. Mobile phone provided.
No fixed landline telephone.
18-hole golf, about 35 minutes, at Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino in Grassina. This is also 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). Horse riding. Hot air ballooning. Bike rentals.
Kettle. Toaster. Blender. Iron and ironing board. Several hairdryers. Moka and American filter coffee makers.
The private infinity-edge swimming pool, 4 x 20 meters/13 x 64 feet, has a depth of 1.3-1.5m/4.5 feet with steps for entry/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.