Villa Le Colline

PROPERTY

Property facilities

Location: 
Florence area
Nearest town: 
Limite sull'Arno 2 km
Sleeps: 
11
Square meters: 
400
Bedrooms: 
6 (double: 3, twin: 1, single: 1, double/twin: 1)
Bathrooms: 
5 (toilet (1/2): 1, shower: 4)
High season price range: 
4,050 - 4,500 €
Swimming pool
Internet
Tennis
Wedding
Private villa
Private swimming pool
Private outdoor area
Barbecue
Parking
Mosquito screens
Baby cot + Highchair
TV
Phone
Fireplace
Heating
Oven
Microwave
Toaster
American style coffee machine
Hair dryer
Dishwasher
Washing-machine
Iron + ironing board
Countryside

Built in 1855, this large, imposing, two-storey villa, surrounded by magnificent gardens and extensive lawns, offers its guests a taste of luxury on a grand, antique scale. Its secluded setting on a sunny hilltop ensures utmost privacy and tranquillity, while its interiors are all generously spacious, high-ceilinged and elegantly furnished with original 18 th century English and 20th century Tuscan pieces. It really is still reminiscent of a Tuscan manor house, in an aristocratic class all of its own!

Although centrally heated throughout and fully equipped with modern fittings and appliances in the kitchen and bathrooms, the villa retains in many areas the authentic wood-beamed and terracotta-tiled ceilings and tiled floors so typical of Tuscany, as well as a fine sundial on its façade. Its many bedrooms, all exceptionally quiet and enjoying lovely garden or countryside views, can either remain independent or become interconnecting, on request. The house and grounds provide a wide choice of separate relaxation areas: these include a large, tiled, suntrap terrace on the ground floor, boasting splendid views; another big, first-floor terrace; a gazebo accommodating 12 people beneath it, just outside the kitchen entrance; as well as an additional sunterrace by the garden house and plenty of space poolside on the hedged-in lawns. Chairs, tables, loungers and sunshades are all provided.

ACCOMODATION

You enter the large hallway at ground-floor level and proceed into a spacious billiard room, with marble floors and high ceiling, from where French doors invite you out on to the lovely ground-floor terrace. An open-plan archway then takes you into a huge, stylishly decorated day-room, divided into three well-defined spaces: a seating area with sofas and armchairs; a second seating area around the big, central, stone fireplace; and the dining-room area, with a 10-seater wooden table and sideboard. There are also a TV and an upright piano. A particularly attractive feature here is the brick-vaulted ceiling. Wi-Fi internet connection.

Leading off the hallway is also the welcoming kitchen, with its marble worktops and sink; blue-tiled splashbacks; 8-seater table; and huge, wood-burning fireplace and chimney, which extends along one entire wall and is perfect for grilling meat and vegetables.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, oven, 4 burner cook top, fridge and freezer, toaster, food processor, kettle and Italian coffee machine. Next to the kitchen is a small office with desk and frescoed walls, which adjoins a downstairs half-bathroom (no shower or bathtub), where the washing-machine is also housed. 

From the hallway three flights of stone steps access the first floor, opening out into an upstairs dayroom, containing antique tables and chairs, a desk and glass cabinet. Issuing from here are some of the bedrooms, as follows: One twin-bedded room, with wardrobe, dressing-table, painted wood ceiling and both countryside and garden views. Another twin-bedded room (can be inter-connected or independent), with beamed ceiling, wardrobe and countryside views. One spacious double-bedded room, with wardrobe, two dressing-tables, TV, beamed ceiling, garden views and ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle.A separate bathroom with shower also leads off the upstairs day-room. 

The remaining bedrooms are located on the opposite side of the landing, asfollows: One big, double-bedded room (plus child's cot), with wardrobe, two dressing-tables and ensuite bathroom, tiled in Delft-style blue and white, with a wet shower. One single bedroom, with wardrobe, giving access to the first-floor sunterrace. One large, double-bedded room, with beamed ceiling, garden views and ensuite bathroom, tiled in Delft-style blue and white, with shower cubicle.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL

The scene is impressively set on your arrival by the long, straight, gravelled driveway which leads up to the villa's entrance gates and is flanked on either side by immaculately trimmed box hedges and a row of Tuscany's trademark Cypress trees! 

There is informal parking space on the villa's gravel surround, which then opens out into a lovely garden, shaded by mature, native pines, Cypresses, olives and palms. Beyond this first circle of garden extend a number of well-manicured, sheltered lawns, separated from each other by high laurel hedges. One of these lawns surrounds the pool, which is 15 x 7.5 meters and 1.0 x 2.4 meters deep, which has its own shower and toilet facilities nearby; and one of the hedges encloses the lawn tennis court. 

Within the grounds there stands a tiny consecrated chapel, which means that wedding ceremonies can be held and receptions catered for in the little, green-painted garden house. 

Mobile barbeque facilities are also available. Nothing except birdsong disturbs the peace and quiet of this idyllic location!

Low/hight season cost: 
2990.00
4550.00
There are no valid special offers for this property, right now
 
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LOCATION

Limite sull’Arno is near Empoli and Florence, as well as within easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airports are in Florence (40 minutes by car) and Pisa (1 hour). Rome airport is 3 hours by car.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY: The train service from Montelupo and Empoli stop nearby. The villa lies 5 km from Sovigliana, 7 km from Vinci (birthplace of Leonardo), 6 km from Empoli (various shops, railway station for Florence or Pisa or Siena direction), 50 km from Pisa, 80 km from Siena, and within an hour's drive of the Tyrrhenian coast. Tennis court is on the premises. The nearby village of Sovigliana has restaurant, bank, post office, bus stop, grocery shop, supermarket and many other shops, Horse riding.

Bikes can be rented in Empoli where you can also find gym, fitness, sauna and massages possibilities. In Empoli there is also an internet point and the railway station. Montelupo Fiorentino offers fishing and golf course. Thermal SPAS are in Gambassi Terme (30 km). In the area are also available wine tasting, fabulous dining, out let shopping, Renaissance and medieval art and architecture.

Nearby facilities

  • Nearest town: Limite sull'Arno km 2
  • Restaurants: Sovigliana km 5
  • Supermarket: Sovigliana km 5
  • Grocery: Sovigliana km 5
  • Shops: Empoli km 6
  • Outlets: Outlet Barberino di Mugello km 55
  • Bank: Sovigliana km 5
  • Post office: Sovigliana km 5
  • Chemistry: Empoli km 6
  • Tennis court: -
  • Golf: Golf Club Montelupo Fiorentino km 6
  • Horse riding: Sovigliana km 5
  • SPA: Montespertoli km 20
  • Train station: Empoli km 6

Airports

  • Florence - Amerigo Vespucci: 30 km
  • Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 60 km
  • Roma Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci: 340 km
  • Roma Ciampino - Giovan Battista Pastine: 315 km
  • Milano Malpensa - Città di Milano: 370 km
  • Venezia - Marco Polo: 280 km
  • Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 190 km
  • Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi: 120 km

Art Cites

  • Firenze: 35 km
  • Pisa: 60 km
  • Siena: 75 km
  • Lucca: 55 km
  • Arezzo: 105 km
  • Perugia: 180 km
     
  • San Gimignano: 40 km
  • Volterra: 65 km
  • Montalcino: 115 km
  • Forte dei Marmi: 85 km
  • Pienza: 145 km
  • Montepulciano: 140 km
  • Cortona: 145 km
  • Assisi: 200 km
  • Seaside: 75 km

RATES & CONDITIONS

from 06 January 2018 to 25 May 2018 € 2,990.00 per week
from 26 May 2018 to 06 July 2018 € 3,897.00 per week
from 07 July 2018 to 24 August 2018 € 4,550.00 per week
from 25 August 2018 to 28 September 2018 € 3,897.00 per week
from 29 September 2018 to 21 December 2018  € 2,990.00 per week
from 22 December 2018 to 06 January 2019  € 3,575.00 per week

 

These prices do not include booking fees: Euro 20 per reservation

Price includes

water, electricity, gas for cooking and hot water; weekly change of linen; final cleaning; Wi-Fi internet connection; pool towels.

Price excludes

city tax: Euro 2 per person per night (6 nights maximum); heating (if used - on request): Euro 550 per week.

Extra services (upon request)

extra cleaning: Euro 16 per hour; extra bed single only price to be confirmed at the time of booking.

Check in

from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Swimming pool

open from 12 May to 08 September (flexible depending on the weather)

Check out

within 09.30 a.m.

Security deposit

Euro 500.00 in cash

High season booking strictly saturday to saturday. Other arrival days considered on request in medium and low season.
Conditions: 

DEPOSIT: A deposit of 37% of the total letting price is payable at the time of booking. It may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. Upon receipt of your deposit you will be sent notice confirming your payment with contact and arrival information.

BALANCE: The balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) prior to the beginning of the letting period and must be sent to InTuscany via credit card or wire trsnafsr. If the balance is not paid by the appropriate date, the letting agreement will be deemed to be invalid and the deposit forfeited. ‘InTuscany’ will send you a reminder when the balance is due and advise you how to send the money.

CANCELLATION: In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel all or part of your holiday we will have to charge either:

a) deposit only - if cancellation is received more than 8 weeks before letting, or
b) Total rent - if cancellation is received less than 8 weeks before letting.

INSURANCE: All tenants are advised to consider insurance needs in relation to travel, accident, medical and personal cover; 'In Tuscany' can not accept liability for any accident, injury, loss or damage sustained by tenants.

IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE: all disputes will be heard in the court of Montepulciano.

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REVIEWS

Hi Manola! Debbie just sent us the response you sent to her e-mail. Thank you so much - I will most definitely recommend your company and you personally to all my friends and family. And we do hope to return before too long - it was so much fun! We didn't want to leave. We all feel the same if you visit California - we would love to see you and show you around where we live - it is very different from your country but it is nice where we are too! So please look us up if you do come! Many many thanks!!

Elise from USA • 08 – 15 September 2007

Just the best family holiday we have had. The house is gorgeous with comfortable bedrooms. Swimming pool is large and well looked after with enough sun loungers for everybody. the tennis court is in good condition and the floodlights make playing in the evening when its cooler amazing.

Andrew from UK • 06 - 20 August 2016