From 284.00 € per night
The owners at Villa Maria paid great care to the restoration of the villa to make it the perfect place to relish the country’s relaxing serenity and quiet enjoying the panoramic views of the Tuscan landscape.
Single family independent villa from the 1850’s situated in a charming village. Villa Maria is in the small and charming village of Renai, 3 km from Castelfiorentino. The villa is encircled by vineyards and olive groves.
The owner realised the restoration work completely by hand in order to safeguard the architectural integrity of the structure which was originally an old hayloft. He recycled old materials when ever possible taking a lot of time and care. Then he furnished it with Rustic antiques to further reinforce the villas timeless feel.
This is a perfect place to savour the country’s comforting peace and tranquillity, far away from stress and tension of the city you will completely relax and unwind. The dining room has been recuperated from what was once the stables and wagon room. The open fire place, originally used for shoeing horses is all fashioned from hand made bricks.
A wide corridor, leads us to the kitchen which is a faithful reconstruction of the old kitchens found in traditional Tuscan farmhouses, with its stone sink chiselled by hand. The 5 bedrooms are wide and airy, simple in their elegant order, graced with bright windows, each framing wonderful views of the undulating countryside. One bedroom on the ground floor has been designed with handicapped facilities. The 3 bathrooms, with bathtub or shower, are enriched by lively colours and Vietri’s hand painted tiles.
GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: From the garden, there are wonderful views of the Tuscan hills and enchanting sunsets, in the complete silence that only the country can offer, broken only by the sounds of nature. The pool is 5 x 10 meters, 1.5 metres deep and also has fantastic views.
There is a panoramic terrace, well equipped for dining al fresco. Far from luminous pollution of the big city you will be able to enjoy a simple but exciting show, like a starry sky or a full moon. The owners are at your disposal and can cook traditional meals for you using the produce of their gardens, orchards, vinyard and olive grove, they can also organise cooking courses and show you how to make Tuscan bread or pizza in the original wood fired bread oven.
ACCOMODATION: The villa is 210 square meters and can accommodate 10/12 persons in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. It extends on two levels:
On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, the dining room with an antique wood table (seats 12 people), sofa, armchairs, an original hearth composed by handmade bricks, a traditional sideboard , TV-sat, a large and very bright corridor, in which you can find Hi-Fi stereo and the one double bedroom. A bathroom with shower and a laundry with washing machine are available on this floor.
The stone stairway leads upstairs, the first floor, which has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one with shower and one with tub). One double bedroom, enriched by a picture of Michelangelo like bed head, an old English wardrobe with a mirror, an antique chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables and a sofa.
One twin bedroom from which you can admire starry sky, with a very pretty writing desk, a chair, a hand-painted wardrobe and 2 bedside tables. Another double bedroom with brought iron bed head, a nice wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a large mirror and a pretty chair, 2 bedside tables and a sofa. And a very romantic double/twin bedroom, that has a sunny picture like bed head, a sofa, a wardrobe and 2 bedside tables from the 19th century.
Please note, all the windows have mosquitoes screens. Wi-Fi Internet connection available. Mountain bike rentals are also available.
LOCATION: Villa Maria is near to San Gimignano as well as with easy reach of most important Tuscan places of interest. The nearest airport is Florence airport about 35 minutes. Pisa is just over an hour and Rome airports are about three hours away.
Villa Maria is situated in the small and charming village called Renai, 3 km from Castelfiorentino where there is a train station.
From there it is only 40 minutes the centre of Firenze, Pisa e Siena. The railway service is good; there are trains every hour and at all hours.
In case of cancellation of a booking, the clients are entitled to a refund based on the days in advance of arrival day, as follows: