Villa Chianni - Wonderful Tuscany villa with private pool
with spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside & within walking distance of the local village
Surrounded by woods of oak and chestnut trees, at the top of a hill that dominates the valley called Valdera with Volterra in the background, stands the old medieval village of Chianni. At the edge of the village, along the road running through the village which leads to the sea (about 40 kms away), in the attractive hilly landscape typical of this area, lies Villa Chianni. It was built in liberty style in the 1930s by noble landowners whose descendants still own it: and on the facade of the house you can still see the original designs, balustrades, terraces, window frames and many of the wrought-iron gates are still in place. The interior also has remained almost intact, with all the atmosphere and style of the 1930s: the furnishings are antique, with coats of arms, decorations and original frescoes, enriched by precious materials and furniture.
The layout of the house has remained as it was, to avoid changing the original internal balance (and the bathrooms for this reason have been created by taking space inside the bedrooms). On the entrance level there are some large living areas, with a pleasant frescoed veranda and a dining-room with a large fireplace and a small kitchen, but there are other living areas on the top floor (with an additional area equipped for preparing breakfast) and at the garden level (which can only be reached externally via steps from the terrace): here, with direct access to the lawn dominated by an enormous centuries-old horse-chestnut tree, they have created a large area with a table for dining outside, TV area with chairs and sofas, leading to the kitchen.
From the many windows overlooking the valley you can take in a spectacular view as far as the eye can see over a truly unique landscape, which you can also enjoy from anywhere in the garden, which has been furnished for relaxing outside, with its olive grove, large swimming-pool and a beautiful pergola for dining outside, complete with barbecue.
Swimming pool open 13/05 to 23/09
Accommodation - size 500sqm - sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms
Ground floor - entrance, with staircase leading to the upper floors, on the left is a large living-room divided into two areas with panoramic double lancet window looking towards the swimming-pool area and door leading to the garden in front of the house and internal staircase leading to the panoramic fresco ed veranda, then on the right is a large room with big dining-table and kitchen and with fireplace and access to the terrace, 1 bathroom with WC and washbasin .
1st floor - small living-room, 2 double bedrooms each with a small ensuite bathroom and open shower with shower enclosure, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with bath-tub, 1 double bedroom.
2nd floor - living-room with fireplace and kitchen wardrobe with fridge, 2 double bedrooms each with ensuite bathroom with hydromassage tub, 1 twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with open shower with shower enclosure.
Floor at garden level - (access only from the outside): large room with columns with dining table, living area and TV area, small corridors leading to 1 bathroom with open shower with shower enclosure, and kitchen also with independent access to the garden.
Not far away is Casciana Terme (7kms) with its thermal springs and health centre, and many of the famous tuscan sightseeing towns such as Volterra and San Gimignano. Florence can be reached in less than an hour by car: this is an ideal place for trips to the art cities, for wine-tasting and for gastronomy, and nature walks.
Please note - the location of this property shown on the map below may not be the exact location due to a privacy request from the owner. If you require a more accurate location, please send us an enquiry
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Rental & booking information
Prices includes - final cleaning, electricity (upto 200kwh per week), 1 set of bed and bath linen per week, baby bed, cleaning during the week (3 hours/day, 2 days week)
Additional charges payable at the property
|Refundable security deposit paid in cash on arrival||€1,000.00|
|Electricity above 200kwh per week charged upon consumption|
|Heating (if required) charged on consumption|
Fridge & freezer
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