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Restored fortress in Tuscany with private pool



* Located in the Florence region * Sleeping 16 people * Fenced in private swimming pool * Lovely shaded outside dining area * Possible wedding venue * Pets allowed
Built in the 13th/14th century in a fortified position, elements of which have come to light, such as the colonnade surrounding the courtyard and the walls of the tower structure, elements that have made possible a particularly refined restoration and the creation of environments of charm. Even the terracotta floor is specially manufactured with a mixture of black kaolin to get the gray-brown colour to harmonize with the walls made of local stone.

The villa is entirely equipped with ecological, sustainable energy sources, as solar cells for electricity and geothermic system for heating and refreshment of air. The separate "Fitness House" with hydromassage, sauna, equipment for gym and bar and for its use will be exclusive for the first clients who will reserve it for an extra cost.

In the garden you find a gazebo organized for dining al fresco or just relaxing, the elegant private swimming pool (6m x 12m) and thr area around the villa is arranged as a country garden, including centuries old olive trees; a gazebo placed between the two villas suitable for rest, reading etc.

We recommend this villa in Tuscany to groups of families and friends

Swimming pool open 01/04 TO 31/10


Accommodation - size 440sqm - sleeps 16 people in 8 bedrooms (4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 double/twin, 1 single) and 10 bathrooms

Ground floor - a professional kitchen with direct access to a covered pergola with BBQ, pizza oven and table and chairs. On the same floor there is a large dining room, a sitting room with flat screen and DVD, a lobby (85 sqm) with piano (reception, sitting room, conference room or eating room), a bathroom with shower and a service bathroom. The ground floor hosts also a king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub.

1st floor - triple bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, a single bedroom with bathroom next door with shower.

Mezzanine floor - another sitting room with flat screen and DVD.

2nd floor - king size bedroom with big bathroom divided in two by a sliding door: first part with the lavabo and the second part with WC and shower.

Dependance - Adjacent to the villa there is a dependence (80sqm) with sitting room with kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor there are a double bedroom with bathroom next door with shower and a king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub. 



Situated 2km from San Donato in Collina where you can find restaurant, grocery, bank, post office and chemistry.

This town is only 14km from Florence and with a bus connection to the old town of Florence. There is quick access to the motorway and also a frequent bus service into Florence. The nearest airport is in Florence (about 30 minutes away). 



Holiday type:

  • Countryside


  • Microwave
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Hairdryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Barbeque
  • Highchair


Stereo System


  • Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Baby cot
  • Fenced off pool


  • Pets allowed
  • Large groups

Rental rates

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (£) Minimum Stay Arrival Day Departure Day
22 Jun 2020 28 Aug 2020 9,515 7+ Nights Flexible Flexible
29 Aug 2020 23 Oct 2020 11,435 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
24 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020 10,165 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
01 Jan 2021 02 Apr 2021 10,265 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
03 Apr 2021 18 Jun 2021 11,535 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
19 Jun 2021 27 Aug 2021 9,765 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
28 Aug 2021 22 Oct 2021 11,535 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible
23 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 10,265 3+ Nights Flexible Flexible

Price includes - electricity, water, gas; change of bed sheets and towels (pool and bath) on Wednesday and Saturday; 4 hours per day from Monday to Saturday of cleaning (2 persons for 2 hours); refreshment of air; heating; Wi-Fi internet connection; wood for the BBQ.

Additional charges payable at the property

Compulsory charges Cost
Refundable security deposit €1,000.00
Final cleaning €500.00


Optional extras Cost
fitness house - price per week for 1st clients who reserve it (+cleaning €100) €1,000.00
Extras cleaning, chef service on request


Booked Provisional Available

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Everything about our stay at the villa was amazing. We were a big group with kids but there was plenty room, food and wine. Located about 30minutes from Florence, an hour from San Gimignano and less than two hours from Pisa. The setting for the villa on a hill top in San Donato, especially the view from the pool, was perfect. The options the villa offers just for eating ranged from outside, relaxed near the kitchen to formal sit down. The staff from the kitchen to the cleaning crew were terrific; friendly and informative.
  Jun 2017
We searched through approximately 40 houses before deciding on staying here and we are so glad we did. We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday with four families including 10 children (all under 9 years old) for one week in early July. Everyone was very happy with the accommodations and we all had plenty of room. Every bedroom is lovely and includes a private bathroom (even better than the photos). The pool is gorgeous and suited our big group perfectly. The dining room can seat more than 20 people and the beautiful outdoor terrace can seat about 16. The kitchen is modern and convenient to the terrace for outdoor dining. Additional space includes a billiards room, quiet room with round table that could be used for those who need to work remotely or big card games, sitting room with TV, den with TV, and breakfast room off the kitchen that seats 10+. One of the families in our group with four young children (including a baby) were very comfortable in the annex on the property which is also beautiful and spacious (the managers were very accommodating in bringing in a cot and crib to the annex). The villa's proximity to Firenze is perfect, allowing short visits to the city as well as easy exploration of Toscana's gorgeous countryside. We all travelled into Firenze multiple times, we did short trips to areas like San Gimignano and Fiesole, and we did a full day of wine touring in Montalcino and Montepulciano. The villa's location is absolutely perfect for a group that wants to see and do a lot. It is also ideal for relaxing days by the pool, enjoying a long lunch on the terrace and afternoon siesta. We dream of returning one day soon!
  Jul 2017

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