The cottage on the left side of the Villa is called Castagno (95 square meter), a characteristic freestanding Tuscan country house, built all in natural field stones and decorated with wood beamed ceilings and the famous “cotto fiorentino”, fired brick floor.
It is composed by a large kitchen with open fire place, a living room with sofa bed, 1 double room and 2 bedrooms with twin beds. There are also 2 bathrooms with shower, WC, bidet and sink.
CASTAGNO you see on the next 4 pictures
Girasole is the cottage on the right side of the Villa, also this is a characteristic Tuscan stone country house decorated with wood beams and the famous “cotto fiorentino”, fired brick floor, like Castagno. Girasole is partly built into the hill and both floors can be accessed from the ground level without stairs. The upper floor has its access on the back side, only 10 steps and you are near the pool area. So there are two floors, but actually, the back of the house is a ground floor. There are two entrances.
The main entrance one on the ground floor. From the private terrace in front of the house you access a double bedroom. A corridor connects to a twin bedroom and one bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and sink. An internal staircase brings you upstairs or you can walk around the house and use the back door to get to the living / dining room with kitchen corner.
The Villa is the main house of this complex, and is divided in two communicating apartments: called Cerro and Faggio. Entering the loggia, the covered terrace on the ground floor, you have two entrances. The one on your left hand is Cerro. On the ground floor there is a hall, a large kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, large working fireplace, tables and chairs.
Behind it you have the living room with a double sofa bed and TV SAT. The stone staircases takes you to the first floor, you will find on your right side a double bedroom, in front of you a twin bedroom and to the left there is a bathroom with shower.
The second entering door straight ahead leads you to Faggio, the bigger apartment, where you have a nice living room with TV and a double sofa bed, then on the right side there is a large kitchen equipped with stove, oven, refrigerator, fireplace, dishwasher, American coffee maker, table and chairs.
The kitchen is complete with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4-burner gas stove with large oven and dust hood. There are all plates, glasses, pans and silverware that you need to prepare a full Tuscan dinner. Each single unit has its one private kitchen fully equipped. There is a laundry room with a washing machine , iron and iron board for free use.
From the living room a staircase leads up to the first floor where you have a twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet. A small corridor leads to the master bedroom with a king size double bed also equipped with an en suite bathroom with bath tub, hand shower, WC, Bidet and two sinks.Each unit has individual SAT-TV with english channals.
The beauty of this room is given by the stone walls left deliberately apparent to recreate this traditional Tuscan environment. The room is very large with an open fireplace and a double sofa bed. If you rent the whole place a second table can be put in to create a dining room for up to 20 persons.
There is a fourth building next to Castagno which consist of one large room with a table for 25 person, an open fireplace, a wood burning Pizza oven and a fully equipped bar. Attached to the large dinning room there is a fully equipped kitchen with a 6 burner stove with a large oven, dishwasher and everything necessary to prepare a real Tuscan menu for the whole group. There is also a TV and a Stereo set. This large room can be perfectly used to get all folks together for a party, a BBQ or a glass of wine with your friends. On request we have a cook to come in and do a special Tuscan meal for your group.
Less than 15 meters behind the main Villa you find the large swimming pool area with roman steps, so kids and seniors can get comfortably in the water. The pool is surrounded by a paved terrace where you have deckchairs , umbrellas, tables, chairs and a fixed covered terrace and shady areas under the large oak trees that border the pool area. From the pool you can enjoy great views of the valley, the vineyards, cypress trees and the small lake below
Villa CERRETONE has an outdoor Barbecue area with two fixed barbecue and wooden tables and chairs if you want to have lunch or dinner together outside.
Stia, the closest town is 5km far from the villa. This area remains in the middle between Florence and Arezzo and offers the possibility to visit charming town in Casentino, like Poppi and Bibbiena.