VILLA MERITERRANO is a luxury villa located in a large Tuscan property completely private and surrounded by a lush garden, on a plateau that offers stunning views of local vineyards and olive groves. The position is privileged only 10 km outside of Florence, and within a short distance from a cosy historic town (aprox. 1 km).
This beautiful Tuscan rental is composed of a large Manor house from the 17th century completely renovated and three freestanding cottages located less then 50 meters from the main villa, that can be rented together or separately, according to your needs. A large lush park surrounds the villa, offering all fragrances and colours of the local flowers, vines and olive groves. It holds a lovely swimming pool (12 x 6 meters large) with equipped area for sunbathing, relaxing and outdoor dinners.
The manor house is surrounded by an open terrace with three covered areas where to sit outside for a chat with friends and a tasting of good local wines. The terrace overlooks the most amazing panorama of Tuscan green hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. In the entrance of the manor house you will find a tastefully decorated loggia with tables and chairs and the main entrance.
From the loggia, you enter a nice hall with a table of Florentine decorated chalk, holding up to 6 people for an appetizer in the afternoon. On the left side you have a mini-apartment described below and the stairway to the first floor. On the right side you access a comfortable living room with sofas, armchairs, another table and chairs where to seat to read a book or to play cards. Two large French doors open to the loggia and the terrace in front of the villa.
Back the living room there is the kitchen, which decoration that recalls the old and the modern together. Closed by a large glass door, the kitchen is completely well-equipped with 4-burner stove, electric oven, microwave, American coffee maker, refrigerator with freezer box and dishwasher. The peculiarity of this kitchen is the original and fully working wood burning stove for those who love to experience the old way-of-life.
Behind the kitchen, with access also from the terrace, you will find a large veranda all covered by glass windows, where the owner built a nice area for all kinds of activities: there is a living room surrounded by a library with many books in English language, a cosy space where to relax with a glass of wine ore one of the many liqueurs the owner will be glad to offer you. In a corner there is a billiard and a piano for those who have fun to play.
On the lateral terrace there is an independent entrance for a mini-apartment on the ground floor, composed of a small kitchen with frigo-bar, stove, oven and sink, a large and illuminated double bedroom with a canopy double bed and a full bathroom with sink, WC and shower. The bathroom can be used as en-suite as well as a ground floor bathroom for the whole family, because there are two different doors to make this area more or less independent from the rest of the house. It is ideal for people that have some difficulties to make the stairs or couples with a baby who need to prepare rapid meals.
On the first floor of the villa you will find 4 bedrooms and 4 full-bathrooms. All bedrooms have TV and air-conditioning. The villa is tastefully decorated respecting the traditional Tuscan characteristics. Wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta (local red fired-bricks) floors, local stonework like the kitchen’s sink and the archways. All combined with pieces of furniture that belong to the family, who used to live in this villa till some years ago.
The master bedroom (5th bedroom), in celestial blue tones, offers a large double bed (that measures 2 x 2 meters) composed of two joined twin beds that can be arranged separately upon request. There are two large windows that offer a wonderful view, the bedroom is large and illuminated, equipped with SAT-TV and air- conditioning, the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom preserves the antique bathtub with the curtains and some other pieces like an antique dresser with oval mirror transformed into a sink. The bathroom is equipped with WC, bidet and hairdryer.
The green bedroom is double and can be converted into a twin bedroom upon request. It is spacious and very illuminated with three large windows with gorgeous views. There is a gallery where a single bed can be added upon request, for a kid. This bedroom has its own TV and air-conditioning.
The green bedroom has its own private bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi bathtub and hand held shower, WC, sink, bidet and hairdryer.
The blue bedroom is furnished with a comfortable double bed that can be converted into two twins. With two large windows, this bedroom like the green one offers a gallery where a single bed for a kid can be added upon request. Also this bedroom has its own TV and air-conditioning.
The blue bedroom has a private bathroom – the red and white one – equipped with sink, WC, bidet, shower box and hair dryer.
The red bedroom holds a double bed that can be divide into two comfortable twin beds. It has its en-suite bathroom – the white one – with a shower box, sink, bidet, WC and hairdryer. The red bedroom is furnished with beautiful wooden wardrobes and a gallery that keeps the old toys that belonged to the owner’s children. In this bedroom it is not possible to add any extra bed.
Upon request it is possible to add 2 single beds for 2 extra people.
The terrace and garden area gives access to the detached cottages: Meridiana and Pergola. Each one has its own independent entrance and private terrace equipped with tables and chairs. The entrance is completely independent made through 3 different pathways from the parking.
Meridiana is a freestanding stone villetta located in the opposite side of the main villa, composed of two floors. The private entrance from the lower ground is independent and holds a private open terrace equipped with tables, chairs and a pergola. The entrance opens to the kitchen, fully equipped with tables and chairs, 4-burner stove, electric oven, dishwasher, American coffee maker and refrigerator. Separated from the kitchen, you access the living room with a comfortable double sofa bed, armchair, TV and reading table.
The wooden staircase leads to the large gallery that hold a double bedroom with a mezanine with a single bedroom and a full bathroom. The double bedroom includes a double bed, a renovated antique wrought iron bed stand with new mattresses. There are antique pieces of furniture: a wardrobe and a dresser. The single bedroom holds a wardrobe and the single bed, ideal for a child. The bathroom is complete new, equipped with shower, WC, bidet, sink and hairdryer. Meridiana has no air-conditioning but is equipped with portable fans.
Upon request there is a sofa bed for 2 extra people.
Pergola is a cosy studio flat with independent entrance, terrace and equipped outdoor area with tables, chairs and a beautiful pergola that offers some shadow. It is composed of a living room with kitchen corner, a double bedroom and a full bathroom. The living room holds a comfortable double sofa bed plus a normal sofa, dining table and chairs and a TV. The kitchen is equipped with a 4-burner stove, an electric oven, American coffee maker and a refrigerator.
The double bedroom consists of a separated room with indivisible queen size bed. Beside the bedroom you have the fully equipped bathroom with shower, WC, sink, bidet and hairdryer. Upon request there is a sofa bed for 2 extra people.
Villa MEDITERRANO is located only 10 km from Florence and from the access to the highway, to visit the most important towns in Tuscany: Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Arezzo. The cosy village Impruneta is only 1 km from the Villa, a very short drive or a good walk from a coffee shop, pizzeria, gas station, bank, pharmacy and wine shop. Only 2 km away you have all kinds of shops, supermarket and street market every Saturday.