San Donato is a wonderful property composed by a manor house built in original Tuscan style, a cosy dependence – the old local hayloft – and a totally fenced in private park where you find the large swimming pool. The villa stays right outside Florence (only 14 Km), and within walking distance of a cosy hill town, where you have a local coffee shop and groceries.
The property is completely fenced in and from the entrance gates you have no idea of the hidden wonders that are on the other side. The land extends down hill where you have the swimming pool immersed in a lovely park, full of olive trees, old holms and all aromatic and colourful Mediterranean plants. From the villa there is a full view over the rolling Tuscan hills and an ancient oil mill right in front.
The main villa is divided in two communicating apartments, where two families or groups of friends can stay together and at the same time have their privacy. The main entrance opens to a large room where you have a convertible dining table where the whole group can eat together. There is akso a comfortable living room with SAT-TV.
In this living room there is a large comfortable double sofa bed for two extra people. On the ground floor there is a full bathroom with a bathtub, sink, WC and bidet, and there is a closet useful for guests using this sofa-bed.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with direct access to the garden and to the dining room. There is a door that communicates with the other apartment which can remain opened or closed, you will decide. Each apartment is equipped with a laundry with a washing machine, an iron and iron board, as well as a safe in each one.
On the first floor you will find two large and illuminated bedrooms, one of them with a double bed and the other with twin beds. The furniture follows the typical Tuscan style with wooden beds and Liberty style double beds, antique dressers and wardrobes. The double bedroom enjoys the view over the old windmill tower.
Between the two bedrooms there is a fully equipped bathroom with shower, WC, bidet and sink. All bathrooms are recently renovated and absolutely clean. On the first floor there is a second communicating door that leads to the second apartment, that can be kept opened or closed.
The second apartment has an independent entrance as well. There is a cosy living room with SAT-TV, library and a table game corner.OIn the opposite side, there is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with all conveniences you might need. On the ground floor there is a full bathroom with a bathtub, sink, WC and bidet.
SPECIAL: the villa has high speed internet connection available in several points of the house, you can bring your own computer, there is no extra fee for the use of internet connection.
Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor, one is double and the other is twin bedroom. The double bedroom overlooks a lovely landscape of the valley called Vallombrosa. The twin bedroom enjoys the panorama of the enchanting courtyard.
The dependence has two entrances, one from the front and the other one from the back side with another large patio plastered with fired bricks offers more outdoor space where to eat or just to relax. The back entrance opens to the kitchen which is really convenient to prepare outdoor meals.
On the ground floor there are: a living room with SAT-TV and fireplace, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower box, sink, WC and bidet.
On the first floor a beautiful double bedroom gives access to a private terrace overlooking the valley and the twin bedroom stays at the opposite side with view over the courtyard. The second bathroom, fully equipped with shower, WC, sink and bidet is located on the first floor.
Provisions for your first supper and breakfast are offered by the owner for every groups arriving, includeded in the rental price.
From the villa San Donato there is a quick access to the highway that leads to many important locations like Pisa, Lucca, the Tuscan coast or other further locations like Cinque Terre or Bologna. Besides, in front of the villa, there is a frequent local bus service into Florence.
Right in front of the manor house is the dependence, a cosy old hayloft transformed into a charming independent villa, which joined to the main house makes it a 6 bedroom villa. Next to the dependence a patio, covered by a beautiful vine pergola offers a shady outdoor area for a dinner al fresco! PLEASE NOTE: the dependance will NOT be rented separately from the villa! Guests have the choice to rent only the villa, in this case the dependance will remain closed.
The 4 bedrooms version in not available in high season.
The private swimming pool measures 12 x 6 meters with a shallow and a maximum depth of 2,80 meters, has a solar heating system that allows pleasant tenperature during months like May, Sptember and October (depending on the weather) .It is located downhill on a plateau with the amazing view of the hills of Vallombrosa green hills. The pool area offers as well sunny and shady areas for your total relax by the pool, in comfortable sun lounges, chairs and umbrellas.
Upon request the staff of the villa can provide quotations and services like: chef at home, italian cooking lessons, wine tasting at home, private tours, private driver and others