BELVEDERE is a typical Tuscan farmhouse, this free standing home is located at the doors of Chianti. It is less than 2 km from BUCINE, on top of a panoramic hillside, with a splendid view of the Ambra Valley. It is set among the olive groves, rolling Tuscan hills, fields of sunflowers and lovely green cypress trees.
Surrounding the farmhouse is an expansive private garden, a great place to catch some sun in private or let the kids run lose and have fun. Directly behind the house is a beautiful wooded area which makes a nice area for mid afternoon walks. The owner has built in a new private pool only 20 meters from the house. Right beside the pool there is a small house that holds a changing room with shower and bathroom, useful for those who prefer to spend all day by the pool.
The main living room area has a wonderful open face fireplace, very traditional with the thick wooden beams. There is a long hallway on the left hand side that connects to three bedrooms and two full size bathrooms with tub on the right of the fireplace there is the 4th double bedroom.
This house has just recently been restored and the owners have taken much care to make it feel comfortable and homey. All the rooms have high wood beam ceilings and lovely original terra cotta floors. This house has maintained that charm that was so characteristic of Tuscan farmhouses.
The kitchen is has been completely renovated and is large and up-to-date with many modern conveniences. You will find all the utensils you need to make your favorite Italian pasta or a great plate of tomato and mozzarella cheese! The farmhouse comes completely furnished with all the cookware, tableware and linens that you will need during your stay. This farmhouse immerses you in the wonderful silence of nature though yet close enough for you to walk into town for fresh bread to make summer bruschettas.
Restaurants, shops of all types are less than 1 km away. It is a great location for day trips since the highway is on 14 km away where one can easily get to Siena 38 km; Florence 60 km and Arezzo 25 km. The closest village BUCINE is located in the borders of CHIANTI, the land of the famous Tuscan red wine. In fact, the property where this farmhouse is located produces its own Chianti wine, and other 3 types of wine, white and red.
The rooms are large and airy, letting in lots of natural sunlight and the kitchen is large enough for the entire group to sit down and enjoy a meal together. All bedrooms have windows looking over the typical Tuscan landscape. You can get up to 10 persons at BELVEDERE and still have lots of room! This is ideal for 2 - 3 families with small children or a large group of friends.
The panoramic views of the local family owned vineyards is breathtraking. Is available in the garden area a barbecue structure, tables and chairs where to prepare delicious grills.
The wide living room with open fireplace and the large eat-in kitchen are located on the ground floor, while 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are located on the first floor. The first floor gives access to a lovely mansard where is located the 5th bedroom. Four of them are twins and one double bedroom. The twin beds can be joined upon request to make a double bed.
You will be able to visit their wine cellars with a free guidance in English or German of their caretaker. The wine tasting can be made directly in their wine shop and costs 3 euros per person, or you can purchase their local products, including the quality extra virgin olive oil. Besides, the owner offers a full Tuscan dinner in the manor house on Saturdays, upon previous reservation - and if you like it you can repeat in another day of the week! The full menu including house wine costs 30 euros per person. If you prefer, you can order their bottled wines, extra.
A vacation in this villa will be certainly memorable, specially by its wide outdoor spaces... by the pool there is a shaddy loggia where to have delicious meals and barbecue, during the day and the evening... Besides, the surrounding vineyards and olive groves will make this even more delightful, specially after tasting their quality local products, which methods respect all Tuscan traditions. FOR LARGER GROUPS VISIT ALSO IN THE SAME ESTATE: Bellavista and Leccio. The 3 villas together offer enough room for 30 guests!