Montebene is a charming self-catering cottage, located inside a large Chianti estate that has many centuries of history. The estate has belonged to the famous Medici family, and the main villa has been built by Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany in the 15th century.
This cosy vacation rental is a freestanding villa that hosts comfortably 4 persons. The main feature of this villa is the exclusive open terrace of 60 square meters, right in front of it, which offers a delightful place where to sun bath, relax and admire the lovely Tuscan hills and medieval towns.
The villa’s living space of 110 square meters is located all in the first floor. The ground floor is a wine cellar and remains closed. The apartment can be reached by an external stone staircase. It opens to the kitchen, with its enchanting and perfectly working fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven, stainless steel sink, toaster and American coffee maker.
On the left side from the kitchen a corridor leads to the second double bedroom and its private full bathroom. The bedroom is equipped with two single beds of wrought iron, put together make a queen sized double bed. The red bathroom is very spacious and equipped with an antique bath tub with handheld shower, sink, WC and bidet.
To the right side, at the back of the kitchen there is one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The bedroom is tastefully furnished with a queen sized wooden double bed, a period piece of furniture. There is a lovely view from the window over the fields and vineyards that surround the villa. The bathroom is equipped with shower, WC, sink and bidet.
Right next to the second bedroom you reach a comfortable living room with SAT TV and a French door that opens to the terrace. The open terrace offers an equipped space with table, chairs and umbrellas for delicious outdoor meals, overlooking the breathtaking panorama.
The amazing covered pool is located in the grand and well cared garden of the property. You share the pool with guests of the house Libretto.
The owner provides mountain bikes for guests use and can arrange many kinds of activities upon request, from wine tasting inside his own property up to horse riding, a polo club located in the vicinities and a private fishing lake. Besides, who loves hiking there are many paths all around the property, a very nice path leads up to the close by medieval village. The location is ideal for day-trips in the wonderful region between Florence, Siena and Arezzo.
Tuscany is known for its excellent food and nearby your vacation villa we´d like to recommend in the lovely village of Montebenichi the restaurants “Bodega del Trinta” and “Orcaio”. Positive feedback we also received from the restaurants “Antica Portale” in Capannole and “La Logia” in Siena.
Visit also the large villas Casale Felci and Villa Ricca, each of them with 10 bedrooms plus the 1-bedroom villetta Libretto which belong to the same owner. Together they compose a wonderful location for weddings, family reunions and much more, with the capacity to host more than 70 persons.