This splendid villa dates back from the second half of 18th century, when it has been built to become a farmer’s house. The villa has been completely restored on 2004, and a majestic swimming pool has been built and as a result of a hard work, gave an elegant finishing to the villa’s appeal.
The villa is located in a privileged hill overlooking an amazing panorama over the Arno valley. The views are composed of the green Tuscan hills covered of olive groves, vineyards and ancient trees. The owners farm produces extra virigin olive oil that you will be able to taste and purchase on site.
The swimming pool has been built in front of the villa, on the terrace where used to be the farmer’s orchards. There is a slope so it has two levels. The pool that measures 14 metres long and 3,5 metres wide, has a cascate that falls into a smaller pool below. The surrounding area is fully equipped with sun loungers and umbrellas, besides it enjoys great views of the Tuscan landscape.
The main villa has been completely restored maintaining the original architecture of the villa. The ground floor has a large room divided by beautiful archways; the vaulted terracotta ceilings have been kept and meny other details. The villa has two entrances, from the front side and the back, both lead to this main room that holds the living room with SAT TV, DVD, VHS player and stereo and the dining room, with a large wooden table that seats the whole group together.
The large living room is adjacent to the kicthen, to a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom – very useful on the ground floor – and to the stairway that leads to the first floor. The kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances, cook ware and table ware. There is a stove, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. The villa is also provided of a washing machine.
Reaching the first floor by the internal stone staircase, on the right there is one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, bidet, WC and sink.
On the left side there is a double bedroom, also with en-suite full bathroom with a bathtub, and this bedroom communicates with one room furnished with two bunk beds, ideal for kids. Further the corridor leads to a cosy sitting room with a large open fireplace, that has been kept among the original features of the house.
The first double bedroom is located on the ground floor, ideal for people who has some difficulty making the stairs. This bedroom has a private en-suite bathroom fully equipped with WC, bidet, sink and shower. This room is adjacent to the last bedroom, furnished with twin beds and with en-suite bathroom, equipped with shower, WC, bidet and sink.
The barn located a few steps away from the main villa, used to be the farmer’s hayloft and has been tastefully renewed becoming a large comfortable game room. There is a tennis table and a sitting area where to relax with a book or a glass of wine. Outdoor, there is a cosy pergola fully equipped for meals al fresco, with a large massive wooden table and seats for everyone.
The villa owners can offer many services to their guests: a cook is available to come in the villa and prepare a great Tuscan menu, maid service and baby sitting are available upon rquest; you can use an internet point and FAX service in the owners home, close by. One single sofa bed can be provaided for one extra person, or a baby cot if needed. Pets are welcome. On the private garden there is a barbecue structure available for delicious grills. Bikes are available on site.
The closest town, Marti, is within walking distance, less than a mile from the Villa. There is a cosy church with frescoes, shops, cafes and good restaurants. The location is strategic to make many day-trips by car around the main art cities of Tuscany: Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Lucca, Florence and all Chianti wineries
The propety itself is full of history, as long as the owners of the estate belong to a local family with its origins on the 14th century, so many members of this family have participated in the political life of Florence, from when it was a Republic, passing through the golden period of the Medici’s government to the Lorena’s Grand Duchy. Besides, at Montopoli Museum, the minicipality where the villa is located, within 2 km away, you can see much of the Ancient history of this area, related to the Etruscan civilization.
For larger groups, the owner has two mora nice villas, located around 500 metres from Villa Granchi, listed on this website as Villa Baldo and Villa Rosoli.