CECINA Villa has been recently renovated in order to enhance the original features of this authentic Tuscan farmhouse. The villa is set on a beautiful hill inside a wide estate only 2 km from Casale Marittimo, a lovely medieval town between the seaside and the countryside. The decoration and furniture are really luxurious and comfortable creating a delightful atmosphere for your relaxing vacation.
The villa has a private surrounding park with a large swimming pool (12 x 6 meters) set in a wide green meadow furnished with deck chairs, umbrellas, tables and chairs, overlooking the stunning panorama of this soft hilly land. The pergola at the entrance of the villa offers much shadow and a wide space where to relax and have meals on the fresh air. The pool has electrical heating system as the water can be heated on coolest months - upon request, the electricity will be paid extra upon consumption in this villa.
The ground floor is mainly composed of an extra wide room with many French doors with direct access from the garden and the loggia. This room used to be the old stables of the original farmhouse, and the terracotta vaulted ceiling is well kept from the original architecture. In the past, typical Tuscan farmhouses had the stables on the ground floor in order to keep the house warm and the living areas where set on the top floors.
The villa offers 6 large bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathrooms. The ground floor opens to a wonderful room with a vaulted ceiling made of “terracotta” tiles. Archways and columns separate the different environments: a wide and comfortable living room with modern SAT-TV, a spacious dining room with seats for everyone and an open fireplace. The owner herself took much attention to each detail as to restore and decorate the villa with the best quality materials and furnishings, in the respect of the original style.
The wide vaulted room is divide into 3 environments: a lovely sitting room with comfortable sofa and armchairs set in front of a large open fireplace, a very cosy spot of the villa where to seat with friends and family with a glass of wine or some music while to have a talk about the lovely Tuscan attractions to visit. A second living room with comfortable furniture matched with antiques creating a delightful relax area.
Besides, there is one more environment turned into dining area with a table and seats for 8 which can also be used as a table to play cards, write your postcards or use the computer. In fact, the best place in the villa where to have meals all together is in the large loggia, connected to the villa's main room through large French doors. The loggia is covered and offers an ideal place to have meals al fresco, with an extra large table and seats for 12 persons.
In addition, the ground floor offers a fully equipped TV-room, loaded with all brand new appliances like LCD SAT-TV, DVD, stereo sound system and WI-FI internet connection.
The dining room gives access to the kitchen, fully equipped with all brand new appliances: a large refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, stove, electric oven, etc. There is a large counter, table and chairs, besides all necessary table ware, cookware, glasses and silverware are provided. The ground floor holds also two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, both en-suite and complete with shower, WC, sink and bidet.
The ground floor holds two charming double bedrooms each one with its own private en-suite bathrooms, each equipped with brand new shower box, charming water basin of stone or marble, WC and bidet. The beds are all typical handcrafted Tuscan wrought iron beds, some of them four-poster beds. French doors open directly into the private patio with views over the pool area or into the side loggia. The villa has 360° views of surrounding green and golden fields of the Maremma area, one of the most wonderful panoramas of Tuscany.
Upstairs, you reach a hall which gives access to all other bedrooms and bathrooms. On the right side there are two large double bedrooms each one with their own en-suite bathrooms, and on the left side there are other two bedrooms with their own private en-suite bathrooms either.
All bedrooms and bathrooms have wide windows which provide much light in the house as well as breathtaking views of the family owned lands and its surrounding hills all covered of green woods, golden hay or sunflower fields. The colors of Tuscany all year round right out of your own private window!
The original roofs made of typical Tuscan fired bricks and wooden beamed ceiling have been maintained almost intact like the authentic stone built construction. In fact, in order to restore the villa it is necessary to take away one by one and after remake the roof with the same tiles as it was before, a really hand work!
The windows are wide and open to a limitless 360° views of the green and golden fields below, surrounded by private woods. The villa is completely secluded, yet provided of all services and personalized attention. In the estate you find a reception with friendly staff to help you with all needs and an internet point with computers available on a small extra charge.
This villa is the best option for families or groups of friends up to 12 persons looking for privacy, seclusion and at the same time a deluxe vacation home with much comfort and full personalized service. There are two close villages within 2 km: Casale Marittimo and Guardistallo, two jewels of the medieval times still intact, where you will find also great restaurants with fish and earth specialties matched with top quality local wines.
All requested services can be arranged upon request like maid service, baby sitter and a cook who comes in the villa to prepare delicious Tuscan meals specially for your group, served in the wonderful pergola at the side of the villa. Ideal place also for barbecue parties, a large stone barbecue is set right there where you can have fun preparing the top quality Maremman meat, the "chianina" beef and taste a delicious "bistecca alla fiorentina" matched with the best Bolgheri or Sassicaia wines.
Approximately 400m from the villa there is the reception office with internet point and two computers available for clients use. You can purchase a card on site to have access to the internet during the week.
On request you can have a chef to come in the villa and prepare delicious Tuscan meals for your group.
The beach can be reached within 20 minutes by car and the major town of Cecina, close to the sea, offers all facilities: train station, supermarket, shops, lots of great restaurants on the edge of the sea. This is a strategic base for day trips to Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, Pisa and much other Tuscan attractions.