Deluxe Tuscan villa set in a central location within only 15 minutes drive from San Gimignano and in a range of 40 minutes drive you can reach Siena, Florence, Lucca and Pisa. The manor house is immersed in a very old family owned estate, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a huge lush park, offering privacy, seclusion and limitless views of the typical Tuscan landscape. The farm is an ancient property which dates back to the year 1000 A.D., set along the pilgrim's road connecting France and Rome, the Via Francigena.
Right in front of the villa you have the stunning pool area.
The swimming pool (9 x 14 meters) is exclusive for guests and is surrounded by a completely furnished solarium where to catch some of the Tuscan sun while relaxing with a glass of wine and the wonderful views downhill. The pool area is equipped with comfortable sun beds, sun umbrellas, reclining chairs and many areas where to eat al fresco. In addition you have a loggia with dining table and seats for the whole group ideal for outdoor meals. Right besides the pool there is also a dependance with changing rooms, shower cabin and bathroom.
The house is simply wonderful, built of stone in a typical Tuscan architecture, situated in the heart of the estate. The interiors are really spacious and comfortable offering many rooms, accessed also by Frech doors directly from the surrounding garden.
The villa has two entrances. The main entrance leads to the sitting room fully equipped for entertainment with SAT-TV, DVD, HI-FI stereo system, as well as the library through which you can reach the main living areas, the billiard room, and the only bedroom which is on the ground floor, a double bedroom with handicap accessible bathroom. The second entrance, or the service entrance, is to the left of the main entrance and brings you to the kitchen, the pantry, the enormous dining room, and the hunting room with it’s monumental fireplace. The ground floor also has a small powder room as well as a laundry room.
A large staircase in pietra serena, the local grey stone, leads to the second floor where you can find 8 bedrooms all with bathroom ensuite and air conditioning. All of the bedrooms, which each have stunning views out over the garden, can be accessed from a long hallway. Turn to the left to find the master bedroom with it’s king size canopy bed and sitting room with a terrace above the garden and a large and welcoming bathroom in travertine stone. On the same side of the house are located 2 double en-suite bedrooms, a twin room with marble bathroom, and the villa’s only single bedroom, in Empire style, with a double bed and a marble bathroom with a large shower. Turn to the right along the hallway to enter either of the the 2 marvellous twin suites, with spacious bathrooms en-suite, one of which has a bathtub. Finally there is the “camera dei nonni”, the grandparents’ room, with its large canopy bed and a beautiful view over the Tuscan countryside.
All rooms are charmingly furnished with great taste, respecting the traditional Tuscan style, with many antiques, original family pieces of furniture and objects which create a welcoming atmosphere like your home away from home and back in time! For this, you don't have to give up the modern comforts, like air conditioning (in the bedrooms only, paid extra if needed!), SAT-TV with DVD, CD player and HI-FI system, WIRELESS INTERNET connection and all kinds of appliances and services.
Villa Palmira is the ideal base for groups of up to 17 people looking for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany in contact with nature, secluded yet so close of the charming little towns and the best attractions of this Region, like San Gimignano, Pisa, Florence, Siena.
The villa is situated only 1 mile away from the closest village of Montaione, where you will find typical restaurants, a grocery shop and a tennis court. The golf course of Castelfalfi is only 5 km away. Besides, from the villa you can visit many Chianti wineries all around.
SPECIAL SERVICES: This villa includes maid service for 6 days a week (except for Sundays) for 2 hours a day (10 am - 13 pm). It is possible to hire housekeeping services for extra hours, a chef who comes in the villa to prepare welcome dinners, special celebrations, Tuscan style breakfast and all kinds of meals according to your needs (to be arranged directly with the owner upon reservation). Besides, it's possible to hire shutlle service; guided tours, wine tasting, baby sitter and laundry service upon request.
PLEASE NOTE: Electricity is included up to 300 KW (further consumption is charged 0,45 € per KW) and air-conditioning is paid extra 10 € per day (present only in the bedrooms).