Really stunning manor house in the heart of Chianti with private garden, wonderful pool area, wide living spaces and comfortable bedrooms
- Villa Cosimo is an antique farmhouse from the 17th century set in a wide green park area with a lovely private garden and pool area;
- The villa is really spacious, composed of two floors with many living areas, 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms;
- Ideal for large groups of friends and families who are looking for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany, with the maximum seclusion and privacy and yet really close of the most interesting Tuscan attractions;
- With luxurious Tuscan style furniture and decoration, guests will get a full immersion in the real Tuscan lifestyle, increased by the taste of Tuscan cuisine and culture;
- Set in the heart of CHIANTI, between the towns of Barberino Val D'Elsa and Certaldo, only 40 km (half an hour drive) from Florence.
The property is located less than 1 mile away from the closest district where you can find basic groceries and restaurants. The closest town where to find supermarkets, restaurants and shops is Barberino Val D'Elsa, in Chianti, only 6 km away. The villa is immersed among typical Chianti vineyards and olive groves, with many paths where to stroll around and enjoy the Tuscan atmosphere.
The area is really lush and green, the villa is surrounded by old pine trees, cypress trees and a really well taken car of garden with all kinds of flowers and herbs. The swimming pool is set in this beautiful garden which offers a large solarium with much Tuscan sun as well as many shaded spots where to relax with a book or a glass of wine on a reclining chair. Great quality and complete garden and pool furniture is available, in addition to a changing room with bathroom, shower and bar located by the pool area.
The house is an original building from the 17th century, completely restored and decorated with care by the owners, with a lot of antiques and period restored furniture. The typical Tuscan style is preserved and can be noticed in the original wooden beams, bricked ceilings and floors, large windows and archways. The rustic and rich furniture and style creates a welcoming environment of a traditional Tuscan manor house that will lead you back in time.
On the ground floor you have a spacious lounge with sitting area, fireplace, TV, table and chairs for playing cards or just gather together. This lounge gives access to the other rooms on the ground floor: a wide dining room furnished with a stunning wooden table and seats for 14 – 16 persons; a lovely country style living room with fireplace and kitchen.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils for any kinds of preparations. You can have fun cooking Tuscan recipes or upon request, hire a cook who comes in the villa to prepare some great menus specially for your group. The kitchen is very spacious, furnished with large table, counters, a really large stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher and complete sets of pans, dishes, silverware and glasses. The incredibly large old fireplace was and until now is typically used to cook and grill.
The groundfloor holds also two large bedrooms:
one double bedroom with sitting room and
one double bedroom with fireplace and en-suite bathroom equipped with shower box, WC, bidet and sink.
The first floor holds a delightful billiard room where to have some moments of relax with family and friends, with drinks and games. Beside it you find another living room with fireplace. On the first floor are located the other 5 bedrooms.
The configuration of bedrooms is: one single / double bedroom with a French bed (1,20m large); one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with shower, WC, bidet and sink); one twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with shower, WC, sink and bidet); one twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (with bathtub, WC, sink and bidet) and one double bedroom.
Each bedroom is furnished and decorated with its own personalized style and taste; respecting the Tuscan tradition: antique style beds with colourful fabric headboards or wrought iron beds; flowery wallpaper; crystal chandeliers and lamps; antique pieces of furniture.
The villa is totally fenced in, it offers private parking and even a private Chapel. The private garden is 5.500 square meters wide. The swimming pool measures 12,5 m x 6,5 m (really wide, with max. depth 2,5m). There is a private laundry with washing machine located by the pool, for free use.
The setting is ideal for many walks and day trips all around in central Tuscany. Close to the villa there are some beautiful “borghi” (medieval small towns) like Sant'Appiano, Linari and Petrognano which are really worth a visit. The villa is located between the towns of Barberino Val D'Elsa and Certaldo, each one only 6 km distant. [a:262:Certaldo ]is the birth town of medieval Italian writer Boccaccio's and has a beautiful medieval hill town centre accessed by “funicolare”. The area corresponds to the heart of Chianti and Florentine hills, close to some of the best Tuscan wineries and attractions. Florence city centre: 40 km; Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano: in a range of aprox. 30 km.