Politoe

San Donato in Collina - Bagno a Ripoli - Italy

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The apartment forms part of an elegant and prestigious country resort located in the Florentine hills, just 12 km from Florence in the village of San Donato in Collina (Bagno a Ripoli), in a dominant position, offering breathtaking views over the surrounding valley and countryside.

Once a thirteenth century manor house, this ancient building has been sympathetically restored to its original splendour thanks to a meticulous renovation programme using traditional building techniques. A luxury resort has therefore been created, comprising 7 exclusive apartments which are superior in quality to even the most elegant and prestigious hotels within Florence and indeed Tuscany. Superbly furnished, stylish and full of charm, this unique resort is the perfect choice for those seeking a luxury holiday in total peace and tranquility, and for those who wish to immerse themselves in history and experience a flavour of the authentic Tuscan lifestyle in a truly historic setting.

This charming country resort nestles in a beautiful 10,000 sqm estate bordering a chestnut and oak wood forest, and provides the utmost privacy. The complex comprises seven exclusive suites: five comprising one bedroom and two comprising two bedrooms. Each apartment not only offers guests all the modern comforts but has been uniquely furnished, echoing the elegantly refined Tuscan style. Furthermore, throughout the summer guests can take advantage of the fabulous swimming pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi tub. In line with all quality, leading hotels, guests of the resort will shortly have access to the enchanting underground spa (completed in Autumn 2011). Located beneath antique terracotta-lined barrel vaults, there will be a magnificent heated pool, whirlpool, sauna and sensory shower available to guests all year round.

Roomy and bright, this apartment cleverly combines a warm country atmosphere with upscale elegant interiors. Politoe is perfect for large families with children and for groups of friends. Guests have access to a large kitchen and a lovely patio that showcases a wonderful panorama: an ideal venue to recharge after a day in the city plus a bright and roomy dining room where guests can enjoy some relaxation surrounded by every amenity. The apartment also includes two bedrooms with queen-size beds, one bedroom with a full-size bed (140x200 centimeters) and two bathrooms. The dining room also features a sofa bed to accommodate one adult or two children. Being on the ground floor, the apartment can also accommodate persons with disabilities.

All apartments are elegantly furnished and benefit from electronic card access, state of the art home automation system for overall management of the apartment, air conditioning, heating, telephone, LCD TV (in the bedroom 32”, and 42” in the living room) with Sky cinema and Sky pay TV. A home theatre system with DVD and CD player is provided, together with free wi-fi internet hotspot, safe, kitchenette (dishwasher and fridge, microwave oven, coffee and tea maker), a bathroom with shower, hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobe and slippers.

Furthermore, historic charm exudes throughout the resort , thanks to the use of traditional materials incorporated in the renovation and construction techniques, and the choice of furnishings and interior décor used. Impruneta terracotta floors, locally quarried sandstone from Firenzuola, solid chestnut and cypress wood beams and traditional lime plastered walls endow each of the apartments with a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

Nice and cosy apartment perfect for 6 adults or 5 adults and 2 children. The apartment is located in a villa with other 6 properties that share the external area and the nice swimming-pool with heated jacuzzi. Very recommendable for a quiet holiday and to visit Florence and many other interesting Tuscan places.

Pricing Information:
Minimum stay: 3 months
Monthly price: 1.600.00 €

Included in the price: Final cleaning; towels and sheets provided; condominium fees; use of swimming pool; outdoor parking place.
Not included in the price: Utilities on consumption; agency commission 10% + VAT; fee for registering the contract (which in accordance to Italian law must be written in Italian), for rentals over 30 days, equal to 1% of the total rental price (with a minimum fee of € 33.50) plus tax stamps.

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay a security deposit of two months’ rent.

This apartment for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited.

APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year

Destinations
Close to San Donato in Collina (Bagno a Ripoli), the country resort provides an ideal base for exploring the area of Tuscany between Florence and the Chianti region, which is known worldwide for its beautiful hills and medieval villages. Florence is only 12 km away, approximately fifteen minutes by car or by local bus which stops about 1.5 km from the resort. Furthermore, you will discover that the Chianti region, famous worldwide not only for its beautiful landscape but also for its prestigious wine, Chianti Classico, specifically the typical “Gallo Nero” label is just 20 km away.

Guests may also visit the small towns in the area such as Castellina in Chianti, Panzano and Volpaia which boast medieval castles and palaces, as well as the beautiful town of Siena. There are also many opportunities for guests interested in trekking and horse riding (the Equestrian Centre Antellino is just 6 km away); for those who love to play tennis, the Chianti Country Club is 15 km away ; and for golf lovers the prestigious 18 hole Ugolino Golf Course, is just 15 km away.

Upon request it is also possible to book massages in the privacy of your apartment.

For those who wish to take advantage of catering services, the resort can offer a personal chef service upon request. There are also two attractive restaurants in the area, one traditionally rustic and the other of a more elegant nature, but both offering typical Tuscan cuisine. At the reception you will find an array of tourist information on where to visit, what to see and also the many activities on offer: cookery classes and wine tasting where you can purchase olive oil and wine.

There is also the option of visiting the nearby Mall shopping outlet where you will find some of the most famous Italian and international fashion stores.

Main Distances from the resort:
Florence city centre - 14 km
Chianti area/region 15 – 20 km
Siena – 75 km
Pisa airport – 102 km
Florence Airport – 22 km
Ugolino Golf Club - 15 km
Horse-riding centre – 6 km

Parking:
Ample parking with designated disabled parking bays

More facilities:
Wi-Fi Internet connection
Laundry Service
Well equipped kitchen
Tea and Espresso Coffee Machine
Bathrobe and Slippers
Electronic badge access
Automated control system
Home theatre with CD and DVD player
Luggage storage
Heated Jacuzzi

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Cancellation Policy The full rental amount paid will be retained.

Reviews

  • 4.7/5 Politoe is a beautiful agriturismo in the middle of Tuscany and close to Florence. We stayed here for the second time in five years, and not without reason. The accommodation is good: clean and spacious and is equipped with the most important things. We are really happy once more.
  • 4.9/5 The place was amazing and had us oohing and awwing all the time. The views were stunning, looking across the valley and Florence as well. There is a swimming pool which with plenty of area to spread out around. We really could not ask for more!!!

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