Villa la Colonna

Colonna del Grillo - Siena - Italy

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EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION
Villa la Colonna is a splendid stone farmhouse with dependance, located in the municipality of Bucine (province of Arezzo), near the Chianti Classico area.
The villa is surrounded by a large private garden with lawn, where you can find a covered lounge area (furnished with a sofa and armchairs) and a covered dining area (with a table for 18 people).
The outdoor spaces are embellished by a lovely swimming pool (12 x 6 m), provided with steps (for entry/exit), sunbeds and outdoor shower. The swimming pool can be heated at an extra cost.
Near the pool there is an annex with Jacuzzi, sink and shower.
Lastly, at guests' disposal a barbecue and a wood-burning oven, ideal for alfresco lunches.
The villa enjoys maximum privacy and a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

INTERNAL DESCRIPTION
The whole property consists of the main building and a separate dependance, and can accommodate up to 20 people for a total of 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
Please note that there is no air conditioning, but a modern under-floor cooling system (throughout the villa).

Main building: The main building is set on 2 floors and can accommodate up to 16 people.
On the ground floor there is a living area divided as follows: a dining room with a table for 18 people, a large living room (with sofa, armchairs, satellite tv, fireplace and direct access to the garden), a renovated, fully equipped kitchen (with oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, slicer, kettle and breakfast table).
Also on the ground floor you will find 2 double bedrooms (one with direct access to the garden), both with ensuite bathroom. One of these two bathrooms is equipped for disabled people, however please note that there are many steps to access the spaces and the garden of the villa.
The upper floor, reacheable by climbing a staircase, houses the sleeping area divided as follows: 2 suites both with a four-poster double bed, an extra single bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower; 3 twin bedrooms each with two single beds (that can be joined together) and a bathroom with shower.

Dependance: The dependance is independent and separated from the main building. It is spread over 2 floors and can sleep up to 4 people.
On the ground floor you will find a twin bedroom (with two single beds that can be joined together) and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
On the first floor there is another twin bedroom (with two single beds that can be joined together) with ensuite bathroom with shower and independent access from the garden.

Included free Wi-Fi. Each window is provided with mosquito screens. No pets allowed (subject to exceptions to be considered each time).

OUR OPINION
Amazing stone farmhouse with dependance, equipped with many amenities (swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tv, Wi-Fi Internet connection, barbecue). Ideal accomodation for families or groups of friends who wish to spend a holiday in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The property is, in fact, perfectly located between Siena, Arezzo and Florence, bordering the Chianti Classico area.

CONDITIONS AND PRICES
This property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday.

Included in the price: Electricity; final cleaning; Internet Wifi; under-floor cooling; use of swimming pool and Jacuzzi; 4 hours of midweek cleaning (on Wednesdays divided into 2 hours for 2 people).
Excluded from the price: Pool heating (700,00€/week); under-floor heating (700,00€/week); cleaning service (15,00€/hour, minimum 4 hours, total 60,00€ per package); lunches and dinners (38,00€/person, wine and drinks not included - children under 8 are free); linen change (30,00€ per bedroom); city tax (the amount is subject to change, it usually goes from 1,00€ to 2,50€ per person per night and it will be requested at check-in in cash).

Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 1.500,00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.

DESTINATIONS
Villa la Colonna is located in the municipality of Bucine (province of Arezzo), in the heart of the Valdambra valley.
The nearest village is Ambra (5 km) where you can find restaurants, groceries and some shops.
The Valdambra valley is one of the most beautiful valleys of Tuscany, crossed by the Ambra stream and placed on the natural boundary with the mountains of Southern Chianti, in a strategic location, right in the centre of the triangle formed by the cities of Arezzo, Florence and Siena.
Rich in woods, vineyards and olive groves, the Valdambra valley is characterised by little hamlets with ancient walls, forts and castles, but also rural buildings and farmhouses, which still preserve the rural flavour of the Tuscan countryside.
The proximity to the Chianti Classico region - known worldwide for the prestigious wine – allows you to visit its charming villages such as Gaiole, Radda and Castellina. Even Siena, a splendid medieval city full of tradition and artistic masterpieces, is near, just 40 minutes away by car.
For sports lovers, we recommend to walk along the charming paths through the woods or reach the polo club and the riding centre (located in the vicinity of the villa).
Wellness lovers can, instead, take some pleasant and relaxing baths in the hot sulfur springs of Rapolano Terme (13 km).
Lastly, if you love shopping, we suggest to visit The Prada Outlet (23 km).

MAIN DISTANCES
Ambra (5 km), Rapolano Terme (13 km), Siena (25 km), Arezzo (30 km), Gaiole in Chianti (31 km), Monteriggioni (40 km), Florence (70 km).

PARKING
6 covered parking places + uncovered parking area for more cars.

FACILITIES
Private garden with lawn
Swimming pool with sunbeds and outdoor shower
Covered outdoor lounge area
Covered outdoor dining area
Barbecue
Wood-burning oven
Jacuzzi room with shower and sink
Satellite tv
Pool towels
Under-floor cooling system (throughout the villa)
Internet Wifi
Washing machine
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Mosquito screens (in all windows)
Fireplace
Maximum privacy

Booking conditions

  • Inclusions Final cleaning
    Internet
  • Available methods of payment: Wire transfer
    Credit Card
    PayPal
  • Check-in time: 16:00 - 19:00
  • Check-out time: 09:00 - 10:00
  • Cancellation Policy For cancellations 45 days or more prior to the arrival date, 100% of the paid amount will be retained; for cancellations with less notice, the full rental amount will be retained.

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