Villa for 12 with large pool in an olive grove in the Chianti
3 twin bedrooms and 3 double bedrooms, 3 shower rooms, 2 of which ensuite and 3 bathrooms with tub and shower, 2 of which ensuite
Location: Chianti, the wine region
This property rents Saturday to Saturday
When the owner of La Dimora set out to modernize this house in the woodlands and olive groves of the Chianti, he decided to respect the Nature surrounding his doorstep, and by collecting both sun and rain now manages to conserve energy with no sacrifice to comfort. In this sprawling ground-level house, whose every room opens onto the outside, you will never doubt that you are in the heart of Tuscany. Terracotta bricks and chestnut ceiling beams mix well with stylish colors and attractive fabrics of modern Italy and from every window there is the classic panorama of an ancient countryside.
Just past the tiled threshing floor, whose low wall now outlines a spacious covered furnished patio, the corner entry leads you to most of the rooms of the house. To the left is a hallway leading to a bathroom, a shower room and two front bedrooms, a twin and a double, whose arched French doors lead out to the patio. To the right of the entryway is the large sitting room, whose comfortable sofas, fireplace, filled bookshelves, and TV and CD/Stereo make it a natural place to gather. The sitting room opens to beautiful views off the furnished back terrace and quite handily to the excellently equipped kitchen, with a dining table for 12. A short hallway off the sitting room leads to a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with extra shower and a twin bedroom, with ensuite shower room. Both of these rooms have doors to the side garden and the swimming pool beyond. Two other bedrooms, each with ensuite shower or bath/shower rooms, have independent access from the front of the house, and in the case of the master double suite, also from a back loggia. Quite cleverly tucked below the horizon and to the back of the house is a large laundry room.
The design of the house and its gardens ensure that one can easily find a quiet space, be it on one of the furnished terraces, under the natural shade looking onto the swimming pool or in the Jacuzzi itself, or near the barbecue when outdoor dining is the plan for the evening. Yet this house is excellently located and a short drive will bring you to good restaurants, ancient churches, and easy access to roads to leading to medieval and renaissance towns that make this region famous.
The house was PERFECT for us and all of your advance information made our time there very easy. Anita was an amazing help (more about Anita later) and our dinner the first night prepared by Pieranna and Valentina just set the tone for our whole trip. It was marvellous and they were so much fun! Our day with Anita was out of this world! The trip to the market and cooking lessons were fantastic! AND dinner was delicious! Anita was good enough to send us the recipes and I am going to try to duplicate the whole dinner for bridge club. Anita won Clark's heart with the apricot tart (if you haven't tried it DO). The whole family declared it Christmas dinner dessert! Our whole time at Dimora was filled with so many happy memories. I have recommended Invitation to Tuscany to everyone who has asked us about our trip and I suspect you will get several calls. We couldn't have been happier. Thank you for ALL that you did to make our trip such a successful one!
I wanted to write to you to say how much we loved Dimora !
Thank you so much for recommending it to us - we loved every minute we spent there!
It was the perfect place for our group just as you said it would be.
We will definitely use you again and hope to return to Tuscany- I still cannot believe how beautiful it is !
Barry and I would like to say thank you for a fabulous holiday in Tuscany. Dimora was a perfect setting for our family. The pool was great and the kids – young and old all enjoyed it.
We loved the food, wine and weather! Guido gave us a fabulous tour of the cellars and we have all come home with the local vino.
It was great to be able to book with you.... here’s to next year.
Such a superb villa and very beautiful spot. Many small and large towns to enjoy visiting in the surrounding areas, particularly Certaldo. The fresh vegetables on offer are amazing and the food generally is 5 star. Thank you.
Dimora is perfect for exploring Tuscany. The villa is great for larger parties - There were 10 of us and we never felt cramped. Indoor and outdoor seating for 10, a wonderful BBQ and well-equipped kitchen made for easy self-catering. There are lots of good restaurants a short drive away. The pool is amazing and being in the middle of a working wine and olive oil estate was a treat. Florence, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano are within easy reach. It was very hot when we visited in August so we did our sight seeing in the early mornings to avoid crowds, parking stress and the heat of the day, before retiring to the cool of the pool. Invitation to Tuscany have been a professional company to deal with and their personal touch has been much appreciated. We would all whole-heartedly recommend Dimora and will certainly use Invitation to Tuscany for our next Tuscan adventure.