Lucumone, Radda in Chianti

Sleeps 9

Elegant Villa for 9 in the heart of Chianti, near Radda

Property summary

Sleeps 9

2 double bedrooms, 2 twin/double bedrooms 1 single bedroom, 1 ensuite bathroom, 3 shower room, 1 of which ensuite and one with tub and shower

Location: Chianti Villas Tuscany

This property rents Saturday to Saturday

Surrounding Region

  • Shops & restaurants Radda in Chianti 7 km

  • Castellina in Chianti 18 km, Panzano 19 km, Greve 24 km

  • Montevarchi 25 km, Poggibonsi & Siena 40 km

  • San Gimignano, Florence and Arezzo, all 1 hr

  • Florence airport 1 hr, Pisa airport 1 3/4 hr, Bologna airport 2 hrs
  • Lucumone is a very livable and elegant stone house for 9, set on two stories with an infinity edge pool in a stepped garden, looking out over the Tuscan landscape. The decor is cool and contemporary, the feel is chic and relaxed. The house is set in classic Chianti, with vineyards and dark green forests everywhere you look, and plenty of excellent wineries nearby.

    Accommodation

    Facing the tree-shaded garden at the side of the house double doors open to an internal stone stairway to the upper apartment. To the left of the landing is a charming twin/double bedroom with a bright ensuite bathroom. A second door on the landing opens to a stylish kitchen that incorporates a generous dining area with a marble-topped table for 8. Light floods the kitchen through remote-controlled skylights and modern appliances and stainless counters find an easy harmony with a wood-burning oven - all in all, an ideal place to cook together or learn a few Tuscan tricks from a local chef. A door off the dining area leads into a large sitting room looking out onto wooded Chianti hillsides and furnished with four comfortable sofas, armchairs, and a fireplace that will add warmth to any early Spring or late Autumn visit. A second door off the dining area leads to a short corridor off of which are a spacious double bedroom, a twin/double bedroom and a large bathroom shared by both bedrooms with both tub and shower. All rooms on this floor are under soaring beamed ceilings and include good quality soft furnishings whose light tones add to the sense of space; both bathrooms are fitted with good lighting and parquet flooring and dressed in travertine.

    While there is not an internal staircase to the lower apartment, a narrow door at the bottom of the entry stairs does access an open stone loggia with wide arched entrances on the ground floor whose flagstone pavement leads to a long wooden dining table for meals al fresco. Stone steps nearby lead directly up into a sitting room with sofas, a dining table for 4 and wall shelving that includes a flat screen TV used only for DVD viewing. To one side of the sitting room is a spacious kitchen, convenient for meals under the loggia, whose travertine counters cover ample storage space as well as the property washing machine. To the other side of the living room a hallway leads to a single bedroom with an ensuite shower room, a sofa-bed and independent access to the side garden. Also from the hallway are doors to a shower room with large walk-in shower and the adjacent double bedroom whose windows facing the beautiful views seen from the back terrace.

    Local area

    For those drawn to this area for its famous wines, tasting at the nearest winery, Castello d'Albola, is but a walkable kilometre away, whereas a five-minute drive through vine-strewn hills brings you to the restaurants, shops, and community buzz of ancient Radda in Chianti. Several times a year Radda celebrates the bounty of ruby red grapes, as do the other picturesque villages of the Chianti hills less than half an hour away - Gaiole, Greve, Panzano and Castellina - though weekly markets, summer concerts, artisan fairs and races over winding panoramic roads are also reasons to gather. Lucumone is well placed to explore the historic centres that inspire guidebooks; whether it is medieval Siena with its famed shell-shaped piazza, the Renaissance jewel-box that is Florence, San Gimignano and its ancient towers or the Saracen jousts and antiquarian markets of Arezzo, all are easy day trips. Know, however, that there may be days when the sparkle on your pool and the quiet found on your wooded hillside are all you will need for the day to be a good one.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    Available on request
    Barbecue
    Catering
    Available on request
    Coffee Maker
    American and Italian coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    In all bedrooms
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In upper living room, with firewood available
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Furnished loggia and terrace
    Hair dryer
    In each bathroom or shower room
    Heating
    Central heating - Extra
    Ice maker
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    On all windows
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    Kettle
    Electric kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Good throughout the property
    Music
    iPod reader
    Oven
    Pool towels
    Provided
    Restaurant nearby
    Nearest in Radda in Chianti, 7 km.
    Swimming pool
    Salt-water infinity pool - Dim: 4.5 x 13 m.; Depth 1- 2 m. Pool has steps in the corner. Wooden gazebo at end of pool has attractive sunbeds + circular iron table w/ 4 chairs. Pool open May to Sept, weather permitting.
    Television
    Available for DVD use only
    Tennis court
    In Radda in Chianti, 7 km.
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Washing machine
    In lower level kitchen
    Winery and Wine tasting
    Wine tasting available at Castello d’Albola - Wine tours can be organized

    Things to note

  • At this property a security deposit of €1,000 will be taken on arrival via block on credit card. At the end of the holiday this block will be removed, minus costs for any damages.
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    Reviews

    S.G. family
    Date of stay: 18 August 2018

    Our stay at Lucumone was a great success! the location, the house, the pool, all were wonderful. All the linen and towels were of very good quality.
    If there was something missing, it was ice! The fridge ice dispenser was not working and the few ice “trays” available were so small and few that only one or two of us could have ice in our drinks! ICE is very important when holidaying in summer!
    So many great restaurants nearby, the Osteria and the Bar Ucci in Volpaia, and many others including our favourite, il Ristoro di Lamole near Greve. We also much appreciated the Winery at the Castle of Albola which was perfect for lunch!
    We had daily thunderstorms in the afternoon, thankfully not lasting too long, but certainly enough to lower the temperature.

    Thank you again for arranging our holiday!

    Mrs. M.L and family, U.K.
    Date of stay: 26 May 2018

    Lucumone is a most wonderful environment to share with family and friends. It offers a magical place which sends scents of lemons, roses and herbs where ever you stroll down its pathways and terraces. It can be a retreat which provides relaxation in the beautiful landscape of real Tuscany or just an ideal space to have fun with its sumptuous infinity pool. The site shares beautifully landscaped gardens with lots of nooks to escape, relax, read or just share social time with family and friends on its terraces.

    The generously equipped house provides everything to make life easy and is sumptuously comfortable. Split into two apartments everyone is able to have their own space as well as well designed communal spaces to socialise or have alfresco meals in the stone loggia. The downstairs alfresco kitchen is well placed to prepare local delicacies provided from the local deli and supermarket found in nearby Radda which also ran a wine tasting festival when we first arrived. It is difficult to spend time away from
    Lucumone as it is such a wonderful environment for relaxation for children and adults of all ages.

    The local Casello D’Albola vineyard is run by very accommodating staff who will also provide spontaneous meals alongside their potent wines. The panoramic views on the journey to medieval Siena are stunning with well managed vineyards and sculptural cypress trees. Sienna provides good parking with easy escalator access to the city centre alongside a fabulous pizza restaurant. San Gimignano with its fine towers encircled by 1300 century walls is south west from Florence and made an amazing impact on the way back to the airport on the last day is a must see.

    Lucumone is a special place which fulfilled my long time ambition of visiting Tuscany and somewhere where one would always want to return to as it provides such a memorable experience. Thank you.

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