Villa Amorosa, Casole d'Elsa

Sleeps 14

A beautifully renovated country house and pool in the Tuscan hills

Property summary

Sleeps 14

4 double bedrooms, 1 twin/double bedroom and 2 single/double bedrooms + 4 shower rooms and 1 bathroom with separate shower + 1 extra WC

Location: Central Tuscany

This property rents Saturday to Saturday, with flexibility in Mid and Low seasons

Surrounding Region

  • Shops, restaurant, bars in Casole d'Elsa 15 mins.
  • Volterra 20 mins, Colle di Val d'Elsa 30 min.
  • Siena & San Gimignano, under an hour
  • Chianti villages in 1 hour
  • Coast at Cecina & Vada, 1 1/4 hr.
  • Airports: Pisa 90 mins, Florence 1 1/4 hr., Rome 3 1/2 hrs.
  • Restored with care and enthusiasm, this lovely farmhouse is perfect for a large family reunion or a group of friends. Just 15 minutes from Casole d'Elsa and the dramatic Etruscan city of Volterra, the house is situated in a wonderful hilltop position. Furnished patios allow for sun or shade and beautiful panoramic views. The fenced pool with a decked gazebo at the far end is 50 m. from the house opposite a professional hard tennis court. Beyond the landscaped gardens, hills are clothed in Mediterranean bush and mixed woodlands, teeming with rare flowers, butterflies and game, wonderful for long exploratory walks.

    Accommodation

    The ground floor entry is into a large room with a formal dining table for 8 and an upright piano. A wide arch and a single step leads up to the bright living area which takes in the countryside through its arched picture window. Chesterfield sofas and armchairs face an handsome stone fireplace while French doors open to a furnished pergola. A wide hallway from the dining room leads past the laundry room to the big, square kitchen with a farmhouse table, antique Tuscan dresser and granite countertops around a large 6-hob cooker. Glazed doors open onto a furnished shaded patio, an enticing outside dining area looking down towards the pool. A sliding door off the kitchen access a guest WC, and a corridor off of which are three bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with separate shower, and two bedrooms that share a shower room - a double and a bedroom with independent garden access, whose single sofa is easily converted into a double bed.

    Further sleeping accommodations are on the first floor, reached both by internal and external stairs. There are two double bedrooms, one of which the particularly spacious master bedroom, a twin bedroom that can be set up as a double on request and a single room, easily converted into a double, which accesses the furnished loggia, itself a wonderful spot for an evening cocktail. Three shower rooms, one of which with two washbasins, serve guests on this floor. Also on this floor is a sitting room with sofa, bookshelves full of summer reading, and a door to the original external staircase landing that frames views of Casole d’Elsa. At the foot of the stairs are a barbeque and the old wood oven, which can happily prepare pizza for the whole crowd.

    Local area

    There are about 3 kms. of a really good farm lane approaching the house, and although quite isolated, there are other houses just out of sight. The couple that looks after the property live in Casole and are available for extra cooking and cleaning if required. They will also babysit for you on occasion and enjoy looking after guests. The owners frequently stay in their lovely holiday house; as a consequence it has everything you need for a family or a group of friends, including plenty of books and games. Delightful to look at, well planned, comfortable and beautifully furnished with a mixture of antique and classical furniture, Villa Amorosa is a paradise for children and adults alike.

    Seen from the house, the hill village of Casole d’Elsa will naturally be one of guests’ first destinations, for its lively community fills its main street and two village squares with a great variety of events throughout the year - from its bareback July Palio horserace to concerts in the church cloisters or dances under the stars behind its castle / town hall. On a somewhat larger scale, walled Volterra dominates its hilltop and overlooks a striking clay-rich landscape. One of the oldest cities in Italy, it has both one of the largest Etruscan collections in the world in the Guarnacci museum as well as fascinating Roman ruins. The town centre is a maze of winding cobbled streets, connected with narrow, arched alleys which then open to large squares encircled with palaces that wear their centuries with grace. Siena and San Gimignano, with their wonderfully intact medieval centres are easily reached, as are the Chianti villages synonymous with ruby red wine. Should one ever feel land-locked, sandy beaches are little more than an hour away near the coastline towns of Cecina and Vada. Yet no matter how wonderful the excursion, returning down the sun-dappled drive to Villa Amorosa is bound to bring a smile.

    Features

    Arrival groceries
    Available on request
    Baby bed and high chair
    1 baby bed and 1 high chair, available on request
    Babysitting
    Available on prior request
    Barbecue
    Portable BBQ
    Catering
    Available on request
    Children's equipment
    Playground, toys and games on site
    Coffee Maker
    Italian and American filter coffee makers
    Cooking lessons
    Available on request
    Dishwasher
    DVD player
    In upper sitting room, with small DVD collection
    Extra cleaning
    Available on request
    Fans
    2 portable fans, available on prior request
    Final cleaning included
    Fireplace
    In living room, with firewood available
    Furnished outdoor areas
    Two large dining terraces, off the kitchen and living room + upper loggia and poolside gazebo
    Garage
    Available on request
    Hair dryer
    3 hair dryers on site
    Heating
    Central heating, extra
    Home-grown produce
    Kitchen garden produce offered by caretaker when in season
    Horse riding
    Nearby
    Insect screens or mosquito nets
    Screens on all windows
    Internet access
    WiFi fast internet
    Iron and Ironing board
    In laundry room
    Kettle
    Mobile phone coverage
    Generally good throughout the property, though thick walls make some rooms better than others
    Music
    Piano and drum set on site, CD player and radio
    Oven
    Pizza oven
    Pool towels
    Pool towels provided
    Sports facilities on site
    Ping pong table in the pool area and tennis court on site
    Suitable for disabled visitors
    Ground floor bedrooms available, but shower rooms are not EU-standard
    Swimming pool
    Dim: 6 x 16 m. Depth: 1.2 - 2.8 m. Entry via steps and ladder. Fenced pool area with sun beds, swing and furnished gazebo with small fridge. Period: 1 June - 30 September.
    Telephone
    Available for incoming or local calls only
    Television
    Tennis court
    On site - regulation hard court. Racquets for children and adults available
    Toaster
    Transport and tours
    Airport transfers can be arranged
    Washing machine
    In the laundry room

    Things to note

  • This property requires a security deposit of €uro 250 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.
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