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Terranova Bracciolini - Florentine hills - Tuscany
Property ID: 6413
Sleeps: 12

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- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 6 bedrooms
- 5 baths

- Panoramic view
- Internet
- Barbecue
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- Telephone
- Dishwasher
- Oven
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Villa Il Colto, standing at the top of a hill overlooking the town of Terranuova Bracciolini, dominates the surrounding panorama through 360 degrees and offers wonderful views of the valley. It is surrounded by cypresses and other tall trees, with centuries-old oaks and lebanese cedars, and the estate covers two hectares of farmland with olive trees and various kinds of fruit trees. The villa was probably already a nobleman`s villa in Roman times, then becoming a look-out tower in the middle ages, before being transformed into a farmhouse around 1000 and eventually becoming part of the property of the Medici family in Florence. During the Second World War it was headquarters for the American allied forces. Following a careful restoration, led in person by Elena, one of the owners and an architect by profession, it has been transformed into an elegant and comfortable home, with great care taken right down to the fine details, keeping close to its Tuscan origins, but with a touch of flair giving it a refined yet warm atmosphere. The villa has all the modern conveniences one might need: heating, telephone, satellite-TV, stereo with CD player, 2 televisions with DVD player, studio with 2 computers and broadband internet connection, internet access point in all the bedrooms, air-conditioning and mosquito-netting in all the bedrooms and safe deposit-box. There is a large kitchen with a professional cooking surface in a central counter, 2 ovens, fridge and freezer, microwave oven, Italian and American coffee machines, toaster, blender, dishwasher and complete kitchen accessories. Outside the villa, with direct access from the living-room on the ground floor, is a sunbathing terrace facing the 4x8m swimming-pool, where guests can relax in peace and quiet surrounded by vegetation. There is a large veranda with direct access to the kitchen with a table and chairs for breakfast, aperitifs or dinner. Just a few minutes away by car are the nearby towns of Montevarchi and S. Giovanni Valdarno with shopping centers and outlets. Florence is 35 km away, Arezzo 30 km, Siena 40 km and the Chianti Classico area 20 kms. Both of the owners, Elena and Laura, speak English, and Elena lives in the barn next to the Villa, with an independent entrance from the courtyard of the villa.

Accommodation (350 sq meters):

GROUND FLOOR: Loggia with main entrance, large 85 sq.m. living-room with brick arches and an old tuscan chimneypiece the length of the wall, dining-table, library and reading area, sofa and chairs with satellite-TV, direct access through arched french windows to the sunbathing terrace by the pool, ample 35 sq.m. kitchen with professional equipment and table for 12, furnished veranda with barbecue, bathroom with shower, laundry room. FIRST FLOOR: living-room with fireplace and satellite-TV, two twin bedrooms (one can become a double room) with external bathroom with shower; one double bedroom with internal bathroom (bathtub with shower extension), one double bedroom with internal bathroom with shower, one double bedroom with external bathroom (shower, bathtub and double washbasin), studio with two PCs, broadband internet connection and reading area. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms and mosquito-netting on all the windows on the first floor. LITTLE TOWER: twin bedroom, with bathroom on the lower floor. (Good view).

Paid on site in cash: Obligatory cleaning during the week: 3 hours a day, 2 days per week for a total of 80 Euros per week. Initial food shopping on request in advance, cook (two people) for a total of Euro 50 per hour (it`s better to book in advance).
Bed and bath linen: One set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cots for babies under 2 yrs: Cot with bars available: free of charge.
Pool open: May 5, 2012 to Oct 6, 2012
Domestic pets: Not allowed
Final cleaning: 120 Euros
Security deposit: 500 Euros - paid to the owner
Heating: Charged according to usage
Electricity: Included
Air conditioning: Charged according to usage

2012 Weekly Prices

7 Jan - 28 Apr
22 Sep - 5 Jan
28 Apr - 23 Jun
18 Aug - 22 Sep
23 Jun - 18 Aug

US$ 4920

US$ 5795

US$ 6885

Plus US$ 35 booking fee


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1003 South Madison Street
Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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