Style Dolce vita villas
Setting Sunflower-studded Tuscan fields
This is the smaller of two boutique Tuscan villas near Siena and Florence which are sister to super-stylish Fontelunga and provide self-catering at its sexiest: contemporary, but distinctly rustic and Italian, incorporating sophisticated design. The sister hotel ( two minutes’ drive away) provides a full concierge service.
Need to know
- Rates information Week from €1,690 to €2,350.
- Ideal for Friends and families.
- Sleeps 2
- Property style Contemporary country house
- Grounds Landscaped gardens, a terrace and stunning infinity pool with dramatic views over the countryside.
- Minimum hire Three days (from €750 to €1,900) except during peak season (Easter, July, August and September) when minimum hire is seven nights.
- Children The property can provide high chairs, cots, and babysitters if required.
- Also Well-behaved pets can join the party, but they must respect the furnishings.
Bedroom 1: The master boudoir of this cottage for two has French doors which open onto its pretty garden.
The villa may have a rustic elegance, but be assured this kitchen is pure 21st century: dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso machine.
There is a split-level open-plan kitchen and living area with an open fire.
The dining area forms part of the kitchen adding a Sixties flavour thanks to a circular table, pendant light fitting and contemporary chairs.
- Poolside A 10m x 5m swimming pool is shared by both this villa and Villa Gallo and it is positioned within a pretty walled herb and rose garden, overlooking sprawling wheat and corn fields.
- Gardens There are two terraces one over looking the swimming pool with sun beds and one in each of the cottages private gardens with a garden table and chairs.
- Private parking There is space for one car.
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A bottle of prosecco and a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil from the hotel's own olive groves.
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Eating and drinking
There is a welcome hamper of pasta, pasta sauce, biscuits, coffee, tea, milk, some jams, orange juice, fresh bread, two bottles of wine and water; in the larder there are essentials such as sugar, balsamic vinegar, flour, pepper and their home made olive oil and Tuscan salt. The freezer is stashed with croissants, which just need 20 minutes in the oven to achieve pastry perfection.
The bedroom and bathroom are cleaned daily; the rest of the property and the kitchen can be given a tidy up for a small extra charge.
There is a CD player and iPod dock. There is satellite TV and DVDs are available on request.
Guests can use the villa’s mountain bikes for excursions.
Maybe leave the laptop at home – this is somewhere to switch off. There isn’t any automatic Wifi but if you really need an internet connection they can get you an Internet Key for €60/week.