Maremma, Italy

Il Gancio

Low season per night from$1,295High season per night from$3,090

Style

Sunny Tuscan farmhouse

Setting

Rolling green estate

Sleeps

18

Composed of two gold-hued houses, Tucsan villa Il Gancio sits on a hillside in a verdant country estate. There are three swimming pools in the family-friendly villa’s cypress-bordered gardens – including a dedicated paddling pool for children. The rolling lawn is dotted with alfresco lounge and dining spaces and there’s a pool-house annex with a gym, hammam and one bedroom. Back in the main villa, you’ll find a large open-plan living space scattered liberally with plump sofas and armchairs, an entertaining-ready dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and eight bedrooms. Beyond, the surrounding estate is home to tennis courts, stables and a nine-hole golf course. Sandy beaches, rolling vineyards and pretty mediaeval towns are a short drive away.

 

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First Glance

  • The recently restored farmhouse retains original architectural features, but is thoroughly modern throughout.
  • The villa is decorated in a contemporary country Italian style, with an earthy, muted colour palette.
  • The large open-plan living room has multiple seating areas, including a built-in three-sided sofa in the former fireplace and two groups of plump sofas and richly hued armchairs. There’s also a billiards table and a fireplace.
  • The dining area has a long rustic table for up to 18 guests.
  • The country-style kitchen is fully equipped with a large stove top, two ovens, a refrigerator and a dishwasher.
  • There’s also a media room and laundry room.

Villa highlights

  • Trio of pools
  • Family friendly
  • Lounge space galore

Sleeping arrangements

  • 26sq m Bedroom 1 has twin French beds and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • In 19sq m Bedroom 2 there’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • 21sq m Bedroom 3 has twin French beds, a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • In 24sq m Bedroom 4 there’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • 23sq m Bedroom 5 has twin beds and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower.
  • 19sq m Bedroom 6 has a king-size bed and a large ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • 36sq m Bedroom 7 has twin French beds and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • In 25sq m Bedroom 8 there’s a king-size bed and a large ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • Bedroom 9 is in the annexe; it's 14sq m and has a queen-size futon bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. There’s also a gym, hot tub and hammam in the split-level annexe.

Key kit

  • WiFi throughout.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Satellite TV.
  • iPod docks.
  • Sound system.
  • Wood-fired barbecue grill.
  • Pool table.
  • Gym.
  • Daily housekeeping – eight hours a day Monday to Saturday and four hours on Sunday.

Poolside

  • Out in the lawned gardens there’s an L-shaped set of three pools of varying depths, including a 30cm splash pool for little Smiths.
  • You’ll find six cypress-green sunloungers on the lawn by the pool.
  • There’s also a pool house with a hammam, a gym, a bathroom and changing facilities.

Grounds

  • The private lawned garden is dotted with cypress trees and sweetly scented shrubbery.
  • There are several alfresco lounge and dining areas.
  • There’s onsite parking for three cars.
  • The villa’s private garden looks out over the rolling Tuscan countryside.

Location

  • The family-friendly villa is close to Maremma National Park, the Renzo Piano-designed winery Rocca di Frassinello (www.castellare.it/en/rocca-di-frassinello) and the sandy Tuscan coast.
  • Pisa Airport is a 90-minute drive away and Florence Airport is just over two hours away.
  • Some of Tuscany’s best beaches, including Puntone di Scarlino and Torre Mozza, are 30 minutes away.

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