VILLA ALBA

Villa Alba is a beautiful villa close to Siena, sleeps 14+2


  • Country location
  • Set in 1,000 sq mts of private grounds
  • Private pool with changing room
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Piano
  • Library
  • WI FI internet
  • Private family chapel
  • Large terrace off kitchen
  • Terrace with gazebo
  • Very large function room (original wine cellar) ideal for celebrations
  • Use of private tennis court & bocce court (shared use)
  • 20 mins Siena
  • Close to spa town with natural hot springs
  • Restaurants at 1km & 3km
  • Siena 33km - approx. 20 mins

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An impressive sycamore tree lined driveway gives access to this elegant villa. Villa Alba is located on a pretty country estate that dates back to the 12th century, when it belonged to the powerful Medici family. Steeped in history, it was the site of a castle built in 1134, which once belonged to the state of Florence and was used to protect the Ambra valley. The original castle was destroyed in 1554 by a joint Sienese, French army. The castle, which replaced it in the 18th century, was later converted into the fabulous Villa that stands here today. It is surrounded by rolling, Tuscan countryside dotted with hilltop villages and country farms creating magical picture postcard views, reminiscent of renaissance paintings. The estate also has a winery producing top quality wines and there is a restaurant nearby. Winemaking in the family goes back a long way, In fact, as far back as 1245, when Friar Giovanni was sent to China by the Pope with the gift of a rare Tuscan vine rootstock.

Villa Alba is situated in the Ambra valley within easy reach of Siena (33km), Florence (72km) and Arezzo (39km). There is a spa town locally (17km) with 2 spas open year round and there is a train station at 14km as well as a Prada designer outlet locally.



2018 Prices (in € euros per week)
LowHigh
29 March - 23 June
25 Aug - 3 Nov
Easter
23 June - 24 Aug
€ 7,750€8,250



Rental: Weekly, Sat - Sat

Prices include: Welcome pack (oil, salt &pepper, vinegar, wine, water, sugar, coffee, tea, pasta), utilities, air con up to 12 hrs per day, linen & towels (changed weekly), pool towels (changed weekly), daily maid service for general cleaning/tidying x 6 days per week, 2 baskets of firewood, use of tennis court & bocce court, WI FI, high chair on request

Not included: Final cleaning - €500, air con over 12 hrs per day - €20 per day, heating - €70 per day (for max of 12 hrs 1 Nov - 15 April), extra maid service – €20 per hr, baby cot - €75 per week, extra bed - €75 per person per week, extra linen: double - €12, single - €10, extra towels - €12 per set no service included in the price for extra linen & towel changes (can be booked on request), extra air con - €20 per day.
All extras are plus local VAT.

Late Check in: €50 per hr after 8pm, payble in cash on arrival.

Local Tourist Tax: €1.50 per day per person over 12 years of age for the first 4 days, payable in cash on arrival.

Security Deposit: €1,500 (euros) payable by card, which is held and refunded on departure




VILLA DESCRIPTION

SLEEPS 14+2

Villa Alba is a spacious villa, which is perfect for a family group. This elegant villa has been restored using traditional materials throughout.  It is full of character and has large open reception rooms. It has wonderful views over the countryside and vineyards close to the villa.
The property is made up of a main villa  and a 1 bedroom garden apartment (near the pool)


GROUND FLOOR

  • 3 Entrance halls - one with a cloakroom
  • Country style Tuscan kitchen with fireplace and access to a very large outdoor terrace
  • Dining room
  • Spacious open plan living area, which includes a lounge with an open fireplace, music room with piano and a TV room
  • Guest bathroom

FIRST FLOOR

This floor has 6 spacious well-appointed bedrooms all with en suite marble bathrooms. This floor has air conditioning.


COTTAGE

This is a charming apartment for 2 guests set in the grounds close to the pool

  • Entrance
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom

OUTDOORS

The villa boasts sweeping views over vineyards, rolling countryside to country farmhouses that dot the Tuscan landscape and a hilltop village. There are several a charming terraces for relaxing and dining outdoors. The private pool is set on a terrace at a short distance from the villa. There are pretty lawn areas perfect for a special occasion and a super large characterful function room that was originally the winery.



FACILITIES


Automatic gate
Automatic outdoor lighting
Parking available for up to 10 cars
1,000 square metres of private grounds, including orchard and lawns
Private pool with changing room and shower open mid May – mid Oct
Large terrace off kitchen
Terrace with gazebo
Air conditioning on first floor
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
WI FI
DVD player
BBQ
Satellite TV
Safe
Piano
Library
2 fireplaces
Organic vegetable patch
Super large function room - original wine cellar – ideal for parties and receptions/ celebrations
Private chapel
Baby cot & highchair on request
Use of a private tennis court and bocce court (shared use) at a short distance from the villa - short walk

Additional accommodation close by for 8+2 guests for larger groups



NOTES


Check in between 4pm – 6pm
Late check in charge - €50 per hr after 8pm
Check out by 10am
No animals allowed
No smoking permitted



LOCATION


Nearest restaurant within walking distance 1km
Family run restaurant in hill top village at 3km
Train station 14km
Spa town with 2 spas 17km
Prada outlet locally 21km
Siena 33km
Arezzo 39km
Cortona 57km
Florence 72km



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