VILLA FONTANA

Villa Fontana is a pretty farmhouse on a country estate close to Siena, sleeps 22+2


  • Country location
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 11 bathroooms
  • Private swimming pool
  • Private garden
  • Pretty views
  • ADSL internet
  • Restaurant at 300 - 400 mts
  • Estate winery has fine wines and olive oil for sale

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Villa Fontana is a pretty stone farmhouse on a large country estate in the rolling Tuscan country side near Siena (20 mins). From the farmhouse there are lovely views over the gentle hills and hilltop villages that make up this magical landscape. There are a variety of tiny local hilltop villages to explore and it is within easy reach of the renaissance cities of Florence (just over 1 hr), Arezzo (30 mins). If you are looking for a place to relax with some beautiful scenery this is the perfect place and with the estate winery just along the road you can also savour the fines wines made on the estate - what better way to spend a holiday!



2017 Prices (in € euros per week)
LowHigh
Rest of Year 8 April - 22 April
20 May – 23 Sept
20 Dec – 3 Jan/18
€6,500
€7,000



Rental: Weekly, Saturday to Saturday, 3 nights min in April, May, Sept, Oct

Prices include: Electricity, gas, linen and towels (pool towels not included) changed weekly, final cleaning.

Not included: Obligatory cleaning 3 hrs, 3 days per week @ €14 per hour. Heating is metered and costs €9 per cubic metre, first grocery shop €20 plus cost of the food.

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: €500 is payable in cash (euros) on arrival and will be held and refunded on departure.

Additional Services available on request (charged): Extra bed, baby's cot, extra cleaning - €14 euros per hour, cook can be arranged (€35 per person), buffet breakfast €15 per person.



This country estate 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 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 close by today. It is surrounded by rolling, Tuscan countryside dotted with hilltop villages and country farms creating magical picture postcard views, reminiscent of renaissance paintings.

Villa Fontana is situated in the Ambra valley within easy reach of Siena (19km), Florence (68km) and Arezzo (38km). Siena holds the famous “Palio” horse race that takes place every year in July and August between the rival sections of the city, where tension run high as the riders race around the central piazza “Piazza del Campo” under the hot summer sun.

The estate also has a winery producing top quality wines and there is a large restaurant nearby. In fact, winemaking in the family goes back a long way, as far back as 1245, when Friar Giovanni Carpini was sent by the Pope to China with the gift of a rare Tuscan vine rootstock.




VILLA DESCRIPTION

SLEEPS 22+2

This pretty stone farmhouse sits on its own and has pretty open views over the rolling Tuscan countryside. The furnishings are in traditional Florentine fabrics, original artwork and paintings as well as many antique pieces.

Thìs large villa is on two floors and there is also a pretty, cottage, which sits at the side of the main house. This is elegantly furnished.


GROUND FLOOR

This spacious villa has an entrance hall, large living room with open fireplace, TV room (satellite TV), dining room, kitchen with 2 hobs, 2 ovens, dishwasher, large fridge and small fridge, 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 3 double bedrooms (one with antique four poster bed)each with en suite bathrooms with showers.


FIRST FLOOR

There is 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, 4 double bedrooms (one with antique four poster bed) all with en suite bathrooms with showers. Four poster room has a mezzanine floor with two single beds suitable for children (low ceiling).



COTTAGE

SLEEPS 4

The cottage has a living room, kitchen, spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom all on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a further double bedroom with en suite bathroom. It has a pretty courtyard outside for dining “al fresco” and has easy access to the rest of the garden and pool. It is just two steps from the main farmhouse.


GROUND FLOOR

Living room with open fireplace and wooden staircase leading to top floor, 1 large double bedroom (king-size bed) with en suite bathroom with shower.


FIRST FLOOR

1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath.



FACILITIES


Private Parking
Large Garden
Large outside Barbecue
Private pool (10 x 5m) - 1 May - 30 Sept
Small wood with picnic area
DVD, HI FI stereo
Satellite TV
TV with VCR, DVD player (pal)
ADSL internet
Washing machine in villa
Extra cleaning available on request
Cook available on request (charged at €35 per person)
Wine and olive oil produced on the estate is available for sale

Facilities on the estate include (charged):
Horse riding, hire of mountain bikes.



NOTES


No animals allowed
Arrival is between 4pm – 7pm
Departure by 10am



LOCATION


Bucine - 6km
Siena - 33km
Arezzo - 39km
Florence - 72km
Pisa Airport - 151km



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