Villa Ponticelli is a charming farmhouse, 20 mins from Siena, sleeps 10+2
Villa Ponticelli is a lovely stone farmhouse on two floors located in the countryside in Chianti. The farmhouse is set in a garden with pool and has views to the surrounding hills and tiny hilltop villages dotted around the rolling hills. The interiors of Villa Ponticelli are furnished with great style. The farmhouse has been restored using terracotta floors and has original chestnut beams throughout.
Villa Ponticelli is a perfect base, for exploring Siena (20 mins), “ le Crete Senese” and Chianti. It is also within easy reach of Florence (1.5hrs) and Arezzo (40 mins).
|Rest of Year||June, Sept
Rental: Weekly, Sat -Sat
Prices include: Electricity for the villa, water, gas, wood for BBQ, linen and towels (changed weekly), pool towels, final cleaning, electricity for sauna up to 15 kw (approx 3 saunas) - over this is charged extra at €0.22 per kw. Includes electricity for the under floor cooling system up to 35 kw per day (normally sufficient to cool the villa with the windows closed) - over this is charged extra, internet with own laptop (unless it requires configuring)
Not included: Telephone charges, laptop (already configured and ready to use) available at the villa - €50 per week including internet usage, configuring own laptop by local technician - €30, heating in winter charged at €3 euros per cubic metre, pool heating - €400 euros per week
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: €1,000 payable in cash on arrival, which is held and returned to you at the end of your stay.
Villa Ponticelli is a spacious house, which is perfect for a family group. The farmhouse has been restored using traditional materials and there are terracotta floors and beamed ceilings throughout. It has been furnished using top quality fixtures and fittings. It retains the original feel of a Tuscan farmhouse but has been restored to provide every modern convenience and has many extra facilities. The owner has given the house an elegant period feel with the many beautiful antique pieces that decorate the house, whilst providing many modern features.
On the ground floor the main entrance is into a hallway that leads through to the living room and upstairs to the top floor. There is a spacious living room with an open fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo music system. The living room has been very elegantly furnished with may antique pieces. There is an arched glass door leading onto the garden. Off the living room is a dining room with a Murano glass chandelier and 2 doors onto the garden. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a large range with hob and oven, dishwasher, and an extra large double fridge with ice-maker. There is also a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower. All the bathrooms have specially made ceramics that match each bathroom and many have brass fittings. All the bedrooms also have a TV and a safe. There is a laundry room with a washer / dryer, a sink and iron & ironing board.
An original stone staircase leads to the top floor where there is a spacious master bedroom with an open fireplace and huge antique mirror hangs on the wall opposite the bed. It has a large en suite bathroom with hydromassage bath, shower complete with handmade ceramics.Also on the top floor are a further 2 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom all with pretty en suite bathrooms with showers and handmade ceramic detailing, which gives each bathroom a different, unique look.
The house is set in a very large, fenced garden complete with security system (1.5 hectares). The pool area is located to the rear of the house on a large sunny terrace. There is a large infinity pool (17 x 7mts) with a hydromassage corner, which can be heated. (price on request) in Spring and Autumn. Close to the pool is a sauna for 6 people with its own spacious shower and toilet. Also at the pool area is a well equipped kitchen and BBQ area for eating at the poolside.
Navigator with pre set routes for local shops, supermarkets, outlets, restaurants, places of interest and more
Private pool (17 x 7mts) heated on request
WI FI internet connection - covers pool area
Electronic gate with video entry phone
Safes in all bedrooms
Screens on all windows
Cook available on request
Well equipped kitchen & BBQ at pool
Underfloor cooling system in summer
Multi-use grassed area for tennis, volleyball or football for kids
7 road bikes with helmets available for hire - €50 per week, per bike
Horse riding at 800 mts - lessons available for adults + children over 7 years. Trekking + pic nic also available or personalised tours - booking required 15 - 28 days ahead. Discounts available for villa guests
Local natural spa at 10 - 15 mins drive - treatments available eg. mud treatments, massages etc.
Nearest village - 5 min drive
Arrival is between 4pm – 5pm (late arrivals must be advised in advance)
Departure by 10am
No animals allowed
All inclusions are when rented at full cost.
Inclusions will be confirmed for any offer prices that may be available from time to time.
Local village with bar/grocer’s 2.5km
Rapolano Terme 14km with 2 spas
Lake Trasimeno 62km