Tuscany - Valdarno
Property 10607 – Valdarno
4 Bedrooms – Pool
Tuscan country home in the lovely Valdarno.
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Le Torrette is set in a magnificent private estate situated in the Valdarno, halfway between Florence, Arezzo and Siena. The Valdarno is one of Tuscany's most beautiful regions and is as famous for its scenery as for its wine and gastronomic delights.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the luxurious estate and private swimming pool, there is a lot to see and do in the area. The valley of the river Arno contains some of the most romantic medieval borghi (hamlets) in the whole of Italy. Within a radius of 1.2 km of Villa Le Bacche, you'll find some of Tuscany's best kept secrets. Il Borro is perched up high on a rocky outcrop and the houses and cobbled walkways have remained unchanged for centuries. It is rather an exclusive borgo and an addition to its picturesque buildings and boutique shopping, it features elegant restaurants and spa centres. Other nearby villages noted for their historical prestige and unsurpassed natural beauty include San Giovanni Valdarno, Figline Valdarno, Loro Ciuffenna, Castelfranco di Sopra, Rocca Ricciarda and Moncioni.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and an art-lovers paradise. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches house some of the world's greatest treasures. The cathedral, baptistery, Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia all have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a relaxing wander through the pretty streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Florence is also home to designer shopping, fine wine and authentic dining experiences. Mouthwatering, thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by an unforgettable Chianti wine.
For golf aficionados, the prestigious 18-hole Golf dell'Ugolino is the oldest Golf club in Italy. It even features in Chris Santella's best-selling book, “Fifty places to play golf before you die”.
Florence and Pisa international airports are respectively 50 km and 115 km from the property.
The nearest local shops and supermarkets are in Matassino, 4 km away. Florence is only a 20 minute drive and Arezzo takes about 40 minutes. The drive to Siena takes about an hour and passes through some absolutely stunning scenery. There are tennis courts 3 km from the villa, horse riding at 10 km and golf at 35 km.
The Property. Villa Le Torrette is a large family home sleeping up to eight people. The layout of the rooms is equally suitable for a group of friends wishing to spend some quality time together. The bedrooms are situated on the first and second floor; two magnificent doubles and a twin bedroom on the first floor and a second twin room under the eaves. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There is also a spacious studio area on the first floor and a laundry room with iron and ironing board on the second floor.
The ground floor offers an enormous entrance hall with plenty of seating leading into a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace and beamed ceilings. The formal dining room easily seats eight guests, otherwise there is a pretty veranda area outside for al fresco dining. The fully-equipped kitchen is gorgeous; in simple Tuscan country style with another large open fire and hospitable breakfast table for morning coffee and fresh croissants. A useful guest bathroom completes the ground floor.
The surrounding lawns and gardens are immaculate with far-reaching views out across the Valdarno. The aforementioned veranda area is situated at the back of the house and guarantees privacy for romantic meals under the starlit sky.
- 2 Double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom
- 2 Twin room, each with en suite bathroom
- Enormous entrance hall
- Sitting room with fireplace
- Dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Laundry room
- Satellite TV
- Air conditioning
- WI-FI internet
- CD player and DVD player
- Washing machine, iron and ironing board
- Swimming pool
- Large gardens
- Daily cleaning (2 hours/day, 6 days/week)
- Twice weekly change of bed
- Daily change of towels
- Services on request: heating, laundry, shopping, babysitting