Thirty minutes from Florence, in the heart of Tuscany, this wonderful Italian country house is set on a thirty-acre rolling patchwork of olive
groves, woods and fields, surrounded by spectacular views of the fabled Tuscan
landscape. This is a perfect spot for an Italian idyll, offering quiet relaxation in a secluded
natural setting as well as a convenient home base for explorations — from the historic cities of Florence, Siena, Lucca, and Pisa to the smaller towns
of San Gimignano and Volterra and the tiny villages along the ancient Chianti
wine road. Facilities for golf and horseback riding are a short drive away. Shops
and services are found in the nearby towns of Montespertoli, San Casciano and
The house is surrounded
by grass and trees, and has a lovely pool (12 x 6 meters) and furnished deck with lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. A large terrace provides a cool
spot for outdoor dining under a shaded loggia.
Casa delle Campane strikes a balance
between rustic and elegant. Terracotta floors, whitewashed walls and beamed
ceilings accent its spotless, light-filled interiors, and carefully chosen traditional
furnishings and chandeliers complement the building's immaculate restoration.
- Comfortable living room with fireplace
- Separate dining room
- Kitchen combines traditional ambience with first-rate
amenities, including dishwasher and microwave
- Small study
- Utility room with washer, dryer, and extra fridge/freezer
- 1 twin bedroom, en suite bathroom
- 1 smaller bedroom/study with end-on-end beds (can not be joined)
- 1 adjacent bathroom
- 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom. Two of the rooms have king beds and two of the bedrooms have separable queen beds that means can be turned into queens or twins.
The ground floor bedrooms are naturally cool but not air-conditioned. They have fans but no window screens. Four of the bedrooms
have twin beds that can be made up as queens on request. The other bedrooms have
king-sized beds. Upstairs bedroom windows are screened. Four bathrooms have shower and
two have tubs. The villa is centrally heated, and provided with satellite TV,
CD/stereo, phone, fax, WiFi, security gate and BBQ. A separate small barn on the estate houses an English speaking couple that are the concierges for the guests of the farmhouse.
Although the farmhouse can sleep up to 12 guests, we think it is best for five couples, depending on the season, because one bedroom has the beds arranged end-on-end rather than side-by-side. It is fine for singles.