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Overview

Bedrooms:
10
Bathrooms:
11
Sleeps:
21
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

1 Half bath, 10 Attached (ensuites)

Description from manager

Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond.

This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peaceful and private location in the countryside yet just 1 km from the nearest town Venturina Terme and only ten minutes driving to the lovely Tuscan coast and nearest sandy beaches. A private avenue of cypresses and pines leads to the private automatic gate of the castle through the grounds for the first glimpse of this imposing property that has a romantic facade of ivy. The interior of the villa is just as amazing with characteristic high ceilings and furnished with antiques, oil paintings and family heirlooms.

The villa has its own exclusive grounds complete with a rose garden and an entrance garden with private parking, outside living space for relaxing, dining al fresco and a private outside swimming pool 6 mt x 12 mt and a private outside Jacuzzi hot tub. This romantically beautiful historic residence retains all the original characteristics and period furnishings yet has all modern comforts and offers a wide range of facilities and services to enhance your stay.

ACCOMMODATION: the villa is 1500 square meters and it sleeps 20 persons in 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Upon request the owners can open 2 more bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms for a large group of 24.

The ground level of the villa is composed of various lounge rooms with period furnishings in keeping with the style of the castle. There is a large entrance hall hung with ancient paintings and coats of arms, off which there are three lovely living rooms, two of these living rooms with fireplace and settees, one of these with Sky television and DVD player and hi-fi music. The third one is a reading living room with a computer desk with antique wooden desk. On the same level there is a professional fully equipped kitchen and another small room next to the kitchen with a fridge and all the necessary staff for the meals service. There is a lovely dining room with fire place decorated with frescoes and majolica tiles with a big rectangular table for all the guests.

From the main entrance hall staircases to the left and/or to the right lead to the middle and upper floors of the castle and the ten characteristic bedrooms (4 double bedrooms, 5 suites, and the special Grand Duke Master suite) with their ensuite bathrooms with shower or bathtub and hairdryer each individually decorated with different colour schemes, and many featuring hand painted ceilings, frescoes and numerous antique pieces. The bedrooms are equipped with the modern comforts such as air conditioning, digital tv and an illimited fast wifi connection 20 Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload. The Wi-Fi internet connection cover also the whole inside villa, the rose garden and the pool area.

GARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: the mature grounds sweep all around the castle and the main entrance hall also opens out onto the lovely rear rose garden where there is a pretty al fresco dining area with a marble rectangular table for all the guests, as well as an outside living area with comfortable settees and umbrellas perfect for relaxing whilst enjoying the view towards the rose garden. Original stone steps lead down from the garden to the villa’s private swimming pool (12m x 6m, maximum depth 3 m) situated in a secluded position below. The pool area, shaded by pines and overlooking the olive grove, has a Jacuzzi.

The owners of Castello Gran Duca are very hospitable and they and the villa staff take pride in the services they offer. A whole manner of arrangements can be made (on request payable locally) ranging from catering services including lunches and dinners, laundry, extra housekeeping and even day trips and excursions are options available.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8303129

About the area

Castello Gran Duca is located approximately 1 km from Venturina which offers all kinds of shops and supermarket. This beautiful part of the Tuscan coast called Etruscan coast, with its lovely beaches, is just few minutes away, and there are many pretty towns to explore : Piombino (with ferries for Elba) 10 km, Livorno 60 km, Pisa 75 km. Florence and Siena are within 120 km. Nice beaches are just a short drive away in the Baratti Gulf. This area has many tourist attractions thanks to its history, art, culture and cuisine. With its splendid medieval towns and landscape, the Etruscan Riviera embraces many different aspects to discover and many festivals take place in the various villages during the summer time. Other attractions are the therm

Getting around

Nearby facilities: Nearest town: Venturina km 1 Restaurants: Venturina km 1 Supermarket: Venturina km 1 Grocery: Venturina km 1 Shops: Venturina km 1 Bank: Venturina km 1 Post office: Venturina km 1 Chemistry: Venturina km 1 Tennis court: Venturina km 1 Golf: Golf Club Punta Ala km 40 Horse riding: Campiglia Marittima km 8 SPA: Terme Di Venturina km 2 Train station: Campiglia Marittima km 4

Manager profile

Villas In Tuscany
Years listed:
10

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Since 1997, In Tuscany villas, apartments and hotels have made the perfect Tuscan vacation accommodation for thousands of satisfied clients. In Tuscany villas and apartments are selected for their excellent views, unique locations, refreshing swimming pools and great value for money. To ensure thi...

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Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($2,814.26) €2,500.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Bedroom 6: Full bed
    Bedroom 7: Full bed
    Bedroom 8: Full bed
    Bedroom 9: Full bed
    Bedroom 0: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms:

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • Housekeeping Included
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Bathrooms

  • 1 Half bath
  • 10 Attached (ensuites)

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