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Overview

Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
8
Sleeps:
14
Type:
Villa
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

8 Unknown types

Description from manager

Saline is a luxury Italian villa located in Strada in Chianti, a 20-minute ride from Florence. Perched on a hilltop, this former Buddhist and yoga retreat in the heart of Tuscany, was fully renovated in 2011. The mission was to preserve the old characteristics of this casa colonica (Italian country house) while modernizing certain aspects to adapt it to a modern lifestyle.

There are three structures on the property that can house up to 14 people. The main one, known as the Italian Villa, has three bedrooms and an office with closet and en suite bathroom room which can be converted into a twin bedroom, five bathrooms in total, two living rooms, a dining room and an elevator. There are two fireplaces, each with reclaimed wood and terracotta tiles. The oven, located at the heart of the house, was once used to cook bread for the town. It has been fully restored to cook excellent pizza or schiacciata, and is now part of a kitchen with modern, high-tech, restaurant-quality Viking appliances that include a steam oven. There is floor heating under the reclaimed tiles. Historically, every Tuscan villa or farmhouse had an adjacent “fienile” now renamed Guest House, a structure where hay was stored. The terracotta slats enabled ventilation and protection from the sun.

The second, smaller structure is the Fienile. This is a two-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment with its own kitchen, dining room and living room. The bedrooms have impressive views of the sprawling valley and its proximity to the property's lake allows for the symphony of frogs to be a nice lullaby. It has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the garden and open up to its own terrace with a spacious dining table.

The third structure has been recently renovated and is situated in front of the pool, it can accommodate up to 2 guests. It is a studio equipped with its own kitchen and living area.

This luxury Tuscan villa with 16-acre property includes a salt-water infinity pool (with a shallow children's wading section), a pool bathroom, a jacuzzi and a cabana area. There is also a heart-shaped pond with lilies and lotuses, around which are Carrara marble sculptures hand-made by artist Neil Barab.

The villa is conveniently located and it gives the possibility to do short trips. The nearby towns of Impruneta, where terracotta originated, and charming towns like Greve in Chianti and Siena, are full of artisan shops, vineyards that offer wine tastings, castles, churches, restaurants with traditional Tuscan cooking, and roads with unforgettable views of the Tuscan countryside.

There are many opportunities for sports, including golf at the world-renowned Golf Club Ugolino (10 min away), horseback riding and tennis at the Match Ball Firenze Country Club (15 km).

main villa sleeps 8

ground floor

one step to entrance hall, guest bathroom, elevator

large sitting room with large fireplace and dining area with table for 10 people (extra table for up to 17 seats) with French windows accessing to the garden, large kitchen with wooden oven.

first floor

sitting room with fireplace and library with books mostly in English, French and Italian, office convertible into:

bedroom 1: twin bedroom with one single bed and 1 trundle bed with closet and en suite bathroom with bath-tub and internal shower.

bedroom 2: double bedroom.

bedroom 3: double bedroom (2 steps) with queen size bed (150 cm x 200 cm)

1 bathroom with shower

bedroom 4: double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower

guest house sleeps 4

ground floor

sitting room with large windows, dining room with kitchen area, guest bathroom with washing machine and dryer

first floor

bedroom 5: small double bedroom with queen size bed (150cm wide) with en suite bathroom with bath tub and hand held shower.

bedroom 6: small double bedroom with 1 queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower (curtain).

guest house studio sleeps 2

located in front of the pool, one-room guest house. kitchen equipped with gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge. living area with comfortable sofa and armchairs.

bedroom 7: double bed (queen size) with en suite bathroom with shower.

outdoor

salt-water infinity pool (with a shallow children's wading section), pool bathroom, jacuzzi and a cabana area. Heart-shaped pond with lilies and lotuses. 16-acre property with vineyards, olive trees, pear and fig trees, organic garden.

amenities

grocery shop, excellent butcher’s shop, minimarket, trattoria (speciality Florentine steak), bank, chemistry, post office in Strada in Chianti (700 mt). Larger supermarket at Impruneta. Various restaurants at Greve in Chianti. There are many opportunities for sports, including golf at the world-renowned Golf Club Ugolino (10 min away), horseback riding and tennis.

notes

not suitable for disabled people.

Additional amenities: A/C on the first floor and in the guest house studio, Full Kitchen, Nespresso coffee machine, Security System, air conditioning/AC, alfresco dining, aromatic garden, barbecue/BBQ, cd player, electric gate, fl

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6934126

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Damage deposit: ($1,115.74) €1,000.00
Smoking
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Amenities

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bathrooms

  • 8 Unknown types

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