Villa Martini, North Tuscany, Toscana - Tuscany
- Propery Type:
- private garden
- Swiming pool
- Parking for 5 cars
- Suitable for large familes
Villa Martini sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, private pool, garden, WIFI – Train 4kms away
Villa Martini is an independent villa which was originally owned by the Church until 1350 and subsequently sold to a noble Florentine family. It is located in a splendid panoramic position immersed in the peace and tranquillity of the green Mugello valley on the southern slopes of the Apennines, 350 meters above sea level.
The estate consists of 230 hectares of farmland, mostly devoted to the cultivation of wheat and cereals alternating with chestnut woods and fields.
The elegant historical building has been recently renovated yet still presents some of its original elements, including beamed ceilings in some rooms and warm Tuscan terracotta-tiled floors. The rooms are furnished with period furniture and decorated with valuable paintings and prints. The balconies and the windows of the villa offer a nice view of the valley below.
Guests have exclusive use of the pleasant outdoor areas and the beautiful swimming pool (6.5 x 15 m). Behind the villa and the swimming pool, partly separated by a laurel hedge, is a farmhouse divided into three apartments. The caretaker lives in one of the apartments which has a separate entrance. The other two are mostly rented long term and have separate entrances as well. Privacy is guaranteed. The poolside is furnished with sun loungers and sunshades. A chapel and a grove of century-old trees are in the park as well.
Please note that the pool is located 200 metres from the house.
The town of Vicchio which is the birthplace of Giotto and Beato Angelico, is around 4 km’s away. It is possible to buy fresh bread and other basic foods in Vicchio. There is a wide selection of shops in Borgo San Lorenzo which is around 15 km away. Florence (around 45 km) can be easily reached by car or using the convenient and frequent train service in Vicchio.
It is possible to go sailing on Lake Bilancino which also has some beaches that are suitable for bathing. The villa has ADSL broadband and Wi-Fi internet.
The villa is the ideal accommodation for all kinds of tourists: For those who love history and art con visit the magnificent Medicean villas and Romanesque churches in the neighbourhood; Active travellers can hike, mountain bike or horse ride along the pathways stretching around the estate or enjoy water sports in the nearby lake of Bilancino; For shopaholics you cannot pass up the chance to visit the Barberino Outlet Village just a few kilometres from the villa.
Last but not least, the villa is also an excellent starting point for trips to Arezzo, Pisa, Siena and Lucca, all lying within easy car reach.
The villa sleeps 12 and measures 500 m².
It spreads out over two floors connected by two internal staircases. Bedrooms: 6 (4 doubles, 2 Twin bedrooms) Bathrooms: 7
GROUND FLOOR: The ground floor composes a large entrance hall, a not modern, but fully equipped kitchen, dining room, two living rooms one of which has a fireplace and TV ( only regional channels ) and 2 guests bathrooms.
The kitchen is equipped with oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Laundry room with washing machine.
The first floor offers a living room with fireplace and TV ( only regional channels ), 2 double bedrooms, one of which has a terrace, both have a bathroom with shower. 2 double bedrooms with access to a large loggia, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with shower, 1 bathroom with bathtub
One of the bedrooms features a wide balcony, where as two of them open onto a large portico.
The villa is provided with s private swimming pool, barbecue equipment, TV ( only regional channels ), washing machine, telephone (on request), iron. Cot for children available on request. No AC.
Supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, banks, chemists' and the post office are in Vicchio, about 4 kilometres from the villa. In Vicchio there is also a bus station and a railway station with busses and trains for Florence.
Vicchio 4 km - Barberino di Mugello 30 km - Florence 45 km - Arezzo 70 km - Siena 100 km - Lucca 90 km - Pisa 90 km. Florence airport 50 km.
Public tennis courts 4 km
Riding School 7 km
Golf 15 km
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 - October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|High||June 30 - September 1||12||€3,800.00|
* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)
- Final cleaning 250 Euro
- Maid service available on request 12 Euro per hr. - Internet access WIFI included. - Pets not allowed
- Heating metered 80 Euro per day
- Electricity included
- Pool opening date June 11 - September 24.
- Pool towels NOT AVAILABLE - Baby bed 80 Euro
- Extra bed not available
- Bed Linens included and changed once a week on Saturday.
- Bath Towels included and changed once a week on Saturday. Security deposit 1000 Euro
- Extra service available: cleaning service