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TF10 - Villa Il Prato
 

Greve in Chianti , Florence

Sleeps: 20
2,840 sqft + 1,382 sqft + 770 sqft

Reference Number: TF10
Type of Home: Villa
Location: Country







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Il Prato is an exquisite country estate in the heart of bucolic Chianti in a meadow surrounded by the characteristic rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and forests that make Chianti one of the most desired places in the world. These three farm buildings have been converted into luxury villa rentals and are part of one of Tuscany's oldest working farms, continuously farming since 1404. Still producing wine for over 600 years, you are surrounded by vineyards, olive oil and wheat fields. High up on a hill and five km from the center of the main estate, you are away from it all and immersed in Tuscany's idyllic countryside
One of the reasons you come to Italy, to Tuscany, is to immerse yourself in the past. Here it hangs heavily in the air and fills you with an emotion you simply can't express. Yes, the villas are now luxury beyond any 15th century farmer's dream, but the stone structure and the views are almost the same as when they built and lived here in the 1400's.
Il Prato means 'the meadow' which is now lush lawns with plenty of outdoor spaces to relax, read a book, and meditate. Start your day with breakfast under the Tuscan blue sky and end it among friends with a bottle of Chianti under an umbrella of stars. In between wonderful meals and sightseeing you will want to spend that time at home. Lounge poolside on a warm mid day break, ride one of the bikes on the estate or walk through the winding foot paths through the neighboring forests, stroll through a vineyard or olive grove between sightseeing excursions. Work off all that glorious pasta in the gym or skip right to the Steam bath. Wi-Fi and TV for the kids, or gather together to watch a movie at the end of the day.
The estate includes the farmhouse and two outbuildings that were once stables for the animals. Even in the 21st century it is normal to protect the animals from predators in the evening and pasture them during the day. Today all three buildings have been restored to luxurious accommodations with respect to its history. The beautiful stone walls dug from surrounding fields, chestnut trees from the nearby forest felled by only an axe adorn the ceilings and terracotta floors fired in a nearby kiln from the earth below your feet now contain the luxurious décor for her guests. Oh! If these walls could talk!
Il Prato is ideal for a large family reunion, a group of wine-loving friends, or a magnificent Wedding Destination for the romantic bride and groom.


 

ACCOMMODATIONS


MAIN VILLA- 6 bedrooms, sleeps 12
GROUND FLOOR
Large airy kitchen with entrances out to barbecue area and connecting covered terrace with large table seating 20 guests comfortably
Dining room adjacent to kitchen that comfortably seats 20
Living room leads out from the dining room
King Bedroom en suite with tub and wall mounted shower
Queen Bedroom en suite with tub and hand held shower
TV room with large sofa sectional and SAT TV
Guest Bath
FIRST FLOOR
King Bedroom en suite with tub and wall mounted shower
Queen Bedroom en suite with walk in shower
Twin / King Bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with walk in shower
Twin / Bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with walk in shower


COTTAGE 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
GROUND FLOOR
Kitchen with doors leading out to terrace
Dining room
Living room
Guest Bathroom
Storage closet
Hallway with stairs leading up to first floor
FIRST FLOOR
Queen Bedroom en suite with walk in shower
Twin/ King Bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with walk in shower



ROSE COTTAGE 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
GROUND FLOOR
Living room
King Bedroom en suite with walk in shower
Queen bedroom with adjacent bathroom with walk in shower

LOWER LEVEL
An exterior entrance on the other side of the cottage leads to the Laundry Room ( there is no access from the living area)


LEMONAIA
Exercise room with bike, treadmill, stair climber
Hammam / Turkish Bath

GROUNDS
Sprawling lawns with plenty of quiet areas to relax, meditate or just have a glass of wine and unwind
swimming pool is 53 feet x 50 feet x 4 feet to 7 feet deep, with steps on both sides

Sleeps 20

10 Bedrooms

10 Full Baths

2 Half Baths


ROOMS

Living / Dining Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Library, Family Room, Private Laundry, Terrace,

2 King Bedroom en suite with tub and wall mounted shower
1 King Bedroom en suite with walk in shower
2 Queen Bedroom en suite with walk in shower
1 Queen Bedroom en suite with tub and hand held shower
1 Queen bedroom with adjacent bathroom with walk in shower
3 Twin/King Bedroom ( can be joined on request ) en suite with walk in shower

6 Bathroom with Shower
1 Half Bath
2 tubs with wall mounted showers
1 Tub with hand held shower

FACILITIES

Stove, Oven, Microwave, Private Barbecue, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, DVD, Hairdryer, iPod docking stations
Wine cooler
2 Fully equipped kitchens
Table Tennis

AMENITIES

Private 16 x 15 meters, Air Conditioning, Fireplace, Central Heat, Bikes Available, Views, Daily Housekeeping 3 hours per day - choose while at the villa from 8 am to 11 am, 9 am to 12:00 or 10:00 am to1:00 pm. Note, if you are requesting breakfast the housekeeper will arrive at 8 am
Mid week linen and towel change
Gardener and Pool Maintenance
4 Mountain Bikes
Welcome Basket includes fresh seasonal fruit, pasta, tomato sauce, coffee, cheese, salami, Biscotti ( Italian cookies), wine, water, milk, olive oil, fresh bread, juice, TP
Air conditioning is in all bedrooms and the Rose Cottage's living room
Guided tour of the estate

PRIVATE PARKING

 

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Arrival Time: 3:30 pm to 7 pm

ADDITIONAL CHARGES
Villa Chef
Buffet Breakfast 8 am to 11 am, Euro 18 per person per day
Dinner or lunch prepared at the villa based on menu, starting at E40 to 90 euro pp
Cooking Classes,at the villa by the villa chef or at the estate's restaurant
Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners at the estate's restaurant
Additional Housekeeping and Laundry Service E30 per hour
Laundry Service E30
Additional Linen E20 per room, T
Additional Towels E20 per person, includes bath towels, pool towels and bathrobe Grocery Stocking - based on grocery list once submitted
Villa's estate wines, price list at the villa
Heating E350 per week
Wellness Center at the estate's Spa
All services are payable on site by credit card or cash
Accommodation Tax- E1,50 per person per night, subject to change without notice, based on municipality's decree, paid on arrival in cash


LOCATION
NEAREST AIRPORT: Florence's Peretola 55 minutes drive , Rome's Fiumicino Leonarda daVinci 3 hours 15 mins
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Florence , NEAREST BUS STOP: Florence and Poggibonsi, 50 minutes drive
CITIES AND TOWNS: Greve in Chianti - 8 minute drive for shopping, restaurants, alimentary, butcher shops,
Panzano in Chianti - 13 minute drive for shopping, alimentary, enoteca, the famous butcher of Panzano, gelato and authentic village life in the evenings when the tourists leave
SERVICES: Florence, Siena and San Gimignano all 1 hour
Lucca, Montepulciano, Montalcino 1 hour 40 minutes
Beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio 1 hour 50 minutes
Bolgheri 2 hours
Cortona 1 hour

NOTES
No more than 20 guests allowed on the property
Tennis court is not professional, must bring your own racquets and balls
There is a 1,8 kms gravel steep gravel road to reach the villa, not accessible to sports cars or vehicles larger than 8 passenger mini vans.
Mobile phone reception is spotty but the WiFi is strong making it possible to use free services such as What'sApp and Skype
Air conditioning is in all bedrooms, the Rose Cottage's living room and the gym

 

     

 

 


   
 
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