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Villa Amorosa

Casole d'Elsa

A beautifully renovated country house and pool in the Tuscan hills

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Wifi
  • Tennis Court

Private Pool Villas with Pools Multi-Gen Villa Family Villas

Restored with care and enthusiasm, this lovely farmhouse is perfect for a large family reunion or a group of friends. Just 15 minutes from Casole d'Elsa and the dramatic Etruscan city of Volterra, the house is situated in a wonderful hilltop position. Furnished patios allow for sun or shade and beautiful panoramic views. The fenced pool with a decked gazebo at the far end is 50 m. from the house opposite a professional hard tennis court. Beyond the landscaped gardens, hills are clothed in Mediterranean bush and mixed woodlands, teeming with rare flowers, butterflies and game, wonderful for long exploratory walks.

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Accommodation

The ground floor entry is into a large room with a formal dining table for 8 and an upright piano. A wide arch and a single step leads up to the bright living area which takes in the countryside through its arched picture window. Chesterfield sofas and armchairs face an handsome stone fireplace while French doors open to a furnished pergola. A wide hallway from the dining room leads past the laundry room to the big, square kitchen with a farmhouse table, antique Tuscan dresser and granite countertops around a large 6-hob cooker. Glazed doors open onto a furnished shaded patio, an enticing outside dining area looking down towards the pool. A sliding door off the kitchen access a guest WC, and a corridor off of which are three bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with separate shower, and two bedrooms that share a shower room - a double and a bedroom with independent garden access, whose single sofa is easily converted into a double bed.

Further sleeping accommodations are on the first floor, reached both by internal and external stairs. There are two double bedrooms, one of which the particularly spacious master bedroom, a twin bedroom that can be set up as a double on request and a single room, easily converted into a double, which accesses the furnished loggia, itself a wonderful spot for an evening cocktail. Three shower rooms, one of which with two washbasins, serve guests on this floor. Also on this floor is a sitting room with sofa, bookshelves full of summer reading, and a door to the original external staircase landing that frames views of Casole d’Elsa. At the foot of the stairs are a barbeque and the old wood oven, which can happily prepare pizza for the whole crowd.

Nice little touches:

  • Kitchen garden produce is offered by the generous caretaker when in season
  • This is a house for family fun and action, with tennis court, pool, ping pong and wide lawns.

Good to know:

  • This property requires a security deposit of €uro 250 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary cash to leave with the caretaker.
  • Mobile phone coverage is generally good throughout the property, though thick walls make some rooms better than others


Villa info

  • Private pool
  • Tennis court
  • Fireplace
  • Insect screens throughout
  • Central Heating (extra)

What's included

  • Final cleaning included
  • Pool towels provided

Extras

  • Central heating (extra)
  • Arrival groceries available on request
  • Catering on request
  • Cooking lessons available on request
  • Extra cleaning available on request
  • Babysitting can be organized on request
  • Transport and tours can be arranged

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 1 twin/double bedroom
  • 2 single/double bedrooms
  • 1 ensuite shower room
  • 4 bathrooms with showers
  • 1 ensuite bathroom with both shower and bathtub
  • 1 extra wc
  • 3 hair dryers

Kitchen Equipment and Supplies

  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Italian and American filter coffee makers
  • Kettle

Other amenities

  • WiFi internet
  • Television
  • DVD player, with small DVD collection
  • CD player/radio
  • Piano
  • Drum set
  • Telephone for incoming/local calls
  • 2 portable fans, available on prior request
  • Fireplace, with firewood available on request
  • Insect screens on all windows
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Baby bed and high chair available on request
  • Children's playground, toys and games on site
  • Garage available on request

Outdoors

  • Swimming pool: Dim: 6 x 16 m. Depth: 1.2 - 2.8 m., in fenced area
  • Two large dining terraces, off the kitchen and living room + upper loggia and poolside gazebo
  • Tennis court
  • Ping pong table
  • Pizza oven
  • Barbecue

Nearby Activities

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals can be organized

Local area

There are about 3 kms. of a really good farm lane approaching the house, and although quite isolated, there are other houses just out of sight. The couple that looks after the property live in Casole and are available for extra cooking and cleaning if required. They will also babysit for you on occasion and enjoy looking after guests. The owners frequently stay in their lovely holiday house; as a consequence it has everything you need for a family or a group of friends, including plenty of books and games. Delightful to look at, well planned, comfortable and beautifully furnished with a mixture of antique and classical furniture, Villa Amorosa is a paradise for children and adults alike.

Seen from the house, the hill village of Casole d’Elsa will naturally be one of guests’ first destinations, for its lively community fills its main street and two village squares with a great variety of events throughout the year - from its bareback July Palio horserace to concerts in the church cloisters or dances under the stars behind its castle / town hall. On a somewhat larger scale, walled Volterra dominates its hilltop and overlooks a striking clay-rich landscape. One of the oldest cities in Italy, it has both one of the largest Etruscan collections in the world in the Guarnacci museum as well as fascinating Roman ruins. The town centre is a maze of winding cobbled streets, connected with narrow, arched alleys which then open to large squares encircled with palaces that wear their centuries with grace.

Siena and San Gimignano, with their wonderfully intact medieval centres are easily reached, as are the Chianti villages synonymous with ruby red wine. Should one ever feel land-locked, sandy beaches are little more than an hour away near the coastline towns of Cecina and Vada. Yet no matter how wonderful the excursion, returning down the sun-dappled drive to Villa Amorosa is bound to bring a smile.

Where is Villa Amorosa?

Distances:


  • Pisa airport 1 hr 30 mins
  • Florence airport 1 hr 15 mins
  • Rome Fiumicino airport 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Shops, restaurant, bars in Casole d'Elsa 15 mins
  • Volterra 20 mins
  • Colle di Val d'Elsa 30 min
  • Siena under an hour
  • San Gimignano under an hour
  • Chianti villages in 1 hour
  • Coastal towns Cecina and Vada 1 hr 15 mins.


Pricing and availability

From € 571 a day for the villa.
€ 4000 to € 5500 per week.
That's from € 41 per person per day, based on 14 sharing.

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This property can be rented for fewer guests too - check the prices below:

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How to Book


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