Cedri, Tuscany, Tuscany
From £3,290 per week
Beautiful villa ideal for family gatherings. Located in classic Tuscan hills with great pool and refined interiors.
Arrival day: Any Car hire: Recommended
In the heart of typical Tuscan hills Villa Fonte Rinaldi has 360° views over the magnificent countryside. This beautiful villa has been recently renovated according to the classical standards of Tuscan farmhouses with terracotta bricks, stones and wooden beams and a hectare-large garden where you can walk along paths lined with perfumed Mediterranean flora and fauna.
Located between Pisa, Siena and Florence it is the perfect place for families or groups of friends who want to spend relaxing holidays in the peaceful and quiet Tuscan countryside, and it also allows you to visit important cultural towns and cities like Volterra, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Siena and Florence, all a short drive distance.
The villa has been superbly rebuilt on the ruins of an ancient Medieval fortress that might have existed in this area since Etruscan times (2000 b.C.) and whose remains can still be admired in the garden. The ground floor houses a spacious living room/dining room with a large fireplace and a high ceiling with wooden beams, a kitchen furnished in the Italian 1950s style, yet very efficient and modern, with an induction hob and oven, a dishwasher and a fridge. There are two bedrooms with double beds, one of which can be separated into two single beds, and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite. The bathrooms have either a shower or a bath. There is also a laundry room. The Tuscan-style furniture and the use of travertine marble for the bathrooms give the villa a pleasant rustic character. Most of the rooms on the ground floor have large French doors that open onto the outdoor spaces, tiled with terracotta. An inside staircase takes you from the living room to the first floor, a part of which is open like a loft where there are two double sofa beds. This is also an entrance via the outside staircase, from which a balcony surrounds almost half of the villa. The first floor houses also a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower. The French door of the bedroom opens onto the balcony with a wonderful view over the hills.
Back on the ground floor French doors lead to the outdoor dining area which is shaded area and has tables, chairs and sofas, a stone barbecue and a firewood oven will allow you to spend fantastic, relaxing times while admiring the wonderful countryside. The swimming pool has a large solarium equipped with sunbeds and sun umbrellas (note the pool is uniformly 2.5m deep). It is made from green marble and it seems like an emerald set into the walls of the ruins of the ancient fortress. A small area of the garden has been devoted to a quaint Renaissance-style garden with a statue of saint Francis in the middle of it. Fonte Rinaldi is equipped with underfloor heating and air conditioning system, satellite TV, wifi Internet connection, a heliport and a pond to reuse rainwater to water the garden in the summer.
It is a couple of kilometres from Cedri, a tiny hamlet in the municipality of Peccioli. Cedri once had an important castle that belonged to noble families from Pisa and Florence. Cedri's area was very desirable in Medieval and Renaissance times because of its land's excellent produce: perfumed and tasty olive oil, great wines, vegetables, wheat and game. And it is still nowadays. Not far from the villa is the Castelfalfi Golf Club.
Although the Villa is situated in the open countryside there are several restaurants is nearby which you could savor traditional Tuscan cuisine. More shops, cafés, a bank, a post office, a chemist and a doctor are a few km away and at Peccioli there is a supermarket and interesting shops.
We are sure that guests at Villa Fonte Rinaldi will enjoy the space, location and the wonderful views.
24/09 — 15/10
30/04 — 11/06
10/09 — 24/09
11/06 — 25/06
27/08 — 10/09
25/06 — 27/08
Dogs or pets: € 50 per week Heating: € 4.5 per cubic meter GPL Air conditioning € 0.45 per KW Extra cleaning (upon request) : € 15 per hour per maid