Stunning villa set amidst lush green olive groves and pine woods on a hillside in beautiful Tuscan countryside, close to the famous hilltop towns of the region.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Set amidst lush green olive groves and pine woods on a hillside, Villa Lionella boasts a truly fantastic location in glorious Chianti. Surrounded by its very own private parkland this accommodation offers a unique position from where you can easily visit many of the super hilltop towns and villages so famous in Tuscany.
Built around a medieval tower, and once used as a glass factory, Villa Lionella has been completely restored and offers comfortable accommodation on various levels for up to 10 guests, the tower being home to the master bedroom.
The villa is beautifully furnished throughout in typical Tuscan style with lots of beautiful polished deep coloured wooden furniture and pretty cotton fabrics along with a fabulous terracotta floor. The entrance leads you straight into the spacious lounge and is a super area to simply relax in; there are a few steps down that lead into the dining area and from here you enter the country kitchen. This is equipped with everything that you will ever need to make some excellent tasty dishes all’italiana which may be enjoyed on the covered terrace of the villa overlooking the fabulous salt water pool with Jacuzzi and across the stunning valley. Should you wish for a more impromptu meal, a great barbeque is to be found on the terrace making the grilling of some local steaks or fresh fish a real doddle. With the addition of some local Chianti wine, you may be tempted to move only as far as the super swimming pool for a refreshing dip!
A staircase leads from the lounge to the 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and 2 double/twin bedrooms, again one with ensuite shower room, which are all different in size and decor but all elegant and comfortable. There are an additional two shower rooms on this floor too. A few more steps lead up to the tower which houses the master bedroom with its own shower room. In the basement, there’s a super games room with an Italian billiard table and sofas for relaxing and playing cards.
The great standard of the accommodation plus the stunning location makes Villa Lionella an extremely attractive property and we are sure our guests will have the happiest of stays in this wonderful part of Tuscany.
Please email or phone +44 1223 460100 for prices.
Security deposit: €500
Tourist tax: €1 per person per day, max. of 7 days (payable locally). Not applicable to children under 14yrs.
Jonathan Schaffer, UK
Just amazing. It couldn't have been better. The house was beautiful, inside and out. It was roomy and comfortable. It was so nice that I was ready to buy a villa in Tuscany, although I doubt I could get one with better views. The sunsets were outstanding. Zaira was always responsive and caring... Zaira is truly an asset to your organisation.