From £2,890 per week
A beautiful villa in the heart of Tuscany. Spacious grounds with pool and waterfall! Super interiors with 16 seat private cinema! Perfect for parties seeking the perfect Tuscan hideaway.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Volpe is a real gem. Essential Italy is delighted to present what we believe is a perfect villa for family and friends. Located just 2 kilometres from the charming village of Chianni the villa lies on extensive grounds and even has its own private waterfall, a 10-minute walk through woodlands.
From the village, the quiet country road winds down to the entrance of the villa. The cypress tree lined driveway sweeps down to the villa. The huge pool will be the first thing you see which is surrounded by well-kept lawns and about 20m from the main house. This main villa is built in classic Tuscan style and the owners have maintained the farmhouse feel whilst at the same time bringing it into the 21st century. Throughout the villa the original floors and ceilings have been maintained and modernised which ensure that the villa has a genuine Tuscan feel.
The main entrance to the house is via the kitchen which has lovely arched windows and is light and airy. The brand new kitchen has all mod cons. The breakfast table lines one side of the room and there is plenty of workspaces for you to prepare a delicious family meal. At the far end of the kitchen, there is a working pizza oven and delightful bbq area which works brilliantly. From the kitchen, you move into the living room, the heart of the house and rather special. The owners work in the film industry and hence this villa has a truly unique feature - a fully operational 16 seater cinema!! Original cinema seats cover one side of the large room and the drop down screen and surround sound system will for sure prove to be a huge hit with everyone. It will make a change to be altogether rather than children individually huddled around their phones. To the other side of the living area, there is a comfortable seating area.
Steps lead from the living area into the lower ground floor and here there is a fully stocked wine rack, full of local delights for your arrival and you are welcome to consume and pay upon departure for what you have had (prices displayed). On this floor there is also access to the outside and a huge bedroom with two double beds in, ideal, we think, for teenagers who are happy to have their own den. Opposite there is a large family bathroom.
Further stairs lead to the first floor of the house. The first bedroom is the master bedroom with a lovely en-suite bathroom with shower. There is a central second living area which can be used as a study area or also an extra bedroom as it has a sofa bed and pull out single bed. From here a corridor leads to a further two double bedrooms and a twin. These bedrooms share two bathrooms, one with a walk in shower and the other one with bathtub with shower. All the bedrooms have been decorated in a simple, classic fashion. Comfortable but without too many frills to provide a harmonious feel throughout the house.
Outside the kitchen, there is a delightful area for dining altogether beneath ancient cypress trees. This area overlooks a wide lawn, ideal for children to kick a ball around or for evening cocktails. To one end of this lawn lies the huge swimming pool which has sun loungers and a covered seating area. The pool will for sure be a holiday hub, especially as the owners have created a very special bar - Jojo's bar is stocked with drinks and has a fridge within. This means a chilled soft drink or beer / gin&tonic is never far from hand. Guests will find the bar stocked and are expected to replace the items before departure. The property extends well beyond the house and pool, with 150 hectares of land to explore a morning run is also on the cards. There are secret corners where the owners have created small chalets where many a book can be read. Another first for Essential Italy is that Villa Volpe has it's very own waterfall where one can swim. About a 10-minute walk through woods there is a 10-metre high waterfall with a delightful natural swimming pool, not many properties can boast this! (please note that in the peak of summer the waterfall can run dry).
Once arrived we are sure that leaving will be tricky, however, once you do venture beyond the gates there is a wealth of places to visit and explore. The nearby village of Chianni (2km) is charming and low key. There are two excellent restaurants and a local grocery shop for day-to-day necessities. Further afield the beaches are only about 30 minutes away and Volterra, Pisa, Siena and Florence are all easy to reach. The villa is also close to the 'Teatro del Silenzio' - the world-renowned cultural home of Andrea Bocelli, every July this open-air amphitheatre in Lajatico hosts one of the most important concerts on the Italian music calendar.
Our only advice regarding Villa Volpe is to book early and enjoy every second of this special place.
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