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The villa is dated back to 1660. Most of the first and the second floor are decorated with original 1600-1700 frescoes, that have been discovered after 2 years very careful renovation. The property is located at 5 Kms north of Lucca, at just a few hundred meters from the most renovated 'Lucca's historical villas' (Villa Reale, Villa Grabau, Villa Oliva)
The villa consists of 3 floors with a total surface of approx. 800 sqm.
Perched high on the hills in the endlessly undulating terrain of rural Tuscany, Villa Anjelica offers luxury accommodation for up to 20 guests in this breathtakingly scenic landscape.
From the moment you enter the dazzling entrance hall, the villa embodies the traditional Lucchese style, with delightful terracotta floors and fabulous chestnut beamed ceilings oozing rustic charm and an elegant sense of history. Alongside this, the light and airy design, modern furniture and décor, WiFi throughout, plasma TVs and other thoughtful touches create a contemporary comfort. The spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, together with the extra services available make it ideal for large groups, while a separate study and TV room ensure everybody has the space they need to relax, unwind and enjoy their holiday in their special way. In the living room, you will find a gorgeous array of furniture and plants in front of the beautiful wood-burning fireplace, fusing Scandi style with traditional charm.
A local chef is available to prepare authentic Tuscan cuisine using fresh, local produce, should you wish, whilst there is a vastly spacious and well-equipped kitchen in both the main house and barn annex for those who prefer to prepare meals themselves. The house has a cold drinks fridge which is kept supplied with beer and bottled water, and a wine cellar stocked with a range of Italian wines, both of which are operated on an honesty basis.
In the main building, you will find one bedroom on the ground floor and seven more on the first floor, with two more in the delightful converted barn. All ten rooms are remarkable, with high ceilings, big windows and plenty of space to enjoy a little alone time. Seven of the rooms have wonderful ensuite facilities, all of which are modern and elegant. There are mosquito screens in each bedroom.
Outside, you will find many more cozy seating and dining areas among the olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees to relax. The 12 by 6-meter swimming pool, surrounded by sun loungers, the private tennis courts and of course the brilliantly equipped gym all offer guests a spot to unwind and clear the mind. There’s even a beautiful 16th-century chapel on-site, providing the perfect location for weddings.
The beautifully remote location and vast garden offer guests the utmost privacy, as well as a thoroughly tranquil atmosphere. It is of course not surprising that many have chosen Villa Anjelica as their wedding destination, with the views and facilities of a truly luxurious home. The nearby towns and cities offer guests a little of everything, with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, world-famous vineyards and endless active pursuits all on your doorstep!
Casa Tara is an extremely welcoming house set on a hilltop enjoying dazzling views from its sun-baked terraces and large private pool. The old farmhouse and its barn were restored and converted into a very comfortable home set in a great location to explore the very core of Tuscany. Eight air-conditioned spacious bedrooms with beautiful beamed ceilings and large living areas, not to mention a private tennis court, make this an ideal setting for a large family or group of friends. One previous guest comments: "4 families with 11 kids together have had the best vacation. Perfect house, pool, tennis court, and fantastic service!"
The grand French doors lead out into the garden, where a large table comfortably seating 18 lies in the shade. The swimming pool is set on the lawn just below the main house, next to the guest house that has a second shaded dining area. The sheer amount of space spells bliss for large groups; no-one will ever feel to be on top of each other here.
The furnishings are of great quality, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and the house even boasts a grand piano in the living room. All in all, this is a great venue for a large family reunion or for a group of friends that want to be together but with enough space to give some privacy to those needing it. There is also a private astro-turf tennis court tucked away to one side of the garden and table football on one of the terraces, so plenty to keep all ages entertained whilst relaxing at the house.
The nearby village of Ortimino has a couple of shops for basic needs and is one mile away, whilst a wider selection can be reached within 4 miles at Montespertoli, which also offers some lovely restaurants, a supermarket and a lovely piazza where to enjoy an early evening aperitivo. Florence is within a 40-minute drive and the Chianti is at your fingertips, not to mention the wealth of services that can be arranged at the house by our dedicated Concierge and the attentive of the staff - simply have a browse through the Reviews below to get an insight into how enjoyable Casa Tara has been for past guests.
Il Borgo di Petroio is a beautiful stone farmhouse with private swimming pool, set on an important 900-acre estate in the hills above Rufina, within easy reach of Florence. The large farmhouse has just been lovingly restored by the owners, using their experience as caterers and event designers for the wealthy spanning two generations added to our 25 years of experience in renting luxury villas in Tuscany. The final result is nothing short of sublime; large rooms with high whitewash beamed ceilings, air-conditioned bedrooms and contemporary en suite bathrooms are but some of the elements that make this a superb place to relax in complete style and comfort.
A professional kitchen, a spacious dining room, two fireplaces with plenty of comfortable seating areas are the focal points of Il Borgo; the main house also has an attached guest house that leads into a charming courtyard with a second kitchen that has a bread oven and a large fireplace, alongside two double bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. The rooms have been furnished very tastefully with collections of paintings, traditional black and white photos, drawings and a wide selection of English books. Light pours from the wide gardens through the doors and windows into the pastel-colored rooms creating a soft, peaceful atmosphere.
The large private swimming pool is set in the ideal location, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding hills and bathes in the sun all day. Like the house, the garden and the pool area are furnished with high-quality garden furniture and by the pool, there is an open shower and a changing room with WC. There is an astroturf tennis court on the estate which is shared with the estate’s Villa that is also available to be rented separately or as a whole with the Estate of Petroio option we offer. Newly added is a multi-functional space that features a well-equipped gym area, video projector space with sound system, massage area and an external Jacuzzi for 6 people from where to savor the beautiful views.
The owners are a prominent local family with roots in the US and Tuscany, that can cater to any of our clients' needs, however complicated they might be. Guests will be able to liaise directly with the management before arrival to tailor any service to their requirements, and full assistance during the stay as well to ensure absolutely nothing is amiss, allowing for more peace of mind and time to revel in this stunning setting. From cook services to cooking lessons, transport options and tailored days-out touring Tuscany - no request is beyond the capabilities of the professional manager and his staff.
Montesassi is a beautiful 400-hundred year-old farmhouse set on a hilltop, offering air-conditioned bedrooms with mostly en suite bathrooms, plus included chef service for six breakfasts and four dinners during the week. It lies close to the vibrant Castellina In Chianti, halfway between Florence and Siena, encompassed by warming natural scenery and quintessential Tuscan landscapes.
The old stone farmhouse is exposed to views of the rolling hills dotted with hamlets and villages within a countryside that has changed very little in the last five hundred years. The proud Florentine owners furnished the house in a very comfortable and welcoming style; there is a huge dining room when you don’t want to eat in the courtyard or under the loggia and many sitting rooms, offering lots of living space. There is a typically Tuscan kitchen that comes with a cook who prepares breakfast and evening meals (cost of ingredients excluded), whilst lunches can be arranged on order.
In the huge garden, you reach the private pool on a separate lawned terrace and complete with a loggia and dining table, a second loggia with a second dining table is set between the pool and the house. There is also a third loggia, with an outside living room, the ideal meeting point before dinner or for just for reading and relaxing out of the hot Tuscan Sun throughout the day. Perhaps the most popular feature form past clients has been the private professional-grade tennis court complete with floodlights, so avid players need not go without.
Montesassi offers the perfect location from which to visit the Chianti as Tuscany, your halfway between the two main cities of Florence and Siena with the superstrada/motorway that links the two cities about 15 minutes’ drive away. There is a fantastic restaurant, Osteria La Piazza within walking distance, about 400 meters away in the small hamlet called La Piazza, and a second restaurant that can be reached by foot in another hamlet but that a bit further away.
Set in the Tuscan hills between Cortona and Mercatale, the exquisite Villa Sartino is the ideal retreat for those wishing to enjoy idyllic and peaceful surroundings in extreme comfort.
Designed and renovated by a renowned UK interior designer, Villa Sartino exudes sophistication and tranquillity. The villa enjoys lots of space both internally and externally. Large showers, wood beams, oak ceilings, and stone doorways all assist in combining to create a unique, luxurious getaway.
The spacious kitchen/dining room provides the latest equipment in elegant surroundings. Through two ancient Roman capitols, you leave the kitchen and enter the large hall and from there, the double doors open onto an exquisite arched loggia. The huge table of reclaimed oak is a wonderful place to enjoy lunch and look down on the olive groves and the infinity pool below.
Each bedroom and bathroom is dedicated to comfort without losing any of the integral charms of this beautiful house. The bathrooms are characterized by the magnificent freestanding baths, large walk-in showers, antique marble baths and the bedrooms by the four-poster beds and antique furniture. The drawing-room, a large and extremely spacious room, is furnished with a graceful and understated style. The sofas are deep and comfortable and the supremely beautiful artifacts and paintings only add to the atmosphere. The study is charming and more intimate, and the upstairs galleried sitting room with sofas is another beautiful space to retreat from the world. From two of the first-floor terraces, you can see castles on the distant hilltops, and it is the ideal place to sip a bellini and drink in the atmosphere.
The pool is set amongst the olive trees, sculpted into the grounds, with an infinity edge that disappears into the spectacular backdrop. Surrounded by over 70 acres of its land, all fenced to maintain the safety of the natural environment and the protection of the animals that live within the woods, it provides the perfect backdrop for the truly idyllic holiday.
La Miniera is an elegant, authentically rustic Tuscan holiday home set in a rural location, within its gorgeous grounds, within proximity to some of Northern Italy’s most preeminent cities.
La Miniera offers a prestigious, classically designed holiday home with all the independence and privacy of a secluded house, along with the broader services of a resort complex giving this home parallel status to a five-star hotel: personal chef, massage services, baby care, and children’s activities, to name a few - all available for pre-booking in advance, for your comfort and convenience.
Seven bedrooms can accommodate up to fourteen guests, making this holiday home ideal for a large family, a group, or extended family; likewise, anniversaries, celebrations or even weddings can take place in this ideal, secluded and charming setting.
Entering La Miniera, guests will immediately feel the tempo drop, away from the bustle of the crowds and stresses of modern living, guests will take in the beautiful open plan living space, with its original stone floor, sublime country views and abundance of comfortable seating including the distinctive banquette-day bed.
This home is immaculately finished, with its quirks and designer flair to offer both simplicity and style, yet within such a cozy, home-like ambiance. Far from being yet another sterile holiday home, La Miniera brings together original Tuscan charm, classical design, and quality of raw materials, along with an abundance of personality for a home full of color, vibrant touches, and ambient quirks!
The dining space is something to write home about! A regal affair - elegant, and refined offering light and views from a double aspect through its “corridor” style set up; the exposed timber beams, beautiful high ceiling, luminous chandelier, and classical art, along with the very timeless style of family dining table give this room its imperial, regal feel!
Executed immaculately for the family to come together at the end of a busy day of sightseeing to indulge in all the wonderful produce and wines of the region in warm and happy harmony.
The bedrooms retain this very classic, timeless design aesthetic, along with the touches of personality: pale lemon yellows, soft pistachio greens, dusty pinks, and lavenders; the proportions are generous, the fittings are of uncompromising quality, while abundance light and views create such an airy feeling to this home.
Dining al fresco is a naturally elegant affair: the dappled foliage creates a shady al fresco dining spot on the veranda overlooking expansive grounds. The pool is set within supreme privacy, providing a beautiful setting for a refreshing morning swim, followed by fresh coffee and pastries, or simply relaxing poolside with a good book and a cold beer.
The access to services is unparalleled at La Miniera: from massages to laundry service, to well-equipped gym, to partaking in cookery classes or physiotherapy, whilst the sheer natural and understated beauty of the surroundings and home itself provides a genuine Tuscan idyll, placed to enjoy the best of nature, within the most sophisticated yet cozy ambiance.
Casa Selva is a charming villa in a respected wine resort, surrounded by own extensive vineyards. Guests can appreciate the atmosphere and charm of the past while enjoying modern comforts and services.
Careful restoration of this private villa has preserved its historic tradition and protected the luxury, country-chic atmosphere. There are six large, finely-furnished rooms and dependence with a double bed, accommodating 14 guests in total.
There is a swimming pool for the houses, tennis court, bocce, mountain bikes and long walks among 80 hectares of uncontaminated nature.
There are many wine cellars and opportunities to taste excellent wines. These and other agricultural goods are available for purchase in the shop.
Casa Selva is also quite suitable for large group holidays or as a stunning backdrop for a wedding or special celebration - rented on its own or as the Casa Selva Estate with 5 tastefully renovated villas providing accommodation for over 38 guests.
Diaspero is a beautiful villa set in a stunning position on a hilltop just minutes from the famous medieval town of San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany, with this rental option the services of a chef are included for six breakfasts and dinner upon arrival. Please note that the cost of ingredients and drinks not included, a choice
The five-hundred-year-old farmhouses have been restored and converted into a great home with air-conditioned bedrooms, all with luxury en suite bathrooms, a twenty-meter swimming pool, and a full-size tennis court. To enjoy the stunning views of the Tuscany countryside there are plenty of shaded outdoor living areas.
From the city stone walls, it’s just four kilometers to reach the gated drive which leads up to the villa, to the left of which is an immaculately kept vineyard that produces award-winning wine. You can park just below the villa walking into the most important room of the villa, the kitchen. The reason being that the owner is a renowned cook that has one of the oldest restaurants in the center of San Gimignano and has made the kitchen the very center of the villa.
The views are just breath-taking, and you cannot get away from them! Just outside the kitchen is a huge shaded terrace furnished with a dining table with clear views of San Gimignano for all those seated and a modern seating area with comfortable settees and armchairs enjoying views in every direction. Up by the oversized infinity-edge swimming pool and full-size tennis court, there are two loggias and umbrellas with seating areas as plenty of sunbeds. Evening swims are a must as the sun goes down and the lights of the hundreds of farmhouses, villas, and hamlets and of course San Gimignano light up.
The old stone farmhouse was built into the hillside so it has two ground floors. A sitting room and four air-conditioned bedrooms on the upper ground floor, a fifth air-conditioned bedroom, a kitchen and a dining room on the lower ground floor. The rooms are spacious with modern bathrooms, all en suite to the bedrooms. The owner has a small house on the estate where she lives alone. She ensures that everything runs smoothly and with her daughters who now run the restaurant she can offer fantastic private dinners. For more details about the private chef service please contact our concierge team.
San Gimignano is a great location from which to explore Tuscany with so many small villages and towns to explore with Both Florence and Siena that is just under an hour’s drive. San Gimignano can get busy in the summer months so go early in the morning, or after dinner for a late walk under the stars and marvel at its medieval towers that still stand proudly.