|WHERE:||SAN MINIATO, BETWEEN FLORENCE AND PISA, TUSCANY|
The property is located in a peaceful, nicely secluded area, on the top of a Tuscan hill that offers a 360° view over the surrounding area.
Near the property is the lovely old town of San Miniato, famous for the truffle festival that takes place every year in November. Villa Meleto is ideally located for day trips in Tuscany and other parts of Italy. Castelfiorentino and Empoli are reachable in only a few minutes, whereas Florence and Pisa are reachable in 30 minutes. Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano and the coast can be reached within one hour by car.
The farmhouse dates back from the 17th century and was restored in 2000 by its owners (Vieri and Sibilla, brother and sister). Accommodation is in three independent apartments that are named after Vieri's sisters Sibilla, Lavinia and Ginevra.
Villa Meleto is the larger property and houses the apartments Sibilla (sleeps 8+2) and Ginevra (sleeps 6+2). The two apartments may be connected and Villa Meleto may therefore be taken as a villa rental sleeping 14 + 4 people.
The third apartment, Lavinia (6+2) is located in an independent farmhouse at 50 metres distance from the main villa.
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The restoration has been undertaken with great care to retain as much as possible of the original materials of the farmhouse. Terracotta floors, wooden beamed ceilings and the old stone facade have been preserved in their original state. The rooms are very spacious with tall ceilings, and most of them have large windows. The furnishing is a combination of the typical Tuscan style, with wrought iron and antique furniture, and modern comfort.
Every bedroom has its own bathroom, either ensuite or nearby. All kitchens are fully equipped with kitchenware and dishwashers, and each apartment has a washing machine. There is satellite TV and individual heating for each apartment.
Just below the farmhouse there is the beautiful swimming pool, from where our guests can enjoy a picturesque view over the Tuscan landscape. The grounds of the estate cover over 220 acres and offer the possibility of walks and hikes within the estate.
Apartment Sibilla (8+2 people)
The apartment is situated on the first floor and is reached via an original stone staircase. On the walls there are still the original antique fresco decorations that were rediscovered during the restoration.
The spacious living room still has the original large elevated stone fireplace where our guests can pass romantic evenings during the winter. The ancient tiled floors, warm red rugs, the beamed and tiled ceilings, all combine to evoke a different epoch.
The kitchen, linked to the dining room, is fully equipped, with oven, gas hob and dishwasher. There are four bedrooms, two double and two twin, and a total of four bathrooms (3 with showers and one with bath), three of which are ensuite.
Apartment Ginevra (6+2)
This apartment is situated on the ground floor of the villa, and large windows offer up a marvellous view over the surrounding landscape. The splendid vaulted red-brick ceiling is the gem of the apartment, and the dining room attached to the living room (where the couch becomes a double sofabed) creates a comfortable and practical environment.
A second door leads from the living room out onto the terrace, equipped with garden furniture and sunshades, and a perfect place for barbeques or al fresco evenings. The fully equipped kitchen boasts dishwasher, washing machine, oven, gas hobs, fridge and freezer and its own door onto the external terrace.
There are two double and one twin bedrooms, and all have their own bathrooms (two with showers, one with bath).
The third, detached apartment - Lavinia (6+2) has a studio with double sofabed, living room with fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (all with shower, one ensuite). The living area is on the ground floor, the sleeping area on the first floor. For now there are no photographs of this apartment, but it too has original cotto tiled floors and a beautiful stone fireplace.
Maid service and a cook are available by request, and it is also possible to have meals delivered from a restaurant in nearby Empoli. San Miniato is the nearest reasonably sized town at 7 kilometres (there is a nine hole golf course there), and tennis and horse-riding are available at 9 and 13 kilometres respectfully. Ponte a Elsa is 5 kilometres away, and here you'll find the nearest bank, shops, post office and restaurant.
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Via Curtatone e Montanara 14, 50053 Empoli, Florence, Italy
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