Private pool, close Florence - Sleeping 8, 4 bathrooms. Free wifi.
Set amidst Olive Groves and Vineyards, and accessible by a private road which ends at the property, Villa Rafaello is a large beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished villa which sits on a magnificent hilltop just outside the medieval city of Pistoia.
The property offers breathtaking views southwards across the city plain as far as pistoia, where the duomo, on a clear day, is visible in the distance. Ideal for visiting florence by short train journey!
This spacious five bedroom villa, dating back to the late 18th century, is built on three levels, and has recently been restored but retains many original features including antique furnishings, artwork and numerous family heirlooms. Fine old beams and rafters, original polished parquet floors, terracotta tiled floors, french arched windows, and vaulted ceilings are all part of the charm as are the two hand painted bedrooms which date back to 1800's.
The five bedrooms are all beautifully furnished, and the
bathrooms are spacious, tasteful and pristine. With 3 bedrooms on
one floor and 2 on another, this villa is perfect for two families,
giving each an element of privacy.
The living area is spacious, consisting of living/dining room, spacious kitchen/diner, and study all of which are light, airy and very well furnished
The large terrace overlooking the swimming pool and gardens is accessible from the living room and study via french windows and offers a wonderful spot for enjoying the vista while sipping pre dinner drinks.....
The property is set in circa 4 hectares with olive trees, vineyard and old oak woods. Guests have at their disposal large green spaces anda football field which is let to grass.
Fantastically located for exploring should one be able to tear oneself away from the villa.....
The owner, his wife, and grown up son live next door and are on hand to help with anything required. They have their own gardens and full privacy is respected.
The house is situated on 3 floors:
Hallway leading to very large living/dining room with original
fireplace, parquet flooring and arched french windows leading out
to terrace. Sat tv, cd player and dvd player
Spacious kitchen diner with faenza-style tiles, old working fireplace and brand new household appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Leading to utility room with washing and ironing facilities
Study with french doors leading to terrace. Wifi. Air con.
Two light and airy twin bedrooms, one with beamed, and one with
vaulted ceiling, one overlooking the gardens and pool and the other
overlooking the wooded river valley
Double bedroom with beamed ceilings with views over garden and pool, out to pistoia
Bathroom one, with large shower area, wc, bidet, sink
Separate wc room
Insect screens on bedroom windows
Two amazing hand painted frescoe style bedrooms - one double and
one twin, with beamed ceilings and again lots of natural
Two good sized shower rooms , wc, bidet, sink. Both boast beamed ceilings and one has a beautiful arched door.
Enormous terrace with wonderful panorama - perfect for
sunbathing or eating al fresco
Garden with private pool and great views
Notes to prices
Initial, twice weekly and final clean are included in the
Please note a security deposit of e500 is required.
Local chiefs are available to prepare, right in the kitchen of the villa, exquisite tuscan cooking dinners.
Tuscan cooking classes can be arranged at the villa on request.
A little about the area
All this space, peace, tranquility and elegance can be found just 1.5km from the City of Pistoia, 15 minutes from Montecatini 20 minutes from Florence (easiest by train) , 30 minutes from Lucca, 45 minutes from the seaside , 45 minutes from Pisa and 1 hr 15 minutes from Siena.
The nearest cafè/bar and supermarket is 1,5 km away.
The closest tennis court is 2,5 km away.
For golf lovers there are courses at Montecatini 15 km; Prato 20 km and Florence 35km
And, if real relaxation is on your mind, try the local Spas for a day of beauty treatments, massage and unwinding in the warm grottos .......
Cooking Utensils and Cutlery
Cooker and Hob
Iron and Ironing Board
Toaster and Kettle
Bed Linen is provided
Cookery lessons on request
Places of Interest
|Start Date||Weekly Rate (€)||Minimum Stay||Arrival Day|
|31 Mar 2022||2,220||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|02 Jul 2022||3,565||7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights||Saturday|
|03 Sep 2022||220||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|30 Mar 2023||2,220||4+ Nights||Flexible|
|01 Jul 2023||3,565||7, 14, 21, 28, 35 Nights||Saturday|
|02 Sep 2023||220||4+ Nights||Flexible|
Rental & Booking Information
- Pool Private