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Villa Franca is located halfway between Florence and Siena, surrounded by gentle rolling hills and tipical Tuscan vineyards – it’s a very quiet area, where the sound of nature pervades over silence and privacy and where it is still possible to experience the life in the countryside of times gone by. Here you will forgot the frenetic rhythms of modern life leaving space to peace and tranquillity of a farmhouse in the countryside. You will enjoy the old traditions of Chianti, still unaltered over time, where the relation between man and the earth is still so strong as to be considered a bond not dissimilar from that between family relations. Thanks to the private swimming pool and the wellness & spa center inside the villa, Villa Franca is the perfect choice for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany. During your vacation in Villa Franca our team will help you for ticket reservation of museums and exhibitions, to arrange tasting tour of typical products from Tuscany like extravirgin olive oil and wine, or to arrange for special meals in the exclusive Canteen of the Villa, where you can experience the traditional recipes of tuscan cuisine. It is also possible to organize cooking classes in the farmhouse for our guests, so as to learn how to cook real italian food. Villa Franca is a hundred year old farmhouse overlooking the hills of Tuscany and is situated in an oasis of green amidst centuries-old olive trees, where the air is filled with the fragrance of cypress trees and wild herbs. The luxury villa has recently been elegantly renovated to reflect the taste and style of the owners who, whilst providing the building with every comfort, have chosen to preserve its original structure with open beam ceilings, brick arches and terracotta floors, in accordance with the architectural tradition of the Chianti district. Guests can also enjoy the splendid swimming pool with Jacuzzi and the delightful wellbeing Center called “Calidarium” with heated Jacuzzi pool, sauna, automatic Shiatsu massage bed, gym, 2 showers and a changing room. The wellness center is available exclusively to our guests. Massages and beauty treatments are available on request. There is a large outdoor pool with its dedicated entrance and waterfall onto the valley below is particularly beautiful. The pool features a big, mosaic clad whirlpool, and gentle cascades. Really fantastic is the panorama view.
A large paved area, leads into a big, characteristic terracotta room with stone walls, open beams and arches that offers a truly unique relaxing atmosphere thanks to the cheerful crackling of the fire in the typical Tuscan fireplace. At this floor there is the main hall with a typical Tuscan fireplace – that can be used by the villa guests, there is the bedroom La Casetta and there is the main kitchen at guests disposal: The bedroom La Casetta is composed from a lovely living room with fireplace and sofa, little kitchen and double bedroom with private bathroom with shower and bathtub. The Suite has AC and mosquito net. The main Kitchen is equipped with all the necessary to cook for 20 people, it is furnished with oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine, all at guest disposal. A large dining room with fireplace and tables and chairs is at guests disposal. From the large dining room it is possible to access to the out door areas provided with all the necessary equipment for enjoying open-air lunches and suppers, as well as comfortable sunbeds and hammocks in the private garden with barbecue.
On the first floor there are 7 Double Bedrooms all with en suite bathroom: This floor also has a large lounge room with a fireplace and comfortable sofas.
At the second floor there is the bedroom Capoccio. Situated above the roof, this was a type of tower that offered shelter to the farm’s doves and pigeons. The high position makes it possible to get a stunning view of the Tuscan countryside on three sides of the room itself. Due to the particular characteristics of this floor, the private bathroom for this bedroom can be found in a reserved, private area on the first floor of the Villa.
Adjacent to the main villa there is an independent apartment. It was built out of the interior of what was originally the barn of the farm, and it takes up the entire first floor of the farmhouse. There is a large living room with fireplace, sofas and Sat-TV, kitchen equipped with oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine, one double bedroom, one twin-bedded room, bathroom with shower and bathtub. What is unique to the cottage is the large loggia, the private garden and direct access to the swimming pool. This apartment has been renovated with respect for the criteria of rural architecture, thus attention has been given to the style and design of the buildings’ original state: hand painted ceramic bathroom tiles, upholstering coordinated with interior pastel colours, rooms furnished with antique furniture, elegant and comfortable areas creating an atmosphere of relaxation ensuring a pleasant stay in a villa in the countryside of Tuscany.
FEATURES AND AMENITIES
- AC in all the bedrooms
- Private swimming pool with Jacuzzi
- Wellness center with heated Jacuzzi pool, sauna, automatic Shiatsu massage bed, gym, 2 showers and a changing room.
- Kitchen with oven, fridge, dishwasher
- Washing machine
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE (STAFF SERVICE)
- Towels and bed linens
- One pool towel per person per week.
- Wi-Fi internet connection
- Use of the SPA facilities
- Mid-week cleaning (4 hours maid service and complete change of towels)
- Final cleaning
NOT INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL RATE AND ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES (TO BE PAID IN EUROS DIRECT ON THE PREMISES)
- Air conditioning: Euro 0.50 per meter (approximately between 400 and 700 Euros per week)
- City tax (from 01/03 to 31/10): Euro 4 per person per week in the Villa and Euro 10.50 per person per week in the Cottage
- Heating ( if used ): Euro 4.00 per meter
- Chef Service
HIGHLIGHTS & LAYOUT
- Main kitchen
- Dining room
- Room La Casetta composed of a lovely living room with fireplace and sofa, little kitchen and double bedroom with private bathroom with shower and bathtub. The Suite has Air Conditioning.
- Room Fattore: with air conditioning, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower.
- Room Massaia: with AC, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower.
- Room Sensale: with AC, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with shower.
- Room Il Guardia: with AC, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En-suite bathroom with jacuzzi.
- Room Il Treccone twin bedroom, joinable in case of needs. It has AC, safe, wi-fi and mosquito net. Private outdoor bathroom with shower.
- Room Il Garzone with large balcony with a beautiful view of the countryside. It has air conditioning, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En suite private bathroom with Hydromassage shower.
- Room Il Contadino: This room is furnished with a unique loft where there is a comfortable extra bed. It has AC, safe, Sat-TV, Wi-fi and mosquito net. En suite bathroom with shower.
- This floor also has a large lounge room with a fireplace and comfortable sofas.
- Room Capoccio. Situated above the roof, this was a type of tower that offered shelter to the farm’s doves and pigeons. The private bathroom for this bedroom can be found in a reserved, private area on the first floor of the villa.
- The guest house is an independent apartment adjacent to the villa. It was built out of the interior of what was originally the barn of the farm, and it takes up the entire first floor of the farmhouse.
- Large living room with fireplace, sofas and Satellite Tv.
- Kitchen equipped with oven, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
- One double bedroom
- One twin-bedded room, bathroom with shower and bathtub.