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Luxury villa Italy : VILLA IL GIUNCHETO
  Rif. N1236 - TUSCANY Villas
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Nr. PERSONS: 18
BEDROOMS: 9
BATHROOMS: 7
PRICE BAND: G) More than 3500Eu/Week
DISTANCES: Approx driving to shops and restaurants within 7mns, to Siena 20mns, Florence and Pisa Airports within 1hr 40mns. San Gimignano, Montepulciano,Montalcino and Pienza within 1hr
SPECIAL FEATURES: All the necessary amenities; pool, tennis court, gym, soccer field, bocce court and billiards.Excellent cook available.Cleaning included 5 hrs/day, 6 days/week.Hilltop setting among woods and olive groves,extraordinary panoramic views of countryside
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Stunning 7-9 Bedroom villa for up to 14 guests with private pool framed in breathtaking views. This spacious, beautifully appointed, antiques-filled villa in the heart of Tuscany is ideal as a relaxing spot as well as a more active family.

Villa il Giunco began as a 12th century monastery and like many homes in Italy was abandoned for many years. A long restoration rescued it from total ruin, turning it into a complete estate with all the amenities of a 21st century resort; pool, tennis court, private gym with sauna, soccer field, bocce court and billiards. A group of adults or several generations can enjoy long days out of doors with a range of pursuits to choose from. This is among the many distinguishing features of this property, as it provides a central base for touring and more than ample amusements for days at home.

Set on a promontory, Villa il Giunco enjoys an absolutely panoramic view of Siena directly to the north, the space between filled with low-lying Crete; bare, sensual, brown-grey hills of clay. To the west you see the Colline Mettalifere; to the east, the Apennines as they snake south. It is a captivating setting for a long and leisurely vacation enjoying the many pleasures of Tuscany - a complex, interesting history, plenty of bright sun and abundant fresh food to accompany plenty of good wine.

To be only 15 minutes away from Siena is a real treat, placing Villa il Giunco vacationers at the epicenter of a Tuscany holiday. All of Chianti can be explored easily; the famous villages of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni are easily reached on stunning country roads. Val d'Orcia is just to the south, adding the towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni to the itinerary. Florence and Volterra are less than an hour and a half by car.

Villa il Giunco lies just outside the small village of Ville di Corsano, with a couple of restaurants, a bar and a post office. A spa is a mere 3 kms away. From Ville di Corsano, a partially paved private drive brings you 800 meters through woods and olive groves to the house. The soccer field and surfaced tennis court lie side by side. The long stone 'limonaia' includes a spacious gym (weight machine, treadmill, stairmaster and stationary bicycle) with hardwood floors, mirror, sound system and ping-pong table. There is a bathroom plus shower and sauna. A professional massage table is a permanent fixture and a masseuse can be arranged to come to the house. Three large glass doors open to an olive grove and the countryside beyond.

Immediately surrounding the house is a skirt of lawn and stone-paved terrace. Enormous cotto pots, originally used to store oil and food, are now filled with geraniums, hydrangea and other flowering shrubs. Roses have been planted in deep beds leading to the house. A low hedge of oleander helps define the edge of the garden. Teak table and chairs for six create an al fresco dining room along the east side of the building. As you approach the south side, the lawn is wider and follows a stone path past beds of roses and down several steps to the pool (15 x 7 meters), set with umbrellas, sun beds and a hammock. The view from here is especially captivating taking in the shifting light, pockets of houses tucked between fields and raw Crete; an endless variety of texture and color. A spreading pergola along the west side provides cover for a teak dining table for 14 and small kitchen (large gas grill, small fridge, sink) with ample counter space for preparing lunch. Portable CD player. Stairs take you to a full bath with shower below. Behind the pergola is the bocce court.

For the villa itself, the owners chose the warm honey-colored stone, added handmade tile floors and restored the beamed ceilings. To amplify light and the view, they dispensed with the traditional window and shutter scheme, preferring full-pane windows. Villa il Giunco forms a square, keeping intact the original central courtyard and ensuring all the bedrooms face out to the stunning landscape.

Ground floor:

Entranceway with glass doors opening to interior courtyard

Courtyard with tables accommodating up to 16 for al fresco dining; glass doors all around open to entrance hall, living room and other areas of property

Kitchen (4-burner gas stove, oven, huge American fridge, separate freezer, food processor, dishwasher, American coffee maker, small grill) with original oven and cooking fireplace; glass door opens directly to front lawn

Dining room with two tables and chairs accommodating up to 14 comfortably; CD player

Guest bath

Living room with billiard table, CD player and two seating areas accommodating 13 comfortably; double doors open to courtyard and south lawn

Den with fireplace and seating for six; TV with satellite; DVD-European format; CD player

Entrance hall. Stairs to first floor; door to the west terrace

Laundry room (two washing machines, dryer)

Staff quarters

First floor:

Double bedroom (queen) with working fireplace and ensuite bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain)

Double bedroom (queen) with TV and ensuite bath (hydro-massage shower)

Master bedroom (queen) with fireplace, sitting area, dressing room and TV with satellite; ensuite bath (whirlpool tub with hand-held shower, no curtain); separate studio with desk and CD player; door opens to western corridor and second staircase

Double bedroom (queen)

Shared bath (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain)

Double bedroom (queen)

Vestibule with staircase from ground floor

Double bedroom (queen)

Double bedroom (queen)

Shared bathroom (tub with hand-held shower, no curtain) shares with above two bedrooms

Winter living room with working fireplace and seating for 12; TV (LCD) w/DVD, fax


COTTAGE

This outbuilding, located about 40 metres from the villa, consists of a ground floor with living room, sofa, satellite TV and a dining area with fireplace, table and chairs, kitchen with stove top, oven and dishwasher.

On the ground floor there are also two large bedrooms, each with a double bed and bathroom with shower, while in the basement you have access to a large gym equipped with gymnastic apparatus, a sauna and a bathroom with shower. All the ceilings and floors are made ​​of precious antique wood, while the bathrooms are made of yellow Siena marble. Heating and air conditioning systems are of “underfloor” type.

   

On request the following services are available:

Pizzaiolo can be hired for pizza parties.

Masseuse can be hired to come to the house.

3 or 4 tennis racquets available on site.

All bedrooms have air-conditioning and window screens.

Fan provided for every bedroom.

Sound system reaches bedrooms.

Caretaker occupies small cottage in front of house. Maid lives in staff quarters on the ground floor of the villa.




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