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VILLA IL CEDRO Villa rentals in BUONCONVENTO Siena Toscana

Services: Luxury Villa, Independent Villa, Swimming pool, Tennis Court, Telephone Available, Central Heating, Maid Service, Air Conditioned, Wi-Fi, Domestic animals are NOT allowed.
Province: SI Siena Toscana
Persons: 10 / 0

Description - R.C. 151101 - 600 MQ

2 Kitchens - 2 dining rooms - 1 breakfast room - 1 living room - 1 drawing room - 3 double bedrooms - 2 twin bedded rooms - 5 bathrooms - WC - Pool house with kitchen, dressing room and WC

This Villa sits on a hilltop and is surrounded by an ample private park that is entirely fenced in to afford maximum privacy to the Villa, the gardens, the swimming pool and the tennis court. Access is up a cypress tree lined driveway from the asphalt road. The internal dirt and gravel driveway in part is skirted by the main asphalt road below and traffic can occasionally be heard in the garden on side facing the road. The swimming pool is magnificent and located in the lower level of the park: it has an unusual shape, measures 9 X 18 meters, with a wading section and is accessed by cement steps covered in special black resins and has an automatic pool covering that closes at night to maintain the pool temperature constant.

From the pool, that is set into a spacious lawn, a ramp of wide stone steps lead up the side of a small hill to the pool house which is surrounded on two sides by a furnished portico with living area and dining room overlooking the pool. Inside the pool house is a fully equipped kitchen that is finished in travertine. It has a gas range with two hobs and a lava grill with two grilling planes, large fridge with freezer, Combi Chef Robot, ice machine and electric Espresso machine. An external door at the side of the pool house provides access to a dressing room and another external door opens into a service bathroom with washbasin and WC.

The Villa dates back to the 1600’s and is in an excellent location at only 3 kms from the town which offers all services, facilities and restaurants. Montalcino is at 12 kms, Siena is at 23 kms, Firenze is at 85 kms, and Roma is at 290 kms. Other areas and cities of interest are the Basilica di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Pienza, and Montepulciano, all within easy reach. There is a golf course at Chianciano Terme (a 45 minute drive), and Ugolino, near Firenze, about an hour’s drive away. Horseback riding is a 15 minute drive from the estate.

The raised position of the Villa offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The driveway leads to a second gate that actually separates the Classic/Romantic section of the garden on the west facade of the Villa, from the main entrance garden to the east with a spectacular enormous Cedar of Lebanon that dominates the entire space. This internal section is delimited and closed by walls and gates and hosts part of the farmhouse structures and some apartments that are still occupied by farm families.

The Villa is L-shaped, and has its main entrance from the grounds on the side where the Cedar of Lebanon is, and, where it is also possible to park several automobiles. A huge portal leads, up two steps, into a hallway, which, in turn has steps on the opposite side that lead to a natural terrace, facing east, that is delightfully furnished and dotted with lemon trees. From this terrace, steps lead down to other furnished areas and on to the pool which is about 150 meters from the Villa.

On the right of the entrance hall is a hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. A door in the hallway also opens into a beautiful living room with fireplace and piano. A door in the living room remains closed because it leads to a separate section of the Villa occasionally occupied by a member of the owner’s family. This section has its own totally separate access and has no areas in common with the guest areas. There are two more doors in the hallway: on is to a service WC, and the second is to a service staircase that remains closed.

To the left of the entrance hall, a door opens into the formal dining room with fireplace. A second door in the hall, always to the left, leads down two steps to a hallway with, up two steps, servant access door to the dining room. Other doors in the hall remain closed. At the end of the hallway is an informal breakfast/dining room. This room has a door that opens into a gallery which connects it to the front grounds of the Villa and also to the west garden and it is furnished with table and chairs for “al fresco” meals.

A door in the formal dining room opens on the left to a huge rustic kitchen. This was the original Villa kitchen in times gone by and most meals were prepared in the huge, open hearth, walk-in fireplace. The original marble washbasin is still intact and the kitchen also offers a dishwasher and industrial range with 6 hobs, grill, large ventilated oven, dish warmer, and also the original wood stove (AGA). A door in the kitchen opens into a pantry with large fridge with freezer and second, separate freezer.

At the top of the stairs in the entrance hallway, is a landing with two hallways: one runs left and the other runs right. The staircase itself merits a note because it is richly hand decorated with “trompe-l’oeil” designs. The right hallway leads to a wing of the house which is equipped with air conditioning. The first door opens into an elegant living/drawing room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD, and stereo with CD player. From this room is another hallway that leads to a door on the left to the master bedroom with complete en suite white stone bathtub and shower stall: the bathroom is divided into two sections, with the wash basin set in a separate part of it. The second door on the left opens into a spacious double bedroom. Another door on the left of the hall opens into this bedroom’s large bathroom divided into two sections: the first hosts the washbasin and the second hosts the shower stall and other bathroom fixtures. Next to the bathroom, on the right of the hall is a large walk-through wardrobe.

To the right of the hallway, at the height of the master bedroom, and up four steps, is a door to a twin bedded room. A second door in this room opens onto a landing that is reached down four steps. The first door on the left in the landing is to the walk-through wardrobe, the second is to the bedroom’s complete bathroom with bathtub and shower attachment. A door on the right remains closed: it is again to the service staircase.

At the top of the stairs to the left, a door opens into a hallway with several doors. The first on the left opens into a twin bedded room in pure “Imperil” style. This room has a door to a service room and a second door that puts it into communication with the bedroom next door. The second door on the left in the hallway opens into a double bedroom with en suite complete bathroom with bathtub.

Continuing along the hallway, a door straight ahead opens into a complete bathroom with shower stall: this bathroom serves the twin bedded room mentioned before. The hallway then turns a corner. At the end of the corner on the right is a door to the service stairs, and door to an elegant dining room with door to a pantry. An open archway and a low wall separate this dining room from the spacious, liveable and modern kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with two washbasins, gas range, ventilated oven, dishwasher, large fridge and electric Espresso machine.

The Villa offers use of telephone (normal, not ADSL) with phone plugs in the ground floor kitchen, and in the bedrooms and living room on the first floor. There are also two cell phones that guests can ask to use and the key holder will charge the consumption on the phone charge cards. Central heating and air conditioning, wherever present are included in the rental price, as is the fireplace wood, from April to October. In the off-season months, there will be a Euro 350 per week charge. Mandatory maid service is provided included in the price and will be present 5 hours daily, with the exception of Sunday and national festivities. Extra hours for washing and ironing can be requested and cost Euro 15 per hour. There is a baby cot.

There is a washing machine available for use in a separate room. Bedroom linen is changed twice weekly, while towels are changed daily. There is a chef available for preparing meals, but needs to be requested at the time of booking the Villa. The Villa itself is huge and elegant with family antiques of great value in it. Most of the floors are in the original 1700’s cotto tiles and most of the ceilings are hand painted.

From the Villa garden, there is access to a separate structure which is shared with Podere Serravalle (same owners of both Villas). It contains a high-tech gym with 7 specialized pieces of equipment, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and a Turkish bath. The keyholder will provide you with the access keys.

Price Lists11/04/20 - 18/04/20
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01/01/20 - 11/04/20
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26/09/20 - 19/12/20
30/05/20 - 29/06/20
29/08/20 - 26/09/20
29/06/20 - 29/08/20
Euro € 12.500,00 € 5.470,00 € 8.750,00 € 12.500,00
American Dollar $ 14.000,00 $ 6.130,00 $ 9.800,00 $ 14.000,00

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