An eighteenth century Tuscan farmhouse in a delightful little valley along the historic Via Francigena, surrounded by 14 hectares of privately owned vines, olive trees and woods that ensure utter privacy and tranquillity – this is Bellavalle, just 3.5 kilometres from the historic centre of San Gimignano.
The farmhouse is constructed along traditional lines of stone embellished by barrel vaults in brick which were restored in 2011 and 2012 using recovered traditional materials such as terracotta and local stone, and ancient techniques like slaked lime fully-coloured plaster. And as well as this incomparable beauty, there is also a really comfortable and healthy environment. Despite the rigorously traditional restoration, the farmhouse still has every comfort, including air-conditioned rooms, maxi-screen TV, big fridge, as well as top quality table and kitchen equipment.
A big infinity pool measuring 14m x 7m (depth about 2 mt) faces directly onto the vineyards. Opposite the house there is a separate apartment created from a farm outbuilding, and between the two buildings there is a large area with a big table for alfresco lunches and dinners.
Bellavalle is also a certified organic farm, and guests can try its products: red and white wine, and extra-virgin olive oil.
The house is around 400 m² and has been elegantly furnished with period furniture and fittings, without losing its local country house feel.
There are two suites and two rooms on the first floor which are all extremely comfortable, with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and free internet. They can accommodate eight people. The ground floor has generous common areas comprising a large lounge with a stone fireplace, a dining room with a large panoramic window on each side, a TV room with a 60” 3D television and stereo equipment, a large gourmet kitchen, and another bathroom. The charming living area with fireplace is perfect to spend pleasant evenings with the family or friends, tasting a glass of excellent wine of own production of the mini cellar (price list on the site).
Opposite the house, above the cellar, a building where farm work used to take place has been transformed into a delightful two-person apartment. It is completely separate and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room with dining table and fireplace.
The villa is an elegant and perfect accommodation to live the beauty and the local life of the famous town of San Gimignano: the historical seat of the Musei Civici (Town Museums), with its prestigious collection of frescoes and other important works of art from the 13th to 17th centuries.
SLEEPS 10 BEDROOMS 5 – BATHROOMS 5
Ground Floor: A sitting room with fireplace and a piano, dining area (10 seats).
External area equipped for eating “al fresco”in front of the villa, kitchen, sitting room with a big satellite TV (3D, 60 inches) and library. A small bathroom (no shower/bath).First Floor: a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, a suite with a double bed and a bathroom with bath/shower, corridor, a suite with a double bed and a bathroom with double shower, a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Guesthouse: living room with fireplace, a kitchen with oven, a double bedroom (slightly smaller size) with en-suite bathroom with shower (no windows). Facilities: (14 x 7 m s - depth about 2 mt) wimming pool with roman stairs, a piano, big satellite TV, washing machine in both the houses, dryer, dishwasher, oven, american fridge, small wine cellar with own production wines (price list on the site) microwave, american coffe machine, mosquito, stereo radio, WI-Fi internet in the villa and pool area, air conditioning in every bedroom, DVD. Amenities/Shops: Shops, cafè, banks, post office, supermarket, restaurants, pizzerie in San Gimignano about 3,5 km.
Main distances in Kms: San Gimignano 3,5 km; Volterra 30 kms; Siena 47 kms; Florence 60 kms Cecina (sea) 74 kms.
Why choose this villa:
• high-quality furniture
• WI-fi internet
• a large swimming pool with a lovely views over the tuscan countryside
• comfortable bedrooms (all ensuite) & living areas
• air conditioning in all the bedrooms
• just 3.5 kilometres from the historic centre of San Gimignano.
• possibility to taste the local wine (own production)