EXTERNAL DESCRIPTION Villa Poggiostelle is a wonderful countryside villa, situated on a small hill near the village of Legri di Calenzano, between Florence and the Mugello area. Completely surrounded by nature, the property enjoys an enchanting dominant position with beautiful views of the valley below. The whole villa, originally an old farm owned by a noble family, has been completely restored in 2016. It is bordered by an automatic gate and surrounded by a 5-hectare completely fenced estate, in which you can walk among the meadows and woods. Here you can easily see some pheasants, hares, deer and roe deer. Within the lovely private garden (1,200 sqm) with green lawn, you will find a huge porch with table, ideal for alfresco dining and relaxing while admiring the panorama with a glass of wine. Under the veranda there is an elegant rectangular table for 12 people where you can have breakfast or lunch during the hot Tuscan summer. The outdoor areas are embellished with an irregular-shaped infinity pool (13x5 m - depth from 1.20 m to 1.80 m), entirely clad in Tuscan travertine and equipped with sunbeds, deck chairs and small sofa with seating. The infinity edge allows you to look out over the valley and enjoy the panorama while you are immersed in the water. Opposite the swimming pool is the front porch of the house, furnished with curtains and elegant sofas for those who want to relax in the shade. Lastly, you can use the outdoor barbecue, ideal for tasty grills with friends. On the side of the villa there is also a ping pong table...an endless source of fun for guests of all ages. Please note that the owners (with their dog) live in a portion of the villa (that is an apartment with separate entrance and parking). The owners are at guests' disposal for any need.
INTERNAL DESCRIPTION The villa (500 sqm), spread over 3 floors, can accommodate up to 12 people for a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The recent restoration (2016) has highlighted the pleasant contrast between ancient and modern elements which characterising the property. For example some bedrooms are furnished in a modern style, others in a Florentine and Tuscan style. All furnishings and amenities are new. The living area is characterized by an antique terracotta tiled floor, while you will find wooden floors on the stairs and in the bedrooms. The ceilings are partly made of beams and terracotta and wood. Ground floor: On the ground floor there is a kitchen with a wooden peninsula, fully equipped with appliances and accessories (microwave, American coffee maker, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher). Following a dining room with a large fireplace, a table for 10/12 people and a flat screen TV. Adjacent to the dining room, there is a living room with a large corner sofa and a flat-screen TV. From the main living room a spiral staircase leads to a lovely cellar. A bathroom with shower and a utility room with washing machine and dryer make the rest of the floor. Going up the stairs you will find a loft, used as reading and relaxation room. First floor: After the entrance with wooden floor, you will find 5 bedrooms: 4 doubles and 1 twin with two single beds (which can be joined together). Three bedrooms are equipped with ensuite bathroom while the other two (1 double and 1 twin) have a shared bathroom, ideal for families with children. Second floor: From the entrance on the first floor a delightful spiral staircase leads to the last double bedroom with private bathroom and skylight, ideal to admire the starry sky. A total of 3 of the 6 bedrooms can be set either as a twin room (with two single beds) and as a double room (by joining the single beds). Included free Wi-Fi both inside and outside the villa. All the rooms (both living and sleeping area) are equipped with air conditioning. In all bedrooms there are mosquito screens and docking station to listen to our favorite music. Pets are allowed on request. OUR OPINION Wonderful countryside villa with infinity pool and large garden, situated in a strategic position between Florence and the Mugello area. Recently renovated and furnished in a clever mix of new and old furniture, it represents the ideal accommodation for families with children or groups of friends wishing to spend a relaxing and unforgettable holiday in the green Tuscan countryside. The property has all the modern amenities: satellite TV, docking station, air conditioning, Wi-fi Internet connection.
CONDITIONS AND PRICES: The property can only be booked from Saturday to Saturday (exceptions in medium and low season).
Included in the price: Final cleaning; house park and pool maintenance; utilities: water, gas; electricity up to 350 kw/h per week.
Excluded from the price: Heating (3,50 euro/m³ ); electricity more than 350 kw/h per week; city tax (these imports are subject to change, they usually go from €1 to €2 per person per night and they will be collected on site).
Security Deposit: Customers are required to pay 500.00€ security deposit upon arrival (cash), which will be returned at the end of the stay upon damages.
This property for rent is not a hotel, agritourism, B&B or similar, and therefore by law, extra services similar to those you may find in these types of accommodations, such as a reception, concierge or security, receiving mail, provision of meals and drinks, cleaning and change of linen during your stay, and amenity kits with soaps etc. are strictly prohibited. APE energy certification level: G 132.5 kWh/m2 per year
DESTINATIONS Villa Poggiostelle is located near the small village of Legri (1.5 km), between Florence and the Mugello area. In the nearby town of Calenzano (10 km) you will find a supermarket and several shops and restaurants. The Mugello area is characterized by a clever mix of nature and comfort to citizens, while ensuring easy access to the A1 Milan-Naples highway, the proximity to Florence but also to historical centers including Scarperia, one of Italy's most beautiful towns with its Palazzo dei Vicari and the parish-churches in the surrounding area dating back to periods between 1000 and 1200. For sport lovers, we suggest a visit to the International Racing Circuit of Mugello (38 km). Within half an hour drive you can get to Lake Bilancino where you can practice several water sports, including canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. Lastly, if you love shopping, we recommend to go to the Barberino Designer Outlet (22 km) where you can find the most important brands of international fashion.
MAIN DISTANCES Florence (24 km), Barberino di Mugello (25 km), Scarperia (35 km), Pisa (90 km), Bologna (94 km).
PARKING Outdoor parking for 6 cars
MORE FACILITIES Air conditioning (in all rooms) Wi-fi Internet connection (both indoor and outdoor) Dishwasher Washing machine Dryer Hairdryer Complete furnishings for 12 people Fireplace American coffee maker Nespresso coffee machine Microwave Satellite TV Mosquito screen and docking station (in the bedrooms) Private garden Outdoor barbecue Ping pong table Private infinity pool Sunbeds and deck chairs Porch and veranda Automatic gate Pets allowed (on request) Baby cots (available on request)Further details