Villa Il Turco
REF - 1620
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Description VILLA IL TURCO
Sleeps up to 10 ( 500 sq. mt)
Villa Il Turco is an elegant sixteenth-century country estate which once belonged to a noble family named Rosselli Del Turco. In these days Villa Il Turco is the property of the Castellani family who has owned and operated the Villa for more than 60 years. Thanks to its valuable 18th- and 19th-century antique furnishings and its proximity to Florence (only 18 km. away), the villa is perfect for art lovers who wish to relax in a historical environment. Original frescoes and wooden casement ceilings help to give you the feeling that you have stepped back into the annals of time.
The aristocratic atmosphere extends throughout both floors of the villa, as well as to the vast private garden, which is shaded by centuries-old trees and graced with beautiful views of the family vineyard. Behind the house, hidden away in absolute privacy, are a spacious terrace and a broad lawn, where a barbecue and brick oven make evening meals a delight.
Nearby the villa is the private swimming pool (5 m X 10 m). Recently built for the exclusive use of the villa, it is shaded by oak and olive trees and affords wonderful views across the valley. There is also a very old chapel on the grounds which can still be used for religious functions. Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, the villa is part of an active farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa and honey (all of which can be purchased). Wine tastings and visits to the cellars can be arranged on the property, and next door to Torricella is a charming typical restaurant owned by the same family, where local specialities are served.
Ground floor: large eat-in kitchen with fireplace (oven, washing machine, dishwasher). Formal dining room opening onto the garden, living room (satellite TV and telephone), bathroom with shower.
First floor (piano nobile): access by means of interior and exterior staircases into the large sitting room with fireplace. Living room with piano, library with fireplace, billiard room, three bedrooms with double bed, two bedrooms with two twin beds each, two bathrooms (one with bathtub/shower and one with shower).
Outside: suggestive private garden with age-old trees and a beautiful view over the vineyards: an inviting terrace/solarium at the back for outside activities. I'ts equipped with a barbecue and fire place, ideal for evening barbecues.
On the property there is also an ancient consecrated chapel.
Beds and Baths - (sleeps 10)
3 queen bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms both with super-
sized shower heads, and an additional huge showered bathroom on the
Huge kitchen with fireplace, dishwasher, toaster, electric coffee
pot, fridge/freezer, and many pots and pans. Large living room,
billiard room, 2nd smaller living room, kitchen, dining room, and
sitting room on ground floor. Major living room and dining room on
the 2nd floor.
Central heating, which is limited to a small part of the house,
satellite TV, piano, washing machine, iron and ironing board, and
ping pong table.
Pool (5 x 10 mt) open May 1 to September 30, Italian garden with
lovely views, BBQ.
Farm products available for purchase.
Although it enjoys absolute seclusion, the villa is part
of an active farm which produces Chianti wines, olive oil, grappa.
Wine tastings and visits to the cellars can be arranged on the property.
Next door to the villa is a charming typical restaurant where local specialties
are served. *In off season, only half of the villa (250 sq. meters) is
rented as follows: The entire ground floor, plus the upstairs
sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bathroom.
Location/Where to Go
Cerbaia (nearest village) 2,5 km, Florence 18 km, Siena 60 km,
Florence airport 18 km, Train Empoli 8 km, tennis 2 km, 2 golf
courses within 25 km. 1.2 k from main road, San Casciano 9 km.
Stables 200 meters, bank 2 km, grocery, post office and gas station 1 km.
Prices include: taxes, services, utilities, one set of linens,
final cleaning. Heating and firewood are available only in off
season; heating cost. Extra linens are available for 10 Euro/set.
Extra cleaning cost 15 Euro/hour.
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Check-IN: 3-7 pm
Check-OUT: by 9:30 am
Refundable security deposit: 517 Euro
Please note that you need a car to stay here!
**SPECIAL OFFER FOR 8 PEOPLE SLEEPS**
WEEKLY PRICES-Villa Il Turco – up to 08 people:
NotesActivities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Gym, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming.
ContactAddress: (Montespertoli - Florence - Italy)
Reservation PolicyAt Reservation: a confirmation deposit of 30%of the total amount will be required by credit card or wire transfer.
60 days before the arrival : The balance will be required by credit card or wire transfer.
Credit cards accepted: Visa & Mastercard.
Cancellation PolicyCANCELLATION POLICY:
Bookings may be cancelled at any time via email or fax - the initial confirmation deposit is automatically forfeited by cancelling.
If the cancelled period is subsequently rebooked by another party will be refunded the forfeited deposit, less any bank charges incurred.
a.. If the guest communicates the Cancellation between 60 - 51 days prior to
arrival a cancellation fee of 50% of the entire amount will be applied.
b.. If the guest fails to arrive and he communicates the failure to arrive
between 50 - 30 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee of 70% of the entire amount will be applied.
c.. If the guest fails to arrive and he communicates the failure to arrive between 29 -0 days prior to arrival, the cancellation fee of 100% of the entire amount will be applied.
d.. If the guest fails to arrive, and does not communicate in advance via
fax or e-mail, or phone the failure to arrive, a full charge (100%) will be applied.