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Private Villa with Pool in a Botanic Garden Near Florence

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows,the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural garden.

The villa was built more than 300 years ago; the restoration has kept the spirit of the house, respecting the original architecture with use of hand-made special materials following bio-architecture parameters.

The villa is in the middle of a 13-hectare (32 acres) private botanical garden (Giardino del Belvedere) with olive trees, meadows, forest of ancient oaks trees, an amphitheatre and a salt water private swimming pool.

Our private villa hosts a single group of guests at a time.
Being the only residents, the quality and privacy of their stay is guaranteed.

The villa, the swimming pool and the garden is always completely private and can host up to 16 persons in rooms with en-suite bathroom.

La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is the perfect place to discover Tuscany for a family reunion, a gathering of friend, a wedding, a meeting.

The Amphitheatre: In the wood of centuries-old oaks above the house, there is a stone theatre in perfect harmony with nature.

Extensive natural garden stretch out towards the mountains on the horizon, with inviting pathways which meander through meadows of wild flowers. The house itself reflects the total peace and tranquility of its surroundings.

The rooms are spacious, furnished with antiques, yet offering every modern convenience.
Giardino del Belvedere is a house for all seasons. The old stone walls keep it cool in the summer sun, while great open fireplaces offer warmth and comfort during cooler months.


LOCATION:
La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is located in Tuscany on the Chianti Hills within a 30 kms radius of Arezzo, Siena and Firenze.

- 0.6 km to main road
- 1 Km (a scenic uphill walk) or 5 min. by car there is :
Montegonzi, a nice small village with a food shop, cafè, a good restaurant (Osteria di Montegonzi), church and a post office.
and Borgo di Fontebussi, an historic Tuscan village turned resort with a top chef restaurant
- 3 km from 2 horseback riding centers
- 6 km to Montevarchi, the main town of the Arno Valley, Montevarchi have a large shopping area, excellent shooping Prada, Gucci, Armani, Dolce e Gabbana factory shop, restaurants, tennis courts a regular train service to Florence, Arezzo (and every main italy city), taxi , car rental, pharmacy, hospital, indoor-outdoor swimming pool
- 10 km to major highway of Italy A1
- 40 km to Arezzo (40 min. by train)
- 40 Km to Siena
- 40 Km to Firenze (40 min. by train)

12 Unesco World Heritage Sites within 200 kms

A car is necessary to reach the villa (good train service in Montevarchi but no bus service in the area)


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FLOOR PLANS:

GROUND FLOOR: (2 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
- Lunch al fresco
- Spacious living and dining room with LCD TV, Satellite, DVD/DIVX player, Wireless High speed Internet, telephone and large open fireplace
- Music room with stereo, CD player, MP3, iPod docking station, piano. The room has a direct access to the Swimming Pool overlooking the Arno Valley
- 2nd living area with TV and fireplace
- 1 kitchen fully equipped with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher and wood fired-pizza oven
- 1 kitchen well furnished with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven and dishwasher
- 1 bedroom with queen bed
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and extra bed
- 1 bathroom with tub
- 1 bathroom

Separate laundry room with 2 washing machines (in the same building)

FIRST FLOOR: (5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms)
- Lounge room with 3 arched windows over looking the grounds
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and en-suite bathroom with tub
- 1 twin bedded room (beds can be joined upon request) and en-suite bathroom with shower
- 1 bedroom with queen bed and an extra single bed (on request) w/shared bathroom with shower
- 1 twin bedded room with shared bathroom with shower

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INCLUDED SERVICES:

• On Saturday 3 courses welcome Tuscan dinner prepared by our cook Maria
• Wi-Fi internet (free)
• Private salt-water swimming pool open from 04 May to 02 November
• Cleaning 3 day a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday); 3 hrs each day
• Linens for bed, bath and table
• Pool towels
• Weekly change of linens and towels
• Final Cleaning
• 1 GPS car navigation system TOMTOM (with useful point of interest)
• 2 Washing machines
• 2 Fully equipped kitchens
• 2 Dishwasher machines
• 2 Large ovens, american coffee machine, italian moka coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle
• 2 Refrigerators with freezer
• 2 Wood pizza ovens (1 in the villa, 1 in the garden)
• 2 Wood fireplaces
• 1 Wood stove
• Central heating (charged by consumption)
• Barbecue
• Phone line
• Electricity
• Water (excellent from our well)
• LCD TV
• DVD/DIVX player
• Full stereo with CD player and speakers for iPod
• Satellite television in multiple languages
• Piano
• Iron, Ironing board
• Hair dryers
• Screen on windows
• Floor fans in each bedroom (available on request at no charge)
• Baby beds and highchairs (available on request at no charge)
• Private car parking in the property
• Municipality tourist tax


NOT included / available on request:

• Tuscany dinner prepared by our cook Maria
• First grocery shopping (shops are closed on Sunday)
• Daily English breakfast prepared by our cook
• Tuscany cooking class with our cook Maria
• Wine dinner with sommelier at the villa
• Daily Cleaning
• Gas for heating (upon consumption)
• Order Wine & champagne delivered at LA SELVA
• Massage therapist at the villa
• Transfer / Tours with minivan or bus
• Personal guide for Florence, Chianti, Siena, Lucca, Pisa with skip the lines museum tickets
• Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
• Car rental (drop-off and pick-up of the car at the villa or in other location; a car is necessary to visit the area)
• Fashion outlets excursions (Prada, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.)
• Cell phone rental
• PA system with mixer and microphone
• More extra services available on request
• More info on www.chianti-farm.com/activities
Bookings & enquiries: francesco@chianti-farm.com


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    2 ground floor bedrooms with bath, please ask as for detail info. We had guests with reduced mobility...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    News (channel #) 526 cnn, 528 cnbc, 529 bloomberg, 530 bbc, 531 france24 in english, 541 france24 in french, 546 zdf, Enertainement / Sitcom channels (channel #) from 111 to 180 Movie (channel #) from 301 to 320 Documentary (channel #) from 401 to 430...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    LCD TV...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by centuries-old oaks, olive groves and meadows,the ancient stone farmhouse lies nestled in the Chianti hills within a 30-kms radius of Florence, Siena and Arezzo in a vast natural botanic garden....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 30 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for bed, bath and table Pool towels...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking in the property...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Free wood for fireplace and pizza oven...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Our chef Maria will be happy to prepare for you her tuscan specialities...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have 5 italian coffee maker (Bialetti moka) and 1 american coffee maker. M anual coffee grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    (2)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) 2 kitchens fully equipped: one with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher and wood fired-pizza oven. the other with fridge-freezer, large stove\oven, dishwasher with dining room....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2)...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The villa is in the middle of a 13 hectares (32 acres) of private botanical garden (Giardino del Belvedere) with oliv trees, meadows, forest of secular oaks trees and an amphitheatre. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH season (entire villa)
May 23 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

€5,850
MID season (entire villa)
Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

€4,400
LOW season (entire villa)
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
€670
€3,900
Christmas season(entire villa)
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
5 night min stay
€760
€4,400
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
€760
€4,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €700
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

The villa hosts a single group of guests at a time and is always private. Rates are variable by the N. of bedrooms used by the guests, please contact me to have a quote.

30% down payment with credit card or wire transfer is requested to confirm the reservation

60% final payment 60 days before check-in


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Florence (FLR)
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Montegonzi
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Club Ugolino (Florence)
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Montevarchi
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 - Valdarno exit
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Osteria di Montegonzi
140 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Castiglione della Pescaia

Car: Necessary

The open-air private stone theatre was designed and built in 2002 by the owner Paolo Cioncolini.

Nestled in the heart of the woods and set against the natural backdrop of spectacular oaks and junipers, our theatre is the perfect place to host your private event or wedding.

- Medieval/Renaissance towns throughout areas, from main sites (Florence, Siena, Arezzo) to picturesque Castles, Abbeys and Hamlets

- Markets with local produce, fine wines.

-Thermal Spas 30-45 min. drive.

- Easy country walks at your doorstep, serious trekking trails in nearby hills.

FASHION DESIGNER OUTLETS

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SPACE (10 Km from the villa)

Prada, MiuMiu, Church's

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Dolce & Gabbana (35 km from the villa)

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Fashion Valley - Outlet (35 km from the villa)

bally, blauer, caleffi, cp company under 16, dsquared2, ermanno scervino, guzzini, john richmond, marc jacobs, santoni, versace, vicini, viktor & rolf, vivienne westwood, zagliani, zanotti design

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THE MALL (40 km from the villa)

alexander mcqueen, armani, balenciaga, bottega veneta, burberry, dior, zegna, fendi, gucci, hogan, loro piana, roberto cavalli, salvatore ferragamo, sergio rossi, tod's, valentino, yves saint laurent, and more

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Valdichiana Outlet Village (40 km from the villa)

140 shops included :

Adidas, Brums, Calvin Klein, Calzedonia - Intimissimi, Conte Of Florence, Gant, Gap, Guess, Henry Cotton's, Levi's - Dockers, Nike, Piquadro, Puma, Replay, Samsonite, Sisley,

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Barberino Designer Outlet (85 km from the villa, north of Florence)

100 shops included:

Adidas, Belstaff, Blumarine, Bose, Calvin Klein, Calzedonia, Roberto Cavalli, D&G, Diesel Kid, Furla, Geox, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Timberland, Trussardi Jeans, Wrangler

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: My family includes my parents, Paolo and Anna, my brother Andrea, and me, Francesco. We are from Montevarchi, Tuscany (5 miles away from La Selva Giardino del Belvedere). Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and cities of art, we enjoy living and working here. My father Paolo is a horticulturalist and owns a nursery specializing in ornamental plants-- a family business for three generations. He has many passions, and is especially fond of nature and the arts. He dedicates his free time to La Selva Giardino del Belvedere, an ancient farmhouse immersed in a sprawling botanical park sprinkled with modern art sculptures. It is located just 10 minutes from Montevarchi’s historical center. For the past four decades, my mother Anna has taught primary school. She is dedicated to her job, loves reading history books, and is passionate about culture. Andrea studies political science at the University of Florence. In his free time, he helps my father out, is a Scout leader and plays rugby. I (Francesco) manage La Selva Giardino del Belvedere and other properties. I enjoy snowboarding, sailing, traveling and exploring new cultures—and speak excellent English, too.

Why the Owner Chose Cavriglia:
In 1993, my parents bought and renovated La Selva Giardino del Belvedere, an ancient farmhouse made of stones. They use natural materials such as handmade terracotta, cypress wood treated with beeswax, coconut fiber and cork, used for insulation. It rises in the midst of a vast 32 acres botanical garden of meadows, various species of trees and a stone theater with modern art sculptures. The swimming pool, an oak solarium, and lounge chairs and umbrellas sit adjacent to the villa. We love the fact that the villa and garden function in perfect harmony. It is a pleasure to welcome guests who love nature as much as we do, and it gives us enormous satisfaction to share in their joy.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
La Selva Giardino del Belvedere is the perfect place to discover Tuscany for a family reunion, a gathering of friend, a wedding, a meeting. The Villa is a special, private and quiet place to enjoy quality living. Just 1 Km (walking distances) or 5 min. by car from the villa our guests can visit the old castle of Montegonzi and Borgo di Fontebussi, an historic Tuscan village turned resort with a top chef restaurant. Dating back to 1191 A.D., here you will discover a lovely church, a restaurant, a grocery shop and a post office. Florence, Siena and Arezzo are only 40 minutes away by car or train. The A1 Autostrada and the railway allow easy travel to the north or south of Italy.


Contact us

Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • The water, light, and energy of our lives that reflect, heat, and embrace.

    The water, light, and energy of our lives that reflect, heat, and embrace.

  • The house emerges unexpectedly from a large clearing surrounded by ancient oaks.

    The house emerges unexpectedly from a large clearing surrounded by ancient oaks.

  • La Selva is a perfect place for a family reunion or to celebrate a wedding

    La Selva is a perfect place for a family reunion or to celebrate a wedding

  • The original character of the house has been carefully preserved.

    The original character of the house has been carefully preserved.

  • The original three-hundred year old fireplace

    The original three-hundred year old fireplace

  • Bathroom with tub; overlooking the Arno valley

    Bathroom with tub; overlooking the Arno valley

  • A lovely welcome dinner with our new guests

    A lovely welcome dinner with our new guests

  • The property seen from Luciano helicopter. Amphitheatre, Villa and swimming pool

    The property seen from Luciano helicopter. Amphitheatre, Villa and swimming pool

  • Our amphitheatre is a perfect place to host a wedding celebration.

    Our amphitheatre is a perfect place to host a wedding celebration.

  • Wedding day at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere

    Wedding day at La Selva Giardino del Belvedere

  • Visit the villa website to view the photos of the rooms. www.chianti-farm.com

    Visit the villa website to view the photos of the rooms. www.chianti-farm.com

  • The house and the garden are intertwined as if in symbiosis.

    The house and the garden are intertwined as if in symbiosis.

  • The pool overlooking the Arno Valley

    The pool overlooking the Arno Valley

  • Lovingly restored, using only natural materials.

    Lovingly restored, using only natural materials.

  • kitchen fully equipped with wood fired-pizza oven

    kitchen fully equipped with wood fired-pizza oven

  • The dining room can host up to 30 persons in 2 table

    The dining room can host up to 30 persons in 2 table

  • Lunch al fresco in front of the dining room

    Lunch al fresco in front of the dining room

  • A wedding table with 60 seats under the secular oak in front of the villa

    A wedding table with 60 seats under the secular oak in front of the villa

  • The open-air private amphitheatre is available for private events

    The open-air private amphitheatre is available for private events

  • A wedding dinner in front of the villa with around 100 guests (in 2 tables).

    A wedding dinner in front of the villa with around 100 guests (in 2 tables).

  • Visit the villa website to view the photos of the rooms. www.chianti-farm.com

    Visit the villa website to view the photos of the rooms. www.chianti-farm.com

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