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Secluded Mountaintop Villa - Enjoy the Observatory, Roman Tubs & Cinema - Villa Ferraia

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Monteroni d'Arbia villa description



Villa Ferraia is located twenty-six kilometers south of Siena and sits on a secluded mountaintop. The name "Ferraia" originates from "ferro", or iron, which was mined here in medieval times.


Tastefully simple, yet luxuriant, each en-suite bedroom boasts a flat screen television, fine linens and towels, Florentine soaps and shampoos, and private baths, all to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. The television screens can also be utilized as computers and the villa has HADSL connection. Wireless connection inside the entire villa. A telephone and a fax machine are available in the reception area for emergency use only.


The attractively furnished dining room seats 27 guests. Outside the Tuscan conservatory, the domus provide a covered space where guests can eat or gather and enjoy the beauty of the gardens and surrounding forests while enjoying a leisurely aperitif before dinner.


A state-of-the-art kitchen with wood-burning oven, 2 acres of organic vegetable and herb gardens, and an 1800 square foot greenhouse greatly enhance the joy of Italian cooking. Adjoining the vegetable gardens is an outdoor kitchen and dining area where guests can join the chef in cooking the fresh vegetables in true Tuscan style. The pleasure gained from preparing a meal from the freshly picked vegetables can be enjoyed with a fine Tuscan wine (Cost of chef separate). To visit the organic garden and use the vegetables of the garden is necessary to ask at our chef.


A separate medieval stone building houses the library, a state of the art cinema and lounges to relax and enjoy a movie or a book. There is an extensive terrace around the cinema furnished with luxury Italian lounges that provide a wonderful panorama of the lush green forest that radiate peace. There are also several secluded sitting areas throughout the villa which can be used for moments of solitude.




Star gazers will delight in the observatory complete with a high-tech telescope far from the light pollution of modern civilization. A Meade LX200R 14inch research telescope has been installed complete with a seated viewing area and a 60 inch flat screen monitor. The local astronomy society is at our guests' disposal to explain the wonders of the skies above.


A large infinity pool overlooks the beautiful valley below. The adjacent change rooms and sauna are at the guests' disposal.. The external part of the complex is complete and includes three tubs heated to different temperatures, a frigidarium (cold), the tepidarium (tepid) and a caldarium (hot) nestled on the edge of the forest with the perfume of the nearby lemon and orange trees wafting past. Guests can start their circuit of the bath complex with a sauna in the fine Finish sauna, progress to the solar heated swimming pool and then to the roman styled tubs.


Villa Ferraia exudes such tranquility and natural beauty that it will be very tempting to just stay there, enjoying the fresh air, walking through the forest, toiling in the organic vegetable garden with the gardener, assisting the chef to prepare dinner or simply lazing around and listening to the sounds nature.


Note: The road to this property is steep and unpaved. A small car or as SUV vehicle is recommended.



Bedroom / Bathroom Description


Main Building


Bedroom 1
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Outdoor entrance


Guest House


Bedroom 2
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Bedroom 3
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower


Bedroom 4
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Suite C


Bedroom 5
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Bedroom 6
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Bedroom 7
Twin bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Suite A


Bedroom 8
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub


Bedroom 9
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Small windows


Bedroom 10
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower


Suite B – 2nd Floor


Bedroom 11
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Shared living area with fireplace and access to steps leading down to main courtyard


Bedroom 12
Double bed, En-suite bathroom, Shared living area with Bedroom 11 (ideal for friends sharing)


Reception


Bedroom 13
Double bed, Bathroom with shower, Small living area, Outdoor entrance


Guest Suite


Bedroom 14
Double bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, Living area, Dining area, Kitchenette, Separate building, Entrance from courtyard



Features & Amenities

Wheelchair accessible
Fireplaces
Ceiling fan
Home theatre
DVD player
VCR
Satellite TV
CD player
Library
Books
Wi-Fi access
Telephone – emergency use only
Fax machine – emergency use only
Washing machine
Toiletries
Hair dryer
Fully equipped kitchen


Outdoor Features

Infinity pool
Sauna (4 hours/day access)
Plunge pool
Alfresco shower
Outdoor furniture
Changing rooms
Alfresco dining
BBQ grill
Outdoor kitchen
Astronomy observatory – advance notice required)
Parking
Gated property
Alarm system linked to a central security company


Staff & Services
Included:
Manager
Daily maid service from 9 – 12pm
Continental breakfast
Security guard
Gardener
Maintenance technician
Pool maintenance
Normal use of utilities
Baby equipment available
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Villa pre-stocking
Adventure activities – see Additional Information below
Linen change service
Cook service
Waiting staff
Meal plan
Child care service
Additional staff
Butler service
Driver
Laundry/Ironing service
Pool heating
Air conditioning/Heating consumption – Euro180/day


Villa Policies

Maximum 27 guests
Children welcome
Non-smoking villa
Pets not permitted
Security deposit required - payable on-site


Check-in: 4pm to 6pm


Check-out: Before 10 am


Getting There

Van is not recommended as the road to this villa is steep and unpaved
Transport available


Location

15 minute drive to:
Monticiano
Tennis court
Restaurants
Grocery store
Train station
Clinic
25 minute drive to church and hospital
60 minute drive to ski slope
75 minute drive to punta Ala Golf Course and Castilgione della Pescia beach
120 minute drive to Pisa Galilei Airport (PSA)
180 minute drive to Rome Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
40 minute flight to Rome


Additional Information

The following activities can be arranged for guests:
Mountain bike riding
Horse riding
Walking tours
Cooking classes
Hot air balloon trips
Aerial flights over Tuscany
A day at the shepherd's cottage making pecorino cheese
Wine and olive tasting
Rental car with private driver

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Video Games
          • Books
          • Stereo

          Theme

              • Romantic

              Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Tennis

                  General

                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Telephone
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Washing Machine

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                          • Kitchen

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Deck / Patio

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Sauna
                          • Heated Pool
                          • Private Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Rental rates quoted in:
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

                          Jun 2 - Sep 7, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          €2,592
                          €18,144 €72,576

                          Sep 8 - Oct 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          €2,180
                          €15,260 €61,040

                          Oct 27 - Dec 14, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €1,944
                          €13,608 €54,432

                          Dec 15 - Jan 12, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          €2,180
                          €15,260 €61,040

                          Jan 13 - Jul 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          €3,928
                          €27,496

                          Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


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                          8 Bedroom / 15 Bathroom
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