OVERVIEW: Sant' Antonio, a recently rennovated 19th century ex-farmhouse combining English elegance and comfort with Tuscan charm and style, is cool, light, cosy and comfortable. Sitting in its own private setting on top of a hill in the middle of a vast and famously beautiful Anglo-Italian family owned estate, it enjoys magnificent, unspoilt views. The estate continues to function as a working estate, producing olive oil, wine, arable crops and cured meats.
The house has been (and continues to be) rented out by the very high-end lettings agency in London - CV Villas - for the past 15 years: CV Villas has an international clientele that expects high standards, and as such the house is vetted by them on a yearly basis. It also means we have many years of experience in this sort of hospitality, and so you will be well looked after.
Despite having many modern comforts, such as wireless, an efficient hot water system, TV, DVD, Apple TV and Sky etc, the house retains many of its many original traditional features like terracotta floors, vaulted brick ceilings, stone walls, a large fireplace and wooden beams. The house is surrounded by terraces and gardens with several outdoor seating and eating areas, and of course has the use of a large private swimming pool in a stunning setting. The huge, fully equipped kitchen is a great place to try your hand at Tuscan cooking, and is also where we can organise cooking lessons for you. You will be looked after by the staff, who have many years of experience at the house, and the groundsmen who maintain the pool and gardens.
SWIMMING POOL: The pool, which is painted emerald green has incredible views down the valley and is 14m x 6m. Being fenced in, the property is suitable for young children too. There is a table tennis table near the pool under a pergola. You will have to sign a responsibility and liability waiver to use the swimming pool.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES: Large pool, walks, excellent restaurants and other local amenities and activities (including a tennis club in the village, golf clubs, riding, polo, sailing, wine tasting, spas and miles of sandy and rocky beaches and Tuscany's tallest volcano (exinct) all within easy drive), and access to many of the best bits of Tuscany, be they Renaissance towns such as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza or Montalcino, archaeological sites such as Roselle and Tarquinia (and even Rome), and ancient sulhpur baths like Saturnia. In fact the house is very well positioned in the triangle between the sea, site seeing and wine tasting!
ACCOMODATION AND FACILITIES:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Kitchen/dining room, twin bedroom, shower room, utility room
First floor: 3 double bedrooms (2 ensuite, 1 with showeroom next door), two twin rooms, 1 ensuite showeroom, one with bathroom next door, TV room.
Other Facilities: Washing machine • Dryer • Dishwasher • Microwave • Professional Prosciutto/Salami Slicer • Sky satellite TV with sport/cinema • Apple TV • DVD Library • CD player • WiFi • Ceiling fans (all bedrooms) • Heating (payable locally) • Insect screens • Portable barbecue • Wood burning Pizza/Bread Oven • Covered parking x2.
Cot and/or Highchair available on request.
There is 4 hours of daily maid service 6 days per week (except Sunday) who make beds and do a general tidy up. Cooking (even for the arrival day) can be arranged, though please remember that it will not always be available if the staff are unavailable at times for this service. Beds are changed every Saturday for free.
- Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday, unless otherwise agreed. The price is therefore for a week's stay for the entire villa. It includes staff for 4 hours a day (cooking is extra, see T&Cs). Utilities in the summer, (except central heating in the unlikely event that you need it), as well as taxes, are included in the price, and sheets and towels are changed every Saturday.
- HEATING is not included: consider that in mid-Season (March-May) it might cost around 200 euros per week to heat the house, and more in the winter months.
- CHECK IN is between 4pm and by 8pm: late check ins can be inconvenient as a member of the staff will have to be called in after hours on a Saturday evening. Check Out is NO LATER than 10am (please take into consideration distances from airports in you arrival/departure time calculation).
- CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
A deposit it taken on booking, and the balance 90 days before the start of your stay.
We do not normally offer refunds, unless the week can be re-let, or in exceptional circumstances. In low season we can be more relaxed with cancellations, though unfortunately the peak season is stricter as, due to the higher plane fares in June, July, August and September, it is unlikely we could replace your week(s) last minute should you cancel.
We also have several cottage-apartments to let; ideal for extra guests or even staff. See Casa Chiesa 8369630, Casa Cavalli 6715725 and Casa Amiata 6722787. These are all on the same estate and about a 4 minute walk from the villa.