Why we love Villa Il Colto

Chianti Villa Il Colto is a magnificent example of a masterful refurbishment on three floors; carried out with great love by it’s owner- architect.

The Villa is ideally located in a magnificent garden setting, on a hilltop with a private swimming pool;overlooking a typical “postcard” view of the wonderful Tuscan countryside, just ( 1km) walking distance to the quaint small town of Terranuova Bracciolini, where you’ll find a variety of shops,restaurants, bars and a supermarket.

Originally owned by the renowned Medici family from Florence; this superb restoration, retains the feel of a Tuscan farmhouse, restored with ultimate style and high quality detail,keeping the guests comforts and needs in mind at all times.A spacious house, which sleeps twelve people,an ideal choice for a large group or family

The location is also a perfect base for exploring Florence (50 mins) and Chianti. Also within easy reach to Arezzo (30 mins) and Siena (1 hour).  
 
Ground Floor:

On the ground floor leading in from the garden, you’ll step into a sunny and large  open living / family room with a professionally equipped kitchen and a spacious central bench area with a large hob and two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and a large fridge. There is a laundry room with a washing machine and a spacious bathroom with a shower.

There’s also a variety of local wines and oil from the region, supplied and charged by consumption, should guests so desire.

This room leads into another spacious and relaxed living room, which has wonderful vaulted ceilings and elegant furnishings in a mix of country style and handcrafted custom selected pieces.; there’s a large open fire place, another more formal dining area, several comfortable sofas and easy chairs, satellite TV a DVD player and a CD player.

Wide glass doors from both these rooms, allow natural sunlight to pour in and open to the outdoor garden area, where you’ll find a fully furnished dining patio area and the private pool overlooking the Tuscan hills.

First Floor:

The staircase leads from the hall to the first floor where you’ll find a second lounge area, a nice private spot to relax with a book,there’s an open fireplace and satellite TV.

On this level there are five bedrooms;  two are twin rooms (can be made up as doubles). These two twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower.

There are a further  three double bedrooms, one has an en suite bathroom with bathtub,the other has an en suite bathroom with shower and the third
has a bathroom with a double sink, shower and bathtub.

There’s also a private and well-equipped study with two computers linked to a fast ADSL internet connection with printer.

All bedrooms have air conditioning.

The charming and extremely hospitable proprietors speak fluent English; one conveniently lives in a private cottage on the grounds and is more than accommodating to every need of the guests.

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The Tower *

There is a further delightful twin bedroom located on the third floor tower room, once a medieval look out tower. It has windows on three sides and provides a 360 degree view. It shares a bathroom on the first floor landing. This bedroom has air conditioning. 

If shopping is on the agenda – this area has an abundance of outlets, giving visitors the opportunity to purchase designer labels at affordable prices.

OUTLETS IN THE AREA:

*FIRENZE  AREA *
*DESMO: via Matteotti 22/b S. Donato in Fronzano Reggello (FI) 0558652311 
*THE MALL: (Bottega Veneta Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, I Pinco Pallino, La Perla, Loro Piana, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Tod’s, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, . Via Europa, 8 – Leccio – Reggello (FI) Tel 055865 7775 
*DOLCE & GABBANA:  Pian dell’Isola, Incisa Val d’Arno (FI) 0558331300 
*FENDI OUTLET: Via Pian dell’Isola 66/33 Rignano sull’Arno (FI) 055834981 
*RICHARD GINORI:  Viale Giulio Cesare 19 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) 0554210472 
*ROBERTO CAVALLI: Via Volturno 3 Osmannoro Sesto Fiorentino (FI) 05532421 
*MANETTI & ROBERTS: via Baldanzese 177 Calenzano (FI) 0558835480 
*CONTE OF FLORENCE; Via del Limite 170 Campi Bisenzio (FI) 0558969484
 

*AREZZO AREA *
*IVV:  glass f"

Jill & Leon

Property details

Overview

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
  • 3 × Queen Bed/s (for 2 people )
  • 2 × Queen bed/s - can seperate (twins) (for 2 people )
  • 1 × 2 Single/Twin bed/s (for 2 people )
Bathrooms:
  • 1 × Ensuite - Bath & Shower
  • 1 × Ensuite - Shower
  • 1 × Bath & Shower
  • 2 × Shower
Floor area: 343 m2
(approx. 3670 ft2)

Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • No pets allowed
  • Non smoking
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washer / Dryer
PLUS
2 ovens
5 burner stove top
ADSL Internet
American Coffee Maker
Baby Cot - on request
BBQ
CD Player
Cell Phone with local sim
Computer Room w/2 PC's
Cooks Kitchen
DVD Player
Fireplace
Freezer
2 Refrigerators
Garden
Hair Dryer
Independent Heating
Iron & Ironing Board
Kettle
No pets allowed
Outdoor area
Outdoor furniture
Pool Furniture
Safe
Telephone - local calls
Toaster
TV - Satellite
Videophone
WiFi
Wood Fired Pizza Oven

reviews (4)

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: USA    Review date: July 2010    

We booked Villa il Colto a year in advance for a family reunion. Our anticipations and expectations for this reunion and for the villa mounted all year and were very high. The minute we entered the grounds of the villa we instantly knew we weren't going to be disappointed. Villa Ii Colto was beyond our wildest expectations. The villa is on a gorgeous piece of land with incredible views of the Tuscan hills. The recently renovated villa was stunning. It had all the integrity and authenticity of the old farmhouse that it was along with thoughtful modern touches and conveniences making it at once warm and genuine as well as lush and luxurious. The villa took our family of 12 with ease and comfort and accommodated all our varied needs. We enjoyed every part of the villa from the fabulous kitchen, to the great pool, to the cozy portico for family dinners. The villa is very well located for discovering Tuscany. We enjoyed day trips to Sienna, Cortona, Perugia, Arezzo and the Chianti region. The villa was always such a wonderful place to return to and a true respite after the hustle and bustle of touring. The owners, sisters Elena and Laura are such warm and gracious people and were incredible to deal with on all levels. From communication prior to our stay , to arranging things for our stay, their attention to detail and their care in wanting our stay to be perfect was apparent. We couldn't recommend Villa Il Colto more highly. It made our family reunion an unforgettable one.This is our second time renting a vacation home in Italy using your services and both experiences have been wonderful - from the initial contact and communication to the incredible properties, We have recommended Italy-Accom to several others who have also had equally wonderful experiences. Thanks!

Party type: Mixed Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: July 2010    

The villa was everything we imagined; beautiful accommodation,well-kept grounds and extremely helpful managers/owners.

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: October 2009    

This villa was a real treat.It really is very diffficult to think of anything that could be done to make it any better. It is owned by two sisters, (one, Elena, who lives in the adjacent converted barn) who were a pleasure to deal with. The other, Laura, came in with her cousin Sergio and cooked us a marvellous dinner one night, involving our two young children in the whole experience. I would highly recommend having Laura and Sergio in at least once to treat you to a home cooked meal.What a luxury...The villa itself is very beautiful. A lovely large structure and it would very easily cope with two families or 10 to 12 people, with 6 bedrooms and separate living areas and places to relax, both inside and outdoors. The outside eating area was wonderful , the pool in a delightful position . Quite a few mosquitoes when we were there but i am sure it is a seasonal thing. Anyway, just slap on the repellent. A vegie garden to simply pluck lettuces and tomatoes etc to make a salad with. Local wines are stocked in the kitchen which was a lovely touch.With only two children (9 and 10), my wife and my mother, we had almost too much room! We planned daily drives out from the villa into the neighbouring contryside. Sienna, San Gimignano, Arezzo, all within reasonable striking distance. We'd come from Florence so did not head back there but it is also within easy distance. So too Greve-in-Chianti and Rada-in-Chianti etc. We did not see a great deal of the town itself which is about 500 metres down the hill from the Villa, as there was a festival running for our first four days, but it has everything you would need and looked very pleasant. In summary, you could not go wrong choosing this villa. Returning to life and work in Melbourne has not been easy! We loved Villa il Colto and I am sure the kids will never forget their week there in the lap of luxury. Mike, Melbourne, Australia

Party type: Family Group     Visiting from: Australia    Review date: January 2009    

Villa il Colle was absolutely perfect in every way, our family of 12, 8 adults and 4 young people between 13 and 16 had one of the most wonderful holidays we could have asked for. The many living areas meant that 12 people could spread and enjoy private space and the teenagers were happy to be able to use the computer room upstairs with adsl connection while we enjoyed the chefs kitchen and had many big chill moments cooking in the evenings. The bedrooms were all luxuriously appointed and cosy and we enjoyed the big open fire every night. Having the owner next door was also a plus and the abundance of quality wine to choose from in the pantry was a great touch. When the owner asked us at check out if we had any suggestions, we couldn?t think of even one thing that could improve the villa. Highly recommended, we will be back.

Prices by season

Season Start End Min stay Price / night Discounts
Low Season 01 Jan 2015 04 May 2015 7 €500 up to 12 people
Mid Season 05 May 2015 22 Jun 2015 7 €600 up to 12 people
High Season 23 Jun 2015 25 Aug 2015 7 €708 up to 12 people
Mid Season 26 Aug 2015 22 Sep 2015 7 €600 up to 12 people
Low Season 23 Sep 2015 31 Dec 2015 7 €500 up to 12 people
Low Season 01 Jan 2016 04 May 2016 7 €500 up to 12 people

Additional local charges

Refundable damage deposit €500
End clean: €120
Extra charges:

- Check in / check out only on Saturday - Obligatory cleaning during the week: 3 hours a day, 2 days per week: Euro 80 prt week - Swimming pool open (if available) May 2 - Oct 10 - A/C and Central heating by consumption - Balance is payable 60 DAYS before arrival - If a booking is made 60 DAYS or less before arrival, full payment is required on booking - On request, food shopping can be arranged in advance for your first night - On request, two chefs for a total rate of Euro 50 per hour can be arranged (advance booking required)

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