Villa Torre al Poggio – Tuscany, Italy
Sleeps: Up to 16 guests. 10 guests in the main house in 5 en-suite bedrooms and a further 6 guests in the Tower in an en-suite double and 2 twin bedrooms that share a bathroom.
Location: Villa Torre al Poggio has a spectacular location in Chianti Classico, overlooking the skyline of Siena. It is immersed within classic Tuscan countryside of olives, vines and cypresses. Florence is the nearest airport around 50 minutes away.
Facilities: Pool room, Wine Cellar, Ping Pong, Satellite TV and DVD player, Bose sound system in veranda and Stereo CD player in studio, Toiletries, Nespresso coffee machine, Laundry room, Dishwasher, Bicycles, Croquet, Badminton, Yamaha grand piano.
Swimming: Private salt water swimming pool 15m x 5m
Activities: Visit the local villages Pianella and Ponte a Bozzone to grab a coffee or pick up some local produce. Take a day trip to Siena, a beautiful Tuscan city that was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This region is famous for its wine so we recommend you visit a winery or two! Play tennis (courts 10 mins away), go horse riding or play golf (30 minutes away).
Children: This is family friendly villa. Babysitters and baby equipment can be organised on request.
Villa service: Daily maid service for 4 hours a day 6 days per week. Swimming pool, vegetable garden and garden maintenance.
Villa extras: A chef, buffet breakfast, shopping, additional maid service and a midweek change of linen can all be organised on request.
Weekly price: €12,000 – €14,400
Up a long olive tree lined driveway you will find the stylish and magical Villa Torre al Poggio. This home is split across the main house and the medieval tower, surrounded by exquisite gardens and featuring stunning rural views. The famous architect owners have designed Torre al Poggio to be a tranquil haven of luxury for family or group gatherings, cleverly combining original Tuscan features with more contemporary furnishings. It has even featured in several international design magazines.
Inside the main house the entrance hall leads to a fabulous dining room and arched opening to living room with fireplace and well equipped kitchen. Modern colourful furnishings contrast cleverly with classic old tiles and stone walls and beyond the dining area is a fantastic large terrace with al fresco dining area and the swimming pool. On the ground floor there are two spacious double bedrooms with wonderful en-suite facilities and their own individual fabrics and furnishings. Upstairs is another living room, a large study and three further en-suite bedrooms, all with magnificent countryside views.
For larger groups or for those with teenagers then the tower provides the perfect additional accommodation. Oozing in charm and character the Tower has been thoughtfully and stylishly designed. On the ground floor there is a living area with kitchenette, the first floor has a double en-suite bedroom and living room that can be separated by wooden panels should one wish, whilst the top floor has two twin bedrooms that share a bathroom. The perfect space for youngsters wanting their own space and independence.
Torre al Poggio is the ideal spot to spend long lazy days unwinding by the pool or taking long al fresco lunches. We love the idea of enjoying an apertif in the rotunda with the scent of lavender wafting in the air while you watch the sunset over the Tuscan hills. Everything and anything can be organised at Torre al Poggio and if you can draw yourself away then of course there is a multitude of places with the vicinity to visit be it Siena, San Gimignano, one of the many famous wineries or some of the charming nearby villages.