Villa Cerretello - Fattoria Santo Stefano
Formerly a hunting lodge Villa Cerretello is a superb Tuscan country villa with a perfect, secluded, hill top location. A winding, tree-lined, private country road leads to the property, which is situated within its own gated grounds and gardens. Overlooking the full estate of Santo Stefano, Cerretello boasts views full circle while the neighbouring hill towns of Montaione, Gambassi and Castelfiorentino are visible on the horizon.
A privately owned family home, totally restored for personal use, Villa Cerretello is a highly comfortable, luxury property.
The extremely spacious ground floor living area opens out through a series of original Tuscan brick archways. On the one side a cosy sitting/reading room offers Sat tv and VCR facilities, then around the corner the superb main lounge area is dominated by a great old Tuscan fireplace. The magnificent double-dining area features a beautiful heavy antique main table that opens up to seat more than 25 guests quite easily.
The villa offers 10 bedrooms, comprising 6 elegant double rooms and 2 spacious suites, all with en-suite or private bathrooms and can therefore accommodate generously up to 20 guests. All bedrooms and the two first floor suites are fully air-conditioned.
The large, highly functional and very pretty country kitchen is fully equipped to keep happy any chef, catering for large groups of family and friends.
The furnishings are in an elegant, Tuscan country style with a select number of restored antique pieces.
The fittings and finishings are of the highest quality: exposed beam ceilings, old Tuscan terracotta floors, specially aged parquet flooring in all bedrooms, grès and terracotta tiled bathrooms with marble and antique wood fittings.
The colour washed walls in light pastel tones create a relaxing comfortable country feel.
The focal point of the property is the spectacular infinity pool. Strategically placed, this excellent pool enjoys superb exposure literally from sunrise to sunset and from the crystal clear water your only view is the sweeping Tuscan panorama. The pool is shaded by a beautiful loggia, which is an open Tuscan brickwork, terracotta tiled, veranda. Furnished with the most sumptuous, teak, colonial style furniture, the loggia overlooks and leads directly down onto the poolside sun terrace. Adjacent to the loggia is a larger than large open barbecue and grill, with roasting spit, large stone washbasin and work area.
The beautifully landscaped garden offers extensive Mediterranean shrub and herbaceous borders, rose and lavender gardens, pine and cypress trees, an olive grove and a large flat lawn area which is an ideal play area for children. Both the pool and gardens are lit at night.
Villa Cerretello is highly spacious and offers total comfort. An ideal location for family reunions, gatherings or groups of friends. While enjoying together the atmosphere of this beautiful Tuscan villa whether it be poolside or around the superb main dining table for long Italian evening dinners, all guests enjoy the highest degree of privacy in the extremely well appointed, elegant rooms and suites that the villa has to offer.
- Air Conditioned bedrooms
- Gated Development
- Infinity edge pool
- Private Pool
- Satellite TV
• Maintenance Man
• Pool Man
• Maid Service 3 hours twice a week - with 3 bath linen changes.
Rates are inclusive of all taxes with the exception of the City tax which has to be paid locally. Rates & taxes are subject to change without notice. Rates inclusive of Welcome pack, size to suit group number. Rates inclusive of Final cleaning, Water, gas, electricity, air conditioning, heating (usable from November until April.), Wi-Fi & Maid Service 2 hours per morning. Security deposit required. Rates and taxes are subject to change without notice.
Santo Stefano, Tuscany
• Parish of Montaione 6km
• Florence and Pisa are less than 1hr away
• Siena 40 minutes
• San Gimignano 30 minutes
• Certaldo and Gambassi terme 20 minutes
• Airports:Florence and Pisa (less than 1 hr)
The nearest shops, banks, restaurants, and all other services are at Montaione 6km, and Castelfiorentino 6km