Ancient farmhouse surrounded by olive groves and terraced areas and situated inside the Castello di Bibbione estate in the Chianti area. The castle dates back to the early 11th century, whereas the stone-built houses of the hamlet date back to the early 13th century. The villa rental was purchased in 1511 by Niccolò Machiavelli and his descendants the marquis’ Rangoni Machiavelli personally tended to the recent restoration of the complex. From the house you can enjoy a stupendous view over the countryside. Bright and cosy, furnished with period pieces and ancient kilim rugs, the house is equipped with all the modern conveniences. The outdoor areas (4 ha.) and the swimming pool area (5x10)(01/05-30/09 open from 9.00am to 8.00pm) are well-kept to and equipped. The position of the house offers the possibility to organize easy excursions to Florence, Siena and Arezzo, thanks to the expressway which connects the cities and which can be reached in just a few minutes. In fact, the expressway passes through the valley below about 2 km away. On request and to be paid on the spot: cook, domestic help (extra hours), driver, baby sitter, breakfast service (10 Euros/person), guided tours, cooking lessons and health/wellness centre. PLEASE NOTE: Check in: 3 - 7 p.m. Check out: 9 - 10 a.m. Pets are not allowed in the swimming pool or in the breakfast room.
ACCOMMODATION: (352 m2) Gr.fl.: (independent apartment): living/dining room with 2 single divan beds, kitchenette, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower. 1st Fl.: spacious living room with fireplace, lounge with double divan bed, kitchen (dish washer), dining room with an 8-person table, equipped loggia with table and chairs, 1 bathroom with shower (washing machine), WC. 2nd Fl.: lounge, 1 double bedroom with bathroom with bath, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedded room, 1 bathroom with bath.
LOCATION: 5 km San Casciano Val di Pesa, 18 km Florence, 45 km Siena, 6 km horse riding, 4 km tennis court, 25 golf course, 30 km Florence airport.
Horse-riding: 4km, Golf course: 20Km, Tennis: 4Km
Services: Domestic help, Baby-sitter, Cook
Equipment: Pet allowed, Internet access, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Baby bed, Parking, Private pool, Al Fresco dining, Central heating
Other: Car Needed
Kind of Holiday: Countryside
Property Type: Independent house, Villa
Grading/Valutations: Grading: 4/5, Grading: 4/5
Linen with weekly change unless otherwise indicated in the description
Tourist tax per person/day: 1.50 EUR
Refundable deposit in cash (to be handed over on arrival) (per booking): 200.00 EUR