Villa Colto Arezzo
This handsome villa on three floors is located in the countryside just outside of a small town not too far from Florence and Arezzo. Due to its location on the top of a low hill, it is thought that the villa was once a look-out tower for a nearby castle. It was later transformed into a family villa and was once owned by the renowned Medici family from Florence.
Garden and Pool at Villa near Florence
The villa is set in a garden with its own private pool and has views to the surrounding countryside and towards the local town, which has a variety of local shops as well as supermarkets, restaurants and bars (1 km). The house is set in large grounds (2 hectares = 5 acres) on the top of a little hill so the garden extends down the slopes into pretty olive groves and orchards.
As one of the past owners was an expert in Botanics the garden has some rare species of lime trees from the Lebanon, ancient cypress trees, and a variety of fruit trees as well as olives. The pool area is located to the front of the house on a sun terrace and can be accessed through glass doors in the ground floor living room / dining room. The pool is 4 x 8 mts and there is an outdoor BBQ for eating at the poolside.
The architect owner has restored this villa with great style and attention to detail. The house is superbly equipped for a large group of 12 people.
Villa Location near Florence
is a perfect base for exploring Florence (45 mins) and the Chianti as well as the main cities and sights in Tuscany. It is also within easy reach of Arezzo (30 mins) and Siena (1 hour). For shoppes of fashion the area offers a wide selection of outlets with all the well-known Italian brands. Upon request we will happily assist you in organizing the best tours of the area (cultural and tourism tours, wine tours, shopping tours…)
Remodeling of the Villa to Sleep 12 people
This is a spacious house, which is perfect for a large family group. The villa has been recently restored by its architect owner with great flair. It has been furnished using top quality fixtures and fittings and is very stylish. It retains the original feel of a Tuscan farmhouse but has been restored to provide every modern convenience. The villa has a wonderful elegant feel to it with many individually selected and handcrafted pieces by local tradesmen.
On the ground floor the main entrance is into a hallway that leads through to an exceptionally spacious living room / dining room and upstairs to the top floor. The spacious living room / dining room has an open fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo CD player and an e-printer. The living room has been very elegantly furnished with handcrafted pieces that have been specially selected. There are several large glass doors leading onto the garden and pool area and solarium, a real oasis of peace, furnished with sun lounges and umbrellas.
The formal dining area has an original vaulted ceiling and hosts a large dining table .The large professionally equipped kitchen has a central work area with large hob and two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, and a large fridge/freezer. There is a laundry room with a washing machine and tumble drier. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with shower.
The garden also boasts 2 terraces, to the front and rear of the house , with barbecue and traditional working pizza oven, along with dining furniture, making these ideal spots for al fresco meals or just a romantic drink watching the sunset.
A staircase leads from the downstairs entrance hall to the first floor where there is a second lounge area with open fireplace and satellite TV. There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor and a further bedroom in the tower. On the first floor there are two twin rooms (1 can be made double). These two twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. There are three double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom with bathtub, one has an en suite bathroom with shower and the third has a bathroom just across the hallway with a double sink, shower and bathtub (shared with the tower bedroom). All bathrooms have hair-driers.
Also on the first floor is a well-equipped study with a computer linked to a fast ADSL internet connection with printer. All bedrooms on the first floor have air conditioning and all bedrooms also have screens on the windows.
There is a further pretty twin bedroom located in the second 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 also has air conditioning.
Summary of Facilities
- Electronic gate
- Private garden
- Private pool is 8 x 4 meters (26 x 13 ft) – depth 120 cm – 210 cm (4 ft – 7 ft)
- Laundry room with washer and dryer
- 2 Satellite TVs
- DVD Player CD Player
- Study with computer, printer and ADSL internet connection
- wi-fi all over the house and e-printer
- Professional kitchen
- BBQ and Pizza oven
- Vegetable garden
- Tennis Table equipment
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Screens on all bedrooms and kitchen windows
- Cot available free of charge
- Cleaning twice a week (3 hours each session)
- Cook available on request for dinners and cooking lessons
- First grocery shopping (on request) euro 100
- English speaking driver for transfers and Tours
- Walking tours in Florence and surrounding area with guide available on request
- Owner lives in an adjacent barn with independent entrance, at hand for help and queries
- Arrival is between 5 pm – 7 pm (no later)
- Departure by 9.30 am
- Linen and towels are changed weekly
- No animals allowed
- 6 km = 4 miles to the station called San Giovanni Valdarno
- 30+ minutes by train to Arezzo, 35+ minutes into center of Florence