Amenities:Air Conditioning, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Internet Access, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TVActivities:Sightseeing, Swimming
Description:This is one of the most authentic villas in the Lucca area, going back to the 17th century, and has preserved the refinement and elegance of that historical period. The owners live in the house during the winter, but leave all of the precious furnishings in the villa when it is given over to guests. Antique furniture, paintings and 18th century objects along with luxurious materials and curtains. The grounds, which are completely enclosed, are shaped by paths bordered with flowerbeds, scented rose-gardens and tall trees, and in the upper part is a 6x14m swimming-pool, well-equipped with sunbeds, deckchairs, shower and gazebo. Beyond the grounds there is also a property with over 20 hectacres of olive trees. The villa has satellite-TV, stereo with CD player, broad-band internet connection, laundry and domestic staff who, besides cleaning the house can also prepare you lunch or dinner. The villa lies about 6 kms from the centre of Lucca and from the entrance to the motorway which leads to Florence (75 kms) or to the versilian coast (Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi) 35 kms away. The airport at Pisa is about 18 kms away. Lucca and its area offer may cultural and sightseeing attractions along with the regions gastronomic traditions and the DOC wines produced in the Montecarlo area. nGROUND FLOOR: spacious, elegant entrance hall, two large, welcoming living rooms, a dining room with table seating 10/12 people, 1 double bedroom with queen-sized bed with canopy (160x200) and en suite bathroom, 1 double bedroom (180x200), en suite bathroom with shower, air conditioning and satellite TV with Sky channels. nFIRST FLOOR: 1 twin bedroom (beds 90x200) with en suite bathroom, 1 double bedroom (160x195) with en suite bathroom that can be shared with 1 single bedroom which can be furnished as a changing room on request, 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom, satellite TV with Sky and air conditioning, large library with fireplace and Sky satellite TV, DVD and CD player, Hi-Fi stereo and minibar, central reception room with terraces and panoramic view. nAll the bedrooms without air conditioning are fitted with ceiling fans. The bathrooms with a bathtub have been adapted to include shower cubicles. nLOWER FLOOR: large, well-equipped kitchen with direct access to the garden which is furnished for eating e2809cal frescoe2809d, breakfast room, laundry room. n nExtra costs and further information nFinal cleaning is included in the price nOne set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price nDomestic pets: not allowed nSwimming-pool opening times (if available) Jun 22, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013 nRefundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival e282ac 1500 nCentral heating: e282ac per day nElectricity included in the price nAir-conditioning: e282ac per day n nOther services included in the price: nCleaning during the week: 2 hours, 6 times a week for a total of 12 hours. Preparation of breakfast from 8.00 e28093 10.00 a.m. (ingredients purchased to be paid for on the premises at end of stay). 2 sets of bathroom linen per week. Welcome dinner with cold pasta salad, salad, cheese and fruit. n nFurther costs to be paid on the premises in cash: nChef service: e282ac 18.00 per hour. Table waiting service e282ac 10.00 per hour. Additional linen changes: bathroom linen e282ac 15.00 per person, bed linen e282ac 20.00 per person. Babysitter: e282ac 15.00 per hour.
Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:14
Amenities:BBQ, Blender, CD Player, Ceiling fans, Coffee Maker, Computer Access, Crib, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Laundry, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Shower, Phone, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster Oven, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Golf, Gym, Swimming, Tennis
Description:A beautiful farm house and romantic cottage built around 1850 and nestled in the Tuscan mountains with uninterrupted panoramic views. The property which sleeps up to 14 is within comfortable reach of Pisa, Florence and Siena. nThis beautifully renovated villa provides luxury accommodation for 12 people. The main villa has six bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. There is also a charming self-contained cottage with accommodation for two additional people. All the rooms are decorated in a Tuscan style with terracotta floors and large exposed beams. The furniture has been chosen for comfort with many traditional pieces combined with top of the range luxury beds, 600 thread Egyptian cotton sheets and summer-weight goose down duvets. All bathrooms have creamy travertine marble floors, spacious marble or granite showers and 3 include free standing designer baths. nThe villa is set in gardens of cypress trees, roses, lavender, jasmine, rosemary, sage and wisteria leading to its own olive grove. Among the 100 acres of woodlands there is a private lake and many miles of footpaths and quiet picnic sites. The property has both landscaped gardens and childrene28099s play areas. nSet beside mature palm trees with magnificent views there is a 14 metre long solar heated swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by a large travertine marble area with a pergola at one end, shaded for dining and lounging. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nMaster Bedroom nKing bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, TV, CD, ceiling fan, safe, telephone, window screen nBedroom 2 nKing bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, ceiling fan, window screen nBedroom 3 nKing bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub, ceiling, window screen nBedroom 4 nKing bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen nBedroom 5 nKing bed, private bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen nBedroom 6 n2 single beds, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen nBedroom 7 - Cottage nQueen bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, ceiling fan, window screen nFeatures & Amenities n* TV n* DVD player n* CD player n* iPod docking station n* Computer n* Free wireless internet connection n* Telephone n* Washer n* Dryer n* Fireplace n* Baby crib n* High chair n* Booster seat n* Playpen n* Ceiling fans n* Safe n* Alarm system n* Flotation devices n* Hairdryers nKitchen: n* Blender n* Microwave n* Toaster oven n* Coffee maker n* Dishwasher n* Coffee grinder n* Fridge with ice maker nOutdoor Features n* Solar heated pool e28093 closed between mid May through end of September n* Available parking n* Alfresco dining n* BBQ (charcoal) n* Tennis court n* Outdoor shower n* Outdoor kitchen n* Sunrise/Sunset view n* Panoramic views n* Landscaped garden n* Childrene28099s play area n* Pergola for dining and lounging n* Beach umbrellas n* Beach chairs/loungers nStaff & Services n* Housekeeper: Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 12 p.m n* Cook services available upon request at additional cost nVilla Policies n* Maximum 14 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets are not allowed n* Heating is optional at additonal cost nGetting There nRental car recommended nLocation n* 40 minute drive to Pisa Airport n* 10 minute drive to Town at Forcoli n* 45 minute drive to Beach at Livorno n* 30 minute drive to Golf Course n* 10 minute drive to Exercise facilities n* 10 minute drive to Grocery Store n* 10 minute drive to Restaurant n* 20 minute drive to Train Station at Pontederra n* 10 minute drive to Clinic n* 40 minute drive to Hospital n* 10 minute drive to Church nAdditional Information n* Weddings and social events are allowed at additional cost n* Pre-stocking is offered at additional cost: list must be provided 7 days prior to arrival
Description:This very attractive property is located in an exceptionally panoramic position among olive groves, in the hills between Lucca and the Versilia coast. The house was meticulously restored from what were formerly an olive mill and a barn, now connected by a large entrance hall and terrace. The result is an impressive stone-built building. Attention has been given to using only traditional materials. The interiors have been tastefully furnished with great care in a country yet elegant style. The house has also been equipped with all modern facilities and each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. A PC card is at clientse28099 disposal to connect their laptops. The very well groomed garden and terraces offer the guests many lovely corners where they can sit outside and enjoy the views of the countryside. The location of the house, its efficient insulation, and the presence of ceiling fans in every bedroom ensure that the temperature at La Sorgente remains comfortable even during the hottest nights of the summer. A particular feature of this property is that two families or groups of adults can share it, while having private space and total independence from each other. n nDISTANCES: 18 kms to Lucca, 4 kms to tennis and 20 kms to beaches. n nA chef, heating and telephone available for an additional charge. Extra maid service is e282ac13 per hour. All of these 'a la carte services are paid locally with Euros and subject to change. n nThis villa sleeps 12 people. n nSecurity Deposit e282ac1,000. n nRentals are from Saturday to Saturday only.
Bedrooms:4 Bathrooms:4 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:8
Amenities:Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Freezer, Internet Access, Linens, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Swimming Pool, TV, UtensilsActivities:Shopping
Description:(Minimum of one week rental required) A holiday at Villa Natalie will not only delight your senses but it will also rejuvenate your love for all things Italian. This classically Tuscan home is situated in a park-like setting and offers luxurious and elegant furnishings, coupled with excellent service. Recently restored, the villa retains its old-world charm, but offers modern amenities such as Satellite TV and Internet access. The remarkable gardens are inhabited by ancient trees and other, indigenous Italian fauna. The large pool is well equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, while the terrace has a table and chairs for al fresco dining. nVilla Natalie offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a holiday marked by elegance, relaxation, total privacy, and excellent service, all in an environment rich in charm and history. The beguiling town of Lucca is a short drive away (six kilometers), while a visit to Pisa is a mere 12 km. nIncluded in the rental price: Electricity, gas, water, linens, English-speaking maid six days/week, gardener six days/week, cook service for lunch and dinner (except Sundays, food and shopping extra) nOn the lower ground floor of the villa is situated a large kitchen (well-equipped with fridge/freezer, oven, gas stove, dishwasher, and utensils), breakfast room, and laundry room. From the kitchen one can directly access the garden and terrace. nOn the ground floor is the lavish entrance hall, elegant living room, two sitting rooms, dining room (seating for 10), and double bedroom (with queen bed) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub. nThe first floor of the villa offers a twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a double bedroom with en-suite bath and sitting room (convertible into a single room upon request), a separate sitting room with fireplace, and a master bedroom with queen bed, en-suite bathroom, large dressing room, library sitting room with fireplace, and mini bar. nAll the bedrooms have ceiling fans, and the master bedroom offers mosquito netting. nLucca hosts the Lucca Summer Festival each year which, in July 2006, saw the likes of Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Tracy Chapman and Santana play live in a setting rich with history and beauty. The 2011 lineup includes Elton John, James Blunt, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, Joe Cocker and BB King. Concerts take place in the Piazza Napoleone, located within the city walls, in the old town center.
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:10
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Coffee Maker, Crib, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Laundry, Lounge, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Oven, Patio, Phone, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, Towels, VCR, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Snow Skiing, Swimming
Description:Villa Oliveto is a five bedroom villa situated in a country location on the edge of the Tuscan village of Castelmuzio. It has been restored in keeping with traditional Tuscan materials and has terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. This makes it a comfortable home filled with Tuscan charm. nThe villa is set on the edge of a small village, which has a number of local shops including a supermarket and a childrene28099s' play park. The village is made up of pretty stone houses and little alleyways and there are beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. nOn the ground floor of the villa there is a very spacious dining room with beamed ceiling. There are two arched windows to the garden. To one side is a covered patio with a large table and chairs and mobile BBQ for e28098al frescoe28099 dining. Off the dining room is a well equipped kitchen with a large fridge, microwave, gas hob and oven. nThere are three bedrooms on the ground floor as well - One double, a spacious double four poster room and a twin bedroom. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and access to the garden. nThe first floor is accessed by an outside staircase located at the side of the villa. (This is a tradition in Tuscan country homes). There is a spacious lounge with access to a patio which provides lovely views over the countryside. There are a further two bedrooms on the first floor, one twin bedroom with access to a bathroom off the lounge area and the other a double. nThe garden, which is set in an olive grove, has a beautiful natural feel to it and has breathtaking views stretching for miles. It has a very large infinity pool which is fenced off and has a child proof gate. There are outdoor areas for dining as well as parking as well and a laundry room. nBedroom / Bathroom Description nGround Floor nBedroom 1- Master nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower/tub, Ceiling fan nBedroom 2 nKing size bed, Bathroom with shower, Ceiling fan nBedroom 3 n2 Twin beds, Ceiling fan n2nd Floor nBedroom 4 nKing size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower/tub, Ceiling fan nBedroom 5 n2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with shower, Ceiling fan nFeatures & Amenities n* Satellite TV n* VCR n* DVD player n* CD player n* Hi Fi/Radio n* Wi-Fi access n* Telephone n* Washing machine n* Baby crib n* High chair n* Hairdryers n* Towels n* Kitchen: n* Toaster n* Coffee Maker n* Dishwasher n* Gas hob n* Oven nOutdoor Features n* swimming pool n* Outdoor furniture n* Alfresco dining n* BBQ grill (Charcoal) n* Parking for 3 vehicles n* Sunset view nStaff & Services nIncluded: n* Maid service is provided twice weekly n* Twice a week towel change n* Weekly linen is change - more than one week stay required nAt Extra Cost e28093 advance notice may be required: n* Villa pre-stocking - grocery lists must be provided 5 days prior to arrival n* Villa heating n* Activities and excursions nVilla Policies n* Maximum 10 guests n* Children welcome n* Non-smoking villa n* Pets not permitted n* Suitable for weddings and social events nLocation n* 5 minute walk t n* Church n* Grocery store n* La Torreta restaurant n* 10 minute drive to Pienza n* 15 minute drive to Sinalunga train station n* 20 minute drive to Montepulciano hospital n* 60 minute drive to Monte Amiata ski slope n* 70 minute drive to Florence airport n* 90 minute drive to beach
Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:5 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:13
Amenities:Air Conditioning, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry, Microwave, Oven, Pets OK, Phone, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TVActivities:Swimming
Description:Few Tuscan villas offer a more ideal combination of elegant simplicity, historic charm, tranquility, and accessibility than this family-friendly luxury villa with private pool in Tuscany: Only 5 km from the cosmopolitan university town of Siena, which is where the novel by Herman Wouk and TV series starring Robert Mitchum, Winds of War, took place as well as where the movie My House in Umbria starring Maggie Smith was filmed, and yet still nestled in the peaceful countryside, Villa del Cielo is an ideal choice if you want to have it all during your Tuscan villa rental experience. Anyone with an appreciation for architecture will enjoy the chapel 's original vaulted ceilings and nave---which now meld seamlessly into the lines of the living space. Other highlights of this Tuscany luxury accommodation include a beautiful swimming pool and spacious grounds for exploration. It 's also a good base for daytrips to Florence [there is regular train service from the train station in Siena], and the fascinating medieval hill towns of San Gimignano and Volterra. n n[4 hectares] Originally a 17th century chapel, Villa del Cielo has been tastefully converted into a charming and unique villa rental in Tuscany for up to 8 people. Attached to the chapel by a corridor is a small villa [Caminetto] that can accommodate up to 5 people, and is rented as Villa del Cielo with Caminetto. The villa 's outdoor amenities include a lovely swimming pool [12m x 6m], shaded parking, and sitting/dining areas which seat up to 12 people, with views of the vineyard-covered hills. n nChapel [180 m2] Two floors. nGround floor: There is a sitting room with three sofas and an armchair. There is a kitchen with breakfast counter, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave. There is a dining area seating 8-10 people. There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds. The two bedrooms share one bathroom with bathtub. nFirst floor: There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed and one bedroom with two twin beds, both with air conditioning, and two bathrooms with shower. nCaminetto [160 m2] One floor. nThe Caminetto has a living room with three sofas and a fireplace. The small kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, four gas burners, large refrigerator, dishwasher, and a small pantry. The dining room table seats up to 12 people. There is a large glassed veranda and a sitting room. There are two double bedrooms with air conditioning and one small single bedroom. The bedrooms share two bathrooms with showers. There is an outdoor laundry area. n nThe delightful city of Siena is approximately 5 km away. The bus stop for Siena is 200 meters away [5 minutes walking distance], but the bus passes only twice in the morning. A taxi costs about 10-15 Euros one-way. A rental car is highly recommended while staying at this luxury villa in Tuscany. nPisa: 114 km nFlorence: 76 km nSan Gimignan 37 km nSiena: 5 km nSmall restaurant: 1 km, within walking distance n nAvailable Amenities: American coffee maker, dishwasher, telephone, washing machine, dryer, satellite TV, CD player, and iron with ironing board, ceiling fans on ground level, air conditioning in upstairs bedrooms, central heating, window screens, swimming pool [open May to September], welcome basket upon arrival with wine, olive oil, cheese, milk, and more [please be aware that items change according to availability] nExtra Services: Two baby beds, two high chairs, and a baby bath tub are available upon request and are free of charge. Additional housekeeping and a cook are available at an extra cost. A bundle of wood for the fireplace costs 30 Euros and will last 1-2 days. nPlease note: n* It is important to note that from late October to mid-April, the old chapel can be chilly due to its unique construction. n* All utilities are expensive in Italy, particularly heating, which costs about 50 Euros a day just for the chapel. Each bundle of wood for the fireplace costs about 30 Euros, and it must be requested. nMinimum Stay: 7 nCheck-In: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Bedrooms:5 Bathrooms:4 Property Type:Vacation Home Sleeps:10
Amenities:BBQ, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Ceiling fans, Coffee Maker, Crib, DVD Player, Dishwasher, Full kitchen, Laundry, Lounge, Microwave, No Pets, Non-Smoking, Oven, Patio, Phone, Refrigerator, Restaurant, Shower, Stereo, Swimming Pool, TV, Toaster, Towels, VCR, Wireless Internet AccessActivities:Beach, Snow Skiing, Swimming
Description:5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 Sleeps. Villa Oliveto is a five bedroom villa situated in a country location on the edge of the Tuscan village of Castelmuzio. It has been restored in keeping with traditional Tuscan materials and has terracotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings. This makes it a comfortable home filled with Tuscan charm. The villa is set on the edge of a small village, which has a number of local shops including a supermarket and a children 's ' play park. The village is made up of pretty stone houses and little alleyways and there are beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. On the ground floor of the villa there is a very spacious dining room with beamed ceiling. There are two arched windows to the garden. To one side is a covered patio with a large table and chairs and mobile BBQ for 'al fresco ' dining. Off the dining room is a well equipped kitchen with a large fridge, microwave, gas hob and oven. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor as well - One double, a spacious double four poster room and a twin bedroom. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and access to the garden. The first floor is accessed by an outside staircase located at the side of the villa. (This is a tradition in Tuscan country homes). There is a spacious lounge with access to a patio which provides lovely views over the countryside. There are a further two bedrooms on the first floor, one twin bedroom with access to a bathroom off the lounge area and the other a double. The garden, which is set in an olive grove, has a beautiful natural feel to it and has breathtaking views stretching for miles. It has a very large infinity pool which is fenced off and has a child proof gate. There are outdoor areas for dining as well as parking as well and a laundry room. Bedroom / Bathroom Description Ground Floor Bedroom 1- Master King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower/tub, Ceiling fan Bedroom 2 King size bed, Bathroom with shower, Ceiling fan Bedroom 3 2 Twin beds, Ceiling fan 2nd Floor Bedroom 4 King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower/tub, Ceiling fan Bedroom 5 2 Twin beds, Shared bathroom with shower, Ceiling fan Features & Amenities Satellite TV VCR DVD player CD player Hi Fi/Radio Wi-Fi access Telephone Washing machine Baby crib High chair Hairdryers Towels Kitchen: Toaster Coffee Maker Dishwasher Gas hob Oven Outdoor Features swimming pool Outdoor furniture Alfresco dining BBQ grill (Charcoal) Parking for 3 vehicles Sunset view Staff & Services Included: Maid service is provided twice weekly Twice a week towel change Weekly linen is change - more than one week stay required At Extra Cost - advance notice may be required: Villa pre-stocking - grocery lists must be provided 5 days prior to arrival Villa heating Activities and excursions Villa Policies Maximum 10 guests Children welcome Non-smoking villa Pets not permitted Suitable for weddings and social events Location 5 minute walk t Church Grocery store La Torreta restaurant 10 minute drive to Pienza 15 minute drive to Sinalunga train station 20 minute drive to Montepulciano hospital 60 minute drive to Monte Amiata ski slope 70 minute drive to Florence airport 90 minute drive to beach
Description:Independent house of 85m2 comfortably furnished with care. 1 large double, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom all with fan, dining/living room with sat TV, safe, kitchenette with fridge/freezer, bathroom with shower.Outdoor loggia and a large covered terrace overlooking the garden, equipped with table and chairs for “al fresco” dining and relax. La Cipressaia is part of Il Poggetto and it is the ideal place for those looking for art, history and relaxation during their holidays. It is located in Chianti, on a green private hilltop surrounded by cypresses, olive trees and grapevines. From the swimming pool, you can admire a 360 ° panorama on the typical Tuscan landscape, perhaps sipping a glass of good wine.Florence is only 25 minutes away while in less than 1 hour you can visit Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca, Vinci, Volterra and Fiesole, if you want to spend each day to discover a different city, and reach the sea. It is an ancient farmhouse of the fifteenth century, deep in the Chianti countryside, stands on a hill from where the eye gaze wanders to 360 ° in a unique landscape, among cypress trees, olive trees and grapevines just as you imagine Tuscany. We felt in love at first sight with this place and we have carefully and personally restored these houses, under its original appearance and using typical materials such as terracotta floors and wooden beams for the ceiling. The large garden of more than 2 hectares is cared with passion, full of plants and flowers, our hill is pleasantly breezy in summer and the good weather will allow you to enjoy the panoramic swimming pool, equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas. The tranquility and silence are guaranteed, nothing will disturb you while enjoying a beautiful, romantic sunset, perhaps while tasting a good Chianti wine, before cooking a great Florentine steak, on our barbecue.
Amenities:Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Garden View, Internet Access, Laundry, Linens, Oven, Parking, Patio, Private Parking, Refrigerator, Shower, Swimming Pool, TV, Towels, UtensilsActivities:Sightseeing, Swimming
Description:The apartment is part of a characteristically house and has access to a garden, suitable for 6/8 people. It comprises kitchen, living room with pull out coach, 3 spacious double bedroom, 2 bathrooms (one with bath tub / shower, one with shower). Two adult / child beds can be added upon request. Recently restored and furnished, the apartment is furnished in traditional Tuscany style. Wooden Beamed ceiling and cotto floor. Bright and quiet. Fans, Ground Floor. Terrace with private outdoor furniture outside the Casa. The apartment offers:Swimming pool , heating, TV with DVD player, free internet ADSL access, fridge oven , washing machine, private parking, linens, blankets and towels.
Description:Extending over the ground and top floors of part of a large villa, this superior accommodation provides more than just a touch of distinctive style and class! It comprises all modern comforts, while retaining many original Tuscan design features and elegant traditional furnishings. As the owners live at the rear of the property, they can help out whenever required, but privacy is guaranteed by separate entrances and sole use of the grounds and pool. The breathtaking garden and pool area are truly out-of-this-world! n nThe comfort and quality levels of this accommodation are exceptional, with great attention paid to detail in the decor and the facilities of the interiors, as well as the attractiveness of the surrounding exteriors. Modern fittings and appliances have been harmoniously blended with the original structural elements, now fully restored, which include terracotta-tiled, beamed ceilings, tiled floors, white- or colour-washed walls and working, wood-burning fireplaces. In addition, the bedrooms all have electric ceiling fans for summer season use. n nACCOMODATION: The windows all have mosquito-blinds and external security-grills. There is central-heating throughout. n nThe Main House: A few external stairs under a porch take you up to the elegantly furnished entrance hallway, situated to one side of the house, facing the garden and away from the road. Leading off this is the kitchen, comprising a 6-seater table and all modern conveniences, including tiled worksurfaces, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob, gas hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, americain coffe-machine. It also features a lovely semi-circular upper window, partially framed by a dark wooden beam. n nFrom the hallway a tiled staircase proceeds to the top floor, where the following rooms issue off the central landing: A large double bedroom with e2809ac384c3bafour-postere2809ac384c3b9 bed with white net cutains. A spacious bathroom with shower cubicle and all modern fittings. A second bathroom with a e2809ac384c3basit-upe2809ac384c3b9 bathtub plus shower and all modern fittings. A twin-bedded room, with wrought-iron bedsteads. Another large, bright double bedroom, stylishly decorated and with a big, white, fine cotton canopy above the bed. n nReturning downstairs, you find another small ground-floor bathroom with shower, just off the hallway. Continuing past this, you enter the living-room, where brocaded armchairs and sofa are grouped round a coffee table, Sat.TV and corner fireplace. n nFrom here a lovely internal brick archway with wood-framed glass doors opens into the very spacious garden room, where two large French doors, surmounted outside by climbing wisteria, access the lawns. The room comprises a 10-seater dining table, a ping-pong table and upholstered cane furniture. n nThe Garden Annexe: Located to one side in the back garden, just a few steps away from the main house, under the shade of a beautiful, sweet-scented lime tree, is the Annexe building, on ground-floor level only. You enter directly into the sitting area, comprising sofa and Sat.TV. Open-plan from here you access the lovely kitchen, a successful blend of modern and traditional styles, with a 4-seater table and all modern appliances. Issuing from the sitting-room is a bathroom, with shower and all modern fittings, a large double bedroom, whose double bed has white net canopy-curtains suspended from its wrought-iron frame, and a smaller, twin-bedded room. n nGARDEN & SWIMMING POOL: From the quiet country road alongside which the house stands, you enter the side garden through a private gate, exclusively for the use of guests. This path entices you into the wonderful back garden, where a spacious, manicured lawn is shaded by the leafy canopies of magnificent trees. In one secluded garden corner hangs a hamac, in another are arranged a little table and some chairs. n nProceeding down to the far end, where vines and olive trees grow right up to the edge of the garden, you will find the pizza-oven and barbeque, sheltered under a loggia-style roof. Next to this, on a raised, tiled terrace, is a lovely, wrought-iron-framed gazebo, whose 10/12-seater table is surmounted by a cream canopy. n nAt this point, wooden steps now beckon you down to the lower grass pool-terrace, where lawns are encircled by flowerbeds brimming with roses, rosemary, olive and Cypress trees. The tiled pool (14 x 6 meters, 1.5 deep) surround is equipped with sunloungers and sunshades and a little outbuilding houses changing-room, shower and toilet facilities, as well as a fitness-room. A separate, small jacuzzi pool is located next to the main pool. If it is not put into operation, its shallow water can be used as a paddling pool for children. Garden lights serve to illuminate the grounds and poolside area at night, if required.