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Podere Lucia

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Florence, Val D'Orcia, Tuscany, Florence
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Country house
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Description

Podere Lucia is a charming rural villa, surrounded by extensive grounds, set in one of Tuscany’s most inspiring locations, among Val d’Orcia’s gentle hills and wide, colourful, valleys. Splendidly set atop the hills, the property offers superb views of the surrounding verdant hillside and nearby hill towns.

Thanks to its striking location and fresh countryside breezes, the 300-year old farmhouse offers the privacy and full comfort of a “home away from home” and remains cool and comfortable also during the hot Summer months, though it has no air-conditioning.

MAIN VILLA
Ground Level
1 comfortable living room (with antique stone fireplace), opening onto lawn and stone paved terraces dominating the valley
1 study with sofa bed accommodating 1 guest and en-suite shower-room/W.C.
1 large dining room, with traditional peasants’ hearth, seating up to 16, leading to a stone-paved and straw sheltered al fresco dining area (seating up to 16)
1 fully equipped kitchen (with separate storage and cooking areas and country-style fireplace)
1 service room with two doors fridge with ice maker and cold-water dispenser, professional washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing equipment etc.
Upper Level
Staircase leading from living room to upper level, also able to be reached directly from parking area.
1 Master bedroom (king), en-suite bathroom with separate walk-in shower and tub.
Twin bedroom (can become double) and closet. En suite dressing room/closet and bathroom (tub with wall-mounted shower).
Tower bedroom (accessed through external stone staircase): double bedroom (king) with ensuite bathroom, walk-in shower and small terrace.
ANNEX
1 twin (can become double) bedroom with en-suite bathroom and wall-mounted shower
1 double bedroom (king), en suite bathroom with walk in shower, tub.
Large built in cupboard with closet
OUTDOORS
Very extended sheltered stone paved terrace facing the valley for al fresco lunches and dinners for up to 16 seated guests. Built in barbecue.
Solar Swimming Pool (13 x 4 meters) with jet stream, especially conceived to take delight of the landscape. Pool heating by solar panels to have it naturally heated at 28/30°C (82/86°F) in summer and 24-26°C (75/79°F) in mid-seasons, depending on weather. Dedicated boiler can further increase the temperature, if needed.
For the 2018 season the pool has been converted into a saltwater system, meaning no more free chlorine needed to be poured daily in order to maintain it clean. No more damages to your hair, dry skin, swimsuits fading, nasty smell.
Solar Hot Tub facing magic sunsets on the valley. In cloudy or rainy days or at night it can be heated by a dedicated boiler.
Vegetable and flower garden
30 acres of private woodland surrounding the house

Points of interest
Grocery store, restaurants, farm shops with local products as pecorino cheese, wine, beer, extra virgin oil, fruit&vegetables: within 5 minutes driving distance
Open air markets, supermarkets, wine merchants, and any kind of shop in the surrounding towns at 15 to 30 minutes
Railway station (CHIUSI -CHIANCIANO TERME) with trains leading to Rome and Florence: 25 minutes
Florence Airport 1 hour and 30; Rome Fiumicino Airport 2 hours, Pisa Airport 2.5 hours. Private jets, also fly into Siena Airport (1 hour) and some airlines to Perugia Airport (1.5 hours)
Celebrated Tuscan hill towns as Montalcino, S. Quirico, Pienza, Montepulciano at 15 to 30 minutes driving reach. Perugia, Siena and Assisi: 1 hour. Florence 1.5 hours, Rome 2 hours.
Tennis courts at 15 minutes.
Golf courses: Lamborghini (9 holes) at half an hour, Castiglion del Bosco: 40 minutes, Golf dell’Ugolino, near Florence: 1 hour.
Horseback riding facilities: 30 minutes.
Renown spas boasting hot pools with stunning views and any kind of wellness treatments as Bagno Vignoni, at 15 minutes, in a 13th century village, San Casciano dei Bagni, 40 minutes, Bagni San Filippo with thermal water falls at 10 minutes.
Included in the rental
Fluent English speaking check in rep welcoming the guests and showing them the house
General upkeeping of the premises
Final cleaning
Weekly bed and bath linen change for stays longer than one week.
House heating
Electricity & Gas
Water from the mains
Wi-Fi throughout the house
SAT TV (mainly in English)
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
Firewood supply for fireplaces & barbecue
Pool & hot tub heating through solar panels
Pool and garden maintenance
Parking facilities
To be reimbursed at check-out
Extra pool heating through dedicated boilers – this will be charged on consumption at market price.
Any potential damages

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Extra options:
Grocery shopping: Single Fee
Cooking service: Per Guest
Guided tours: Per Guest
Drivers with car: Single Fee
Cycle rental: Per Guest
Horse riding: Per Guest
Any additional concierge service: Per night
Listing Details
Property ID: 129
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Late Check-in: Before 11 PM
Features
Amenities
Air Conditioning
Dryer
Heating
Indoor Fireplace
Iron
TV
Washer
Wireless Internet
Facilities
Elevator in Building
Family/Kid Friendly
Free Parking on Premises
Pets Allowed
Pool
Wheelchair Accessible
Other Features
Bed linens
Coffee maker
Dishwasher
Garden or grounds
Gym
Hot Tub
Terms and Conditions
Smoking Allowed
Pets Allowed
Party Allowed
Children Allowed
Options are held for three working days. Booking will be confirmed upon reception of 50% of the rent as booking deposit. The balance should be wired 60 days prior to arrival. In case of cancellation by the client, we will do our best to rent the house partly or fully for the cancelled period and, accordingly, refund the money sent deducting 10% administrative fee. Rental periods are expected to go from Saturday to Saturday. Guests are expected to arrive after 4 P.M. and to leave before 10 A.M. Different check in times should be agreed at the time of booking. Departure time can be agreed directly with the local house manager. Site fee for weddings, parties and events including a number of people exceeding the standard hosting capacity of the house - to be agreed on a case-by-case basis.

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