Set atop a sunlit Chianti hill near the beautiful town of Gaiole, Le Cerreta is an exceptional private hideaway. It’s shielded from the outside world by lines of trees, and yet the views are still magnificent, looking out across the rolling fields, lush forests and distant peaks. A large balcony terrace is joined to the kitchen, perfectly positioned to admire this natural spectacle, and features an elegant set of cushioned outdoor furniture, an array of coffee tables and an expansive parasol. Another great place to admire the surroundings is from within the crystal clear infinity pool. This is set beside a second terrace with a table, six chairs and a parasol – ideal for al fresco dining.
Inside you’ll find a homely and neatly designed interior, spread across two floors on a split level. The upper floor is dominated by a spacious open-plan lounge, diner and kitchen area. This has access to no less than three terraces, one on the balcony, one by the pool, and a smaller third terrace under a loggia, reached via a series of wooden steps. Inside, there is a wooden dining table, a lounge area with a flat-screen TV and comfy chairs, and a well-equipped kitchen, including a full-size fridge-freezer, a gas hob and oven, and an extractor fan. An office area is found next to the window. Downstairs, you’ll find three bedrooms, each with elegant and tasteful designs.
Open Plan Kitchen, Diner and Lounge Area
Gas oven and hob, extractor fan, fridge-freezer, twin-basin sink, cooking island, dining table with four chairs, desk with chair, sofa, 2 armchairs, flat-screen TV.
Lower Ground Floor
Double bed with cushioned headboard, wardrobe, access to garden via French doors.
Bathtub with shower attachment, bidet, sink, WC.
Double bed with wrought iron frame, wardrobe, access to garden via French doors.
Pair of twin beds with wrought iron frames, wardrobe.
WC, sink, shower.
WC, sink, shower.
A feature of Le Cerreta which is bound to impress is the location. Aside from the idyllic town of Gaiole being just a short drive away, the views here are utterly breathtaking. A perfect place to admire them is the fenced terrace, attached to the open-plan kitchen-diner-lounge area via a pair of French doors. This area is a real highlight – an outdoor living area which doesn’t compromise on comfort. The bedrooms are pleasantly cool on the ground floor, and have access to the garden via large French doors. A great place to retreat, balancing communal space and privacy alike.
2 double beds (cannot be converted into twins).
1 pair of twin beds (cannot be converted into a double).
3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with bath, 2 communal with shower.
Small pets are permitted at this villa.
The property is fenced and pet secured.
Parking - 2 spaces on site
The infinity pool at Le Cerreta features Roman steps leading down from the water’s edge, and a row of sunloungers and circular coffee tables lining the side. A poolside shower is also nearby, and the area is surrounded by lush gardens and gorgeous countryside views.
Pool size: 12 x 4 metres with a depth of 1.2 – 1.6 metres. Open from May to September, weather permitting.Get the full listing »