Does your bucket list for a Chianti villa include ample space for a large party, gorgeous views of the countryside, proximity to one of the region's landmark cities, a private pool, garden – even a substantial spa? If so, Il Villino ticks every box. Located in hills above Siena, Il Villano is the ideal base for you and yours, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion.
Both stylish (mosaics in the private pool) and rustic (terracotta vases filled with flowers and simply furnished rooms), you'll find Il Villino easy on the eye because of the exposed stone. Yet it is outside, in the large, manicured garden, that this property really comes into its own. The terrace has a superb panorama of Chianti and the Val d'Orcia, the private pool is lovely for a refreshing dip, and the nearby gazebo is likely to be the scene of more than one al fresco lunch. Just as it is delightful during the day, so, as the sun sets, the grounds become even more enchanting and are hauntingly illuminated. Were that not enough, you can retreat to the villa's wellness centre with its Jacuzzi and sauna.
Sofa, armchairs, table and chairs, sideboard, cupboard, coffee table, door to Wellness Centre.
Double bed (can be converted to twins), wardrobe, two armchairs.
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), chest of drawers, desk.
Single bed, cupboard, drawers, chair.
Bath, sink, WC.
Shower, sink, WC.
Double bed (cannot be converted to twins), cupboard, rocking chair, desk & chair.
Single bed, cupboard, desk & chair.
Double bed (can be converted to twins), desk and chair.
Shower, sink WC.
Shower, sink, WC.
Jacuzzi, chromotherapy shower, sauna.
Il Villino is a lovely property where the attention to detail is maintained throughout, despite its substantial size. After exploring Siena and the countryside, you will feel as though you are returning to your own private slice of rural Chianti, surrounded by persimmons and lemon trees and with a hilltop view of a breathtaking landscape. This view, incidentally, is equally enjoyable whether you soak it up from the perfectly positioned large terrace and gazebo or the enchanting pool with its mosaic flourishes.
Six bedrooms. Four bathrooms, one en-suite. Wellness Centre accessed from a staircase from the lounge. The first floor is accessed by a wooden staircase with a handrail. The garden is surrounded by a fence and hedge.
The pool is entered by Roman steps. The pool is too deep for non-swimming children. Pool size: 6m x 12m, 1m-2.4m deep. Open April through to 15 November, weather permitting.Get the full listing »