Nestled amongst woodland and fields near Bologna and Florence, our peaceful villa is the perfect retreat for families or groups. The villa boasts a large private swimming pool, terraces, stunning views, and comes fully equipped with all mod cons including air conditioning. Sleeps 10.
Our spacious terracotta villa is ideal for groups or families with a well-equipped kitchen diner, spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Its pergola-covered terraces provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape and offer multiple places to relax, read a book, or enjoy al fresco dining. The large 12 x 6 metre swimming pool is an ideal spot for sunbathing with its comfy sun loungers and umbrellas. Inside, the large sitting room with its 42-inch satellite TV, iPod dock, books and board games, is certain to keep all entertained. The open plan kitchen provides a fantastic space for cooking a meal with loved ones with its wooden beams, large Range Cooker, microwave, dishwasher, and dining area with french doors leading to a shaded terrace. There is also a large Weber barbecue for cooking outside during the warm evenings. Upstairs, the first floor offers 3 large bedrooms with king size or twin beds. All bathrooms, including one en-suite, are equipped with power showers, modern wash basins and bidets.
The barn, located just 6 metres from the villa, provides separate accommodation, making it ideal if you are staying with another family or group and want your own private living space. Inside, the ground floor offers an open plan living area with sofas, satellite TV and wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area with table, and small terrace. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and another with twin beds, and one bathroom with power shower, modern wash basin and bidet.
All areas within the Villa and barn are fully air conditioned.
Situated on a hill and surrounded entirely by nature, the setting offers stunning idyllic views and the opportunity to see wildlife such as wild hares, deers and porcupines, as well as plentiful opportunities for walking, playing and exploring. In the summer, you can enjoy horse riding, cycling, tennis, or canoeing, whilst in the winter there is skiing and hiking on the local ski slopes of Sestola and Corno alle Scale. In the heart of Italy's finest culinary region, Emilia-Romagna, you are best placed to sample Italy's most delicious foods such as parmesan cheese and parma ham.
The nearby town of Vergato offers an insight into authentic Italian life with its quaint piazza, shops, restaurants and Monday market selling everything from fresh cheeses to clothes. For art, culture or shopping, the villa is located just a 40-minute drive from Bologna where you can enjoy concerts, opera or art shows, or for those wishing to relax and be pampered the thermal baths at Porretta Terme and Pistoia are just a 30 minute drive away. Italy's other major destinations, such as Milan, Florence and Venice, are easily accessible. The villa is also just a 35-minute drive from Maranello where there is the testing track and museum for Ferrari Formula 1; ideal for motor sport fans!
For Spring, Autumn and Winter lets - we provide free wood for the wood burners. We Summer stays, air conditioning is available throughout the Villa and Barn. We have a fair usage policy for energy (Gas and Electricity). As part of your booking, a credit of €150 per week is applied and guests are charged for any energy used above this sum. Full meter readings are provided.