“Torre del Santo” is located on top of a hill in the Chianti area and commands a spectacular view over the countryside against the backdrop of the towers of San Gimignano. It dates back to the year 1000 and a long and painstaking restoration has transformed it into a splendid holiday residence. The building is made up of two separate parts, the tower and the old barn, connected by a glass corridor rendering this residence even more fascinating and particular and there is also an annex next to the pool. Outdoors is especially welcoming, lawns with rose bushes, scented jasmines, the spill-away edge swimming pool (10x5, 1.10-1.20m deep)(15/05-15/10) with an adjacent Jacuzzi. Three gazebos, the barbeque and the garden furniture make your stay particularly comfortable with the chance to enjoy outdoor meals and dinners. The two most famous cities in Tuscany, namely Florence and Siena, rich with museums, restaurants and high-fashion shops are quick to reach due to its geographical position, half-way between them. The tasteful furnishing is a blend between classic and modern pieces creating a particularly comfortable atmosphere. Included in the price are 2 hours/day cleaning (not on Sundays), a complimentary arrival dinner and Tennis court (10 minute drive distance). It is possible to request a cook for typical Tuscan meals, a chef for ceremonies and special occasions, extra cleaning hours.
The villa has central heating and air conditioning as well as insect screens at the windows.
ACCOMMODATION: (680 m2) Ancient Tower: 2 large halls with arched windows with a splendid view over the valley, 1 bedroom with two beds (which can be joined) with bathroom with shower, WC. 1st fl.:1 double bedroom with fireplace and a large bathroom with double shower, 1 bedroom with two beds (which can be joined) with bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower and sitting room/reading area with large fireplace. 2nd fl.: 1 double bedroom with separate changing room, large bathroom with bath and shower cabin.
Old barn: Gr.Fl.: spacious kitchen with all amenities (2 ovens, microwave oven, double fridge, fridge for wines, 8-burner induction hob, dishwasher), dining room seating 18-20 people, laundry, WC. 1st fl.: 2 double bedrooms (queen size beds) each with bathroom with shower.
Annex near the pool: kitchenette/living room, study with double bed, 1 bathroom with shower.LOCATION: 4 km Barberino Val d’Elsa (all kinds of shops), 30 km San Gimignano, 35 km Florence, 45 km Siena.