Historic home which belonged, over the centuries, to noble Florentine families, Villa Pandora has been recently restored and is now a beautiful private Villa. Perched on a hilltop surrounded by cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards, the villa enjoys wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Villa Pandora is on two main levels plus the medieval tower. The interiors are spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. From the garden, you enter directly into a little entrance lounge with settee and writing desk. After the entrance, on the left, is a fully equipped kitchen furnished in Tuscan style. From the entrance you enter into the main dining room with a beautiful Renaissance fireplace, large table, chairs and beamed ceiling. Originally the ballroom of the ancient Castle, the dining room communicates with a comfortably furnished sitting room with fireplace, settee and armchairs. On the same floor is another inviting living / reading room with fireplace, settees, armchairs and satellite television, which opens out onto the garden. Also on the ground floor, after the main entrance, on the right, is a dining room with table and chairs and another sitting room which opens outside onto the garden. A staircase of 26 steps leads up to the first floor where there are three beautiful bedrooms elegantly decorated, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and sitting area with settee, armchairs and fireplace, another double bedroom with writing desk and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower which opens onto a small balcony, a twin bedroom (which can be turned into double bedroom on request) with in-room sink and a bathroom with bath/shower. The twin bedroom can be turned into a suite with ensuite bathroom by closing the door which opens onto the corridor. So as to leave the wonderful characteristics and original architecture of this beautiful Villa intact, the second floor and the six bedrooms are spread over various wings and levels. A staircase of 18 steps leads up to the second floor where there is another sitting area with stove. From the sitting area you enter directly into a double bedroom with four poster bed, fireplace and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower. This beautiful bedroom enjoys pretty views of the Tuscan hills. A small staircase of 9 steps leads up to the tower where there is another sitting room with fireplace. From the sitting room, going up 23 wooden steps more, there is a double bedroom with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom with shower. Next to the sitting area there is another twin bedroom (which can be turned into double bedroom on request) with air conditioning and bathroom with bath/shower. Also on the second floor, there is another sitting room with fireplace which opens onto the covered loggia which overlooks the garden. Going up 5 steps, there are two double bedrooms (both of which can convert to twins on request) with fireplace. These two bedrooms share a separate bathroom. Also on this floor, in front of the sitting room, is a further charming double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, where Lyz Taylor stayed in the ’60. The outdoor areas of the villa are well maintained and offer lawns and areas for relaxing. In a secluded position, next to the French garden, there is a beautiful infinity pool (11m x 12m) with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The swimming pool is equipped with sun beds and outdoor showers and there is also a gazebo with table, chairs and settees, where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area. The villa is fitted with modern comforts including air conditioning and stereo. There is a covered parking. The owners who live next door, whilst being very friendly and helpful, do not intrude on your privacy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged on request as can cookery classes for those wishing to master the arts of the local cuisine. Painting classes and other activities such as excursions to explore the Chianti area can also be arranged on request (payable locally). Situated in the heart of Chianti area Villa Pandora is only 8 km from Bagno a Ripoli with its shops and restaurants. Florence, centre of art and culture, is about 12 km away. Other Tuscan jewels such as Siena and Lucca can be easily reached by car. You can book Villa Pandora for weddings or other ceremonies. It is also possible to rent the villa for smaller groups at a reduced rate. (Details available on request) DETAILS Ground floor: Entrance lounge with settee and writing desk > Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher > Dining room with fireplace, table and chairs > Sitting room with fireplace, settee and armchairs > Living / reading room with fireplace, settees, armchairs and satellite television > Dining room with table and chairs > Sitting room. First floor: Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with toilet and sink and sitting area with settee, armchairs and fireplace > Double bedroom with writing desk and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink and bidet > Twin bedroom (which can be turned into double bedroom on request) with in-room sink > Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink and bidet. Second floor: Sitting area with stove > Double bedroom with four poster bed, fireplace and ensuite bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink and bidet > Sitting room with fireplace > Double bedroom (which can convert to twin on request) with fireplace > Double bedroom (which can convert to twin on request) with fireplace > Bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink and bidet > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and bidet. Upper level (Tower): Sitting room with fireplace > Double bedroom with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and bidet > Twin bedroom (which can be turned into double bedroom on request) with air conditioning and bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink and bidet. Central heating* > Garden > Covered loggia > Gazebo with table, chairs and settees > Barbeque > Swimming pool > Satellite Television > WiFi internet connection > Stereo > Covered parking > Breakfast, lunch and dinner on request* > Fly screens in all bedrooms > approx 8 km from Bagno a Ripoli > approx 12 km from Florence. (* Services payable locally)
- Villa16145 sq. ft.
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Member Since 2015
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- 19 Oct 2018
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Bagno a Ripoli, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Accommodation tax indicated is per day per person.
Damage deposit: €1,000.00