An idyllic retreat - situated on an exclusive country estate only 6 Km from Montaione, 1 hour from Florence and 30 minutes from San Gimignano. La Duca di Santo Stefano has been renovated to a high standar combining contemporary interiors with traditional Tuscan stone exteriors. Floor to ceiling glass doors on all sides and a slightly elevated position mean you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding valley. Cookery lesson, chef service, breakfast and babysitting available. available. Wi-fi
There are 7 luxury villas situated over this vast estate. All of them are completely private and independent. There is a reception on-site with English speaking staff who offer a concierge service.
The views and setting are simply breathtaking!!! There is a famous restaurant in Montaione called Palazzo di Mannaioni - they offer our guests a special welcome apperatif and selection of fresh bread, cheese and meats. Well worth a visit. Cokery days also possible.
Set in private, gated grounds, La Duca di Santo Stefano is a highly exclusive, stunning ground floor villa, newly renovated and highly contemporary yet at the same time totally traditional in old Tuscan stone. With large private lawns the property emanates peace and tranquillity. Panoramic sliding glass veranda doors on all sides and the slightly elevated position let you enjoy fantastic views over the surrounding valley, while a lovely pool with central spa bath feature is set away in the private stone walled courtyard.
House area: 90sq.m. Garden and courtyard areas: 1000sq.m.
Accommodation situated over one floor - Ground floor living area all on one level- No internal steps.
Living Area: ground floor. Fireplace lounge, dining area, kitchen area with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, American coffee maker, toaster.
Main dining table seats comfortably 6 guests. Glass sliding veranda doors on all sides.
Rooms: off ground floor garden side. Master double bedroom, hallway leading into private shower room. Glass veranda sliding doors to garden on both sides of the bedroom. Feature only fireplace. Off ground floor pool side hallway leads to: Twin/Double bedroom with en-suite shower room; Double/twin bedroom with private shower room. Both with glass veranda sliding doors on to garden.
The Villa has air conditioning and heating system. Each room has its own hairdryer.
Courtyard : furnished with cushioned rattan furniture. Pool solarium with sunbeds, sun umbrellas. Pool solarium is directly accessible from French windows from the villa. Panoramic dining area. Paved stone courtyard, olive trees and flowering beds, extensive lawns on 3 sides of the house.
Swimming pool: Private pool with central spa bath feature 8 x 5m. Depth 90cm – 1m approx. In the case of good weather the pool may be opened earlier. During the low season it may be opened at a supplement. The pool is not heated.
The pool, courtyard and garden are all lit up at night.
NB: *On a note for children":
The spacious indoor ground floor areas offer great floor space for children to play and given the proximity of the pool to the house they can be kept instantly in view although as always children need to be watched.
Swimming pool: Private pool with central spa bath feature 5 x 4m.
Private gated property with remote control gated entrance.
EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE UPON PAYMENT:
The Restaurant Mannaioni provides catering services on request.
Local cook or chef available dayly or for special occasion - to be booked in advance
Villa Stocking and Grocery Shopping Services (groceries and service charge to pay for locally)
Extra folding baby bed up to 2.5 years usually. Euros 90 per week. Paid with rental
High chair, baby bath: Euros 25 per week each item. Payable locally
Extra fold away child bed up to 12 years usually - where permitted: Euros 250 per week. Paid with rental
Extra adult bed (where permitted) Euros 350 per week. Paid with rental
A La Carte Services available on request.