Nestling in the heart of the world-famous Chianti Valley, just thirty minutes from Florence, stands this amazing Castle. This graceful country residence is located near the ancient town of Castelfiorentino and is steeped in history. Its origins date back to the early years of the 13th century when a powerful Longobard clan from the Elsa Valley - the Conti Alberti - chose Cabbiavoli as the site for their castle, later converted into the elegant villa you can see today. The Conti Alberti family owned the property until the 17th century. Traces of the original 13th-century fort are still discernible in the square brick tower and the walls alongside the villa.
Exterior & garden: A Limonaia is converted into a casual sitting room, with six arched windows offering sweeping views of surrounding countryside. In the garden there is a XIII Chapel dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, restored in XVIII century.
A pool (10 x 5 meters) is set on its own terrace, reached from a flight of open stairs from the entrance courtyard, with an adjacent enclosed lawn centred on tall umbrella pines and brick wall. Very private pool area, one side shaded by a loggia set with cushioned teak chaise longue and sun beds. Fridge for cold drinks. Shower at one end under cypress trees.
Living areas: On the ground floor of the villa, two large living rooms with fireplaces. Study with fireplace.
Dining area: Sumptuous dining room with fireplace and French windows access the courtyard. Old cotta bricks extend from the courtyard to a front dining terrace set beside the Limonaia for meals al fresco. Spacious and fully equipped kitchen.
Bedrooms & bathrooms:
Ground floor, one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi.
First floor, one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower. Two twin bedrooms, one with Jacuzzi and shower, one with bathtub and shower. One double bedroom with fireplace, bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower and balcony overlooking the court.
Tower: bedroom suite with fireplace, and en-suite bathroom with shower.
XII century suite tower: Medieval tower alongside the villa (part of the original castle) has its own access. From the living room on the ground floor a staircase takes you up to a double bedroom with its own bathroom with shower. Breathtaking roof terrace.
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