Beautiful country farhmouse that is the Tuscan villa dream of many... centrally located in the heart of Chianti and situated on 30 acres of vineyards, olive groves, forests and woodland, yet within walking distance to town, all bedrooms and main living areas have air conditioning a lovely and child safe fenced in swimming pool quiet country area yet only 5 minutes to the motorway for easy access to anywhere in Italy. Experience the best that Tuscany has to offer: centrally located in the heart of Chianti and situated on 30 acres of vineyards, olive groves, forests and woodland, yet within walking distance to town, air conditioning and swimming pool a quiet country location yet only 5 minutes to the motorway for easy access to anywhere in Italy. This house has it all. Podere Jessica is situated on over thirty acres of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland assuring you total privacy with sweeping views over the countryside. The beautifully restored stone country house is located in Chianti between Florence and Siena in a tranquil and private area. Yet it is only a twenty minute walk to a charming fortified medieval village in a stunning setting. The town was founded by the Romans and still maintains its original design of tiny streets winding around fairy tale stone houses. The village has all the necessities you'll need to live as an Italian, including a bakery, coffee bar, butcher shop, restaurant, pharmacy, bancomat, tourist office and other shops. It is also an excellent base for excursions to the quaint villages in Chianti, Greve, Panzano, Castellina and Radda. The famous medieval cities of Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and Volterra are easily reached from Podere Jessica. After a busy day of sightseeing, settle into the slow steady rhythm of Italian life under the wisteria-covered pergola. Relax poolside and have dinner under the covered loggia. There are hiking trails through the woods where you can have a picnic on a stone table or stroll to a nearby winery. Ideally located half way between Florence and Siena and while it is only a 5 minute drive to the motorway from the house - you cannot see or hear the highway from Podere Jessica. THE MAIN HOUSE GROUND FLOOR: Step into the large covered loggia and open the front door into the hall. On your left is a country style kitchen that leads into the spacious living/dining room. A second covered terrace leads out through a large set of doors where you can sit and relax with views of the olive groves and swimming pool. To the right of the entrance hall is a hall bathroom, a Twin Bedroom that can be joined together for a Double on request. This bedroom has glass doors that lead out to a grassy meadow. A set of stairs from the entrance hall leads down to the Garden Level. The laundry room is reached by a door next to the loggia outside. GARDEN LEVEL: This floor has a Double Bedroom with en suite bathroom with a claw foot tub and a separate shower and a large glass doors that lead out to the garden. This room is ideal for those that prefer their privacy! FIRST FLOOR: From a staircase on the left side of the entrance hall, you come to the upper level where there is a Queen bedroom with fireplace, and a large en suite bath with claw foot tub and separate shower. Incredible countryside views from the windows. There is Twin (or Double ) bedroom with en suite bath with a double sink and tub and separate shower. This room has sweeping views of the countryside. This floor also has a family room with an entertainment center with Satellite TV and Stereo as well as internet access. There is also a sofa bed and ottoman which can sleep an additional two persons. THE COTTAGE BARN: Adjacent to the main house is a pretty little restored barn, with steps leading up to the independent apartment that has a bright, roomy and comfortable Queen bedroom with walk-in close, newly remodeled kitchenette, eating area and a newly ( 2009) remodeled bathroom with two sinks, tub and separate shower. There is also a sofa bed in this room making it ideal for a couple with a small child. THE OUTDOOR AREA: The home is surrounded with beautiful outdoor living spaces, including two covered loggias, one with wood burning oven and barbecue, is perfect for dining alfresco or just sitting with a good book and a glass of wine after a morning of shopping at the local markets. The fenced-in swimming pool is set in the garden and surrounded by flower-filled terracotta urns. This beautiful small agricultural estate has 30 acres, 20 of which are woodlands and the remaining consists of a small vineyard, olive grove and pastures. A lovely stream stocked with trout runs along the southern border of the property. Sleeps 10 + 2 5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths ROOMS Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Study, Family Room, Private Laundry, Terrace, Garden, 2 Double Bedrooms with en suite baths 2 Double/Twin Bedrooms 1 Double Bedroom 2 Single Sofa Beds, one in the family room and one in the cottage 5 Bathroom with Tub (includes either hand-held or wall mount shower) FACILITIES Stove, Oven, Private Barbecue, Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, Phone, Dial-up Internet Access, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV with English Speaking Channels, Stereo, WiFI connection, Printer/Fax, DVD player, Wood Burning Oven, Ceiling Fan in the Cottage Bedroom AMENITIES Private In-ground Pool, 15 x 7 meters, Air Conditioning, Central Heat, Maid Service, Views, Window Screens, Maid Service includes 3 hours per day with a Mid Week Linen Change, Grocery Delivery (groceries are payable on arrival with presentation of receipt),3 Baby Cribs (Cots) and 2 High Chairs, 1 Stroller, (baby furniture must be ordered at time of booking) Air Conditioning in all bedrooms and main living areas, Mid week cleaning and linen change, pool towels, Property is gated and pool is fenced.
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