Tuscany - Bucine
Villa Margheria – Bucine - Tuscany
6 Bedrooms – Heated Pool - SPA
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa Margherita is set in a tiny hamlet in the fabled Tuscan rolling hills surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and picturesque fields full of poppies and sunflowers. Cypress trees line the sun-dappled lanes and the property is within easy reach of the wine-producing Chianti hillsides, Arezzo, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena, the medieval hilltop towns and wine-producing areas of Montalcino, Montepulciano, the high medieval towers of San Gimignano and the more famous Florence.
Thanks to its long tradition of gold-smithery, Arezzo is one of the wealthiest towns in Tuscany. In addition to the marvellous Piazza Grande, which holds a world-famous, monthly antiques market, go and have a look at the opulent interiors of the artist Giorgio Vasari's incredible Renaissance home. Not only will you find splendid examples of his works but also an archive containing handwritten letters from Michelangelo and Pope Pius V.
Siena is medieval gem, famous for its architecture, the Campo central piazza and the Palio horse race, which is held twice every summer. The Palio and the Campo piazza both featured in the James Bond Quantum of Solace film and as you sip a cappuccino in the piazza, it's hard not to slip into film-star mode as you watch the world go by.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany and an art-lover's paradise. It was the centre of the Italian Renaissance movement and the museums, galleries, palaces and churches house some of the world's greatest artistic treasures. The Piazza del Duomo is one of the most visited places in Europe. The Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and the Accademia have to been seen and once you tire of art and history, take a wander through the pretty streets and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the River Arno. Florence is also home to designer shopping and fine wine and dining experiences. Thick, juicy Florentine steaks are a local speciality and best accompanied by a delicious, local Chianti wine.
Florence international airport is about an hour's drive from the villa. Pisa and Perugia international airports are about an hour and a half. The nearest small town is 3 km down the road, Arezzo is about half an hour's drive, Siena three quarters of an hour, Florence about an hour and San Gimignano an hour and twenty minutes.
The Property. Villa Margherita sleeps up to 12 guests in six, sumptuous double bedrooms, four of which have luxurious en suite bathrooms. The other two bedrooms both have private bathrooms, although not en suite. Three of the bedrooms are in the main house, three are in the adjacent cottage and they feature traditional, exposed wood-beamed ceilings.
The sitting room in the main house is enormous and has a fireplace with plenty of space to sit around and enjoy cozy conversations in the evenings. The cottage has its own spacious sitting room with a small dining table for more intimate meals. The dining room in the main house has ample room for everybody and the professional-standard kitchen is fully equipped for recreating some of those delicious Tuscan meals you've always dreamed of eating. If you don't feel like cooking, you can always arrange for a chef to come in and do all of the hard work for you.
Despite the enchanting interiors, most of your time here will probably be spent outside relaxing in the delightful gardens or enjoying long, lazy lunches out on the various terraces. The swimming pool has a poolside area furnished with sun loungers for soaking up the Tuscan sun and let's not forget that the spa room features a jacuzzi, a sauna and a massage table.
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- 2 Double bedrooms in the main house, 1 with en suite bathroom, 1 with private bathroom
- 1 Double/Twin bedroom in the main house with en suite bathroom
- 2 Double/Twin bedrooms in the cottage, 1 with en suite bathroom, 1 with private bathroom
- 1 Double bedroom in the cottage with en suite bathroom
- 7 Bathrooms in total
- 2 sitting rooms
- Dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Washing machine
- Air conditioning and heating
- Satellite TV and DVD player
- Mosquito screens
- Outdoor dining with barbecue
- Heated swimming pool (14m x 6m, 1.4m deep)
- Spa, massage table and sauna
- Pre-arrival fridge filling
- Small dogs permitted
- Midweek maid service
- Midweek bedroom and bathroom linen change
- Midweek change of pool towels
- Baby cots and high chairs (3 available)
- Final cleaning
- Extra services on request: professional chef, massages, beauty treatments, tours, activities and excursions, pool heating, home-produced wines, prosecco and olive oil for sale