Figline Valdarno, south of Florence
A villa with private garden and pool in a beautifully renovated hamlet
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioning
- All ensuite
Close to Florence, on the slopes of the apennines, a skilled architect has transformed farm buildings into beautiful and elegant dwellings. Pilastri is the queen of them, with an independent garden and private swimming pool. The interiors are spacious and airy, wih great attention paid to every detail. Next door the estate has its own private restaurant and private concierge, making you feel very well looked after indeed. Getting to Florence is very easy from the villa, whether you drive, are driven or decide to use the train....
Entrance to the property is via a gate into the large private garden with wide lawns which enjoys a wonderful panorama and curves around two sides of the house. While in one area there is a stone-topped table suitable for meals al fresco, at the heart of the garden is Pilastri’s private swimming pool with a columned portico at one end furnished with sun beds that can be moved to take in more or less of the sun’s rays.
Looking onto the pool area are five sets of French doors that provide entrance and light into the whole of the ground floor. There is access to an eat-in kitchen with a table for 8 and a large room with a beautifully coffered ceiling whose living and dining areas are separated by a painted screen. The dining area has a table for 8, while the living area has sofas, armchairs and a round table for cards or board games all set near easy access to the garden.
Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom with an ensuite travertine-dressed bathroom and independent access to the garden, making this an ideal suite for those needing or wishing to avoid the stairs. At one end of the long living area is a door to the laundry room and at the other a stairway leading up to further sleeping accommodations. On this level there are three double bedrooms; while all are under the eaves, they do not feel restrictive, for there are windows facing the garden and pool area. Each has an ensuite bathroom and in two cases also a separate shower.