Villa Badia is a beautiful Tuscan villa, once a farmhouse, now restored to a high standard. With space for 12 guests and a private swimming pool with panoramic views over the countryside, it's an excellent base for exploring Tuscany or for simply relaxing and enjoying the local winemakers produce and the excellent restaurants in the area.
Arezzo, Siena and Florence are all within easy reach, as are the wine regions of Chianti and the Valdorcia, as well as Spa Towns further south.
The entrance leads into a spacious and well-equipped kitchen, with a central marble console ideal for preparing fresh pasta or for a chef to prepare your meals for you. A dining room adjoins the kitchen, with a beautiful luminous window overlooking the garden, and beyond this dining room you'll find the living room.
From the living-room a wide, stone staircase leads to the first floor where you will find five double bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine floor with access to a twin room. The ceiling in this twin room is low and it is best-suited to children. There are four bathrooms overall.
Outside the villa has plenty of furnished space, with a number of shaded areas available for al-fresco dining or simply reading and relaxing, overlooking the fenced pool and the boules area.
Once the territory of powerful feudal lords, the fertile valley of the Ambra River lies central to the Florence, Siena and Arezzo triangle; not surprisingly, throughout the Middle Ages it was land to be fought over and frequently traded hands - until the formidable Medici family did away with its influence and relegated it to the role of Florentine breadbasket.
For this the modern tourist can be thankful; the protected land and buildings seen today are not that removed from the Tuscan countryside seen in ancient frescos. There are many good restaurants and lively festivals in the charming towns and villages nearby, and with the famous tips of the triangle - Siena, Arezzo, Florence - all within easy driving distance, Villa Badia is easily one of the most comfortable and well placed holiday spots you could find.
For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.
We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "Booking Protect" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.
Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.
It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.
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