Villa Chiara is a contemporary villa at the foot of the hills of Northern Tuscany, close to the natural hot springs of Monsummano Terme. The position is ideally placed for visiting Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano and more, with easy access to the elegant beaches of Versilia too. Spacious and well-appointed, it has five ensuite double bedrooms, three of which have an extra single-bed, so the house sleeps 10 to 13 guests.
The villa is set in its own private garden with views of the mountains and of the old fortified village of Montecatini Alto, still perched up on its strategic hilltop. The private swimming pool is an 'L' shape, with the main body at 11 x 7 metres plus an extra section of 4 x 5 mt, depth 1.4 to 1.55 mt, with shaded. furnished areas for relaxing. As a further delight, the house also has a large jacuzzi, a sauna, turkish bath and a gym, making this villa perfect for utter relaxation.
The nearest town is 1.5km away and has a supermarket, pharmacy,post office, caffe’, bank and is only a short walk away if you'd like to walk to a pizzeria or restaurant in the evening. For sports lovers, there is an 18 hole golf course “La Pievaccia” 2 kms away, and a tennis club as well.
The villa can sleep 13 people on two floors. It has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and some of the double bedrooms can have single beds added to them - they are all spacious and so are the bathrooms.
The main space on the ground floor is a large living-room, dining area, and kitchen, all flooded with light; it opens out onto a shaded outdoor area ideal for al-fresco dining. Also on the ground floor, facing towards the swimming pool, is a very well-equipped sauna area, with a large and deep Jacuzzi, heated recliners, a sauna and a turkish bath. This area is served by 2 changing rooms with WC and showers and a bathroom with WC, basin which can be used also by handicapped/eldery people near to the lounge room. This area is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring the hill towns and museums of Tuscany.
The ground floor also has a double en-suite bedroom, wheelchair accessible, with a double bed, flat satellite tv, ensuite bathroom (with shower and access for disabled) plus private access to the garden. Lastly, the ground floor also houses a laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board and a clothes line.
From the living room an open staircase leads up to the first floor where you will find 4 spacious double bedrooms, all with private bathroom with shower, Sat. Tv. Three of the bedrooms also have a single bed. Finally, there is a gym room (flat bench, barbells with weights, dumbbells, pull-up bar, TRX, anklets weights, sliders) with TV. This area is only reachable by a lift from the spa.
This is a review from my agency visit to the villa - not a client review. I visited the house in Feb 2023 and was struck by how well-appointed the villa is; it's remarkable to see a house with a full private spa, gym, sauna, Turkish bath, heated recliners and a large Jacuzzi. The hedges around the fenced garden make the house feel very private while still giving beautiful views of the surrounding hills from the gazebos that are close to the pool and outside the living room. I know the area well through walking and climbing close by (there's a sport climbing quarry close by) and it's a great spot to be based in to explore Tuscany.Dan Wrightson staying in Villa Chiara . Feb 2023
The villa is in the province of Pistoia, midway between Florence and Pisa, and also close to Lucca - it's ideally placed for exploring all the famous art cities of Tuscany. The area immediately around the villa is home to two of the best Thermal springs in Tuscany, Montecatini Terme and Monsummano.
The famous wine regions of Bolgheri and of Chianti are also easily reachable.
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.
For more details see our Booking Conditions and Booking Protect. You can add Booking Protect to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.
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