Villa Grande is an impressive and unique villa set in a desirable location in the beautiful Chianti hills, half way between the charming towns of Panzano and Greve. Villa Grande is the ideal place to relax in tranquillity and peace. The property has been restored with great attention to detail whilst offering contemporary comforts such as, air conditioning in the bedrooms and a gym. Enjoy stunning views of the vineyards, cypress rows and the hilltop town of Panzano from this picturesque villa. This villa can sleep up to 20 persons with the additional accommodation of a cottage and barn.
The property was owned by the Verrazzano family for hundreds of years and has recently been acquired by a Florentine family. Guests can spend many a fine evening relaxing in this villa with family and friends, enjoying excellent food and the stunning scenery into the long summer evenings. Entering into the ground floor there is a spacious living room with fireplace, a bright dining room and a professional kitchen equipped with contemporary appliances including a dishwasher, ice maker, food processor/blender, juicer, oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and kettle. The villa also has a television room which is equipped with a flat screen plasma television with English language news channels and a good selection of movie channels that can be watched in English. There is also a DVD player with a large collection of DVDs to enjoy, several CD players and a DSL wireless internet connection available.
There is also a separate cottage which can be rented alongside the main villa that sleeps an extra 4 guests, It has a small living room with fireplace and kitchen diner which is equipped with appliances including a dishwasher, oven and refrigerator. It has a separate entrance with a small private patio and a terrace with table and sun umbrellas
The barn also sleeps an extra 4 guests, on the ground floor is the living room with mezzanine and kitchenette, outside is a a veranda with table and armchairs.
One of the great holiday experiences when staying at a villa in Tuscany is to have a private dinner cooked for you by professional staff at the villa. Cooks can be pre booked so that you can relax during your stay. Italian home cooking really is second to none, with the use of tasty seasonal and local ingredients and complimented by a glass of the fine local Chianti wines.
Villa Grande can sleep 12 people if the main villa only is booked, 16 people if the cottage is also used, 20 people in the villa, cottage and barn.
Villa: There are two en-suite double bedrooms on the ground floor and four on the first floor. All bedrooms are doubles and four of the six beds can be converted into twins upon request. All bedrooms are en suite, of which 3 are shower rooms and 3 are bathrooms with bath and separate shower unit.
Cottage: On the first floor are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. One of these double bedrooms can be converted into a twin. Both en suites are shower rooms.
Barn: two en-suite double bedrooms , one with a shower and one with bath tub and hand held shower.
All bedrooms are air conditioned.
Outside there is a traditional BBQ and several terraces, including the main terrace with dining table which can be accessed directly from the kitchen and from which guests can enjoy the beautiful countryside views overlooking the vineyards and onto Panzano. The spacious and meticulously kept Tuscan garden is safe for children with extensive lawns and a fenced, chlorine free 15 x 6m swimming pool with a depth of 1.68m throughout. The garden lawns are surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. There is plenty of room for parking on the villa grounds.
In the garden is a gymnasium with air conditioning and Hammam (Turkish Bath). Equipment in the gym includes a treadmill, cross trainer and bicycle.
The closest village to Villa Grande is the lovely village of Greve, located just 3 km away. Panzano in Chianti is 5 kms away. In both villages you will find a wide selection of excellent local restaurants and amenities. Florence is 30kms away, and Florence airport is 1 hour away.
In addition to the stunning scenery and the tranquil, relaxing environment that the Tuscany region affords, there is also plenty to do with your family and friends! Practice your Italian cooking, wine tastings in the fabulous Chianti vineyards, walking in the hills and countryside, swimming in your private pool, bicycle rides, tennis, golf, visits to the beautiful local villages, and not forgetting trips to the magnificent cities of Florence and Siena, both of which are steeped in history and tradition.
Daily maid service (3 hours)
Welcome hamper with fresh fruit and local products
Supply of linen, towels and pool towels
Toiletries (hand soap, shampoo and conditioner)
All utilities, including air conditioning
Pool, gym, hammam + 6 mountain bikes
Gardener/pool maintenance (pool closed mid-October to mid-May)
24 hour on-call emergency contact
There is one cot and highchair available and free of charge.
The following services can be organized upon request and are payable locally to the owner upon departure- additional maid service (15 Euro per hour); dinners upon request; personal driver; baby sitting; massages; telephone (extra charge for all calls); first shopping service (15 Euro per hour plus groceries); additional linen and towel change (38 Euro per room).
Private Cook: for lunches and dinners, charged on the basis of time spent for shopping, cooking, cleaning and waiting at the table, 30 Euro per hour for 6 guests or fewer, or 45 Euro 45 per hour for more than 8 guests, plus in each case the grocery purchase costs. The cost includes waiting at the table It is recommended to pre-order a private dinner at the villa on your first night of arrival so you can relax and be catered for after a day of travelling. Please request upon booking.
As noted above, the housekeeper of the villa will be happy to provide a foodpack for you upon arrival, the price will be the hourly cost of the maid to do the shopping, plus the receipt for the groceries. Please advise us of the list of groceries you would like to have when you arrive.
For bookings outside of the Summer months of May to September, additional gas heating may be required which is payable locally at a cost of 350 Euro per week. The breakage deposit for this villa is €2000 Euro which can be paid pre-departure by credit card.
Tourist tax is due at check out (€2,00 per person/per day for max 7 days (from 14 years of age).
Prices quoted are per villa per week. Please note where your holiday dates cross multiple price bands the total holiday price is calculated per day per price band.
The rates quoted for 2022 bookings are based on 2021 rates and are subject to final confirmation around Oct / Nov 2021 when contracts are signed.
The following items may be added when you book this property.
1. Select your duration nights
2. Select your start date from the calendar
In peak season many of our villas will be set to multiples of 7 nights. e.g. 7, 14, 21 etc.
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