Luxury Villa with private pool near San Gimignano - Renaio
The villa, let on an exclusive basis, overlooks the private garden and the pool.
The total surface of the villa is over 400sqm split on two levels and connected by a handsome external stairway leading to the daytime areas on first floor and corner with stunning views of the countryside.
The interiors were renovated with care by the owners, using materials consistent with the cottage's origins. The ceiling is typical of the old Tuscan farmhouses, with flat terracotta bricks and wooden beams and rafters; one room has a vaulted brick ceiling.
The arched dining area is spacious with panoramic windows. The beautiful stone fireplace is ideal to enhance the ambiance in cooler months.
On the first floor the outstanding tiled kitchen is ideal even for the keenest cook. The ground floor is accessed through the bright fully equipped kitchen for quick breakfasts or lunches before setting off for an excursion in the Chianti and or nearby cities.
Chillin’ and playing
A little room located in the kitchen on the ground floor and accessible by a wooden staircase with four steps is available as a private playground for children with various games, pillows, puzzles.
On the first floor, a separate reading room with library equipped with comfortable sofas is the perfect place to indulge in one of the fine wines that the owner left for their guests as a courtesy welcome.
On the first floor traditional Tuscan kitchen equipped for the preparation of lunches or dinners, to be enjoyed in the dining room with fireplace, on days when the weather conditions do not allow to be able to stay outdoors.
On the ground floor there is a separate TV room, equipped with air conditioning
On the ground floor there is a large and cozy kitchen equipped with a breakfast or aperitif counter or to enjoy the welcome snack that the owners leave upon arrival for guests.This kitchen on the ground floor is particularly useful for preparing meals to be enjoyed in the wonderful garden or on the rear patio of the villa, equipped with tables, chairs, barbecue and wood-burning oven.
Outside in a particularly shaded garden area, ping-pong table. Plus, there’s also a room with billiard table and a fitness area.
The private Renaio holiday villa has 5 double bedrooms, three of which, upon request, can be prepared singles and a double sofa bed placed in the separate living / reading room on the first floor.
On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms with private bathroom and shower.
On the ground floor there are 3 other double bedrooms with private bathrooms (two with showers and one with a Jacuzzi and shower).
On the ground floor, finally, there is another service bathroom with shower and bathtub.
The villa is equipped with a billiard room, laundry room with washer / dryer and gym area.
All bedrooms are air conditioned.
Villa Renaio’s Location and History
Villa Renaio stands on the same hill as Casaglia, ancient medieval burg within the municipality of San Gimignano, on one of the Via Francigena routes and overlooking the valley that in ancient times was the theatre of armed clashes between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.
They fought each other to gain control over Tuscany's various areas and specifically: "during the Casaglia war, in 1199, the Colle and San Gimignano armies fought that of Poggibonsi over boundaries and dominance in the area, until the boundaries and sovereignty were reviewed and carefully established."
(Historical notes from Wikipedia).
The magnificent location on which the villa stands affords splendid views: on clear and bright days, your sight can soar over the Apuan Alps, the Pistoia Apennines, the Monte Maggio, the Pratomagno and the hills descending towards the sea; the hills offers a stupendous view from the villa's gardens.
The road leading to the villa offers a very special scenery to those who love nature, as it winds its way through woods and fields, destination of hikes and of horse and mountain bike rides.
The private swimming pool
The pool (approximately 8x16 metres), located in the sunniest part of the garden, is kept open year-round in order to give a more pleasant look to the property. The owners manage directly its cleaning and its maintenance in perfect working order. The pool is kept open even at night with inside and outside lighting regulated in accordance with the guests' personal requirements.
From the pool's deck, well equipped with deck chairs and beach umbrellas, you enjoy a beautiful view over San Gimignano's medieval towers: a peaceful and restful environment that favours a relaxing stay. The garden, as well as the threshing yard adjacent to the villa, is equipped with tables and chairs for enjoyable open air dinners and lunches. A barbecue area and a wood-fired oven are also available.
Garden and outdoors
The large garden, about 4000mq, in which the private use pool is located, affords an enchanting vista over the surrounding valley and hills. The owners take care of the garden personally and with passion, keeping it always well stocked with plants and flowers whose colours and aromas give a pleasant, comfortable and relaxing feel to the villa's exterior spaces.
A 19th century Villa near San Gimignano
The villa, a double deck, is a typical Tuscan farmhouse; it has been registered in the municipality of San Gimignano since 1800, but it was certainly built earlier, at a time when country cottages were not yet registered.
It was wisely renovated by the owners while maintaining its original character: the external structure of the cottage has been left unchanged, restoring the degraded portions with ancient recovered materials from the same era as the original structure and renovating the interior spaces in faithful Tuscan style.ù