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 with built-in barbecue is ideal even for the keenest cook. The ground floor is accessed through the bright living room with comfortable sofas and equipped with wide screen television and cd player.
Chillin’ and playing
A little room accessible by a wooden staircase with four steps is available as a private playground for children with various games, pillows, puzzles.
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. Plus, there’s also a room with billiard table and a fitness area.
A cozy and fully equipped kitchen is found in the bar area, where you can try one of the wines that owners have left for their guests as a courtesy welcome, in the refrigerated cellar in the bar. Having this kitchen on ground floor makes it particularly useful to prepare meals to eat on the stunning gardens or rear patio. From the bar area there is also access to the rear part of the villa with a beautifully terracotta tiled patio with gazebo and dining facilities. A built-in barbecue is also available here.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with a private bathroom (one with corner jacuzzi tub and one with shower).
Plus, three more double bedrooms, two of which with ensuite bathrooms and lavishly appointed showers. A room with single beds and a separate large bathroom with a shower and roll top bath tub is also situated on this floor. The bedrooms are air conditioned.
The villa also has laundry room with washer / dryer and central heating.
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