In the green and harmonious Val di Chiana, in a border area between Siena and Arezzo, and a few minutes from the fascinating Cortona, one of the oldest Etruscan cities in Tuscany perched on the top of a hill 600m above sea level, is Albachiara: a charming stone farmhouse, originally conceived as an agricultural shed for the nearby Leopoldina villa (discreetly inhabited by the owner, a useful reference point for guests) and totally modernized through a recent conservative renovation, in which all of them have been carefully recovered the original materials. The result is a welcoming and elegant country house, fully equipped, characterized in the interiors by natural shades that recall the colors of the earth and illuminate the rooms. furnished in a sober and essential way to create a warm and inviting home atmosphere. Outside, the luxuriant garden, with multiple blooms, is the flagship of this property, frames the inviting equipped areas and accompanies guests to experience the spectacle of nature in an exclusive triumph of scents and colors, where relaxation and quiet are guaranteed. The farmhouse, surrounded by fields of sunflowers and overlooking Cortona, is not far from the shopping centers and road links, and allows you to undertake interesting cultural, artistic and enogastronomic itineraries towards the main art cities of Tuscany, such as Siena, Florence. in Arezzo, but also in nearby Umbria, such as Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto. The famous rural villages around Siena, such as San Gimignano, Montepulciano.
The Emma Villas Concierge team will be at your disposal for any urgency or need during your stay. All telephone numbers are provided with the sending of the travel documentation.
The farmhouse is on two levels. The main entrance on the ground floor opens onto the living room, with sofas and satellite TV, which leads to the dining room, the latter connected to the kitchen and to a further living room. Each room is equipped with French windows for direct access to the garden. Also on the ground floor there are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower. The first floor, accessible from the staircase in the kitchen, houses a double bedroom (with divisible bed) and a twin bedroom (with joinable beds), both served by a bathroom with shower.
The entire property, completely fenced and protected by a double leylandii hedge border along the entire perimeter, occupies an area of approximately 1 hectare. Once through the entrance gate, along the internal avenue bordered by cypresses and lavender and rosemary bushes that leads to the parking area, a luxuriant and well-kept park opens up. A large lawn area is occupied by the rich and assorted orchard, with plum trees, cherries, peach trees, strawberry grapes. Holm oaks, lime trees, lemon trees alternate with aromatic bushes and rose climbers, protagonists everywhere in the garden. On one side of the farmhouse, along the perimeter enriched with camellias, rhododendrons and hydrangeas, a wooden gazebo is set up with a comfortable outdoor lounge, table and chairs, and a few steps away, in front of the French door of the dining room, there is a wood-burning oven and a mobile barbecue. At the center of the garden, where two majestic weeping willows and a fountain edged with white roses dominate, the portico, a large wooden structure framed by Canadian vines, also equipped with a table and benches, is an ideal living area to enjoy all shadow of the placid atmosphere all around. The laundry room is set up in the wooden structure under the portico, accessible from the outside.NB: It should be noted that the photo shoots are usually made in spring, therefore the colors and blooms of the gardens, lawns and parks may be different at the time of your entry into the villa.
Open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October, the sunny swimming pool, for the exclusive use of guests, is located in a central area of the park, about 40m from the house, on a level accessible by four stone steps. . The rectangular-shaped pool, with a stone border, internal PVC lining and Roman steps for access to the water, measures 5 x 10 m and has a depth varying from 0.70 to 1.90m. It is purified with chlorine and has an external shower with cold water. Around the pool, a large lawn area welcomes the sunbathing area, with sun loungers and deck chairs, bordered by a very rich vegetation of plants and abundant blooms and connected, through a wooden walkway, to an additional lawn area perfect for playing. some children. To complete the area there are 2 gazebos, one in wood and one in iron covered with climbing roses, set up as a seating area with sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. The pool is equipped with lights inside the pool and lighting in the surrounding area.
Pets: Yes, small size (maximum 1). € 50.00 per animal per week to be paid locally. Acceptance of animals to the facility must be previously authorised by the owner upon communication of the number of animals, size and breed.