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LA QUERCIA ESATE - LUXURY TUSCAN VILLA WITH POOL, 8 MILES SOUTH OF FLORENCE

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
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La Quercia Estate is a luxury home dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones. The villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente, and his paintings can be admired inside the estate. This villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the town, that is renowned for the terracotta production. The villa is on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and it is only 12 km (8 miles) from Florence. This location is ideal, as it is also very close to some of the most renowned Tuscan towns such as Siena (40 miles), San Gimignano (30 miles), Lucca (54 miles) and Pisa (57 miles). Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence is 10 miles from the villa, Peretola airport is 17 miles, and the motorway ...La Quercia Estate is a luxury home dating back to the 17th century, built entirely using ancient terracotta and stones. The villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente, and his paintings can be admired inside the estate. This villa is situated in Impruneta, just 1.5 km (half mile) from the center of the town, that is renowned for the terracotta production. The villa is on a hillock that dominates the Chianti hills, and it is only 12 km (8 miles) from Florence. This location is ideal, as it is also very close to some of the most renowned Tuscan towns such as Siena (40 miles), San Gimignano (30 miles), Lucca (54 miles) and Pisa (57 miles). Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence is 10 miles from the villa, Peretola airport is 17 miles, and the motorway is 5 miles. In the town of Impruneta, that is also reachable on foot with a 25 min walk, the guests can find everything they need for grocery shopping; there is a supermarket, a booth on Mon/Wed/Fri for fresh fruit and vegetables, a fish stall on Thursday, butcher shop, coffee shop, pastry shop, bakery, pharmacy, restaurants, and a bus service, that connects with Florence in 30 minutes. Then, for the most active, Impruneta also boasts two tennis clay courts, a beautiful golf course, and a horse back riding club. The paved road from the villa to the town is ideal to take walks or jogs in the early morning, or at sunset. In front of the main entrance to the house, there is a beautiful loggia with dining table and wicker chairs, and a living area with bamboo furniture. On the backside of the property, there is a centenary oak tree (La Quercia in Italian) under which there is an open-air dining area with a round table in stone, and another living area that is situated in front of a salt-water private swimming pool, surrounded by laurel and cypress hedges. GROUND FLOOR -Dining room with antique decorative clay ceiling tiles -Double living room with fireplace and an LCD flat screen -Typical and fully equipped Tuscan kitchen with a professional 5 burner gas cooktop -Twin/queen bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower stall This bedroom can also be accessed directly from the outside FIRST FLOOR -Two twin/queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms with bath shower screen and wall mounted shower head -Master bedroom with king size bed, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with tub and shower stall GUEST HOUSE Next to the villa, there is a guest house with a queen size bed, and a cute little bathroom with shower stall. Upon requested, if an extra room is necessary, this can be rented at an extra cost. Including the guest house, the villa has a total of 5 bedrooms, and 5 ensuite bathrooms, and it can therefore accommodate up to 10 guests. Each bedroom is equipped with a modern air conditioning unit. The guests can park one car under the car port, and the other vehicles, if possessed, in the outdoor parking space. La Quercia Estate is surrounded by 20 acres of land; the property produces white Trebbiano and red San Giovese wine, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the 600 centenary olive trees. The property has chickens that lay fresh eggs daily, an organic garden where zucchini, green beans, salads, tomatoes, cabbage, onions among other produce are grown.There are peach, pomegranate, apricot and fig trees from which jams are made. There is also sage, rosemary, mint and basil grown on the property, which is skirted by old oak woods. The loggia overlooks an antique stone patio with a decorative water well that was once functioning, and an English rose garden of a variety of colors and of an incredible scent. The view is breathtaking from all around the property. The extensive grounds ensure privacy and plentiful options for rest and relaxation, and the on-premise hired staff is aimed to provide a high level of hospitality to all visiting guests. Garden and pool maintenance will occur daily. The owners live on site, in separate living quarters. Our office hours are from Monday to Saturday from 9 am until 6 pm. The best way to contact us is by email or using the website message system; we will do our best to respond to you as soon as possible. For emergencies only, you can call the mobile number listed on the website. VILLA COMFORTS -Bath amenities -In bedroom modern air conditioning -Fully equipped kitchen -Professional 5 burner gas hob -Traditional Tuscan fireplace -Satellite TV -Wi-Fi service -Screened windows -Washer/dryer -Dish washer -Hair driers OUTDOOR FEATURES -Private swimming pool (opened from May to October) -Sun beds and gazebo -Two alfresco dining areas -Grill -Olive grove and vineyardsMore
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Clemente F
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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STAFF & SERVICES INCLUDED -Mid week house cleaning with change of bath linens -Final departure cleaning -All utilities except for the electricity consumption, the heating in winter months, and the firewood for the fireplace (if requested by the guest) NOT INCLUDED -City tourist tax (1,50 € per person per day) -Electricity consumption, that is based on the meter reading (0,50 cent/unit - 250,00 € average for the week, please note electricity in Italy is expensive) -Heating in winter months (80,00 € per day, up to 8 hours) -Firewood for the fireplace in winter months (if requested by the guests) -700,00 € seucurity deposit in cash at check in
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a beautiful villa located 1/2 hr from the center of Florence, within a 1 hr drive of Sienna, Lucca, and many other great towns. There are many fine restaurants 20 minutes away in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, or you can take advantage of,...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank 828brucev
Reviewed 10 September 2015

What a wonderful introduction to Tuscany! Veronica Clemente is the proprietor. She and her daughter Margherita were instrumental in making our 2 week stay with our family a lifetime memory. It was the perfect spot for our day trips to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinqueterra and...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

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Date of stay: June 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
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Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Central Heating
Dryer
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Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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La Quercia Estate is located 1.5 km (half mile) from the town of Impruneta, renowned for the terracotta production, and it is immersed in the splendid backdrop of the Chianti hills, in one of the most spectacular areas of Tuscany. The property is surrounded by 20 acres of land, cultivated with vines and olive trees; Extra Virgin Olive oil, and wine are produced. It is also near a series of well-known localities among which: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pisa, Forte dei Marmi, Carrara, Greve in Chianti, Colle Val d'Elsa and the craft area of Deruta and Perugia. The property is only some 8 miles (12 km) from Florence which makes it an extremely convenient base for explorations in the city and Tuscany region.
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La Quercia Estate is located in Impruneta, a 20-minute drive from Florence. Situated on a hilltop, this 17th century villa was purchased in 1963 by the abstract painter Francesco Clemente. Over the years, his daughter Veronica, has restored it preserving the old characteristics and authenticity of this property, while modernizing certain aspects to adapt to a modern lifestyle. She has hired a staff, and is currently managing the estate with her daughter Margherita.
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