Private villa with pool Chianti Villa Maraja Casole d'Elsa Italy
Five Bedroom Detached Villa Casole d’Elsa
Villa Maraja is a beautiful Tuscan farmhouse resting on top of a hill enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Fully restored the villa still retains unique characteristics including terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and archways yet is fitted with all modern comforts and furnished in traditional style creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The villa is surrounded by lovely gardens where there is a terrace for dining al fresco and in a lovely position below is a large private swimming pool overlooking the valley beyond. The pretty local town of Casole d’Elsa is just 25 minutes walk via country path or 5 km by car.
The villa is composed of the main house and a small apartment next door. Spacious and very comfortably furnished in country style the main house is on two floors. On the ground floor is a large country style kitchen which is fitted with all modern appliances and is a joy to cook in. A lovely dining room which has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and an archway leading through to the comfortable lounge which has settees, armchairs, decorative fireplace and satellite television and opens onto the garden and terrace area. Just off the lounge is a large bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath. On the first floor there is a lounge area with settees and fireplace off which are four comfortable bedrooms and three shower rooms (two of which are en suite). The first floor lounge opens onto a loggia and external steps down to the separate apartment next door. On the ground level, the apartment consists of a living/dining room with country style table and bench seating and settee, a couple of steps down is the kitchen which opens onto a patio. There is a double bedroom (an extra single bed can be added on request) and a shower room.
The villa is surrounded by its own lovely garden, with lawns, pretty Mediterranean plants, and enjoying a lovely view of the countryside beyond and the medieval hilltop town of Casole d’Elsa on the hill in the distance. In the garden there is a barbecue and a lovely terrace shaded by a pergola and furnished with table and chairs creating the perfect spot for dining al fresco. In a fantastic position overlooking the valley below is the beautiful swimming pool (12m x 6m) which is private to the villa and also has a jacuzzi corner. Villa Maraja is certainly a splendid home for a memorable holiday. Perfectly located in the countryside yet it is just 25 minutes by foot on the country paths or just 5km by road to the picturesque village of Casole d'Elsa which has a good selection of amenities. San Gimignano is only 21km away, and Colle di Val d'Elsa with its medieval quarter, larger selection of shops, and road and bus links to Florence and Siena is only 12km. The owners live in a separate farmhouse on the estate.
Villa Ground Floor: Fully equipped kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table and chairs > Dining room with table and chairs > Lounge with fireplace (decorative only), satellite television, music centre with radio and CD player, two settees and several armchairs > Bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath, w.c., bidet and basin.
Villa First Floor: Lounge with settees and fireplace > Twin bedroom (which converts to a double on request) with ensuite shower w/c > Double bedroom with ensuite shower w/c (an extra single bed can also be provided on request ) > Double bedroom (in which an extra single bed can be provided on request ) > Twin bedroom (which converts to a double on request) > Shower w/c Apartment: Kitchen with cooker (4 gas rings electric oven), fridge > Dining room with table, benches, settee > Double bedroom (an extra single bed can be added on request) > Shower / w.c.
General facilities: Washing machine > Fly screens > Central heating > Large garden > Terrace with pergola > Swimming pool > Barbecue > 5km to Casole d’Elsa or 25 minutes walk across country paths.