Restored 14th Century Convent in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
6 Bedrooms – 12 Guests – Prices from €3,714 per night –
Restored 14th Century Convent in Chianti, Tuscany
Recently restored 14th century convent located in Pieve di San Leolino, a short walk from Panzano in Chianti, Italy. Known for its excellent organic wines and olive oil, Panzano is a charming medieval village with shops, wineries and restaurants, and, most famously Dario Checchini, The Butcher of Chianti.
The villa was completely renovated in 2019 by an American family who fell in love with the area in 2016. They bought the villa and began complete renovations to make a family home in the Chianti hills. Focusing on casual comfort, style and the natural beauty of its situation looking towards the hills of Lamole and Volpaia, they brought the villa up to a high standard befitting a demanding clientele.
The interiors have been designed and furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique furniture, in keeping with the style of the restoration. There are 6 large air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own fully renovated bathroom with large walk-in rain showers (3 have bathtubs as well). All bedrooms have sitting areas for quiet rests or simply relaxing and curling up with a book. The living room is comfortably furnished with plenty of soft cushy sofas for resting out of the sun, there is a media room with a large sofa and theatre seats, and a large sun filled chef’s kitchen for cooking classes or pizza parties.There is also a fully equipped air-conditioned gym. A beautiful courtyard with an ancient fountain provides a lovely space for candlelit, lemon scented al fresco dining.
The estate has extensive olive groves and a vineyard for gentle walks. The villa has been designed around a desire for indulging in the natural beauty of the villa and its surroundings, with naturalistic planting schemes, an abundance of fresh herbs and lavender filling the air with their scent. An infinity swimming pool and cedar hot tub overlook the olive grove (our oil is served throughout the week, and available to purchase); orchards, vegetable gardens and fresh eggs from our chickens are available for your pleasure. we invite you to let the Villa embrace you in its heavenly scents and intoxicating charm.
» A Saturday night welcome dinner is included in the cost » Continental breakfast served daily » Guests are recommended to have dinner at Panzanelle on the Sunday evening, walking 25 minutes through the vineyards of Molino di Grace to arrive in Lucarelli » Chef organised under separate cover for dinners and/or lunch » All other meals will need to be arranged in advance and a cook will need to be booked at least 8 weeks prior to arrival » Caretaker lives on site in separate accommodation » Full time villa manager available for your assistance, whatever your needs » Special grocery requests can be provided for arrival » An excellent choice of local wines can be purchased from our wine cellar » Mid-week towel change » There will be 1 or 2 cleaners for a total of 6 hours per day » Laundry and mid-week linen change will be charged as an extra » There are 4 electric bikes at the property which can be used at extra charge and additional bikes can be arranged several weeks prior to arrival » There’s a Monte di Paschi Siena bancomat in the village » Weekly Saturday market in Greve, Sunday market in Panzano » Tennis nearby TBC » Closest grocer 5 minute drive away » There’s a good gelateria in Panzano, a lovely 25 minute walk from the villa down a white road » Yoga can be arranged for the yoga platform at the pool and there is some Pilates equipment in the gym » Beautiful walks and/or bike rides through the tuscan countryside right from the Villa » Ice machine » Wifi throughout the property » Sonos system in common rooms, two additional portable Sonos speakers for outside use » Air conditioned gym with technogym rower and spin bike, pilates equipment, a TRX, free weights, resistance bands and there are also windows on both sides for naturally cooling breezes » Apple TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime and regional satellite (a second TV is in the gym) » A/C in all bedrooms » Magnesium salt water pool (heated at an extra charge) » Pizza oven » Natural cedar hot tub at pool » Infra-red and Swedish sauna » A babysitter can be booked 8 weeks in advance » Local taxis, massage, wine tours, art tours, hot air balloon tours, etc can be arranged » 10:00 Saturday morning Check out » 16:00 Saturday afternoon Check in » Preferably no pets » Bocce court and ping pong » Changing room and bathroom in the pool house with indoor shower and a minibar with fridge » 3 Bedrooms are Super King/American king size. One of these can be split into 2 singles and the rest of the beds are American Queen size/English King » One bedroom is on the ground floor, one is in the upper tower » Outdoor tables for 12 under the shade of the oak tree, and in the courtyard for al fresco dining » Table for 6 outside the kitchen and on the terrace but mostly, people will eat in the courtyard which can accommodate 12 » Olive groves and vineyards for gentle strolls through the property
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