A magnificent stone villa for 12 people situated just 20 metres from the medieval village of Barberino and set on 15 hectares of olives trees, a small vineyard, fruit trees and landscaped gardens. Chic and modern in its style though honouring the traditional features like exposed wooden beams, terracotta floors, brick vaulted ceilings and sandstone walls it is a perfect base with which to explore the Tuscan region. The charming central tower still remains, which was typical of the period in which it was constructed. With expansive living areas and measuring over 600 sq mts it is a majestic family home and a wonderful property where larger groups of family or friends can relax and enjoy the true Tuscany.
Internally you will find a modern, fully equipped, generously sized kitchen
with 2 ovens, 8 gas burners, an over-sized fridge, microwave and high quality cutlery, glassware, crockery and accessories to dine in true style either inside or al fresco.
There are 6 bedrooms in the villa which all have their own ensuite bathrooms. There are 4 matrimonial bedrooms and two twin bedded rooms, both of which can be made up into double beds on prior request. Five of the bedrooms are on the upper level and are all air conditioned, whilst the bedroom on the lower floor is not. There is also a service bathroom on the ground floor.
On the lower level the villa offers a triple sized living and dining area with ample relaxing areas for the entire group. There is a large internal dining table for 12 -16 people with the ability to add another table should the group have rented the external cottage and other rooms. Lots of relaxing areas, a huge selection of English books and music. There is a fireplace, WIFI internet, stereo, and satellite TV. On the ground level is a laundry room with a washing machine and clothes dryer.
Externally there is a lovely new loggia ( 14 x 5.5 mts ) that has been created to extend the kitchen outside. It has wooden floors and there are comfortable couches and a large dining table to seat between 16 and 20 guests. Fantastic for dining outside and as a wonderful location for events and parties.
Villa Barbara boasts a spa, gym and a huge 16 x 9 metre infinity pool with sweeping views over the nearby vineyards. For the 2018 season it will be fully enclosed to provide extra security for the younger guests.
The little village of Barberino which is only 200 metres from the villa offers a choice of eating spots, little shops selling local produce and also a wine bar. In the warm summer evenings there is also occassionally live entertainment. The local bus line 'LAZZI' stops just 100 metres from the villa and in an hour you can be in Florence or Siena and many other delightful medieval villages.
There is a cook available and a gardener that
cares for the gardens and pool. There is a wine cellar for guests to purchase
selected Italian wines on request. For larger groups the cottage and garden house can be rented to accommodate up
to 20 guests. Please ask for more information on the additional accommodation on the estate. By renting the main villa the guests can be assured that there will be no other tourists staying on the property. The owner reserves the little cottage for her use and though lives in Florence does sometimes spend the occassional night there to arrange special events for the guests.