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Solaria di Santa Maddalena 14
Location address: Vagliagli - Castelnuovo Berardenga   Show on map
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Solaria di Santa Maddalena 14 is a large villa set in an elevated position, surrounded by its own mature gardens with spectacular views over the surrounding olive groves, vineyards and rolling hillsides. Built from traditional hand carved Tuscan stone, this spacious villa is perfect for large groups or families wishing to holiday together.

The pool is located in the grounds behind the house and is surrounded by mature hedging for privacy. There is a selection of tables, chairs, sun loungers and umbrellas poolside, also at one end is a covered gazebo providing welcome shade during the heat of the day. Access to the pool is via internal steps located at one corner of the shallow end.
Outside the well maintained gardens planted with Mediterranean trees, and shrubs wrap around the house, there is a large brick built barbecue with paved area, which is perfect for the outdoor chef. The local village of Vagliagli is only 1.5km away where there is a grocer, but for more choice the town of Castellina in Chianti 15km away has a wide range of bakers, groceries, supermarkets, banks and restaurants.


A short flight of steps leads up to the entrance door, inside is a small lobby area with stairs leading to the first floor and also to the lower ground floor. To the left is the kitchen, and directly in front is the large L shaped lounge/dining room.

This bright airy room has large windows on three sides, allowing light to flood in, there are also two sets of double doors which open on to the covered balcony. The room is comfortably furnished with sofas and TV in one half and there is a large dining table and chairs for fourteen people in the other half.



The covered balcony also has table and chairs for outside dining.  There is also a small flight of stairs leading up to the first floor.


The attractive wooden fitted kitchen has an oven, built in gas hobs, dishwasher and free standing fridge freezer. There is also a door with steps leading out into the garden. 


The lower ground floor has a small utility area with washing machine, iron and ironing board. Two of the bedrooms are located on this level, the first has an antique style wooden bed with matching painted chest of drawers and a wardrobe.

The second larger bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe with matching side tables and a sofa. There are two bathrooms with showers, but neither are ensuite. These rooms would be ideal for part of a group who would like to have their own space, yet still be a part of the main party.
The first floor which can be accessed via either the main entrance hall or from the lounge has a further four bedrooms and three bathrooms, all of the rooms open off of a long hallway which also has a row of fitted cupboards for storage along one wall.  Starting with the rooms overlooking the garden side of the house, on the left is a very nice twin room with fitted wardrobes, wooden beds and matching furniture, this room has a large window with views over the garden and pool. 


Next door is a modern bathroom with shower which is shared with the double bedroom opposite. This room has a double bed, large wooden wardrobe, chest of drawers and comfy armchair. The large window has views over the gardens, pool area and the Tuscan countryside.
Adjacent is another bright airy room with double bed, large wooden wardrobe, with matching furniture and a comfy armchair. Instead of a window, this room has double part glazed doors which open to a ‘Juliet’ style balcony, with views to the side of the house over the surrounding landscape. The second bathroom separates this room from the final bedroom on this floor, this is a striking room with full size bath and hand held shower.

The fourth bedroom is again well furnished with double bed, wardrobe matching furniture and armchair, and also has a ‘Juliet’ balcony with views. Next door is the final of the three bathrooms on this floor and this has a shower with curtain, basin and WC.

A flight of stairs from the lounge, leads up to the top floor.  This self contained floor has a lounge area with three sofas arranged around the room.

There is a small table with four chairs and double doors leading out onto a terrace, which has spectacular views over the surrounding olive groves and vineyards. Doors open from the lounge to a bedroom with double bed, wooden wardrobe with matching furniture and a large window lets light flood into the room.  Also accessed via the lounge is a modern bathroom with shower, basin and WC.



A large villa, with lovely gardens and its own private pool; with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.




With seven bedrooms and six bathrooms there is plenty of space for large groups wishing to holiday together. Five bedrooms can be made as twin on request.



Ideally located with the local town of Vagliagli only 1.5km away.

Pool Info



Located in a paved area, surrounded by mature hedging to the rear of the house is the swimming pool.  Rectangular in shape the pool measures 5.40 metres by 14.80 metres.



The pool is accessed via a set of internal steps at one corner of shallow end. The depth of the pool is 1 metre increasing to 2.20 metres at the deepest point. The pool is open from end April to end September. Pool towels are provided at an extra cost per week.


In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 375 sqm
  • TV Sat
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
  • Barbecue
  • CD player
  • Furnished terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine Inhouse
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • American coffee machine
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • 1 baby cot
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • 1 electric fan
  • Fire place (open)
  • Ping-pong table
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - the pool measures 5.40 metres by 14.80 metres and it is open from end of April to the end of September (weather permitting). The depth of the pool is 1 metre increasing to 2.20 metres at the deepest point. Pool towels are provided at an extra cost per week. - the pool measures 5.40 metres by 14.80 metres and it is open from end of April to the end of September (weather permitting). The depth of the pool is 1 metre increasing to 2.20 metres at the deepest point. Pool towels are provided at an extra cost per week.
  • House Maid - Available on request
  • Local Leisure - walking, biking, hot air ballooning, wine tasting
  • Cook on request - Available on request
  • Railways - Siena, 21km away
  • Distances - Siena 16km, Castellina in Chianti 15Km, San Gimignano 50km, Florence 82km, Pisa 150km, Rome 255km
  • Approach road - 200mt unpaved road in good condition

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  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Marianne
Adult family group
Ammerzwil, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: June 2014
Pros Die Lage, die Grösse, die Einrichtung, der grosse Umschwung, der Pool, einfach alles!
Cons Dass die abgeklärten Fliegen-/Mückengitter fehlten. Vor allem aber, dass ausgerechnet im Badezimmer mit der Badewanne der fehlende und versprochene Duschvorhang nicht montiert wurde :(! Es bestehen sozusagen kein Informationen über Sehenswürdigkeiten, Restaurants, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten oder Tipps für Ausflüge. Auch fehlen Anleitungen für TV- / Stereoanlage.
Local attractions Radda in Chianti und Castellina in Chianti sowie das Restaurant " La Botte" in Vagliagli, Essen jedoch zu teuer!
9
Bill
Group of friends
Dallas, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: September 2013
Pros The home was very nice and close to everything we had planned in Tuscany. We enjoyed the views and the amount of space the villa has to offer.
Cons The mattresses could have been better.
Local attractions We used the villa as our base for trips to Florence/Sienna/Cooking School and picking grapes in Pisa. We did not venture in to the village but it looked very nice and lovely. It is not as walkable as other posts have suggested.
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roger
Family with young children
livingston, United States of America

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros The views are staggering, the pool is great. We stayed with our family and our friends family. Four children two age 10 two age 8.
Cons The place is old, there are no screens on the windows so every and any bug is always in the house. The cleaning people could look up and clean the corners of the rooms where spider webs form. The villa is also very far from the closest main road to go anywhere, so when you come of the 222 its a 20 minute ride to get to the villa on very windy roads.
Local attractions We went to Sienna twice which was great, we also went to Florence. We had private tour guides and a driver.
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John
Adult family group
COTTON TREE, Australia

Review date:
Stay: August 2013
Pros Location, nice village
Cons Toaster did not work, reported wasp nest although reported nothing happened, upon arrival housekeeper promised to have shower curtain fixed the next day (by owner) did not hapen
Local attractions Local bar Florris, handy supermarket
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Laurel
Group of friends
Melbourne, Australia

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa. Location excellent. The villa and grounds were in very good condition and cleanliness of the villa on out arrival was excellent. The pool proved to be a bonus during our stay due to the warm weather and was enjoyed by all.
Cons The instructions for using the TV system were not clear and we were unable to use it (which was not a problem to us but could be clearer.) The rooms on the top floor became very hot due to the warm weather during our stay and the fans did not cool it sufficiently to enable comfortable sleeping. Additional cooling, perhaps air conditioning, would be a benefit to future guests.
Local attractions The two restaurants in Vagliagli were both very good. The surrounding Tuscany region lived up to all our expectations.
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Karin und Gerhard
Group of friends
Rainbach im Innkreis, Austria

Review date:
Stay: June 2013
Pros Die Lage ist super, der Pool, die Größe und die Gartenanlage.
Local attractions Siena, Chiantigebiet,
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Jason
Family with young children
Exeter, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2012
Pros An excellent location, with stunning views and setting. Despite Having a full complement of 14 guests ranging from 4 to 79 years of age, we never felt cramped and there was always plenty of personal space within the villa and places to visit and walks within a short distance of the villa.
Cons These are constructive critisisms rather than dislikes, and they are minor 1) The steps in the pool could have been more easily highlighted as a few guests found them hard to identify when leaving the pool 2) Stereo needs iPod/MP3 attachement - with current airline luggage limitations not many people will know to bring lots of CDs to listen to 3) We only found out at the last minute that we were arriving on a bank holiday ... finding provisions was a little traumatic and highlighting this and where to go a head of our arrival would have been great 4) Ensuring that there were a few washing tablets etc would have helped too - I'm sure that most people when they attend leave some of these behind... where do they go 5) We didn't find any brochure of local activities and recommendations at the villa. I know there is the To-Tuscany guide but you can't then print it off when you know were you are... A guest book would have been good too to see recommendations. 6) Directions to the villa - ghastly.
Local attractions Siena, of course. But parking! ... A recommendation: Park at the station and get the 10 escalators up the city gates - Easy. Visit the restaurant in the village - easy to walk to, excellent reasonably priced food (Michellin recommended), full of locals, 14 at a time was not a problem and then walk home in the dark following the fireflies... magical
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Peter
Swanwick, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: June 2010
What were the highlights of your holiday? My 65th Birthday Celebration Dinner in the nearby Dievole Vineyard and resort complex. A sumptuous 5 Course banquet with a wine per course ( including Novecento Chianti Classico, Riserva and Broccato) expertly served by knowlegeable
staff.;Speak if you can to their Direttore Fabio Pala; Complete with special birthday cake and friends and family all around and all for less than 65 euroes per head!!
Radda in Chianti, and San Gimignano
San
What was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Far exceeded my expectations. Everything was clean. The Kitchen was well furnished with uptodate appliances. Swimming pool was discretely "maintained" daily. Stunning views. Everyone able to "do their own thing" and relax.

From the estate agents windows we gathered the Villa was worth £2.5 Million. It was certainly like living in luxury
Did you have any unpleasant surprises during your stay with us? None really. Those who are not familiar with Italy might be advised about the "White Roads" some can play havoc with tyres. We all tended to hire the cheapest low cc rental cars, some felt they should have upgraded a little to take account of some of the roads and terrain especially having 2 or more people in car plus luggage.
I have earlier mentioned that the directions to Villa were a little confusing.

Lucca was disappointing
Do you have any other comments regarding the accommodation or service? Keep up the very good service
Peter Lord
United Kingdom
June 2010
 
Barry
chelmsford, United Kingdom

Review date:
Stay: August 2009
What were the highlights of your holiday? Visiting Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni plus some lazy days around the pool!!
what was your overall impression of the accommodation?    Very pleased with the location and facilities in the villa. The position and outlook were superb, with wonderful views across the Tuscan landscape. Great memories of meals on the balcony.
Did you have any unpleasant surprises? No
Do you have any other comments? This was the first time that as a group we had visited Tuscany and we will most certainly return again. To Tuscany will be the first company we will contact for accommodation.
Barry Linger
United Kingdom
August 2009
 

Nearest town

The local village of Vagliagli is only 1.5km away where there is a grocer, but for more choice the town of Castellina in Chianti 15km away has a wide range of bakers, groceries, supermarkets, banks and restaurants.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00 - 19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00 - 19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
can be ordered for a small extra charge

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
No, it's not possible to have a starter pack at this property

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
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- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Florence Airport: 91km - 1h 15m
Aeroporto Perugia: 125km - 1h 44m
Aeroporto Pisa: 150km - 1h 53m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
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- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
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- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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