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Villa Paterno, Pelago - Florence

4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 8 guests Private Pool 5 - Superb - Superb 5

Looking for a property that is just that little bit different? Then consider Villa Paterno, close to Vallombrosa near Florence, an outstanding choice that is sure to wow your fellow travellers. This villa is, in fact, a former monastery, and it has a wonderful setting, too; perched on a hilltop, its whitewashed façade peeks out of a lush canopy of mature trees at the surrounding landscape. Dating from 1700, this atmospheric and stylishly restored property, is a beauty - this is your home for a week or two, yet it looks like the kind of historic landmark you might earmark in a guidebook to go and take a look around.

Villa Paterno the name of the self-contained first-floor apartment within this grand mansion, which, with four bedrooms, is well suited to a party of friends or family. A graceful carpeted staircase leads up to the entrance to these spacious quarters, which are well furnished with many attractive antique pieces. There's a bright and airy sitting room, dining room and kitchen and a furnished spacious balcony offering a gorgeous panorama over the garden and private pool to the surrounding countryside. This is a superb place for al fresco dining, where the chef in your party can rustle up a treat on the stone barbecue. The pool is another delightful spot to savour: lined by a guard of slender cypress trees, it provides further sublime views of a quintessential Tuscan landscape of vineyards and olive groves.

First Floor

Hall

Sideboard, desk, three chairs, main entrance, doors leading to furnished balcony.

Lounge
Two sofas, three chairs, sideboard, billiard table, fireplace.

Dining Room
Table and chairs, card table and chairs, two sideboards, door leading to the balcony.

Kitchen
Fully equipped, table and chairs, doors leading to balcony.

Bedroom 1
Single beds (cannot be converted into double), chest of drawers, writing desk and chair, two armchairs.

Bathroom (private)
Bath, handheld shower, sink, WC.

Bedroom 2
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), chest of drawers, (access to two wardrobes in the corridor).

Bedroom 3
Double bed (cannot be converted into twins), wardrobe.

Bedroom 4
Single beds (can be converted into a double), two wardrobes, chest of drawers.

Bathroom 1
Bath, handheld shower, sink, WC.

Bathroom 2
Shower, sink, WC, washing machine.

Our Thoughts
We love the atmosphere of this historic property, where there's a distinct echo of those distant times when Villa Paterno was a monastery. But don't think austere: the living rooms and bedrooms are generously sized, beautifully renovated and lavishly furnished. The views from the balcony of the valleys, mountains, and hilltop settlements are simply stunning. Plus you even get your very own billiard table and, of course, a private pool to play in or swim laps in the enormous pool. Top tip: buy fresh bread daily from the small grocery shop just outside the estate.

Notes
Four bedrooms. Three bathrooms. The fourth bedroom can be made into a double bedroom if requested in advance. Computer with Wi-Fi is available for guests. The on-site chapel is licenced for weddings and baptisms. The owner lives in the property but has a separate private entrance, and may occasionally use the pool but is respectful of guests' privacy. There is a pet dog living at the property but it is not allowed into the pool area. 
Fire Place: open

Pool
Metal ladder steps lead into the large pool, which is set on a lower level to the house, reached down a set of steps through a safety gate. The pool is surrounded by a paved terrace that is furnished with sun beds, which leads to lawn. An additional terrace is furnished with a table and chairs shaded by a parasol. A cloakroom is a few steps away with a fridge for keeping drinks cool. Pool size: 10m x 20m, 1.5-3m deep, open May to September, weather permitting.


Facilities

Flexible dates
Washing Machine Inhouse
Internet
Kitchen
Dining Area
Dishes/Utensils
Refrigerator
Linen
Lounge
Bathroom towels
Stove top
Concierge
Furnished terrace
Barbecue
Fire place (open)
TV - Sat Astra Free View
CD player
DVD player (Euro)
Billiard table
Filter coffee maker
Moka espresso maker
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Dishwasher
Toaster
Ironing board
Iron
Hairdryer in every bathroom
No dogs allowed
Maid service available for extra charge
Cook on request - extra cost


Additional information

Arrival/Departure day: Saturday   Request any day arrivals

Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract

The Security Deposit is €250 payable only in Euro cash is required on arrival. You will be reimbursed on check-out should no damage occur during your stay.

Approach road: Paved

Meet and greet
Arrival time is 16:00 - 19:00. Departure time is before 10:00. Out of hours arrivals on request.

Are pool towels supplied?
included - provided by local supplier

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

Heating, if used: Not available

Final clean: included - provided by local supplier

Tourist tax to pay on arrival: 1,50 € per person, per night for the first 4 nights, some exemptions apply

Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost

High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost

Children:

Optional extra costs:

Parking: Private, onsite parking - Uncovered spaces<br />

Concierge Service
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Review: 
"Excellent concierge service!! Valentina Petri's recommendations and her eagerness to help with great advises were priceless. She responded super quickly to all our questions and her suggestions were highly appreciated."
Source: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/to-tuscany.com

Concierge Service Contact
Email: concierge@to-tuscany.com


Villa rates

  • 2019
  • 2020
Date range
7 night price
12 Oct - 28 Dec 2019
$3,240
28 Dec - 09 May 2020
$2,565
Date range
7 night price
09 May - 27 Jun 2020
$3,375
27 Jun - 29 Aug 2020
$3,915
29 Aug - 26 Sep 2020
$3,375
26 Sep - 02 Jan 2021
$2,565

Layout (275 sqm)

First floor
Lounge
Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Dining Room

Villa location

How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
  • Florence Airport: 36km - 0h 52m
  • Aeroporto Pisa: 113km - 1h 28m
  • Aeroporto Bologna: 136km - 1h 38m
How far are the nearest towns? Distances and driving time
  • Vallombrosa: 8km - 0h 16m
  • Fiesole: 25km - 0h 39m
  • Florence: 29km - 0h 51m
There is a small grocery shop immediately outside the gate of the villa, this is closed on Wednesdays. In Pelago, 3km away, there are more facilities including a larger supermarket, bank, post office, pharmacy, café and tobacconist. There are a couple of restaurants in the town. For a larger supermarket it is necessary to go to Pontassieve, 10km away.

Guest reviews: Villa Paterno <div class='textCenter'>10/ 10</div>Score from 2 reviews - Superb (2 Client reviews)

Tom
July 2018
Family with older children
Den Haag, Netherlands Den Haag, Netherlands
Guest villa score
10/10
Would you like to translate?
Prachtige locatie en een heerlijk huis met een geweldige gastvrouw die alles over de omgeving kan vertellen en veel van de wereld weet. Het is zo’n huis waarin het zonder airco redelijk koel blijft. Heel groot dakterras met fantastisch uitzicht. Winkeltje om de hoek met heerlijke vleeswaren uit de regio en vers brood. Lekker diep groot zwembad. Echt genieten.
Local attractions Florence en Siena, maar we hebben ook echt genoten van het huis waarin we verbleven. Op de pas van Consuma kun je heerlijk Porcini met focaccio eten. Door de goed uitgeruste keuken was bij ons de behoefte niet zo groot om uit te eten.

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Any duration

Duration (weeks)

Any size

Number of Guests

adults Ages 16+

children Ages 2 - 15

infants Under 2


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