This magnificent large early 19th century villa, which is the owner’s personal residence, has been lovingly restored to maintain the romantic ambience of a previous age. It has a wealth of original features; painted trompe l’oeil ceiling, terracotta tiled floors and period antique furniture all in keeping with the original Tuscan style whilst incorporating the luxury of every modern convenience. Both the spacious salon, with a period marble fireplace, and the dining room, with trompe l’oeil ceiling and painted panelled walls, have shuttered French doors which open out onto a large terracotta terrace with central fountain.
To the side of the terrace is a large beamed loggia, seating 14 people for al fresco eating, a sitting area, a wood burning oven for pizzas, and a barbecue. All bedrooms have their own bathrooms/showers (3 en-suite). The glorious elevated position allows a stunning vista from each of the rooms making this the most sought after property.
You walk from Villa Colletto front door down a lavender strewn pathway, turn left through a pair of wrought iron gates to a private area. The secluded salt water swimming pool (built in Summer 2011) is straight ahead with stunning views across the wild garden to the hills and villages beyond. The elevated pool has a grass sloping area behind, with a warm natural stone surround and sun-loungers to relax in. There is a solar cover to keep the heat in the water, this is automatic and when switched on opens and disappears leaving the heated pool ready to be enjoyed. Then later in the day the underwater lights allow a romantic evening swim whilst watching the sun setting in the west.
King size bed, large bathroom with trompe l’oeil decoration, antique copper bath and circular shower.
King size bed, with en-suite bathroom and shower.
2 single beds, with en-suite bathroom and shower.
Double bedroom, with en-suite shower room.
1 single bed, upper ground floor in study
Large kitchen with marbled work area & sink, double oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and central dining table & chairs.
Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink & drainer, and WC.
Antique dining table & chairs, shuttered doors opening onto terrace. Off the dining room, a small pantry with marble sink and fridge freezer.
9.5m(37ft) long with magnificent views from all windows. Period marble fireplace, antique furniture, shuttered doors opening onto terrace.
Desk, chairs and bookcase, separate toilet/cloakroom, telephone point. Single bed.
Heated, private, water – 8.5m x 4m
Once a week, included in price. Bath robes, Nespresso machine and selected coffee and a selection of house wine and Glacial water in the rooms.
In room entertainment, HD plasma screen and over 100 new movies and access to iTunes and all the major TV stations through Apple tv.
Massageurs and beauticians at request.
Dry cleaning and shoe shining at request.
There´s a story that the son of a local wine grower used to sneak out for a kiss from the daughter of the first master of Villa Colletto.