Villa Bernardone

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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Surrounded by olive groves and lush areas of forest, Villa Bernardone is a place to come and appreciate the slower pace of life in the Tuscan countryside. The green hills and valleys of Chianti wine country are all around, with the villa's large gardens bordering unspoilt landscapes.

Dating back to the early 1800s, Villa Bernardone started life as a humble farmhouse. A loving renovation transformed it into a holiday home full of original features as well as modern facilities. Between the villa and the separate annexe, Villa Bernardone can sleep comfortably sleep 12 people. This makes it ideal for groups of families or friends wanting a tranquil Tuscan escape.

Four of the five bedrooms within the main villa are en-suite and elegantly furnished with antique pieces and beautiful tiled floors. The fifth bedroom on the top floor features a double bed and adjoining attic bedroom with two single beds that can accommodate two additional guests (suitable for children only). This twin bedroom may be an ideal arrangement for those with younger children.

The ground floor features a series of relaxed spaces in which to take the weight off your feet, socialise and enjoy cosy dinners. Each room boasts an abundance of traditional features, whether that's the brick ceilings, terracotta-tiled floors, exposed stone walls or grand fireplaces. The sense of history is palpable as you move from one room to another, with the TV room being a contemporary bonus.

There's a mix of the modern and the historic in the annexe too, which can accommodate a separate group perfectly with its two double bedrooms and every convenient facility. The annexe also has its own dining terrace with views over the gardens.

The main al-fresco dining area is found within the extensive gardens also. You're sure to be spending lots of time here, with both seating and dining areas, as well as a wood-burning oven to cook delicious meals. A stroll through the lawned and leafy gardens will reveal a large swimming pool – perfect for cooling off on hot days.

Villa Bernardone sits within the rural landscapes of the Chianti wine region, which means wineries and historic towns are all around. And just on the doorstep is a typically laid-back Tuscan village.

Drive to nearby towns such as San Gimignano and Gambassi Terme to do some sightseeing, treat yourself to meals out and soak up centuries of history. San Gimignano is also a great starting point for hiking along country trails. Iconic Florence, Siena and Pisa can all be reached in around an hour by car, as can the coast and its sandy beaches.

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What you should know…

  • There are some internal stairs on the ground floor of the villa
  • The top floors of both the villa and annexe have low, sloping ceilings

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating

Main Villa Interiors

Ground Floor (split-level)
- Open-plan living/dining room with sofas, armchairs, open fireplace, dining table for six people
- Reading room with sofas, satellite TV, doors to terrace
- Kitchen with hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, American coffee machine, doors to outside
- Bathroom with shower
- Laundry room with washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with two single beds (adjoins the double bedroom) that can accommodate two additional children.

Annexe Interiors

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living/dining space with sofa, armchairs, flat screen TV
- Open-plan kitchen with hob, oven, coffee machine, dining table for four people, doors to covered terrace with table for four people
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower

Mezzanine Level (open-plan)
- Bedroom with double bed, doors to balcony

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (12m x 6m). Open approximately May - September. 
- Covered terrace with dining table for eight people, barbecue, wood-burning stove, sofa, seating
- Garden with lawn, trees, plants
- Terrace with seating
- Sun loungers, deckchairs, umbrellas
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning (in some rooms)
- Heating
- Alarm
- Children's games and toys

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Bernardone
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Bernardone occupies a tranquil position close to a small village within the Tuscan countryside and at the heart of Chianti wine territory. Wineries dot the area around the villa, with chances to take tours round rambling vineyards and sample delicious local wine. The closest is just a five-minute walk away. And less than a 10-minute drive from Villa Bernardone is a larger village with restaurants, shops for groceries and a post office.

Gambassi Terme is an ancient town that takes its name from the natural hot springs in the area. You can enjoy pampering treatments at spas, as well as historic sightseeing. One of the town's most beautiful buildings is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. There's also a large park that's perfect for taking a break, as it's home to a children's playground and cafes selling drinks and snacks.

Another historic town to visit is San Gimignano, with the drive there taking around 30 minutes. Its most striking feature is the 13th-century walls that encircle the town, with an atmospheric old town to stroll around. San Gimignano is also a great place to begin hikes through the scenic surrounding countryside.

Florence is just an hour away, with the city being a must-visit for art and history lovers. It's where you can see Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia Gallery and view a wealth of Renaissance art in the Uffizi Gallery.

Also offering plenty of art, history and culture are the cities of Siena and Pisa. And for a day out by the sea, head to Marina di Pisa with its sandy beach and family-friendly facilities.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Florence

(50km)

Nearest Airport 2 Pisa

(65km)

Nearest Town Gambassi Terme

(5km)

Nearest City Florence

(50km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Region

With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Drive to the city of Florence in just over an hour and explore the museums on offer. There's the Museo Galileo, and the Leonardo da Vinci Museum with its interactive features and reconstructions of engineering projects by da Vinci.

Vincigliata Adventure Park is set within a beautiful forest and has a range of ziplines, courses and platforms amongst the trees for children to have fun navigating around.

Enjoy a longer day out in the port city of Livorno and be sure to visit the aquarium. You'll see a variety of Mediterranean marine life here, as well as plenty from other parts of the world – such as blacktip reef sharks.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €400 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Extra cost payable locally and based upon consumption.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday during July & August. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July & August. 4 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €30 per pet will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Cots and highchairs are available on request only.
Other Ts and Cs The attic twin bedroom can accommodate two extra guests (best suited for children). Please refer to the features tab and enquire with us for full details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 £1,605 £2,035 £2,809
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 £1,806 £2,289 £3,160
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,510 £3,183 £4,393
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £5,918
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £2,510 £3,183 £4,393
Sep 12th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 £1,806 £2,289 £3,160
Oct 10th 2020 - May 1st 2021 £1,605 £2,035 £2,809
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 £1,806 £2,289 £3,160
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £2,510 £3,183 £4,393
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - £5,918
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 £2,510 £3,183 £4,393
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 £1,806 £2,289 £3,160
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 £1,605 £2,035 £2,809

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 €1,720 €2,150 €3,010
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 €1,935 €2,419 €3,387
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,690 €3,363 €4,709
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €6,343
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €2,690 €3,363 €4,709
Sep 12th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 €1,935 €2,419 €3,387
Oct 10th 2020 - May 1st 2021 €1,720 €2,150 €3,010
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 €1,935 €2,419 €3,387
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €2,690 €3,363 €4,709
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - €6,343
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 €2,690 €3,363 €4,709
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 €1,935 €2,419 €3,387
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 €1,720 €2,150 €3,010

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 9th 2020 - May 2nd 2020 $1,870 $2,300 $3,273
May 2nd 2020 - May 30th 2020 $2,104 $2,588 $3,682
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,925 $3,598 $5,119
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $6,896
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $2,925 $3,598 $5,119
Sep 12th 2020 - Oct 10th 2020 $2,104 $2,588 $3,682
Oct 10th 2020 - May 1st 2021 $1,870 $2,300 $3,273
May 1st 2021 - May 29th 2021 $2,104 $2,588 $3,682
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $2,925 $3,598 $5,119
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - $6,896
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 11th 2021 $2,925 $3,598 $5,119
Sep 11th 2021 - Oct 9th 2021 $2,104 $2,588 $3,682
Oct 9th 2021 - Oct 11th 2021 $1,870 $2,300 $3,273

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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