Villa Cecconi

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Sleeps: 14 - 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 12

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids

An exceptional venue for a large gathering of friends or family, Villa Cecconi combines everything you need for a week or two in Tuscany. Situated in sought-after Chianti wine country, within easy reach of Siena and Florence, this former 14th-century watchtower is not only a superb base for exploring Tuscany but an elegant retreat with enough space, style and services to delight guests of all ages.

As you turn off the country road to Villa Cecconi for the first time, you can immediately get a sense of its grandeur. Perfectly spaced, tall cypress trees and colourful rose bushes line the immaculate driveway which leads you up through the gates to a magnificent wisteria covered parking area. Sublime views sweep over vineyards to the towers of San Gimignano in the distance, and the landscaped gardens lead you down to an inviting, large pool area. It is a magical place to switch off and enjoy rural Tuscany in style.

Impressive in scale, the accommodation is spread out over three stone buildings. An original medieval watchtower forms the main villa, with its long dining table for 26, the best equipped and largest kitchen, as well as seven spacious bedrooms, each with their bathroom.

Across the garden is an equally well furnished second smaller villa for six guests, perfect for a family or young adults who appreciate their bijou kitchen and living space.

For those who prefer to avoid steps, the self-contained cottage is ideal and thoughtfully adapted for wheelchair access. Each part of the property has been carefully restored to a high level, retaining its original exposed stone walls, terracotta tiles and wooden beamed ceilings, so you have a sense of its historical routes.

A large dining table under a gazebo on the lawn is the dreamy setting for eating the most delicious Tuscan meals together, prepared for you by a local cook if so desired. Budding chefs can enjoy firing up the outdoor pizza oven, and barbecue or fabulous simple dishes can be prepared easily with an array of fresh, seasonal produce from the local markets.

After a morning taking in the sights in Siena or Florence, your private oasis awaits for a refreshing swim in the 16-metre pool or a siesta on a sun lounger. Yoga instructors, massage and beauty treatments can all be arranged for added luxury at the villa.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Swimming pool access is from 2nd Saturday in May to last Saturday of September
  • Guests who prefer step free, ground floor bedrooms can either stay in the smaller villa or the self-contained cottage which both have access for wheelchair
  • As the accommodation is divided over three houses, bedrooms should to be chosen prior to arrival so everyone has their preferred option
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, not all the buildings will be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand
  • The unpaved gravel road leading to the villa is well maintained but unsuitable for low slung vehicles with luggage so hire a sturdier ca

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

The Villa

Villa Cecconi is made up by three houses and with 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms in total, the villa can accommodate up to 24 guests

Main Villa

Ground floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room with seating for up to 26 guests
- Small living room
- TV room with satellite TV
- Guest bathroom with laundry

First floor
- Seven double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom

Small Villa

Ground floor 
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Guest bathroom
- Living room
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom 

First floor 
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom

Cottage

- Fully equipped kitchen with dining room
- Bathroom
- Double bedroom (wheelchair access)

Exterior

- Garden
- Swimming pool (16m x 9m) with infinity edge
- Barbecue area with wood-fired oven
- Gazebo outdoor furniture
- Two private parking areas for up to 8 cars

Accommodation arrangements

  • 14 guests occupancy: 7 bedrooms in Main Villa only
  • 16 guests occupancy: 8 bedrooms in Main Villa & Cottage only
  • 24 guests occupancy: 12 bedrooms in Main Villa, Small Villa & Cottage

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Cecconi
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Cecconi is located in Chianti, a region which many consider is the heart of Tuscany. Famous for its delicious Chianti wine and fertile hills, the region is a magnet for wine buffs and foodies alike.

For art history lovers, a visit to Tuscany is to experience at first hand some of the most important settings and artworks from the Italian Renaissance, such as Michelangelo’s David in the Accademia and Brunelleschi’s Duomo.

Many villas in Tuscany take hours to find along bumpy country roads, but Villa Cecconi is easily reached just five drive minutes easy drive from the modern town of Poggibonsi where you will also find a couple of supermarkets. The more historic town of San Gimignano is just 15 minutes away for good restaurants, pizzerias and cafes.

Food plays a central role in Tuscan life so enter into the spirit, find a scenic spot, sip on a glass of Chianti Classico and be sure to try the region’s best seasonal produce. From light tomato Panzanella or Fagioli bean dishes to wild boar stews and fresh pasta, all finished off with mouth-watering cantucci biscuits and Vin santo dessert wine, Tuscan cuisine cannot fail to disappoint. Be sure to visit the farmer's markets in Poggibonsi on Tuesdays or San Gimignano on Thursdays.

For a smooth ride into Florence or Siena, follow the main road from Poggibonsi or leave the car at Poggibonsi station and jump on a local train there. Florence is the larger of the two, with its amazing collection of Renaissance art and architecture, a fantastic range of boutiques and a wide selection of restaurants. Siena is nearer, just a 20-minute drive from the villa. With an array of fabulous churches, galleries, restaurants, Renaissance and Gothic architecture and a stunning central piazza, one visit will not be enough.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Firenze Airport

(50 km)

Nearest Airport Pisa Airport

(90 km)

Nearest Village Poggibonsi

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Siena

(30 km)

Nearest Shop Shops and supermarkets

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafes and restaurants

(3 km)

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

Villa Cecconi is a memorable setting for a family holiday with children who love the outdoors. Little ones will adore running around the flat lawns by the villa and on the lower terrace by the pool. At 16 metres, the pool is large enough for swimming lengths and hours of fun can be had to play ball games there.

For many, a villa holiday is a welcome break from screen time, but for others, it is a chance to catch up with friends or watch sports, so wifi and satellite TV at the villa is a welcome addition. On hot summer days, you can keep cool as all the rooms are air-conditioned too.

The villa has its outdoor pizza oven so children can enjoy having a go at baking their favourite pizzas using delicious fresh Italian tomatoes and cheese. For a real taste of Tuscan home cooking, there are some wonderful local restaurants where children are always welcome, or a cook can come over and prepare delicious meals for you in the more intimate setting of your home which is always a memorable experience.

There are so many interesting places to explore in the area with the top two being Siena and Florence. Head through Siena’s winding cobbled streets to the impressive main square which is the setting of the famous Palio horse race. You can climb up the tower there for fabulous views over the terracotta rooftops below.

The choice of places to visit in Florence can be overwhelming. Visiting galleries can be balanced with a trip to the magnificent Boboli gardens for a stroll or picnic. After a morning admiring artworks at the Uffizi, the promise of a generous helping of creamy gelato in a cone or large bowl of fresh pasta at a local trattoria cannot fail to delight children of all ages. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included

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
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Services included at this property:


- Daily cleaning 2hrs (Sunday excluded)

More extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Craft Classes
- Floristry Classes: hand-tied bunches/flowers for the home
- Cooking classes
- Yoga & Pilates classes
- Massage & beauty treatments

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 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

Event information

As you venture up a drive lined with iconic cypress trees and rampant rosebushes towards the gate of this restored medieval watchtower, you know that this is going to be an elegant Italian affair- even the parking space is covered by wisteria. This venue is ideal for the couple for whom the beauty and grandeur of their wedding is more important than a large display of guests and who would delight in the many charming possible locations for ceremony and celebrations. Romantic landscaped gardens look out across vineyards towards the distant towers of San Gimignano with rolling Tuscan hills beyond. Choose your perfect banqueting space, enjoy the finest local cuisine and toast with fine Chianti wine for the continuation of such happiness.

Wedding Reception
35 guests plus could be hosted for a reception outside on the lawn or up to 26 guests beneath the covered gazebo. Inside the villa, up to 26 people could be seated or 35 could have a standing, buffet-style reception.Dancing for up to 30 people can take place with dancefloor hire near the villa or, for more than 35, on the paved area near the swimming poolMusic should be lowered outside at 1am but is able to continue as late as you like inside the villa.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony for up to 50 guests could take place in the gardens, by the pool or inside the living or dining room of the villa.

There is a church and town hall a few kilometres from the villa where a civil ceremony could be organised.

The owners are able provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 24 people can sleep inside the villa.

Nearby, a few people may be able to stay next door and any other guests could find accommodation within 15km of the property.

The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can help with some of the planning, provide contacts of wedding planner or client may provide their own planner.

Catering
The venue has a chef who can cater for the event or the client may provide their own caterer.

Usually the venue chef can help with anything else required for the event.

Other information
During high season there is minimum one-week rental, during low-season it is minimum 4 nights rental.

Marquee hire in the gardens is required for bad weather, an option for groups of over 25 people.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Departure time 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £5,737
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £5,737
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £8,498
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £8,498
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £8,498
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £9,412
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £11,154
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £14,277
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £11,154
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £8,498
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £8,498
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £14,277
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 £5,737
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £5,737

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £5,737
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £5,737
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £9,518
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £8,498
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £8,498
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £9,412
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £11,154
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £14,277
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £11,154
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £8,498
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £8,498
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £14,277
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 £5,737
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £5,737

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £8,498
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £8,498
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £14,277
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £8,498
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 £8,498
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £9,412
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £11,154
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £14,277
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £11,154
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £8,498
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £8,498
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £14,277
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 £8,498
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £8,498

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €6,276
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,276
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €9,298
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €9,298
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €9,298
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €10,297
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €12,203
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €15,620
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €12,203
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €9,298
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €9,298
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €15,620
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 €6,276
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €6,276

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €6,276
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €6,276
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €10,413
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €9,298
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €9,298
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €10,297
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €12,203
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €15,620
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €12,203
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €9,298
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €9,298
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €15,620
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 €6,276
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €6,276

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €9,298
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €9,298
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €15,620
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €9,298
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 €9,298
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €10,297
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €12,203
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €15,620
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €12,203
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €9,298
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €9,298
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €15,620
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 €9,298
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €9,298

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $6,920
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $6,920
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $10,251
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $10,251
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $10,251
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $11,353
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $13,454
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $17,222
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $13,454
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $10,251
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $10,251
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $17,222
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 $6,920
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $6,920

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $6,920
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $6,920
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $11,481
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $10,251
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $10,251
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $11,353
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $13,454
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $17,222
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $13,454
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $10,251
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $10,251
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $17,222
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 $6,920
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $6,920

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $10,251
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $10,251
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $17,222
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $10,251
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 $10,251
Apr 25th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $11,353
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $13,454
Jun 13th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $17,222
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $13,454
Sep 19th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $10,251
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $10,251
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $17,222
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 31st 2021 $10,251
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $10,251

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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