Villa Le Piane is on the edge of a small collection of three houses with which it shares the pool. The villa is composed of a main house which has an L shape and a small independent cottage, surrounded by a pretty garden with open views of the forest covered hills that surround these Tuscan villas. The villa is accessed across a lovely stone paved, courtyard terrace which is furnished with a table, chairs and umbrella. To one side there are also some sun beds from where the views of the Tuscan hills and valley can be admired. Entering the villa directly infront of the glass and wood doors, there is a typical Tuscan, brick built kitchen with tiled work surfaces. A breakfast bar with terracotta arch looks into the kitchen which is entered through a second terracotta arch. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes gas hobs, oven and fridge with freezer.
Passing the kitchen there is the large, spacious lounge. Along the back wall is a long wooden typical Tuscan table with various objects on it. The opposite wall has a large open fireplace in traditional Tuscan villa style. Huddled around this there is a large sofa and an armchair. To one side is a unit with some games. The room is completed with some beautiful rugs on the terracotta tiled floor.
Through a curtained arch there is access to large, bright dining room. This room has two large, glass doors which lead out to the courtyard terrace. The floor is laid with old terracotta tiles while the walls of the room have been left with the traditional stone visible. In the centre of the room is a wooden table that can seat up to 8 people. At the far end of the room two arched windows provide light onto a small sitting area with a comfortable armchair and a wicker rocking chair. To the back of the dining room is a small courtyard with table, chairs and a barbeque. This area can be seen by the neighbouring villas, this is the only part of the outside area which can be viewed by the other houses.
To the left of the entrance a door leads into a small hall from which there is access to a bathroom with shower and washing machine. There is also a double bedroom which can be set up as a twin on request when booking. The pretty room is furnished with a wardrobe, a writing desk and some open shelves on one wall. Like the rest of the villa the floor is in terracotta and the roof with terracotta tiles and wooden beams.
From the little hall there is a narrow spiral staircase which leads up to the first floor where there is the second double bedroom. There is a built in wardrobe and a cupboard with some shelves. To one side of the room is a pretty chair. The first floor is completed by a bathroom with small box shower.
Across the courtyard terrace there is a small cottage which is composed of a single room with little kitchenette at the back of the room, this has two hobs and a bar fridge. One wall has an open fireplace. The cottage is simply furnished with a double sofa bed and a wooden table with two chairs, ideal for breakfasts. There is a bathroom with shower.
The pool is about 100metres away, up through the hamlet.
From the garden it's possible to see and hear the road which passes the edge of the property.
Nous avons passé un séjour merveilleux, très détendant, dans ce petit paradis : au milieu de la campagne, avec des multitudes d'oiseaux et d'animaux dans le jardin, très grand d'ailleurs !
La maison correspond aux photos : spacieuse, décorée avec goût, chaleureuse.
Et très bien située pour visiter le chianti (attention, routes du chianti très sinueuses...).
Piscine dans un très joli cadre.
Et on voit tellement bien les étoiles la nuit, sans lumière de villes !
We had a great time in Tuscany. The house was perfect, has everything we Neves. Also is very close to Siena and all the places we wanted to visit.
Ask the owner for some Good tips!