Private House – Private Pool – 10 people – 4 bedrooms – 4 bathrooms
Casa al Ponte is a large villa located near the ancient town of Figline Valdarno which is in the centre of a triangle formed by the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo. The town’s historic area has a medieval piazza surrounded by buildings of importance which house fine works of art. Florence is approximately 30km away and both Siena and Arezzo are within easy reach.
The swimming pool is located a few metres from the villa in the beautiful well maintained gardens. It has a paved surround with sun loungers, planted pots and mature trees which provide shade during the heat of the day. From here there are spectacular views over vineyards and rolling countryside to the Valdarno and Pratomagno hills in the distance.
The entrance to this very attractive villa is via a covered loggia. The front door opens into a wide entrance hall with terracotta tiled floors and a traditional tiled and beamed ceiling. Doors ahead lead to the main stairwell with a door on the left to a bathroom with shower.
Continuing on ahead is the dining room which has an oval dining table and chairs, to one side is a wooden dresser and in the corner an open fireplace.
The well equipped kitchen is off to the left, this unusually shaped semi circular room has large windows making it very bright and airy. There is a modern oven with gas hobs, a microwave oven, dishwasher and free standing fridge/freezer.
The large full height windows allow plenty of light into the room and a door opens onto a sizeable paved fully furnished terrace. To the right of the lounge, steps lead up to a utility room with washing machine and internal access to the covered loggia, this has a door out to the garden near to the pool.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, each one of which is individually, tastefully furnished. On the right is a large bedroom with a double bed with painted scrollwork bed frame. This is a very light, restful space with painted wooden furniture a large wardrobe and painted ceilings. There is also a double sofabed to one side.
A further flight of stairs leads up to the second level where there is a very pretty bedroom with a painted wooden double bed, large wardrobe and matching furniture. Opposite is the bathroom with shower
Outside the garden wraps around the house on three sides. This has been beautifully planted with shrubs and trees. Also there are numerous pots and tubs which have been planted with colourful geraniums and other Mediterranean flowers dotted around the grounds.
There is a tiled circular loggia near to the pool which is a great space to relax away from the heat of the day.
There is a shaded private car park at Casa al Ponte.