In the splendid atmosphere of the Sienese countryside, just a few kilometres from the medieval borgo of Casole d’Elsa, stands this elegant residence overlooking a breathtaking landscape that spans the hills of Chianti and ends on the contours of the surrounding borghi, from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni. Villa Il Foramasso, which takes its name from a majestic bush that welcomes you at the entrance, is part of an imposing complex originally from 1900, which has been successively enlarged and completely renovated, while preserving the typical authenticity and charm of Tuscan country houses. The natural handmade terracotta, the chestnut beams and joists, the travertine marble, the precious wood of the doors and windows are the materials that give voice to the architecture of this prestigious property, furnished with antique and handcrafted furniture. The heart of the house is the spacious living area on the ground floor, which opens out to the garden through numerous French windows, composed of a large living room with dining room, TV room, fitness and recreational area and, finally, a large super-equipped kitchen completed by a wood oven and two barbecue-fireplaces. The panoramic bedrooms with air conditioning and their own private bathroom, with sauna and Turkish bath, enhance the comforts of the house which, surrounded by a lush garden with a large swimming pool, terraces and areas set up for relaxing outdoors, are guaranteed by the secluded and peaceful position of the property, yet within easy reach of some of the most beautiful and interesting Tuscan destinations, such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Chianti, Siena and Florence. Please note: Within the extensive property, in a totally independent position, live the owners who do not interfere in any way with the use of the park and swimming pool.
The villa has two floors. The entrance, on the ground floor, goes into a small hall that leads, on the right, to the sitting room, with large fireplace and direct access out to the furnished portico, to the dining room and to the kitchen completed by a pantry at the back. To the left of the entrance is the TV room, a large living room with fitness area and games table, and a room with washing machine, sink, wood oven, barbecue-fireplace and a large work table. Also on this floor are two guest bathrooms. Upstairs, accessible from two sides of the house by travertine stairs, is the sleeping area consisting of two twin bedrooms (with joinable beds) with ensuite bathroom with shower, a double bedroom (with divisible bed) served by a bathroom with hydromassage tub and shower, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and a double bedroom served by a bathroom with hydromassage tub, sauna and Turkish bath. In the large study is a double sofa bed.
Air conditioning in the bedrooms.
The park of this elegant residence extends over a mostly flat area of about 5000 sq m, within an estate of 14 hectares filled with lush vegetation. Past the main gate, a driveway crosses the large park and leads to the parking area which is conveniently close to the main entrance. The beautiful garden surrounding the villa is planted mainly with lawn for about 2000 sq m, dotted with numerous species of Mediterranean plants, bushes of herbs and various flowers. The terrace set up as a relaxation area, the portico at the exit of the living room with sofas and table for outdoor dining and the beautiful swimming pool are all part of this peaceful green setting with beautiful panoramic views on all sides.Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.
A large, exclusive and discreet area in the park is dedicated to the swimming pool, which can be reached along a drive of about 70 m, bordered by hedges. Set in a panoramic position, the rectangular swimming pool, measuring 7 x 17 m with the depth varying from 1.40 to 1.80 m, is lined in PVC and has chlorine purification and submerged steps for access to the water. The surrounding area, in stone and lawn, is provided with elegant sunbeds, umbrellas, a cold-water shower and a small shady seating area. The pool is open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October.
Pets: Yes. €50,00 per animal per week to be paid on site