Villa Duke

Villa Duke
From €27,100 per week

 

Resort:
Maremma
Area:
Tuscany
Country:
Italy
Surface:
1500 sq. m
Bedrooms:
10
Bathrooms:
10

Description

Live history in grandiose style

Travel back in time to live history now but in great comfort at a magnificent historic residence, which is now available as an exclusive luxury villa for a summer holiday with a difference.  The impressive castle dates back to the 16th century and is the former home of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany.  Within easy reach of many of Florence and Pisa, this luxury villa is located midway between the historic cities of Siena and the walled city of Lucca.  Built on the highest spot of the Duke’s estate to then overlook untouched countryside, the castle has undergone systematic renovation and maintenance to make this property an enviable holiday retreat.  The castle may now stand astride the more recent 20th century development of the village of Venturina, so your views will not be as immaculate as the ones the Duke could enjoy, but within the 10-hectare estate much remains unchanged.  A lane lined with cypress and pine trees leads up through landscaped grounds and mature garden to the majestic front gates of the ivy-clad castle.  As you enter this luxury villa you will step back in time and into lavish grandeur: high, hand-decorated ornate ceilings, antique pieces and rich furnishings, which include precious rugs, oil paintings, numerous family heirlooms and precious objects.  The mature landscaped grounds have immense charm also, particularly in the romantic rose garden and the delightfully secluded and shaded swimming pool set amid pine trees and overlooking an olive grove.  Luxuriate in the old-world charm of nobility and palatial grandeur of the castle’s opulent rooms and grounds.  Splendid beaches on the Tuscan coast are a few minutes drive from the castle, through countryside awash in quality wine production, including the world-famous Sassicaia and Ornellaia wines.  Guided tours can be arranged by villa staff, who will pamper you with first-class service throughout your stay.

The castle has an impressive 10 bedrooms en suite, all air-conditioned and  well appointed for supreme comfort.  The bedrooms are arranged as 4 double rooms, 5 suites and one superior suite, the ‘Gran Duca’, hence the house sleeps up to 20 guests.  Each bedroom has a distinct style of décor and is appointed with mini-bar, satellite TV, telephone and safe.  From the entrance hall are the living rooms; one with fireplace and bar, another with comfy settees and satellite television, a fine reading room, and beautiful grand dining room decorated with frescoes and majolica tiles.  There’s also a professional kitchen with adjoining preparation room.  Staircases to the left and right of this hallway lead up to the bedrooms.  Outside in the expansive mature garden around the castle absolute peace and utmost exclusive privacy is assured; whether relaxing in the tranquil chill-out area overlooking the rose garden or hidden away in the secluded oasis of the pool.

This is unique luxury villa presents a wonderful opportunity for anyone, families and groups, who relish a once in a lifetime experience: to enjoy a world of grand nobility and live in a luxuriant ambience, which is coherently that of a noble and medieval estate, rich with historical heritage and flair.  Also, this luxury villa has great appeal for distinguished corporate events and celebrations that can include lavish weddings, due to the consecrated chapel within the castle.

LAYOUT

Ground floor: Entrance Hall; living room with fireplace and bar area; dining room with fireplace; kitchen; TV room; pantry room; reading room; guest office; cloakroom;
First floor: Suite with double bedroom en suite (shower) and living room opening onto terrace; double/twin bedroom en suite; 2 double/twin bedrooms en suite (shower)
Second floor: Master suite with double bedroom en suite and living area with piano; suite with double/twin bedroom en suite and living room; suite with double bedroom en suite and living room; 2 double bedrooms en suite
Top floor: Double bedroom en suite
Annex 1: Pool house with cloakroom and dressing room
Annex 2: Chapel (consecrated)
Outdoor: Swimming pool (5×11 metres); solarium; Jacuzzi; al fresco dining area; barbecue; outdoor chill out area; garden; parking

 

FEATURES

• Near the town • Outdoor pool • Flatscreen TVs
• Fireplace • Outdoor Jacuzzi • Satellite/Cable TV
• Parking • Solarium • Wi-Fi (ground floor only)
• Safe-deposit • Barbecue • iPod docking stations
• Air conditioning in all bedrooms • Business corner
• Child friendly • Cinema room
• Children accepted • Al fresco dining area
• Pets subject to approval • Outdoor chill out area
• No smoking • Garden
• Fenced property

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, utilities (except heating) and firewood
» Linen and towel changes at regular intervals
» Daily cleaning
» Domestic staff
» Dedicated service from a professional team
» Private chef and host
» Luxury bath products
» Flower bouquet on arrival
» Wi-Fi Internet access (ground floor only)
» In resort concierge service

OPTIONAL SERVICES

We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff.  Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay.  Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.

LOCATION

– Nearest Airport: Grosseto Private Airport (GRS); Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA); Florence (FLO); Rome Fiumicino (FCO)
– Airport: 40 minutes by car (GRS); 1 hour by car (PSA); 1.5 hours by car (FLO); 2 hours by car (FCO)
Town: 5 minutes by car (Venturina); 1 hour by car (Livorno); 2 hours by car (Siena)
Beach: 15 minutes by car (Baratti); 45 minutes by car (Punta Ala, Massa Marittima)
Golf course: 40 minutes by car (Golf Club Punta Ala)

 

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