This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peaceful and private location in the countryside yet just 1 km from the nearest town and only ten minutes drive to the lovely Tuscan coast and nearest sandy beaches. A cypress and pine tree lined drive leads through the grounds to the first glimpse of this imposing property romantically trailing with ivy. The interior of the villa is just as amazing with characteristic high ceilings and furnished with antiques, oil paintings and family heirlooms. The ground level of the villa is composed of various reception rooms with period furnishings in keeping with the style of the castle. There is a large entrance hall hung with ancient paintings and coats of arms, off which there are three lovely living rooms, one with fireplace and bar area, another with settees, satellite television and DVD player and a reading room with antique wooden desk and internet point. On the same level is a washroom, a lovely dining room decorated with frescoes and majolica tiles and a professional kitchen with side room. From the main entrance hall staircases to the left and right lead to the middle and upper floors of the castle and the ten characteristic bedrooms (4 double bedrooms, 5 junior suites, and the special Grand Duke suite) each individually decorated with different colour schemes, and many featuring hand painted ceilings, frescoes and numerous antique pieces. As well as all having en suite bathrooms, the bedrooms are also equipped with the modern comforts of mini-bar, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, and safe. There is also Wi Fi internet access throughout the villa. The mature grounds sweep all around the castle and the main entrance hall also opens out onto the lovely rear garden where there is a pretty al fresco dining area, as well as an outside sitting area with easy chairs, perfect for relaxing whilst enjoying the view towards the rose garden. Original stone steps lead down from the garden to the villa’s private swimming pool (12m x 6m) situated in a secluded position below. The pool, shaded by pines and overlooking the olive grove, has a little Jacuzzi, gym equipment and handy changing room and w.c. The owners of Villa Margot are very hospitable and they and the villa staff take pride in the services they offer. A whole manner of arrangements can be made (on request payable locally) ranging from catering services including breakfast, lunches and dinners, laundry, extra housekeeping and even day trips and excursions are options available. When you can tear yourself away, the beautiful coast of Tuscany with its lovely beaches is just minutes away, and there are many pretty towns to explore locally. The area is well known too for its wine production, thermal spas, nature reserves and lovely countryside. A little further afield are other famous Tuscan towns such as Florence, Siena and Pisa all well worth a visit. Even the island of Elba is accessible via nearby ferry connections. Villa Margot really is a unique property in a great location for a truly unforgettable holiday. Villa Margot can also be rented on request for larger parties of up to 26 or smaller parties (minimum 12). More details and prices available on request. DETAILS Ground Floor: Large entrance hall with antique table > Living room with fireplace and bar area > Lounge with settees, satellite television and DVD player > Reading room with desk and internet > Washroom with w.c. and basin > Dining room with fireplace, table and chairs > Professional kitchen with cooker (5 gas rings and electric oven), fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker > Side room off the kitchen. Middle & Upper Floors: Junior Suite with double bed and en suite shower room and access to large panoramic terrace > Double bedroom (can convert to twin on request) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower > Double bedroom (can convert to twin on request) with ensuite shower room > Junior suite with double bedroom (can convert to twin on request) and ensuite shower room. Master suite (Grand Duke) with double bed and ensuite bathroom with bathtub > Junior suite with double bed(can convert to twin on request) and ensuite bathroom with bathtub > Junior suite with double bed and ensuite bathroom with bath tub > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower > Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. Top Mansard Floor: Junior suite with double bedroom (sloping ceilings) and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. All bedrooms are equipped with mini-bar, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, and safe. All ensuite bathrooms have bath or shower (as indicated above), basin, bidet, w.c. and hairdryer. Daily maid service 7 days a week, only for weekly rentals (except kitchen cleaning if used by guests) > Daily concierge service 6 days a week > Full linen change on Saturday and Wednesday (only for the weekly rental) > Pool towels > Air conditioning in bedrooms > Central heating* > Satellite television > DVD player > Telephone* > Large garden and grounds > Terrace > Barbecue > Swimming pool > Wi fi internet access > Parking > 1km from the town of Venturina > 10 kms to Baratti beach > Meals on request* > Laundry/ironing service* *Services payable locally
* Zuzüglich eventueller obligatorischer oder fakultativer Nebenkosten nach tatsächlicher Belegung beziehungsweise tatsächlichem Verbrauch (gemäß Absprache mit dem Vermieter). Die Zahlung des Mietpreises ist nur in der vom Vermieter angegebenen Währung möglich. Zahlungen in anderen Währungen müssen vorher mit dem Vermieter individuell vereinbart werden. Der Währungsrechner dient nur zur Orientierung und bildet keinen verbindlichen Umrechnungskurs für die Mietpreise ab.