Dating back to the 13th century, this elegant Tuscan country villa is located in an ancient hamlet among the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Off of a winding country road lined by majestic cypress trees, there is a pebbled road that leads to the entrance of the villa which opens into the most spectacular breathtaking 360 degrees panoramic views of the countryside. Villa Barnini sits within a 12-acre of land enriched with vines and olive trees. The two-story private property has been completely restored to a luxurious 9-bedroom villa offering modern comfort while retaining its original features and traditional design.
The interior spaces have been tastefully decorated with antique furniture and modern touches down to the finest of details. The ground floor has a spacious open plan living room with direct access to two charming outdoor sitting terraces, a dining room and a fully equipped state of the art kitchen opening to a lovely terrace perfect for alfresco dining. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers and can comfortably accommodate 18 persons. Two of these bedrooms located in the ground floor are also suitable for guests with disability. The property is surrounded by an enchanting garden ideal for delightful walks with its unique pathways that wind their way across the idyllic surroundings through the olive trees. Within the grounds of the villa there are several cozy wooden and fabric canopies for outdoor sitting and dining including barbecue areas from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the peaceful countryside. Relax your senses in an amazing private infinity pool with hydro massage and experience alfresco dining under a Roman style pergola in the pool area with seating for 19 guests. There is also a semi-outdoor terrace outside the wine cellar that can host small groups for wine tasting or an aperitif.
For larger groups, the villa can be rented together with its charming brick guest house upon request at an additional cost. This fully renovated apartment is situated within a short walking distance from the main villa and has its own independent fenced entrance that can be accessed directly through an individual pathway. It consists of a living room with TV, a kitchen with dining area, a bathroom and a double bedroom accommodating two extra guests. The guest house has two outdoor dining areas including one lovely terrace facing the garden and a large wooden gazebo with a built-in barbecue. The guest house can be rented only together with the main villa in order to offer complete privacy and exclusivity.
During your stay at this exclusive holiday retreat you can experience cooking lessons conducted by the chef of the villa, wine tasting and a number of exclusive Tuscan experiences. The position of the villa can form an excellent base for visiting various important Tuscan cities of art within a short driving distance. Some of which include Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Volterra, Vinci, Certaldo and other Medieval towns like San Gimignano renowned for the truffles and Lajatico where every summer Bocelli has his ‘Teatro del Silenzio’ international concerts. Within a close proximity, there are two lakes immersed in a spectacular natural landscape where you can enjoy outdoor activities including sport fishing, trekking and mountain biking. There is a playground area for children, a cycle path, several pedestrian paths in the woods, a solarium, a football field (soccer) and a picnic area. During your stay at this exclusive holiday retreat you can also visit a number of restaurants, trattorias and wine bars located nearby.