Casa Mattei is dramatically located in the hearth of Tuscany's Chianti region with expansive views over the olive groves, vineyards, woods and country estates. Great rental for 10 + 4 people. Stunning pool with Jacuzzi. Spacious and private our country house is only 2 km from Mercatale Val di Pesa and 18 km from Florence. Casa Mattei is an ideal setting for a great vacation. The location couldn’t be better: private, tranquil position on hillside just 15 minutes south from Florence, with easy access to the charming Chianti hill towns and at 50 minutes from Siena and 1 hour from Lucca. Well-appointed, spacious villa, authentically restored and surrounded by olive groves, Casa Mattei is perfect for 5/6 couples or extended family.
A typically rough dirt road (1200 meters) brings you to Casa Mattei, through vineyards, and olive groves. The building dates back approximately to one thousand years ago, in the Medieval period and has been totally restored in 2006. It was a small monastery and evolved into a country house some century later.
The fenced property consists of 2 hectares and includes the house (530 sqm), the pool (15 x 7,50 meters, open May – Sept) with Jacuzzi and a dependence (40 sqm). Please note that the Jacuzzi is NOT an hot tub.
The lawn is bordered with rose bushes and olive trees. A stone patio where is a BBQ, provides shadow for al fresco dining at a long table for 12 people with comfortable chairs.
From here some steps takes you to the fresh water pool with Jacuzzi. The area is furnished with sunbeds, tables and chairs with umbrellas. Next to the pool there is a nice changing room with a bathroom with shower and a well equipped fitness room!
Casa Mattei has beautiful terracotta tiles and beamed ceilings, it consists in 530 sqm divided into two floors:
- Entry hall
- Study room with double sofa bed and air conditioning.
- Dining area with table for 12
- First small but well equipped kitchen
- Main fully equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, oven, toaster etc.)
- 1 double bedroom (5 steps) (cannot be separated) with bathroom with shower. This room is now provided with air conditioning.
- Living room with double sofa bed. In this room there is SKY TV SAT, and Iphone - Ipad Dock Station.
- 1 bathroom with shower
- Spacious central living room with fireplace. TV and DVD.
- 1 master bedroom with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub) (cannot be separated)
- 1 twin/double bedroom with en suite bathroom (Jacuzzi tub)
- 2 double bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom (shower); the double beds can not be separated
- 1 guest bathroom
- The whole floor is air-conditioned.
Laundry room: washing machine and dryer; iron and iron board.
Wine cellar (see the photo)