Striano is a luxury villa recently renovated and designed to a very high standard nestling in 21 acres of unspolit Tuscany hillside.
Sleeps: Villa Striano offers luxury self catering holiday accommodation for up to 10 people.
Accommodation: Villa Striano is a classic & sophisticated luxury Tuscany villa perfect for large family groups. It is superbly positioned, and is spacious and airy with 6 lovely bedrooms that have ensuite bathrooms.
All the rooms are individually styled and decorated with Flemish and Japanese chandeliers and 19th century Italian bedroom furniture. The beds are made from local handcrafted iron bed frames (Caporali) and plush handmade bed coverings. All the bathrooms have been made with custom made Travertine marble with beautiful frescos, gold leaf mirrors and windows overlooking the Casentino Valley. Huge chestnut beams span the house and are a particular feature of Villa Striano.
Master Suite: The Villa Striano master suite has wooden floors throughout and a king size bed frame. Wonderful views over the garden and the Tuscany countryside beyond. Off the master bedroom is a study room with a hand crafted wooden “Romeo and Juliet” balcony.
In the master ensuite bathroom there are twin Travertine hand basins, large gilded mirrors and frescos, a separate Travertine shower cubicle and a large claw foot bath.
Kitchen: Our luxury Tuscany villa has a large modern kitchen equipped with black marble surfaces, large Travertine cream double sink, large 90cm gas hob with extractor, gas oven, natural stone exterior walls and window and large door through to the kitchen patio and herb garden. On one side of the kitchen is a dining table for those intimate breakfasts and suppers. The kitchen is equipped with designer cookware, including Alessi pots, toaster, electric kettle, microwave, dishwasher, small fridge with a separate American fridge freezer.
Dining Room: Large dining room with original French 19th century dining table with seating for 12 people. The floors are laid in herringbone terracotta, the walls washed in beautiful pastel yellow.
Sitting Rooms: Two elegant rooms furnished with English hand made Bridgecraft sofa suites.
Pool: Striano has its own private large infinity designed swimming pool with views down the valley. There is a lower sunbath pool into which flows water from the upper pool. The constant movement prevents build up of any unwelcome insect life. The pool is 12m x 8m with a 12m x 2m sunbath pool.
Sauna: For relaxing - seats 6 people.
Fountain: Hand painted fountain area.
External seating: There is plenty of outdoor seating at different locations outside the house.
Garden: Beautifully landscaped and designed to the highest quality: with an Italian themed garden (with a maze of box hedges, statues and pots), cypress trees, olive trees, vines, pergolas, fig and apples trees, pretty English rose garden and large lawned areas with spectacular views of the Casentino Valley and the Tuscany countryside.
Facilities: Amenities such as dishwasher, washing machine, American fridge freezer, microwave, toaster,electric kettle, 6-hob cooker, gas oven, satellite TV, DVD and video player, stereo, iPod connector, central heating. Iron and ironing board. Cultery, glasses and china for 10 people.
Staff: Maid service, garden and pool maintenance services at intervals (additional services available upon request, including local historian guided tours of the Casentino valley, chauffeur and chef).
Babies: Under 2 years babycot and babysitting on request.