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Traditional Tuscan villa, swimming pool, wifi, parking, walk to Florence, no car needed, sleeps up to 14

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Overview
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
14 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
IL Melograno can accommodate up to 11 (10+1) or up to 14 ( by also renting the cottage) people and lies nestled among the green hills of the Tuscan countryside in an historic part of Florence. Dating back to the 14th century and situated in the Paradiso degli Alberti (I.e. Heaven of the Alberti's, family of renowned renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti). It was used as the hunting lodge and guest house for the Villa Il Merlo Nero, which has a wonderful Italian Garden with its beautiful maizes, where pestigious dinners or memorable birthday parties, or romantic weddings can be organised on request. Enjoy the private swimming pool surrounded by olive and cypress trees with squirrels and pheasants running around while being in walking distance of the main museums and architectural mas...IL Melograno can accommodate up to 11 (10+1) or up to 14 ( by also renting the cottage) people and lies nestled among the green hills of the Tuscan countryside in an historic part of Florence. Dating back to the 14th century and situated in the Paradiso degli Alberti (I.e. Heaven of the Alberti's, family of renowned renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti). It was used as the hunting lodge and guest house for the Villa Il Merlo Nero, which has a wonderful Italian Garden with its beautiful maizes, where pestigious dinners or memorable birthday parties, or romantic weddings can be organised on request. Enjoy the private swimming pool surrounded by olive and cypress trees with squirrels and pheasants running around while being in walking distance of the main museums and architectural masterpieces of the amazing city of Florence... ...during the winter months, relax by the beautiful big Tuscan sandstone fireplace, reading a book in the cosy atmosphere reminiscent of the bygone past... The fascinating grounds and flower garden with old terracotta flower pots scattered around and some fruit trees are reserved for guests and are part of the ancient villa called Il Melograno, with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms (4 bathrooms + 1 guest toilet with shower), fully fitted and equipped country kitchen (cooker, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, blender, coffee machine) with a dining table. The rooms are furnished with antique furniture and paintings, so as to keep the tuscan ancient feeling of the villa. The dining room with volted ceilings and beautiful velvet- blue antique high chairs can accomodate up to 10 people with the possibility of adding a further table to accomodate up to 12 people. The bedrooms can be prepared as queen or single beds on request and are furnished with big wardrobes. The whole place is kept very neat and clean. Wifi is provided as well as satellite tv with dvd player, and children games (monopoly, chess ...) as well as lots of history and literature books and some videos. Towels and linen are provided, as well as welcome toiletries ! Romantic dinners or sunny breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden under the olive trees, on the garden table and chairs provided. The swimmingpools offers a jacuzzi and sunloungers. Within close distance of the city centre (5 minutes by car, 30 minutes walk to the Ponte Vecchio), yet hearing the birdsong and the joyous ringing of the Badiuzza bells and seeing the squirrels and pheasants running around. Features: - swimming pool among olive trees, open during summer months with sun loungers, garden chairs and tables for a sunny breakfast or a romantic dinner. - parking available within the property - bus stop at entrance to property - Wi-Fi and satellite TV If your party is bigger than 11 people, please enquire about our detached cottage, Limonaia, situated in the same property, leading out to the swimmingpool area. Cooking courses, catering, dinners can be arranged on request. welcome basket is provided. More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

We stayed at Villa Il Megrano as a large group for our friends wedding. We found the location to be very convenient to the centre of Florence - comfortable walk, bus or driving into town. The entry into the villa from the main road is...More

Thank sjwhiteford
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were a group of 9 friends visiting Tuscany. We found Villa Merlaia to be a great location and a roomy and charming house. We had a wonderful time enjoying the terrace and the pool. The location up on the hill is several degrees cooler...More

8  Thank Susie O
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Planning a trip for sixteen family members to Florence can be a challenge. We wanted to be close enough to Florence to enjoy all the magnificence of the city and still be all together in a home setting. This lovely villa was the perfect solution....More

10  Thank Kmull3333
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed in this villa including the cottage for 3 nights with 9 people. The house is beautiful, clean, nicely decorated. Lots of toilets and showers which are nice and hot. Wifi is available and strong enough throughout the house.The kitchen is fully equipped. You...More

7  Thank Bier_W
About the Owner
ginevra b
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
Interaction with guests
Cristina will be there for check in and check out and to assist you during your whole stay. If I am not there, my mother will host you for an aperitif to share some of the history of Florence and surroundings
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About the neighbourhood
Bus stop 50 mt from entrance. Shops, restaurants, bars, other busses form approx 800 mt. Some groceries shops do home deliveries. Centre of florence approx 3 km away. Stunning ugolino golf course 20 mn away. Close to highway
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