Villa Carda - Holiday House in Tuscany
As you travel along the typical untouched Tuscan road, leading from Rassina to Castel Focognano and Carda, the villa appears in all its splendour. The Villa actually takes its name from the neighbouring village.
Located on the hills that divide the Casentino valley from Chianti, the Villa is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit cities such as Florence, Arezzo or Siena. It is also the perfect base to experience and explore the Tuscan countryside.
Now restored to perfection, the villa was a traditional 19th century Tuscan farmhouse, completely surrounded by a fenced and beautiful park. The building offers a lot of space to guests and their children to enjoy themselves and relax in peace and tranquillity.
The heated pool, offers breath taking views of the surrounding hills, it can be used for a romantic after dinner swim or an out of season dip!
Every aspect of the interior of the house has been restored with taste and care to make your stay more comfortable. All the suites and rooms are furnished with ancient furniture, old-masters or modern paintings, each room is individual.
Inside you can spread out in over 250 square meters of space. There are 6 bedrooms including 4 double and 2 twin rooms, all equipped with bathroom, plus a large common bathroom.
It can give hospitality up to 14 persons. Each bedroom is unique, the main bedroom has a beautiful 4 poster bed and a warm wood beam ceiling. The two twin rooms have a lovely restored stone wall.
The main living has an original antique fireplace, just like the ones used to cook dinner and lunch in the old days. This room is very characteristic of the rustic Tuscan style, with the stone walls, large beam ceilings and a terracotta floor.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern amenities - including a dishwasher and a washing machine, here you can find all you need to prepare your first Italian meal! If you don’t want to leave the villa to buy bread or pastry for breakfast that’s no problem! Every day an excellent baker can arrive by van with your breakfast needs! (please ask about this option).
All the bedrooms on ground floor have independent entrance by the park or swimming pool area.
There is also a huge covered terrace, suitable for the breakfast time or to spend the evenings together tasting some good wine. To select your wine visit the fully stocked wine cellar on the ground floor (the cellar contains: Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Pro-secco and other special brands of red and white wines).
In the 30.000 square meters of private garden you can practice shots in the golf practice area or, if you prefer, lie down reading some books that are available in the new fully equipped room in front of the pool.
Next to the pool a there is the new large wooden gazebo with chairs and sofas.
The new wellness area, created inside of a bright and panoramic structure, awaits for you to give you moments of relax after a day full of emotions.
The wellness zone is equipped with a lounge area, Jacuzzi tubs, emotional shower, hamam with light therapy Effegibi and fitness area Technogym.
This valley is a great place for mountain bikers or to visit local old villages, castles and monasteries. The house is fully equipped with a telephone line, Internet, DVD player and there is a SAT-TV with several English channels.