Living a simple life is the ideal for many of us. Away from the monotony and mundanity of everyday life, endless boardroom meetings and drizzly commutes, we wish that days could stretch longer, be simpler and spent in warmer climes.
A lazy breakfast, a casual game of tennis, a glass of wine by the pool — doesn’t it sound like bliss? But, for many of us, this dream is just that. Instead, we’re stuck in our routine, dashing around on packed pavements and running for trains we inevitably miss.
But that’s why we have second homes.
Dotted around the globe, in the quietest corners and most tranquil hideaways, these are the escapes we run to when the world just gets too noisy. And this, the perfect Tuscan villa, is the best of them all. Il Fienile, once a hay barn for the borgo, is now a spacious slice of paradise that offers a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of your 9 to 5.
"Dotted around the globe, in the quietest corners and most tranquil hideaways, these are the escapes we run to when the world just gets too noisy..."
It sits in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, boasting a private garden featuring a fully-managed pool and tennis court. Inside, the decor offers barrel-vaulted ceilings throughout, open fireplaces and a great selection of tapestries on the walls.
Beneath the fully fitted kitchen, you’ll find a large cellar of an ample size to hold your extensive wine collection. And, if you need any recommendations of what to fill it with, the locals will undoubtedly sing the praises of a local Chianti, from one of Tuscany’s many picturesque vineyards.
Outside, a terrace and enclosed garden offers a perfect spot for al fresco dining and entertaining your various guests, and with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is ample room for your guests to stay — and ceiling fans to keep them comfortable in the Mediterranean heat.
If you feel like venturing out of villa to sample the local cuisine, there are towns located nearby packed with eateries and culture for you to eat up.
And now is undoubtedly the best time to invest in such a property, as its price has just been reduced, meaning you are getting even more holiday home for your hard earned cash.
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