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Residenza Antica Canonica

The House and the Park
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3 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany
In the heart of Tuscany, the Antica Canonica is on a country estate surrounded on all sides by beautiful unspoilt countryside.

The historical residence, which origins can be traced back to the eleventh Century, has been recently fully restored and has a rich and interesting history. Originally a watch tower built in 1048, the building became the property of the church who transformed it into a Bishops residence and a medieval farming hamlet, later still the house and its grounds was used as a country retreat for many noble Counts and Dukes of the region.

The tiny hamlet was eventually abandoned, but now it has been lovingly restored, preserving its ancient heritage.
The Antica Canonica, full of charm, can give hospitality to 6/8 people. The three halls are cosy and refined: the Bishop's, the coat of arms' and the big dining-r...
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Listing #HL74963
About the Owner
Gabriele Z
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2008
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The Antica Canonica is on the first floor of the main building and was once the Bishops palatial rooms. Great care has been taken in the renovation and the furnishings are luxurious and refined. The original characteristics of the building have all been retained, beautiful high vaulted ceilings, archways, terracotta floors are all featured and the old beautiful fire-places keep the old glamour and suggest the idea that the time has stopped.

The three reception rooms are very welcoming. All have traditional wood burning fireplaces, and are elegantly furnished with antiques, Persian rugs and beautiful light fittings handmade by specialist craftsmen. The Bishops lounge is the perfect place for relaxing with its large sofas, warm red fabrics, drapes and satellite television, and there is a s...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    4 Full baths
    4 Twins
    2 Cribs
    2 Fulls
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
In price we include:

Tax (Iva 10%), Parking, TV + DVD + satellite, household linen end bed linen, washing machine with iron and ironing board, electricity, water; weekly housework, dishwasher, kitchen equipped of dishes and accessories; use of swimming pool (15/05 - 30/09) Hydro massage two places. Swimming pool equipment. Private garden near the swimming pool.

We don't include in the price:
Final Cleaning € 90,00 (payable to your departure).
Heating: € 4,00 for each cubic meter ( only November, December, January, February).

Payment methods:

At the moment of booking - pay payment - 30% - with credit transfer - PAYPAL

30 days before arrival - settlement - 70% - with credit transfer - PAYPAL
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About the neighbourhood
Colle di Val d'Elsa, an interesting town in itself, being famous for its crystal production and medieval quarter. In fact the owners of Antica Canonica have a lovely restaurant in the ancient hill town, featuring excellent refined cuisine, and with a large panoramic terrace for dining al fresco.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Florence: 55.0 km
Railway: Siena: 17.0 km
Ferry: Piombino: 100.0 km
Fly to Florence - Antica Canonica Residenza is just 55 km from the airport.

Car hire available in the airport.
Activities nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 90.0 km.
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