It's never to early
To Tuscany , the villa booking website is now selling holidays for 2017 and is urging guests to move fast to secure their property of choice.
“One-bedroom cottages with private pools are always the first to sell out,” cautions To Tuscany’s Sean Caulfield. “Big villas for large gatherings are also in high demand. As for timing, the school summer holidays are obviously high season, but the weeks around Pentecost, late May and early June, are also a very busy.
To Tuscany has the largest selection of hand-picked villas and apartments in the region, with more than 760properties. Its safe portal enables customers to book directly with villa owners at the best price, with no added fees.
FIVE FOR HIRE IN 2017
Ulivo at Ceperano is a studio apartment, sleeping two, set in a restored stone farmhouse near Radda, in the heart of Chianti. Guests can enjoy a glass of the local wine on their own furnished patio, as well as the use of a shared pool and barbecue.
Price: From £294 to £420 in total per week, accommodation only.
Capanna di Camporata is a one-bedroom cottage for two with a private pool. This detached property, within walking distance of Gaiole, has been lovingly restored to bring out the beauty of traditional features such as the terracotta-tiled ceilings.
Price: From £580 to £1,092 in total per week, accommodation only.
Bellosguardo is a three-bedroom, two bathroom villa, sleeping six, near Castellina in Chianti.
This impressive detached property is comfortably furnished and has its own private pool. Guests are spoilt for choice about where to enjoy the views of the surrounding vineyards, with two terraces set for dining.
Price: From £1,120 to £1,764 in total per week, accommodation only.
Villa Le Ferrette is an 11-bedroom, 15-bathroom villa sleeping up to 23 holidaymakers, so a great choice for large get-togethers. This traditional Tuscan three-storey villa has spacious living areas – inside and out – and a professional-standard kitchen. Set on a hillside in gardens filled with fruit and olive trees, the pool has been positioned to offer guests great views of nearby Montecatini Terme and the Valdinievole countryside.
Price: From £3,058 to £5,195 in total per week, accommodation only.
Villa Il Santo (previous page, centre) is a luxurious eight bedroom, eight bathroom property, sleeping 16,close to Florence. Set on top of a hill, the multi-level villa is a sight in itself. Yet its exquisite contemporary interiors, pool and hot tub also offer lovely aspects from which to enjoy mesmerising views across swathes of Chianti. Complimentary touches include dinner on arrival, regular maid service and access to nearby tennis courts.
Price: From £6,678 to £11,676 in total per week, accommodation only.