***** Villa MULINELLO *****
Sleeps six, over 972 square feet. Restored in 1990, it is the result of successive works on the original tower dating back to 17th century.
Tucked into the hillside, with perfect views across to Montepulciano, the house is set over two levels. On the ground floor, a lounge with fireplace forms the centre of the house. From here you have access to the three bedrooms: one double, and two twins. One of these has en-suite bathroom with shower. The other bathroom has a bath tub.
Wooden stairs lead to the upper floor, where there is a large kitchen/dining room with a fireplace for barbecues. Access to the kitchen is also through a terrace equipped with iron chairs and table.
Another terrace, shaded by a pair of old oaks, looks over the valley. Throughout, the house has period furniture from the owner's family. Central heating, and sun loungers in the garden.
***** Villa BANDITELLO *****
6 people, about 1405 sf., restored in 1999, enjoys a splendid view towards south and west with large hay for sitting outside.
A three entrance ground floor, with French windows to the garden, has a brightly and well equipped kitchen ( gas machine with oven, fridge, fire place-barbecue, washing machine), with store room besides. The kitchen leads into a two room lounge with a Tuscan fire place at one end, furnished with antique pieces of furniture and many sofas and armchairs. A small toilet is available at ground floor.
Stone steps take to first floor which has a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom (tub) and splendid view over Montepulciano valley. Other two twin bedrooms share a bathroom with shower. Wrought iron beds, old rustic furniture, small wooden toilet mirrors, doors and in wall- wardrobes have been chosen according Tuscan country tradition. The house is airy and bright all day long. Central heating is available. Panoramic space outside equipped with chaises-longues and iron-made chairs and table.
***** The Podere (farm) CAPANNE DI SOPRA *****
Capanne di Sopra is located 1.2 kms from the hamlet of Montefollonico, in a quiet setting which enjoys the unmatched skyline of Montepulciano, with its masterpiece temple of San Biagio, Val d’Orcia's hilly border and top of Mount Amiata.
The property is situated on a slope at 450 meters of altitude, covering a 5 hectars hilly surface, with an olive grove and a small vineyard, which give an “extravergine” olive oil, and a Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG red wine.
The two stone farmhouses of the property have been restored in accordance with Tuscan traditions, and carefully furnished with owner's family pieces. The two houses, although closed one another, are independent and assure absolutely privacy to residents. The houses are fully equipped for six: in the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Barbecues in the kitchen. The houses have: drinkable water from public utility, instant hot water, mobile telephone, washing machines and central heating. Baby cots and high chairs. There are a number of sun chairs and iron made chairs and table to dine outside. A USB key is available for Internet 3G access.
Some 400 meters from the paved road, the site remains secluded while accessible only via a private driveway, ensuring that you'll be staying undisturbed, in the midst of olive groves, vineyards and woods. Parking area at the entrance of the property.
To preserve the character of the site, the owners chose not to build any swimming pool.
Thermal spas at Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano are no more than half an hour's drive away, and Sant’Albino, Bettolle, Chianciano pools are within 6-7 miles.
Historical and cultural sites nearby include Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno which are all within 75 minutes drive.
You need a car to get there. The hamlet of Montefollonico provides basic services ( food shops, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, and sport bar), and is 4 miles from Montepulciano and 3 miles from Torrita di Siena. Take A1 Highway ( Autostrada del sole) and leave it at Val di Chiana or Chiusi exit. Then you need about half an hour drive to the farm. The closest Railway station is at Chiusi, on the Roma – Firenze line, about 15 miles away. At reservation we will forward you a detailed road map and instructions.
We had paid for 2 weeks stay near Montepulciano, a place with a pool and excellent view, but it was quite spoilt by the unrelenting loud noise of heavy traffic weaving its way along the main road. And our neighbour woke noisily at 5am... So in trying to rescue our holiday, we found Cristina and Michele who offered us accomodation at Mulinello on a lovely Tuscan Hill, and our inferno turned to paradiso.
This is the Tuscany we have come to love, with the hills and wild flowers and with its own beautiful view across to Montepulciano. A hoopoe bird came to visit the lawn at breakfast time, and I saw deer close by. All is quiet at night and makes for a restful holiday. The house is well supplied and clean. Walking back from Montefellonico we had the most splendid displays of fireflies.
There are plenty of places to visit. On this occasion we enjoyed trips to Siena, Pienza, La Foce and Montepulciano.
With thanks to Michele, Cristina and the very practical and helpful Maddelena, and for our rescued holiday.
We bought the property more than 20 years ago. Done a big restauration work, in several installments. Planted olive trees and more wine. Reshaped the cellar, we make wine and oil for the family and guests, not a commercial production, although under certification procedures. We are retired, an ex computers systems manager and a librarian archeologist.
Secluded location in unmatched historical and agricultural territory. Historical and cultural sites nearby include Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Chiusi, Monte San Savino, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno which are all within 75 minutes drive. The thermal spas and bathing at Chianciano, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Rapolano are no more than half an hour's drive away. There are three swimming pools within 10 kilometers and tennis courts, horseback riding and mountain biking are nearby.
Best fitted for people looking for history, arts, good food and nature. The farm offers a preserved country environment and social relations. You will be in a secluded place, from where you can reach an historical and lively village, Montefollonico, to make your shopping, to drink something and see people at the sport bar. You can decide to go and see number of historical sites in the whereabouts, or simply stay there.
Capanne di Sopra is located 1.2 Kms from the medieval village of Montefollonico and 7 kms. from Montepulciano (exact location will be shown on request). It can be reached in a 20 minute drive from Bettolle - Val di Chiana exit of Rome-Florence A1 Highway, or 30 minute drive from Chiusi Railway Station.
The closest airports are:
•Roma Fiumicino , 210 kms. ( 130 mls.)
•Pisa , 190 kms. ( 130 mls.)
•Firenze, 120 kms. ( 75 mls.)
It enjoys a splendid panoramic view above the Montepulciano’s valley and its XV century temple of Saint Biagio.
At 450 mts above sea level, the horizon widens onto the skyline of Montepulciano to the south, Val d’Orcia hilly border and top of Mount Amiata to the west, the hill of Montefollonico to the north.
Some 400 meters from the bituminized road, the site remains secluded, while accessible only via a private driveway, ensuring that you'll be holidaying in the midst of olive groves, vineyards and woods.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|# A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental at reservation. Balance: 7 days before arrival. Included: linen+towels (1 change/wk), water, final cleaning, internet access, firewood for barbecue, taxes. Not included: gas (cooking, hot water, heating), some € 1,5/day; power, some € 1/day; by counter, under user control. To be paid in cash at departure.|
|Notes||•PLEASE, check at www.capannedisopra.it, or e-mail the owner, for complete RENTAL and AVAILABILITY PLAN of villa MULINELLO and villa BANDITELLO|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.