The house was originally a monastery in the 18th century. A community of sisters used to live here. They were helping and taking care of the bishop of Murlo. The legend even says that, somewhere on the estate, a treasure is still buried...
That explains also the origin of the house: Poggio Alle Monache.
In 2005, we began the renovation, a refurbishment that lasted 4 years.
The result is a magnificent Tuscan cottage with all mod cons and a unique, breathtaking view.
The cottage is located on the hilltop, from where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view on the preserved landscape of Tuscany. You also have a panorama on the valleys to Montalcino and Monte Amiata. This is the perfect getaway for those looking for relaxation with all modern comforts. You couldn't find a better location if you love hiking in the woods. Moreover, the estate is child friendly.
Poggio Alle Monache is located only 18 km from the delightful Siena. It is the perfect starting point for those who want to discover the art of the cities.
The other famous cities in the surroundings are Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and so many others.
You are about 1 hour drive from the Florence airport.
If you land up in Pisa Airport, you are then 1h30 from the house.
Rome is 2h30 away.
Grossetto beach, Follonica or Castiglion della Pescaia are around 1h30 hour on the highway.
The closest village, Casciano di Murlo, is only 2.5 km away.
There you will find a baker, a supermarket, 2 restaurants, a post office and a bank. You can find bigger supermarkets in the cities of Buonconvento (20 minutes drive), Monteroni d’Arbia (15 minutes drive) en of course in Siena (20 minutes drive).
Those who want to have a good time don't want to miss the region of Petriolo where you can find the best thermal water of Tuscany.
You can also practice golf: therefore, you have to go to the Bagnaia Golf Resort and the Cadtiglion del Bosco Golf Resort, only 15minutes drive from the house.
The interior has been tastefully refurbished resulting in a combination of modern comfort while preserving the traditional character of the accommodation. You can especially see the 'traditional' part in the handmade marble wash basins, the wooden beams and the marble tiles on the floor.
All rooms have air conditioning.
You can freely surf on the internet, because you enjoy the free Wi-Fi.
The apartment of 155 m² spread on 3 floors:
You enter the accommodation via the terrace through sliding doors which have a direct access to the lounge and the dining room.
The open plan kitchen is completely fitted with:
electric hob, washing machine, microwave, oven, large fridge with a freezer compartment, bread maker, Nespresso machine (we do not provide caps), toaster, coffee machine (American).
You also have all kinds of kitchen products at your disposal (among others sponge/brush/dishcloth/detergent/dishwasher tablets).
The welcoming lounge has a fireplace and a satellite LCD TV, Wi-Fi and CD and DVD-player. In the accommodation you will also find leaflets with practical info and explanations about the surrounding activities.
There are a clothes horse and clothes spins in the spacious cloakroom.
You can also enjoy a private terrace with a flap and a small garden. On the terrace, you can find your own garden table and chairs with a breathtaking panoramic view on the hills of South-Tuscany (barbecue included).
On the first floor:
Two bedrooms, Linguine & Pomodoro, and a shared bathroom with bathtub with shower and toilet (hair dryer included);
'Linguine' bedroom is equipped with one single bed and one double bed;
'Pomodoro' bedroom has 2 single beds, which can be put together to make a double bed.
On the second floor:
You will find a spacious loft, 'Fleur de Sel', which has 5 beds and a bathroom with douche and toilet.
You will also have a TV with DVD-player at your disposal.
There is an infinity pool of 16x8 m, which basically dives into the landscape, and a Jacuzzi. The pool is shared with the other 4 condominiums within the property.
By the pool, there are sun beds, deck chairs and 2 sunshades for those who prefer to stay away from the sun.
The swimming pool lies about 50 m from the apartment, in an isolated area, and can be accessed via a small path. Privacy and peace guaranteed, in the apartment as well as by the pool.
- Only on weekly basis: from Saturday to Saturday
- Check-in: from 4 pm
In case of late arrival: please let us know beforehand
- Check-out: 10 am the latest
- Booking: A down payment of 30 % of the rental is required. The reservation is confirmed once we have received the down payment. The balance has to be paid 60 days before the departure time.
29th June to 31st August 2013
Rate = € 1985/week
June to September 2013
Easter holidays from 30th March to and including 13th April 2013
Rate = € 1485/week
the rest of the time
Rate = € 985/week
Included in the rate:
- Air conditioning
- Bed linen
- Towels, cloth, bath towels and beach towels included
- Furniture for baby's - gratis
Baby cot with duvet and bed linen, gate for the staircase, high chair, changing pads
- Washing machine and dryer in the service quarters: € 5/machine
Not included in the rate:
- Final cleaning: € 80
- Security deposit: € 200 (€ 50 of which are a deposit for the swimming pool cushions)
- Heating: according to the use (only applicable during winter)
This needs to be paid cash upon arrival on location.