|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Situated in a quiet pastoral setting, and just to the south of Siena, stands Villa Amiata. Newly restored, and surrounded by almost 50 acres of wooded hills, this secluded, old stone farmhouse dates back to the 1870's. It has been carefully restored by the new English-speaking owner with taste, using local materials. There are handmade cotto tiles on the floor, original wooden beams on the ceilings and clean, white walls - lending harmony and creating a relaxed atmosphere. Surrounded by mature oak trees, in a panoramic position, there is an amazing swimming pool (open May - September). This exclusive pool, approx. 50m from the house, enjoys expansive views over the hills towards Montalcino and Monte Amiata on the horizon.
Traditional aspects have been married well to a contemporary style and the property offers great privacy. This is an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday, while nature lovers will find the area rich in local flora and fauna, including deer, porcupine and boars.
The nearest village is Casciano di Murlo, just four kms away, where guests can find a grocery, butcher shop, bakery, restaurant, bar, bank, chemist, post office, etc. The beautiful city of Siena is just 24 kms away while Florence and the Tuscan coast are easily reachable in one hour drive. The villa is reachable by about three km of unpaved and bumpy road (not suitable for sports cars with low suspension).
Furnished in a contemporary style, the villa is comprised of two floors. On the ground floor there is the living area, with modern sofas and Satellite TV; a large brick archway separates the living area from the dining area furnished with a large wooden table, antiques and a large French door opening onto the garden. Close to the dining area, is a modern stainless kitchen. The kitchen is fully-equipped with stove, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, and dishwasher. A French door in the kitchen opens onto the outside area furnished with table, chairs and sofas covered by a modern red sail. On the ground floor there is also one toilet and a double bedroom with ensuite shower bathroom.
A marble staircase of seventeen steps leads to the first floor where there are four more large and comfortable double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Included in the rental price: Final cleaning (IF house is left tidy, otherwise 200 Euro), heating and air conditioning, electricity, Internet, linens changed once a week, use of the pool (open mid-May to mid-September)
Available upon request at additional cost: Pets (50 Euro/week/per animal, 3 max.), baby cot & highchair (50 Euro/week), extra bed for children under 12 (100 Euro/week), extra change of linen (100 Euro for all beds), extra change of towels (100 Euro for all guests), Chef service, extra maid service
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.