|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
In the outskirts of the village of Asciano, situated in the heart of the famous 'Crete Senesi' and placed in a sunny and panoramic position, we find the small house PIEVE DI SANT'IPPOLITO. The property is composed by a manor house, where the owner family live, an annex available for our guests, and a really ancient church the 'Pieve di Sant'Ippolito' which origins date back to the 4th Century AC. Above the church altar there is a large fresco ascribed to the painter Giacomo Pacchiarotti of Siena, with distinct landmarks of the Umbrian school of the renowned Pinturicchio and Raffaello. On the 13th of August, in the anniversary of St. Ippolito in the church is celebrated mass.
All around the buildings a wide garden equipped with table and chairs to eat 'al fresco' and a beautiful swimming pool (size m. 13x8, depth m. 1,20-2,10, somewhat round, with waterfall and a three seats whirlpool bath), to be shared sometimes with the owners.
The refined furnishing and the large equipment of the house (satellite TV, barbecue, microwave, washing machine, dish washer, iron, mosquito nets, burglar alarm and Internet access) will guarantee a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Possibility to rent mountain bikes. Moreover, respecting the need of energy saving, the house is endowed with solar panels.
The village of Asciano, with shops, restaurant and all kind of facilities, can be easily reached through a nice pedestrian path.
Distance from shops Asciano km 0,50
Distance from main cities Siena km 30,00, Arezzo km 50,00, Grosseto km 85,00, Firenze km 110,00, Roma km 220,00
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
GROUND FLOOR: wide living-dining room with kitchen corner and fireplace, double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom with shower.
EQUIPMENT: freezer, oven, dish-washer, washing machine, moka coffee maker, filter coffee maker, microwave, toaster, Wi-Fi Internet access, CD player, iron, high chair, mosquito nets, table tennis, SAT TV, hammock, children playground.
Mooie woning met een grote tuin en fijn zwembad.
[English translation courtesy of Easy Reserve] Beautiful home with a large garden and lovely pool.
Very nice place to stay with wonderful pool and kids area
Good accommodation and friendly owners. The only downside was the pedestrian path to the village which (assuming we found the right one) went via a concrete bridge with no sides over a stream or gulley. Further down once the path joined the road there was a section where we walked on the road with no pavement under the railway bridge to get to the village. All in all not what we would do when it was dark. So we went to Chiusure when we wanted to eat out, two nice local sort of restaurants, with a stupendous view, both to be recommended.
This place was terrific! The rental was a good size, although communal space was a little tight. The property was beautiful in April, Asciano is charming, and this part of Tuscany is breathtaking. It was really everything that we hoped for in a 'home base' and we would certainly consider returning.
The villa was fantastic, it was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. The owners live in the adjacent building and were really helpful and considerate. The kids loved the pool. It is a great location for touring the Sienna area the drive from Pisa/Florence was quite easy. Being just on the edge of Asciano it was ideal for walking to the local shops. We had a great week, thankyou!