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Casa Monia A is a bright and elegant apartment with the strong charachter which derives from it actually being a restored old mill. It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Asciano House Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms: 3, bathrooms: 3, sleeps 6.

Casa Monia A is a bright and elegant apartment with the strong charachter which derives from it actually being a restored old mill. It sleeps six people. From Casa Monia A you will enjoy a thrilling view of the Tuscan hills and of the vineyards. Casa Monia A is 140 square meters (1500 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.

You will be roughly 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from Serre di Rapolano, where you will find restaurants and shops.

Casa Monia A is located on the first floor. You will reach it from the main entrance of the building going up a stairway which consists of approximately 15 steps.

To stay at Casa Monia A you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, in a private parking lot.

Casa Monia A is one of the holiday homes available in a small complex. Please find a general description of the complex below, and please scroll further down for a description of Casa Monia A.

You will spend your vacation in an historic and fascinating location. A few steps away from the house, there is a large Etruscan tomb, dug straight into the rich vein of travertine which runs under the earth here.

The five apartments are part of a farming estate, at the heart of which is an historic medieval mill. This ancient stone building has been restored with love and respect for its original form, and is lovely to look at, standing alone and surrounded by greenery. Inside, there was a small mill-wheel, which was activated by one of the thermal springs with which this area is so richly endowed. Currently here you will find two of the five apartments.

Not far from here there is the one-level building in which three other vacation apartments are located.

Surrounding the entire complex you will find a beautiful lawn, divided by narrow stone pathways that cut across the greenery, and ornamented with urns overflowing with red geraniums. On this lawn, here and there, you will find on display some of the antique tools of "contadina" (peasant) life.

The farm practices organic agriculture, and you can buy extra-virgin olive oil, wine, truffles, vegetables and fruit on the premises. Also available for your use is a wine cellar, equipped with an Internet connection. 

The proprietors live on the property, and will graciously make themselves available to you to provide information about tourist attractions, or to help meet whatever various needs you may have.

You will be spending your vacation in the middle of one of the most characteristic and often-photographed regions of Tuscany, an area that extends from Siena to Montalcino. You will be able to gaze across a stretch of gentle clay hills, which in springtime are resplendent with the various green tints of the pastures or of cultivated grains, and cloaked in summertime with myriad shades of gold and of ochre.

Where the grain ends, the vineyards begin, most notably in the zone of Montalcino, famous for the Brunello wines that are produced there. And at the summit of practically every hill, you will find rows of small, slender, dark-green cypress trees, rural houses, churches and ancient fortifications, as well as medieval villages marked by the tall, distant spikes of their towers.

Staying here you will be 4 km (about 2.5 miles) from Rapolano Terme. In the thermal baths of Rapolano you will be able to take every type of curative spa treatment in the warm pools, which are also open in the evenings.

You will be nearby the cities of art: Siena is 28 km away (17.5 miles), Florence 70 km (56 miles), Perugia 70 km (43.5 miles), Arezzo 40 km (25 miles); and nearby are the most characteristic Tuscan villages that you can visit, starting with Montalcino, birthplace of the famous Brunello wine, which is just 30 km (19 miles) away.

If you like handicrafts, you will find in the Crete Senesi a multitude of workshops in which terracotta is made according to ancient traditions.

In this area, from September to November, the white truffle—the most rare and precious of truffles—is found.

Don’t miss the opportunity to travel the “via Chiantigiana,” which is the road that cuts across the entire production zone of Chianti wines. Along this road, lined to the left and right with rows of vines, you will find hills topped with castles and villages, the results of two millennia of history.

You can visit cantinas, discover excellent small restaurants, and experience for yourself the friendliness of the locals which is such a great part of the fascination that Tuscany holds for the rest of the world.

If you enjoy hiking, you can walk the Senesi hills, or that part of the via Franchigena that crosses the Montagnola Senese, a protected hilly area, covered with chestnut trees, where nature is truly uncontaminated.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, from 1.20 meter (4 feet) to 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with deck chairs. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a pleasant view of the Tuscan countryside and of the hills. You will share the pool with the other guests staying at the complex. It is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.

Garden

The garden is 3000 square meters (32300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. You will be able to reach it from the main entrance hall. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. In the garden you will find a fenced children's playground. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a pleasant view of the surrounding countryside. You will share the garden with the other guests staying at the complex.

Laundry room

In the laundry room you will find a washing machine at your disposal.  Living Room

The furnishings of the living room are elegant and bright. The furnishings include a sofa. The dining table can accommodate six guests. In this room you will find a satellite television (local channels). The room has two windows with a view of the greenery.

Kitchen

The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, an Italian-style coffee-maker, a toaster and a kettle. The kitchen is also equipped with an Ethernet plug for broadband Internet connection (don't forget your cable!). The kitchen has a window with a view of the countryside.

Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom

The first bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom

The second bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden and of the hills. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a fully enclosed shower and a hairdryer.

Bedroom 3

The furnishings of the third bedroom are warm and welcoming. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window with a view of the garden.

Bathroom

The bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the kitchen through a brickwork arched opening.

 

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Suitability:
  • pets considered

Owner
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Casa Monia A is a bright and elegant apartment with the strong charachter which derives from it actually being a restored old mill. It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Newcastle, Canada
4

If you are looking for a dream Tuscany experience, Casa Monia A has it all

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a dream Tuscany experience, Casa Monia A has it all! We were there for two weeks and found the location to be excellent. The property had the perfect blend of old world charm with all the conveniences. We loved our apartment, the property and the entire experience of Casa Monia A. We would definitely stay here again!! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

Special thanks to Carmen [the caretaker] who was always available to answer questions and helped with the "must see" places. We also enjoyed friendly hospitality and a fabulous tour given by the owners of the property, parts of which date back to the 1300's. Truly amazing!!

The web site is very professional and extremely user friendly, it has all the information needed to plan your perfect trip to Italy. I would highly recommend Summer In Italy to anyone planning a trip to Italy! The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Communication is excellent and any questions or concerns are answered in a friendly, professional manner with great efficiency. Thank you so much for making this such a positive planning experience!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Fenton, United States
5

There were 6 adults, each couple had their own bathroom and bedroom

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 adults, each couple had their own bathroom and bedroom. Our common area was wonderful. We loved it and would stay there again!

Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
4

We really liked the outdoor space and the fact that there was plenty of seating and space to get awa

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the outdoor space and the fact that there was plenty of seating and space to get away from other guests if peace and quiet was needed. The swimming pool was clean and well kept.

The welcome was friendly and help was given when required.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Summer In Italy
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  • The rental price includes: final cleaning; electricity; linens; towels; Wi-Fi Internet connection. Available for a fee, if desired:heating (when needed);baby bed EUR 25.00/week;pets EUR 35.00.
  • Damage deposit: EUR155.00
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Amenities

Asciano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

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