Villa Ilario is an independent house with private swimming pool set amid the rolling countryside of Val dOrcia, south of Siena. Val dOrcia has been a designated UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. The villa is nestled close to the well-known hill town of Pienza and located close to a working estate producing corn, olive oil and wine. On the grounds there is a covered terrace furnished with table and chairs and barbecue, ideal for eating al fresco. The tasteful and welcoming interiors are spacious and bright. The large swimming pool is in a sunny position and furnished with plenty of deck chairs and sun umbrellas.
The villa is located between two buildings: one occupied by the owners and the other one is unoccupied and will remain closed. Hidden by the owners house, about 100 meters from the villa, there is a third small house lived in by a couple with a friendly dog. The are employed by the estate as key holder and gardener.
On the ground floor there is the living room with fireplace and a fully-equipped corner kitchen (fridge with freezer, oven, 4 ring stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher, American coffee maker, and Italian "moka"), Satellite TV, DVD player and Internet. Also on this floor is a guest toilet and a small storage area.
On the first floor there are five double bedrooms, painted in different warm colors, each with ensuite shower bathroom and TV.
The master bedroom is very spacious and has a four-poster bed and a large covered terrace with table and chairs; in the ensuite bathroom there is a shower and a tub. Only one of the five double bedrooms can be twins on request. The pink bedroom has a French door that opens onto a small terrace and leads to the garden via a flight of stairs. This villa is comfortable with high-quality furnishings. A special mention must be made for the bathrooms, which are of modern design and very functional.
Included in the rental price: Final cleaning, linen change once weekly, electricity (max 75 kwh)
Available upon request at additional cost: Chef service, extra maid service, baby cot & chair (30 Euro/week), pets (50 Euro), extra bed (10 Euro/night)
This is an excellent base from which to explore much of central Italy while relaxing in a totally rural atmosphere. Distances: Pienza is just 6 km away, Monticchiello 4 km, Siena 48 km, Roma 180 km, Firenze 110 km, Arezzo is 55 km, Perugia 65 km, Chiusi is 25 km; Montalcino 25 km; Montepulciano 11 km; Bagno Vignoni 8 km.