|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Hide away in your own Tuscan garden at Fontanella. Reached by a scenic gravel road, the restored four-bedroom farmhouse between Siena and Arezzo features stunning outdoor spaces like a vegetable garden, kitchen garden, courtyard and pool, and its interiors are furnished with an unexpected mix of Italian and Asian antiques.
Whether you have a green thumb or not, youll appreciate fresh produce from the villas vegetable garden, the scent of aromatics wafting from the kitchen garden and the lush lawn stretching to a pool surrounded by lounges and umbrellas. Although breakfast and lunch are included, theres an outdoor wood oven and stone barbecue for al fresco dining, and two patio areas for dining. Inside, Wi-Fi access and satellite TV mean you can stay connected.
A separate living room, library and TV room mean theres always a quiet place to relax. Many of the living rooms have fireplaces, including one dramatic two-sided hearth, as well as original beamed ceilings and cotto floors. Patterned rugs and clean-lined sofas mix comfortably with antique wood screens, chairs and objets and artwork from both Italy and the Far East. The fully equipped kitchen is ready to cook up produce from the garden.
The villas four bedrooms balance rustic beamed ceilings, built-in bookshelves and floral fabrics with traditional Asian paintings and furniture. Three of the bedrooms have double beds; one of those has an en-suite bathroom and the other two have access to bathrooms. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom.
If youd like to try even more local specialties, Fontanella is about a mile from the nearest restaurant; if youve already tried them all, the villa is about 2 miles from the tennis court at Castello di Gargonza. Its a 4-mile drive to the supermarket and dining in Monte San Savino, 21 miles to Arezzo and 23 miles to the sights of Siena.
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Note: The approach to the villa includes 1 km of gravel road. It is in good condition but is slightly steep.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 Double bedroom, Bathroom with shower, Air Conditioning
Bedroom 2 Double bedroom, Bathroom with tub and hand held shower, Air Conditioning
Bedroom 3 Twin bedroom, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air Conditioning
Bedroom 4 - Master Double bedroom, En-suite bathroom with tub and shower, Air Conditioning
Satellite and SKY TV
Stereo CD player
Well equipped kitchen with all necessary domestic appliances and utensils
Additional bedding located in studio (suitable for a child)
Swimming pool 50 meters from the villa(from first week of May to first week of October)
Wooden sun beds
Wood oven can be found on the patio area
Staff Services Included:
Maid service 6 days a week
Cook service for breakfast and lunch
Normal use of hot/cold water
Electricity consumption up to 330 kW per week
Final cleaning on Saturday
Housekeeper and Gardener live in separate part of the house and respect your privacy. At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:
Activities and excursions
Additional maid service
Cook service for dinner
Electricity consumption over 330 kW per week
Maximum 8 guests
Credit card details to be provided along with signed pre-authorization form at time of booking
All services not included in rates are to be paid locally
Check-in: Between 4pm-7pm (late arrivals must be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges)
Check-out: Before 9am
Rental car recommended
2 km to restaurant
3 km to tennis court at Gargonza castle
7 km to:
Monte San Savino
37 km to Siena
34 km to Arezzo
12 km to Motorway
80 km to Florence
2 hours to Rome
There are 2 dogs in the property
There is no mobile line in this villa
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
The short sentence sums it up.
We absolutely loved our stay at Fontenella. It was just what I was hoping for and the house is beautiful. We were concerned that there was no air conditioning but there were fans and it was very comfortable at night. We feel in love with the area and the little villages close by, we can't wait to go back. The only problem for us were the bugs and bees. It is a very wooded area and there are a lot of bugs! Including a scorpian we found in the house. In addition the house is lined with lavender which is lovely but attracts tons of bees. My son was stung our first night there and we didn't feel we could ever eat outside and we were always worried about it.