About the property
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Unique traditional Tuscan homes on a hilltop in the true heart of Tuscany
Located in the Val d'Orcia valley declared a world heritage site by UNESCO this is truly the magic heart of Tuscany. Cypress tress, Rolling hills filled with Vineyards and Olive Groves seeing is believing.
With is own private gardens and terraces for al fresco dining with full use of the swimming pool and sunsets to die for. .
The 360 views are amazing from each and every home. What makes us special is our hilltop location combined with quality fitted kitchens and bathrooms to make your stay a home from home experience.
We are nestled between the hilltop villages of montisi and San Giovanni d'asso and only 10 mins from montalcino home to the world famous brunello di montalcino.
Only 20 mins away is Siena and the renowned Palio. Come enjoy, relax and explore this unique part of the world.
Gives you the chance to live the relaxed Tuscan lifestyle in the idyllic setting of this exceptional hilltop hamlet overlooking the wonderful Val d’Orcia landscape, a landscape so unique that UNESCO has listed it as a world heritage site. This is the perfect location to relax and unwind, where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.
This hamlet is finished to a very high standard. The hamlet has been designed in the traditional Tuscan style using local materials and the typical architectural style.
The property is fully furnished and well equipped with its own private terrace or garden . The shared pool has a paved surround furnished with loungers and parasols and is set in a stunning position overlooking the surrounding countryside.
The Hamlet is positioned between the historic towns of San Giovanni d’Asso and Montisi where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and banks. The hamlet is ideally situated for exploring Tuscany with the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca within easy reach, or venture over the border into Umbria to visit the historic cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia.
San Giovanni D’Asso is a delightful hilltop town only 3kms from Ampella Hamlet. Dating back to medieval times the village surrounds the walls of a twelfth century castle. Here you will find traditional Tuscan restaurants and shops selling the local produce. The town boasts the only truffle museum in Italy, as well as hosting an annual truffle festival in November each year. There are also two important churches; the Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, and San Pietro in Villare. The picturesque Tuscan town of Montisi is 4kms from Ampella Hamlet. In August each year there is the annual jousting competition “Giostra di Simone” which sees many of the townsfolk dress up in medieval costume.
0039 331 8321009
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Not what was promised !
The appartment we rented was not the one we got (surprise on arrival). The view, the patio and the cleanliness (had to kill humidity bugs every day) did not meet our expectations set by pictures we had seen on the website and there were no washer and dryer in the apartment. Upon arrival, we were informed that air conditioning and pool towels were "additional costs" which was contrary to what was advertized. The pool area was crowded, unsupervised and noisy.
We were in Tuscany before and while location was great, we will not return to Ampella Podere, and dont recommend it.
Envoyé de mon iPad
We are so dissappointed to receive a poor review as this is our first ever unhappy customer in 8 years. In all that time have only had positive reviews and very happy holidaymakers. To answer the queries raised the washing machine is now available in the house. The swimming pool is shared and not private and usually very quiet. This house has a large private garden with a patio perfect for alfresco dining with an outdoor barbeque. We try very hard to make sure all our guests needs are catered for and would ask you to read the 7 positive genuine reviews recieved since 2009.
We stayed for one week in casa Beppe and our friends at casa Marta. Both of houses have a fantastic views. We were lucky with weather for first days, children and we too, really enjoyed the pool. Houses are simply but nicely furnished. Bring your soap and you have to buy toilet paper, salt, sugar,pepper..
Te owner Paola is really nice and friendly, all booking process from beginning was very easy, I get always very quick reply for all my questions. Paola even call me at arrival day in the morning to confirm our arrival time. We haven't visited this time Siena or Florence. This time we visited Montalcino (15 min drive), Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Pienza and design outlet the Mall (1h15 m. drive), you will find there Gucci, Prada, Tod's and many others brands. A shop in San Giovanni is small, in Sinalunga is much better choose.
Thank you and best regards from Finland, Helsinki; Olga, Janne, Liisi, Peppiina, Isra, Mervi, Jurkki, Simo, Ismo
peautiful peaceful surroundings
I would like to say that we enjoyed a wonderful week at Podere Ampella. We would highly recommend it to anybody we know wishing to spend a holiday in beautiful peaceful surroundings. We cannot speak highly enough of the condition of the house, it was so clean and comfortable to stay in, we will definitely be back.
G. McCann, Canada
Under the Tuscan Sun for a
We stayed in Casa Marta for one week in June 2010. We had a bit of difficulty finding it in the dark because there is no sign, but the directions provided were really quite accurate. You really need a car for this private area. We had a wonderful visit, the beds are very comfortable. Paola was delightful and responsive to our requests for additional linens. The kitchen is well equiped and the furnishings are very adequate for the price.
Podere Ampella is perfect for a relaxing vacation. We were pleased that this was the perfect base location for day trips to many locations including Montilcono, Chuisi, Montepalciano, Sienna, Montissi... Enjoying breakfast and dinner on the patio with the lovely views of Tuscany was delightful. For those from the USA it is important to note that no soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc are provided so bring your own or buy locally. We were very happy and will hopefully return again.
The pictures and descriptions are accurate and you can find more information at their own web page www.podereampella.com
excellent views witha beautiful house.
We really enjoyed our break at podere ampella. Paola and Robert were fantastic hosts. The house has been renovated recently and the facilities were fantastic. The kids enjoyed the hugh pool overlooking the val d'orcia valley.We will never forget our holiday at podere ampella and will be back with friends next year.
Schönes Haus mit toller Aussicht
Haus ist geräumig und die ganze Anlage sehr gepflegt. Lage etwas "einsam" aber dafür super Aussicht. Vermietung /Organisation hat super geklappt. Küche könnte etwas besser ausgestattet sein, aber man will ja auch kein 4 Gänge Menü kochen :-) Pool konnte witterungsbedingt nicht getestet werden.
Situated on a hill overlooking the val d'orcia valley located between the villages of san giovanni d'asso and montisi this is Tuscany at its best.The as yet un discovered hilltop medievale village of montisi and san giovanni D'asso set the backdrop for this stunning location. Unesco has awarded the val D'orcia region with special heritage status due to its undisturbed natural beauty. Bathe in one of the many natural thermal baths and treat yourself to a luxury spa treatment.You can see , Pienza where the English Patient was filmed and of course the iconic Gladiator, walking through the fields of corn just a stones throw away.Montalcino is only 10 mins by car home to Brunello Di Montalcino an excellent red wine great with the local meat dishes.Siena is only 30 mis by car and Florence is just an hour all escellent day trips. On your off days relax by the pool or have us bring dinner to you cooking a meal in your home.We guarentee your stay will be a unique experience
Other Activities: Vineyards, Truffels and Thermal spa's
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A booking deposit needs to be paid in advance to secure the booking. Linen and Towels are free. Final Cleaning of the house is charged at 45 euros per week Electricity and Air Conditioning are charged per metered useage. WiFi is free.