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Luxury villa in Siena countryside ideal base to discover Tuscany - Legnaia - independent house with private garden, direct access to pool

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Legnaia - independent house with private garden, direct access to pool

Legnaia, whose name means woodshed, was converted from the original woodshed of Borgo la Chiusa, part of an ancient convent.

The Siena country home rental sits on the right corner of the property and is accessed from a welcoming terraced patio at the front of the house.

The large arched glass doors lead you right into the large open living area, with lounge, fireplace and fully equipped kitchen.

The back of the villa rental hosts a double and a twin bedroom, each with their own bathroom.

Downstairs are two more doubled bedrooms and one bathroom with shower, a laundry room.

The front terrace is equipped with table, chairs, loungers, BBQ and umbrellas.

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About the property

Borgo la Chiusa Siena Tuscany

Pictures are as follow:

LEGNAIA (4 bedrooms, up to 8): from #02 to #08

PORCILAIA (2 bedrooms, up to 4 people): from #09 to #17

FIENILE (5 bedrooms, up to 10 people): from #18 to #24

Borgo la Chiusa was part of an ancient convent just outside the walls of Siena, offering guests wonderful views, peaceful environment and one independent villa and two deliciously restored to detached houses with Siena terracotta floors, stone walls, beamed ceilings and very beautiful finishing touches.

The outside of each house offers a well kept garden, a lovely patio with table, chairs and BBQ for outside eating and relaxing.

Borgo la Chiusa Siena luxury country homes are the ideal bases for taking both short and long breaks. Their key position, only 5 minutes drive from Siena, allow guests to enjoy all the fascinating city has to offer without giving up on peace and privacy only a country home can guarantee.

A break at Borgo la Chiusa is ideal for taking a language course, enjoying the Palio of Siena, taking wine tasting tours, making cooking lessons all of which we can organize for you.

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Property Manager
Simone Veneziano
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Erica,



We would like to thank you so much for providing the wonderful itineraries in your Borgo la Chiusa booklet. We followed 3 of the "trips" and had a truly fabulous time both driving thru the Tuscan hills and visiting uncrowded sites. And we didn't get lost even once!



We intended on completing the Val di Merse, Montagnola, and Chianti itineraries but we had such a great time everywhere that we only finished parts of Val di Merse and Montagnola and never made it to Chianti!



We spent several hours each at San Galgano, Radiacondoli, Casole d'Elsa, and Pieva Di Penina because they were so beautiful and interesting. There were other places we planned to visit, but we ran out of time, so it just means we have more to come back for!



By the way, the gardens at Centinale were closed for renovation--something else to see when we return. We are definitely slow travelers to Italy and share your love of the beautiful sights and peaceful tranquility Tuscany has to offer.



We especially appreciated Casole d'Elsa because they made it so easy to navigate the scooter up to the hilltop by providing elevators. That was an unexpected treat!



We also again want to thank you and Francesca for helping us navigate our way to Siena--we followed the instructions and for the first time we didn't get lost! We even went back there one more time before leaving Italy!



We would be remiss also If we didn't offer thanks for the wonderful restaurant suggestions. We ate in a bunch of them and found all to be wonderful!



Our two weeks in Tuscany were everything we hoped for and more, and we will be sure to recommend you to any of our friends who are thinking of a Tuscan holiday. Thank you so much.



Arriverderci and Mille Grazie!
Oct 2010
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Notes

The price includes linen, towels, pool towels, water/cooking gas/electricity consumption, air conditioning, wireless internet access and final cleaning.
Heating and fire wood between mid October and mid April charged separately respectively at 5 Euro per cubic meter and 10 Euro per box.


Amenities

Siena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , in the master bedroom on the ground floor
    Bathroom ground floor - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom downstairs - toilet , shower , serves the 2 bedroom downstairs
  • We provide a set of pool towels, hand towel, a face towel and a large shower towel. An extra set is available on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom ground floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib , ensuite bathroom
    Twin/Double bedroom ground floor - 2 twin/ single , single beds can be joined into double, 1 extra bed available
    4) Double bedroom downstairs - 1 queen , mezzanine below
    3) Master Bedroom Downstairs - 1 king , mezzanine below, 1 extra bed or 1 cot available on request
  • 2 bedrooms on the ground floor: a large double with en-suite bathroom and a twin where an extra bed can be added. 2 double downstairs, one with a child bed. Linen are of very good quality, so are blankets and duvets. Everything is new and of the highest quality, and very accurately matched to the colors of the house. Each bed has 4 pillows, 2 thick ones and two softer ones, a woolen blanket, a duvet and a quilt cover and air conditioner.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Smoking is permitted only in the garden.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.970588 based on 37 reviews
5

Enjoyed a great week

  • 5 of 5

Accomodation clean and well maintained. Bug free too. Air con in bedrooms a well needed relief from the 40 degree heatwave we experienced. Pool fabulous - great size and kept clean. We had a car so enjoyed being away from the towns. Would highly recommend this property. A couple of softer pillows would have been appreciated but that is down to personal preference.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and suggestion, we'll buy some softer pillows to fit a wider number of people.
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5

Fantastic Villa is stunning countryside

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights at Legnaia at Borgo la Chiusa in July 2017. Our family of four, 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 15, all had a great time. The villa is immaculately presented both inside and out with outstanding facilities, especially the outdoor seating/dining areas and the swimming pool. Our host Simone met us at the villa on arrival and explained everything for us and was available throughout for any issues or advice. The town of Siena is only a 10min drive and both Florence and Pisa are about an hours drive away so perfectly situated.

We wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great words! Your satisfaction is our first and foremost goal! We are very happy you and your family enjoyed the villa and had a great time visiting our beautiful land!
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5

If HomeAway Allowed 10 Stars, This Place Would Get Them!!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely incredible experience! Let's start w/ the management company: Simone was fabulous, answering all of our questions before booking and even sending additional pictures of the villa when asked. Simone also set up an exquisite dinner prepared in the villa by Chef Elisa--all 8 of us highly recommend that experience.

There are three separate villas on the property, and we stayed in the center one, La Legnaia. Our stay included 8 adults and the 4 bedrooms worked wonderfully! Due to a 2+ hour ordeal getting our rental cars at the Fumacino airport, we did not arrive at our villa until just after 10:00 pm both tired & hungry. The owner, Francesca, was there to welcome us and called a nearby restaurant, Il Grillo Moro, to get a table for all 8 of us. Even though the restaurant was to close at 10:30, she persuaded the person on the other end of the line to seat us at 10:30. The meal was marvelous (see separate review in TripAdvisor).

At the time of our stay, Siena was experiencing a heat wave. The two lower level bedrooms rooms were perfectly cool without air conditioning & the two upper bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. The kitchen/dining/living room does not have air conditioning, however opening the front and rear doors allowed for a nice cross-breeze.

Francesca and her husband were on the grounds nearly every day, so if we needed something (new ping pong balls or charcoal briquette starter) she was able and happy to accommodate.

The villa, it's grounds and the swimming pool are all immaculate! All 8 of us agree that we would rent this villa again without hesitation. Our stay here was definitely one of the highlights of our visit to Italy!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We are all very glad you and your friends loved the villa, the pool and the "dinner experience"! We would be delighted to welcome you again!
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5

A Tuscan Dream Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of seven, ages 7 to 70, spent 8 nights at this wonderful villa, and our stay couldn't have been better. It's quiet, yet convenient to Siena, location gave us the Tuscan Dream Holiday we'd hoped for. The kitchen/great room was well appointed, quiet comfortable, and had great views. The bedrooms and bathrooms helped us to rest comfortably after long days go sightseeing. The beautifully situated and well maintained pool area and patio added substantially to our enjoyment. Francesca, the owner/manager was always willing to help, but was non-intrusive. Overall, We cannot overstate just how much we enjoyed our stay in this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holidays! Thank you for your beautiful words!
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5

Great place to stay while you enjoy the Siena area

  • 5 of 5

There were 4 of us - 2 couples - but there is plenty of room for more. We loved the property - so looked for times where we could just sit outside and enjoy the terrace area. The pool looked lovely - just didn't have the time to be able to enjoy that. Beds were comfortable and all equipment worked well. We were there for 5 nights and each day there was someone outside working on the property - so well maintained. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlene for your review! I am very happy you had a great stay at Legnaia at Borgo la Chiusa! P.S.: "someone outside working"... He was Rosolino, Francesca's husband!!! The owners, very discreet and careful to the least details, are always present and they know how to satisfy your the demands.
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5

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Legnaia property for five nights in May and it was truly a wonderful experience. The property is absolutely beautiful and immaculately maintained. The outdoor space is great for al fresco dining as well as lounging and enjoying the pool and views. The inside of the property was also very nice with two bedrooms and baths upstairs and two bedrooms and one bath downstairs. The kitchen was fully equipped and large for European standards. Everything in the kitchen was also extremely clean and well organized. The property manager Simone was great to work with and very helpful in providing suggestions and tips. A special thank you to Francesca, the property host who was absolutely amazing. She was always pleasant, always helpful, and always willing to go above and beyond. We even asked her to cook for us one night and she produced a fantastic four course meal with wine included. I have stayed in many vacation rentals and I have to say that Francesca is by far the best host I have ever worked with.

The location of the property is great with a supermarket nearby (10min drive), Florence about 75min drive, and easy access to the main highways to tour Tuscany. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to have the ultimate Tuscan vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
La Pausa - Via Po, 2, Sovicille SI
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Royal Golf La Bagnaia - royalgolflabagnaia.com/en/
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Siena
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Siena Ovest
Nearest Restaurant
3.7 Kilometres
Ristorante "Il Grillo Moro", Strada dell'Aeroporto
Car: not necessary

La Chiusa is a small hamlet just outside Siena, the best preserved medieval town of Italy, whose community retains its ancient traditions. A perfect location to relax and visit art cities like Florence, San Gimignano, Pienza, Volterra, the leaning tower of Pisa. Tuscany is the land of Art and Culture, home to Leonardo, Galileo, Michelangelo whose homes, museums and masterpieces you'll be able to admire on a day trip from Borgo Vitignano. Il Palio di Siena, a thrilling traditional horserace, takes place in the centre of Siena every year in July and August. Tuscany is also famous for its red wines. On a day trip you can visit Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Scansano and why not Bolgheri. For those of you who love unspoilt nature, Maremma is but an hour away. The gorgeous Mediterranean coast is only 70 km away, with Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Follonica, La Carbonaia. Perugia in Umbria is only 110 kms away.

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