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Bedrooms 9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Sovicille Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

A heaven of peace in the heart of the Montagnola Senese

The building is composed of a mansion built in 1840 during the Gran Duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany's reign, that has been recently restored, without altering its original characteristics.

The outside fronts have maintained their originality, while inside the building, most part of the ancient hand-crafted brick floors has been restored, as well as the ceilings with their old wooden beams that had been blackened by the smoke of the mantelpieces, which were once the only source of heating; the old irregular walls and the arched ceilings have been preserved, too.

The old forniture makes the place comfortable and charming, respecting the ancient rural Sienese traditions.

The place is particularly sunny thanks to a wide natural meadow that lays south of the building, alternating with the woods, and that is at the guests' disposal.

The villa is rented as a whole building with the following options:

Independent villa; sleeps up to18 (9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with shower).

Independent villa; sleeps up to 22 (11 bedromms , 9 bathrooms with shower,1 bathrooms with whirpool bath and 1 bathrooms with shower for Turkish bath, chromotherapy, whirlpool).

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Details for GAIA AND VALENTINA 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, 9 Bathrooms


The apartment Gaia, about 200 m2 / 2152 sq. ft, lays on the first floor and has a private entrance (5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with shower) and the apartment Valentina, 135 m2 / 1552 sq. ft., that is located on two floors (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with shower)

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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2 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

amazing holiday in a special countryside

  • 5 of 5

we booked this fantastic apartment Gaia with some friends and everything was perfect. Throughly enjoyable stay, clean and very well maintained house. impressed by the piece and the quite, very spacious rooms and well furnished kitchen, we spent an amazing holiday!

the owner was so kind and helpful when we arrived.

we high recommend this property.


  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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as we do ,t speak Italian,please excuse our text i

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful and amazing time in a place as near to paradise as one can imagine. 10 people ,celebrating the 50 th anniversary of our wedding in 1965.our two sons ,their wives,3granchildren and my sister.

We had the exclusive use of the beautiful house and extensive grounds.

Franco and everyone their made our stay very special, nothing was too much trouble for them.we were treated to some of their beautiful home made pizza, and later some of their local wine.

Our grandchildren really enjoyed the pool,as did their parents.we had family games of cricket and our sons and their wives made use of such amazing space to keep fit by running free throughout the grounds and surrounding forest

I will keep Im my heart the wonderful sight of our arrival. When our 3grandchildren got out of the cars and with arms outstretched ran free across the meadow ,such a beautiful and moving sight which I will keep in my heart and mind forever.thank you Franco and all ,for such a magical anniversary of our daughter in laws is a professional chef so she enjoyed creating fantastic meals for us all, this included her and our son going down to buy all the local produce.but we believe that the catering provided by the hosts is wonderful according to some reviews

We shall recommend you to everyone!!!

Heartfelt thanksxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "thanks a lot for the kind words you have written, they give us an immense joy and satisfaction. You cannot imagine with how much energy they charge us and allow us to continue in our work, constantly looking for better solutions to make our guests stay pleasant. We are happy that you enjoyed our pool, provided with security for small children and the large spaces available, highlight of our structure. We really hope and look forward to have you back with us. Thank you! Franco and staff"
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Florence 75 kms - Pisa 110 kms
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Colle di Val D'Elsa
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
76 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Podere Incrociati rises in the heart of the Montagnola Senese, just 15 km/9 miles from Siena and 75 km/47,5 miles from Florence, among the greenery of age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees.

It is an ideal place to take a relaxing holiday far from the city din, among the peace of the country, in contact with an endless cultural heritage within a stone's throw from the sea and the most important Tuscan cities of art.

Thanks to its high position (500 mt./1640 ft. above sea level) you will enjoy a well-aired summer suitable for walks in the nearby woods, crossed by several paths, catching sight of charming landscapes, lots of medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches.

There are thousands of paths through Montagnola Senese, which is a hillock in the heart of the Sienese area.

During the Middle Ages, these paths were connected to the ancient 'Via Francigena', the important road link between Rome and the rest of Europe.

Other Activities: wine tours, tours around the area (Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra),

cooking classes, horseback riding lessons.


Rates & Availability

Sovicille Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
middle season
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
middle season
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
low season 18 pax
Jan 7 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season 18 pax
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season 18 pax
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season 18 pax
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
low season 18 pax
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season 18 pax
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season 18 pax
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $543

Pool opens from 1st June to 30th September.
Included in the price: electricity, gas, hot water, linen for bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, weekly change of the linen, use of laundry and ironing facilities, final cleaning, taxes. Two weeks stay will be offered a typical Tuscan dinner, outside or in the separate restaurant room.

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Sovicille Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 1
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 2
    bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 3
    bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 4
    bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet , GAIA 5
    bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet , VALENTINA 6
    bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet , VALENTINA
    bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , VALENTINA
    bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , VALENTINA
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , GAIA 1 the double bed can be separated on request
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , GAIA 2
    bedroom 3 - 1 queen , GAIA 3
    bedroom 4 - 1 queen , GAIA 4
    bedroom 5 - 1 queen , GAIA 5; the double bed can be separated on request
    bedroom 6 - 1 queen , VALENTINA 6; the double bed can be separated on request
    bedroom 7 - 1 queen , VALENTINA 7
    bedroom 8 - 1 queen , VALENTINA 8
    bedroom 9 - 1 queen , VALENTINA 9; the double bed can be separated on request
  • 4 baby cots can be organised on request. The costs are Euro 15 per week for each cot
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 18 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Services included in the price: Bed linen with weekly change, electricity; hot water; gas for the kitchen; swimming pool; barbecue area; laundry room; final cleaning, internet Wi-Fi, taxes. Heating rate extra, based on usage. On request (extra charge and booking upon confirmation of stay) we can arrange the following services: dinners at the villa, tour with qualified staff for visits of Chianti, Val d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Volterra and other places in Tuscany, qualified staff for cooking as well as to perform housework. Rental of bicycles, scooters and cars. Cooking classes, Horse riding lessons and horse riding near the structure.

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