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Siena: small bright apartment with large garden

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

L 'apartment called "Corbezzolo" is ideal for 2/3 people.

Podere Leccetro is a farm holiday cottage situated in the natural Park of Val di Merse, only a 30-minute drive from Siena city centre. The farm, situated in a glade circled by woods of elm, oak and chestnut trees, is surrounded by lush, green lawns and has been made out of an old outbuilding hayloft-stable where my wife and I live and work.

Here you can find the quiet beauty of Tuscan countryside without being too far from the city and from many other natural, cultural and historical sites which characterize our amazing province.

The external structure of the antique hayloft- stall has not been modified while the interior has been entirely redecorated trying to keep the style of our area both in the materials and in the furniture. We have restored some of the old family furniture ourselves trying to be environmentally friendly and as much as possible in harmony with nature.

It is a two-storey cottage with a stair that links the two parts. On the ground floor there is a living room, a kitchen with a fireplace, a double room and a bathroom; on the first floor one more bedrooms with bathrooms. In this bedroom you can open a sofa bed.

The cottage is full of light, due to the big windows from where you can admire the beauty of the woods and hills all around.

The main entrance is from the garden and has no barriers – the ideal solution for families travelling with small children or with disabled people.

The garden is totally fenced so do not hesitate to bring your dog. We love animals.

Guests can also enjoy the whole lawn surrounding the house, to have meals outside using the wooden table and benches we made, relax in the shade of the old trees or to sunbath and cool down with our solar shower.

More Details

Owner
Francesco De Leo
Member since: 2006
Speaks: french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Francesco De Leo

My name is Francesco and I am a beekeeper. My love for nature made me move here from Florence where I was born and where I studied Agriculture at the University 30 years ago.

My wife Giuliana moved here 5 years ago after giving up her job in Florence fed up with the frenzy rhythm of the city life. Now she lives here growing plants and looking after our pets.

Francesco De Leo purchased this apartment in 1998

What makes this apartment unique

It is possible to organize walking excursions and bicycle tours leading to the Terme di Petriolo with its traces of a Roman settlement and the hot water pool on the banks of the river Farma. You can also visit the Monastery of San Galgano, to the clear waters of the river Merse, to the little Etruscan museum and the miners´ ancient settlement in Murlo.

In half an hour you can reach Siena by car, but also the impressive area of the Crete Senesi and the nearby Abbazia di Monteoliveto, the wine-haven Montalcino, and a bit further away the earlier Popes´ residence Pienza. In an hours drive you reach Monte Amiata, the sandy beaches of the Maremmanian coast near Grosseto or - going north - you can sightsee San Gimignano or Florence.

Come visit us for the Palio of Siena: July 2 and August 16.

Amenities

Monticiano Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

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(29 traveler reviews)

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Siena: small bright apartment with large garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Paradiso

  • 5 of 5

Devo ripetere quello che avevo già letto in altre recenzioni ! E lo faccio molto volentieri ! Accoglienza perfetta con la massima gentilezza. In poche parole Francesco ci ha fatto sentire subito a nostro agio. L'appartamento " il corbezzolo" pochi locali ma molto funzionale, l'arredo molto curato fin nei più piccoli particolari, accessoriata al massimo vuoi un libro, una forbice, una penna, prospetti su cosa vedere o itinerari....c'è tutto, cucina funzionale anche qui non manca niente! Il giardino e qualcosa di stupendo! Fiori, piante di frutta, piante, cactus, orti, erbe aromatiche di qua e di là. Proprietà in mezzo alla natura, noi abitiamo in un piccolo paesino in montagna molto tranquillo ma qui è ancora meglio! Giulia e Riccardo persone veramente squisite e di compagnia! Giulia ci portava, con la sua tranquillità e gentilezza, pomodori e fichi che accettavamo con piacere. Ideale anche per il nostro cane Laika pur essendo una cucciolona, ringrazio ancora per la pazienza, non ha avuto problemi. Abbiamo regalato il miele che abbiamo acquistato da Francesco e tutti ci fanno dei grandi complimenti, è veramente buono! Che dire, proprietà e proprietari SIETE FORTI. A presto Eveline, Tullo e Laika

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao, vi ringrazio per le belle parole che avete scritto nei nostri riguardi. Però volevo tranquillizzarvi riguardo a Laika. A noi piacciono davvero i cani, soprattutto di grossa taglia e se adesso non ne abbiamo è solo perchè con 12 gatti lo spazio in casa è veramente ridotto. Allora saremo ben contenti di avervi di nuovo come ospiti perchè l'irruenza della vostra canina era per noi fonte di divertimento. Un bacio e speriamo di vedervi presto. Giuliana e Francesco
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Excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Le gite est confortable, très bien entretenu et très bien équipé, au calme, entouré d'un joli jardin et au milieu des bois, comme l'annonce le décrivait. Nous avons pu profiter de la pergola pour manger tout en admirant la vue sur les collines à l'horizon.

Francesco et Giulia sont très chaleureux et disponibles pour donner des conseils, tout en préservant la tranquillité de leurs hôtes. Francesco nous a fait partagé sa passion pour les abeilles en nous montrant ses ruches.

Idéal pour qui veut être à l'écart de la ville tout en restant proche de Sienne dans une région très riche pour ceux qui aiment visiter (Val d'Orcia, Chianti, ....).

Nous avons passé de très belles vacances et nous recommandons ce gite. Grazie Mille !

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie infinite per la bella recensione che ci avete rilasciato e speriamo di rivedervi presto. Un abbraccio molto forte. Giuliana e Francesco
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Appréciation tres positive

  • 5 of 5

Podere Leccetro est un agriturismo parfait pour son calme,la beauté de son site et par la qualité de l'accueil

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire, mais je ne vois pas votre nome.
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Un havre de tranquilité et de beauté

  • 5 of 5

Très beau séjour dans la campagne, la maison est dans une clairière, arrangée avec beaucoup de goût et très fonctionnelle à la fois. Le cadre est superbe, et l'accueil et la disponibilité de Julia et Francesco sont remarquables de gentillesse et de simplicité. C'est simple : nous avons envie de revenir ... plus longtemps !

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi, grazie per la vostra bella recensione. Siete 2 persone molto simpatiche e piacevoli, anche noi speriamo di rivedervi presto, un grande abbraccio Giuliana e Francesco
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Séjour inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Gite clair , très confortable et calme, jardin magique, avons passé une. Semaine de rêve . Merci à Guilia et Francesco pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un séjour de rêve !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines de rêve à Podere Leccetro ! Nous avons trouvé une maison idéale pour nous deux, agréablement meublée, bien fraîche. Le jardin est un havre de paix. Francesco et Giuliana sont des hôtes très attentionnés, leur accueil est extrêmement chaleureux. Leur chienne et leurs chats sont aussi gentils qu'eux ! Et puis bien sûr, la région est un vrai musée à ciel ouvert, tout est beau à voir, tout est bon à manger et à boire. D'ailleurs le miel de Francesco est un délice, très réputé pour sa pureté et sa délicatesse. Le rêve, quoi ...

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The valleys of the rivers Merse and Farma are famous for their clear water, the un-ending woodland, their mushrooms and their gastronomical specialties, based on game, above all wild boar stew.

Long ago this was the land of the charcoal burners and bandits and even before pilgrims crossed our wild area on their 'Via Francigena'to Rome.

It is possible to organize walking excursions and bicycle tours leading to the Terme di Petriolo with its traces of a Roman settlement and the hot water pool on the banks of the river Farma. You can also visit the Monastery of San Galgano, to the clear waters of the river Merse, to the little Etruscan museum and the miners´ ancient settlement in Murlo.

In half an hour you can reach Siena by car, but also the impressive area of the Crete Senesi and the nearby Abbazia di Monteoliveto, the wine-haven Montalcino, and a bit further away the earlier Popes´ residence Pienza. In an hours drive you reach Monte Amiata, the sandy beaches of the Maremmanian coast near Grosseto or - going north - you can sightsee San Gimignano or Florence.

Come visit us for the Palio of Siena: July 2 and August 16.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I prezzi includono IVA, biancheria da letto, bagno e cucina, consumi acqua luce e gas per cucina. legna per il caminetto e il barbecue, pulizia iniziale e finale dell'appartamento.
Bambini gratis fino a 5 anni.
Nel periodo invernale supplemento per il riscaldamento euro 10 al giorno.
Partenza entro le ore 10,00 - arrivo compreso fra le ore 16 e le ore 19. Gli arrivi in orari diversi dovranno essere concordati con il proprietario.
Animali ammessi
Parcheggio gratuito accanto alla casa
Nei mesi di luglio e agosto soggiorno minimo 7 notti
Per le festività di Natale e ultimo dell'anno soggiorno minimo 4 notti

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.