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Hilltop house in the heart of Tuscany with private pool

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning views, 2 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeping 4-5

This 'home' in Tuscany is a carefully restored and enlarged farm building dating back to the 18th century. Its hilltop setting between olive groves and wheat fields, just 1.5km outside historic Montisi, gives it a unique 'away-from-it-all feeling'. Yet the hamlet's bakery, grocery shop, bar/tabac and restaurant are just a leisurely 15 min stroll away between cypresses and olive trees. Views are stunning, with the area around the private pool particularly good for enjoying sunsets.

This is not a 'develop to let' property, but a house that for seven years served as a 'home' when the owners were posted overseas and is now their holiday home.

It is arranged over three floors;

- The top floor comprises a double bed room with en suite bathroom

- The first floor mirrors the top floor, except that it is laid out as a twin bedroom, with en suite shower/bathroom

- The ground floor offers fantastic views over the rolling country side and includes a 25 X 12 ft living room with a well stocked library and fireplace, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful breakfast terrace.

More Details

Owner
Catherine Niessen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Amenities

San Giovanni d'Asso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , study
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have, besides en suite bathrooms, stunning views over rolling countryside with, on a clear day, the Sienese church spires just visible. The study has its own bathroom including shower so that it can be used as a further guestroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is an excellent boutique hotel nearby for friends and family who may wish to stay in the area www.lalocandadelcastello.com/

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hilltop house in the heart of Tuscany with private pool
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
Edinburgh, Scotland
5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is a most peaceful and comfortable house situated in a beautiful location. We have been coming to Tuscany on holiday for many years and this is really the best holiday home we have ever found. Adi, the owners' representative, is a fluent English speaker and is very helpful. The view from the rear of the house is outstanding and watching the changing of the light is mesmerising.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this generous review. Our Tuscan home is one that we treasure significantly and it is our wish that our guests can share with us
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5

Very relaxing. Good jumping off point for many locations

  • 5 of 5

The place had everything you need. Pool was very nice. Great views. The walk in to the center of town was about a mile, but had a few nice restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shawn, we hope to welcome you back another year.
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5

Wonderful villa in spectacular countryside.

  • 5 of 5

This is without doubt the most beautiful villa we have ever stayed in.When we arrived we were knocked out by the stunning views of countryside from every angle.As my teenage son said,it was like looking at a painting which changed according to the light and time of day.There were so many lovely seating areas all with spectacular views.One of our favourites was in the hammock by the beautiful swimming pool in the shade of the olive tree.

Inside,the villa was just as impressive.Beautifully planned and all fittings of the best quality.My husband loved sitting at the huge dining table outside the sitting room,whilst I loved sitting at the round table outside the kitchen area.In the early evenings we watched wild dear in the fields as the sun set.

The were so many wonderful towns and villages to visit all so near by.My favourite was Montalcino followed by the beautiful and tranquil Sant'Antimo Abbey.

We were so grateful for the friendliness of Adi and Christine.Both were incredibly helpful.Nothing was ever too much trouble.

We loved it here so much that we have already booked it for next summer!

Thank you Catherine for a truly wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful stay in Montisi.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at La Torre dell La Cella. The house and location are fantastic with wonderful views. The most perfect place for peace and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I have lived and gone to heaven

  • 5 of 5

Pretty much everything was brilliant - amazing views (spotted deer and wild boar!), really appreciated the bottle of wine, the pool was really clean, Adi helpful, lovely location, lovely town, useful kitchen, great stereo, lots of places to sit and enjoy just the right amount of sun or shade throughout the day. Such a beautiful area too with some of the best food we have ever tasted

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks for your thoughtful review, we are heart warmed when our guests enjoy our home as much as we do
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4

Amazing - what a dreamy house

  • 4 of 5

breathtaking tower beautifully furnished and in a wonderful location - a real treasure. the photos don't do it justice. cant' recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Montisi
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Sinalunga
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Montisi
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Castiglione della Pescaia
Car: recommended

Montisi is an as of yet 'undiscovered' medieval hilltop hamlet, where days and weeks are all too short. With Montisi having a bakery, grocery shop, choice of restaurants, and even a 'Cinema Paradiso', one would, in fact, not need leave Montisi at all if a book, a bottle of wine and priceless Tuscan views is your kind of holiday.

On the other hand, such world heritage sites as Pienza, Siena and Montepulciano are all within 20-30 minutes drive. Even Florence and Rome are within easy reach by car, one and two hours respectively, or by direct train from Chiusi.

Although Montisi is not an obvious beach location, a one day trip to the Tuscan coast is very doable with, for instance, Castiglione della Pescaia one and a half hours away by car.

Other Activities: ballooning

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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
Refundable damage deposit $471.31

20% discount offered for available weeks in April and May 2017. Rate includes;
- weekly cleaning of house, change of bedlinen, towels etc,
- reasonable use of water and electricity.
Rate does not include;
- gas,
- firewood.
Booking terms:
- 50% of the rate is payable within 7 days from the date of booking confirmation,
- balance 50% due 2 months prior to booking date, including refundable deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund