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Franco Caporali

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Charming ancient watching tower near Montepulciano and Val d'Orcia - Siena

2 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Montepulciano Villa Rental Photos and Description

Charming countryhouse

The farmhouse has been completely restored in 2009, according to the principles of bio-architecture; employing building materials such as bricks, slaked lime, wood; walls have been insulated by using cork; the heating system works with bio-masses and solar cells provide hot water. Our hosts will thus enjoy a stay in a healthy structure which takes care for the environment granting at the same time all the comforts required.

The large open areas will allow a holiday in contact with nature and the opportunity of directly following the seasonal works. The swimming pool has been accurately planned to insert it in the rural landscape: this is the reason why it looks like the old local troughs which were often built for cows and sheeps. As well as the large pool 12 mt. long, there is a small one with shallow water, sittings and a little waterfall which is especially appropriate to relax. Decks chairs and sun umbrellas offer the guests comfortable seats to sunbathe and relax.

The farmhouse borders on a nature park in the Val d'Orcia, at Castelluccio di Pienza. Its location offers a panoramic view of two natural reserves: Pietraporciana and Lucciolabella. From the pool, nestled in an olive grove, guests enjoy a marvelous view of the entire valley. Organic farming methods, offering fruit, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil. Near the spas of Chianciano and Bagno Vignoni.

The structure of the farmhouse is complex, its oldest part consisting in the ancient tower that guarded Castelluccio. From the windows of the residence guests may enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Val di Chiana, and from the road into a lush park of the Val d'Orcia guests may catch sight of Monte Amiata. The farmhouse was totally renovated in 2009 in bioarchitecture style (bricks, lime putty, wood, terracotta, and cork). Heating from biomass systems and solar energy.

The farmhouse extends over 54 hectares along the hills between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana and uses certified organic farming methods. The olive and fruit trees (970 olive trees and 280 fruit trees) surround the villa and are located on a vast plain surrounded by fields, forests, and broom-covered furrows. Spacious outdoor areas where guests may enjoy direct contact with nature or take part in seasonal farming activities. The pool (June–mid-October) is perfectly part of the landscape, thanks to a careful use of materials and the shape of the pool that calls to mind old troughs. In addition to the pool (12 m long), there is another pool suited to relax, with low water, chairs, and small waterfall. Lounge chairs and umbrellas also offered. On a plain, under the shade of old maple trees, there is a large table and barbecue for meals outdoors, where to cook meat and seasonal vegetables. Guests will also have a rich breakfast (buffet) served in the large kitchen on the ground floor or under the pergola. From here you may reach the natural reserves of Pietraporciana and Lucciolabella, the towns of Monticchiello and Castiglioncello sul Trinoro, and the loveliest sites in the Val d'Orcia.

The farmhouse borders on a nature park in the Val d'Orcia, at Castelluccio di Pienza. Its location offers a panoramic view of two natural reserves: Pietraporciana and Lucciolabella. From the pool, nestled in an olive grove, guests enjoy a marvelous view of the entire valley. Organic farming methods, offering fruit, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil. Near the spas of Chianciano and Bagno Vignoni.

The structure of the farmhouse is complex, its oldest part consisting in the ancient tower that guarded Castelluccio. From the windows of the residence guests may enjoy a magnificent view of the entire Val di Chiana, and from the road into a lush park of the Val d'Orcia guests may catch sight of Monte Amiata. The farmhouse was totally renovated in 2009 in bioarchitecture style (bricks, lime putty, wood, terracotta, and cork). Heating from biomass systems and solar energy.

The farmhouse extends over 54 hectares along the hills between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana and uses certified organic farming methods. The olive and fruit trees (970 olive trees and 280 fruit trees) surround the villa and are located on a vast plain surrounded by fields, forests, and broom-covered furrows. Spacious outdoor areas where guests may enjoy direct contact with nature or take part in seasonal farming activities. The pool (June–mid-October) is perfectly part of the landscape, thanks to a careful use of materials and the shape of the pool that calls to mind old troughs. In addition to the pool (12 m long), there is another pool suited to relax, with low water, chairs, and small waterfall. Lounge chairs and umbrellas also offered. On a plain, under the shade of old maple trees, there is a large table and barbecue for meals outdoors, where to cook meat and seasonal vegetables. Guests will also have a rich breakfast (buffet) served in the large kitchen on the ground floor or under the pergola. From here you may reach the natural reserves of Pietraporciana and Lucciolabella, the towns of Monticchiello and Castiglioncello sul Trinoro, and the loveliest sites in the Val d'Orcia.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Franco Caporali (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, italian

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Charming ancient watching tower near Montepulciano and Val d'Orcia - Siena
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Beautiful and authentic Tuscan villa, amazing views, and lovely ambience.

  • 5 of 5

Such beautiful location, remote and picturesque, we couldn't have hoped for anywhere more lovely to spend a week in. The house is decorated and kept to a really high standard, immaculate and complimentary to the surroundings, the photos don't really do it justice. We were two families with young children, and we all had a great time with the pool, the gardens to wander around, tomatoes to pick, and a great kitchen for cooking. Franco brought us fresh vegetables, and even a home baked cake, which was most unexpected.

We would really highly recommend visiting, and hope to ourselves as well one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Comme il est difficile de partir!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine formidable dans une maison de (nos) rêves. Isolée dans la campagne (route d'accès non bitumée), bien située en Toscane, mais aussi de Pérouse et Assise (Ombrie), dans une nature magnifique la maison est très agréable et très belle. Attention, on y est si bien qu'il est parfois difficile de la quitter pour des activités plus culturelles!!

Les propriétaires amoureux de leur maison sont présents quasi quotidiennement, vous reçoivent comme en famille et vous gâtent.

Merci Carla, Isolina, Franco, ...A bientôt!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Florence
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Chiusi
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 - Chiusi - Chianciano Terme
Car: recommended

The farmhouse is situated on the northern bound of the Natural and Artistic Park of the Val d'Orcia close to Castelluccio di Pienza. The territory is divided into three different municipalities: Pienza, Montepulciano and Chianciano Terme.

The farmhouse has a composite structure. Its oldest part is the watching tower with a scarp wall. It was built in the ancient times by the Republic of Siena. From the windows of the farm it is possible to enjoy the splendid view of Val di Chiana, and the country road which leads to the farm across the woods offers splendid views of the Valdorcia and Monte Amiata.

We have tried to create an ambience in which to spend a holiday in the country with any comfort they may require. It is our desire to make our guests feel at home, in a warm atmosphere. The independent areas both inside and outside are for those moments in which we do not like to be in a group and enjoy to be on one's own.

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Rates & Availability

Montepulciano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mi saison
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$426
$2,802
$9,527
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse saison
Nov 2 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$392
$2,466
$8,407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Mi saison
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$437
$2,802
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Haute saison
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$504
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Mi saison
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$437
$2,802
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse saison
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$392
$2,354
$7,846
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
 
Mi saison
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$437
$2,802
$9,527
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Haute saison
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,251
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Mi saison
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$437
$2,802
$9,527
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$404
$2,578
$8,407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Vous aurez l'exclusivité de toute la propriété avec ses espaces à l'extérieur, sa piscine, ses parkings couverts.
Dans certaines périodes nous louons la cuisine- séjour et deux grandes chambres avec deux salles de bains pour 5 personnes à un prix de 1.700 Euros par semaine: du 1 avril au 15 juin et du 13 septembre au 20 décembre.
*********** Dans ce cas vous n'aurez pas l'exlusivité de la propriété

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Amenities

Montepulciano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    - 1 double , 1 child bed
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 1 queen , 1 double
  • All bedrooms have independent entrance, beamed ceiling, terra cotta floors and bathroom en suite. The largest bedrooms have log fireplaces. All the bedrooms have their own open space equipped with garden furniture to relax in the shadow. Camera La Capriata - Truss bedroom This large double room is characterised by a beautiful truss and a niched bath. The bedroom is equipped with a fireplace. Camera La Torre This large bedroom is characterized by a hall, private bathroom with bath and shower,a high beamed and decorated ceiling and a mezzanine which can be enjoyed as a study or as an extra bedroom. The bedroom has also a fireplace. Camera La Grancia This large double bedroom opens onto the garden, it is a bright and airy room with a refined bathroom with double shower. It is characterized by a high beamed ceiling and by a corner fireplace. Camera Il Fienile This is a slighlty smaller bedroom with a nice mezzanine bedroom and a single bed downstairs. Large bathroom with shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Loggia
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • naturism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

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